first_imgSANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $293,239 INTO FRIDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD AT 1 P.M.  SANTA ANITA OPEN AT 10 A.M. FOR SIMULCAST WAGERING ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYARCADIA, Calif. (April 28, 2019)–There is a Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $293,239 into Friday at Santa Anita and with the Grade I Kentucky Oaks and other big races coming in via simulcast, there figures to be heightened interest in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent minimum wager.Sunday’s Rainbow Six, which generated $176,818 in “new” money, by fourth race post time and although there was no single ticket winner, the total pool of $429,580 fueled a payoff on 32 consolation tickets of $2,928.60 each.With an eight-race card on tap Friday, approximate post time race three, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2 p.m. PT.Fans are advised that Santa Anita is open at 10 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room.  Admission and parking are free.Club House and General Admission, as well as General Parking, are also free on Friday.  Additionally, Santa Anita offers fans 21 and over two dollar draft beers and six dollar Specialty Cocktails, sponsored by Woodford Reserve, each Friday.First post time on Friday is at 1 p.m., admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Yeng Guiao mum on permanent Gilas coaching stint

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Pangilinan dropped by Philippine team practice for a few minutes before the media could even catch him for an interview.“Nothing was talked about regarding that (coaching), but I think if ever there’s going to be any announcement regarding that, it cannot come from me so I cannot really answer that question categorically,” Guiao told reporters after wrapping up the squad’s first training in preparation for the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“If SBP wants to make that announcement I think they will in time,” Guiao added. “All I can say is, for sure, I will be handling this window. What comes after the 17th, after the Qatar game, it’s SBP that will make that announcement.”The multititled PBA mentor was hired to call the shots for the Nationals in the recently-concluded Asian Games in Indonesia after Chot Reyes was slapped with a one-game suspension and a hefty fine for “inciting unsportsmanlike behavior” during the Philippines’ ugly brawl with Australia on July 2 at Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netYeng Guiao on Monday kept mum on the status of his head coaching stint with the Philippine men’s basketball team.On Sunday, Manny V. Pangilinan, chairman emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, hinted that Guiao could potentially keep his position permanently.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Guiao steered the Philippines to fifth-place, the country’s best finish in 16 years, in the Asiad despite having very limited preparation time.Guiao is facing the same dilemma in the qualifiers with the Philippines, which will have several new players in tow, set to take on Iran on Sept. 13 in Tehran.The Iranians are coming off a silver-medal finish in the Asian Games after losing to the mighty Chinese in the championship round.The Nationals then, return home to host Qatar on Sept. 17 in a closed-door duel at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college My worst time? This is not even close, says beaten Sharapova View commentslast_img read more

Let Us All Determine Now to Hold a Free, Fair, Transparent and Peaceful Election…

