first_imgDeclan with some of the Dublin team and ‘Sam’The only give away was the Donegal jersey under the blanket. Dublin’s All-Ireland winning heroes may have thought they were bringing the Sam Maguire cup to another fan.But Gortahork lad Declan Meehan had other ideas. The five year old is currently a patient at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin.Needless to say that Declan was delighted to see Bernard Brogan and h by when they made their trip to the hospital n Monday as is now customary with the new All-Ireland champs.But word has it (from Declan’s uncle Danny!) that he told the Dubs Sam was only on loan from Donegal and would be returning to the hills next September.  ALL-IRELAND STARS DISCOVER THAT BRAVE DECLAN IS ‘SAM’ BOY! was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 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:all-irelandDeclan Meehandonegaldublingortahorklast_img read more

Proline stand in the way of Vipers title ambitions

first_imgAzam Uganda Premier LeagueProline vs Vipers SCStartTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 01-04-2018 @04:30pmVipers defeated Proline 3-0 in the first gameProline will target all three points that may ease up on the relegation fears when they host title chasing Vipers SC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Mujibu Kasule’s men go into the game second from bottom but only a point away from safety with only five games to play.Proline seem to have started picking momentum of late, winning both of their last two games in convincing style, all 3-1 victories.For Vipers, they seat two points on the league summit, two points ahead of their nearest challengers SC Villa.The 3-2 win over rivals KCCA last Friday was a big statement in the Venoms’ search for a first league title since 2015 and it must have delta their confidence a huge boost.Team News. Proline will go into Tuesday’s league game at home to Vipers with a number of first team players out due to injury.Midfielder Sam Kintu is yet to recover from a muscle injury along with Allan Egaku. The game also comes too early for senior players Savio Kabugo and Sula Matovu Maluda as they are both still in the treatment room.Vipers’ pair of Milton Karisa and Brian Nkuubi are suspended after accumulating three yellow cards each but will be available for the Venoms’ next game against Police FC on Friday. Dan Birikwalira and Halid Lwaliwa did not make the match day squad due to injury and hence will miss the trip to Lugogo.Goalkeeper James Alitho continues serving his four match suspension.Milton Karisa is suspended for VipersWhat the coaches are saying:Mujibu Kasule, Proline FC.“Vipers is one of the best sides in the country at the moment and the Victory over KCCA last week did boost their confidence a great deal coming into the game against us.“All that said, we are also a side that is fighting for our lives and the fact that we seem to be picking momentum of late helps us and we will be up for the fight.“It is not an easy fixture for us but we will also not make it any easy for them because we also need the points desperately.Edward Golola, Vipers FC assistant head coach.“We shall not be surprised by the kind of game our opponents will display.“We are enjoying a good run but there will no room for complacency and slip ups.Savio Kabugo (left) is one of the players out injured for Proline FC (photos by agencies)Match Stats:Head to Head.Proline has won only one of their last nine league games against Vipers (D1 L7). The win was a 2-1 victory away to the Venoms in April 2013.Vipers has won all but one of their league away fixtures against Proline since the later was promoted to the top flight in 2010. The other fixture that Vipers did not win ended in a 2-2 draw.The first meeting between the two sides this season ended in a 3-0 victory for the Venoms.Proline.Proline go into the game having lost two of their last five games in all competitions (W3 D1). Including the penalty shootout victory over UPDF in the Uganda Cup.Mujibu Kasule’s team has won all of their last two league games, the third time they have managed to do so this season.But Proline has not won three in a row all season. They have not won three top flight games in a raw for over six years.Proline is the only side yet to draw a league game at home this season, winning six and drawing the same number in their first 12 games at Lugogo.17 of their 24 league games have come at Lugogo but have failed to score in five home games this season, a league high.Proline has lost two of their three games against the top three this season. The other is a 2-1 victory over KCCA FC at the Lugogo in November.Vipers SC.Vipers are in good form going into the fixture, the Venoms have not tasted defeat in any of their last 16 games in all competitions (W14 D2).The 3-2 win over KCCA was the third Victory in a raw that Vipers has managed since defeating Villa 1-0 in Masaka. A win against Proline will see Vipers win their fourth consecutive match, a milestone they have achieved only once this season so far.Vipers has lost a league joint second low of two games on the road this season. They have also managed six victories away from home (also a league high), drawing the five games.They have also gone six matches without defeat on the road, winning four and drawing two. The last time that they lost a league game on the road was away to KCCA in November in a 3-1 defeat.The Other Games to be played today:Express FC vs KCCA FC @Wankulukuku, 04:00pmBright Stars vs UPDF FC @Matuga, 04:30pmBul Vs Maroons @Kakindu, 04:30pmPolice FC vs Soana @Namboole, 04:30pmComments Tags: edward gololaMilton Karisamujibu kasuleprolinesavio kabugovipers sclast_img read more

