CBA tops TRN harriers to repeat as SC champions

first_imgBY TIM MORRISStaff Writer CBA tops TRN harriers to repeat as SC champions BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Christian Brothers Academy confirmed that it is the best team in the Shore Conference by convincingly winning its highly anticipated showdown with Toms River North. Saturday’s Shore Conference Cross Country Championships was one of the most highly anticipated meets of the season, pitting the Colts, ranked No. 2 in the state and TR North, No. 3, against each other for the first time this year. The Mariners have emerged in the last three years as a contender to CBA’s Shore crown. Two years ago it was Toms River North prevailing and ending CBA’s 19-year winning streak. Last fall, the Colts got the title back escaping by a single point, 84-85, in one of meet’s greatest finishes. With both CBA (Monmouth) and Toms River North (Ocean) impressively winning their respective county championships, an epic race was expected Saturday. It wasn’t quite as dramatic as last year’s one-points win, but nevertheless, exciting, as CBA topped Toms River North, 42-59. The Colts put four runners in the Top 10 and their fifth man was 14th. The Mariners had two in the Top 10 and placed all five runners in the first 20. Red Bank Regional teammates Joe Kingsbery (15:59.74) and Robbie Dennis (15:59.95) dominated the individual race with Kingsbery tacking on the conference title to his Monmouth County win. The drama took place behind the two Bucs. The Colts’ Will Meolfchik got things going for CBA by out-running TRN’s Ocean County champion Chris Pisano for third place.Melofchik’s 16:07.36 for the 5K Holmdel Park course was the eighth fastest this year. Pisano followed in 16:09.51. Next, Jake Zorski finished one place again of TRN’s Dan Bingham, 16:16.78-16:16:24.56. The Colts then salted the victory away with Chris Horel finishing 10th (16:41), Theo Shaheen 11th (16:45) and Pat Ryan, 16th (16:51). In team scoring they were ninth, 10th, and 14th. CBA’s five-runner average of 16:32.40 was almost a full 10 seconds better than the Mariners (16:42.20). Holmdel’s Hornets were sixth (228) led by Adam Lampell’s 29th place (17:18). Jeff Cody finished second among the Hornets in 40th overall (17:36). John Smith led the Matawan Huskies with his 12th place (16:48). Tom Walsh was 32nd (17:21) as Matawan finished 12th (316). Raritan was 13th led by Matt Dahl, 51st (17:49), and Middletown South was 15th (360) topped by Ryan Brennessel’s 57th (17:57). For the girls, Middletown South’s Jamie Liberti continues to run faster each week. In a race dominated by Ocean County (one-two-three led by winner Jennifer Clausen of Jackson in 18:30), the Eagle senior was the first Monmouth County runner across the line in fourth place, clocking 19:52. She held off Ocean’s Erin Enderly, who had beaten her for the Monmouth County title, who ran 19:54 Saturday. South’s girls finished fifth (211) in the team standings. Toms River East won it all with 134 points. Alex Beaver was South’s second scorer, finishing 23rd overall (20:52). Holmdel was 10th led by the 17th place of Lisa Picascia (20:40). No. 2 scorer Wendy Shuwei Wang was 31st (21:03) and Dannie Shudan Wang, 42nd (21:26). Mater Dei’s Amanda Mahler was 19th (20:44) and helped the Seraphs finish 15th (367). This weekend the NJSIAA state sectionals will be held at Holmdel Park. The top 10 runners from each of the four groups in the Central Jersey section plus the top five teams will advance to the State Group championships on Nov. 15 at Holmdel Park.last_img read more

