Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Pogoy also had six rebounds and four assists in only less than 25 minutes of action.Jericho Cruz added 20 points and nine assists off the bench while Troy Rosario and Ryan Reyes also gave TNT a lift with 17 and 14 points, respectively.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe KaTropa pulled away in the third quarter and kept pouring it on in the fourth period where they outsocred the Elite, 37-17.TNT had everything clicking on the offensive end as it hit 57 percent from the field and had 39 assists. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Mike DiGregorio scored 20 points for Blackwater (2-7), which had more turnovers (21) than assists (19).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UST notches 2nd straight win, downs NU PBA IMAGESTNT racked up its third straight win after clobbering Blackwater, 127-89, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Roger Pogoy was on target all game long as he delivered a game-high 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting from the field for the KaTropa, who tied the San Miguel Beermen in third place at 5-3.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments
–The rapper once with a bright future who became a drug addict and is now cleanSasu Boy has an interesting life story to tell: A story with lots of ups and downs.Like many other rappers, Sasu Boy was unable to live up to his potential and fell prey to the power of fame.“The life I lived was something I never dreamed of but, in the end, it was a life that I lived,” Sasu Boy explained. “It is a life I sometimes regret living, but I also do not.”Sasu Boy, whose real name is William Davies, started squandering his promising musical career in 2009 when he started abusing drugs (weed and cocaine).At first, he started by smoking marijuana, but with time he switched to hardcore drugs, including cocaine. Suddenly he disappeared from the music scene.“I started taking drugs when one of my colleagues told me about it. He said that if I took it, it would help me stay awake, be more energetic and more lyrical.“During the early stages, I refused his offer, but later decided to give it a try and see whether what my friend told me was true,” he said.At first, Sasu experienced the benefits his colleague told him about, but these experience were all short-lived as he began behaving erratically, and started experiencing a nervous breakdown.“In the early stages of using weed, it had a lot of positive effects like enjoying music and sex, but it didn’t take too long before things started to get worse.As time went by, weed (marijuana) became less exciting to Sasu Boy. He started experimenting with cocaine and stronger drugs, which damaged his career. While on weed, the rapper was still able to keep doing songs; however, things changed when Sasu Boy started taking cocaine and the other hardcore drugs.Unable to pay for hardcore drugs, Sasu Boy became a waste-picker, scavenging for recyclables in dump sites across the city, which he would then sell for a little money to satisfy his narcotic addiction. As a waste picker, Sasu Boy was unable to mingle with colleagues and family members.“When I became addicted, my entire focus was on satisfying my desire and not anything else. There was no time for me to focus on music and any other positive things. Worst of all, I could go days without a bath and food, but drugs,” he noted.As his life spiraled out of control, Sasu Boy begins seeking ways out of drugs and, in the absence of rehab, he was forced to initiate self-rehabilitation in 2015 in order to get clean. At first, it was difficult as he relapsed on several occasions but, at the end of the day, he mustered the courage to get clean.“Only a wise man changes and not a fool. It was, for this reason, I decided to fight the battle to get clean. I was motivated to leave drug after noticing that people were still dancing to my music and wanted me to return.“Although their supports were indirect, it was touching, a situation which motivated me to become drugs free,” the rapper said. “I start the rehab process by reducing the amounts of weed or cocaine I used to take in per day, and gradually I became to leave drug, and now I’m a clean man.”Upon leaving drugs in 2017, Sasu Boy immediately returned to the studio and a year later, he dropped “Diliman”, his first single in three years.The song “Dilemma,” opens up with Sasu Boy’s personal struggle with drugs abuse, addiction and the dangers that come with it, which serves as a warning to listeners against the use of drugs.“I use my life story as a former drug addict to raise awareness on the issues and to tell young people that, no matter how people praise drugs, do not try it,” Sasu said.“Sasu Boy is remarkable talent and someone who still has a great future,” Popular DJ AS A Boy says. “I love his comeback singles, and it was indeed inspiring and contains lots of messages against drugs abuse.”As A Boy added that “Dilemma” is the only Liberian song that he has ever listened to, which talks about the real dangers of drugs abuse.“I’m saying so because Sasu Boy knows how bad addiction can be after years battling to escape it. I never one day thought he was going to be cleaned but, has God could have it, he is now a clean man.Now no longer a drug addict, Sasu Boys has begun using his talents and life story to warn young people against drug abuse through songs and physical awareness.“I have already started the process, and it is making an impact. Every month I try to visit a ghetto and talk to any young person I see there about the effects of drugs and do have lots of songs coming out on the topic as well.Although Sasu wants to engage in more awareness about drug abuse, the rapper’s financial strength cannot permit him to do so.The abuse of drugs is damaging a lot of our young people, and I want to use my story to help inspire them to come out clean.Meanwhile, Sasu Boy cautions his fellow rappers’ attitudes, especially those who glorify drug use in their music, which has negatives impact on the society, especially their youthful fans.“This is an alarming trend which puts many young people at risk of drug abuse, especially in urban areas. This needs to stop and it requires everyone’s efforts to thwart the situation all around. There is a need for positive rap music instead of negative and damaging music.‘This is alarming because young children are exposed to these messages. I don’t think this is a story we as a society want them to absorb,” Sasu Boy added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Sasu Boy: “I start the rehab process by reducing the amounts of weed or cocaine I used to take in per day, and gradually I became to leave drug, and now I’m a clean man.”
Commissioner of Police Leslie JamesThe investigations into the damning allegations of corruption against Deputy Police Commissioner and Crime Chief Lyndon Alves, who is presently on administrative leave, may not lead to a simple “open and shut case”.Commissioner of Police Leslie James told the media on Thursday that the probe into Alves’ alleged corrupt actions as a senior Police official is “still under investigation”.“On completion, we will make a disclosure…as you know each matter, each case turns on its own peculiar facts, so I cannot speculate (length of probe)”.Earlier this month, the Top Cop had promised that ranks found guilty of misconduct will not be condoned within the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The Commissioner’s statement came when the GPF was celebrating its 180th anniversary and a week after Crime Chief Lyndon Alves was sent on administrative leave to facilitate a probe into corruption allegations levelled against him.James has acknowledged that there is the pervasive issue of corruption among his ranks.Among the allegations against Alves is his alleged use of his influence during his tenure as Commander of B Division to protect rogue cops.Another allegation levelled against the Crime Chief is his reported influence used to prevent his daughter, who was involved in an accident, from being charged. In that incident, the young woman allegedly struck four-year-old Mohan Ramkaran close to his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.However, after she was arrested, she was later placed on $20,000 station bail and over two years later, she is yet to be charged.Meanwhile, the Top Cop in a statement said, “…the membership of the Guyana Police Force number in excess of seven thousand 7000, most of whom have been professional, law-abiding, conscientious and humble. And for those who chose to run contrary, disciplinary actions have been taken against them”.Quite recently, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had told this publication that the probe into Alves’ alleged misconduct as a serving senior member of the GPF has been completed and that his file was sent for further advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) on the way forward.“Well, we are awaiting certain legal advice. Most of the statements have been completed already. So we are waiting on the legal advice,” the Minister said.Less than three weeks ago, Alves was sent on administrative leave to facilitate an investigation into allegations of corruption levelled against him.Shortly after, Minister Ramjattan had told the media that President David Granger appointed Alves, so the President would determine his fate after investigations are completed.Given that the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) is conducting the investigation, meaning the Police is investigating itself, which in itself has raised a number of questions, Ramjattan had also said that it is important for such cases to be investigated by the OPR to build confidence. He added that hundreds of cases have been investigated by the OPR before which have all been respected as they were even subject to further analysis.Prior to his suspension of duties at the GPF, ranks in Berbice blew the whistle on alleged corruption by the Crime Chief and claimed that he was shielding a few junior rogue ranks who have been linked to criminals.Crime Chief Lyndon AlvesPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan
Anna Rafferty (Senior Lifeguard Waterworld), Daimon Fergus (Helm Bundoran RNLI with soapbox perpetual cup) and Colleen Granaghan (reigning Belle of Bundoran).June bank holiday weekend in Bundoran is shaping up to be a fun filled family occasion with three major events happening in the seaside resort.Friday 31st May sees the return of the Belle of Bundoran fundraiser in aid of Bundoran GAA Club. The glittering event will once again happen at the Great Northern Hotel as 14 girls battle it out to become the 2nd Belle of Bundoran and follow in the footsteps of Colleen Granaghan.Paul Clark from UTV returns to host the proceedings while a star studded judging panel will make their deliberations on the night. Donegal GAA Allstar Karl Lacey will make a return to the judging panel and will be joined by iRadio’s Oonagh O’Carroll, Love/Hate actor Chris Newman, TV3’s Noel Cunningham and Shane McLaughlin from The Voice Of Ireland. More details are available on www.belleofbundoran.com On Saturday 1st of June Waterworld hosts its annual charity day whereby the admission paid by everyone into the popular water complex is given to over to the nominated charity.General Manager of Waterworld, Anderson Keys said ‘the annual charity day is something we look forward to each year and we’re thrilled as Ireland’s Premier Indoor Aqua Adventure Playground to be able to give something back to the community. As well as experiencing the 5 new features we would encourage families to come down and join in the fun on the day while supporting a great charity!’Bundoran’s Big Weekend wraps up on Sunday 2nd June with the second annual Bundoran Lifeboat Soapbox Race staged by the volunteer crew of the local RNLI. A crowd of up to 2,000 people watched the event last year with the fun filled family day providing a thrilling spectacle of soapbox racing right in the centre of town on Astoria Road.This year promises to be bigger and better than ever as the competition will be fierce to win the title! The race will culminate with the ball race where 3000 balls will be dropped down the hill with the first one home winning €1000 cash. More details on www.bundoranlifeboatsoapboxrace.com . Bundoran Tourism Officer Shane Smyth said ‘it’s going to be a busy, exciting fun filled bank holiday weekend in Bundoran! These three events have something for everyone and we look forward to welcoming both regular and new visitors to town to experience all the facilities and atmosphere that Bundoran has to offer’. Check out all the details in full at www.discoverbundoran.com. IT’S JUST A GREAT BUNDORAN HOLIDAY WEEKEND – WITH BELLES ON! was last modified: May 21st, 2013 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:IT’S JUST A GREAT BUNDORAN HOLIDAY WEEKEND – WITH BELLES ON!
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Mexico-based Cemex’s U.S. holdings include 12 cement plants, 270 ready-mix operations and 40 terminals. Its U.S. sales of $1.04 billion in 2005 surpassed those in Mexico for the first time, company spokeswoman Susana Duarte said earlier. “It’s a gold mine – in aggregate – but it’s a gold mine,” McKeon said. If the bill is passed, mining leases signed between Cemex and the Bureau of Land Management in 1990 would be canceled and the company would be reimbursed for its “expenses and their troubles,” McKeon said. In 2000, the agency awarded Transit Mixed Concrete Co. mining contracts for 20 years in return for $28 million in royalties; Cemex later bought TMC. The proposed mine is in county territory between Canyon Country and Agua Dulce, but the city has battled it claiming it will pollute Santa Clarita’s air and add heavy truck traffic on local roads. SANTA CLARITA – Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon said Wednesday he will introduce a bill in Congress today canceling Cemex’s lease to mine 56.1 million tons of sand and gravel in Soledad Canyon – a project the city has spent $6 million battling – and limiting any future mining at the site to historic levels of 300,000 tons a year. But McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, acknowledged in a phone interview that the measure’s chances of passage are slim. Still, it was time to take action, he said. “We held off introducing the bill, trying to work out a solution between the city (of Santa Clarita) and Cemex,” McKeon said. “When it appeared Cemex was probably not going to support the legislation, we had to move ahead.” McKeon advised Cemex President Gilberto Perez of the move in the past couple of weeks, but the news failed to yield a compromise from the company, which earlier this month said plans are under way to start mining in the next two years. The county had rejected the mine, but conceded when Cemex filed a lawsuit in federal court. County supervisors granted the mining permit in June 2004 under a court-approved consent decree, which was upheld by the 9th District U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in February. While talks continued behind the scenes, the city lodged three lawsuits against Cemex – among the top three cement makers worldwide – bought the land above the mine and is attempting to annex 1,885 acres, which includes the area where the mine is proposed. If residents of the Stonecrest neighborhood decide to annex into the city, officials could use the territory as a land bridge to the acreage above the mine. Cemex filed a lawsuit in state court in December, challenging an environmental review in the city’s annexation proposal. Cemex expects to begin operating the mine in 2008 and could mine 70 million tons of sand and gravel over the next 20 years, with up to 1,200 truck trips a day in and out. In the first decade, 2 million tons could be mined each year, increasing to 4 million to 5 million tons a year over the next decade. McKeon said his efforts over the past two years to try to strike a compromise between the city and Cemex have stalled, and last year, Bureau of Land Management director Kathleen Clark told him the agency could not work on the deal. “The bill is controversial. It sets a precedent the BLM would not want to see established,” McKeon said. “This bill will have a rough time getting out of House. Cemex will furiously oppose the bill.” Cemex now has several options. The company could contact members of Congress who represent districts where the company has interests. It can hire lobby firms and form a partnership with the BLM. To pass the bill, the government would have to buy out the contract. McKeon said the agency would not want to give up the money. The congressman presides one of the biggest geographical districts in California, which includes the most BLM acreage in the state. Searches for comparable mineral deposits in McKeon’s district or adjoining areas failed to match the size of Santa Clarita’s deposit – the second largest deposit was 3 million tons, and with high transportation costs, proximity to the huge demand in Southern California is critical. McKeon said he has followed through with the bill to be responsive to his constituent, the city. “While I think it has a very slim chance of passing, that doesn’t mean I don’t give it my best effort,” he said. “It might help in furthering some negotiation between the city and Cemex.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
PATSY MCGONAGLE: The British AAA champs in Bedford focused attention on two of Finn Valley’s promising juniors both of whom have qualified for world juniors in Barcelona next month.First up on Saturday was Dempsey Mc Guigan in the hammer (in windy conditions) yet the end result 2 throws over 69m the best measured at 69.62m good enough for bronze and indeed now he faces a busy weekend next weekend at Mannheim on Saturday and then jumping on a plane for te national juniors Sunday.Also Saturday younger brother Dalton was in the steeple finishing 5th in 10.05.73 They had the U 23 and juniors in same race so he will run faster but needs to get in there and not be pushed around. The second medal came via Sarah Collins in the 3k an event she also takes in Spain in the worlds. Slow opening laps led by herself wasn’t going to work for a fast time and nobody else was prepared to take the front at that point but eventually they did get up to her in the person of Gorecka, Aldershot, European junior champion who returned 9.22.11 to win with Sarah who now runs 1500m next Sunday in Tullamore , 3rd on 9.42.37.Antrim Saturday and Sunday at a quick count 16 athletes from the Finn Valley club through to nationals to add to the numbers from Shercock last weekend.Somebody mentioned 44 of our younger members from there so at this point one has to comment all going well thus who were our achievers on this particular weekend?There was 10 athletes day one coming through the Q process that is Ulster Naoimh Mc Granaghan , Castlefin a treble in hammer 24.50m ., discus in 21.40m, and javelin with 25.59 the challenge is now to turn at least one of those disciplines into a strong medal return. Janine Boyle won the 80m and 200m but had to settle for silver in long but the future is bright for this Doosish NS girl. Bryan Mc Namee from Convoy won the 800m with 5 secs to spare over talented clubmate Denver Kelly while Jack McGeehan took the high jump title at 1.50m and most encouraging from a development point of view was Jade Leeper on day 2 a discus 27.11 and shot 10.83m double which clearly suggests she really must chase that international schools spot in the shot – it’s there for her for sure in the Tailteann games and of course there is John Kelly the St Johnston boy never far away from the front line in terms of acheivment – on this day a treble in shot 16.15,discus 39.37m, and javelin 49.16m what can you say….he meets a the challenge and continues to perform!Medals for Oisin Gallen in 1500m 4.28.65 against winner Lettterkenny’s Peter Gibbons 4.26.53. This young man is here to stay and will continue to improve impressive focus in recent times. Ian Brennan long jump silver 5.41 against a winning 5.51m and Blaithnaid Patton high at 1.55 competition won at 1.60m.Convoy’s Gavin Mc Laughlin javelin 34.04 a medal and a deserved tilt at nationals in July, the talented Caoimhe Mc Menamin is beginning to show a relish for the triple jump 3 jumps over 10m best of which was 10.13 now no doubt 10.70m is there so over to you Caoimhe!Good work being done here by Adrian Lecky in this event as coach a former Annadale athlete, a Castlederg man and a Northern Ireland international in the jumps.Ann McGill got a great boost with the performance of Niamh Murphy in the walk improving day on day and back in a competitive environment Danny Brown in 80m sprint with a medal return. A good few days and so we switch our attention to national juniors and under 23 champs and Dempsey Mc Guigan in compertition in Mannheim Saturday. Beyond that European champs in Helsinki with Tori Pena the sole local representative again in recent days she cleared 4.50m once again so all in all an exciting few weeks before the world shuts down for the London Olympics.In Lifford 5k Friday night Gerard Gallagher was 2nd with James speight 3rd while Teresa McGloin returned to the roads of Donegal to win the women’s section beyond that its the Finn Valley 5k in Aghyaran on Friday week and an enthusiastic response in indicated with initial entry already at 360 so we can expect 500 for this well organised event in the heart of West tyrone yet only a few miles from Ballybofey Friday week with all Finn Valley club people wearing club colours.This weekend the young brigade are in Cork for National children’s games and there is so much excitement round this event. Best of luck to all coaches,parents and children.Not forgetting of course that on Friday Kate Byrne gets married – and we wish her well! ATHLETICS: PATSY MCGONAGLE’S ATHLETICS REPORT was last modified: June 18th, 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)
*IMPORTANT NOTICE-U16 GAME POSTPONEDTHE Donegal U16 ladies development team game v Antrim has been postponed.The match was due to take place today in Buncrana but has now been postponed to another date as Antrim are unfortunately unable to travel. LADIES GAELIC GAME POSTPONED was last modified: April 9th, 2016 by John2Share 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)
Mark Cassidy leaving court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News pix.A FORMER Defence Forces soldier has been remanded in custody charged with planting a bomb under a car in Letterkenny.Mark Cassidy, (30), from Ballyderowen, Burnfoot appeared before Letterkenny District Court today. He faced two charges relating to an explosion under a vehicle parked outside a house in Manor View Park, Long Lane, Letterkenny on November 22, 2013.The blast caused damage to the car belonging to 60-year-old Alan Coyle.Garda Detective Sergeant Mick Galvin told Judge Paul Kelly that he arrested Cassidy at Letterkenny court house at 10.15am today.He charged Cassidy with possession of explosives at Manorview Park, Letterkenny on November 22, 2013.He also charged him with possession of an improvised explosive device causing damage to No 22 Manorview Park and to a Mitsubishi Jeep and possessing the device in a way which was likely to endanger the lives of Alan Coyle, Geraldine Coyle and Katie Coyle.When two charges were put to him, DS Galvin said Cassidy had said “no reply” to each of the charges.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the judge that the alleged offences came under the terms of the Offences Against the State Act.However, he said, the Director of Public Prosecutions had decided the case should be heard before the ordinary courts and not the non-jury Special Criminal Court.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher asked if the book of evidence could be presented within four weeks.There was no application for bail.Judge Kelly remanded Cassidy in custody to appear again via video link at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.FORMER SOLDIER IN COURT ON DONEGAL BOMB CHARGES was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by John2Share 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:bombchargesletterkennyMARK CASSIDY
Well-known Donegal photographer Eoin McGarvey has revealed his relief after he thought he had lost a camera worth over €2,000. McGarvey, was at the National Ploughing Championships this afternoon when he realised he had lost his camera.Looking for a camera amongst a crowd of 80,000 people was similar to the old cliché – ‘looking for a needle in a haystack’. Thankfully an very honest women found the camera and handed it into Gardaí.After a frenetic search for over an hour, McGarvey was almost resigned to the fact he may have lost the camera for good.He decided to ask the Gardaí was it handed it and low and behold it was – much to the delight of a very relieved McGarvey.He posted the following message on Facebook, “Disturbing sort of a day at the National Ploughing Championships but thankfully a happy ending! “Mislaid my camera – over €2,000 worth. It was missing for well over an hour in the midst of an 80,000 crowd, but thankfully a good honest lady handed it in to the Gardaí – phew!!!! McGarvey is a postman for An Post – and we hope he doesn’t mislay any letters or packages for the rest of the week! DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER REVEALS HIS RELIEF AFTER ACT OF HONESTY AT NATIONAL PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: September 22nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:news
KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi says KCCA did not deserve to win at home to Mbarara (file photo)LUGOGO – KCCA FC squandered a chance to go top of the league on Wednesday evening as they were held to a goalless draw at home to Mbarara City.The Kasasiro Boys came into the game three point behind leaders Vipers SC and a win would see them go top of the summit on goal difference.However, that would not be the case as Mbarara proved to be a thorn in the foot and managed to hold onto their third consecutive stalemate with KCCA.After the game in which KCCA were expected to walk away with all three points, their manager Mike Mutebi came out and said he was satisfied with the draw.“In my opinion, a draw was a fair result for both sides, said Mutebi in his post-match interview.“On paper we start as favourites especially when we are at home but like i said, it is all different once the game starts.“The things we teach our players didn’t help today (Wednesday) because Mbarara played for their lives and they were well organised so they made it very difficult for us.KCCA will now head into their next fixture away to Vipers two points behind the Venoms but Mutebi insists that will not make them alter their approach.“We know we have competition and we have to do our job but unfortunately we couldn’t win today (Wednesday).“We are away to Vipers in the next game but we will go there, try to play and win.KCCA and Mbarara have now drawn their last three league meetings (0-0, 1-1 and 0-0), ever since the Ankole Lions returned to the top flight last season.The 0-0 draw on Wednesday means that KCCA have taken eight points from a possible 12 at home this season having defeated Tooro 2-1, Bright Stars 2-0 and drew 0-0 with Kirinya JSS.They have now gone 22 home game minus tasting defeat in the league, winning 17 and drawing five.The Kasasiro Boys currently sit second on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League log with 11 points from their first 11 outings.For Mbarara, the point means they slop into 8th on the log having accumulated seven points from their first five games.In their next fixtures, KCCA are away to Vipers on Saturday while Mbarara entertains SC Villa in Kavumba on the same day.Comments Tags: KCCA FCMbarara CityMike Mutebitop