first_imgLandry continued her dominance in the circle for the Colonels with three wins on the week with a 1.31 ERA and 13 strikeouts. In the series sweep against Stephen F. Austin, Landry tossed a complete game in the opener while fanning nine toward a 2-1 victory. She then picked up another win in relief in game two of the doubleheader. In 3.1 innings of work on Saturday, Landry allowed just four hits and one run. Miller and Landry helped the Colonels (19-7, 6-0 SLC) extend their win streak to 10 games on a 5-0 week for the team. Nicholls is the only team who remains undefeated in conference action. The Colonels will put their unbeaten record to the test when they travel to Hammond this weekend for a three-game series with Southeastern Louisiana (15-11, 4-2 SLC). First pitch is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. CT. The doubleheader Saturday will begin at noon. This is Nicholls’ first hitting award of the season while Landry earns her second weekly honor after being named the Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 20. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Kelsey Miller and Megan Landry are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Miller hit safely in all five games for the Colonels this past week, batting .615 with five runs scored and three RBIs. The freshman outfielder recorded three hits across the doubleheader sweep over Mississippi Valley State. She also picked up a stolen base in the nightcap. In this weekend’s series with Stephen F. Austin, Miller had five hits on seven official at-bats. She started off the series by beating a throw home on a double for a walk-off win against the Lady Jacks. The product of Denham Springs, La., then tallied consecutive multi-hit games. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.center_img Softball Hitter of the Week – Kelsey Miller, Nicholls – OF – Fr. – Denham Springs, La. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Megan Landry, Nicholls – Jr. – Pierre Part, La. Honorable Mention: Hope Sobolewski, UIW; Kelly Meeuwsen, Lamar; Julie Rawls, Northwestern State; Kinsey Nichols, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Rachel Hayes, Southeastern Louisiana; Laura Napoli, Lamar; Sarah Leal, UIW.last_img read more

first_img…”We’re only receiving promises” – GPSUIt has been years since nurses and other staff attached to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) have been suffering in relation to their gratuity, and according to Guyana Public Service Union’s Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Representative, Maurice Butters, promises are still only being made on the part of the relevant authorities. These, he noted, includes representatives from the Public Health Ministry. Butters has, for years, contended that when the female employees proceed on three months’ maternity leave, they often times lose all of their gratuity. The GPSU Representative told Guyana Times during an interview on Tuesday that he was even more concerned about the fate of the employees, since the Government may be seeking to increase maternity leave from three to six months.“What will happen to those employees? When they proceed on their three months’ leave, they sometimes lose all of their gratuity. It’s like they are paying to be pregnant. Everybody deserves a family,” he stated.Butters said he has raised the issue at various forums and has written numerous letters to the former Health Ministry as well as the current Public Health Ministry, but the issue has still not been resolved. He noted that only a few months ago, the issue was raised with Junior Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings and more recently, Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence. He added that he has also written to Permanent Secretary within the Public Health Ministry, Trevor Thomas seeking an audience in relation to the issue, but he has so far not received any acknowledgement. While the GPSU Representative explained that the next option may be to consult with President David Granger on the issue, he scoffed at that option, noting that the issue was a simple one, which should easily be resolved at the ministerial level.“The employees are continuously asking when the issue would be resolved. From since 2010 to now, this has been happening. All admit that what is happening is wrong, but none is making any step to make it right. Why is it so difficult for this matter to be resolved?” Butters asked.Additionally, he stated that there had been misinterpretation in the computing of gratuity payments since they were supposed to be calculated on a three-month basis, but payments were only received every six months.“If that employee proceeds on maternity leave and that leave commences within the last months of the six-month period that they are paid for, then they lose an entire year of gratuity. Although the contract clearly states that they should be assessed within a three-month period,” he had indicated.last_img read more