Neymar treble inspires PSG to 6-1 rout of Red Star

first_imgParis St Germain got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 6-1 home rout of Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday as Brazil forward Neymar lit up a lop-sided Group C clash with a hat-trick.Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe added a goal each as the French champions ripped into 1991 European Cup winners Red Star, who were spared a heavier defeat by goalkeeper Milan Borjan.The result left PSG on three points from two games after their opening 3-2 defeat by Liverpool, who visit Napoli in the group’s 1900 GMT kick off. Napoli were held to a surprise 0-0 draw at Red Star in their opening match.It was one-way traffic from the start in Paris as the home side raced into a 2-0 lead with two goals in two minutes as Neymar curled a delightful free kick past Borjan in the 20th minute before he converted a fine run and pass by Mbappe.Cavani made it 3-0 with a deflected shot from inside the penalty area in the 37th minute before Di Maria added a fourth from close range after Thomas Meunier floated in a superb pass with the outside of his foot.In between the goals and early in the second half, Borjan pulled off a string of superb saves to deny Neymar and Mbappe on multiple occasions as PSG carved open Red Star’s defence at will, with Mbappe also guilty of some sloppy finishing.Mbappe finally found the back of the net in the 70th minute after a dazzling move involving Neymar and Juan Bernat left the 19-year-old with a simple tap in from six metres.Red Star, playing in the competition’s group stages for the first time, scored their maiden goal on the big stage when midfielder Marko Marin buried a shot from 12 metres into the top corner in his team’s first purposeful move.Borjan could only offer a wry smile when Neymar put the icing on the cake of a brilliant individual performance as he unleashed another breathtaking free kick from 30 metres in the 81st minute before he was substituted.Cavani had the ball in the back of the net again shortly afterwards but the goal was disallowed for a marginal offside as PSG kept their feet on the pedal until the final whistle.last_img read more

Oxford dictionary updates definition of ‘yid’ to include Spurs fans

first_imgThe definition of the word “Yid” in the Oxford English Dictionary has been updated to include “a supporter of or player for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club”.Usage of the term to describe Jewish people can be considered offensive, but some Spurs fans have historically adopted the word in terrace chants.The club has a sizeable Jewish fan base, who have been targeted with anti-Semitic behaviour.But Tottenham have labelled the dictionary’s new definition as “misleading”.Organisations working to combat anti-Semitism condemned some Spurs fans’ use of the word, with one saying it was “a badge of shame” for the club.The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), has also added the closely related word “Yiddo”, among a number of changes and new entries made in January.The dictionary’s publisher, The Oxford University Press (OUP), said in a statement that the word is labelled as “offensive and derogatory”, with reference to Tottenham Hotspur being “a reflection of the evidence for the word”.“As we state at the closely related word YID… Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is traditionally associated with the Jewish community in north and east London, and the term is sometimes used as a self-designation by some Tottenham fans,” it added.“We will ensure the context for this connection is very clear in both definitions.”The OUP said the OED was a “historical dictionary” that “records the usage and development of words in the English language”.“We reflect, rather than dictate, how language is used which means we include words which may be considered sensitive and derogatory. These are always labelled as such,” it added.At football matches, Spurs fans can often be heard chanting “Yid army”, “yiddo” and “the thing I love most is being a Yid”.But the word Yid is controversial, even among the club’s fanbase, and high-profile Jewish people have raised concerns about its usage.Comedian and writer David Baddiel has challenged the acceptability of the chanting of the word at football matches.In 2010, he and his brother Ivor made a short film, “The Y-word”, that featured footballers saying use of the word was racist and offensive.But Stephen Pollard, editor of the Jewish Chronicle, tweeted on Wednesday: “Not controversial among many of the Jewish Spurs supporters, such as myself, who are proud to be Yiddos.”In December, Tottenham Hotspur released the results of a poll on “the Y-word” that received more than 23,000 responses.It revealed that 33% of respondents use the Y-word “regularly” in a footballing context, while only 12% would use it outside of this context.Some 94% acknowledged the word can be considered a racist term against a Jewish person and nearly a half of respondents wanted supporters to abandon or use it less in chants.In a commentary on the word’s historic links, the club said “the Y-word was historically adopted by Spurs fans as a defence mechanism in order to ‘own’ the term and thereby deflect anti-Semitic abuse at that time in the 1970s”.But it added that the poll responses indicated that few believed use of the word was effective in deflecting such abuse.A club spokesman said: “As a club we have never accommodated the use of the Y word on any club channels or in club stores and have always been clear that our fans (both Jewish and gentile) have never used the term with any intent to cause offence.“We find the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of the word misleading given it fails to distinguish context and welcome their clarification.”A spokesman for the Community Security Trust, a charity working to protect British Jews from anti-Semitism, said: “The OED have introduced several Jewish-related terms, so it is important that those which are anti-Semitic or otherwise offensive are clearly marked as such.“Ultimately, it is some Spurs fans, not the OED, that have brought this racist term to wider public attention and potential use.”A spokesman for the Antisemitism Policy Trust said: “This Y-word is now and has long been part of the vocabulary of hate used on the football terraces and elsewhere.“It should be a badge of shame for Tottenham that the club is associated with the word. The club could and should be doing more to prevent its use.“The OED must make clear that the Y-word is a term of abuse, and perhaps it could have done so more clearly when publishing details of the newly included words”last_img read more

