Uganda Cranes defender joins Saudi Arabian club

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Al-lttadJeddahHassan WasswaTala’ea El GaishtopUganda Cranes Hassan Wasswa (left) has played 76 games for the Uganda Cranes. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Unlike AFCON 2017, Ugandan players are ripping big from the just concluded edition in 2019.The Cranes who reached the last 16 of the competition before bowing out to eventual finalist Senegal, are seeing a host of players land deals at different clubs.Five of them, including Khalid Aucho, Abdu Lumala, Tadeo Lwanga, Timothy Awany and Allan Kyambadde have already moved to other sides.Aucho, Lumala, Lwanga and Kyambadde joined different Egyptian clubs while Awany moved to Israel’s Ashdod FC.The movement has continued on Monday, August 12th, with Cranes captain Hassan Wasswa sealing a deal to join Al-lttihad Jeddah.Wasswa who deputized Denis Onyango as the team’s vice captain in Egypt, is believed to have secured a one-year contract that will run until August 1st 2020.The energetic defender has been out of contract for a while ever since leaving Egyptian side Tala’ea El Gaish, towards the end of last year.He had a stellar tournament, featuring in all four of Uganda’s games and despite already being in his 30s, it is easy to understand why he has secured the move.According to sources, he flew out of the country on Monday and he is expected to be unveiled at his new club the following day.Speaking before departure, Wasswa could not hide his delight to have secured a new club.“Yes, it is time to work and play club football again, noted Wasswa.“I am extremely have to have gotten a new job in Saudi Arabia.“Every time i get to play football for a club and the Uganda Cranes, i do it with one heart. Football is my job.”Wasswa has featured for 11 different clubs and Al-lttihad will be his 12th.For the Cranes, the dread-locked center-half has played 76 games and is yet to find the back of the net.Wasswa’s club careerWasswa started out with KCCA FC for whom he played just a single season in 2016/07.He then joined Ethiopian giants St. George where he also played just one season before heading to South Africa and signing for FC Cape Town.In 2009, he moved over-seas to Turkey, signing for Karabukspor. At Karabuskspor, he was a main-stay in the team, playing 31 of the team’s 36 games whilst scoring one goal.After his contract was terminated by mutual consent, Wasswa then joined Altay where he featured in the 2010/11 season before moving to Kayseri Ercisspor.After one year, Wasswa was on the move again, returning to KCCA FC for who he played in the 2012/13 season.Wasswa’s trend of playing just a single season at a particular club continued and he joined Dong Nai FC of Vietnam and then SC Villa for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons respectively?In 2015, he joined Al-Shorta and after one season, he was on the move once again, signing for Al Nejmeh.Once again, he lasted just one season before joining Tala’ea El Gaish.Comments last_img read more

H-DNL football: Ferndale thumps Arcata 27-6, secures share of Little 4 title

first_imgLandon Gomes delivered touchdown returns on special teams and defense and Colson Renner and Dominic Regli led a defensive line which spent most of the afternoon camped out in the Tigers’ backfield backfield as Ferndale High clinched its first share of a Little 4 championship since 2013 with a 27-6 win over last year’s conference champs, Arcata High, Saturday afternoon at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field.Ferndale (6-2, 4-0) can lock up its first outright conference title since 2012 with a win in …last_img read more

BMW to invest R2.2bn in Rosslyn plant

first_img6 October 2009BMW South Africa is to invest an additional R2.2-billion at its plant in Rosslyn outside Pretoria, in order to introduce the latest vehicle and production technology at the plant and within the company’s local supplier network.“The investment will enable maximum plant capacity to increase from 60 000 to 87 000 units, while securing production in South Africa for the future,” the German automaker said on Monday.Automotive production and developmentThe investment announcement followed the signing of a letter of commitment with the Department of Trade and Industry, which will honour the investment under the state’s new support scheme for the motor industry, the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP).The APDP will replace the current support programme for the automotive industry, the Motor Industry Development Programme, in 2012.Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane welcomed BMW’s move, saying it would be a major boost for the South African economy. She said the automotive sector remained a key industry in South Africa, and the investment proved that Gauteng province was a first-choice production location.Speaking to Radio 702, Mokonyane said the investment showed confidence by the group in the future of South Africa’s economy, and would not only guarantee jobs but also develop skills in the province.Training, skills developmentAt the same time, the automaker announced a training programme for 1 100 associates at its Rosslyn plant.“The training programme commenced in early September and will run for the next 18 months, providing a Merseta (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education Training Authority) accredited qualification to the associates,” BMW South Africa said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

2015 Masters World Cup squads – selector nominations

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) has recently announced the selection and nomination process for the Australian Masters World Cup Squads to attend the 2015 World Cup that will be held in Coffs Harbour in April 2015. To assist in the selection of these Australian Masters Squads, TFA is now seeking expressions of interest from interested selectors. For more information, please click on the attachment below. Related Filesmasters_selector_nominations-pdfRelated LinksWC Selector Nominationslast_img

10 months agoFulham move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida

first_imgFulham move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vidaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are preparing to move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.The 29-year-old centre-back helped his country to the brink of glory during the summer but his club side Besiktas are prepared to cash in on him.Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has made strengthening his defence a priority this January and will be given funds to spend in order to do so.Everton and West Ham retain a long-term interest in Vida, who is under contract until 2022. French club Monaco are also keen, reports the Mirror. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoTottenham captain Lloris warns PSG: Man Utd are back stronger

