0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan premier League clash against Mathare United on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 30- With the mid-season transfer window just over a month away, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has hinted that he may be going out into the market to strengthen the team and has warned his players not to start getting comfortable.The British tactician was left red with anger after Sunday evening’s 2-2 draw with Mathare United in Machakos and was specifically enraged with winger Samuel Onyango for two reasons; first, he missed a brilliant opportunity to make it 3-1 off a counter and second, lost the ball in the build up to Mathare’s late equalizer. “We conceded a goal off our own mistake. Our so called good players can’t keep the ball. The work that I do off the field, the preparations by watching other teams and in training, it is like I am talking to a brick wall sometimes,” Kerr fumed after the match against Mathare.He added; “I need to do some serious hunting in the June transfer window because I have seen, and I don’t want complacency to set in. We got the quality but we don’t use that quality.”The second consecutive 2-2 draw posted by the record Kenyan champions sees their lead remain three points at the top, though they have the prestige of two un-played matches due to their CAF Confederation Cup schedule.Gor Mahia skipper Harun Shakava controls the ball under pressure from Mathare United’s Chris Oduor and Francis Omondi during their Kenyan Premier League clash on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe weight of the congested calendar seems to have already started settling into the feet of the players and their concession of eight goals in four matches has been a huge grey area to the Kenyan giants.“It is very hard for me because we have a tough run of fixtures and some of the mistakes we do in matches should be corrected in training. We have a plan in place to keep the players refreshed but sometimes it is very tough because you don’t want to tire the players,” the tactician further noted.After Mathare’s tedious game on Sunday, Gor will only have a day for rest and recovery before switching their attention to the Hull City play-off match against arch rivals AFC Leopards on Tuesday in Nakuru.This will be a headache of sorts for the tactician whose side travels to Kigali, Rwanda, for their first CAF Confederations Cup match against Rayon Sports just five days later.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shouts instructions on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Mathare United on April 29, 2018 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It’s tricky for me because we can’t even do a recovery session for the players. We have travel to think about, we have the game then five days later we have the Confederations Cup which is important for us,” the coach says.“But we know we have a derby which is important for the fans and the Hull City is important to my players because they want to have a chance to play against an English side. I have to pick a team of players who want to play, who want to win,” the coach further noted.He expects a tough challenge from Ingwe despite the fact that they have not been doing well in the league, but he is yet to conclude whether or not to field his best team for the Tuesday afternoon tie.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
A day after Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, claimed that the ban on civilian traffic on the national highway in the Valley was “not a blanket ban but mere regulation of traffic,” the State Traffic department issued a fresh circular announcing a blanket ban on civilian traffic on Thursday. A spokesman of the traffic department in Kashmir issued these directions on Thursday that no movement of any type of vehicle shall be allowed on the 73-km stretch of the national highway between Nashree and Qazigund during restricted hours from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Only vehicles carrying pilgrims for the Amarnath yatra were allowed during the restricted period.However, Mr. Khan on Wednesday claimed there was no blanket ban on the highway “but regulation of traffic.” The statement came days after Governor Satya Pal Malik said the restriction hours were reduced to two hours from six.Locals and drivers on the highway in south Kashmir complained of regular halt of civilian traffic during the restricted time.National Conference president and MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah said “people were being intimidated on the national highway.” “Every now and then we see the Governor administration come up with reckless diktats of all sorts. The divisional administration is also giving misleading statements in this context. The people, especially the traders, students, and patients are at the receiving end of this,” Dr. Abdullah said.Many commuters on Thursday posted videos online where ambulances were also stopped during the restricted hours. “There are frequent incidents of civilians being thrashed by security forces in a scuffle over the restrictions,” said Nazeer Ahmad, a resident of Anantnag.
