2017 African cup of Nations
Senegal vs Tunisia 7pm
Algeria vs Zimbabwe 10pm
Stade de Franceville
Action at the 2017 African cup of Nations enters day 2 on Sunday with two thrilling games in group B after stalemates in the opening games between Gabon and Guinea Bissau plus Burkina Faso and Cameroon.
Pre-tournament favorites Algeria begin their campaign with a tricky tie against unpredictable Zimbabwe who return to the tournament for the first time since 2006 while Senegal take on Tunisia.
SENEGAL vs TUNISIA 10PM
Just like Algeria, Senegal come into the tournament as favorites with virtually one of the best and star studded squads. Sadio Mane, BaldeKeita, Mame Biram Diouf and Cheick Kouyate among others will headline Aliou Cisse’s squad in Gabon.
Senegal despite being a great football nation, the lions of Teranga have failed to clinch the coveted prize only coming close in 2002 when they lost to Cameroon in the finals.
Head coach Aliou Cisse now carries the lofty ambitions of winning the nations cup and the daunting task stars on Sunday against Tunisia.
Senegal were the only side that finished the qualification campaign with maximum points (18) scoring and as many as 13 goals.
Tunisia under Polish tactician Henryk Kasperczak do not seem to have the supposedly big names as Senegal besides defender Aymen Abdunnour but have always thrived on team work.
The Carthage eagles have over the years failed to replicate the performance they put up in 2004 en route to winning their first and only title.
Head to Head at Afcon
The two sides have met on four occasions at the final tournament with Tunisia winning once whilst the other three engagements have ended in stalemates.
Tunisia 0-0 Senegal (1965)
Senegal 0-0 Tunisia (2002)
Tunisia 1-0 Senegal(2004)
Senegal 2-2 Tunisia (2008)
ALGRERIA vs ZIMBABWE 7PM
Zimbabwe’s Warriors take on tournament favorites Algeria in yet another thrilling fixture in group B.
Algeria who shocked the world at the 2014 World cup in Brazil reaching the round of 16 including holding eventual winners Germany until extra time take on Zimbabwe who have also assembled a great side over the years.
George Leekens, the head coach of Algeria comes with a star studded side that includes the likes of Leicester City’s duo of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, Yacine Brahimi and Fauzi Ghoulam among others
However, Zimbabwe under coach Callisto Pasuwa have been widely regarded as the dark horses at the tournament.
Like Algeria look at their current squad as the golden generation, equally Zimbabwe regard the current crop of players as a side than can deliver success to the nation.
Williard Kasande, Khama Billiat, Knowledge Musona, Cuthbert Malgia and Evans Rusike formthe core of the Warriors squad.
The only meeting between the two sides at African cup of Nations came in 2004 and Zimbabwe won the game 2-1.
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Three people have been killed in a car accident along the Mbarara-Ibanda road this morning.
The accident occurred at around 3;00am when the driver of a speeding Canter Registration number UAY 517D, carrying about 30 passengers lost control and overturned.
The Rwizi region police spokesperson, Ibin Ssenkumbi identified the deceased as Leonida Kiviri 43, Beatrice Nahabwe 28 and Innocent Asiimwe, 1, all residents of Buhweju district.
“The victims were travelling from an annual Christian Crusade of a prominent preacher Fr John Bashobora in Karaama in Mbarara District to Karungu Sub County in Buhweju District” Ssenkumbi noted
The injured were rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital where they are receiving treatment.
Police attributed the cause of the accident to reckless driving, saying the driver was trying to dodge traffic officers as it’s illegal to carry passengers on the back of the truck.
“It’s very unfortunate we have lost 3 people from Buhweju who were coming from Karaama for prayers; we have come in as leaders to save those who sustain serious injuries” said the area MP Francis Mwijukye.
The Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say.
The move was requested by West African leaders after a Mali summit, APS said.
President Yahya Jammeh, who initially admitted election defeat, says he will not step down until May, when the Supreme Court can hear his challenge.
Regional bloc Ecowas wants the UN to approve military action if Barrow’s inauguration on Thursday is blocked.
On Saturday leaders repeated their calls for Jammeh to go voluntarily at an Africa-France summit in Bamako.
Mali’s president Ibrahim Keita called for “proverbial African wisdom” to prevail to avert a bloodbath and there are growing fears that the uncertainty could cause a refugee exodus.
