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first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed Sam Allardyce’s criticism of his methods by insisting he is not overloading his players with running. The Sunderland boss, who recently called Klopp a “soft German”, offered his thoughts on the Reds’ current injury crisis which has sidelined 10 first-team players, six of whom have or are recovering from hamstring injuries. “That is him asking his players to play a high-tempo pressing game from the top end,” Allardyce told talkSPORT. Since arriving in mid-October, Brendan Rodgers’ replacement Klopp has regularly corrected what he sees as misconceptions about his methods – particularly the high-intensity gegenpressing tactic which he employed with such success at Borussia Dortmund. “The problem is now people speak about the intensity of my style – I didn’t create a style, how could I? I am not a genius,” he added. “We play only football and a team like Liverpool, with the ambitions the club have, we have to find a way to be successful. “For this you need players, a little bit of luck with injuries but we haven’t had too much of this. “Maybe the first game against Tottenham was more intensive than the other games and now we make a few sprints more but not 500 more. “It is completely normal, average running – football is not all about more, it is more about thinking quicker and being quicker in the right position. “As long as you are not quick enough in mind then you have to run a little bit more.” Allardyce later insisted he had not intended to sound critical of Klopp’s methods, but had simply voiced an opinion when asked a question. Speaking at his own pre-match press conference on Thursday afternoon, the Sunderland boss said: “I think the headline has upset him in the nationals. “I got asked a question by a friend of mine, Alan Brazil, on talkSPORT, ‘What do you think the injuries are down to?’, and I gave an opinion off the question that Alan asked me, which was perhaps the high-pressing game in all the games that they have had created that little bit more fatigue and that was maybe a cause of why they have picked up so many hamstrings. “It was a question that Alan asked me, I answered it and never expected it to bring the headlines it’s brought. “But if Jurgen is listening, I didn’t mean to upset you or criticise your club in any way, I was just giving what I could see as as maybe one of the reasons why we get injuries. “I am very wary of the amount of work we do in the week now in the hope that our players have enough energy to do the running they need to do in this period of time to try to get a result, and we are all suffering because of it. “I’ll probably suffer some injuries, no doubt, by the end of next week when we have played three games in a short period of time, but we are trying to manage it. “I was just trying to say that he hasn’t experience this level of football before and maybe that might be one of the causes.” Asked if the pair had fallen out, Allardyce replied: “I hope not. I had no intention of trying to wind him up. Alan asked me to talk about Sunderland, he threw the question in at the end and maybe I should have said, ‘It’s not for me to answer, it’s for Jurgen’. I don’t know.” Press Association “I don’t think Jurgen has realised just how ferocious our league is at this period of time and because he has asked for that extra-high energy – that extra 10 yards – these lads are fatiguing now with so many games in such a short period of time and are picking up these muscle strains.” Klopp, who is likely to travel to their FA Cup tie with Exeter with no senior central defenders – hit back at the Black Cats manager and rejected his claims. “I am glad for Sam, such an experienced manager, that he has time to think about Liverpool’s problems – I don’t have time to think about this,” he said. “I knew about the Premier League, the fixtures, the intensity of the football here. “There is no time for training, only recovery, the game is our only session in the week to be honest. “We know about our situation, we know in most of the cases about the reason. “One injury at the wrong moment is a problem for the whole squad because other players have to play too much but you have to react to this. “Two weeks ago we never knew we would have a problem with centre-halves.” last_img read more

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Veteran left-arm spinner and captain, Nikita Miller, finished with a 13-wicket match haul as Jamaica Scorpions crushed the win-less Windward Islands Volcanoes by 10 wickets to capture their second game on the trot in the Regional Four-Day Championship here Sunday.Resuming the final day of the fifth round contest at Sabina Park on 169 for six, Volcanoes were bowled out for 186 with the 35-year-old Miller taking three of the last four wickets to fall, to end with figures of eight for 54.He picked up five for 60 in the first innings to end with 13 for 114 runs overall.Roland Cato, on 41 not out overnight, failed to add.Set a modest 35 for victory, Scorpions easily got home without losing a wicket, with Guyanese Trevon Griffith ending unbeaten on 24 from 20 balls – striking a four and a pair of sixes.Volcanoes made a rocky start to the day when they lost Cato in the third over of the morning with three runs added, triggering a side which saw the last four wickets tumble for 15 runs.Shane Shillingford, on