LIVE: Make-or-break for Uganda vs USA

first_img Uganda422004–0.206Meet in the 3rd playoff and remain in Division Three  Malaysia413002–0.823 READ A BLOW BY BLOW ACCOUNT OF IRFAN’s KNOCK (click here)WATCH VIDEO HERE (click)Sources ICC.com, wikipedia and @ugcricket  Singapore422004–0.544 TeamPldWLTNRPtsNRRStatus  Canada431006+1.036Meet in the final and promoted to Division Two for 2018 Roger Mukasa in action at Lugogo.  Uganda needs one big push today to improve their fortunes. PHOTO ICC CRICKET.COMDAY 5 MondayMalaysia vs Oman – Lugogo ovalCanada vs Singapore – Kyambogo ovalUganda vs USA – Entebbe ovalWhile the fate of  Malaysia and United States has already been determined, Uganda and Singapore will hope luck and one final big push can keep their dreams alive, while Oman and Canada will seek to confirm they are the best teams of the Kampala 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament.With the top two sides from this event to progress to the ICC World Cricket League Division 2, Canada and Oman will go head to head against Singapore and Malaysia respectively on Monday, while host Uganda will take on the USA.Victories for table-topper Canada and Oman, who are separated by a fraction of a point on Net Run-Rate, will mean the two will take one step closer to their ambitions of playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.The USA and Malaysia are already out of contention for promotion to Division 2, but Uganda and Singapore can make the event interesting if they can win their respective matches and Malaysia can turn the tables on Oman.At stake is crucial ICC international match exposure plus huge technical and financial support the higher you go in the Divisions.Points Table  Oman431006+0.777  United States413002–0.212Meet in the 5th playoff and relegated to Division Four for 2018 #ICCWCL3UG TweetsSUMMARY OF SATURDAY RESULTS (click) Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

A painful lesson for Bayern’s league rivals

first_imgLOSERSLooking for the season’s biggest loser, one might end up with Schalke 04. An unparalleled fall, after 16 games without a win, seemed to increase doubts about the future of coach David Wagner. Financial turbulence and in-house scandals makes it difficult to see the Royal Blues’ turning things around for next season.Borussia Dortmund might have ended up second, but couldn’t reach its goal of outpacing Bayern. The Black and Yellows gave evidence that they couldn’t shake off their significant mentality problems, throwing away points against underdog Mainz (2-0) and Hoffenheim (4-0).“We need to talk about the winner mentality Bayern has, and we haven’t,” said Borussia goalkeeper Roman Burki.Relegated Dusseldorf proved turmoil in a club’s leadership can spoil an entire season. As much as Bayern deserves to be called a haven of stability, Fortuna deserves to be part of the second-tier next season.Werder Bremen seems on its way to getting their heads out of a tight spot. If coach Florian Kohfeldt can survive the two relegation games against the third-placed side of the second division, Werder will be one of the season winners. Enditem****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Bayern Munich celebratingKampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Bayern Munich’s eighth consecutive national title is well deserved. The hidden message behind it, nevertheless, is a painful reminder for the Bavarians’ domestic rivals; it takes more than ambitious announcements to end the 2013 treble winners’ dominance.Christian Seifert praised the German league’s efforts as football’s pioneers during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, having set up a suitable hygiene concept other European leagues followed.Although some of the 18 German first-tier sides have a reason to complain about their failures, the 57th season has produced several losers and winners aside from record-setting Bayern.WINNERSBayern’s achievements are clear for all to see. They not only scored 100 season goals, but Robert Lewandowski won the golden boot with 34 goals. Thomas Mueller finished with 22 assists, tying the season record. Coach Hansi Flick won his first title and managed to create a successful turnaround for a team struggling in the season’s first half.Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann established the East-German side among the top 3, outmaneuvering established rivals, Moenchengladbach and Leverkusen. Timo Werner scored remarkable 28 goals before leaving for Premier League side Chelsea.League newcomer Union Berlin secured its place in the first division with an encouraging attitude. Having kicked Dusseldorf down to the second division on matchday 34, tells the story of impeccable sportsmanship considering the East-Berlin side was safe already.Champions League qualifier Moenchengladbach proved the team development is progressing steadily, allowing them to take the next step under new coach Marco Rose.SC Paderborn might have ended the season with relegation, but coach Steffen Baumgart and his squad proved one can still enjoy football when not competing for trophies. The league newcomer earned deep respect as they never gave up.Bruno Labbadia gave Hertha new hope to possibly turn into a big city club without the help of a prominent name such as Jurgen Klinsmann.last_img read more