first_imgIsaac Sunday Sieh, dubbed the funniest comedian now in Liberia, was the proud recipient of the keys to a sweet-smelling Nissan Altima, courtesy of Platinum Entertainment Production, in recognition for his hard work, dedication, and humility.Presenting the keys of vehicle to the famous Liberian Actor on Wednesday, Armed Forces Day, was the Chief Executive Officer of Platinum Entertainment Production, Mr. Dream DEBO, who attributed the gesture to the thespian’s dexterity and commitment to the development of Liberian Movies, promised to make sure that Paul’s colleagues are also next in line for such treats.Accepting the keys and beaming with smiles, Isaac Sunday Sieh expressed his utmost gratitude to Platinum Entertainment Production family, saying that it was “a heartwarming gesture and that anyone can achieve as much as he can but with hard work, dedication and humility.”Paul is one half of the comedic pair, John and Paul Flomo, of recent Liberian comic movies such as Dugbormar, Tom & Jerry, John In The Army, among others, which have helped to create a feeling of consolation and relaxation in the minds of Liberians, following the height of the Ebola outbreak.This comes as the first of its kind for a home based Liberian actor, since the boom of Liberian Movies.It can be recalled that Paul was recently seen on a promotional float for Cellcom GSM as he drew crowds in the Hundreds of thousands in and around Monrovia, strongly establishing and confirming himself as the most famous Liberian Comedian at the moment. Could he be a part of the circle of young Liberian artists and entertainers, among them Karie Walker, alias John Flomo, that are being signed on by the telecommunications giant? That could be anyone’s guess.With this initiative taken by a movie producing company, ensuring that its star is treated with the best respect and development possible, we can now look forward to corporate initiatives that could be a big boost to the well-being and talents of our best entertainers in the Liberian Entertainment Industry.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgBoth teams trained on Thursday, Boca at the Spanish national team’s base at Las Rozas and River at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas, with the players appearing in good spirits, laughing and joking, jumping on each other’s backs.There was even a smattering of fans waiting outside, some holding flags or notebooks open for autographs, even if it was a world away from the rocking Bombonera, packed out for an open training session before the original fixture was due last month.That game had to be postponed, three times, after River fans injured Boca players during an attack on their team’s bus. It could have been cancelled, or awarded to Boca, but CONMEBOL, the South American football federation, chose to relocate to Spain.A final at the Santiago Bernabeu should be something to savour, particularly when it is the Copa Libertadores at stake on Sunday, the most prestigious prize in South American club football.Instead, as players finished training and spoke to journalists, the sense of regret became clear. “It is a weird final,” said Carlos Tevez, once of Manchester United and Manchester City, and now a striker for Boca. “To play a match between Boca and River in Madrid, it’s weird.”River goalkeeper Franco Armani said: “We would have liked to play the game at home, on our pitch, in front of our fans, who deserve it, but the decision is made. We have to make the best of it.”– ‘Lost importance’ –CONMEBOL pointed to Madrid as a “neutral” host city, with the largest Argentinian community outside Argentina, and a long and successful tradition of football. It will host the Champions League final in June too.For many, however, this was the most important match in Argentina’s history and its removal a national embarrassment. After all, the Copa Libertadores was named after those that secured independence from countries like Spain in the early nineteenth century.“Unfortunately for me, this match has lost importance in my heart,” said Real Madrid’s Argentinian coach Santiago Solari on Wednesday.Boca and River had initially refused. Boca believe River should have forfeited the trophy and have said they will take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Depending on the result this weekend, they still might.Marcelo Gallardo has won the Copa Libertadores both as a player and coach with River Plate, in 1996 and 2015 © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSRiver, meanwhile, have lost the home advantage enjoyed by Boca in the first leg, which finished 2-2, not to mention economic benefits, despite CONMEBOL pledging to compensate them for any revenue missed.“It was the security system that failed, absolutely and totally,” River’s club president Rodolfo D’Onofrio told El Pais on Friday. “River are the victims.”Most deprived, however, are perhaps the thousands of fans let down and then left at home in Argentina. Some have travelled, including Agustin Giacone, one Boca supporter who arrived in Madrid on Wednesday. “It’s going to be a great party,” he said. “Argentinians don’t want to spoil the name of Argentina anymore.”Boca coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto believes restoration will take longer. “We need time,” he said on Friday. “We need matches of this quality played in Argentina or South America to show that we have matured.”