eight at the start, added four runs before he departed with the score on 173 for eight, caught at the wicket off seamer Derval Green.Miller then easily knocked over the last two wickets to end Volcanoes’ resistance.Scorpions are now unbeaten in four outings since losing their opening round match to three-time reigning champions, Guyana Jaguars.VOLCANOES 1st Innings 200Scorpions 1st Innings 352Volcanoes 2nd Innings(overnight 169 for six)DS Smith c Griffith b Miller 41*T Theophile c Jacobs b Leveridge 8T Gabriel c wkpr Taylor b Miller 30R Cato c wkpr Taylor b Miller 41D Hector c Jacobs b Miller 2K Mayers c Campbell b Miller 7+DDH Smith b Miller 28S Shillingford c wkpr Taylor b Green 12A Alexander not out 7K Dember lbw b Miller 0S Lewis b Miller 6Extras (b4) 4TOTAL (all out, 80.5 overs) 186Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-81, 3-84, 4-88, 5-104, 6-158, 7-171, 8-173, 9-180Bowling: Green 11-6-21-1; Leveridge 5-2-12-1; Campbell 4-0-21-0; Jacobs 20-2-48-0; Miller 32.5-10-54-8; Allen 8-0-26-0Result: Scorpions won by 10 wicketsPoints: Scorpions 18.4, Volcanoes 3.4Player-of-the-Match: N Miller (Scorpions)last_img read more

first_imgHe guided Proline to the Uganda Cup glory as the FUFA Big League success in the same year, beating Mutebi who won the StarTimes Uganda Premier League for KCCA.The high profile guest list had Prof. Mondo Kagonyera (represented first lady and minister of education and sports), V.G Somaeskhar (Airtel Uganda Managing Director), Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry, Owek. Henry Ssekabembe Kiberu (Minister of Sports, Leisure and Recreation in the Buganda Kingdom), former players, coaches and sponsors’ representatives.Winners 2019: Airtel Male Footballer of the Year: Allan Okello (KCCA & Uganda Cranes) Airtel Female Footballer of the Year: Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim & Crested Cranes, Uganda U-17 National Team) Airtel – FUFA Fans Team of the year: Acholi Province Airtel – FUFA Beach Soccer Player of the Year: Sulaiman Ochero (St Lawrence University & Uganda Sand Cranes) Airtel – FUFA Member Association of the Year: Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) Airtel – FUFA Fans Favourite Foreign based player of the Year: Abdul Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt & Uganda Cranes) Airtel – FUFA Upcoming Talent of the Year: Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa & Uganda U-20 National Team) Airtel – FUFA Best Squad (Team): Team of 1978 Airtel – FUFA Fair Play Award: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club Airtel – FUFA Women Football Coach of the Year: Ayub Khalifa (Kawempe Muslim Women Football Club head coach, Assistant coach Crested Cranes, Head coach Uganda U-17 Women Team) Airtel – FUFA Male Football Coach of the Year: Shafiq Bisaso (Former Proline Head Coach) Airtel – Male Best XI: Joel Mutakubwa (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa, Allan Kayiwa, Allan Okello, Shafiq Kagimu, Viane Ssekajugo, Mike Mutyaba, Bright Anukani Airtel – Female Best XI: Daisy Nakazkiro (GK), Florence Naziz, Shadia Nankya, Marion Amangat, Viola Namuddu, Rita Nabbosa, Phiona Nabbumba, Fauzia Najjemba, Mauren Kinavudori, Juliet Nalukenge, Nassuna Hasifa FUFA Nantameggwa Quiz Winner: Henry Lubulwa Airtel – FUFA Presidential Award – Magid Musisi (RIP).*****SOURCE:  airtelfootball.ug Share on: WhatsApp Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) forward Allan Okello crowned male footballer of the year, 2019 at the Airtel FUFA Awards on Saturday. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) forward Allan Okello and Kawempe Muslim’s Juliet Nalukenge have been crowned the male and female best footballers of the year, 2019 at the Airtel FUFA Awards. They took home a prize of sh1million and a car.“Last year (2018), I was here and finished second. This year, I am a winner. My brothers Mustafa and Bright, I also congratulate you for making the final short list,” Okello said.Okello beat teammate Mustafa Kizza and Proline’s Bright Anukani to the accolade.“I thank all my coaches right from my academy coach in Lira (coach Bob), coach Abdallah Mubiru (who coached me at Kibuli and took me to KCCA), coach Mike Mutebi who believed in us young players and coach Johnathan McKinstry for trusting me at the Uganda Cranes,” said Okello, who guided KCCA to the UPL league success in 2018-2019 season said.The awards were successfully held at the lavish lake side Speke Resort in Munyonyo in Kampala at the weekend under the theme “Celebrating Uganda’s Finest Footballers”. An equally ecstatic Nalukenge hailed the impact of coach Ayub Khalifa at her club (Kawempe Muslim) and the Uganda U-17 national team.“I am very happy to have won this award. I thank my coach (Ayub), my teammates, my sister Lillian and everyone who pushed me all the way,” Nalukenge said.The Airtel – FUFA Upcoming Talent of the Year was Gavin Kizito Mugweri of SC Villa and the Uganda U-20 National Team.Kizito is a defender who captained the Uganda U-17 and U-20 teams at the AFCON U-17 and CECAFA U-20 championships.Egyptian based winger Abdul Lumala of Pyramids was named the outstanding foreign based player of the year.The Uganda Cranes team of 1978, that reached the AFCON finals in the same year was named the Airtel – FUFA Best Squad (Team).Meanwhile, Shafiq Bisaso (Former Proline Head Coach) beat Mike Mutebi (KCCA) and Police’s Abdallah Mubiru as best coachlast_img read more