Like GlobalPort, Pringle gets back up and breaks out of slump

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netStanley Pringle was just happy to have broken out of his personal slump in GlobalPort’s 86-85 victory over Meralco on Friday.“Usually, when I get in a slump, it lasts a couple of games. But I found my rhythm in the fourth quarter a little bit,” said the Fil-Am guard, who delivered his side’s first win in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Knowing how valuable these first games are, Pringle liked how GlobalPort was able to get back up especially with the team’s goal for better showing in this second conference.“You always want to bounce back when you lose games. It’s just like in the all-Filipino conference, we lost the first two games and came back and made the playoffs. Whether its basketball or life in general, when you go down, you get back up,” he said.One couldn’t blame Pringle for having this surge of confidence, and things are about to get better in the coming games with Mo Tautuaa coming back from his one-game suspension.“He’s ready to come back already. Mo is definitely a great addition to the team. He’s focused already. He’s gonna put in the work. We’re not worried about Mo,” he said.GlobalPort returns to the court on Wednesday against Blackwater.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Eagerness to close out sidetracks Che’Lu-San Sebastian Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast After shooting 5-of-18 in the Batang Pier’s 114-128 defeat to TNT on Sunday, Pringle’s struggles continued after he went 1-of-8 in the first three quarters against the Bolts.And then the fourth frame happened. Pringle went 5-of-10 in the next 12 minutes and poured 13 of his 17 points, including the crucial freebies which carried the Batang Pier to the win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Pringle carries GlobalPort to close win vs Meralco “I’ve been trying to find my rhythm. Whenever you’re in a slump, you just got to keep on going. I got good teammates that tell me to keep on shooting and say, ‘Don’t worry. We need you to hit that shot.’ So eventually, it’s gonna come,” he said. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ View commentslast_img read more

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Guyana needs humanitarian procedures for Venezuelans

first_imgSeveral organisations including the Amerindian Peoples’ Association (APA), Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA), Transparency Institute Guyana Incorporated, Roman Catholic Church in Guyana and Policy Forum Guyana have issued a statement calling on the Government of Guyana to materialise humanitarian measures for Venezuelans.The entities are calling on the Judiciary and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to cease the immediate practice of jailing and fining illegal Venezuelan immigrants.They are also asking the immigration authorities to respect Guyana’s international human rights obligation to children who should not be separated from their families.Additionally, the current Administration is also urged to give effect on the exhortation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). This can be done by initiating more flexible procedures with regards to the lack of documentation and also providing Venezuelans who are seeking temporary residence with security of tenure for a period of one or two years, including permission to work .A proposal has also been made for urgent revision and publication of any procedures applicable to Venezuelan-Guyanese citizens who would facilitate their remaining time in Guyana and that the immigration authorities devise a form of temporary identification (ID) card which can be provided to Venezuelans desirous of remaining in Guyana but not claiming refugee status.In association with immigration authorities, they are proposing that the Toshaos in remote border communities should be authorised and empowered to implement a registration procedure of Venezuelans who are crossing the border.Finally, all Guyanese, whether individual or organisation, are asked to develop a positive approach towards displaced Venezuelans which is a critical component.It is with these proposed requests brought forward by the entities mentioned, with the intention of asserting a bear on a refugee crisis. This is also to send assurance to Venezuelans that they will not be treated like criminals. Since 2015, the World Bank estimates that approximately 665,400 citizens left the country of Venezuela, as a result of the growing severity of the food shortage.last_img read more

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Provincial Earth Day art competition in schools

first_imgPhoto:  The painting created by Alyssa Zimmerman of Chetwynd. Prize Winners are:First Prize – Thomas Nelles, Sullivan Heights Secondary school, $2,000Second Prize – Shirley Liu, Steveston-London Secondary school, $1,000Third Prize – Ju Young Lee, Langley Fine Arts school, $500 – Advertisement -An art competition in high schools throughout British Columbia inspired a strong creative response from students expressing their environmental views in honour of Earth Day.High school artists representing 53 schools and 30 school districts across British Columbia submitted 250 works of art to Earthwise, a student Earth Day art competition offering $3,500 in prize money. The contest marks the first time that all B.C. high school students have been linked provincially to a single juried art show and competition.Alyssa Zimmerman of Chetwynd was the only student to participate from Northeast B.C. At the age of 17, created the painting “Just Imagine…” with acrylic paint.Sponsored by the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, the competition attracted submissions from grades 9-12 students in public and private schools in communities large and small across the province. Submissions include paintings in acrylic, tempera, oil and watercolour, as well as works in coloured pencils, India ink, collage, computer art, silkscreen and photography.The Arts Council of Surrey established a panel representing B.C.’s arts community to jury the student submissions. The panel identified first, second and third place winners and 12 honourable mentions. In addition to the prize winners and honourable mentions, 49 students will receive certificates of achievement.Advertisementlast_img read more

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UCLA fires coach Dorrell

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! UCLA football head coach Karl Dorrell was fired during a meeting with athletic director Dan Guerrero this morning after leading the Bruins to a 6-6 record in his fifth season in charge. Dorrell, a former UCLA receiver, won 35 games and lost 27 as coach. “This was a very difficult decision for me,” Guerrero said in a statement issued by the school. “Karl has represented this program with dignity and class. He is a true Bruin and I respect what he has accomplished in his five years as our head coach, particularly off the field. But, at the end of the day, the focus has to be on results and I felt that a change was in the best interest for the future of our program.” A national search for his replacement will begin immediately. Dorrell has been given the option to coach UCLA in its game against BYU on Dec. 22 in the Las Vegas Bowl, but he has not made a decision yet. If Dorrell, 43, declines to caoch in the Las Vegas bowl, interim coach possibilities are defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker and academic advisor Ed Kezerian. During his tenure, UCLA’s off-the-field image, which took a beating under coach Bob Toledo, was cleaned up. But on the field too many inconsistent performances did in Dorrell, who was 1-4 against USC, including Saturday’s 24-7 loss at the Coliseum. “I want to thank Dan Guerrero for the opportunity to coach at my alma mater,” Dorrell said in a statement released by the school. “I know that the program is in much better shape than when I inherited it, and I believe that it is ready to flourish. “I am proud of what the program accomplished during my five years, especially in the areas of academics, citizenship and recruiting. I think a great foundation has been laid and I will be pulling for the young men I recruited into the program to be successful in the future. Among potential candidates to replace Dorrell, as reported here Sunday, are Boise State coach Chris Petersen, Texas Tech coach Mike Leach, former Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers coach Steve Mariucci, and former Colorado and Washington coach Rick Neuheisel, who is the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Walker, who is also in the running for the open job at Washington State, is expected to be interviewed for the UCLA position. Before UCLA’s final four games this season, Guerrero said he would be “very interested” to see how UCLA did, which put Dorrell on the coaching hot seat. UCLA lost three of those games but beat a Dennis Dixon-less Oregon team to become bowl eligible. Dorrell was an assitant coach with the Denver Broncos for three years before becoming UCLA’s head coach. He was a longtime assistant coach in college and was an offensive coordinator at the University of Washington and University of Colorado. He implemented the West Coast offense at UCLA, which has been criticized as too difficult to master at the college level. “I want to thank all of the players, coaches and staff for their efforts in building our program,” Dorrell said. “They always worked hard, both on and off the field, no matter what adversity we faced, and I want them to know how much I appreciate them.” Dorrell’s biggest victory came last year when UCLA ended a seven-game losing streak to USC with a 13-9 upset win at the Rose Bowl. Staff Writer Jill Painter contributed to this report.last_img read more

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WATCH: Olivier Giroud nets classy finish v the Netherlands

first_imgFrance secured a 3-2 victory over the Netherlands on Tuesday evening, as they continue preparations for the European Championship this summer.Their opponents failed to qualify for the tournament, but the Dutch still put up a fight on the day on which they were remembering legend Johan Cruyff.Antoine Griezmann gave Les Bleus the lead after just 6 minutes, before Arsenal star Olivier Giroud doubled the lead with a classy first-time finish from inside the box.The Dutch fought back to 2-2 through Luuk de John and Ibrahim Afellay, but Didier Deschamps’ men prevailed, as Blaise Matuidi netted the winner minutes from time.Giroud’s goal was one of truly quality, and you can watch the strike below… 1 Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring for France last_img

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Saints hold off Colts

first_imgCOVINA – In a game that featured two of the top teams in the Valle Vista League, San Dimas High School’s boys basketball team squeaked past Covina 48-45 on Wednesday night. San Dimas guard Eric O’Mahony buried a 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to put the Saints up, 48-40. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardThe Saints (13-7, 3-0) had a 39-28 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but the Colts went on a 7-0 run, propelled once again by an Alt 3-pointer that kept them in the game. “I thought our kids played with a lot of heart,” Colts coach Kevin Gustafson said. “It’s easy to hang your head after you’re down 11. “We needed that 7-0 run. It helped us stay competitive, and that was huge.” Alt, the Colts’ leading scorer, finished with a game-high 16 points, but Saints guard Steve Mollard handicapped him for much of the first half. “I thought Steve did a fantastic job on Alt,” Saints coach Bruce Robbins said. “(Alt) didn’t get anything in the first half. He got open a few times in the second, but we did a good job on defense for the most part.” The Colts (10-8, 2-1) made a valiant attempt to come back when Paul Clark came up with a steal and Josh Lucero finished the play with a layup. Gabe Alt made a 3-point basket on the Colts’ ensuing possession, but Covina came up short after a last-second 3-point attempt bounced off the rim. center_img O’Mahony and forward Jon Joe scored 14 points apiece to lead the Saints. Joe was also a strong presence in the post with several key rebounds. “Joe has been the man for us,” Robbins said. “He was able to score points and he had some huge boards.” Each team had solid nights on the defensive end of the floor, with both offenses struggling to score against the tight defenses. “It was not the most artistic performance, especially offensively,” Robbins said. “But to be able to win on the road against a tough team, we need to do a great job defensively. “Everyone will give us their best shot and we have to be ready to take it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Pope urges diplomacy in his Easter message

first_imgVATICAN CITY – In his first Easter message as pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged nations to use diplomacy to defuse nuclear crises – a clear reference to worries over Iran – and prayed that Palestinians would one day have their own state alongside Israel. On Christianity’s most joyous day – which happened to fall on Benedict’s own 79th birthday – the pontiff also prayed for Iraq’s relentless violence to cease. From the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, Benedict reflected on the globe’s troubled regions shortly after he celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square, which was packed with 100,000 pilgrims and tourists on a breezy, hazy day. “Today, even in this modern age marked by anxiety and uncertainty, we relive the event of the Resurrection, which changed the face of our life and changed the history of humanity,” Benedict said in the traditional papal “Urbi et Orbi” message – Latin for “to the city and to the world.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventOn Easter, Christians celebrate a core belief of their faith – that Jesus rose from the dead after his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians in Russia and elsewhere will celebrate Easter on April 23. Benedict made note of recent developments that have raised fears Iran might be working toward building a nuclear arsenal. “Concerning the international crises linked to nuclear power, may an honorable solution be found for all parties, through serious and honest negotiations,” Benedict said. Pilgrims marking Easter also filled the streets of Jerusalem’s Old City. The alleys were more crowded than in recent years, reflecting a drop in Palestinian-Israeli violence. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, who is the leading Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land, celebrated Mass in the dark, incense-filled Church of the Holy Sepulcher, built on the spot where many Christians believe that Jesus died on the cross. After leading black-robed priests into the church singing the Lord’s Prayer, the Palestinian-born patriarch lit worshippers’ candles, which illuminated the painted dome ceiling erected in the Crusader era. In Washington, the Rev. Franklin Graham, the son of minister Billy Graham, tied the sacrifice of Jesus to the sacrifice made by military personnel in an Easter sunrise service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. “The greatest battle we face in this world is the battle for the souls of men and women,” Graham told about 400 people, including about a half-dozen wounded soldiers.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC NEWS