first_imgThis urgent and critical plea, to hold a free, fair, transparent and peaceful election, is the responsibility not only of the National Elections Commission (NEC), but all of us Liberians.Of course, the most critical responsibility lies with the NEC, which has been and continues to be in the driver’s seat, steering the course of the preparations and now, come next Tuesday, the execution of the elections.NEC Chairman Jerome Korkoya took pains in the past two days to allay public fears of the secret meeting which he and his fellow Commissioners recently held with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her residence in Sinkor, Monrovia.Describing President Sirleaf as “not a terrorist,” but rather “still the sitting President who has a fish to fry in these elections,” Chairman Korkoya reminded the public that “NEC’s security, finances and logistics are provided by the national government, which is headed by the President, to whom respect is due.”The Chairman was implying that the Commission was constrained to honor an invitation by the President for a meeting with them at her residence; but he insisted that it made no sense for anyone “to think that we have been intimidated or influenced by Madam Sirleaf to do anything negative with these elections.”We welcome this reassurance of NEC’s independence, though public fear of possible interference stems from the President’s own behavior in this election year, in which she seems to have effectively sidelined her own Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, by appearing to make overtures to Liberty Party’s Charles Brumskine and even Coalition for Democratic Change standard bearer George Weah.The surprising thing with the latter is that the most compelling reason voters in 2005 cast their votes in favor of Ellen in the presidential run-off was her overwhelming education and experience contrasted to Weah’s who, though a very popular football superstar, was no match to a Harvard graduate and a former government of Liberia, World Bank, Citibank and United Nations senior official.What is the difference today seems to be the usual, the trump card in her presidency that begins with capital ‘R’—meaning Robert.Tuesday’s vote is an important democratic right that all duly registered voters are expected to exercise.  We must do so with the utmost seriousness, clarity of vision, determination to move our country forward, and patriotism. As we go to the polls, let us first decide who will be that person who, as President of Liberia, has the integrity, the love of country and the wherewithal to lift our country and usher her into the modern age.Once we decide who that person will be, let us give him/her our fullest support so that the win will be overwhelmingly convincing that no one will dare cry foul.Here we must once again caution ALL party representatives at each polling station not to sleep, but to be vigilant on their assignments and watch EVERYTHING taking place, for there is where the vote casting and the initial counting will take place. These representatives will be ultimately responsible to vet all the votes cast and ensure that there is absolutely NO hocus pocus or foul play, but that accountability, credibility and transparency will prevail and that the reports from EACH voting precinct will be AGREED upon before transmission to the central hub at the NEC in Monrovia.There, too, all the parties will be represented and we are calling on these party and independent candidate representatives to exercise eternal vigilance and be part of every decision that is to be made.The effectiveness of these party and independent candidate representatives is the fulcrum (hinge, axis) on which the free, fair and transparent elections will be based. This is the determining factor on which the peaceful elections rest.So, representatives at each polling station and at the NEC headquarters on Tuesday night and subsequently, the responsibility is on your shoulders to ensure that the National Elections Commission conducts credible elections. Anything you suspect to be amiss must cause you to immediately announce and document the error; and follow the procedures as outlined in the NEC regulations for correction.It is, therefore, in your hands, party and independent candidate representatives, that credibility, transparency, yea, the peacefulness of these elections rest.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Govt tears down houses in Sophia squatting area