Indian golfers have returned with at least one medal from the last three editions of the Asian Games. While Shiv Kapur clinched an individual gold in 2002, India won a silver in 2006 and 2010. But the medal run has been limited to men only.Indian coach Jasjit Singh is expecting the women to open their account in Incheon.”Our men have done well at the Asian Games, but this time I am expecting a medal from the women’s team also. The current lot is talented and has the potential to finish on the podium,” he said.The men’s team has four golfers – Feroze Garewal, Manu Gandas, Udayan Mane and Samarth Dwivedi, while the women’s team has Gurbani Singh, Aditi Ashok and Astha Madan.The coach said foreign exposure and a five-day practice stint at the Dream Park Country Club – the Asian Games venue – will be of immense help.”This time our golfers have played more quality tournaments abroad which will help them psychologically. Garewal and Aditi participated at the Youth Olympics in China and the World Amateur Team Championships (WATC) in Japan. Mane too played at the WATC and shot a superb 14-under aggregate score. The conditions on those courses were quite similar to what they are likely to face in South Korea,” he said.”We also went for training in Incheon. Our golfers got to know the course conditions and yardages there. Our players are now mentally prepared for the challenge,” said Jasjit.
Bengaluru FC regained their position at the top of the Indian Super League table with a closely fought 2-1 win against NorthEast United FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Wednesday.A Mislav Komorski own-goal in the 14th minute gave Bengaluru the lead before Federico Gallego struck in the 60th minute to equalise. The hosts clinched a match-winner in the 71st minute through Chencho Gyeltshen.The win helped the Blues climb to the top of the table with 30 points after 13 games. NorthEast United remain third with 23 points from 14 matches.The hosts pressed for an early breakthrough and worked a brilliant set-piece routine in the 14th minute to force an own goal and take the lead. Dimas Delgado sent a low free-kick towards the edge of the box where Sunil Chhetri lobbed a ball over the defence and into the box for Udanta Singh. The Blues winger squared it across the face of the goal and the ball ricocheted off Komorski’s legs and went [email protected] with a late save as important as a goal for @bengalurufc!#HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #BENNEU #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/qVos9Oc8iSIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 30, 2019NorthEast looked to mount a response and switched gears after going behind. Reagan Singh found joy on the right flank and posed a threat with two excellent crosses. A 26th-minute cross found Komosrki inside the box who headed the ball inches wide of the target. Two minutes later, top scorer Bartholomew Ogbeche rose above Albert Serran to send his header over the bar.advertisementThe visitors started the second half on the front-foot. Within minutes after the change of ends, Robert Lalthlamuana’s cross from the left fell perfectly for Komorski inside the box after Harmanjot Khabra failed to clear but the defender’s left-footer flew over the bar.Tempers boil over in the second half at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/synyaV5MQnJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #BENNEU #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/ZZKP1gGn84Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 30, 2019NorthEast’s efforts bore fruit at the hour-mark. Lalthlamuana split the Bengaluru defence to release Federico Gallego into the box and the Uruguayan forward placed a neat finish in between the goalkeeper’s legs and into the net.A long punt up the field by Reagan in the 64th minute almost put NorthEast in the lead. Ogbeche raced past Serran, got inside the box and forced Gurpreet into a fine save with his [email protected] stands tall to Panagiotis Triadis before stopping Bartholomew Ogbeche on the rebound!Watch it LIVE on @hotstartweets: https://t.co/synyaV5MQnJioTV users can watch it LIVE on the app. #HeroISL #ISLMoments #LetsFootball #BENNEU #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/ZBYrrXXADuIndian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 30, 2019Substitute Panagiotis Triadis found himself one-on-one with Gurpreet in the 69th minute after latching onto an excellent lofted ball by Lalthathanga Khawlhring, but the new signing failed to beat the India international.Bengaluru regained their lead from a Rahul Bheke throw-in in the 71st minute. Juanan flicked the throw-in across the goal and Chencho turned up unmarked to slot home.NorthEast did threaten on a few occasions in the closing stages however, Gurpreet made the difference in between the sticks to deny the visitors and help his team clinch three points on home soil.Also Watch: