Selections for Kickboxing World Titles underway

first_imgThis follows the recent 15th National Kickboxing Championships held in Chimbu Province which saw 350 from nine provinces participate.Out of the 350 fighters, only 60 were selected and these will be announced later this week.PNG Kickboxing Federation president Stanley Nandex confirmed that selection is still going on as those centres that did not participate in the national titles have expressed some concern.He says fighters in these centres want to be included in the selections so selectors are taking this into consideration.There are also plans for training and lead-up fights in preparation for the world titles and other 2016 international invitations in the World Kickboxing Association event calendar.last_img read more

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Djibouti eliminate Burundi from CECAFA

first_img0Shares0000Djibouti forward Mahdi Houssein celebrates his winning goal against Burundi during their Group A match at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala, Uganda on December 11, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 11 – Erstwhile known as the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup whipping boys, Djibouti showed their growth under new head coach Julian Mette after beating Burundi 2-1 in their second Group A match at the Lugogo Complex in Kampala on Wednesday to send the Swallows out of the tournament.Mahdi Houssein hit a double, scoring the winning goal for Djibouti off the penalty spot in the 72nd minute to hand them victory and inch closer to a place in the semi-finals as they are now on four points from two matches. “I am really happy that we won today but I felt we didn’t play as well as we did in the first game. But we are now closer to the semis and we will now have to play a final against Eritrea on Friday and hopefully qualify for the semis,” Mette told Capital Sport.Houssein broke the deadlock early to stun the Burundi backline which was low on confidence after losing two matches on the trot.Burundi however hit back in the 13th minute when Landry Ndikumana scored with a half volley from the edge of the six yard box after a poorly defended corner.Burundi were dominating the chances, but didn’t seem interested in scoring.On the half hour mark, Olivier Dusabe stepped in from the left but his shot was saved by the keeper for a corner while on the other end, Fouad Moussa’s cross from the left whistled across the face of goal begging for a touch to direct it into the net.Burundi had more chances in the second half but still, they couldn’t find the back of the net. Ndikumana had a chance when he swept away everyone inside the box including the keeper, but instead of taking the shot passed to Dusabe who was closed in quickly.Djibouti keeper Innocent Mbonihaukoye made a brilliant double save to deny both Dusabe and Ndikumana with shots from range.For all the missed chances, Burundi were punished in the 72nd minute when Houssein scored his second from the spot after skipper Rachid Narerimana handled inside the box as he tried to cut out a Ali Youssouf cross.Houssein came close to adding his third of the afternoon minutes later when his curling shot was pushed against the bar by the Burundi keeper.Burundi piled pressure in the final minutes of the game and at the death almost snatched a point but the Djibouti keeper made a brilliant point blank save to deny substitute Issa Nsabimana.0Shares0000(Visited 80 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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THOUSANDS AT ‘CAN’T PAY, WON’T PAY’ PROTEST HEAR PRIEST TELL THEM TO STAND FIRM

first_imgTWO thousand people took to the streets of Letterkenny today to voice their protest at the €100 household charge and heard a Catholic priest tell them to stand up to the Government.With just a few days left before the March 31st deadline, a large demonstration was organised by anti-austerity protesters with people travelling from all over the county, and a small group from north Leitrim.Gaoth Dobhair priest Father Brian O’Fearraigh told the crowd that the charges were “unfair and unjust” and urged people not to pay the household charge, septic tank charges or water taxes. Father O’Fearraigh was among a number of people who symbolically tore up household charge registration forms.The popular priest told the crowd: “It was once said that ‘there is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything.’“Standing here today, we give it our all, in order to ensure that these regressive and unjust charges are defeated and in the words of a fellow campaigner in Falcarragh recently, To ensure these charges are relegated to the septic tank of history. Why? Because they bring nothing but, hardship and difficulty, stress and poverty go leor.“We, the people say: No to household charges. We the people say: No to water charges, We the people say no to septic tank registration fees. We the people say: We Can’t Pay won’t Pay.” TD Thomas Pringle got the biggest cheer when he told people to tell local Oireachtas members Joe McHugh, Dinny McGinley and Jimmy Harte that the ‘won’t pay’ message was clear.And he responded to reports that the Government had told councils to start knocking doors to collect the charge by saying: “The message will be the same, we can’t pay, we won’t pay, now go away.”Other speakers said they believed the people should stick together.“The sense of anger out there is palpable. People are simply not going to pay this charge. It’s the last straw,” said Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig , one of the organisers.“This protest is about sending a message to Government that people simply cannot afford any more charges “With just days to the deadline we want to let them know that we are not for turning,” he said.A separate protest over cuts to school transport took place in the Twin Towns. Free transport will only be provided in future if pupils attend their nearest post-primary school.Parents and teachers in the Finn Valley area walked from Navenney Car Park in Ballybofey to Stranorlar.THOUSANDS AT ‘CAN’T PAY, WON’T PAY’ PROTEST HEAR PRIEST TELL THEM TO STAND FIRM was last modified: March 24th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Can’t Pay Won’t Payletterkennyprotestlast_img read more

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