first_imgSome seven families are now homeless and several others contemplating their next move as the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s (CH&PA) Anti-Squatting Task Force commenced operations in Sophia on Thursday morning.The Task Force members were accompanied by demolition workers, representatives from the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and the Guyana Power and Light (GPL), as well as ranks of the Guyana Police Force. The Task Force saw to the demolition of several homes and businesses that were on Government reserve lands in A Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown.This family formed a human barricade to prevent the Task Force from gaining access to their homeThe exercise commenced sometime around 08:00h and when Guyana Times arrived on the scene, several homes and businesses were already torn down.One woman’s snackette located on Dennis Street at the head of A Field, was flattened. She said the move was an “unreasonable” and “devastating” one, since she is a single mother with six children to provide for and her only source of income was snatched away from her.An emotional Fitzroy Blair showing a document that was given to him during Thursday’s exercise to relocate by MondayThe CH&PA said it had issued notices to persons squatting in the community, informing them that they needed to remove their structures from the Government reserve. However, many of the persons claimed that they were not given such notices. In fact, many of them were not around when their homes were being demolished.A young man related to this newspaper that he was at work when he received a call from a neighbour informing him that his house was being demolished. “When I reach, everything was flat,” he said, adding he is not aware that any notice was given to his parents to relocate.Meanwhile, his neighbour, Robert Chesney, indicated to Guyana Times that he moved into his house about two years ago – before the ‘No Squatting’ sign was erected by Government – and had gone into the Ministry to get regularisation papers.A dazed Robert Chesney, contemplating his next move“When I come out, the people from the area tell me that people from Housing (Ministry) break it. I had a cellphone in the house and it missing so I go down at the back to them. When I tell the man I get a paper from Housing, he said the people from Housing stupidy, that they ain’t supposed to give me any paper,” he said.A frustrated Chesney, who works at the Sophia Exhibition Centre, went on to cry out that “I aint get nowhere else to go, where I gon go… I want to ask David Granger what’s the next move.”Nevertheless, as the Task Force-led team moved along A Field to carry out their exercise, they were met with high hostility by residents who became aware of what was transpiring and piled onto the roadway.Many of them condemned the tactic used by the Task Force in their bid to regularise housing in the community, while others opined that despite sympathising with those displaced, it was a move that needed to be done and had to start somewhere.At one house, 56-year-old Fitzroy Blair had a confrontation with the team as he stood up to demolishers and ranks of the Police Force. After several minutes of standoff, the demolition workers began tearing down the back of Blair’s home, which he shared with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.However, this was quickly halted as the man managed to acquire some additional time to relocate. Blair further stated that he had applied for land over two years now but has not heard from the Ministry since.It was explained to this publication by Task Force Member, Clayton Hinds, who is also Chairman of the Liliendaal Neighbourhood Democratic Council, that there are three categories of squatters and Thursday’s exercise targeted a specific group.“Since the Government came into power, there has been an increase in squatting structures on the reserves. So those new structures, some of them have been given notices and those are the ones they are removing,” he noted.According to Hinds, other squatters will also be expecting to receive similar notices for their relocation. This is being done even as CH&PA continues to work with those squatters who have already gone into to Ministry to get regularised housing.Nevertheless, as the team moved further along A Field, they were met with increased hostility by squatters on the reserve. In fact, at one house, the family removed planks from the bridge, preventing the Task Force and their accompanying members from access to the house.Moreover, they formed a human barricade on the remaining half of the bridge, lining up several toddlers and a pregnant woman. Having confronted this, the team ended their efforts in A Field and moved onto B Field Sophia. However, there, they were met with more heightened hostility by residents and were forced to abandon plans to continue their anti-squatting exercise.last_img read more