– Tickets still available –For each club, the 20,000 tickets allocated to fans in Spain and elsewhere sold out within hours but some of the 5,000 for residents in Argentina remain available. The cost, and short notice, is likely to have put them off.Inside the stadium, a vacant block of seats will act as a buffer between the two sets of supporters. Outside, the Paseo de la Castellana, the road that runs from the city centre to the stadium, will be closed off from 9am local time, as police seek to keep them separate. Around 2,500 police officers are expected to attend.If the match goes off peacefully, CONMEBOL will claim success, not least as broadcasters all over the world will have shown the fixture they paid for.For Spain, there would be a boost to their 2030 World Cup bid, at the direct expense of the Uruguay-Argentina-Paraguay ticket, another lead contender. La Liga, intent on staging matches in the United States, will feel its cause has greater precedent.Boca Juniors coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto lifted the Copa Libertadores trophy four times as a player with the club in the 2000s © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSFor River and Boca, the winner will hoist the cup and then join their hosts, Real Madrid, at the World Club Cup in the United Arab Emirates later this month. River would also qualify for next year’s Copa Libertadores.But any joy will be tinged with regret, for the final that could have been. “Today we should be talking about how River and Boca made Argentina proud,” Schelotto said. “Again, we have lost to violence.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Carlos Tevez arrived in Madrid with the rest of his Boca Juniors team-mates on Wednesday © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Dec 7 – Six thousand miles away and 15 days later than planned, the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate will be concluded.There have been refusals, complaints and threats to go to court, but the players of Boca and River, Argentina’s two greatest football rivals, landed in Madrid and all indications are the second leg will be played.last_img read more

first_img1 The Foxes are two points clear of Spurs in the Premier League Claudio Ranieri has named Tottenham as title favourites as the Leicester boss moves to ease the pressure off his side.The Foxes are two points clear of Spurs in the Premier League and host West Brom on Tuesday with their rivals facing West Ham on Wednesday.Tottenham’s 2-1 comeback win over Swansea on Sunday kept the pressure on Leicester, who beat Norwich 1-0 on Saturday, but Ranieri believes Mauricio Pochettino’s men are frontrunners.He said: “Tottenham, in my opinion, are favourites then Arsenal, Manchester City.“Tottenham are strong in every situation. When they defend and when they attack they know what they want. Everyone is speaking about Leicester but nobody is speaking about Tottenham.“We are the surprise, that is fantastic, a good energy, but if we are realistic the real competitors are City, Arsenal and Tottenham.“Our job is done, we wanted to be safe and now there is something new. You can achieve something new if you think match-by-match.“Now we are focused on West Brom, we know we can win, lose or draw but it’s not important what the other teams do.”Ranieri, without N’Golo Kante who is sidelined with a hamstring injury, has still refused to talk about Leicester’s title chances despite the Foxes losing just three times this season.And he insisted his squad are not speaking about their shock assault on the Premier League although feels they must learn to handle the extra pressure.He added: “We don’t think about it, we are thinking about what we are doing well and badly. We try to improve what was bad from the last match. “I don’t ban (any title talk). They must grow up with the pressure, that is good, but for us it’s not important to win the title. It’s important to improve our performance match after match.”last_img read more

first_img 4. Abdul Baba Rahman (Chelsea) – The Ghanaian has found life in the Premier League challenging, to say the least, and could be considered one of the worst signings of the summer. Had it not have been for injuries to Chelsea’s back line in the second half of the season, the left back likely would have remained on the bench. 3. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) – There was much excitement when it was announced the Dutch Eredivisie’s top scorer would be moving to Manchester in a £25m deal from PSV Eindhoven, making his debut season all the more anticlimactic. High hopes were placed on the Netherland international’s shoulders, but he simply hasn’t lived up to expectations. Not long ago, Eden Hazard was valued near £100m – would any club be willing to pay that now?The Chelsea winger has had a terrible campaign, with even manager Guus Hiddink admitting last term’s star player has been out of sorts.But he hasn’t been the only one.Take a look at 10 players whose value has worryingly fallen this season by viewing the slideshow above. 1. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – check out who else makes the top 10 players whose value has fallen by clicking the arrow above, right – It really has been a season to forget for Hazard. The 25-year-old has felt the pressure at Stamford Bridge, leaving supporters in disbelief at his fall from grace months after lifting the PFA Player of the Year award. His future with the Blues has become uncertain, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain understood to be interested. 10 10 10 10. John Stones (Everton) – Stones remains one of the most exciting young centre backs in the Premier League, but has he looked a £40m+ player this season? Not really. Everton have been poor defensively, owing much to the goalscoring form of Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley. The Toffees may struggle to get a record-breaking offer this summer. 10 10 10 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United) – The transition from a club lifting the title (PSV Eindhoven) to a club battling relegation will have been tough to take for the Netherlands international. While the Magpies’ struggle has been a collective problem, it will certainly have affected each individual’s value – perhaps most notably with Wijnaldum. 8. Pedro (Chelsea) – Pedro was another of the summer’s signing that has failed to deliver, suggesting playing alongside the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta at Barcelona had been flattering to his ability. The Spaniard has scored six goals and registered two assists in his first season; however, he hasn’t influenced against the more elite sides in the Premier League. 10 7. Juan Mata (Manchester United) – During his time at Chelsea, Mata had emerged as one of the finest playmakers in Europe. Since being sold by Jose Mourinho, however, the Spaniard has been on somewhat of a downward spiral, in terms of influence. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he is considering his future at Old Trafford. 9. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) – While the Ivorian has delivered moments of magic this season, lethargic performances have far outweighed his influence. His agent publicly revealed his client will leave the Etihad in the summer, should he not be given a new and improved contract. The decision could be in incoming manager Pep Guardiola’s hands, therefore. 6. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) – Fabregas has been on the decline since January 2015, with his performances, at times, suggesting he could be finished at the top level. He has improved over the past two months, but there can’t be too many clubs interested in his signature. 10 10 2. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – Benteke has struggled to impress since his £32.5m move to Anfield last summer. Jurgen Klopp doesn’t seem to fancy the Belgian striker, preferring Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge to lead his attack. The striker has insisted he has no desire to leave Merseyside, but he may be forced to do so. 10last_img read more

first_imgAGM:The clubs 52nd AGM takes place on Saturday 1st March 2014 in the clubhouse with proceedings starting at 5pm.The club requests all members to attend and any new people are invited to come along for this very important occasion. Junior Management:The club are delighted to announce the junior management team for the coming season.Ricky Williamson takes on the manager’s position for a second term with a support team involving Michael Cunningham, Stevie Keane, Michael Mullan and Chris McGovern. We wish the lads the very best for the season and hope they can go one step further this time around.Ladies:TCG ladies will start back training on 22nd February at 11am in Greenford.All New Members are very welcome to join, for more details contact Fiona Campbell on 07795211059 or email tcg_ladies@hotmail.co.ukFollow us on twitter for updates @TCG_LadiesEngagement Party: TCG bar staff Lois and Andy who got engaged before Xmas are having a celebration engagement party in the clubhouse this Saturday 15th February.The happy couple invite anybody associated with the club to come along a great nights Craic which starts at 7pm with drinks and hot buffet followed by music.Birthday Wishes:The club would like to pass on our best wishes to club stalwart Frank Glynn who “celebrated” a milestone birthday last week. An unreliable source within the club had informed us that he had qualified for the free bus pass, but all has come out that he has a few years left yet on the bike!Frank a man of few words has stated, “That he will flush out the mole who more than likely is a jealous Donegal man in his early 60s…Lottery:Lotto results for 06/02/2014Jackpot £1,350, Numbers drawn 1-7-10-14 No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Tom Mohan, c/o TCG, S Keane, c/o TCG, S Campbell, South Harrow, Vince Healey, North Greenford.This week’s jackpot will be £1,400 with the draw taking place in the clubhouse on Thursday 13th February. Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS – TIR CHONAILL GAELS AGM TAKES PLACE ON MARCH 1ST was last modified: February 10th, 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:Tir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

