Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Indiana Pacers parting with guard Lance Stephenson FILE – In this June 12, 2018 file photo Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving takes questions from reporters during a news conference in Boston. Irving doesn’t have to worry about free agency until next summer, though he’s got plenty to keep him busy for now. There’s a movie to promote and a knee to mend. He hopes he’s good on screen, but wants to be better than ever on the court. “Now becomes the real climb to Mount Everest, back to the top,” Irving said Monday, June 25, 2018. “So I’m just taking my time.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne)NEW YORK — Kyrie Irving doesn’t have to worry about free agency until next summer, though he’s got plenty to keep him busy for now.There’s a movie to promote and a knee to mend. He hopes he’s good on screen, but wants to be better than ever on the court.ADVERTISEMENT And he’s excited for “Uncle Drew,” in which Irving rounds up his old teammates to play in a tournament at New York’s Rucker Park. Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Nate Robinson star as his old running mates. They were on set with him when they started getting alerts that Irving had been traded.“Once it happened, the dancing just got a little better,” Irving said.Irving needed three hours of makeup daily to look like a senior citizen before the 14 hours a day of filming. He believes his love of basketball shows up through his role of wise old sage who hangs around the courts — though Irving himself hasn’t played on outdoor playgrounds in years.His game is indoors now, and he plans on being back there this summer before dealing with his own free agency next summer.“Not just the same way but also a lot better,” Irving said. “That’s where the focus has to be. If you leave any room for doubt or uncertainly, I mean you might as well get out of the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 LATEST STORIES That was on Father’s Day in 2016, the night Irving nailed the 3-pointer that helped the Cavaliers beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals for the franchise’s first championship.“The history, it’s already captured, man,” Irving said. “I was on one of the best teams in NBA history in my opinion, just accomplishing something that was that much bigger than ourselves. A feat that was, we’re one of no other teams. We’re like 1 of 1, in history. So for me, I think the biggest thing was giving that jersey to my dad, and if that’s where the No. 2 legacy ends, then cool.”Though Irving asked to be traded — a request LeBron James hoped the Cavs wouldn’t honor — he looks back fondly on his time in what’s now Sexton’s number.“I gave a lot of commitment and sacrifice to being there from Day 1, so to have that six-year span of doing some unbelievable things, I’m definitely happy about it,” he said. “I never shy away from that in terms of Cleveland giving me the opportunity to a 19-year-old kid of wearing No. 2. Now, it’s just a transition in the league.“There’s no hard feelings from my end. But now he has to start from kind of the chopping block just like everyone else did, so I’m excited for him.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan “Now becomes the real climb to Mount Everest, back to the top,” Irving said Monday. “So I’m just taking my time.”The Boston Celtics All-Star is hoping he can start playing again in a couple weeks. But he’s staying patient in his rehab from late-season surgery because of an infection in his knee, figuring the extra time can only help after he played deep into June the previous two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe was traded to the Celtics last summer while filming “Uncle Drew.” The movie, in which he plays an old playground basketball legend who started as a character in Pepsi commercials, premieres in New York on Tuesday and opens nationwide Friday.The Cavaliers gave Irving’s former jersey number to Collin Sexton, drafted last week with the No. 8 pick that Cleveland acquired from Boston in the trade. But Irving wasn’t upset, saying he already gave away the only Cavs’ No. 2 that matters to him — the one he wore while hitting the biggest shot in the franchise’s history.
Convicted drug mule Sarfraz Jalaladeenless than a day after Sarfraz Jalaladeen, 30, of Riverview, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport with almost 12 pounds of cocaine in milk powder packets, he was sentenced to serve four years in prison and fined $16.3 million.Jalaladeen made his court appearance on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate,Ann Mc Lennon, where he pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him.Reports are that Jalaladeen, who is a welder, and was travelling for the first time to the United States via a Caribbean Airlines flight, was intercepted by members of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Thursday evening when they became suspicious after noticing several packets of what appeared to be powdered milk in the man’s suitcases.A closer examination revealed that the milk packets were resealed and a further check was undertaken. It was then that the ranks realised that the contents of the packets were cocaine. He was arrested and taken to CANU headquarters where the illegal substance was weighed and proved to be just over 6kg.Jalaladeen provided a statement to CANU agents and was charged. He also provided additional information to the ranks as they continue their investigations.He reportedly told CANU ranks that he was promised US$7000 to traffic the illegal substance to New York but did not say if he is was paid an advance. Head of CANU, James Singh when contacted told Guyana Times that the drug enforcement unit will continue to hunt cocaine mules as the Anti-Narcotics Unit continued to crack down on the trafficking of narcotics.Singh noted that they have beefed up their operations at the two main ports of entry and it has been yielding results.
