Gomba won the 2018 Masaza cup openerAirtel Masaza Cup 2018Gomba 1-0 BuweekulaKabulasoke PTC Ground, Gomba Saturday, 23-06-2018Defending champions Gomba defeated Buweekula 1-0 in the opening game of the 2018 Airtel Masaza cup on Saturday.The captain Nicholas Kabonge made all the headlines as he scored the only goal for Gomba who were also the hosts for the game that was graced by His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.Kabonge’s goal came two minutes after halftime when Buweekula’s defence failed to clear their lines and the KJT star pounced ruthlessly.Kabaka Mutebi II officially kicked off this year’s tournament flanked by the Kingdom Prime minister, Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Kingdom ministers, Government officials, Members of Parliament, local leaders and a multitude of passionate football gathering.The opening 45 minutes of the game produced no goal reward with a couple of half chances for either side.Isaac Balyejusa, Umar Luswata and Kabonge were all guilty of missing descent chances for the home side.Adrian Sserugo hit the post with a diving header on 10 minutes in what was undoubtedly the best opportunity in the opening half.Ivan Bogere came closest to scoring for the visiting team in the first 45 but Juma Kirabira in the Gomba goal was equall to the task.Gomba took the initiative with only two minutes played at the beginning of the second half.Nicholas Kabonge pounced onto a loose ball with the Buwekula defence in sixes and sevens, smashing it past Ben Sessazi and in process, sending the energetic Kabulasoke crowd into jubilation.Gomba kick start their title defence with victory and that are very much amongst the favourites to win the crown this year.How the teams lined up:Gomba.Juma Kirabira (G.K), Andy Kaweesi, Allan Bukenya, Adrian Sserugo, Abdalla Ssentongo, Amir Zake Kakomo, Umar Luswata, Nicholas Kabonge (Captain), Shakidu Mbaziira, Isaac Balyejusa, Joshua KalisaBuweekula.Ben Ssesazi (G.K), Bishop Henry Olom, Tom Lubulwa, Isaac Kiwanuka, Jonathan Mutesa, Livingstone Mbigo, Paul Kato, Juma Katende, Jamil Nvule Kisitu, Raymond Walugembe, Ivan BogereSunday, 24-06-2018 Fixtures. 04:00pm• Buddu Vs Bulemezi – Masaka Recreational Stadium (Group B)• Kabula Vs Kyadondo – Bukulula (Group A)• Ssese Vs Kooki – Lutoboka (Group C)• Kyaggwe Vs Butambala – Mukono Bishops Play Ground (Group B)• Bugerere Vs Singo – Kayunga Ssaza Ground (Group C)• Buvuma Vs Busiro – Magyo play ground (Group D)• Busujju Vs Buluuli – Kimuli play ground, Mityana (Ground D)Comments Tags: Airtel Masaza Cup 2018BuweekulaGombatop
Goa Tourism will complete the first phase of the Coastal Circuit Development Plan, covering beaches of North Goa, within six months. It also proposes to complete projects under the second phase covering beaches in South Goa within a year.Tourism Minister Manohar A. Ajgaonkar, who chaired a high-level meeting of the Department of Tourism on Monday, said it was unanimously resolved to complete all tourism-related infrastructure development projects under Swadesh Darshan within a year.Mr. Ajgaonkar said, “Goa Tourism has received ₹200 crore from the Centre under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme for setting up tourism infrastructure. It is important that we utilise the money and complete the projects expeditiously.”Areas that will get a fillip under Phase I include Morjim-Keri, Anjuna-Vagator, and Sinquerim–Baga in North Goa. Areas under Phase II include Miramar, Dona Paula (in North Goa) and Baina, Colva, Agonda, Palolem,Benaulim, Cavelossim, Mobor and some others in South Goa.
Mexico will be counting on Javier Hernandez and Giovani Dos Santos for success at the World CupWith few big names in its squad, Mexico could find it hard to make it out of its World Cup group.The Mexicans were drawn into Group A with Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon, and the absence of some European-based players won’t help.Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez and Villarreal forward Giovani Dos Santos should be there, but Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela – maybe the country’s top offensive player – is a notable absence. Vela has declined to play for the national team, citing personal reasons.Here are five players to watch:RAFAEL MARQUEZRafael Marquez will be playing at his fourth World Cup and is charged with bringing much-needed experience and leadership.The former Barcelona defender, now Mexico’s 35-year-old captain, has had a mixed record since the last World Cup. Three injury-plagued seasons at MLS team New York Red Bulls seemed to mark the end of his career at the top level, but in December 2012 he signed for Mexican club Leon and led the team to a league title last year.Marquez’s strength is starting Mexico’s attacks from his center back position and in reading the game. Opposition teams may seek to exploit his lack of pace.JAVIER HERNANDEZJavier Hernandez is closing in on becoming Mexico’s top all-time goal scorer, but the Manchester United striker may not start in Brazil despite being the team’s most recognizable name and a regular since the last World Cup.advertisementLack of minutes in the Premier League has hampered Hernandez’s chances at the international level, and Oribe Peralta appears to be ahead of him in coach Miguel Herrera’s pecking order.”Chicharito,” the nickname he wears on his shirt, is likely to play the role of substitute at the World Cup as he does for his club when it needs a late goal.Known mainly for his ability to convert chances in the penalty area, a goal from Hernandez against France at the last World Cup helped secure a big win for Mexico.CARLOS PENACarlos Pena is one of the younger players that will be looking to make an impact at the World Cup with a move to Europe after the tournament a possibility.The attacking midfielder has secured a starting place for Mexico over the last six months and helped Leon to a 2013 Mexican league title.Pena is physically strong, has good stamina and is a goal-scoring threat. His nickname “Gullit” is derived from a hairstyle that resembles Netherlands great Ruud Gullit.GIOVANI DOS SANTOSGiovani Dos Santos debuted for Barcelona when he was just 18 and was compared to Brazil great Ronaldinho. But the forward’s career stalled when he moved to Tottenham in 2008 and struggled for playing time.The half-Brazilian joined Villarreal last year and has found some consistent form in Spain.Dos Santos was heavily criticized in Mexico for his performances in World Cup qualifying. But he played on the wing, instead of down the center, where he is set to feature for “El Tri” in Brazil.ORIBE PERALTAOribe Oeralta was the star in Mexico’s gold-medal win at the London Olympics and is set to lead the national team’s attack at the World Cup.Peralta made a name for himself late in his career, but has scored goals consistently over the last two years for both Santos Laguna and for Mexico.An all-round striker who can also create chances, Peralta is known for his work rate and ability to score spectacular goals.