Beerschot verwelkomt de Algerijnse international Réda Halaimia. De 22-jarige rechtsachter wordt aangetrokken voor 2 seizoenen. "Een club met zo'n traditie die terugkeert naar 1A. Dit is voor mij het ideale moment."— K. Beerschot V.A. (@beerschot_wlrk) 14 juin 2019
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Eritrea is hosting ten other countries for the Council for East and Central African Football Associations, CECAFA, under 15 championships.
The tournament kicked off today, August 16 and is expected to end in early September. Whiles it will be the first major tournament Eritrea will be hosting, there is history being made by the Ethiopian lads in town for the competition.
They will be the first Ethiopian team to play in Asmara in over two decades. They get the feat after a friendly match planned for Asmara between the two senior sides failed to hold last year.
There are three groups from the draw that was held in Asmara earlier this month.Most of the teams are neighbours of Eritrea along with the East African sides like Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
According to CECAFA General Secretary, Nicholas Musonye, the aim of the tournament is to develop talents at the grassroot level which is the basic stage in the development of a player.
The result of draw is as follows:
Group A – Eritrea, Kenya, Burundi, Somalia
Group B – Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan
Group C – Tanzania, Sudan, Djibouti 0
The South Sudan ?? U15 Junior Bright Stars are off to Eritrea ?? for the 2019 CECAFA U15 Challenge. South Sudan ?? is in group B along side Rwanda ?? Ethiopia ?? and Uganda ??.— Town Far Fredo. (@townfarfredo) August 15, 2019
Their opening fix will be on Sat 17th Aug, 2019 against Rwanda ?? Before facing Uganda ?? on Tue 20th pic.twitter.com/0HyeMkZFvs
Mamelodi Sundowns were held to a 1-1 draw by Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Wednesday night, the hosts getting the equaliser seconds before referee Victor Gomes blew for full time. Full Story: https://t.co/jXGRVQqUAG pic.twitter.com/fjwpfUsT0o— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) August 15, 2019
South African athlete Caster Semenya said Wednesday she has not felt supported by other women in sport.
The double Olympic champion was at a women’s conference in Johannesburg where she was the headline speaker.
“I think it comes more into the international stage where you see your own rivals, they come with this, what can I call it, these rude responses in terms of me competing against them which for me is not a big deal because what I know is that we are all athletes and we should be supporting each other whether you’re losing or not”, Semenya said.
Semenya will not defend her 800-metres title at the world championships in September.
This follows a Swiss Federal Tribunal reversal on a ruling that temporarily lifted testosterone regulations imposed on her.
She is appealing the ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sports which is supported by the International Association of Athletics.
In March, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in support for her.
Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge says running a marathon in under two hours would be comparable in the annals of human achievement to standing on the moon or scaling Everest for the first time.
The 2016 Olympic marathon gold medallist, speaking to reporters from his home training camp in Kaptagat on Wednesday, was sure he too could enter uncharted territory in Vienna on Oct. 12.
“It’s like stepping on the moon, going up the tallest mountain and even going to the middle of the ocean,” said Kipchoge who ran 2:00.25 in his previous non-world record attempt at Italy’s Monza motor racing circuit in 2017.
“I have no doubts at all,” added the 34-year-old, who said he also wanted to make history before next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
INEOS have yet to provide details about race day plans and identities of the official pacesetters in the 1:59 challenge www.ineos159challenge.com.
The conference call, on a line that was at times barely audible, was restricted to questions about Kipchoge’s preparations.
Norwegian brothers Henrik, Filip and Jakob Ingebrigtsen told national broadcaster NRK this week, however, that they had been approached to run as pacesetters.
“I have been hare for Filip and Jacob for many years, so it will go well,” said Henrik, 28 and the European 1,500 metres champion in 2012.
Jakob, 18, won 1,500 and 5,000 metres gold at last year’s European championships while Filip, 26, won 1,500 bronze at the 2017 worlds.
This year’s world athletics championships in Doha end on Oct. 6.
“Marathon is no longer an individual event, it’s a team event,” said Kipchoge, who set the world record of 2:01.39 in Berlin last September. “The pacemakers are playing a key role in my quest.”
Any sub-two hour time will not be ratified for record purposes by the IAAF, the governing body of athletics, because of the use of pacemakers and other aids but Kipchoge was unconcerned.
“I think it’s about history, about leaving a legacy,” said the Kenyan. “So I am going to make history and leave a legacy. It’s not about making a world record.
“I am already a record holder for marathon… I think I have done that. This is for the human family.”
The Kenyan said his training was going well, he was rising at 5 a.m. and running 200-220km a week.
“What has changed is mental preparation,” he said. “I am really better prepared mentally… this time I know what will happen.”
“Certainly I am feeling good,” he added.
Kipchoge said he planned to arrive in Vienna about a week before the attempt and will jog over the 4.3km Prater Hauptallee course.