December 22

Maneless Senegal confront Tanzania in Group C opener

first_imgMany is out suspended after accumulation of yellow cards in qualification. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Senegal vs Tanzania30 June Air Defence Stadium, CairoSunday, 23-06-2019 @8pmCAIRO – Senegal will be without Sadio Mane when they take on Tanzania at the 30 June Air Defence Stadium in their group B opening game on Sunday evening.The Champions League winners is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the qualifiers but Lions of Teranga, head coach Aliou Cisse says his side will not be bothered by Mane’s absence.“His absence should not in any way bother us,” stressed Cisse.“Certainly the presence of Sadio is beneficial, but without him we remain strong.Even without Mane, Senegal head into the game as strong favourites as they still boost one of the most devastating forward lines.With the likes of Balde Keita, M’Baye Niang and Ismaila Sarr, the Lions of Teranga will surely be too much for Tanzania.For the tournament proper, Senegal are also one of the favourites to win it.Senegal are one of the favourites to win AFCON 2019.However, they have never won it before with their best showing coming at the 2004 edition where they finished as runners ups to Cameroon.The Lions made it this far with five wins in six qualifiers, scoring 12 goals and conceding only two in that time.They have a well-marshalled defence which includes Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and that should help them to a strong start here.For Tanzania, they have made it to this tournament for only the second time, after taking up a place in 1980 edition.This is Tanzania’s second appearance at the finals.They head into the 24 team tournament aiming to better their group stage exit in that edition, but do they have the required talent?The Taifa Stars do have some decent options within this squad, but this is the first fixture for them to start with. They are incredibly outmatched compared to one of the strongest – if not the strongest – group of players on the continent.Tanzania made the finals thanks to finishing second behind Uganda, edging out Lesotho and Cape Verde.It’s not the most impressive list of sides that they’ve seen off to make it here, while the gulf in class between those teams and Senegal is huge.These two teams have met just once so far. The sole game came ten years back, in the African Nations Championship Round 1 with Senegal winning it 1-0.The other games on Sunday-Morocco vs Namibia @5:30pm-Algeria vs Kenya @11pmComments Tags: AFCON 2019Aliou CisseBalde KeitaIsamail Sarrivory coastM’Baye NiangSadio ManeSenegalSouth AfricaTanzanialast_img read more

December 22

Big show of support for Donegal Tunnel Tigers memorial

first_imgA community initiative to remember Irish tunnel workers is making good progress following the first meeting last weekend.A committee was set up on Saturday to plan for the creation of a monument honouring the Donegal men who worked in the UK – known as the Donegal Tunnel Tigers.It is hoped that deceased workers who died in accidents or from ill health relating to work can be commemorated on a Wall of Remembrance or monument. The meeting room at Dungloe’s Ionad Teampall Chróine was full to capacity on Saturday as relatives and interested parties voted by a large majority to put up a monument in Dungloe.The new committee chairman Hugh Rodgers of Arranmore said that a number of tunnel contractors have agreed to fund this very worthy cause, while any other contractors wanting to be part of the project can contact Tony McFadden in London.“I am asking people and business in Dungloe if they could offer a suitable site for the monument to be erected,” said Mr Rogers.“The committee will be meeting in a month’s time, and it’s hoped that site can be chosen then. “This wall of remembrance or monument will be dedicated to all those miners including coal miners killed from Donegal down through the years, it will also be dedicated to all the thousands of people who died of tunnel related diseases,” Mr Rodgers added.For more information, visit the Donegal Tunnel Tigers group on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/groups/916993271709750/aboutBig show of support for Donegal Tunnel Tigers memorial was last modified: August 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal tunnel tigersdungloememorialwall of remembrancelast_img read more