… concerns rise over proper storage, shortage of drugsIt was commotion and high drama when the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services, Dr Vindhya Persaud defied efforts by management of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) to restrict her delegation from accessing the drug bond during an organised tour of theDr Zulfikar Bux addressing members of the parliamentary Sectoral Committee on social services during its tour of the GPHCfacility on Wednesday.At the beginning of the announced tour, Committee members were informed that the tour will be confined to four departments – Accident and Emergency, Surgical Outpatient, Cardiac ICU and the Paediatric Unit.But as the visit winded down, Dr Persaud felt it was necessary to visit the bond in light of its importance to the operations of the Hospital.Tension immediately rose however when the Chairperson of the GPHC Board, Kesaundra Alves and other hospital staff attempted to prevent the parliamentarians from visiting the area.Alves insisted that the bond was not included in the tour as no preparations were made by the staff to facilitate the visit.Nonetheless, Dr Persaud led other Committee Members including Alister Charlie,Committee Members: Junior Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister, Valerie Garrido-Lowe and Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings during the tour of the GPHCDr Vishwa Mahadeo, as well as media personnel into the bond despite the resistance.Other Committee members who were present for the tour – Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings and Junior Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs Valerie Garrido-Lowe did not proceed to the bond.As Dr Persaud engaged with the staff, GPHC’s Chief Executive Officer, Allan Johnson made an entrance and ordered her and everyone else out of the bond.Johnson insisted that “the Minister” does not approve of the unannounced tour of the bond.Drug storageSpeaking to Guyana Times after the incident, Dr Persaud said the Committee expected a full tour of the facility to observe how things are managed daily and that there was no need to prepare staff. “What the Chair of the Board said to me that “we weren’t told that you wanted to go there” and so they didn’t prepare. But it doesn’t need to be prepared. We are here to see things as they are and that is why I went in despite of their protestation,” she explained.She noted that most of the departments they visited were in excellent condition and believes the tour was carefully orchestrated to prevent the Committee members from uncovering faults.Given the strenuous efforts exhausted to prevent the Committee members from accessing the bond, Dr Persaud said it appears that the GPHC has something to hide. Based on her brief, observations from within the bond, Dr Persaud said she also noticed that some of the drugs were not properly stored.Unsatisfied with the visit, the Chairperson of the parliamentary Committee said she will ensure that another tour is organised.Drug shortagesFurthermore, during a visit to the pharmacy, Senior Pharmacist, Jenelle Welch disclosed that there were a number of drug shortages affecting the operations of the Hospital, owing to patient overload and the untimely supply of the pharmaceuticals. In terms of injections, she said the pharmacy is out of immunoglobulin, midazolam, fortum, and insulin.Regarding tablets, she said the pharmacy does not have aspirin, metoprolol (which is critical for the treatment of cardiac patients, chest pains and hypertension), and atorvastatin for cholesterol patients.Pharmacy Manager (acting) Yvonne Bullen explained that the department usually makes requests for orders when the stock runs to a level of three months. Despite this system, the pharmacy is still affected by drug shortages.Director of Finance, Ronald Charles also explained that the timespan needs to be expanded to nine months.He noted too that another reason for the drug shortages is the inability of staff to determine an item is low in stock in a timely fashion.In this regard, he said efforts are being made to switch to an electronic process of quantification.OvercrowdingMeanwhile, some of the main issues plaguing the GPHC are the overcrowding of patients owing to the influx of referrals and the shortage of staff including both doctors and nurses.Head of the Accident and Emergency Department, Dr Zulfikar Bux explained that the Georgetown Public Hospital receives a significant number of referrals from different areas for various reasons and this impacts the majorly the services provided.“The unfortunate things with this emergency unit, this is the most critical department in the entire country in terms of patient care; the unfortunate thing is that this department service the entire city and also the entire country,” he stated.Dr Bux added, “we have a system in place, in terms of overcrowding… a plan that works very well, but it is still affected in terms of efficiency of care and effectiveness…. we cannot reject referrals, we have to take referrals. So there are times when there are four five hospitals calling sending patients, we don’t have beds but we still have to find ways to take care of them.”Compounding the situation is the issue of a staff shortage, Dr Bux lamented.He explained that a relatively stable ‘patients to nurse’ ratio would be five patients to one nurse for a low-income country but in Guyana’s case, it is about 10 patients to one nurse.There is also a shortage of doctors.“We would usually have a minimum of 16 doctors on a shift… but in terms of the doctors we would usually have a shift system… In the midnight, we have three doctors working… We would have 150 to 200 patients seen in here, 200-300 patients come here but we triage patients to the outpatient department but if you look at the doctor to patient ratio, each doctor would see about 10 patients, so if you looking at staffing for 24/7, you are looking at 30 doctors to staff the emergency,” Dr Bux explained.A senior management official told this newspaper that the problem lies with the peripheral hospitals, like those in Suddie and New Amsterdam, not functioning fully.He underscored the need for those health institutions to be upgraded and modernised to function fully in order to reduce the number of referrals so that GPHC would not be overburdened.
