by Graham TraceyWhitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends already, with the first stop on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series at Whitewater being declared a complete success.“This was our best Nancy Greene race yet,” exclaims head coach Dylan Henderson.“We owe it to an army of volunteers, the unbelievable support of Whitewater Ski Resort, and of course, our amazing racers.”More than 170 young athletes under the age of 14 came to Whitewater from Red Resort, Phoenix Mountain, Salmo, and Summit Lake. The sun was shining, the course was firm, and the Silver King lift churned out an endless stream of eager young racers spurned on by the promise of speed, glory, and hot dogs.Athletes under 12 years of age are assembled into teams, and are awarded first, second, or third place ribbons based on overall team performance. This subtraction of focus upon awarding individuals creates a friendly atmosphere where skills acquisition and participation are at the forefront.As the mother of two young racers commented, “The fun of skiing is emphasized without sparing the technical aspects of the sport.”The course was a combination of quick slalom turns through stubby gates, and wider, GS-style turns through larger paneled gates.Each racer had a chance to inspect the course before taking two timed runs. In between runs, most of the racers appeared to be off doing what they love best — skiing.Whitewater Ski Team president Tracy Punchard emphasizes the growing appeal of ski racing in our region:“It’s not about winning; it’s about learning, and having fun,’ Punchard said.”We’re attempting to teach these kids not only the necessary skills they’ll need to be competitive, but to love the sport first and foremost. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this is our biggest enrollment year yet. Parents are seeing the value in this program for their children.”
The front points to something more than finding a replacement for Luis Suarez. As it is already in the public domain, Lautaro Martínez It is now the great goal of summer. Because, whether or not Suárez continues, Barça will sign a nine. But the matter may not remain there. The possible return of Neymar, the interest in Dani Olmo and the emergence of Ansu Fati allows us to intuit a renewal plan in the front that could also mean the farewell of some heavyweight such as I trembled, which is on its way to closing its third season at Barça without justifying the money that the Barca club put on the table of Borussia Dortmund for his transfer. The goal of Barça is still to surround Messi as well as possible in his last years in the elite and, of course, names like Griezmann, Lautaro, Neymar, Dani Olmo or Ansu Fati don’t sound bad. Although that means taking a spotlight off a Luis Suarez who the other day hinted again that he would be happy to renew another year … The year 2020 will bring changes in Barça. New faces and, above all, the feeling of renewal. Although the club will try to squeeze as much as it can to its thirties because nobody has won more than them and few are still close to their level, it is time to face changes. The priorities of the Barça club in summer will be to seek a mid-term relief from Piqué and sign one or two strikers who along with Ansu Fati will renew the Barça attack front.The matter of defense is less urgent. Unless Piqué decides to advance his goodbye, an issue that does not seem after the last interviews the player has granted, in the club they consider that ‘Geri’ still has years of football. Even so, and as they tried with De Ligt the previous year, the relay must be prepared so that it gains time for adaptation. That signing a central is a priority also has to do with the little confidence (for the moment) in the progression of Todibo, which still looks very green; and doubts about the physical state of Samuel Umtiti, which has been crushed this summer but on whose left knee the threat of cartilage problem persists. In addition to Matthijs de Ligt, which will continue to be the objective of Barça despite the fact that its agent, Mino Raiola, goes around saying that the Barça club treated him “like a cheese”, the Barça team monitors other names among which they are Christensen, Chelsea center; Milenkovic, very high central of the Fiorentina; Y Diego Carlos, central of Seville and new discovery of Monchi that is marveling at Sánchez Pizjuán.
