AFC BOURNEMOUTH 1 STOKE CITY 3GOALS:- BOURNEMOUTH: RITCHIE 57th. STOKE: IMBULA 9th; AFELLAY 52nd; JOSELU 55th.Newcomer Giannelli Imbula scored his first goal for Stoke as the Potters ended their three-match losing run. Record-signing Imbula gave Stoke an early lead before Ibrahim Afellay and sub Joselu extended their advantage soon after half-time. Matt Ritchie’s left-footed reply came too late for the Cherries, who dropped to 15th in the Barclays Premier League.CHELSEA 5NEWCASTLE UNITED 1GOALS:- CHELSEA: COSTA 5th; PEDRO 9th, 59th; WILLIAN 17th;TRAORE 83rd. NEWCASTLE: TOWNSEND 90th.Guus Hiddink’s unbeaten record as Chelsea boss continued as Newcastle dropped into the relegation zone on the back of a Stamford Bridge thrashing. Diego Costa claimed his eighth goal in nine games for the Blues, Pedro scored twice, and Willian made it 4-0 before Bertrand Traore made it five. Andros Townsend replied for the Magpies.CRYSTAL PALACE 1WATFORD 2GOALS:- PALACE: ADEBAYOR 45th. WATFORD: DEENEY PEN 16th, 82nd.Watford are eighth in the Barclays Premier League, thanks to a brace from striker Troy Deeney. The Hornets skipper gave the visitors the lead from the penalty spot, though newcomer Emmanuel Adebayor claimed his first goal to pull the Eagles level. Ben Watson set up Deeney for the winner, while Palace finished with 10 men after Pape Souare was red-carded.EVERTON 0 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 1GOAL:- WBA: RONDON 14th.West Bromwich Albion secured their first Barclays Premier League win in six outings as Everton suffered a sixth home defeat of the season. But Everton were forced to suffer on an afternoon in which they failed to score despite creating 34 shots. Albion, though, took their chance when Salomon Rondon scored against the run of play early on.NORWICH CITY 2WEST HAM UNITED 2GOALS:- NORWICH: BRADY 54th; HOOLAHAN 65th. WEST HAM: PAYET 74th; NOBLE 76th.Norwich suffered a setback in their bid for Barclays Premier League safety when they allowed West Ham to come back from a two-goal deficit at Carrow Road. Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan gave the Canaries the lead, but Dimitri Payet gave West Ham hope and then set up Mark Noble for the equaliser.SWANSEA CITY 0 SOUTHAMPTON 1GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: LONG 69th.Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster maintained his unbeaten record since returning from injury to help his side into sixth place. Forster and Saints have now gone nine hours and 14 minutes without conceding, and, with Shane Long scoring the game’s only goal, extended their unbeaten run to six games, of which they have won five.SUNDERLAND 2MANCHESTERUNITED 1GOALS:- SUNDERLAND: KHAZRI 3rd; DE GEA OG 82nd. UNITED: MARTIAL 39th.Sunderland improved their chances of survival, thanks to a poor Manchester United display. Wahbi Khazri gave Sunderland the lead with a free-kick, though Anthony Martial levelled with a delightful chip over Vito Mannone, but in the final minutes, Khazri’s corner went in via a deflection off United keeper David de Gea.
MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism 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 LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments NBA fines Pelicans coach Gentry, Pistons Van Gundy for ref rants Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters PBA IMAGESKevin Alas is expected to out for the next eight months after tearing his ACL in his right knee.The NLEX guard confirmed the news after meeting with esteemed orthopedic Dr. Raul Canlas on Monday morning.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Alas said he felt his “knee lock and buckle” as he made his move to the rim.NLEX lost the game, 87-78, as Magnolia took a 3-2 series lead in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.Alas’ absence is huge for the Road Warriors. He averaged 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in the first four games of the series.Without the 26-year-old guard, the burden of the playmaking duties will now be on the shoulders of super rookie Kiefer Ravena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Initial diagnosis of Dr. Canlas is an ACL tear. I’ll be out for eight months, but I have a scheduled MRI at 2 p.m. for further analysis,” he said.Coach Yeng Guiao also shared the bad news, saying, “He’s already out for the series.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlas hurt his right knee when he drove against Magnolia’s Mark Barroca and Paul Lee 40 seconds into Game 5 on Sunday. He tweaked his knee and writhed in pain.He was immediately taken back to the dugout.