SUPERPUB SATURDAYS: All roads lead to Sister Sara’s again this weekend with management again offering a FREE €50 bar tab for those who like and share this post on Sister Sara’s Facebook page. That man resident DJ Marty Curran will have all your CHART, CLUB CLASSICS AND PARTY ANTHEMS to get you in partying spirit.Sister Sara’s is the idea venue to get you in the party vide this weekend, there’s always a great atmosphere in the bar and that is reflected in the huge crowds that descend on the bar every single weekend. This weekend promises to be more of the same and hopefully the weather stays good.Sister Sara’s is also the North West’s famed HEN night venue. 🙂ALL ROADS LEAD TO SUPERPUB SATURDAYS AT SISTER SARA’S was last modified: April 17th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’sSUPERPUB SATURDAYS
DONEGAL YOUTH LEAGUE –ROVERS SEAL TOP SPOTBonagee United 1 Letterkenny Rovers 3 Letterkenny Rovers secured top spot in the Northern Section of the Donegal Youth League with this comfortable 3-1 victory away to neighbours Bonagee United yesterday.Three first half goals were enough to give Rovers the three points to advance to the league decider against Southern Section winners Cappry Rovers in February for the much coveted Dick Duffy Memorial Cup.Rovers have been the form team in their section notching up seven wins and one draw from their eight games and following Fanad United’s 2-1 victory over Rosses Academy earlier in the day, Anthony Gorman’s young guns required a point from this derby to see the job complete.The crucial victory came seven days earlier courtesy of a 1-0 win over closest rivals Fanad United. On this occasion, two penalties from Kieran McPhearson and Dale Gorman followed by another McPhearson strike ensured there was no final day slip-up.Rovers went on the offensive in the opening exchanges and were rewarded with a goal on seven minutes after Bonagee goalkeeper David Tyrell upended McPhearson inside the penalty area and referee David Wogan had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.The striker duly hammered home from 12 yards to put his side in the driving seat.It was 2-0 on the quarter hour mark again from the penalty spot. Gorman was the pivotal figure this time as he was fouled following his burst into the penalty box and he made no mistake from the spot.Rovers added a third before half-time with McPhearson pouncing on a poor clearance from eight yards out to rifle into the top corner of the net.The second half was a largely stale encounter and the home side grabbed a consolation goal on 83 minutes when Jason Doherty slotted home from close range. Next week will see the opening round of fixtures in the Colin Breslin Cup. Holders Fanad make the trip to Erne Wanderers, Letterkenny Rovers will be fancied at home to Illistrin, Bonagee go to Drumbar and Cappry Rovers host Rosses Academy.Referee – David WoganResultsSaturday, 28th January Donegal Youth LeagueFanad United 2 Rosses Academy 1Bonagee United 1 Letterkenny Rovers 3FixturesSaturday, 4th FebruaryColin Breslin Cup Quarter-FinalsDrumbar v Bonagee United (Seamus McGory)Erne Wanderers v Fanad United (Liam Farren)Letterkenny Rovers v Illistrin (Kevin Logue)Cappry Rovers v Rosses Academy (David Wogan)Saturday, 11th FebruaryUlster Cup Prelim RoundErne Wanderers v DrumbarUlster Cup Quarter-FinalsRosses Academy v Bonagee UnitedFanad United v Buncrana HeartsLetterkenny Rovers v Cappry RoversAll games kick-off 2pm. Extra-time and penalties if required.Games reversible if home pitch unplayable.SOCCER: DONEGAL YOUTH LEAGUE – ROVERS SEAL TOP SPOT was last modified: January 29th, 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:BONAGEE UNITEDLetterkenny Rovers
