Tickets will be sold at all Stop N Shop outlets in Port Moresby. Grand stand tickets will cost K60 and outer stand tickets will be going for K30.No tickets will be sold at the gates on game day.Gates at the Sir John Guise stadium will open at 10am. The curtain raiser, which is a third and fourth playoff between the Hela Wigmen and Lae Tigers will kick off at 12pm.Following this will be the main game between the Agmark Gurias and the Simbu Lions at 3pm to decide the winner of the 2015 Digicel Cup competition.
According to emails circulated to the respective franchise teams by Hela Wigmen executive management yesterday morning, they could not travel to Wabag, Enga Province, due to internal issues in their camp in Mendi.The messages further stated that they finally succumbed to forfeiture after their last minute attempt to request Enga Mioks management, through PNGNRL, to exercise understanding by moving the game to another venue, became unsuccessful.The message further stated that it had nothing to do with security reasons.According to reliable sources, a group of people from Mendi threatened to harm Wigmen players and officials if they travelled to Wabag. The group allegedly would not allow them through without sorting out customary issues with various government institutions. This was over the alleged killing of a university student in Lae recently.Enga Mioks board chairman Philip Kepson described the situation as unfortunate as his team, including the general public, were looking forward to the game that was planned to coincide with the recently introduced Agiru Cup.Kepson said though his team was awarded the two points, his management missed out on other important benefits, mainly revenue from gate taking.It’s understood Agiru Cup and the cash prize of K5000 will be awarded to the Enga Mioks.The Enga team will maintain the third position on the competition ladder with the two points. They will be on bye next week before playing Waghi Tumbe in Minz in their final game before the top five are announced.
Jürgen Klinsmann may not take his usual place on the bench of Hertha Berlin this weekend in the match facing Bayern at the Olympic Stadium in the German capitalAna. According to Bild, the German coach has an expired license and it is possible that he will not be allowed to train the Berlin team. This German newspaper says that, on Tuesday, Hertha received a notification from the DFL warning of this situation endangering the presence of his coach in the band of the Olympiastadion in Berlin before the Bavarian team. In that statement, the DFL reminds Hertha of its commitment to present the documentation before the meeting of this day and Bild assures that this situation has not yet been resolved. In order to train in Germany, the Federation requires its own license or an equivalent obtained in another country and that they consider valid. Klinsmann has it, and taken out in Germany more than two decades ago, but he cannot prove that he has carried out the process necessary for its renewal. These licenses require a renewal every three years demonstrating an additional 20 hours of training that, according to Bild, Klinsmann would have done in Mexico and Brazil but it is still necessary to present the documentation that proves that everything has been done according to the rules and that allows him to continue exercising . The DFL does not want this situation to lengthen and in its statement it assures that it “relies on a quick solution.” In fact, the Bild newspaper itself considers it “unlikely” that Klinsmann does not feel before Bayern although it is an option that exists. Dfrom the Federation, cAs a solution to prevent this from happening again, they have offered Klinsmann to participate in a congress of elite coaches to be held in February in Mainz in order to prove the necessary training for renewal.“The documentation is in my home in California”Jürgen Klinsmann himself wanted to explain the case in Bild and that is because this whole situation is due to forgetfulness. The German coach left the documentation at his home in California, which is currently empty. “When I got on the plane to Berlin I didn’t think I would need my trainer license and my accreditation for additional training because I didn’t think I was going to coach Hertha. At Christmas, I forgot the documents and now there is no one in my house in California because my wife is living in the city where our daughter studies. I am trying to present all the necessary documents, “said the coach.
If he Barça pretend that Griezmann be the nine that can alleviate the four months of absence of Suarez, it will not be easy. While Messi and Suarez, who have been on sick leave for relatively long periods, have collaborated on 26 and 25 goals respectively during the course, he has done so in 15 playing virtually everything (11 goals and 4 assists). What can not be doubted is his ability as a footballer. In Ibiza, he also threw down the theories that he disappeared away from Camp Nou. He was the only player on the team with a sharp edge and gained tons of credibility leaving Barça alive in the Cup. If he Barça was two summers behind Griezmann it was for something similar to that of Ibiza. Beyond playing against a team of Second Division B to which the Catalans were forced to win by decree, the situation had become almost dramatic and the French avoided a high-scale earthquake. His two goals in the only two serious shots on goal that his team made throughout the game (the other was a very soft shot of Rakitic) put the Barça in eighths and prevented the partner’s eyes from looking at the bench and even the box. Setien Y Bartomeu They can agree to thank French. Griezmann It was the solution, but also a symptom. He was the holder who least touched the ball in the Barça The whole game, 32 touches. Less even than Net (33). Less even than an alternate, Carles Pérez (3. 4). Happens that Griezmann He is a player who does not play for the gallery, but to be pragmatic. And in that it was the best long Barça in Ibiza. It goes in its price, 120 million euros, but it did so in some circumstances not easy, with a somewhat lost team in the plan that survived thanks to the instinct of the French, able to make two precise unchecks with two star finishes. Griezmann, moreover, can be attributed one more merit. It is adapting to what the team demands at all times. A gesture of humility that speaks very well of him. A star adapting to the needs of the group. In order not to alter the ecosystem of Messi and Suarez, he lay down on the left wing from the beginning in season with tactical discipline, although that clearly had an impact on its performance. He looked less and looked much less at the goal. It was a light version of Griezmann from Atlético. Now, Quique wants to fit him in the position of second striker. To that he also responded in Ibiza. His definitions after the services of De Jong and Alba, with which he also begins to understand with his eyes, were those of a senior striker. When Suárez and Messi were not there, he appeared. That’s why Griezmann came to Barça.