Ajax aiming to relive past glories

first_img Bosz believes his team’s trip to Stockholm to play Manchester United is proof clubs with limited budgets but talented young players can still have an impact, at least in Europe’s second-tier club competition. “For a long time people in Holland said it’s not possible for a Dutch team to play any finals anymore because the financial difference between the big clubs in Europe and the Dutch clubs is so big now,” he said. “But we’ve made it.” Ajax, runners-up to Feyenoord in the Dutch league this season, are back in a European final thanks to their renowned youth programme, which has for decades churned out talented stars, and the club’s knack for scouting stars of the future. Amsterdam was the first overseas stop for Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will miss the final in his home country because of injury. Ajax have uncovered another Scandinavian star in Kasper Dolberg, the 19-year-old striker who already has six goals in the Europa League this season and whose cool finishing has earned comparisons to Marco van Basten. Dolberg scored a goal in each leg of Ajax’s semi-final victory over Lyon. Partnering Dolberg up front will be 21-year-old Burkina Faso forward Bertrand Traore, who is on loan from Chelsea and set to again run into the manager who lured him to London – Jose Mourinho. Davinson Sanchez, a 20-year-old Colombian who has been one of Ajax’s most consistent defenders all season, is the only player in the team with experience of a major final – he won the Copa Libertadores in July 2016 with Atletico Nacional. Proof of impact AMSTERDAM (AP): A year ago, Ajax could dominate possession but struggled to stamp its authority on quality opponents. After one season in charge, coach Peter Bosz has transformed the long-dormant Dutch powerhouse into a dynamic team of young players who swarm forward in attack and are just as aggressive in defence. What has he changed to achieve the turnaround? “Almost everything,” Bosz said ahead of his team’s Europa League final against Manchester United in Stockholm today. “When I started, I knew how to play, but I didn’t know with which players,” Bosz said. “Now the players understand exactly what I mean – pressing, high pressing and high ball tempo, how we build up from behind, these kinds of things.” That philosophy is hardly new to Ajax. It’s the swift-passing style of play that won the Amsterdam club three straight European Cups in the early 1970s and the Champions League in 1995. But since a 1-0 victory over AC Milan in Vienna 22 years ago, and a loss on penalties against Juventus in the Champions League final the following year, Ajax have been largely left behind by free-spending European powers.last_img read more

Self-help the order of the day

first_imgDear Editor,Recently, residents of the forgotten community in Providence have resorted to contracting a private individual to weed the road shoulders along the road leading into the community. This is the road close to the Green Field Park entrance. Editor, I say forgotten because since the last election, nothing has been done in the community with regards to maintenance, sanitation and least of all, drainage and irrigation.This community was birthed out of the Housing Ministry’s ‘Turn Key’ initiative, under the previous administration. It was once brimming with potential. What a sight it was to see all of the brightly coloured homes lining the streets, which, because it was a new community, was finished with crusher run. Three years on and the streets are almost impassable. Nothing has been done since that time, even though the community has about 97 per cent occupancy. We were told that the roads would be completed when the community became populated. Again, this was under the previous administration and we have all been forgotten.With regards to the overgrowth of vegetation, the road leading into the community, which I mentioned earlier, is unsafe due to the thick vegetation on the sides. Cars passing on this stretch, made for two lanes, would have to take turns to pass each other, and the cattle walking on the already narrow roadway does not make it any safer. Concerned residents contacted the NDC who explained that the scheme was not yet handed over. When contacted, the Communities Ministry said that the NDC has responsibility for the area.The residents are now being given the royal push around. But, since the area is still our home, as citizens, we took it upon ourselves to repair the roads (using builder’s waste) and most recently, some have taken on the responsibility to clear the road shoulders.Even though it is commendable that the community is banding together, it is absolutely shameful that the Regional Authorities and the Ministry officials have totally forgotten this community. A community of young, tax-paying professionals. I gather that the future of community development is through self-help.Sincerely,Annmarie Singhlast_img read more