Thousands of Gambians, mostly women and children, have already crossed the border into neighbouring Senegal and further afield to Guinea-Bissau, where they do not require a visa, officials say.
Barrow, who beat Jammeh in last month’s election, was at the Bamako summit and was referred to as the president.
Last week Nigeria’s president flew to the Gambian capital Banjul to try to broker a deal but Jammeh would not relinquish power.
Jammeh’s attempt to overturn the election result has been delayed because of a shortage of judges but his legal team has asked for an injunction to block Mr Barrow’s inauguration.
The African Union has said it will no longer recognise Jammeh’s rule after his term ends.
The 51-year-old leader seized power in the country in 1994 and has been accused of human rights abuses, although he has held regular elections.
The IAAF world cross country championship is slated for 26th March with over 700 athletes expected.
With the 2017 IAAF world cross country championships drawing closer, preparations for the event are in high gear especially for hosts Uganda.
Kampala city will host the 42nd edition of the world cross championships at Kololo ceremonial grounds expected to start on 26th March.
Unlike the previous national cross championships that were held upcountry especially in Jinja, this time round Uganda Athletic Federation hosted the event in Kololo, Kampala on Saturday to serve both as qualifiers and test event for the world cross country championships.
Youngster Joshua Cheptegei emerged winner in the men’s (senior) category beating off stiff competition from Prison’s and defending champion Phillip Kipyeko who finished second ,22 seconds behind Cheptegei while Mande Abdallah settled for third.
Cheptegei spent most of the time in the first lap in the middle of the park but surged up in the second lap to join the leading group.
The 2014 world U20 10,000m champion however broke away from the field to eventually win the race clocking 29:02 minutes. Kipyeko came 2nd at 29:24 whilst Mande Abdallah posted 29:40 in third. 2012 Marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich finished fourth.
In the ladies senior category, Police’s Mercyline Chelangant emerged winner clocking 34:41 minutes ahead of Rachael Chebet and Dorcus Ajok who finished second and third respectively.
Jacob Kiplimo from Arua won the men’s junior 8km race clocking 23:25:23 while Abel Cheney and Victor Kiplagat finished second and third posting 23:53:23 and 23:54:23 respectively.
Police dominated the women’s 6km junior category taking all the podium finishes. Peruth Chemutai , Janet Chemusto and Esther Chekomoi finished in that order.
Senior men (10km)
1 Joshua Cheptegei 29:02
2 Phillip Kipyeko 29:24
3 Abdallah Kibet Mande 29:40
4 Timothy Toroitich 29:42
5 Stephen Kiprotich 29:46
6 Stephen Kiisa 29:53
7 Fred Musobo 29:55
8 Mande Bushendich 30:04
9 Peter Kibet 30:13
10 Filex Chemonges 30:18
Senior women (10km)
1 Mercyline Chelangat 34:41
2 Rachael Chebet 35:16
3 Dorcus Ajok 35:46
4 Doreen Chesang 35:54
5 Doreen Chemutai 35:56
6 Annet Chebet 36:16
7 Juliet Chekwel 36:38
8 Stella Chesang 36:46
9 Prim Twikirize 37:00
10 Sarah Akiror 37:03
1 Jacob Kiplimo 23:25
2 Titus Kwemoi 23:53
3 Victor Kiplangat 23:54
4 Elisha Chemutai 24:03
5 Kevin Kibet 24:04
1 Peruth Chemutai 20:20
2 Janat Chemusto 20:39
3 Esther Chekwemoi 21:08
4 Sarah Chelangat 21:20
5 Scarlett Chemos 22:0
A fatal accident at Katebe along Mbarara- Ibanda highway has left 3 people dead and other 30 with severe injuries. The accident reportedly happened on Sunday morning at around 3am.
According to the traffic police in the area, the accident was caused by a speeding Canter that was carrying about 60 passengers. The driver lost control and overturned several times thus killing three on spot.
It is alleged that the passangers were from Mbarara-Karama in an annual crusade of Fr JB Basoboro.
The deceased have been identified as Kiviri Leonida, 43, Beatrice Nahabwe, 28 and Innocent Asiimwe.
The injured were rushed to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and most of them are reportedly in critical condition.
The cause of the accident has been attributed to reckless driving. Police added that the driver was trying to dodge traffic officers because it’s illegal to carry passengers on the back of the truck.