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Daily Nation : February 12th 2014
DAILY NATION Wednesday February 12, 2014 Harambee Starlests off to Rwanda for African qualifier BY NATION CORRESPONDENT email@example.com The national women’s football team Harambee Starlets leave today for Rwanda to face the hosts in a 2014 Africa Women’s Championship first leg qualifier this weekend. Newly-appointed head coach, Justine Omojong’ Okiring, has named 20 players after a three-day intensive training at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani. They will take on She Amavubi on Sunday at Stade de Kigali, Nyamirambo. Okiring said they want to be in Rwanda early to acclimatize to the altitude. The tactician was optimistic that despite a short training he has a strong squad to get good results away. In the squad, Okiring has mixture of experience and new faces who have played for the national team before. Kenya is among 25 fighting for seven slots to qualify for the finals to be held in Namibia in October. Squad: Anneta Waweru, Vivian Akinyi, Rosemary Aluoch, Joyce Anyago, Doris Anyango, Julia Gathoni, Slyvia Wasilwa, Esther Nandika, Euphresia Khakasi, Ann Aluoch, Jacky Ogol, Martha Karimi, Mural Auma, Wendy Achieng Pauline Musungu, Agnes Mutio, Esse Akida, Neddy Atieno, Elizabeth Ambogo, and Irene Momanyi. Officials are: Justin Okiring (head coach) Florence Adhiambo (assistant coach), Asha Pili (team-maneger), Sunil Shah (goal-keeper trainer. GOLF | Field of 42 players, including the s Home star Anil grabs the lead at PGK Open Muthaiga pro shines on Day One as Ngugi, Thethy closely behind BY LARRY NGALA @LarryNgala firstname.lastname@example.org narrow one shot lead at day one of the PGK Open at the par 71 Muthaiga Golf Club course yesterday. Fresh from his seven-shot victory H in the third Mini Masters at Royal last week, Anil fired two under par 69 in a round which had only one bogey at the eighth hole. The Muthaiga resident professional who attributed his current form to his superb short game, parred eight holes in the from nine, then birdied the 13th, 17th and 18th to lead by one shot from Railway’s Njuguna Ngugi and Royal Nairobi’s Hardeep Thethy. “I have been chipping and putting well though today the course was playing long because of Monday’s rain. I need to work out my iron-game Anil Shah LEADERBOARD 69 Njuguna Ngugi 70 Hardeep Thethy 70 David Wakhu 71 Sullivan Muthugia 71 Jacob Okello Richard Ainley 72 73 Daniel Nduva (A) 73 Paul Thuo 73 Justus Madoya (A)74 John Ndichu Fred Kamau 74 74 ome professional Anil Shah made full use of his home course advantage, to grab a before the Kenya Open,” said Anil, who missed th cut last year. He said his driving was slowly takin shape. “I am really happ with my short game, wh contributed into my g performance last week which I believe will real during the Open if I am maintain it,” added Anil. Of the two players f him closely, Hardeep started his round with the par four-first hole the sixth and seventh front nine on one under. Sport 57 BRIEFLY MANCHESTER Thieves steal wheels from Lewa’s Porsche Borussia Dortmund’s Bayern Munich-bound star striker Robert Lewandowski has fallen foul of thieves after all four tyres were stolen from his luxury Porsche, which was also damaged. Lewandowski’s Dortmund were due to play Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt last night in the German Cup quarter-finals, but the Poland star’s car problems came after he scored twice in Borussia’s 5-1 league win at Werder Bremen last Saturday. Reports in the German media say the 25-year-old had the tyres stolen from his Porsche Cayenne GTS, which costs around $123,000 and was parked outside his Dortmund home, with only bricks left to keep the car off the ground. MUNICH Bayern blow as Ribery misses Arsenal clash Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery will miss next week’s Champions League clash at Arsenal after undergoing surgery on bruised buttocks. The France international was confirmed an absentee for the last 16 first leg game at the Emirates Stadium in a statement on the German champion’s website on Monday. “Ribery will miss upcoming matches, notably the last 16 Champions League game against Arsenal in London,” it read. Ribery, 30, who had the operation last Thursday, is “on the mend” the statement added. I have been chippin putting well lately. happy with my sho which contributed good performance and which I believe during the Kenya O Anil Shah, Muthaiga p dropped shots on the tw at the back nine though coming over the two par and 18th saw him lave which contributed int under par 70. Two other tied on level par 71 and David Wakhu who bird seventh and ninth but bogeys at the 14th, and to join Thika Sports Clu Sullivan Muthugia. Al making it to the lead board was Golf Park Jacob Okello who carded one over par 72, Kenya’s top junior amateur Daniel Nduva and Nakuru’s Richard Ainley. MANCHESTER Moyes implores poor Utd to keep the faith Manchester United manager David Moyes vowed yesterday that his struggling team’s fortunes will improve if they keep faith with their current methods. United head into tonight’s Premier League match at Arsenal having lost five of their nine matches since the turn of the year. “You just continue doing the right things. We’re doing the right things, we need to keep going and your luck will change, there’s no doubt about that,” Moyes said. Moyes also dismissed sugges- tions that defender Rio Ferdinand would not travel to a training camp in Dubai later this week, amid claims that the 35-year-old is due to announce his retirement. LIVERPOOL CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION Anil Shah follows the progress of his shot during the Professional Golfers of Kenya (PGK) Open at Muthaiga Golf Club yesterday. Kenya Orient returns to Limuru for this year’s Ladies Open BY LARRY NGALA email@example.com After an absence of one year brought about by the controversy following the suspension of three lady golfers, Kenya Orient returns to Limuru Country Club to continue with its support to the Limuru Ladies Open. Prior to last year, Kenya Orient Insurance company which is also the official sponsor of the Kenya Ladies Golf Union’s major events, had supported the event for five consecutive years. “We agreed to sponsor this year’s Ladies Open because of the tremendous support we have received as a company from Limuru members,” Kenya Orient Insurance’s assistant marketing manager Duncan Mukabi said at Limuru Country Club yesterday. Speaking after presenting a cheque of Sh600,000 as sponsorship to the Limuru lady captain Esther McCarthy, as sponsorship for this year’s tournament scheduled for next weekend, Mukabi said Limuru has a special place in Kenya Orient this is why the company had been supporting the event over the past five years save for 2013. Besides sponsoring KLGU’s major events and other tournaments in the country, the company also supports the Rose Naliaka Foundation and the country’s top female golfer Naomi Wafula. Mukabi said his company was also going to support all the KLGU charity events. McCarthy said the Limuru Open was the club’s top event in the ladies section which usually attracts players from all over the country. “We are most delighted that Kenya Orient has come back to support this event. Because of their sponsorship the entry this year has more than double’’ said the lady captain who expects a field of 200 players. Rodgers calls for Reds repeat against Fulham Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has challenged his players to match the intensity they showed against Arsenal when they travel to bottom of the Premier League Fulham tonight. The Reds are on course to end their fiveseason exile from the top four and the Champions League and underlined their claim on fourth place with a 5-1 win over then leaders Arsenal at the weekend. “Every game is critical for us whether it’s a top team or a team at the bottom. It will be a difficult game and away from home but we have a belief and a confidence in our play,” Rodgers said.
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