Another tour of duty for Schrock

first_imgSolon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga MOST READ Asian Cup goal scorer Stephan Schrock has put on hold his plans to retire from international football as he joins the Philippine squad in its China training camp that includes a friendly against the Chinese national team on Friday in Guangzhou.Schrock, who skipped the training camp in Bangkok in March, was among the key returnees from the Asian Cup squad in January as coach Scott Cooper aims to put together the strongest lineup for the World Cup Qualifiers starting September.ADVERTISEMENT Still the main creative player for his club, Ceres-Negros, Schrock will link up with former club teammate Patrick Reichelt, who has been in fantastic form with eight goals so far for Melaka United in the first division in Malaysia.Schrock had hinted of retirement after scoring against Kyrgyzstan in a 3-1 loss during the group stage of the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. But the midfield dynamo has decided to continue playing for the Azkals as he takes on the leadership mantle of the squad that won’t have longtime players Phil and James Younghusband. The Younghusband brothers have been without a club since last December and were not selected by Cooper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing View comments 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baycenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES ‘Healing’ POC meet set June 13 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yulast_img read more

4-year-old dies in Tuschen accident

first_imgA Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), family is mourning the tragic loss of a four-year-old boy who was struck by a car on Tuesday in front of his home.The dead child has been identified as Ramkaran Mohan, called “Ram”, of Lot 1088 Tuschen New Housing Scheme, EBE. He took his last breath while receiving medical attention at the West Demerara Regional Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.Dead: Little Ramkaran MohanGuyana Times understands the child was reportedly struck down while returning home with his five-year-old brother and teenage uncle, after they went to a shop obliquely oppose their home to purchase a ball.Speaking with this newscast on Wednesday, the lad’s paternal grandmother, Bibi Nazmoon Khan, related to this newspaper that on Tuesday around 11:30h, Ram asked for permission to go buy a ball and his mother then asked the teenager to accompany him and his brother to the shop across the road.At the time, Ram’s mother was watching them from the veranda and they crossed the road and went into the stop. She then went back into the house and seconds later, the teenager rushed upstairs informing them that Ram was struck down and was taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.According to the grandmother, her adopted son along with the teenager who accompanied the brothers to the shop, related to them that he was standing at the corner of the road with each of the boys holding his hands, waiting to cross when the silver Toyota Primo, bearing registration number PVV 5084, struck the child.“The boy was waiting to cross with the two lil boys because he see the car coming so he was waiting for it to pass before they cross but then she (the car driver) swerve into the grass corner and hook the child. She run over the child and she drag him, she didn’t stop. The boy (teenager) had to run behind the car and stop the car, and then she knows that she had the child under the car,” the grandmother explained in tears.Khan added that the woman removed the child from under the vehicle and had someone nearby drive them to the hospital. At that point the family was still unaware of the accident. However, by the time they arrived at the medical institution, the child was being seen by the doctor and they were not allowed to see him.According to the distraught woman, due to the severe condition of her grandson, he had to be transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where he subsequently succumbed.“When we reach at Best (West Demerara Regional Hospital), the doctor called us in and told us that the baby skull is damaged and his brains scattered. He said there is nothing they could do, that the baby is not breathing off his own,” the woman related.Khan said that the doctors had Ram on a life support machine, feeding him oxygen to aid with his breathing; however, he was not responding to treatment. The distressed woman added that the doctors did not give up and were trying to put in a tube to see if the child would breathe on his own but unfortunately, they lost him.The accident occurred at about 11:30h but four-year-old Ram died sometime around 15:15h.The boy’s mother was too distraught to talk and was seen holding her youngest of two sons’ photo, crying uncontrollably. Meanwhile, the father expressed his anger at the way the Police Officers at the Leonora Police Station treated him on Tuesday night when he went to enquire about the case.The female driver has since been taken into Police custody and is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Shujaa drop to Challenge Trophy after Boks loss

