Hasselbaink: Ranieri will be a hit

first_img “At the end of the day we have to look if they have players who can improve you. That’s what it’s all about.” Hasselbaink is preparing for Burton’s first ever campaign in Sky Bet League One this season with the club training at St George’s Park after renewing their deal with Perform and believes it gives them perfect preparation. “It helps magnificently, the pitches, the gym, all the stuff which Perform gives us is very helpful and needed,” he added. “It’s a magnificent facility. Not a lot of clubs in League One have what we have.” Perform, the official healthcare provider for St. George’s Park, will continue their recovery specific research programme as part of the deal with The Brewers. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has backed Claudio Ranieri to be a hit at Leicester – and build bridges with the Foxes’ fans. Pearson was sacked last month – despite keeping the club in the Barclays Premier League – after a breakdown in relations with the board during a season where he told a fan to “f*** off and die”, launched a bizarre ostrich rant at a journalist and grappled with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur. Pearson’s exit came after his son James, along with team-mates Tom Hopper and Adam Smith, were sacked for their part in a sexually-explicit video in which racist language was used during a post-season trip to Thailand. But Hasselbaink, who also worked with Ranieri at Atletico Madrid between 1999 and 2000, thinks his former manager will help to smooth things over at the Foxes. He said: “Claudio is someone who has experience all over the world – France, Italy, Greece. Why would he not be successful? He knows the English culture and that is what he has got ahead of others who come over. “As exciting it is for him it will also be for the club but you always have something to prove in football, every time you wake up you have to prove yourself. “He is someone who communicates very well with people around him – he is very good at that – and he has that charisma. They like him for it and, with the fans, I think he will be a success.” Burton boss Hasselbaink would also not rule out a link-up with Ranieri which could see some Foxes players move to the Pirelli Stadium. “Maybe, we have to have a look at what they have. I have always kept in contact with my old manager and it’s a contact I’ll be able to have in the future,” he said. The former Chelsea striker played under the Italian at Stamford Bridge and believes Ranieri can be the perfect fit for Leicester. Ranieri was a shock choice to replace the axed Nigel Pearson last week and signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gor, H. Stars to contest for SOYA award

first_imgTo make the shortlist of top five, K’Ogalo retained the KPL title with six matches to spare as well as going ahead to make history by reaching the CAF Confederation Cup group stage where they were a point away to qualifying to the quarter finals.They finished third in the group behind Algeria’s USM Alger, Rwanda’s Rayon Sport and Tanzanian side Yanga.Gor, the 2015 men’s team of the year, also defended the regional Super Cup that featured eight teams from Kenya and Tanzania, beating Simba SC 2-0 in the final to earn a ticket to play Everton in an international friendly match.They had kicked-off the year with winning the season curtain raiser KPL Super Cup, edging out eternal rivals AFC Leopards 1-0. At the CECAFA Kagame Cup, Gor finished third.Harambee Stars on the other hand highlighted their achievements of the year by breaking a 15-year jinx to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). Stars had a fine campaign that saw them shock Ghana 1-0 at Kasarani, holding Ethiopia 0-0 away before handing them a 3-0 beating at home.Harambee Stars players celebrating after netting the second goal thanks to Eric JohanaStars played eight matches in 2018, winning five, drawing one and losing two.Apart from AFCON Qualifiers, they won 2-1 against New Zealand, 4-1 against Chinese Taipei, Malawi 1-0 in friendly matches while losing 3-0 and 2-0 to India.The Davis Cup team had a successful year as well after surprising regional bigwigs to qualify for Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2019 following their Group III tournament victory in Nairobi.Kenya broke the jinx to end their exile from Group II with top class performance taking advantage of their home supporters to force their way to the top.Team Kenya beat top seed Benin 2-1 after Sheil Kotecha secured a 6-4, 6-4 win over Delmas N’tcha but saw Benin’s Alexis Klegou defeat Kenya’s Ismael Changawa 7-6, 6-4.The match had to be settled in the doubles in which Changawa teamed up with Ibrahim Kibet to overcome Felix Hounkpevi and Klegou 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. It was first time Kenya was hosting the Davis Cup since 2002.Kanbis won the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super Division 50 over Championships unbeaten to make it their 16th title in the domestic competition.The KANBIS Sports team will be out to emulate the Kenya U19 Cricket team who won 2017 men’s team after having a fine season. They won the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association Super Division 50 over Championships unbeaten to make it their 16th title in the domestic competition.The team that is based at Eastleigh High School in Nairobi, also went ahead to clinch the annual Twenty20 championships.Making the final list is the Kenya Deaf Handball Team that participated in 2nd World Deaf Handball championship In Caxias Do sul Brazil in July where they finished 5th overall out of 8, and tops in Africa.They beat Ghana 10-0 but lost 31-15 and 24-14 to Turkey and Brazil respectively to finish 3rd in their pool as the top two advanced to the semifinals. Kenya dropped to the classification matches where they beat Cameroon and Ecuador (24-20, 32-6) to finish 5th.The SOYA gala which has been co-sponsored by Mombasa County, National Social Security Fund (NSSF), Communication Authority (CA), Kenya Pipeline, Kenya Power, LapFund, New KCC, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), GOTv and Protel Studios will be held at Fort Jesus, the first time the gala night event to be held outside the capital city.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava receives the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 3 – Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia leads the nominations for the men’s team of the year for the 2018 Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) that will be marking its 15th edition in Mombasa County on January 11.Gor, who defended the top flight league title to win their 17th trophy, will battle it out with the national men’s football team Harambee Stars, Davis Cup Tennis team, KANBIS Cricket Sports Club and the Kenya Deaf Handball team in the men’s category.last_img read more

Senior Menu

first_imgLunch is served at noon weekdays at the Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Suggested donation is $5, or $2.25 for those 60 and older. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling (805) 583-6365. Lunch is served to Moorpark seniors at noon weekdays in the Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Suggested donation is $2.25. For information, call (805) 517-6261. All meals are served with whole-grain bread, green salad, yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese stick, fruit and low-fat milk. Here is this week’s menu: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Monday: Chicken a la king, broccoli, yellow wax beans. Tuesday: Beef and mushrooms with pearl onions, vegetable blend California, peas. Wednesday: Boneless chicken fricassee, green beans, yellow wax beans. Thursday: Cook’s choice. Friday: Cook’s choice. 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