The first call of Quique Setién after the end of the winter market makes it clear that the staff that counts is taken with pins. At the first setback in the form of injury or sanction, seams are seen everywhere. This Sunday, after the morning session, the Cantabrian coach has given the list for tonight’s game against Levante (21 hours) at the Camp Nou where The absence of Chilean Arturo Vidal stands out above all, which on Saturday no longer exercised with the team because of a strong bruise on the left leg. The loss of Vidal in the call must also be added by the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, who has not yet received a medical discharge even though his return is already imminent adventure, and that of the Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, which is still recovering from a sprained left ankle. In addition, that of striker Luis Suarez, operated on the external meniscus of his right knee, and that his return is set for three and a half months.So that, Setién has only been able to summon fourteen players from the first team, so he has had to use the subsidiary, calling in total four players: goalkeeper Iñaki Peña, midfielder Riqui Puig and strikers Ansu Fati and Alex Collado.The list of 18 players called for the match against Levante is as follows: Ter Stegen, Sergi Roberto, Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Umtiti, Alba, Junior, Sergio Busquets, Arthur, De Jong, Rakitic, Griezmann, Messi, Ansu Fati, Peña, Riqui Puig and Collado.
Before Daily Mail will reveal the content of the conversation, before the SkySports micros and in the press room, Guardiola has already denied that he abronó his players in this meeting. “After playing like this? Never. How am I going to criticize them after making this match?”, He said in defense of a squad he still trusts to achieve the remaining goals.The most complicated year for GuardiolaPep Guardiola is living a really difficult year when it comes to having to manage his staff. The injuries of Laporte and Stones, which has not regained its position in the center of the defense, have forced Guardiola to try new formulas with Fernandinho, the usual defensive midfielder, already accumulating 27 games as a central defense this season. In addition, this injury has also conditioned a medium where David Silva is not at the great level of past seasons, Rodri is in the period of adaptation and where Kevin de Bruyne’s excellent football holds the most important plot of the Pep set. Above, Sterling, Agüero and Gabriel Jesús maintain an excellent scoring level but the long-term loss of Leroy Sané also deprives of a great alternative for the Mancunian attack.In the Premier League they are 22 points behind Liverpool and give up a competition that had dominated several consecutive seasons. In the Carabao they have already secured the first final of the year (March 1 against Aston Villa) and in the FA Cup they also have a good course. In Champions, Real Madrid awaits in a round of 16 a team that wants to improve its role in this competition after two consecutive eliminations in the quarterfinals against Liverpool and Tottenham. The defeat against Tottenham Hotspur (2-0) set off alarms in Manchester City. The skyblue controlled possession, enjoyed many occasions but the goal, most importantly, resisted them. Even with a penalty failed by Gundogan. Those of Mourinho, who opted for defense and counterattack, threw three times and scored two goals. Enough to take the victory at home. After Mike Dean whistled the end, City players and coaching staff met for almost an hour inside the locker room to analyze the situation and find solutions. According to Daily Mail, Pep Guardiola was the one who started the talk asking players for solutions to improve the situation among all. The staff, at the request of the coach, asked to the coach who will moderate his changes in the initial eleven between match and match. The players believe that something similar to ‘an eleven type’ may be the solution to secure second place in the Premier and to leave behind Real Madrid in the Champions League, the great goal of this year along with the two domestic cups (Carabao and FA Cup) in which they hope to revalidate title.