The British Johana Konta, second favourite to take the Monterrey Open, defeated German Tatjana Maria in the spherical of 16, ranked 61 in the WTA classification, 6-7 (4) and 3-6.The primary set was difficult for Konta, quantity 16 of the WTA, who on Tuesday left Belgian Kim Clijsters out in the first spherical.Maria acquired eight aces in the beginning quarter, however Konta took benefit and obtained factors in second likelihood with 12.Maria additionally dominated the first set with 10 break factors saved for less than one in every of Konta.Nonetheless, the factors earned when he had the service in the second set (Maria 23 by 15) and the eight factors obtained in the return of the service opened the door to Konta to get his second quarterfinals at the Monterrey Open.Konta will play in the quarterfinals towards 18-year-old Russian lady Anastasia Potapova, No. 89 of the WTA, who beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (71) by 6-1, 6-7 (3) and 6-1.Later, the Dutch Arantxa Rus (76) beat American Lauren Davis 7-5 and 6-0 (61).Rus will face the Swedish Rebecca Peterson in quarters (45). The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the essential favourite of the Monterrey Open and seventh of the WTA classification, beat the Belarusian Olga Govortsova on Thursday 6-3 and 6-4, to transfer to the quarterfinals of the Mexican match.Svitolina traced a primary set in which he grew to become tied 3-3 in the video games, however his good service allowed him to conquer 21 factors, plus 5 break factors saved.Govortsova solely acquired 14 factors from the serve and may solely convert a ‘break level’ earlier than the semifinalist of Wimbledon and Roland Garros in 2019.The Belarusian balanced the recreation in the second set, bettering in the service to win 18 factors for 19 of the Ukrainian. As well as, Govortsova scored his second ace of the evening, but it surely was not sufficient to pass over the finest seed of the championship.Now, Svitolina will face in the quarterfinals the shock of the Monterrey Open, the 17-year-old Canadian, Leylah Fernández, who on Wednesday unnoticed the American Sloane Stephens, third favourite to take the match performed in northern Mexico.
PBA IMAGESRobbie Manalang remained a force to reckon with as AMA Online Education finally ended its drought after holding off Batangas-EAC, 96-93, for its first win in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Monday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.Manalang, the former Adamson playmaker, continued to sizzle in his second game for the Titans, finishing with a conference-high 40 points on 8-of-16 shooting from three in a game where coach Mark Herrera unveiled his new recruits in hopes of ending their dry spell.ADVERTISEMENT James Martinez marked his AMA return with 18 markers, Genmar Bragais poured 17 points, seven rebounds, and five assists, and Rocky Antonares had 12 markers and 12 boards in the win as new signees Arvin Tolentino and Kyles Lao made their debut for the club.The Titans, however, almost lost the game after leading by as much as 28 points as Cedric de Joya, Cedric Ablaza, and Jerome Garcia helped the Generals fight back and trim the deficit to as low as two, 95-93 in the final 11.0 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMartinez could only muster a split from the foul line to keep the door open for Batangas-EAC in the last 9.9 ticks, but Earvin Mendoza and Garcia both muffed their attempts to force overtime.“Maybe the players just got tired,” said coach Mark Herrera. “But we got players who can score. At least now, we have options where we can go in our games.” Quarters: 26-8, 52-26, 71-58, 96-93.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Controversial Mila’s Lechon pulls out from D-League SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH PLAY LIST 01:39SEA Games 2019: Nicanor rallies to bring home 1st fencing gold for PH04:16Hidilyn Diaz clinches her 1st SEA Games weightlifting gold04:07SEA Games: John Marvin 1st Filipino boxer to crash out, bows to Vietnam bet02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award AMA Online Education improved to 1-3, while Batangas-EAC suffered its fourth straight defeat.De Joya led the Generals with 21 points, Ablaza added a double-double of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Garcia got 15 points, four rebounds, and four assists in the loss.The Scores:AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 96 — Manalang 40, Martinez 18, Bragais 17, Antonares 12, Tolentino 6, Lao 3, Escalambre 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, Matillano 0, Porter 0.BATANGAS-EAC 93 — De Joya 21, Ablaza 17, Garcia 15, E. Mendoza 11, Diego 10, Laude 6, Bautista 4, Dela Peña 3, Maguliano 2, J. Mendoza 2, Tampoc 2, Martin 0, Neri 0.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases
In 1997, when York was 6, his father walked out of his life, leaving his mother, Deborah, and 3-year-old brother, Gabriel, in dire straits. Deborah York and her two young sons shared a room in her parents’ garage for five years until she was able to get out of thousands of dollars in debt. York, 38, worked seven days a week for a year and a half, without a day off, to scale a mountain of bills. After five years of working two jobs, she was able to buy the condominium where the family now resides. Eli, as he’s called by friends, felt such a strong connection to his mother’s family that at age 10 he stood in front of a judge to ask that his last name be changed to his mother’s maiden name, York. “They’re my real family. I want to be part of them,” he said. DIAMOND BAR – Elijah York is 16 going on 25. In many ways, the Diamond Bar High School forward has lived a lifetime in those 16 years. He uses the basketball court as a way to strengthen family bonds torn in the past. The 6-foot-5 junior averages 10 points, five blocks and six rebounds a game. He has helped Diamond Bar (16-11) to third place in the competitive Sierra League at 6-4. Yet everything he does on the basketball court is in a way more therapy for himself and his family members than anything else. When he was 12, York decided he needed to step up and play the role of father for his little brother Gabriel. “We fight like all brothers do,” Gabriel said, “but we’re very close and Eli teaches me everything I want or need to know. He is my brother, but he does fill into that father role when it’s needed.” Despite the feelings of abandonment, York insists he has had a happy and complete life because of the devotion and sacrifices of his mother and grandparents. York’s last contact with his father was a phone call on April 7, 1997, on his seventh birthday. His dad told him he wouldn’t be able to come home, but to look in the mail for the gift he sent. “For seven days, Eli ran out to the mailbox and nothing ever came,” Deborah said. “Finally, I bought another gift and mailed it and signed his name.” “I don’t really think of him anymore because I consider anyone who walks out on their family a coward,” Eli said. “Sometimes I see my friends with their dads and wonder what it would be like, but my mom’s given me everything I’ve needed.” It is no wonder both Eli and Gabriel idolize their mother. “My mom is my rock,” Eli said. “She’s gotten me through everything and she is without a doubt my hero and my friend.” Valerie and Don York, the boys’ grandparents, attend every one of Eli and Gabriel’s games. “Without my grandparents, we would have never gotten back on our feet,” Eli said. York has been able to maintain a 3.2 grade point average. York feels the greatest accomplishment he could attain would to be to become a successful, respectful adult, someone his mother can be proud of. “I tell my kids they can’t tell me I’m a great mom, they have to show me,” Deborah said. Having defeated some of life’s real challenges tends to put sports in its proper perspective, but basketball has brought Eli a great deal of joy. “Eli is an important part of our team,” Diamond Bar coach J.T. Cameron said. “He is excellent on the defensive end and is a respectful young man.” The Brahmas completed their first season sweep over Glendora in recent memory and are now looking to make a playoff run. “Basketball has been a great release for me,” Eli said. “When I’m on the court, I am completely focused on the game.” Basketball has also helped Eli bond even more with his brother. “I love shooting hoops with him and I always go watch him when he’s playing and cheer him on,” Eli said. “My mom taught me how to play, so I taught him.” “My brother is always trying to make me the best player that he thinks I can be because I know he believes in me,” Gabriel said. “It’s really nice to know he values the time we spend together.” Eli’s dream is to play basketball at UCLA and then embark on an NBA career. And, of course, to be able to take care of his mother. “I’d love to be able to give my mom anything she wants or needs,” Eli said. “She deserves to be happy. “I am going to prove to my mom that she was a great mother and I can’t wait to see the smile on her face when I have lived up to her standards. “I’m also looking forward to a day when I can be the great father that I never had.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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0Shares0000Jorginho’s penalty at the Stadio Olimpico helped secure Italy’s place at the finals of Euro 2020 © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIPARIS, France, Oct 12 – Italy became the second team to qualify for Euro 2020 after a 2-0 win over Greece on Saturday, while three-time champions Spain edged closer to the finals despite conceding a stoppage-time equaliser away to Norway.Chelsea midfielder Jorginho dispatched a second-half penalty as Italy, wearing green kits for just the second time in history, registered a seventh straight win in Group J. The Azzurri, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, added a second in Rome on 78 minutes through a deflected strike from Juventus forward Federico Bernardeschi.Roberto Mancini’s side joined Belgium in the draw for next year’s finals, where Italy will play their first two group games at the Stadio Olimpico.“We managed to create a team in a short period of time. It wasn’t easy but you have to thank the players, who have quickly developed an understanding between themselves,” said Mancini, who took over as Italy coach 18 months ago.“It’s a team with character that fights and plays with the ball but one that must also improve. Now we have a year to try and get better.