AFC to start Shield defense against Shabana

first_imgSharks will in turn start their journey for a second consecutive final appearance and probably a shot at the title with an away trip to Nanyuki Youth.Gor Mahia who have won the title a record 13 times kick off their campaign in Mombasa when they take on SS Assad.Robert Matano will look to win the tournament for a second consecutive time and lead a different club to a historic third consecutive time when Tusker FC start their campaign away to Taita Taveta All Stars.Matano saw Ulinzi get to the final in 2016 losing to Tusker FC 1-0 in the final before leading AFC Leopards last year.Three-time champions Sofapaka will start their campaign against former giants Re Union while Bandari, winners of the title in 2015 will kick off their campaign in Garissa with a first round tie against debutants Berlin.Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa conducts the 2018 FKF Shield draw. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA total of 64 teams will participate with Five Kenyan Premier League clubs choosing not take part in the fcompetition. Mathare has had a traditionof by-passing the domestic cup and they will be joined on the sidelines by Nakumatt, Thika United, Chemelil Sugar and Zoo Kericho.This year will have a different sponsor with betting firm SportPesa taking over from GOtv whose five-year partnership ended last year. The bookmaker has splashed Sh66mn into sponsoring the tournament to be spread over the next three years.The prize money remains the same; winners will take home Sh2mn, the runners up Sh1mn, third placed side Sh750,000 while the fourth placed team walks home with Sh500,000.Full drawFortune Sacco v Mwatate United, Nunguni Yulu v Ushuru FC, Berlin (Garissa) v Bandari, Taita Taveta All Stars v Tusker, Emmausians (Tana River) v Leysa, Nanyuki All Stars v KCB, Re Union v Sofapaka, Equity Bank (Div One) v Baba Dogo United, Friend Zone v  Naivas, Tandaza v Zetech University, SS Assad (Mombasa) v Gor Mahia, Kenpoly v Savannah Cement, Nanyuki Youth v Kariobangi Sharks, Nairobi Water v Wazito, Ligi Ndogo  v FC Talanta, Balaji v Modern Coast, Rainforest v Sony Sugar, Shabana v AFC Leopards, Vegpro v GFE 105, Nyamira All Stars v Vihiga United, MKU Nakuru v Kisumu All Stars, River Plate v Nakuru All Stars, Nakuru West Combined v Kenya Police, Dero v Nzoia Sugar, Trans Milan v Ulinzi Stars, Asec (Kakamega) v Kakamega Homeboyz, Egerton University v Western Stima, Kabras United v Bidco, Transmara Sugar v Posta Rangers, Kisumu Hotstars v Raiply, Bungoma Superstar v Timsales, Transfoc v Eldoret Youth0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards players celebrating after winning the 2017 GOtv Shield title. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, KENYA, May 21- Defending champions AFC Leopards will start their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title defense against third tier side Shabana FC when this year’s tournament kicks off on June 1.AFC won their 10th Shield title last year with a 2-0 win over Kariobangi Sharks and will be looking to repeat the same feat this year.last_img read more

Man jailed for three months for series of vicious assaults on girlfriend

first_imgA man has been jailed for three months for a series of vicious assaults on his girlfriend.Kevin Dunleavy appeared by videolink at Letterkenny District Court today. The 31-year-old, who has 87 previous convictions, admitted carrying out the assaults at the couple’s address at Fairmount, Milford on a number of different dates.Dunleavy told Judge Paul Kelly he wanted to get the charges out of the way.The court was told that the accused had attacked the woman on a number of occasions.On December 18th he admitted to choking and pushing the young woman with whom he has a child.On December 21st, he came to the house from which he was then barred and kicked the door handle in.On October 11th, 21017, the woman said she had been assaulted by Dunleavy when attacked her in her bedroom.Gardai said the woman complained he had sat on top of her in her bedroom, applied pressure to her nose and then headbutted her.On another occasion he attacked her home using a sledgehammer when he attempted to break down the door of the house.Solicitor Donough Cleary said this was very much a domestic dispute which had now been resolved but the Director of Public Prosecutions had decided to press forward with the matter.He said the alleged victim in the case was now in court speaking up on behalf of his client in a “supportive role.”However, Judge Paul Kelly said this was a very serious case considering there was evidence that the accused allegedly pressurised the woman into withdrawing her evidence.He said this was a situation where a woman had been assaulted on three separate occasions by a man who had been given numerous chances but had breached protection orders.He said “A message has to be sent out that women are entitled to be protected in their homes and that is what protection orders are for.“If people come to other people’s homes and inflict violence, then that cannot be tolerated.”He sentenced Dunleavy to three months in prison for the Section 2 assault and backdated it to December 28th.He also imposed two other two month sentences for assault and criminal damage but all sentences are to run concurrently.Man jailed for three months for series of vicious assaults on girlfriend was last modified: February 7th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:assaultcourtdonegalGardaigirlfriendKevin DunleavyMilfordlast_img read more