Letterkenny Rovers clubman Eric White, appeared on RTE’s Soccer Republic show last night to discuss the controversial sacking of Roddy Collins. The popular Letterkenny man has his finger on the pulse when it comes to all the major soccer issues in the North West, and it was White who broke the news on Sunday that Collins had been sacked.White, who works for BBC Radio Foyle, told Soccer Republic presenter Peter Collins that an amicable meeting took place between Collins and the Derry City board, and that the meeting was reported to have lasted for around twenty minutes. White also said Peter Hutton and Marty McCann had taken first-team training yesterday morning, but said former Harps manager Paul Hegarty and Institute manager Paul Kee have been linked with the job.White added that Peter Hutton will take temporary charge of the side for this weekend, and he may stay on as a caretaker manager until the end of the season.Collins was dismissed from his position as manager on Sunday following a string of poor results at the Brandywell.Collins won just two out of 12 league matches, which led Derry City supporters to turn against the flamboyant Dubliner. His short tenure as manager was not without incident, with public fall-outs with star striker Rory Patterson and defender Shane McEleney well documented.However, a dispute between him and assistant manager Peter Hutton was said to be final straw for the Derry City board, who moved swiftly to part company with Collins.LETTERKENNY ROVERS ERIC WHITE APPEARS ON SOCCER REPUBLIC was last modified: May 13th, 2014 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) Tags:BBCEric WhitenewsSoccer RepublicSport
smart causal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won If you want to be one of the best teams in world football, you’re going to need to spend big money.It’s the only way in the modern game with four clubs now spending more than £1billion on transfers across the last eight years. ADVICE 8 Gareth Bale was a world-record signing from Tottenham Hotspur. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and PhilIppe Coutinho are the most expensive footballers ever 8 Axel Witsel joined the German giants for around £18million this summer. 8 This trio cost a lot of money for the French side and they will be expected to deliver again. 8 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 7. Liverpool have spent £965.50million in transfer fees since 20106. Juventus have spent £978.12million in transfer fees since 20105. Manchester United have spent £993.45million in transfer fees since 20104. Paris Saint-Germain have spent £1.120billion in transfer fees since 2010 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 8 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have been big buys in recent years for the Gunners. 8 BEST OF possible standings Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 19. Bayern Munich have spent £499.34million in transfer fees since 201018. Valencia have spent £500.33million in transfer fees since 201017. Napoli have spent £521.97million in transfer fees since 2010 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Napoli don’t usually spend big but their buys accumulate.16. Tottenham Hotspur have spent £530.98million in transfer fees since 201015. Everton have spent £538.19million in transfer fees since 201014. Arsenal have spent £604.90million in transfer fees since 2010 1. Manchester City have spent £1.325billion in transfer fees since 2010 MONEY 13. AC Milan have spent £611.21million in transfer fees since 201012. Monaco have spent £636.46million in transfer fees since 201011. Inter Milan have spent £674.32million in transfer fees since 2010 8 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 10. Atletico Madrid have spent £688.74million in transfer fees since 20109. Roma have spent £729.31million in transfer fees since 20108. Real Madrid have spent £822.16million in transfer fees since 2010 8 20. Borussia Dortmund have spent £478.69million in transfer fees since 2010 highlights REVEALED In the last two summers we’ve seen huge sums paid for the best talent on the planet with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe joining Paris Saint-Germain for £200million and £166million, respectively.Meanwhile, Barcelona spent a combined £281million on Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele in the last 12 months.But which clubs from the ‘big five’ leagues across Europe have spent the most on transfers since 2010?The CIES Football Observatory have done the maths and you can see the results below. 3. Barcelona have spent £1.258billion in transfer fees since 20102. Chelsea have spent £1.310billion in transfer fees since 2010 Latest Football News Just like other Italian sides, it’s the volume of transfers rather than the high prices which add up.
