Humble Lion, Reno clash in RSPL feature

first_img Today’s Games Tomorrow’s Game – 3:30 p.m.: Portmore United FC vs Maverley-Hughenden – Spanish Town Prison Oval – 3 p.m.: Humble Lion FC vs Reno FC – Effortville Community Centre – 6 p.m.: Waterhouse FC vs Arnett Gardens FC – Drewsland Stadium -3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Jamaloc FC – UWI Bowl, Mona – 8 p.m.: Harbour View FC vs Boys Town FC – Harbour View Stadium The saying ‘when the cat’s away the mice will play’ will apply to Humble Lion today when they host the plucky Reno Football Club in Red Stripe Premier League action at the Effortville Community Centre. With just a point and goal difference separating the top four teams, fourth-place Humble Lion, who are just a point behind second-place Montego Bay United and on the same points as third-place Tivoli Gardens, but with an inferior goal difference, will be aiming to capitalise on the absence of the duo. Both teams would have met today, but with defending champions Montego Bay United competing in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships, the game has been rescheduled. “In terms of points, we are joint second, and with Montego Bay and Tivoli Gardens idle, we could use this opportunity to climb up the table with a win and hope that UWIFC falter, which will make it even better for us,” Donovan Duckie, coach of Humble Lion, said. If all that Duckie hopes for happens, then Humble Lion will march to the top of the table. To do so, they will have to get through Reno FC, who have designs of their own. “This game is of utmost importance to us. We are aiming for a place in the top six, and Harbour View are just a point behind us, and we are six points behind sixth-place Arnett Gardens, so we cant’s afford to lose,” explained Wendell Downswell of Reno. He added: “Our intention was to get the maximum nine points for the month, but we have fallen short, having won our first match and losing the second to Arnett in the last two minutes of the game last week.” Today’s game, Downswell said, will be like a grudge match as “the first time we met this season, they beat us, and in our second game, they beat us at home. Traditionally, they have never beaten us at home and we intend to avenge that”. For Humble Lion to get the better of Reno, they will have to improve on last Monday’s performance when they registered a 2-1 win over Boys’ Town, according to Duckie. “As I said on Monday when we played against Boys’ Town, I thought we did not manage the game well, and we are looking for some improvement. We are looking for more responsibility from the senior players, and we hope to get that,” said Duckie, who will have a full squad to choose from. Reno will still be without their main offensive threat, Craig Foster but can look to Afiba Chambers, Jason McClean, and Shawn Genus to lead their charge, while Wolry Wolfe will be the chief architect for Humble Lion with support coming from Devon Hodges, Francois Swaby, Ricardo Dennis, and Andrew Vanzie. At Prison Oval, Portmore United should get the better of the struggling Maverley-Hughenden while Arnett Gardens should find the going tough at the rejuvenated Waterhouse. Leaders UWIFC, based on form, should get past Jamalco.last_img read more

DIRCO to meet with US Embassy following tweet on the land programme

first_imgThe Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, has noted the unfortunate comments on Twitter by the President of the United States of America, H.E. Donald J. Trump, on land redistribution and crime.It is regrettable that the tweet is based on false information. The Minister has thus instructed the Department to meet with the US Embassy in Pretoria to seek clarification on the matter today, 23 August 2018.Minister Sisulu will also communicate with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on the matter through diplomatic channels. Minister Sisulu said South Africa has good political, economic and trade relations with the United Sates of America and that diplomatic channels remain open to provide clarity on issues of mutual interest.Further comments will be made after the meeting between DIRCO and US embassy officials.Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838 or [email protected] BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATIONOR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road Rietondale, Pretoria 0084last_img read more

World Championship slots up for grabs in Cobra Ironman 70.3

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Indian cricketers train in Chennai ahead of crucial series against Sri Lanka

first_imgThe Indian cricket team, led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, started its two-day training camp in Chennai ahead of the Sri Lankan tour, starting on July 21.The Indian team would play five One-Day Internationals and a one-off Twenty20 international during the tour.The series marks the return of dashing opener Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who were rested for Asia Cup in March on fitness grounds.With a packed new season beckoning, Dhoni’s men have been looking forward to a positive start after suffering a series of losses in England, Australia and Bangladesh.Team India has been looking to make a fresh start determined to make the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka count.BCCI chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth said, “We want to do well in Sri Lanka. We have a long season ahead and by God’s grace, we will be back to winning ways.”There is no denying that the upcoming season would be a trial by fire for Team India. With the Indians slated to play nearly non-stop cricket and that too against heavyweights England, Pakistan and Australia, starting positively would be crucial.Opener and former vice captain Gautam Gambhir said, “It is important to start the season well. We didn’t do well last season but we want to make a good start now. We have to be number one again.”The season ahead does give Dhoni’s Devils an opportunity to reclaim their supremacy in international cricket. But to return to the top, it would be critical that they start with a bang by conquering Lanka first.advertisementlast_img read more