first_imgWell done to Mark English who set a new personal best time of 1:44.84 to finish in sixth place in the men’s 800m in London at the anniversary games on Friday night. Mark, who making his debut in the diamond league meetings, set off the early quick pace which saw the leaders go through the bell in 49.54 seconds. He powered powered down the finishing straight, picking off the world class athletes ahead of him, to finish in sixth place and secure the A standard for the world championships.Brendan Boyce won gold at the national track and field championships on Sunday in the 10k walk in a time of 42:40.Mark English, fresh from his top class run on London, placed second in the 400 metres in a time of 47:27 to Brian Murphy of Crusaders (47:14). Darren McBrearty picked up a bronze medal in the 800 metres when posting a time of 1:50.20. The was won by by Paul Robinson of St Coca’s AC in 1:48.92, with Ferrybank’s Niall Tuohy second in 1:50.03. In the 3,000 metre steeplechase, Kieran Doherty was fourth.Meanwhile, Ivan Toner was the winner of the Drumhalla 5K on Friday night in 16:31. Brian Crossan was second in 17:15, with Conal McCambridge of North Belfast Harriers third in 17:30. Sheila Regan on Letterkenny AC was the fastest woman home in 21;03.The numbers drawn in the club’s weekly lotto were 16, 18 19 and 22. The four match two winners were Kenny Chambers, Pauric McKinney, Sudney Hunter and Eugene O’Donnell. This weekend’s jackpot will be 510 euro.The club will be bag-packing in Tesco in Letterkeny on Friday and Saturday. All contributions welcome.  ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC NEWS was last modified: July 30th, 2013 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:ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC NEWSlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS FACE NA ROSSA THIS WEEKEND IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgRed Hughs GAA NotesSenior MenThe men had no game last weekend. They are fixed to Play Na Rossa away in the championship this Saturday evening with a 7.30pm throw in. Good luck to the lads and management.The reserves do not have a game this weekend.The under 21 are playing Lifford on Tuesday evening at home in the preliminary game of the championship. Good luck to the lads in that home derby match.Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday for seniors, reserves and minors at 7.30pm Senior ladiesThe Ladies are due to Convoy away this Wednesday yet to be confirmed.Minor BoardCongratulations to Stephen Mc Menamin and the Donegal minor team on winning the Ulster title on Sunday.It’s a great achievement for Stephen to be part of the squad and we wish him and the team every success in the quarter final in two weeks time. Also well done to Jim and the lads who landed their 3rd Ulster title in four years. It could be a great summer!! Cul CampBig thank to Oisin Cannon and the coaches for a very enjoyable week at the Red Hughs Cul Camp.We had 43 children at the camp. Thanks to all the club members that helped out during the week.Club Camp This years club camp in conjunction with Dromore National school completion programme will take place this Thursday and Friday from 10.30am to 1pm Parents can register kids for the camp at the local league on Wednesday evening. The camp as usual is free for any kids attending Dromore National School. The fee is €5 for any other children wishing to attend that are not at Dromore School.Local LeagueThe league is in it’s final week with a double round of fixture in the 01- 04 league this Wednesday with an earlier start time of 6.45pm with all team qualifying for a final. The finals are scheduled to take place on this Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Parents are encouraged to make a big effort to come along and support the kids in the finals. Also could parents make some sandwiches or bring a packet of biscuits for some refreshments after the finals. Thanks everyone in advance.Under 13 BoysThe lads kick off their league campaign next Wednesday evening the 30th of July at 7pm fixture t.b.c. Training continues on Friday at 6.30pmUnder 16 BoysThe lads are playing Glenswilly away next Monday the 28th in the quarter final of division 2 league. Good luck to the lads and managementUnder 16 GirlsThe girls have a home game this week v Burt on Tuesday evening. Good luck to the girls and management.They also played Letterkenny Gaels in a friendly match last Tuesday and had a great victory Red Hughs 4-8 Letterkenny Gaels 1-1The club would like to wish a speedy to Siobhan Mc Menamin who sustained a broken arm in the game.Lotto & 100+ Club Result.Well done to Charles Donaghey Drumfergus on matching 4 numbers in the lotto and winning €50Next weeks jackpot is €4200 if your not in you can’t win.Well done to number 122 Anita Coyle Monellan on winning this weeks €100 in the 100 club draw.SympathyThe club would like to extend their sincere sympathy to the Sweeney and Gallen families on their recent bereavements.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS FACE NA ROSSA THIS WEEKEND IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more