Appeal for stay of execution halted

first_imgNo-confidence resolution…Judge orders AG to “put his house in order”…PPP condemns “characteristic incompetence” of Basil WilliamsGiven the national importance of the challenges to the no-confidence case, stakeholders have been calling on the Judiciary to ensure the matter is fast-tracked. However, defects in the summons filed in the Appeal Court by Government to stay last month’s High Court rulings on the no-confidence resolution means Attorney General Basil Williams will have to refile one of the summons in the matter. This was the order handed down by Justice Rishi Persaud in preliminary proceedings on Wednesday ahead of the overall case.Attorney General Basil WilliamsThe Attorney General is expected to file the corrected documents at latest today as he holds out the stay and conservatory orders are necessary to preserve Government’s continuance in office for the foreseeable future. Justice Persaud said moments prior that the summons must be filed without defect and be corrected. The Attorney General was seeking to amend the appeal to include the names of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Minister of State Joseph Harmon that were not included as named respondents.Williams was arguing that it could still be included by way of amendment but Justice Persaud reminded him that he had no jurisdiction to carry out such an order since only the full bench of Judges could make such amendments. Senior Counsel Neil Boston, attorney for Government supporter, Compton Reid, who challenged the validity of the no-confidence vote passed in the National Assembly on December 21, 2018, contended that he would need some 10 days to properly prepare his case but this was not entertained by the court.However, the proceedings had the Opposition’s Leader’s Attorney, Anil Nandlall, venting over the delay. He earlier told the court that it is the appellant’s responsibility to properly include all named parties in an appeal as he too observed that the single Judge could not make amendments to the appeal. Nandlall later pointed out that he will be briefed with his input in this case as he does not intend to file affidavits in the appeals.Justice Rishi Persaud“We would like a decision as early as possible, my intervention is going to be very brief, I don’t intend to file any affidavits in the matter, I didn’t file any in the High Court and I would not file any here, I believe that the matter raised pure issues of law which can be addressed quickly, quicker than we have done in the High Court because this issue here is even narrower than that in the High Court,” Nandlall expressed.Last month, acting Chief Justice Roxane George refused the Attorney General’s request for a stay and conservatory order prior to her rulings, but Government is moving ahead with asking the Appeal Court to stay those rulings while it considers setting aside the judgements made by Justice George.The first case called on Wednesday was the Attorney General v Christopher Ram, who had successfully sought to have the High Court validate the no-confidence resolution and have Government call elections within three months as the court declared. The other appeal deals with the Attorney General v Speaker of the National Assembly and Opposition Leader, concerning the 33 to 32 majority that was used to pass the No-confidence Motion. Williams is arguing that “there was a miscalculation of the majority of all elected members as required under Article 106 (6) of the Constitution for the Government to be defeated on a vote of no-confidence”.Minister of State Joseph Harmon and Opposition Leader were both added to the matters at the High Court level. Reid, the private citizen, was challenging the validity of former AFC Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud’s vote on the No-confidence Motion given his dual citizenship status.On December 21, 2018, Persaud voted with the Opposition and unseat the current Administration. As a consequence, elections are meant to be called within three months as per the Constitution of Guyana. However, the Administration has been unmoved by this confirmed interpretation by Justice George, saying that the status quo of Government should be preserved until the final determination of the matter should it reach the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). On Wednesday, Justice Persaud remarked that “we have to get our house in order” if the matter is carried all the way to the CCJ.Characteristic incompetenceMeanwhile, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in a statement after the case was heard condemned what it described as “characteristic incompetence of the Attorney General in matters of national importance, which coincidentally, is symptomatic of the ineptitude across the entire spectrum of the Government.”According to the Party, the three-month constitutional life of the Government, since the passing of the No-Confidence Motion, is rapidly coming to an end.“We are aware that the Records of Appeal, in all these matters, have been settled on Friday, the 15th day of February 2019, and therefore, these appeals are now ripe for hearing,” the Party said.The Party also called on the Chancellor of the Judiciary to fix these appeals for hearing, immediately, rather than have precious judicial time and resources be expended on identifying and rectifying blunders in Applications for Stay of Execution.According to the party it has also made an application to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to fix an early date for the hearing and determination of its appeal pending in that Court, which was filed against the decision of the Guyana Court of Appeal, in relation to the appointment of Rtd Justice James Patterson, as the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM)last_img read more

Paul Scholes tells talkSPORT: Jose Mourinho is now at a proper club!

first_imgPaul Scholes has joked Jose Mourinho will now be managing a ‘proper club’ as he prepares to take charge of Manchester United.Mourinho will be named as Louis van Gaal’s successor later this week after the Dutchman’s turbulent two-year reign was brought to an end on Monday.The former Chelsea, Inter Milan, Porto and Real Madrid boss has won major honours with every one of the teams he has managed, but Scholes say he must bring entertaining football – as well as silverware – back to Old Trafford to win over the fans.Asked if he will be a good fit for United, the club’s legendary former midfielder told talkSPORT: “Who knows?“We all thought Van Gaal was a good fit two years ago and it didn’t quite happen for him. Mourinho has obviously managed big clubs before. Now he has come to a proper big club and there is expectation there. “He has messed around with these Mickey Mouse clubs – Real, Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan – and now it looks like he is coming to a proper football club. I’m only joking, of course! “He has managed big clubs and he has got a track record of winning trophies.“United should be challenging for trophies but it is the style of football that has been the big problem for the last two years and if he can get players in that are likely to entertain then the fans will be happy.”Paul Scholes calls for Ryan Giggs to STAY at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho – READ MORElast_img read more


