Western Stima hold Tusker to Machakos draw

first_imgThe game had few chances, with both sides lacking the creativity in the final third. Stima had the first chance of the game in the 14th minute when Baron Oketch’s sweeping cross from the left was missed by Wesley Kemboi inside the box with Erastus Mburu landing it at the back post but his shot was over.Stima came close five minutes later when Junior Mukisa’s well weighted shot from 20 yards off an Oketch cross came off the upright after evading keeper Emery Mvuyekure’s reach.Stima kept Tusker on the back foot and were threatening especially with Luke Ochieng’s long throws, but they were kept out by Mvuyekure who read all of them well.Tusker struggled to create chances and Odhiambo was left without much to do on the other side.The visitors had another chance three minutes to time when James Ogada’s improvised backheel off a Mburu corner was saved by a fully stretched Mvuyekure.Western Stima striker Wesley Kemboi shields the ball under pressure from Tusker FC defender Brian Odhiambo during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 3, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the start of the second half, Tusker boss Robert Matano rang the changes, Timothy Otieno and Paul Kamau both coming off after picking up injuries in the first half and in their places, the tactician handed debuts to new signings David Majak and Tom Adwar.The brewers were more creative and nine minutes in, they should have been one up when Jackson Macharia flicked Sidney Ochieng through, but the midfielder saw his shot saved by Odhiambo who threw his body nicely on the ground.But, Tusker were 1-0 up two minutes later when Muchiri broke the offside trap after Eric Ambunya floated the ball into the box, taking a low shot that slithered through the legs of keeper Odhiambo.Just after conceding Stima’s day worsened when influential defender Ochieng had to go out after picking a knee injury and his place was taken by David Ojwang.Stima kept the push dumping balls into the Tusker box. They had a decent chance in the 70th minute when they won a freekick in a good scoring range, but Mukisa curled the effort over. Three minutes later though, they were level.Laban Gambareko who had spent less than a minute on the pitch was brought down inside the box by Brian Odhiambo. Keeper Odhiambo, a former Tusker player, step up and sent his opposite number thr wrong way to draw parity.Tusker should have grabbed the lead back in the 80th minute when Macharia cited keeper Odhiambo off his line, but his lob came off the underside of the bar.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Western Stima striker Baron Oketch shields the ball under pressure from Tusker FC defender Eric Ambunya during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on March 3, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 3 – Samuel Odhiambo scored against his former employers slotting home a 73rd minute penalty as Western Stima came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Tusker FC in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon.Boniface Muchiri had broken the deadlock for the brewers in the 56th minute before Odhiambo stepped up from the penalty spot to restore parity.last_img read more

COUNCILLORS URGE CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE OVER SCHOOL BUS CHANGES

first_imgCOUNTY councillors from all political parties today urged parents to take a legal case against the Government over changes to the school transport rules.They were speaking at today’s meeting of Donegal County Council following Saturday’s protest in the Finn Valley.Under the new rules, children will only get free transport if they go the post-primary school nearest to their homes. This will have a significant impact on children in the Finn Valley area – those who go to schools in Raphoe and Stranorlar.Cllr Dessie Larkin: “People are being told to go to schools that they have no family association or affinity with.”He supported a claim by Cllr Frank McBrearty that the new rules were unconstitutional.“I will be saying to parents that these new rules are unconstitutional; they go against the choice of parents and their children,” said Cllr McBrearty today. Hundreds of parents marched through the Twin Towns on Saturday in protest at the planned new rules.Fine Gael councillor John Ryan said parents in Newtowncunningham are also being hit.“It just doesn’t make sense,” he said, supporting a motion criticising the new rules.Cllr Paul Canning said of the Newtown situation: “There’s a mile or two difference; two buses go to Raphoe every day and two buses go to Letterkenny. At the end of all of this there will still be four buses going to schools.”Councillors heard it would also affect schools in Inishowen, Milford and Kilmacrennan areas. Cllr Mickey Doherty said he knew of one case of a child who was already attending school in Carndonagh, but under the new rules his younger brother who is registered to go there next year will no longer be able to avail of free school transport.Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher said that she understood that the State has never actually carried out a cost saving analysis, a point agreed with Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill who said he believed there wouldn’t be any savings.“If a child is being bullied at one school and switches to another school, that child cannot get free transport to the new school, this is ridiculous,” said Cllr O’Domhnaill.Councillors from all parties agreed to pass a motion proposed by Cllr Harvey asking Transport Minister Ciaran Cannon to review the rules. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyCOUNCILLORS URGE CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE OVER SCHOOL BUS CHANGES was last modified: March 26th, 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)last_img read more