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham captain Lloris warns PSG: Man Utd are back strongerby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham captain Hugo Lloris says defeat to Manchester United is a warning to PSG.PSG and United meet next month in the Champions League round of 16.Lloris told RMC: “Manchester is still a very big institution, one of the biggest clubs in the world. “They are always present in major events. Afterwards, inevitably in a season, there are ups and downs. They have known strengths and they will come back even stronger. They have shown it for a few games but Paris is a very very good team with very great players. It will be a very nice open tie.” last_img read more

Woman dies of dengue rigorous campaigns launched in N 24Pgns

first_imgKolkata: Renuka Mondal (40), a resident of Gaighata in North 24-Parganas died of dengue on Saturday.The victim had been suffering from fever for the past few days. She was taken to Habra State General Hospital. The family members later wanted to shift the patient to RG Kar Medical College and Hospital. On the way to the hospital the patient started vomiting blood and the patient was taken to a private hospital in Duttapukur. On last Friday night the patient was again shifted to another private hospital on VIP road where the patient died on Saturday. The death certificate confirmed that the patient died of acute hemmeorage with dengue shock. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFollowing some cases of dengue deaths in the districts, the North 24-Parganas administration has taken up massive anti-dengue drive as precautionary measures. All the municipalities and Panchayat functionaries have been instructed to undertake rigorous campaigns to combat dengue and other mosquitoes-borne diseases. Following the order of District Magistrate, the administrative officials have initiated the process of using drone to conduct surveillance in the affected areas of the district. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAwareness campaigns are being conducted throughout the district particularly in the affected areas of Habra and adjoining parts. People have been urged to ensure that there is no empty cups, broken furniture and other used materials are kept on the rooftop or in nearby areas. The schools authorities and other educational institutions, central and state government offices have been asked to clear the roofs regularly. The officer-in-charge of different police stations have been requested to ensure that there is no accumulation of water in the area. The district administrative officials are taking report from time to time on the implementation of anti larvae drive. All the Panchayat officials and municipalities have been asked to spread awareness among people through leaflets.last_img read more

Jury finds Kyllan Ellis guilty of killing Simone Sanderson

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsA Winnipeg jury has found Kyllan Ellis guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Simone Sanderson.The 23-year-old’s body was found in a vacant lot in Winnipeg’s North End on Sept. 2, 2012.She was last seen walking in the area on Aug. 26.Ellis plead not guilty.The jury deliberated for approximately eight hours before reaching a verdict.Outside the courthouse, Sanderson’s family hugged and spoke briefly.Sanderson’s grandmother Betty-Ann Sanderson was in court every day during the trial.At the beginning of the trial she called her granddaughter a ‘fighter.’The family has asked for privacy at this time.Michael Hutchinson, a representative from Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, addressed media on behalf of the family.“The family is very brave, and at this moment need time to recuperate,” said Hutchinson.He said the family will release a statement at a later date.A sentencing date will be determined later this week.Crown said the Sanderson family plans to put forth victim impact statements.Ellis’ family also plans to speak.Sanderson’s death was considered a cold case until 2014.Winnipeg Police received some information which pointed them toward Ellis.Police arrested and charged Ellis in [email protected]@bhobs22last_img read more

Broadbased rally lifts Toronto stock index and Wall Street higher loonie up

first_imgTORONTO – Strong U.S. corporate earnings helped push North American stock indexes higher Thursday, as markets bounced back from modest declines a day earlier.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 56.89 points to 15,935.37, with energy shares one of the few decliners amid a continuing drop in the price of oil.The January crude contract was down 17 cents at US$55.35 per barrel — and down US$2.00 from its previous high of US$57.35 on Nov. 6.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed 187.08 points to 23,458.36. The S&P 500 index advanced 21.02 points to 2,585.64 and the Nasdaq composite index added 87.08 points to a record high of 6,793.29.Strong quarterly earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Cisco Systems were the prime drivers of the Dow at the closing of markets Thursday.Shares of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) jumped 10.90 per cent after the retail giant reported strong third-quarter results and raised its annual profit outlook. The company said online sales continued to surge and food sales were strong as well. Its shares rose US$9.79 to US$99.62.Meanwhile, Cisco Systems (NYSE:CSCO) leapt 5.19 per cent after the internet gear maker reported a bigger profit than analysts expected and said revenue should grow in its next quarter after two years of declines. The stock added US$1.77 to US$35.88.“It’s a good day for investors,” said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser at Holliswealth. “Overall it’s been a broad-based rally out of the U.S. and a little spillage over to the Toronto markets, with the exception of energy.”“Wal-Mart was a pleasant surprise, I don’t think anyone was expecting that good of a quarter. And then you’ve got Cisco, they impressed quite a bit.”U.S. stock indexes likely also got a bump after Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, Small added. The move edges President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more.In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at 78.46 cents US, up 0.17 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December natural gas contract dropped three cents at US$3.05 per mmBTU. The December gold contract was up 50 cents to US$1,278.20 an ounce and the December copper contract was unchanged at US$3.05 a pound.– With files from The Associated Press.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more