first_imgSLOTTOThere was no winner of last weekend’s Slotto jackpot. The 80 euro prize for nearest to the correct sequence is shared between John McDermott and Eamon Friel, Glencoagh. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 5, 1, 6, 3, 7. Next week’s jackpot will be 860 Euro.CLUB MEMBERSHIPClub membership is now due for renewal and can be paid to any member of the club executive. Cost of membership remains the same as last year i.e. adults 40 euro and juvenile 30 euro. Club members will be given priority in all matters throughout the year including match tickets.Note – membership closes at the end of March and because of online registration it is not possible for us to register anyone after that date.Also final registration for boys and girls will be taken in the clubhouse this Thursday evening (22nd) at 6.30. Only those registered will be allowed play for the club in 2012.In conjunction with this an opportunity will also be provided at the same time to get adult membership before the 31st March deadline.Also the club is looking for people to take up membership of Club Donegal for 2012. Subscriptions are priced at 200 Euro and those interested are contact to contact a member of the club executive.INTERMEDIATE CLUB OF THE YEAR 2011We will be awarded the Donegal intermediate club of 2011 at a function in the Abbey Hotel on Friday week 30th March. Tickets for this event, costing €30 each, should be ordered from the club secretary (087-9158763) as soon as possible.OtherAlso there are a number of coaching courses coming up in the next month or so. Anyone interested in doing these courses are asked to contact Donie McCole.The club sends its best wishes to Des McGroarty who suffered a horrific ankle injury in a challenge match at the weekend.  GAA: ST NAUL’S, MOUNTCHARLES, GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2012 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:GAA CLUB NOTESGAA: ST NAUL’SMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more

Killer gets no mercy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Crips co-founder Stanley “Tookie” Williams moved a step closer to the death chamber Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to reopen his case involving four murders and halt the state’s highest-profile execution since the death penalty was reinstated in 1978. In a last-ditch legal move, Williams alleged that shoddy forensic testing and other errors wrongly sent him to San Quentin State Prison, where he is scheduled to die by lethal injection Dec. 13. Lawyers for the convicted murderer who claims he redeemed himself on Death Row by penning anti-gang books for children wanted a re-examination of ballistics evidence that showed Williams’ shotgun was used to kill three people during a Los Angeles motel robbery in 1979. The defense claimed the forensic evidence was “junk science,” but prosecutors said that allegation was “based upon innuendo, supposition and the patent bias of his purported expert, not upon allegations of fact.” “The extraordinary relief Williams sought is reserved for those cases which have legal merit,” said Nathan Barankin, spokesman for Attorney General Bill Lockyer. The court voted 4-2 without comment to deny Williams’ petition. Chief Justice Ronald George voted to reopen the case. “We think the chief justice’s dissent highlights the seriousness of the issues raised,” defense attorney Jonathan Harris said. He was unsure whether he would ask the federal courts to intervene again. Williams, 51, is in line to become one of three California condemned inmates to be executed within months unless he is granted clemency by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, or a federal court intervenes. The ruling came as death penalty opponents rallied around the state urging the governor to spare Williams’ life because of his death row redemption. Williams was condemned in 1981, four years after the death penalty was reinstated. He has maintained his innocence in the killings, claiming among other things that fabricated testimony sent him to Death Row. He also says Los Angeles County prosecutors violated his rights when they dismissed all potential black jurors from his case. The California Supreme Court, the federal trial and appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court have ruled against him in earlier appeals, which set the stage for the execution. Williams is asking for clemency from Schwarzenegger for killing Yen-I Yang, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang and Yu-Chin Yang Lin in the motel robbery, and Albert Owens, a 7-Eleven clerk gunned down in a separate killing in Whittier. Schwarzenegger has agreed to hear Williams’ clemency petition in his office Dec. 8. If clemency is granted it would commute his sentence to life without parole. “What I want to do is make sure we make the right decisions, because we’re dealing here with a person’s life,” Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. While in prison, Williams has been nominated five times for a Nobel Peace Prize and four times for the Nobel Prize for literature for his series of children’s books and international peace efforts intended to curtail youth gang violence. Williams and his high school friend, Raymond Washington, started the Crips in Los Angeles in 1971 and it grew into one of the nation’s most notorious street gangs. Williams had also sought records about an accomplice who testified against him in the murder of Owens. That witness, now imprisoned in Canada for murder, testified that they robbed the Whittier convenience store where Williams shot Owens twice in the back. Defense lawyers questioned the witness’s credibility. Justice Joyce Kennard joined George in the dissent. Justices Marvin Baxter, Ming Chin, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar and Carlos Moreno voted to deny the petition. The court has one vacancy awaiting Schwarzenegger’s appointment.last_img read more