first_imgSt. Naul’s MalinMalin were beaten by a point in Mountcharles at the weekend on a scoreline of St Naul’s 2-08 Malin 1-10. The team on the day was Paco McLaughlin, Gary Farren, Conor Farren, Michael McLaughlin, Paul McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Kieron McColgan, Anthony Kelly, Christopher McLaughlin, Declan Walsh, Brendan McLaughlin, Seamus Doherty, Danny McCarron, Dan McDaid and Matthew Byrne with BrendanMcLaughlin getting the goal. There is no fixture next weekend due to the Donegal game with the next match the long journey to Naomh Columba in Glencolmcille on Sunday 3rd of July.  The reserves beat St. Naul’s on a scoreline of 3-09 to 0-03 points. A young team lined out for Malin but they put on a strong display particularly in the second half. Goals from John Gerard McDermott, Conor McGeogeghan and Padraig McCarron and an impressive 5 points from Joe Doherty (Paddymore) at full forward. The reserve team also beat Naomh Colmcille in the Philadelphia cup last Friday and are playing Naomh Padraig, Muff on Wednesday. Malin Gaa Summer Camp The Annual Cul Camp will take place this year from 11th-15th July. Information has gone out to all the Primary School children but if there are any questions regarding the camp please contact Maria McLaughlin(F) on 087 7763679. The camp is open to all children (boys and girls) aged 5-13 years. Forms need to be back to Maria by the 4th of July as numbers are needed for the County Board and to organise the number of coaches. This week is hugely enjoyable and a fun filled week will be had by all.Lotto                                                                                                                                     There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €650. The numbers drawn were 2-5-4-7-3-1-6. The €50 was won by Liz Doherty, Redford, Culdaff with the sellers prize going to Neil Doherty, Redford, Culdaff. Next weeks jackpot is €700.UnderageThe under 16’s played Buncrana at home on Monday (check Facebook for result) and play Burt away on Friday evening. The under 14’s are at home to Buncrana on Tuesday at 6.30pm. The under 12 A and B’s are away to Steelstown on Tuesday. They played Termon in a friendly last Saturday. The under 10’s are away to Urris on Wednesday, they played Burt last Wednesday and the management would like to thank the Burt club for their hospitality. The under 14 girls had heartbreak in Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday after drawing their county semi-final, being beaten by a goal after extra-time, well done to the team and their coaches for getting to that stage. The under 12 girl’s beat Steelstown by a point last Monday. The under 10 girls play Naomh Padraig in Muff on Monday at 6.30pm (check Facebook for result). GAA NEWS: MALIN SUFFER DEFEAT AWAY TO ST NAUL’S was last modified: June 20th, 2016 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

first_imgSometimes, good players struggle because of circumstance. It is up to the shrewd fantasy owner to identify these players and acquire them cheaply. One such player who is about to break out is Chris Brown. The Titans running back was a stud last season when healthy. A recurring turf toe problem kept him out of the second half in too many games, after running for 100 yards in the first half alone. This season, Brown has been relatively healthy, missing part of one game because of a concussion. However, because Tennessee has faced strong opponents (Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis) and was forced to give up on the run in order to come from behind, Brown hasn’t done much this year. He doesn’t have a single touchdown. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But over the next nine games, Brown faces Houston twice, Arizona, San Francisco and Cleveland. All games in which Tennessee should be competitive and able to run the ball. Travis Henry, out on suspension, no longer is a threat to take Brown’s carries. Expect Brown to break out for his first 100-yard game and touchdown this week against Houston. QUICK TIPS Larry Johnson has cooled down the past few weeks and is no longer worth starting while Priest Holmes is around. However, this is the perfect time for a Holmes owner who wasn’t able to land Johnson earlier to go after him. He could be your savior if Holmes doesn’t make it through the season healthy. Johnson is a good guy to stash away on the bench. … The 49ers going to Alex Smith over Tim Rattay indicates that coach Mike Nolan is ready to prepare for the future. A move to Frank Gore over the ineffective Kevan Barlow should logically follow. However, don’t rush to get Gore unless he can be had very cheaply. No running back will do well behind San Francisco’s offensive line, and having the rookie Smith behind center won’t help things. … Keep an eye on how this week’s slew of quarterback changes affect receivers. My guess is the change to Kelly Holcomb in Buffalo can only help Eric Moulds and Lee Evans. With Smith starting in San Francisco, Brandon