first_img0Shares0000Oscar Ayodi in action for Kenya against France at the Cape Town Sevens in South Africa on December 9, 2017. PHOTO/World RugbyNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 9- Kenya dropped to the challenge trophy – and will face Samoa on Sunday morning – after losing their second Group A match, going down 26-7 to series leaders South Africa at the cape Town Sevens on Saturday evening.Heading into the tie against the Springboks, Kenya needed to win to earn themselves a slot in the Main Cup semis for the second consecutive time after losing their opener against France, but they didn’t have enough to down the leaders and circuit defending champions. Shujaa started the tournament – the second stop of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – on a poor footing, going down 21-14 to France, but they managed to bounce back in the second tie with a 31-0 whitewash of Russia.But with a must win tie against a side that blanked them 48-5 a week ago in Dubai, Kenya couldn’t measure up to the height, the South Africans running in four tries, three of which were converted while Kenya only had one converted try for a consolation.Playing infront of the home crowd, the motivated Springboks dotted down first through Ruhan Nel who dotted down under the posts, finishing off a flowing move from the hosts. Branco du Preez booted home the conversion, South Africa going 7-0 up.Shujaa nonetheless drew back level when Ambaka sprinted into the try box from the left after Kenya won the ball straight off the restart, Sammy Oliech offloading for Ambaka. Brian Tanga added in the extras.Nonetheless, the resilient South Africans regained the lead, going 14-7 up via Kyle Brown’s try converted by du Preez.Brown sneaked in powering away from his marker after South Africa quickly started out a set piece after Nelson Oyoo had been sent to the sin bin.They took the comfortable lead into half time.In the second half, the Boks kept their dominance over Kenya and skipper Philip Snyman dotted down with Cecil Afrika booting home the extras after his side had regained possession from a counter rack.Seabelo Senatla then put the icing on the cake for the hosts with his 201st career try, sneaking down on the left. The effort from the conversion went wide, but the damage was long done.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Barrett brothers fire up Hurricanes as Rebels down Reds

first_imgIn Melbourne, the Will Genia-led Rebels ground out a 30-24 win to shore up their place at the top of the Australian conference, making the most of two Reds’ yellow cards.Tries came from Wallabies Marika Koroibete, Dane Haylett-Petty, and Tetera Faulkner, along with Anaru Rangi.At Eden Park, the Blues enjoyed 60 percent possession, but were repeatedly denied by desperate defence as the Hurricanes posted their fifth straight victory for a record second only to competition leaders Canterbury Crusaders.“We’ve won a few tight games and that builds character,” captain TJ Perenara said.“We were probably a little bit inaccurate around the middle of the park and that’s not good enough for us.”It was the Blues’ fourth consecutive loss and their eighth straight against the Hurricanes, stretching back to 2015.Blues fly-half Sam Nock opened the scoring with a try in the ninth minute, swooping on Patrick Tuipulotu’s pass.The ‘Canes scored against the run of play when Ngani Laumape stole the ball and sent Ben Lam off for a try with his first touch of the match.Jordie Barrett, playing at fullback, made two try-saving tackles to deny the Blues, then scored at the other end to give his chances of World Cup selection a timely boost.The Blues were camped on the Hurricanes danger zone early in the second half as Wellington conceded a string of penalties, culminating in a yellow card for Jeff Toomaga-Allen.The pressure finally paid off when Dalton Papalii crossed in the corner in the 60th minute, although a missed conversion kept the Hurricanes ahead 14-12.Another period of Blues dominance followed, but the Hurricanes again came out on top when Beauden Barrett snared a stray James Parsons pass and scampered away for an intercept try before Jordie sealed the win with a penalty.– Back to winning ways –In Melbourne, the Rebels desperately needed a win to set up the back end of the season after an impressive start to the year faltered with three straight defeats.“Was a good win, we had to grind it out there in some tough conditions,” said skipper Haylett-Petty.“We put pressure on them, especially when they had some (yellow) cards. We obviously wanted to get back to winning ways, but also our brand of rugby — and we did through patches there.”They had all the early possession, but made too many errors with a slippery ball and Bryce Hegarty kicked a penalty to put the Reds in front.When Reds skipper Samu Kerevi was yellow carded on 16 minutes for tackling Genia in the air, the Rebels grabbed the advantage with Koroibete busting through the defence for a try off a dominant set piece.They got their second after an intense period of pressure saw hooker Rangi flop over after a powerful driving maul from a lineout. Quade Cooper converted both times.Against the run of play, the Reds kept in touch with a try just before half-time as youngster Isaac Lucas got his first touchdown in Super Rugby.But with Scott Higginbotham in the sin bin at the start of the second stanza, the Rebels pressed hard and produced two tries in the opening 10 minutes, from Faulkner after a move from within their own half and then Haylett-Petty.Harry Hoopert pulled one back for the Reds from a rolling maul but the damage had been done and a late Reece Hodge penalty ensured the win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jordie Barrett (left) and his brother Beauden inspired the Hurricanes to victory over the Blues © AFP/FileWELLINGTON, New Zealand, May 10 – Beauden and Jordie Barrett inspired Wellington Hurricanes to a dogged victory over the Auckland Blues at Eden Park Friday, as the Melbourne Rebels snapped a three-game losing streak to beat the Queensland Reds.Each brother scored a try in the 22-12 win to maintain the Hurricanes’ recent stranglehold over their North Island rivals.last_img read more