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 “The players make the tactics,” he added. “Not my ideas, it’s the players who make the tactics.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ FILE – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suggested Premier League rival Manchester City was “disrespectful” and lacking “class” in a behind-the-scenes documentary that was released this week.Amazon’s eight-part documentary of City’s title-winning year in the Premier League last season gave a TV crew almost unlimited access to players and managerial staff, offering insight into Pep Guardiola’s locker room.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Man bites off another man’s finger in golf course brawl Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “I think you can have a fantastic movie, respecting others. You don’t need to be disrespectful to have a fantastic movie,” Mourinho said. “You can be a rich club and buy all the best players in the world, but you cannot buy class.”Speaking in an interview with British broadcaster Sky Sports, Mourinho didn’t refer to any particular passage of the documentary, entitled “All or Nothing: Manchester City.” In one section, midfielder Kevin De Bruyne talked about his struggles when he was at Chelsea under Mourinho.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Guardiola does not think the documentary will expose his secrets.“When we accept the cameras to be inside for 24 hours a day, that kind of thing can happen,” Guardiola said. “I think there was nothing special. I think the people are going to see how a football team lives behind the scenes. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES
MOST READ There were no counter-adjustments on the part of Philippine bench even as Australia took control of the match.Instead, the Filipinos abandoned net defense and relied on floor coverage which proved no match against the power of Rourke as Australia dragged the match to full distance.And with Marano sitting on the bench for way too long, the Philippines threw away running attacks and decided to live by the open hitters.Valdez tried to lead an uprising for the FIlipinos, hitting an ace and firing another hit for an 8-6 lead in the fifth until the 6-foot-4 Rourke fired away and the flank and service line for the upset win.The Philippines will take on Iran on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Guiao on Pringle: ‘Stanley gives us another dimension’ 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 FILE – Philippines’ players hold hands before their women’s Group A preliminary volleyball match against Thailand at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 19, 2018. AFP PHOTOTeam Philippines came off the gates with fire in its eyes, but unfortunately lost steam only after the second set to yield to Australia Sunday night in the opener of the AVC Asian Cup women’s championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.With Alyssa Valdez and Aby Marano at the helm, the Filipinas played at full speed and power to stun the Australians in the first two frames but failed to adjustments when the taller, stronger enemy made its move en route to a 21-25, 21-25, 26-24, 25-16, 15-10 come-from-behind triumph.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines, ranked 79th in the world, shocked the world No. 42 with off-tangent shots coming from different directions to put the Australian defense in disarray.Quickly, the Filipinos were just a set away from its biggest victory ever since they returned to the world stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut it wasn’t meant to be as the Australians, led by Rachel Rourke, their souped up version of the Philippines’ superstar Valdez, made her moves from behind the net hitting and blocking to snatch the third set.By that time, the Australians already knew where the shots are coming, and started blockage on Valdez’s firing line, scoring six blocks in the fourth. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying After all, Meralco escaped what looked like imminent defeat and held off hard-luck NorthPort, 126-123, in double overtime to finally arrest a three-game skid and continue nursing hope for a playoff spot.A quick double on Sean Anthony with six seconds remaining resulted in the ball slipping away from the NorthPort big man’s hand. It was a cruel trick by fate on Anthony, whose potential game-winning triple in the Batang Pier’s last game—against Phoenix—was waved off when he was whistled for an offensive foul that the league later admitted was wrong.But instead of watching what went around come around, Anthony lost possession with a little over three seconds remaining, and Meralco capitalized with an alley-oop off the inbounds to Chris Newsome, who tied the game at 106 to forge the first overtime.