“We have a lot of work but we’re not very far from the best European teams. I’m happy and proud to have helped the national team come through a tough patch.”Spain dropped their first points in Group F as Joshua King converted a 94th-minute spot-kick to rescue a 1-1 draw for Norway following a foul by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on Omar Elabdellaoui.Sergio Ramos broke the Spanish international appearances record as he won his 168th cap in Oslo to overtake Iker Casillas.Saul Niguez struck just after half-time but Spain’s six-match winning run in qualifying came to an end in Norway © NTB scanpix/AFP / Tore MeekThe visitors led when Saul Niguez slammed home from 20 yards moments after half-time but Spain were denied a seventh win in a row as King’s equaliser kept Norway in the running.“It’s a real pain to lose points in the final seconds. It’s complicated to play against a team who knew that if they lost they were pretty much out,” said Spain captain Ramos.Norway last qualified for a major tournament at the 2000 European Championship and are fourth in the group, four points adrift of neighbours Sweden with three games to play.Sebastian Larsson netted two spot-kicks as Sweden cruised to a 4-0 rout of Malta to reclaim second place behind Spain. Marcus Danielson broke the deadlock on 11 minutes in Ta’ Qali and home skipper Andrei Agius also scored an own goal.Romania remain a point behind Sweden following a 3-0 win in the Faroe Islands secured by second-half goals from George Puscas, Ionut Mitrita and Claudiu Keseru.– Schmeichel denies Switzerland –Kasper Schmeichel produced a series of excellent saves as Denmark defeated Switzerland 1-0 to climb level with the Republic of Ireland in Group D.Leicester City goalkeeper Schmeichel pulled off superb stops to deny Granit Xhaka, Admir Mehmedi and Ricardo Rodriguez before Yussuf Poulsen grabbed an 84th-minute winner for Denmark in Copenhagen.Kasper Schmeichel was outstanding as Denmark won 1-0 at home to Switzerland © Ritzau Scanpix/AFP / Liselotte SabroeThe Danes moved up to 12 points alongside group leaders Ireland, who drew 0-0 away to Georgia, while Switzerland are four points off the pace but with a game in hand.“We battled for the whole game, there was a tremendous atmosphere. I think that was one of my best performances for Denmark,” said Schmeichel.Mick McCarthy’s Ireland couldn’t establish any momentum earlier in the day in Tbilisi and were left frustrated by wayward finishing from their few opportunities to break the deadlock.Bosnia and Herzegovina reignited their qualification hopes in Italy’s group with a 4-1 win over second-placed Finland.A brace from Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic and goals from Izet Hajrovic and Armin Hodzic pushed Bosnia to within two points of Finland.Armenia blew the chance to move level with the Finns as Liechtenstein substitute Yanik Frick cancelled out Tigran Barseghyan’s effort in a 1-1 draw in Vaduz.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)
THERE was another boost for Donegal Hurling today as Setanta’s Shane Gallen was named in the 18-man Ireland U21 Squad for the upcoming Hurling/Shinty International in Scotland.“It’s brilliant to see a Donegal hurler lining out with the likes of Austin Gleeson and Conor Mc Donald. It’s a huge honour for Shane and his club,” said a county board spokesman. DELIGHT AS SETANTA HURLER INCLUDED IN IRELAND TEAM was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HURLINGIrelandSETANTAShane Gallen
@andrewrobertso5 hand that armband back and you just worry about your club. You used to care about Scotland— Ben (@babiarre) October 11, 2018 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Very poor game Robertson has been murder since being made captain. Hard watch overall— Paddy Tillbrook snr (@Pa1874dy) October 11, 2018 andy robertson has been rank rotten tonight— eddievh (@chaskynyrd) October 11, 2018 Andy Robertson was toxic anaw— michael j mullen (@JMichael7690) October 11, 2018 Andy Robertson getting exposed by Israel showing off his true class 😂😂😂— Sgtdestroyer (@sgtdestroyer_1) October 11, 2018 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update I’m just going to put it out there, Andy Robertson is grossly overrated— Hamilbooze (@NH_67) October 11, 2018 getty images changes The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Most read on talkSPORT.com He can only play left back and Robertson is the better left back simple as that— Scott stafford (@scottstafford87) October 11, 2018 gameday cracker Mcleish is an Embarrasment he is not the guy for scotland..Seen enough to know we are going nowhere with him.Andy Robertson is a great wee player but he is no captain.Kieran Tiernay is a left back play him as a left back.pick your best players Mind ppl wanted strachan out 🤣— John Kelly (@johnkelly020789) October 11, 2018 revealed Andy Robertson not fit to wear the captain’s armband. Walking back just after losing the ball. FFS!— Laura AFC Dale 🏴 (@LauraDale11) October 11, 2018 SORRY Andy Robertson is honking 😂— Chicko (@Mclaughlinn7) October 11, 2018 Inverted runs; flat back four; 3-5-2; 5-3-2; wing backs – god that was tactical listening to Shelley Kerr, Michael Stewart.Good to hear Andy Robertson getting a mouth full as he was garbage v Israel. Seen better crosses on public park football.