(1) BERRANCA/POLLY B (2) SONADOR EXPRESSS /IDON’TKNOW (3) AGAKHAN/PIZARRO (4) LEGAL ARENA /TWILIGHT CITIZEN (5) RAISING THE BAR /GOLD MEMBER (6) RUNAWAY GIRL/KING D Both Super-6s start anew on tomorrow’s Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, the first of these commencing in the first race over 1300 metres, where the recent winner, BERRANCA, and POLLY B should have a battle royal for top honours in a field of eight. POLLY B, who has been knocking a the door in recent weeks, boasts superior speed and will, no doubt, set off in front with ZUGULU and RALLY BABY in hot pursuit. But the Anthony Nunes-trained filly BERRANCA won’t be far away and, coming off a recent fast-time win with top apprentice Linton Steadman again in the saddle, should catch and beat POLLY B from the convenient mark of 51.0kg. The second race over 1600 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up looks tailored for the lightly raced SANADOR EXPRESS, with the improving 4.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell aboard. Trained by Clifford Atkinson Jr, the 4-y-o filly by Camadon out of Fireontheocean caught the eye on her debut last Saturday, finishing two lengths third (staying on) to PRINCESS STATISTIC over 1200 metres, despite being slowly into stride. Now better for the experience and a mile more suitable, SONADOR EXPRESS should win from MR TOPPER TOP MAN and IDON’TKNOW in a field of 10. AGAKHAN, with smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey in the saddle, should be rewarded for his consistency in the third race for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers over 1100 metres. The trip is ideal in a small field of seven. PIZARRO and the speedy GAGA LADY are twin dangers. The improving LEGAL ARENA won by all of 10 lengths in maiden company last Saturday and is tipped to repeat in the fourth race over 1300 metres for non-winners of two. Champion jockey Shane Ellis has retained the ride aboard LEGAL ARENA, who should lead home stable-companions TRADITIONAL STORM and TWILIGHT CITIZEN. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the fleet-footed RAISING THE BAR (Halledeen up) and RUNAWAY GIRL under title chasing jockey Omar Walker. Their respective dangers are GOLD MEMBER in the fifth over the straight and KING D in the sixth. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES
BEIJING, China:As all three Jamaicans prepare to compete in today’s 110m hurdles semi-final, Olympic bronze-medal winner and national record holder, Hansle Parchment, believes it will take a sub-13 seconds effort to win gold in the event at the IAAF World Championships.Meanwhile, Andrew Riley, the Commonwealth champion, is hoping to make amends for the seventh-hurdle disaster he suffered in Moscow at the last World Championships, as he crashed out when looking destined for a medal.Parchment, whose 12.94 seconds remains the national record – despite being threatened by Omar McLeod, who clocked 12.97 to win at the National Senior Championships – is convinced he will have to test his mark himself if he is to win gold at the championships.The towering Jamaican clocked 13.33 seconds to win his heat yesterday, the fastest time among the Jamaicans.McLeod recovered from some early trouble to finish strongly in second, clocking 13.43, the same time done by Riley, who also finished second in his heat.Tough competition”I believe all the guys are gunning for very fast times and it’s going to be a tough competition. For the finals, I believe that there is a high possibility that the winner will run under 13 seconds,” Parchment told The Gleaner.”It was a pretty good first race after so long. There are still a few things to work on, especially relating to my technique and so on, but once I can get these things going, then the next round should be better,” added Parchment, before summing up his chances.”It’s an open field and anyone can win. There is no clear person and I feel I am among the group of athletes that can get on top. I am keeping my confidence up. I’m ready to give my best effort,” said Parchment.He noted being in good physical condition after what was only his first run since the National Senior Championships in June.Riley, whose heat was delayed for several minutes after American Ronnie Ash and Slovak Petr Svoboda were ejected for false starts with the former holding up the race in dispute of the decision, said a medal in Beijing would mean everything to him, especially given his disappointments two years ago.”It would mean a lot. In the last World Championships when I was in the mix and I ran into the seventh hurdle, I was really disappointed, but at the end of the day, you just have to keep on going and hope that one day your time will come,” Riley said, before admitting to watching replays of that race repeatedly in the past.”Earlier in the season, I had some hiccups, but now my training is going well. But anything can happen in the 110m hurdles, it’s 42 inches, so I just have to prepare myself to attack each hurdle,” said Riley.The men’s 110m hurdles semi-finals face the starter today at 6:05 a.m.- A.L.
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OCHO RIOS:Jewels Runaway Bay will be seeking a semi-final spot in the Sandals St Ann/St Mary Business House football competition when they tackle Noranda Bauxite at 4 p.m. at Drax Hall today.In the feature match of the double-header at 6 p.m., defending champions Couples Tower Isle, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, clash with Moon Palace.The competition is at an interesting stage, with Jewels sitting in third place in Zone B on 10 points, behind both National Water Commission (NWC) and Gran BahÌa PrÌncipe, who are on 12 points. Both have completed their fixtures. Interestingly, both NWC and Gran BahÌa are level on not just points, but goal difference as well, having scored 16 goals and conceded nine.Couples Tower Isle (10) and sister property Couples Sans Souci (10) are the two early qualifiers from Zone A. They are followed by RIU Ocho Rios (eight), Beaches Ocho Rios (six), Moon Palace (two), and Sandals Ochi Beach Resort (two).The defending champions have looked the dominant team in the competition so far, racking up 12 goals, with just three against, while Couples Sans Souci have scored nine goals, with four against.In Zone B are Stush In The Bush Enterprize (10); B & H Holdings (9). Noranda Bauxite (six) and Bankers United (0) are the other competitors.According to Danny Beckford, president of the St Ann Business House Football Association, the competition has been an exciting one so far, with a high standard of play exhibited by several of the teams.”We are getting down to the business end of the competition, and the spectators have been treated to some great action, and we can’t wait for the semi-finals to begin,” Beckford said.