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Uganda’s team for East African games flagged off

first_imgThe team being flagged of on Wednesday morningEast African Games 201815th-30th August, 2018Bujumbura, BurundiA total 188 athletes have been flagged off to Burundi for the 1st edition of East Africa Community Games.These games will take place from 16th to 30th August 2018 in the city of Bujumbura, and in the towns of Ngozi and Gitega, under the theme ‘Fostering EAC Integration and Peace through Sports.’They will take the form of all East Africa Games and include multiple sports disciplines: Athletics, Football, Netball, Volleyball, Lawn Tennis, Rugby 7s, Karate and Boxing to be competed among the four states – Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.However, of the above eight disciplines, Uganda will not take part in Karate.John Bosco Onyik, the National Council of Sports (NCS) Chairman who flagged off the team on Wednesday morning at NCS offices at Lugogo, called upon the participants to raise the Uganda flag high.“This is the first of its kind, so everything you do will be on record, everything you do will go down in history, and I want u to be part of that history,said Onyik.“As government, we are supporting these games single handedly, so everything you do, do it for the love of your country.”The traveling contingent is made up of 170 individuals in total, with 118 players (64 men, 54 women).Uganda’s U20 National team will compete in the Men’s football while the Crested Cranes will represent the country in the Women edition.Bernard Ogwel the NCS’ general secretary will head the delegation.Team UgandaAthletics – (4 females, 6 males, 3 officials)Lawn Tennis – (2 females, 4 males, 3 officials)Volleyball – (12 females, 12 males, 6 officials)Rugby 7s – (12 males, 4 officials)Netball – (12 females, 4 officials)Boxing – (6 females, 12 males, 6 officials)Football – (18 females, 18 males, 12 officials)Uganda’s Men football team that is expected to travel for the games:Said Keni GK (Proline FC), Otim Dennis GK (Mbarara High School), Wamana Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Achai Herbert (Kibuli SS), Mujuzi Musitafa (Proline FC), Mbowa Paul (URA FC), Eyam Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Maseruka Sadam (Buddo SS), Ssenyonjo Hassan (Aspire Academy Qatar), Tibita Hamis (BUL FC), Nasasira Noel (Ndejje University FC), Sekyanzi Faisal (St Mary’s Nabweru), Serwadda Steven (KCCA FC), Mugulusi Ibra (Edgars Youth Programme), Enoch Walusimbi (Bright Stars FC), Komakech Alex (Nyamityobora FC), Sebutinde Charles (Nyamityobora FC), Onyai Derick (Kataka FC)Technical: Matia Lule (Head coach), James Odoch (Assistant coach), Sam Kawalya (Goalkeeping coach), Ronald Kisolo (Team Doctor)Uganda’s Women football team that is expected to travel: Ruth Aturo-GK (UCU Lady Cardinals, Nakaziro Daisy GK (Mutesa I Royal University), Viola Namuddu (She MAK), Nakitto Gladsy (Kampala Queens), Alupo Norah (Olila Women FC), Babirye Winnie (Lady Doves), Nankya Shadia (Uganda Martyrs High Lubaga), Namwase Monica (Gafford Ladies), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Nabbumba Phiona (Ajax Queens), Nabisalu Bridget (Ajax Queens), Nambatya Favor (Mutesa I Royal University), Nabossa Ritah (Lady Doves), Nakiridde Cathy (UCU Lady Cardinals), Nassuuna Hasifah (UCU Lady Cardinals), Mutuuzo Lilian (Tagy High School), Nanziri Resty (Tagy High School), Nakachwa Spencer (Uganda Martyrs High Lubaga)Techncial: Faridah Bulega (Head coach), Edward Kaziba (Assistant coach), James Magala (Goalkeeping coach), Paul Ssali (Team Coordinator), Kabatalindwa Mable (Team Doctor)Comments Tags: East African Gamestoplast_img read more

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