Bartomeu’s informative telematic meeting with the captains

first_imgIt was Sports world who advanced this telematic meeting that was informative. Bartomeu reported on the changes of the Board of Directors but, above all, what interests the players the most, which is the update of the calendars.The players learned first-hand that LaLiga is already considering starting on June 30 in a hellish month of July that would try to put what remains of the championship. Barça players, like Setién, are in favor of deciding the title on the field of play. However, Bartomeu made it clear that the first thing is “health” and that the de-escalation to play again will only take place with the approval of the Government and the corresponding health authorities. After the telematic meeting this Tuesday between Quique Setién and the players, this Wednesday it was the president’s turn, Josep Maria Bartomeu, who called a telematic meeting with his captains: Messi, Piqué, Busquets and Sergi Roberto. Oscar Grau, CEO of the Barça club and right hand of the president, and Javier Bordas also participated in the summit, who has maintained his position as manager responsible for the first staff after the Board’s remodeling.last_img read more

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Ssimbwa beats Kerr to win August award

first_img0Shares0000Sofapaka heaD coach Sam Ssimbwa has been named the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for August. Photo/ RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – Sofapaka tactician Sam Ssimbwa was on Tuesday awarded the Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month for August at their Eastleigh High School training ground.  Ssimbwa led title chasing Sofapaka to four victories and draw, scoring fifteen goals while at it win the gong ahead of Gor Mahia’s Dylan Kerr. The August goal-blitz saw Sofapaka edge Muhoroni Youth 2-3 away then dismissed struggling Thika United 3-0 at home. A seven-goal thriller between Batoto ba Mungu and Nakumatt ended Sofapaka’s way as they put five past Nakumatt.Their fourth victory came over Nzoia Sugar in a 3-1 result before Posta Rangers held them to a 1-1 draw.Sofapaka players congratulating their coach Sam Ssibwa for winning the August Coach of the Month Award. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYASofapaka’s 13 point’s haul was only matched by Gor who beat Muhoroni Youth 2-0 at home and 1-2 away followed by two 1-0 wins over Nakumatt and Posta Rangers. A highly anticipated Mashemeji Derby ended 1-1, leaving Gor Mahia with 13 points but with a lower goal count than Sofapaka.Coaches Kerr and Ssimbwa then squared off in a vote which the Sofapaka tactician won in a landslide. He pocketed Sh75, 000 as a result in addition to the personalized trophy and looks ahead with greater enthusiasm.“We started the league as underdogs but it’s commendable we have done well, especially in the second leg. There is a slim mathematical possibility of getting to the title but Gor Mahia have a huge advantage. Anything is possible in football though, and all we need to do is just win our matches one after another.” An elated Ssimbwa said after picking his accolade.Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“I’ve won such awards elsewhere in Uganda and Rwanda and winning in Kenya gives me so much joy. Credit to my players who worked hard all through and the technical bench who assist me in coaching,” Ssimbwa addedLeading scorer at Sofapaka Umaru Kasumba who joined mid-season is hopeful of eventually ending up with the golden boot, having notched 11 in the league and trail the leader by just one goal.“I work very hard and everyone here can attest to that. I want to go harder in the remaining matches with a view of getting the golden boot. There are no secrets and the Kenyan league is not easy but I just work hard and the goals come.” Kasumba said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Mental tests set for bridge fire suspect

first_imgNORWALK – The trial of a homeless man accused of intentionally starting a fire that destroyed the Beverly Boulevard bridge was delayed Wednesday in Norwalk Court due to doubts over the man’s mental competence. Nelson Gastelum, 29, is charged with one felony count of recklessly starting the Nov. 1 fire. He was arrested Nov. 4. He had been living under the bridge, which spans the Rio Hondo channel between Pico Rivera and Montebello, for a year, authorities said. “My client is unable to assist in his own defense,” Roberto Guaderrama, Gastelum’s attorney, said Wednesday. Guaderrama asked for a suspension of criminal proceedings until his client’s mental status could be determined. To bolster his request, Guaderrama pointed to Gastelum’s history of mental illness, which his family testified to during his preliminary hearing on Dec. 19. At that time, Gastelum’s brother, Mario Gastelum, testified his brother was “different.” Other relatives testified that they knew Gastelum was living under a bridge. At the time of his arrest, Gastelum told police he had lighted a fire to keep warm. But at his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty, claiming that another homeless man ignited the blaze by tossing a burning cigarette under the bridge. Norwalk Court Judge Larry S. Knupp granted the suspension of Gastelum’s trial for six weeks while the defendant undergoes evaluation by two psychiatrists. A hearing was scheduled for April 4 in Norwalk Court, at which the psychiatrists will report their findings regarding Gastelum’s fitness to stand trial, said Guaderrama. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

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