A Donegal GAA fan has vowed to leave his amazing new car in Dublin if his team lose the All Ireland Final.Martin O’Donnell from Dungloe has been turning heads since he spent a “small fortune” customising his car after Donegal reached the final.Martin, who owns Dungloe Carbreakers, spent days overhauling his 1998 Opel Corsa. The car is wrapped in a complete picture of Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness and his team.Martin said he loves his car but admits he couldn’t face driving it around if Donegal leave Croke Park without the Sam Maguire Cup.“I can’t even think about Donegal not winning the All Ireland and bringing Sam back to Donegal.“I’ve spent a lot of time on the car and it’s really turning a lot of heads and getting great reaction. “Some people are painting their cars and adding bits and pieces and that’s great. But I think we have gone one step further,” he said.Martin plans to park the car outside Croke Park on the day of the big game against Mayo on September 23rd.However he admits that he’ll find it difficult to get back into the customized machine if his team lose.“If we win we’ll have a great time and I’ll leave the picture of the team on the car.“I don’t know what I’ll do if we lose. “I might have to leave it in Dublin altogether but I just couldn’t get into it again without coming home with Sam,” he added.DONEGAL FAN SAYS HE WILL LEAVE CAR AT CROKER IF TEAM DON’T WIN SAM! was last modified: September 4th, 2012 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)Tags:donegalDUNGLOE CAR BREAKERSJim McGuinnessMARTIN O’DONNELL
Left to right, Neil Powell – Training Officer SARDA Ireland North, Dave Marsh – Secretary NSARDA, Garret Wilson – Sarda Ireland North, Pete Brown – Chairman SARDA Ireland NorthThe Donegal Mountain Rescue Team has received a huge boost after acquiring the services of a second search and rescue dog.It follows the graduation of St Johnston man Garret Wilson and his dog Cody to novice search dog status.Garret, already a member of the DMRT, completed a tough two day external assessment in the Mourne Mountains. This means they are now on call 24/7 to search for missing persons, especially throughout Donegal.Garret has spent the last 18 months, up to 6 times a week, working with Cody to achieve this accolade.A spokesman for DMRT said they are delighted by Garret’s graduation.“The fact that we have immediate access to 2 qualified search dogs is unique. In working closely with SARDA (I.N.) this shows that Donegal MRT is evolving in the right direction in regard to locating a missing person/ casualty as soon as possible.” DONEGAL MOUNTAIN RESCUE RECEIVE BOOST WITH SECOND SEARCH DOG was last modified: September 22nd, 2013 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) Tags:Codydonegal mountain rescue teamGarret Wilsonsearch dog
Tags: AFCON 2019charles lukwagoMike Aziramoses waiswaSebastien DesabretopTurkmenistanUganda Cranes The Cranes have been in camp for close to 2 weeks.International Build-up GameTurkmenistan vs UgandaNew York University, Abu Dhabi Sunday, 08-06-2019 @7pmABU DHABI – The Uganda Cranes will take on Turkmenistan in the first of their two build-up games ahead of the 2019 AFCON later this month.Sebastian Desabre’s side have been camped in Abu Dhabi for close to two weeks, undertaking several training sessions.Mike Azira’s arrival of Friday night took the tally of players currently in camp up to 27, one shy of the earlier summoned total, with only Charles Lukwago yet to join.However, only 26 will be available for selection after Vipers midfielder Moses Wasswa suffered a terrible knee injury which automatically ruled him out of the rest of the camp and AFCON, too.The match against Turkmenistan is one which Desabre and his technical team will use to make their final judgment on who will make the final 23 man team for AFCON.Prior to the game, the Frenchman argued the players to try and convince him so as they are selected among the final 23.“Everything is moving on very well but I don’t expect any one of you to relax, Desabre told the players.“We have two friendly matches on 9th and 15th June before we fly out to Egypt.“Give me every reason to pick you in the final squad.“The mind and body of each player in camp must remain focused to make my work very easy when selecting the final team.Desabre and his staff are expected to name the final 23 man team on Monday, June 10th, four days before they take on Ivory Coast in the final build up game.The game against Turkmenistan comes just days after Uganda Cranes kits-manager Saidi Lugolobi passed away.The loyal national team savant was pronounced dead on Friday after being bed ridden for a while now.Before the game, the team are expected to hold a moment of silence in the memory of Lugolobi.For Turkmenistan, they are gearing up for the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers which start later this year.They arrived in Abu Dhabi at the start of the week and have been undertaking intense training ever since.Turkmenistan arrived at the start of the week.However, they have been bothered by injuries to three of thwir kwy players and ut remains to be seen whether any of them will feature. Forward Murad Yakshiyev, midfielder Ruslan Mingazov and defender Zafar Babajanov, are the three who have been struggling with injures.The Uganda Cranes players currently in camp Denis Onyango, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya, Timothy Awanyi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Patrick Kaddu, Bevis Mugabi, Isaac Muleme, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Saddam Juma, Moses Waiswa (INJURED), Murushid Jjuuko, Derrick Nsibambi, Kirizestom Ntambi, Farouk Miya, Kizito Luwaga, Salim Jamal, Alexis Bbakka, Abdu Lumala, Allan kateregga, Nicholas Wadada, Emmanuel Okwi, Ronald Mukiibi, Robert Odongokara, Mike Azira.Officials in Abu DhabiLeader of Delegation – Issa MagolaHead Coach – Sebastien DesabreAssistant Coach – Matia LuleGoalkeeping Coach – Fred KajobaTeam Doctor – Ronald KisoloPhysiotherapist – Ivan SsewanyanaMedia Officer – Ahmed HusseinPhysical Fitness Trainer – Jerome D’AntonioKits Managers – Lawrence Kizito and Ayub BalyejusaComments