Lloyd and Arnaz Battle might suffer. However, Smith did look Lloyd’s way a lot in mop-up duty last week. Strong-armed Vinny Testaverde could help improve the numbers for Laveranues Coles. … A week ago, people were thinking of dumping Donovan McNabb because of his injury concerns. Now he’s back to stud status after proving he could play through the injury with 369 yards and three TDs. The injury could still pose a problem in the future and be a deal-breaker in the playoffs. With his value back up, shop him around for a high price. Don’t take an offer unless it blows you away. FANTASY ISLAND A look at the week ahead for fantasy football owners: Player to start: With Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram injured and doubtful to play, Joe Jurevicius could be the No. 1 WR for Seattle this week against a St. Louis pass defense that ranks 27th in the NFL. Player to sit: Jimmy Smith has four touchdowns in four games this season, but he’ll have a difficult time against Cincinnati and shut-down corner Deltha O’Neal. Sit him only if you have a good secondary option. Player to pick up: Michael Pittman proved last week that he can still play when given the opportunity. With Carnell Williams banged up with a hamstring injury and questionable to play this week, opportunity might keep coming for Pittman. — Matthew Kredell, (818)713-3607 matthew.kredell@dailynews.com center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe Crested Cranes take on Ethiopia in the Preliminary round of the Olympic qualifiers (file photo)Tokyo 2020 CAF Women’s QualifiersPreliminary RoundFirst Leg – 3rd April 2019-Ethiopia vs Uganda – Addis Ababa stadiumSecond Leg – 6th April 2019-Uganda vs Ethiopia – StarTimes stadium, LugogoKAMPALA – Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega has named a 30 Woman team provisional squad for the upcoming Olympic qualifier against Ethiopia next month.The Uganda Women National team will face Ethiopia in the Preliminary round, in a doubleheader that will see the first leg played on the 3rd of April in Addis Ababa.The second leg will happen three days later on the 6th when Uganda hosts their counterparts at Lugogo.Key among the call ups is the United States of America based duo of Sandra Nabweteme and Yudaya Nakayenze.Striker Nabweteme currently studies at South West Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in USA, makes her return to the national team for the first time in three years.Her last appearance for the Crested Cranes came in a friendly game against Kenya Harambe Starlets on 3rd July 2016 in Machakos.Nabweteme last featured for the Cranes in 2016 (Agency photo)The clinical forward has since moved to the USA for studies and has not been able to play for the national team despite featuring for SWOSU.Before moving to the USA, Nabweteme had guided Kawempe Muslim Ladies to two league titles in 2015 and 2016 finishing as top scorer on both occasions.For Nakayenze, she studies at Seminole College also in Oklahoma City.She moved to the US last year after a fruitful season with the UCU Lady Cardinals.The calm and composed utility player last played for the Crested Cranes during last year’s Women’s CECAFA Championship in Rwanda.The other notable name on the provisional squad is 2017 Airtel FUFA Female Footballer; Fazilah Ikwaput attached to BIIK Kazygurt but has not featured for the club since the start of the year.The provisional squad has four goalkeepers, ten defenders, nine midfielders and seven strikers.Majority of the players that featured in the regional tour against Kampala select team last weekend have been retained.The team entered residential camp on today (Friday, March 22) after which the final 23 man squad will be named.The winner between Uganda and Ethiopia on aggregate will face Cameroon in the second qualifying phase.Crested Cranes Provisional SquadGoalkeepers: Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Juliet Adeke (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Vanessa Edith Karungi (She Corporates)Defenders: Viola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs High School), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslim), Margaret Birabwa (Muteesa I Royal University), Phoebe Banura (UCU Lady Cardinals), Wilmer Nantumbwe (She Corporates), Marion Amangat (Olila High School), Yudaya Nakayenze (Seminole College), Gladys Nakitto (Lady Doves)Midfielders: Phiona Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Shamira Nalujja (Isra Soccer Academy), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Anita Namata (Kawempe Muslim Ladies), Fauziah Najjemba (Isra Soccer Academy), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens), Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Susan Atim (Olila High School)Strikers: Sandra Nabweteme (South West Oklahoma State University), Zaina Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Fazilah Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Monica Namwase (Kampala Queens), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim Ladies)Comments Tags: crested cranesSandra NabwetemeTokyo 2020 CAF Women QualifiersYudaya Nakayenzalast_img read more