#sportscene @BBCSportscene— The Away Section (@TheAwaySection) October 11, 2018 Robertson was rewarded at international level for his excellent domestic form Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 Robertson couldn’t stop the Israel mind https://t.co/faII7JmBtj— Nœl (@LUFCSATANIST) October 12, 2018 BEST OF Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT There were major criticisms for many of Scotland’s players, but Robertson took a serious blasting on social media for his performance – with some fans even saying he should be stripped of the captaincy!You can see the best reaction below… 2 Liverpool star Andy Robertson was appointed Scotland captain in September, earning the honour on the back of a brilliant debut campaign with the Reds.Joining the Anfield outfit from Hull last summer, Robertson took a bit of time to establish himself as Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice left-back, but after he did he quickly developed into one of the best in the Premier League. The worst thing about the game tonight was Andy Robertson. He was absolutely abysmal from start to finish. Scotland national team is a curse— Donald McCallum (@DonMcCallum10) October 11, 2018 What happened to the Andy Robertson speeding down the wing. From what I saw last night he cut inside every time he got the ball. We we’re poor across the park but his lack of adventure set the tone. #Scotland— martinoboomboom (@martinostella) October 12, 2018 Why is Robertson the captain anyway?!?!? Just letting the boy that brought the football pick the teams— Sean Black (@SeanBlack14) October 11, 2018 latest tense Robertson was terrible again for Scotland tonight, never captain material too soft and terrible at defending, but the media love him because of who else plays in his position……— Gary Winchester (@hanszargow) October 12, 2018 Don’t ever remember Andy Robertson having a good game for Scotland— Marc Craney (@marccraney) October 11, 2018 Celtic defender Tierney scored an own goal to hand Israel a valuable win LATEST Did you know that only 6 years ago Andy Robertson played with Queen’s Park and now he’s getting beat and made a laughing stock by Israel 😍😍😍 🔥 🔥 anything’s possible never give up on yer dreams 💯 👏🏻🔥😍 ⚽️— sandy (@sandyrobertsan) October 11, 2018 His second match was a victory – 2-0 over Albania in the Nations League – and he led Scotland out for the third occasion on Thursday night.The clash against Israel, also in the Nations League, turned out to be a disaster.The Scots took the lead midway through the first half, but they were pegged back by Israel – who had lost each of their previous four matches – soon after the break.McLeish’s side then lost John Souttar to a red card, and the damage was made complete when Kieran Tierney put the ball into his own net to hand Israel all three points. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Andy Robertson play as badly as he did tonight. We’ve managed to drag him down to our level.— Sparra (@AJR2022) October 11, 2018 Robertson is an embarrassing Captain. Take his big time pals away and he is nothing #ISRSCO— Gbag (@GBagBZO) October 11, 2018 predicted Shambles…. Andy Robertson Not a captain. Not even the best left sided player.— Kev McGowan (@KevMcGowan10) October 11, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions scrap The 24-year-old is now considered amongst Europe’s elite, and it seemed an obvious choice for Alex McLeish, the Scotland manager, to give Robertson the armband; no other player in the Scotland squad plays consistently at as high a level as Robertson week in, week out.He was named skipper at the beginning of September, wearing the armband for the first time in a friendly defeat by Belgium. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City One of the worst Scotland performances I’ve ever watched, Andy Robertson especially tonight was terrible. Very frustrating— Danny P (@Danny_Pirie) October 11, 2018
Last season, KCCA won the reverse fixture 7-0 with a hat-trick at Allan Okello and a brace from Robert Ssentongo.This is the third meeting between the sides with both winning at home in the first two games.Shaban Muhammed who scored both goals for Onduparaka when both teams first met in the top flight is poised to join KCCA and will not feature for the West Nile based side.Other games to be played today.Soana FC vs Masavu FCMaroons FC vs URA FCMbarara City vs Bright Stars.Comments KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has come under recent criticisim due to the poor start. Photo by Shaban Lubega.Azam Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Onduparaka FCStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo4:30pmFOOTBALL–After drawing their first two league games of the season, two-time defending champions KCCA FC are seeking their first maximum points today against Onduparaka.KCCA FC missed a penalty in their last game while drawing 1-1 away to UPDF and also drew 0-0 at home to Maroons FC in the first game.“We need to react to the poor start as soon as possible. Yes the pressure is mounting and as the defending champions, we are expected to win every game and put that(pressure) to bed,”Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC head coach, said.“It is good that our midfielder (Muzamir Mutyaba) has started scoring but we need the center fowards to also step up and be counted. Our main center foward(Derrick Nsibambi) missed a penalty in our last game but we know he can come good along with the others in the near future,” he added.KCCA are still without star midfielder Ibrahim Saddam Juma and centre forward Faizol Malangu for today’s game but Jackson Nunda and Abdallah Muhammed have recovered although not fit to start.Ceaser Okhuti who banged a brace in Onduparaka’s last game against Maroons is expected to lead the line again when he take on his former side with Shaban Muhammed still out of the team due to disciplinary issues.