Man with exact same name as brother escapes jail on motoring charges

first_imgA man, whose brother spent a week in jail because he has the exact same name, has himself escaped being put behind bars.Gheorge Bot The Second appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with a series of road traffic offences.A previous sitting of the case heard how the accused man’s brother, Gheorge The First, had spent a week in Castlerea Prison after being mistakenly identified as his brother. The first brother, Gheorge I, had done nothing wrong.The court heard how it was a custom in their native Romania that a father gave his sons the same name.Ironically the brothers’ father was also named Gheorge.Gheorge the Second, aged 43, of The Willows, Lough Na Glack, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan appeared yesterday charged with having no NCT, no insurance, careless driving and having no road tax. The offences happened at Neil T Blaney Road in Letterkenny in June 1st, 2015.Barrister for Gheorge the Second, Ms Kathleen Henry firstly apologised to the court over the confusion of the names of the men in the case.Judge Paul Kelly said Gheorge the Second had a shocking record in his disregard to traffic laws and included three previous convictions for having no insurance.Judge Kelly asked the accused if he currently drove and how much he was paying for his insurance.Mr Bot, a married father of five, said he did own a car and was paying €102 per month for car insurance. Judge Kelly fined Bot €150 after finding him guilty of careless driving and also jailed him for three months but suspended the sentence for 12 months and disqualified him from driving for two years.Mr Bot’s barrister then claimed that her client was insured at the time and led Judge Kelly to adjourning the case to hear this evidence until November 21st next.He then withdrew the suspended jail sentence charge until that date but applied all other matters.Man with exact same name as brother escapes jail on motoring charges was last modified: November 7th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Ugandan striker Bbakka signs for Swedish side

first_img Tags: Alexis BbakkaCarlstad FCkjttop Bbakka in action for Umea last season (Photo by Agency)Ugandan born striker Alexis Bbakka has signed for Swedish third tier side, Carlstad United FC.The Kampala Junior Team (KJT) graduate who has played his entire professional career in Sweden is understood to have put pen to paper on a three year deal that will see him at the Karlstad based side until 2022.The right-footed 23 year old makes the move from Umea FC where he had a stellar season, last, scoring 16 League goals and 14 assists.The move was confirmed by Carlstad via their official website:“The construction of this year’s squad continues. The striker Alexis Bbakka becomes the fourth new player in this year’s squad, read the statement posted on Carlstad website.“After successes in Gothia Cup, two seasons in Småland Tenhult and two in Umeå FC, 23-year-old Bbakka has now reached Carlstad United on his way up the series system and in his career. Bbakka has joined Umeå Football Club from UFC where he netted nine goals in 19 starts, the statement continued.After graduating from KJT, Bbakka first joined Tenhults IF in January 2015 where he spent two years.In February 2017, he joined Umea on a free transfer and has featured for them for two years.Upon signing for Carlstad, Bbakka expressed his delight to be joining David Ekelund’s coached side.“It feels good to be in a place where they really want one, noted Bbakka.“I want to get up higher and this feels like a club that can do it.“Since the year’s meetings in the series, I know that Carlstad United is a really good team that likes to play an offensive football and I want to.“An important part of my way of playing is to stress the slopes, to make sure the opponent’s defense has a hard time every minute.Bbakka becomes only the second none-Swedish player at Carlstad currently. The other is Peruvian Midfielder Michel Yanez Hernandez.Comments last_img read more