Congo hero Were relishing Greek life

first_img0Shares0000Former AFC Leopards stars, Paul Were (right) and Jacob Keli in training with Harambee Stars on Thursday, September 3, 2015. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, September 3 – Speedy Harambee Stars winger, Paul Were is now a happy man at Greek outfit AEL Kalloni where he believes he is standing on the door step of featuring in the lucrative UEFA Champions League.Were’s future was mired in confusion when in June when he attempted to join league champions, Gor Mahia, from relegated Premier Soccer League side, Amazulu FC, but his International Transfer Certificate was not acquired in time for him to play in the second leg of the domestic top flight. The former AFC Leopards hero who penned a three-year contract with the SuperLeague club is hoping to get more playing time to attract the attention of top sides, Olympiakos Pireaus who are in this season’s Champions League group stage and fellow Greek giants, Panathinaikos.“Things are good with my new club, I have already settled. We are being treated well, given a house and car. It’s a competitive league so it’s up to me to be disciplined and work hard.“It’s a professional league and with that, I think it’s a good challenge for me because if I work hard and play well, I might go to England because we are playing with big teams that have been in the Champions League,” Were, who became a free agent after terminating his contract with Amazulu FC, narrated.Were revealed he had to cut short his stint with the Durban based club after lacking play time.He is looking forward to make his Kalloni debut when he returns from international duty when Kenya host Zambia in their second match of the Gabon 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers on Sunday.“I didn’t have play time in South Africa because the coach who signed me was sacked and the one who replaced him came with his own players and philosophy. But I’m sure at Kalloni, I will get play time and it’s a nice place for me to market myself.“My target is to play in Olympiakos or Panathinaikos. I joined when the team had finished their pre-season so the three weeks I was there, the coach wanted me to reach the level of other players. I believe the capability and skills I have will help my team win,” Were, who will don number 29 jersey, said.After two matches, Kalloni is at the bottom of the 16-team log after losing all their matches with the latest seeing them falling 4-0 to Panathinaikos where Were was an unused substitute.-Team work –Were, who scored the goal that saw his side draw with Congo Brazzaville, urged his team-mates to embrace team work in their game against the Chipolopolo.“This is our time and we should use it well because it will take long before we get a chance like this. We need unity, concentration, discipline and the support from fans and I’m sure we will make it.“Zambia are tactically and physically good but at the end of the day we have the advantage because we have many experienced players who play in different parts of the world. We are taking each game at a time.”Kalloni will be the fifth club for the FISA academy graduate after turning out for Mathare Youth, Tusker FC, Leopards and Amazulu.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more