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title June Mar Fajardo explodes for San Miguel. PBA IMAGESAll San Miguel Beer needed was a whiff of a playoff bonus to stir the defending champions into a frenzy.The Beermen went on a blazing start then cruised the rest of the way to forge a 121-111 victory over NLEX Friday night in the PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Maraño, De Guzman named national team skippers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra A shot at the top two, which offers teams there the twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals, stoked San Miguel Beer’s fire as it manhandled the Road Warriors on the way to its fifth win in eight games.“I’m so happy tonight for that win. But we’re still aiming for one of the top two slots,” said Beermen coach Leo Austria. San Miguel doesn’t have the incentive within reach just yet. But, Austria said, “the chance is still there.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsNorthPort, meanwhile, was one possession away from erasing the memory of a previous painful defeat. Then, somehow, it all slipped away—literally.It was enough to allow Meralco coach Norman Black to let out a sigh on Friday night, although, understandably, it took a while for him to do so. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch PLAY LIST 01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:28’Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 View comments
The ‘Group of Death’ is what every coach of the eight top teams, has nightmare about leading to yesterday’s draw.Though, the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has made many players rusty there are still inarguably strong competitors, who against the odds are set to boom.For the 2015 Coca-Cola Top 8 Tournament of Group A, Mighty Barrolle, the only 2nd division outfit, has been paired with three strong-willed 1st division clubs – BYC I, LISCR FC and Nimba United.Honestly, it’s inarguable that former football champions, known as the Kanyan Pepper Boys or the Rollers are completely safe amongst the recent three giants, in the Group of Death.According to the Wikipedia, a group of death in a multi-stage tournament is a group, which is unusually competitive, because the number of strong competitors in the group is greater than the number of qualifying places available for the next phase of the tournament. Thus, in the group phase, one or more strong competitors in the “group of death” will necessarily be eliminated, who would otherwise have been expected to progress further in the tournament.Let’s examine the strength of each in the 8-day’s tournament to fight for the Coca-Cola Cup and US$2,000 and US$1,000 respectively.For BYC I, it’s viewed as the country’s best team and one of the tournament’s top contenders.The tough draw isn’t enough to change BYC I’s elite status and would be one of the two teams to qualify from the group stage.LISCR FC is one of the favorites in Group A because the Gardnersville team has enough talent to make a serious push to advance, regardless of their three years of title drought.Newly 1st division promoted side Nimba United would have every right to be angry to prove ‘supremacy’ after being relegated to 2nd grade and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) still undergoing two years’ suspension for administrative reasons.However, there’s a possible probability of Nimba United finding themselves in a hole with the likes of BYC and LISCR in their group – but there’s also a possibility that best teams don’t always win.The Rollers are beyond doubt out of contention but it will be a crucial 180 minutes’ experience for them to rub booths against their division’s mates with the rumor that the Red Boys are contemplating on taking advantage of an empty seat in the first division.Group B also attracts a lot of attention because of the likes of FC Fassell, IE, NPA Anchors and Aries FC.The 2013/2014 knockout champion, FC Fassell is the favorite to climb from the group. They are hardly a settled team right now, but it’s for a pretty envious reason: they have too many talent players. Coach Matthew Jalutweh has to figure out which of his previous cream of players are better than his recently signed players, and if he sorts them out correctly, FC Fassell would have no problem.But if he fails to blend the “old and the new players,” NPA Anchors and Aries have the propensity to make-up of opportunities and pull out fantastic performances.Truly, no side is completely safe in Group A, although FC Fassell would be favored to advance. All of the four teams have virtual youthful and determined players therefore any blunder from a team can deal an immediate blow.According to the fixture, BYC will host Nimba United in the opener and LISCR FC meets Mighty Barrolle.On Saturday, FC Fassell will meet NPA Anchors and IE and Aries would engage one another. All games begin at 2:00pm.The first round of the tournament is a round robin, while finals are knockout.IE resurfaced in the tournament when Watanga FC dropped.The Secretary General and Administrative Manager of Watanga, Yudu Miller said the team would only be prepared for the national football league, which is expected to kick off May 13. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Huskies are guaranteeing a win when they host their arch-rival Dawson Creek on Friday night. After winning the first two meetings of the season, the Huskies lost 4-2 in Dawson Creek on Dec. 11th, as the Jr. Canucks began to surge after a slow start to the season. The Canucks are 7-1-1 in their past 9 games, and now sit in 4th place in the NWJHL standings. The Huskies, on the other hand, lost their first game of 2010, falling 4-1 in Sexsmith on Jan. 9th. Those trends suggest a win is anything but a sure thing – but the backer of the event doesn’t seem to mind. – Advertisement -Gus McLeod is the owner of Fort St. John’s KFC, and he’ll be giving every fan in attendance a ‘Yum Buck,’ to be used on any KFC item, if the Huskies don’t win on Friday. McLeod is actually one of the founding members of the Junior Canucks organization, and has two nephews playing for Dawson Creek this year. But, McLeod is firmly behind the Huskies this year, and he doesn’t seem worried about seeing the Huskies lose, even if the rink is jammed to the rafters. “Hopefully we will have a sell-out” he says. Friday’s game kicks off at 8 o’clock, at the North Peace Arena. On Saturday, 8 Huskies will head to Sexsmith as part of Team West, for the annual NWJHL All-star Game and Skills Competition. Catch the All-star game itself live on Moose FM at 6 p.m.Advertisement
WHITTIER – City Council members will reconsider their controversial decision to legalize the sale and use of safe and sane fireworks at their regular meeting on Tuesday. Having heard numerous residents at the last two council meetings implore the council to reinstitute the city’s 20-year ban on fireworks, several council members this week asked City Manager Steve Helvey to put the item on the agenda for discussion. The council decision forced the postponement of Wednesday’s much-anticipated lottery to decide which 10 of 32 nonprofit applicants would be issued permits to sell fireworks in Whittier for the first time since 1986. “I just think it’s important that everybody involved and the five of us get an opportunity to discuss it,” said Councilman Greg Nordbak – one of the members to request that the item be placed on the agenda. “Now all we have to do is convince them to go back to the good old days,” Cantrell said. Cantrell and many residents have gone to the last two council meetings to ask council members to reconsider their decision. They have argued that fireworks are dangerous, especially in light of the lack of rain this year. They also have predicted the use of illegal fireworks will intensify. Mayor Cathy Warner said she plans to study the issue more and consider new facts, such as how dry the hills are this year. Bruce Keefer, secretary for the Whittier Elks Lodge, which had applied to sell fireworks, said he isn’t upset the council is reconsidering the issue. “It’s just up to them,” he said. Keefer said his group applied to sell fireworks because it’s a good way to make money. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 “I’m not sure that my position has changed, but my opinion has changed,” Nordbak said. “I want to be able to think about it and talk about it.” Nordbak said the residents, who have opposed the ban, have brought up new information – in particular, that this is the driest year in recent memory. “There were very good points raised by the people,” Nordbak said. The council in February voted 4-1 to legalize fireworks sales prior to the 5th of July and the use of them on the 4th of July. Councilman Owen Newcomer was the only no vote. Bob Cantrell, a resident who has opposed legalizing fireworks, called the decision for further discussion “great news.”
