Big clash in the Jungle

first_img His team, he believes, though, have the ammunition and are in the form to come out on top. “Defensively, we are getting stronger and have improved on last year. We have been giving less goals, and when you make a comparison to last year you will see. At the end of the first round last season, we gave up 17 goals. Now, we have conceded just 15 with eight games gone in the second round,” Waite explained, adding that captain and defensive enforcer O’Neil Thompson and Keneil Hyde will return to strengthen the backline. On the offensive end, Waite believes they are just as good. “We are scoring a number of goals and Kemal Malcolm, with 10, is our leading scorer and we still have a lot of games to play. Last year, our leading scorer was Leon Strickland with 11. Strickland has provided goals too and we have players contributing from all around, with Vishinul Harris scoring quite a few from midfield,” Waite gushed. Montego Bay United could be without the League’s top scorer Dino Williams, who is due to depart the island shortly to take up another professional contract. That, though, is not a worry for club president Orville Powell. “Tomorrow’s game should be a competitive one, but we have no fear as we have been playing good football, and outside of Dino, who may not be available, all of our other players are fit and ready,” Powell told The Sunday Gleaner. “Owayne Gordon has scored a few goals for us as well and he is ready. Ottey is fit again after dealing with some injury issues, so we are covered on the attacking end. There are also others like the experienced Dwayne Ambusley, young Woozencroft and, of course, goalkeeper Jacomena Barrett is in good form, so I am confident that the team will put in a good show,” Powell added. – 8:40 p.m: Harbour View vs Portmore United – Harbour View Stadium. – 6 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United – Anthony Spaulding Complex – 3 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Waterhouse – Barbican Stadium – 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Cavalier – Effortville Community Centre – 3 p.m: Reno vs UWI FC – Frome Complex – 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs Rivoli United – Edward Seaga Complex INFORM Today’s Games Humble Lion were let off the hook by UWI FC last week as they held on for a draw. Today, they will have to put in an improved performance when they host Cavalier, who sent a message last week with a 3-0 win over Boys’ Town with all three goals coming from their new acquisitions. The most mouth-watering of all the matches, however, appears to be the matchup between defending champions Arnett Gardens and the team they dethroned and defeated in last year’s final, Montego Bay United. Montego Bay United currently top the league on goal difference over Portmore United with their 37 points. That is just two points more than third-placed Arnett Gardens, who can overtake them with a victory. “These clashes are always some of the big clashes of the season. They are a rounded team, scoring a lot of goals and also defend well, so they will not be easy. Our game in round one ended 2-2, so we are not far apart,” Jerome Waite, coach of Arnett Gardens said as he looked ahead to today’s game. Tomorrow’s game There will be no straightforward or easy matches in this week’s Red Stripe Premier league fixture as all five games on today and the one on Monday night appear evenly matched. Relegation-threatened Water-house gave an improved showing against Arnett Gardens and would have benefited from the inclusion of Hughan Gray and the reported signing of veteran goalscorer Devon Hodges. These moves could give them an edge against Boys’ Town. Boys’ Town, who have themselves beaten title challengers Portmore United 3-0 away from home, were last week spanked 3-0 by Cavalier in what can be described as a yo-yo league. Former champions Reno no longer looked like the team that threatened in the early season to be pacesetters and now find themselves in the bottom half of the table in seventh place with only goal difference setting them apart from today’s opponents, UWI FC. The university men, on the other hand, after struggling at the start of the competition, had some wondering if their entry was an experiment doomed to failure. They have gradually found their footing following their first win of the competition, a 1-0 win over fellow promoted but far more storied team Portmore United. Amal Knight’s quality in goal was never in question, but with Girvon Brown running into form and the addition of a few players through the transfer window, they will look even more competitive. IMPROVED PERFORMANCElast_img read more

Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich live stream and confirmed team news

first_img Atletico Madrid take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League 1 CLICK HERE TO STREAM ATLETICO MADRID V BAYERN MUNICH LIVE COMMENTARY ON TALKSPORT, KICK-OFF 19:45BST.Diego Simeone’s men host Pep Guardiola’s Bundesliga giants at the Vicente Calderón this evening, with both teams looking to take the advantage in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final clash.Atletico reached this round by eliminating Barcelona in the quarter-finals, while Bayern – considered favourites for the tournament – overcame Benfica.Fernando Torres, with five goals in his last six games, starts upfront for the hosts, while Guardiola has named an exceptionally strong starting XI, although Thomas Muller and Franck Ribery are only on the bench.Confirmed line-ups:Atletico Madrid XI: Oblak; Juanfran, Gimenez, Savic, Filipe Luis; Saul, Gabi, Augusto, Koke; Griezmann; TorresSubstitutes: Moya, Gamez, Lucas, Oliver, Thomas, Correa, ViettoBayern Munich XI: Neuer; Lahm, Martinez, Alaba, Bernat; Vidal, Alonso, Thiago; Coman, Lewandowski, CostaSubstitutes: Ulreich, Tasci, Benatia, Ribéry, Götze, Müller, Kimmichlast_img read more

FUBA NBL: Ndejje stun Oilers to force game three

first_img Tags: Ali Mavitacity oilersFUBA NBL 2019Gauthier BaderhaInnocent OjeraJames OkelloMandy JuruniNdejje AngelsSam KasilutopWalker Obedi Action between Ndejje (white) and Oilers (Blue) in the FUBA NBL on Wednesday night. (PHOTO/FUBA)FUBA NBL – PlayoffsNdejje Angels 69-66 City OilersMTN Arena, LugogoWednesday, 25-09-2019LUGOGO – Ndejje Angels produced a breathtaking comeback in the fourth quarter to ensure that there will be a game three in their quarter-finals’ match up with FUBA National Basketball League (NBL) defending champions City Oilers.In the game played on Wednesday, Walker Obedi’s side went into the last 10 minutes trailing 46-52 but won the fourth 23-14 and the contest 69-66 to level the best of three series at 1-1.The two teams will now face off in game three at the same venue on Sunday, 29th September at 4pm.Having won the first game 83-75, Oilers knew that victory on Wednesday would see them sweep Ndejje and storm the semis.Despite trailing 4-0 inside the opening four minutes, Mandy Juruni saw his charges win the first quarter 21-16.Oilers advantage was improved to 8 (40-32) by halftime after winning the second 19-16.Ndejje’s redemption started in the third as they took it 14-12 but at this point, it was seen as a minor blip by the Oilers.However, Innocent Ojera’s three-pointer with 05:17 on the clock leveled matters and it was a cat and mouse game from their on-wards as the lead changed hands three times in the final five minutes with Ndejje eventually closing out the contest 69-66.Ojera was named player of the match after contributing a game-high 20 points, adding three rebounds, two assists and as many steals.Ndejje also saw Sam Kasilu and Gauthier Baderha manage double figures in terms of points as the contributed 10 and 17 respectively.For Oilers, James Okello registered a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds but it was not enough to see his side register victory. Ivan Muhwezi was the other to enter into double figures for Juruni’s side as he managed 15 points.In the day’s other game, KCCA sealed a spot in the Women’s playoff semis following a 68-57 victory over Angels Basketball Club.Having won the opener 73-62 on Monday, Ali Mavita’s side made no mistake in sealing out the series.After losing the first quarter 15-16, KCCA FC bounced back to draw the second and win both the third and fourth.Cynthia Irankunda was the start of the show for KCCA as she posted a game-high 21 points on the night, adding 7 rebounds and three assists to her name.Substitute Sylvia Nakazibwe also managed double figures in terms of scoring in the victory as she managed 14 points off the bench.For Angles, Mellisa Akulu registered a double-double of 14 points and as many rebounds. She was the only one to manage double figures in the losing effort.KCCA now joins KIU Rangers in the semi-finals of the 2019 NBL playoffs. The other Lady contests have JKL Lady Dolphins and UCU Lady Canons lead their respective quarter-finals against UMU Ravens and A1 Challenge 1-0.The NBL upcoming fixturesFriday, 27-09-2019-A1 Challenge vs UCU Lady Canons-Betway Power vs JKL DolphinsComments last_img read more