Muchiri rescues point for Tusker in Rangers tie

first_imgTusker scored in the first half though Mike Khamati but a well struck freekick by Georson Likonoh 10 minutes into the second half saw Posta claw back.Both sides came into the tie off a poor run of just one win in their last four games and it promised to be a hugely contested affair. However, the pace wasn’t as high, drifting to some pedestrian movement at some point.Tusker had the early chances of the half, first Lloyd Wahome’s point blank header off a Khamati cross from the right being saved by keeper Baraza before Robert Achema’s cross from the right evaded the keeper and Khamati inside the box.Likonoh had his first attempt in the 13th minute taking a first time shot from distance after Tusker had lost the ball cheaply in midfield. However, the effort went inches over the bar with keeper Duncan Ochieng well beaten.Tusker FC striker Mike Khamati dribbles the ball during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Posta Rangers at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 11, 2018Five minutes later, Khamati had another effort from the right when he found some shooting space but his effort rolled across the face of goal begging for the slightest of touches to direct it into the net.Tusker coach Robert Matano was forced into a change after 25 minutes, midfielder Hashim Ssempala being forced out injured and was replaced by Apollo Otieno.The brewers broke the deadlock on the half hour mark when Khamati’s well struck low shot from the right after being set up by Boniface Muchiri found keeper Baraza flat footed.The visitors took control of proceedings, manning possession and forcing the mailmen to play on the back foot.But Posta came back a changed side in the second half, chasing the game for the equalizer and a hunt for the winner.They got the equalizer just 10 minutes in when Likonoh’s well struck freekick from range found keeper Ochieng flat footed, dipping into the top left corner.The mailmen got the confidence they had been yearning for and the introduction of Kennedy ‘Agogo’ Otieno for goal scorer Likonoh added in some much needed punch in attack.Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano shares pleasantries with his Posta Rangers counterpart Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo ball during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 11, 2018With his side playing second fiddle to Posta , Matano was forced into a double change bringing off Khamati and Achema for Peter Nzuki and new signing David Juma.Nzuki brought the much needed punch upfront and a well worked team move by the brewers in the 67th minute saw Nzuki break into the box but he could not pull the trigger, the Posta defense knocking the ball off.However, it only went as far as Jackson Macharia but his effort was well saved by Baraza.Posta continued to press nonetheless and they got the reward they wished for in the 77th minute when Jeremiah Wanjala had the easiest of finishes, tapping home from a yard out after keeper Ochieng spilled a shot from Dennis Mukaisi.Matano was enraged on the touchline after the goal with defender Wahome having stood still waiting for the ref’s whistle after a foul, but the official had waved play on, Mukaisi storming into the box to shoot at goal.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC midfielder Brian Osumba vies for the ball with Posta Rangers’ Jerry SantoNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11- Boniface Muchiri tapped home three minutes from time to rescue a point for Tusker who fought for a 2-2 draw with Posta Rangers at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on Monday afternoon.Posta looked to be sailing to victory after Jeremiah Wanjala had completed a comeback for the mailmen, but a lapse in concentration in the Rangers box saw Muchiri tap the ball home after Peter Nzuki had flicked on a corner from Brian Osumba.last_img read more