0Shares0000Wang Jiali pictured in April 2017 after winning the women’s marathon at the 13th Chinese National Games © OSPORTS/AFPSHANGHAI, China, Jan 10 – China’s national marathon champion and Olympian Wang Jiali has been banned for eight years after failing a drugs test, her second violation, the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) said on Wednesday.The 31-year-old, who won gold at the 2017 National Games, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO during out-of-competition testing in August and her career now appears over. The CAA also fined Wang 40,000 yuan ($6,000) and banned her coach Lyu Qiang for life.Wang — who came 57th in the marathon at the 2012 London Olympics — was banned for two years in 2013 for a previous violation, the state-run Xinhua news agency said.Separately, China’s Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) said it uncovered 77 violations last year, calling it proof that the country is stamping down on drugs cheats ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea.China this week banned speed skater Shi Xiaoxuan for two years for failing a drugs test, the second such case to hit the national team in quick succession.CHINADA said it conducted a record 17,000 tests last year and vowed to root out drug cheats.“In the past year we improved a lot, including testing methods, test plans and management,” Chen Zhiyu, CHINADA deputy head, was quoted by Xinhua as saying.“As the workload continues to grow, we have maintained a high level of accuracy in lab tests and better planning led to more effective control, so we found many more positive cases last year.”Last year’s testing returned 132 positive results, but in 55 cases the athletes were not punished because CHINADA ruled that they had tested positive for clenbuterol due to food contaminated with the banned performance-enhancer, Xinhua said.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards players during a past Mashemeji Derby. The two clubs will represent Kenya in next year’s Champions League and Confederations Cup tournaments. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25- When Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards clash at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday in the season-opening Kenyan Premier league (KPL) Super Cup, it will only be for bragging rights after organizers announced there won’t be cash rewards for the winners.This has been occasioned by the lack of sponsorship with league title sponsors SportPesa having pulled out early this year following the implementation of the 35 percent taxing by the Government. “The winner will get a trophy and medals because we have to work with what we have. We would be happy if we had a sponsor, but the clubs understand the situation and they will be playing for bragging rights to win a trophy just before the league starts,” KPL head of logistics Frank Okoth announced on Thursday.Gor and AFC fans in jovial mood as they head to the Stadium before Sunday’s Mashemeji derby.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaPreviously, the season opening game was sponsored by broadcast sponsors SuperSport through their brand DSTV with the winners walking home with Sh750, 000 while the loser was handed Sh500, 000. However, the broadcast partners pulled out last season.Both teams have lamented that it would lower the morale of the players without a cash incentive but nonetheless have promised to put in their best feet especially noting it’s a local derby.“To be honest if it was any other team I would have thought otherwise about the line up but it is AFC Leopards and I understand how much it means for the fans so we will put in a strong squad for the game,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said.His skipper Harun Shakava added;“It’s a bit discouraging that this time there are no incentives. However, we have to go there and play to win because we know how much it means for the fans,” the defender noted.-Looking for sponsors-KPL head of logistics Frank Okoth. Photo/COURTESYMeanwhile, the league managers remain confident that despite the exit of the title sponsors, they will be able to bring on board a new partner. They have maintained that the normal running of the new season which begins in two weeks time is on course.“It is a blow that our sponsor left but that is not to say that life stops for us. We are hopeful that we will get new partners and so far we have several people who have knocked on our door. But we have to evaluate and see what’s best for us,” KPL vice chairman and also the deputy head of the sponsorship and marketing committee Elly Kalekwa said.KPL had a title sponsor for the first time in 2011 when East African Breweries came on board through their brand Tusker for a period of three years. After that, betting company SportPesa came on board in 2015.-New Broadcast partners-SuperSport cameraman.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAt the same time, KPL will from this season work with Spanish broadcasting company MediaPro to produce KPL matches and in turn sell the product to both Free to Air and PayTV partners.The league managers are yet to engage any company to air the matches though this weekend’s Super Cup will be broadcast by Free to Air partner KTN.“We have managed to get a partner for this weekend’s match but we are yet to tie down anyone for the season. There are several people we are considering but we will release that same information in due time,” KPL’s Frank Okoth said.Chinese company StarTimes had been said to be interested in the PayTV package but the talks according to reliable sources broke off. However, it is expected that Bamba Sports who aired the last half of the season last year will take up the slot.MediaPro who also work with the Spanish La Liga will produce their own content with their own equipment which have already landed in the country.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)