Furious Kerr accuses Simba of player tapping

first_img“I am very disappointed because there are rules to be followed and if Simba want a player from Gor Mahia, then they have to follow the right channels. I have heard they are making agreements with Francis (Kahata). He still has one year to run in his contract and if they want him, they should talk to the club,” Kerr said.He added; “If they want Francis, they should be ready to spend millions and millions of dollars. They will not get him on the cheap. I am not happy with how they are doing things and if they continue this way, then I will have no choice than take action.”Kagere moved to Simba for a reported Sh7mn sign on fee as a free agent with his contract having expired.The departure took the club by surprise as they were in talks with the Rwandese over renewing his contract, but he was spotted in Dar es Salaam putting pen to paper.Meddie Kagere celebrates after scoring against Tanzania’s Simba SC in Gor Mahia’s 2-0 win in the SportPesa Super Cup final at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Meddie’s contract was over and I can’t blame him for making the move. He was free to make his choice. What I am disappointed of is how he did it. He lied to the chairman. I knew that he was in Rwanda, but next minute, he is in Tanzania signing a contract. But I wish him all the best in his new venture,” the tactician noted.According to Tanzanian press, Kahata has been one of the players high on Simba’s wishlist with the midfielder having rediscovered his form over the last two seasons, playing a pivotal role in Gor’s success.Arch rivals Young Africans (Yanga) were also said to be highly interested in the play-maker.Simba seem to be getting back at Kerr who was overjoyed early this month when he led Gor to beating them 2-0 in the final of the Sportpesa Super Cup with Kagere scoring one of the two goals.The Tanzanian champions are known not to be shy in spending money with their billionaire owner Mo Dewji said to be a man who can go at any lengths, including financial to land his targets.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr shares a joke with Simba SC stand-in coach Djuma Massoud before their SportPesa Super Cup final on June 10, 2018 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKagere’s departure has left Gor with a sour taste in their months and with less than 72 hours before the transfer window shuts, the club is faced with a headache on how to replace the talisman.“It’s a bit tough because with three days, mid-season, how do you get a very good striker. I am still looking; maybe I will get one, maybe I won’t. We just need one striker, nothing more. But I am glad with how the players are doing now. We won 5-0 against Posta and that was a great response from them,” the coach said.The record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions have been linked with a move for Ugandan midfielder Erisa Ssekisambu, but Kerr is non committal on whether or not they will sign the player.Meanwhile, there are reports of unrest within the Gor Mahia camp with players said to be disappointed in terms of monetary appreciation especially after their Super Cup win and progression to the CAF Confederation Cup final.Gor are set to play Sony Sugar at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu this Friday before switching their attention to the CECAFA Kagame Cup in Tanzania.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Bandari on March 3, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- A furious Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has threatened to report his former Tanzanian Premier League employers Simba SC of player tapping with reports emerging the side is angling a move for Francis Kahata just a day after signing Meddie Kagere.Kerr said he has received reports that there are a number of players the Tanzanian champions want to fish off from K’Ogalo, something that hasn’t gone down too well with him.last_img read more

Manchester United unveil official spirits partner

first_img0Shares0000The partnership was revealed to fans in advance of the Club’s first Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season against Leicester City set for this Friday.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 8 – Ahead of the New English Premier League season which kicks off on Friday, Manchester United has teamed up with luxury blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, in a three-year global partnership.The collaboration will see Chivas and Manchester United join forces to celebrate their collective belief that blended is better – in life, football and Scotch. The partnership was revealed to fans in advance of the Club’s first Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season against Leicester City set for this Friday.Throughout the season, Chivas will be collaborating with Manchester by encouraging fans to celebrate the blend that makes them unique, and showing that when players collaborate with their teammates they can achieve the greatest success.The partnership will be brought to life through a 360 campaign activated across all touchpoints globally from August 2018. Chivas branding will also be displayed on digital perimeter boards at Old Trafford as well as throughout the stadium from the first game on Friday.“Partnering with Manchester United was therefore a natural fit; we both firmly believe that great things can be achieved when we come together – from balancing the perfect blend of malt and grain whiskies that go into our Scotch, to using the perfect combination of players’ skills on the pitch to create a winning team,” Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chairman and CEO at Chivas Brothers, commented.Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold added;“Manchester United’s history is built on teamwork and we embrace Chivas’ belief that ‘blended is better.’ Our success both on and off the pitch allows us to bring together the best mix of people who help to make our Club the global name it is today.”0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

REMARKABLE SCENES AS HOOPS FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO TEAM DESPITE RANGERS TITLE VICTORY

first_imgFROM SEAN DOHERTY AT PARKHEAD: THERE were remarkable scenes here at Parkhead this afternoon as Celtic fans where ‘Bhoyed’ up despite losing the title to Rangers.As it became clear that Rangers were going to take the title after going into a 3-0 lead at Kilmarnock in the first nine minutes, there was a deathly mood at Celtic Park.But as we began the process of beating Motherwell, the mood changed. Rangers winning the title no longer seemed to matter. A large crowd of us have been travelling to Glasgow from Donegal all season (and for many other seasons). When Derry man Paddy McCourt scored our fourth goal we decided ‘What the hell do we care’ and we all did a massive Hoops Huddle.That’s what is different about Celtic fans. The lyrics of our fan songs say it – we follow them through thick and thin.Rangers won 5-1 at Rugby Park. Kilmarnock never got over that first ten minutes.Here at Celtic Park, the Hoops did us proud. We played football the Celtic way today. We had 65% of possession and 15 attempts at goal.Goals from Hooper and Samaras in the first half and two more from Maloney and McCourt in the second saw us beat Motherwell 4-0.As fans we have paid tribute to our side. They’ve done their best.And many of us will be back in Glasgow next weekend to watch our Hoops take on Motherwell again – this time in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden.After all we are Celtic supporters, faithful through and through. Over and Over, we will follow you. * We hope to have video of Celtic fans’ loyalty to their side later tonight.REMARKABLE SCENES AS HOOPS FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO TEAM DESPITE RANGERS TITLE VICTORY was last modified: May 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more