Simba claw Homeboyz; into Super Cup final

first_imgAllan Wanga, Benjamin Oketch, Noah Wafula and Eston Esiye scored for Homeboyz while Haruna Niyonzima, Erasto Nyoni, Shomari Kapombe and Shiza Kichuya scored for Simba.The game was forced into penalties after a barren draw in regulation time.Among the changes that Simba SC head coach Pierre Lechantre made to his squad included bringing in the ball playing Kichuya, seeking to add some creativity in attack.Homeboyz had the first opportunity of the game in the 19th minute but Wanga’s effort was easily picked out by the keeper.In the 26th min Wafula received a long through ball from the midfield, but he fluffed his shot before his second attempt was deflected for a fruitless corner.  Ali Bai was next in line for an opportunity for the home side on the half hour mark, but his shot went over the bar.Simba turned the tide as the half progressed and Smith Ouko had to come to the rescue of his side to block a shot from Niyonzima after the Rwandese picked up the ball from a Moses Chikati blunder in midfield.Keeper Mike Wanyika then made a good save again from Niyonzima before Esiye made a goalline clearance to deny Yassin Muzamiru.-Second Half-Chances were few and far in between in the second half, tired feet from both teams clearly reducing the pace of the game.Kakamega Homeboyz coach Paul Nkata made a change bringing in Opondo for Ali Bai as he sought to add some bit of strength into the attack.Homeboyz had a chance in the 58th minute when Collins Kisuya’s long searching ball found Wafula at the edge of the box but his attempt at heading over keeper Aishi Manula who was already out of his line was futile.Seven minutes later, Opondo had an effort with a low shot from the edge of the box after some quick play from Homeboyz, but keeper Manula was equal to the task making a good save.Ten minutes to the end, Simba would have stolen off the victory but Rwandese skipper Niyonzima missed a header at point blank after Hussein Mohammed’s curling freekick from the right evaded everyone in the box.In the 89th minute, Wanga had a chance to hit a crushing goal but his diving header off a Moses Mudavadi cross was well saved by a full diving Manula.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Simba beat Homeboyz on penalties, into Super Cup finalNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 7- Just like he did in the quarter finals, Jonas Mkude scored the winning penalty once again as Tanzanian giants Simba SC qualified for the final of the SportPesa Super Cup with a 5-4 post-match penalties win over Kakamega Homeboyz at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Thursday.Homeboyz missed their last penalty with Wycliffe Opondo striking high over the bar while Mkude stepped up in confidence scoring Simba’s final kick of the first five.last_img read more


first_imgMcELHINNEYThe death has taken place in the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of David McElhinney, Portnablagh, Dunfanaghy. Removal today from the hospice at 4pm going to his late residence. House private please. Funeral arrangements to be confirmed later.LOWRY The sudden death has taken place at his residence of Ivan Lowry, Drumatoland, St Johnston. Funeral from there on Sunday at 2pm going to St Eunan’s Hall, Mc Bride St, Raphoe, and afterwards to Clonleigh Parish Churchyard for burial in the family plot. Family flowers only please – Donations in lieu if desired to Dr Keating, Respiratory Consultant, Surgical One, Letterkenny General Hospital, c/o Gibson Funeral Directors, Convoy.WRENThe death has taken place in Lifford Hospital of Mary Ellen Wren, formerly Carrickadawson, Raphoe, sister of Seamus Gallagher. Her remains are reposing at her niece Sarah Bradley’s residence at Carrickadawson, Raphoe. Funeral from there tomorrow (Saturday) at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Columba’s Church, Dromoghill with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.McLAUGHLIN The death has occurred at The Nursing Unit, Buncrana of John McLaughlin, 16 Colmcille Village, Cleagh, Clonmany. Remains reposing at The Oratory, Colmcille Village. Funeral from there tomorrow (Saturday) to St Mary’s Church, Clonmany, for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Oratory private from 10pm – 10am. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Buncrana Nursing Unit c/o any family member.NULTYThe sudden death has taken place of Michael Nulty, Stragill, Buncrana. Funeral arrangements later.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011 was last modified: October 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CEO HMM Looking to Double Vessel Capacity by 2022

first_imgzoom South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) intends to double its vessel capacity by 2022 as part of the company’s long-term plan, C.K. Yoo, HMM President & CEO, said in its New Year message. The plan includes the recently unveiled 22,000 TEU newbuilding construction project that is expected to be realized this year.As explained by Yoo, HMM’s maritime technology sector needs to improve the efficiency of ships operation in an effort to enhance the safety and fuel consumption. Further, the sector needs to focus on all of the technologies applicable to the building of mega containerships, in addition to keeping a close eye on new technologies which may turn out to be a “game changer.”To prepare for mega growth in 2020, the company plans to launch many projects in the IT sector such as the upgrade of operational and analytic programs, in addition to equipment and ship optimization programs.“This year, the first year in our preparation for 2020, is likely to be another year of uncertainty. According to the latest reports from various maritime research institutions, while they are positive about the prospects of the world economy this year overall, they cite protectionism, unstable oil prices and regional oversupply of tonnage as negative challenges for the shipping industry,” Yoo said.“Under these circumstances, while we deal with such a fluid environment with flexibility and agility, we ought to persistently pursue growth and profitability,” he added.During the past year, the company concluded deals with K2 and 2M, making use of its tonnages and achieving “synergy as a result of the cooperation.” Now, HMM is to design products in newly added services in the East-West lane and offer more products, combined with expanded coverage in Asia through the cooperation with K2.In 2017, five VLCC and two 11,000 TEU containerships compliant with the new environmental regulations in 2020 were ordered or acquired by the company.“In the wet bulk sector, we will make the most of the new order for five VLCC vessels… Also, the dry bulk sector should revamp the tonnages to be more competitive as the old chartered tonnages are being returned to owners,” Yoo continued.HMM also acquired operational rights or partial ownership of several terminals at key hub ports in an aim “to establish a long belt of hub ports connecting East and West, from the US west coast ports to Rotterdam in Europe.”Moreover, the company reached the four million TEU milestone in annual lifting in 2017, compared to three million TEU in 2016.In the future, HMM’s focus will be on optimal use of vessel and terminal assets, as informed by the CEO.“I am convinced that these achievements have laid a solid foundation for our long-term plan where we continue to consider ways of doubling our vessel capacity by 2022 including the launching of mega containerships as we deem the environmental regulations in 2020 as a golden opportunity for our resurgence,” Yoo concluded.last_img read more