Vanuatu advance Team arrives for Games

first_imgIt is headed by Chef de Mission Eileen Nangan, who said they are ready for the games and have prepared well to challenge the other Pacific Island countries.“Like all other Pacific Island countries, we all want to go back not empty handed but with pride and happiness and Team Vanuatu will be one of the teams that will be aiming for medals during this game,” she said.She said the advance  team are here to see for themselves the preparation and also get the feel of the atmosphere and the spirit of the games in the country. She has been accompanied by 5 officials. Four of them will be observing the preparation and organisation of the event as Vanuatu will be hosting the event in 2017.Ms Nangan, who is from East New Britain and married to a Vanuatu man, says out of the 28 sporting codes, they will be participating in only 13.She said the special event that will be closely monitored is the Para table tennis where two of her disabled athletes will be participating.Team Vanuatu will be taking part in cricket, beach volleyball, boxing, karate, taekwondo, netball rugby touch, rugby, athletics, table tennis and tennis.Ms Nangan told PNG Loop that a total of 156 athletes will be participating excluding the officials.In terms of the games preparation, she said PNG has been preparing well and will host the games successfully.last_img read more

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Winless Police, Express lock horns as league returns

first_imgPolice FC players undergoing training in the build up to Tuesday’s home clash with ExpressStarTimes Uganda Premier LeaguePolice Vs ExpressStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 16-10-2018 @04:00pmLUGOGO – Police FC be hoping to register their first victory of the season when they host Express FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo .The Cops have won none of their two fixtures and lie in relegation zone with no points after 2-1 losses to Bul and Paidha Black Angels while the Red Eagles have picked up only a point in as many fixtures. Kefa Kisala’s charges drew 0-0 with URA FC in their opener before losing 3-1 away to Mbarara City.What the coaches are saying:Abdallah Mubiru, Police FC.“It is a must win for us since we are playing home and we are prepared to take on Express FC.“It is going to be a tough game I must say but we have trained well and a few changes will be made in the squad that lost to Paidah in Arua.“Our opponents want this win as much as we do so we must use the home advantage.Kefa Kisala, Express FC:“Police FC is a good side but my team is as equally good like them.“We are going to go there and try to win the game.“Am going to make changes in defence to make it hard for the opponents to get through.Team news:Police are expected to make a couple changes especially in defence with Tayimour Kimera most likely to get his first start in the campaign as Ronald Nyanzi, Ashraf Mugume and Ben Ocen are likely to retain their slots in attack.For Express, skipper Julius Ntambi, is likely to return to the team after missing the defeat to Mbarara due to injury.Match FactsThe Red eagles have had a lion’s share in the previous 16 league meetings between the two sides winning 6 and drawing 6.Police has won 4 of those including an emphatic double last season.The previous four fixtures have produced a total of 18 goals with police edging the recentThe other League fixtures on Friday:-Tooro united vs Kirinya SS –kavumba-Bul vs Paidah Black Angels- Njeru Techinal Centre.Comments Tags: Express FCpolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetoplast_img read more

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