IN FULL: MARTIN McGUINNESS LETTERKENNY SPEECH AT CLANREE HOTEL

first_imgMORE THAN 700 people packed into the Clanree Hotel on Saturday night to show their support for Presidential candidate Martin McGuinness.This was his address in full to those who were there:“I am delighted to be here this evening in Letterkenny addressing you as a candidate for the Presidency of my country. Donegal of course has a special place in my heart. My mother was from Donegal and I spent many summers as a boy on my grandfather’s farm on the Inishowen peninsula. I have fond memories of those times and I cherish my connections to this great county.Derry and Donegal have a long and close history. The partition of Ireland has had a deep and lasting effect on both. Ecomomically, politically and socially, partition was a disaster for Donegal and for Derry. It was a disaster for Ireland.Towns were cut off from their natural hinterlands, Businesses were cut off from their natural markets, farmers along the border suffered disruption and hardship. Disruption was also caused to social life along the border and even to family connections.The Peace Process has gone a long way to tackle the worst effects of Partition but there is much further to go. Many of the physical barriers have been removed. The next stage needs to be to build an all-island economy. The wasteful duplication of services needs to end. Sensible all Ireland working can deliver better services. Look at the example of the new cancer centre in Altnagalvin, or the new A5 road. None of these developments and others would have happened without the all-Ireland Ministerial council or which I am the longest serving member.In this Presidential election thousands of Irish citizens are being denied the right to vote for their President. The current President could not even vote in the Presidential election if she still lived in her native Belfast. This must change. Irish citizens from whatever part of Ireland must be able to vote in Presidential elections and the Government must do whatever it takes to ensure that this democratic entitlement is realised.In the meantime, vote or no vote, I intend to be a President for all of Ireland’s 32 Counties.Huge progress has been made in recent years in ending the conflict on this island, and in creating a new peaceful dispensation in which our people and our country should be able to thrive. But we have to go further. We have to begin to heal the scars of the past 40 years.The period during the next Presidency will see the centenary of many defining moments in our history. These commemorations need to be handled sensibly and sensitively. I intend to ensure that they are handled in a way that all sections of our people can participate in and learn from the commemorative events. I have also proposed that this decade of commemorations become a Decade of Reconciliation which would celebrate the diverse nature of Irish society and the peace we now enjoy.Bridges have been built in recent between the communities in the North and between North and South. In this regard I want to acknowledge the contribution of President McAleese who made ‘building bridges’ a theme of her Presidency.I believe that the time has now come to move from bridge building to building unity.As President I want to lead the way in bringing all of our people — North and South, Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter closer together through mutual respect and understanding. I want to bring both parts of our Ireland closer together, laying the foundations for Irish unity. I have said from the outset that I intend to be a President of the People. I want to be a President that stands for hard pressed working families; for those struggling to pay mortgages; for those people losing their jobs and facing emigration; for those with disabilities; for those lying on hospital trolleys.These are the people who need a President who will shine a light on their needs, who will highlight their concerns, who will stand up for their interests.There are parts of Ireland, such as Donegal, which have been disproportionately affected by unemployment, by emigration, by a lack of infrastructural investment, by having had their vital services, including health services, stripped to the bare minimum.There are some in official Ireland who believe that some Irish people and some parts of Ireland deserve first class status while others don’t really matter. Well as someone who has struggled for 40 years to be treated as a first class citizen and I can guarantee people here that under my Presidency every citizen in an Ireland will be a first class citizen and every part of Ireland — North, South, East and West will be cherished. That is the essence of what a republic means.Many of our citizens have become disillusioned with the political system and with many of the long standing institutions of Irish life. This is inevitable considering the events of recent years. But as faith in institutions falls the question must be asked as to what will replace them.I believe that it is time to build a new Republic on this island. A real republic that puts the interests of citizens before those of bankers; a republic that puts the common good before private profit, a republic that puts the welfare of the people above the interests of a golden circle. I believe that the values of community, social solidarity and patriotism must be at the heart of this New Republic.The New Republic must also ensure that meaningful jobs are provided for our people. The jobs crisis is the biggest challenge now facing this country. As Deputy First Minister, I have, along with Ministerial colleagues brought thousands of new jobs to the north – I want to use my international reputation – my influence and skills to go to the boardrooms of major US corporations and elsewhere and help bring new jobs to these shores.In standing for election as President of Ireland, what I am offering is the same leadership, commitment and determination that delivered one of the most successful peace processes in the world. As President I will defend and promote Ireland. I will uphold the constitution. I will stand up for Irish sovereignty and freedom.Throughout 40 years and more of political activism, on the streets of Derry, in Downing Street, in the White House, in the Assembly and on Good Friday I have only ever been interested in serving my country. Now I want to do it as your President. I promise to stand by you the people and I ask you now to stand with me.Go raibh maith agaibh.COMMENTS ARE WELCOME ON DONEGALDAILY.COM, BUT THOSE CONTAINING SWEAR WORDS, ABUSIVE CONTENT OR CONTENT DEEMED LIBELOUS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED.IN FULL: MARTIN McGUINNESS LETTERKENNY SPEECH AT CLANREE HOTEL was last modified: October 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:IN FULL: MARTIN McGUINNESS LETTERKENNY SPEECH IN FULLlast_img read more