Backpacker lodges: Gauteng province

first_imgThe ProvinceWith a total area of 16 500 square kilometres, Gauteng is slightly smaller than the US state of New Jersey. While it’s South Africa’s smallest province, it has the second-largest population after KwaZulu-Natal, and by far the highest population density – over 570 people per square kilometre.It is in an area known as The Highveld because of the high altitude. It’s also the economic hub of South Africa. Johannesburg, especially, is a fast-paced city and offers plenty to do, as does Pretoria, a short drive up the M1 highway.Find out more: Gauteng provinceBACKPACKING ACCOMMODATIONBenoniAfrica Centre Backpacker Guest Lodge and Travel CentreMufasa BackpackersBoksburgMbizi Backpackers LodgeBronkhorstspruitSinkShackCenturionSunnyside Up BackpackersTom’s BackpackersCullinanCullinan BackpackersDaveytonLal’Uphume Backpackers InnJohannesburg2BHappy Backpackers Lodge (Yeoville)Accoustix @ Grant’s (Randburg)African Footprints Lodge (Midrand)Bob’s Bunkhouse (Edenvale)Brown Sugar Backpackers (Observatory)Diamond Diggers Backpackers (Kensington)Gemini Backpackers (Edenvale)Ghandi’s Back Packers and Lodge (Kensington)Joburg Backpackers (Emmarentia)Melville International Backpackers (Melville)Pension Idube (Melville)Sleek Backpackers (Blairgowrie)The Backpackers Ritz of Johannesburg (Dunkeld West)The Burches Backpackers Lodge – Johannesburg (Roosevelt Park)Ululapa Backpackers (Crown Gardens)Zoo Lodge (Parktown North)OR Tambo International AirportAirport Backpackers Lodge and ToursEmerald BackpackersTerrylin Backpackers HostelPretoria1322 BackPackers International (Hatfield)Constantia Lodge (Meyerspark)Friends Accommodation (Brooklyn)Kia-Ora Backpack (Berea)Pretoria Backpackers Lodge and Travel Centre (Clydesdale)SowetoSoweto Backpackers (Orlando West)Elsewhere in the ProvinceOns Plek Country Kitchen (about 20km outside Pretoria, on the road to Hartbeesport Dam)Backpacking accommodationEastern CapeGautengKwaZulu-NatalWestern CapeRest of South AfricaSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Tsima uses video to help fight Aids

first_imgAccording to the organisation, Tsima traditionally means working together to plough a field. (Image: Tsima)Through a series of short videos, the Tsima – Treatment as Prevention gets people to talk about the issue of HIV/Aids. The aim is to encourage the community to mobilise against the spread of the virus.The project is a three-year community mobilisation intervention and research trial established in 2015 by Sonke Gender Justice. It is being implemented in eight villages in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga.Sonke Gender Justice is an NGO that works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and Aids.According to the organisation, Tsima traditionally means working together to plough a field.The main goal of the project is to mobilise communities to learn and understand that HIV treatment is also a form of HIV prevention.Download the full Tsima booklet here.Two examples of such storytelling come from Rhulani Mkansi and Mpho Lewele, both of whom are residents of local villages and are HIV-positive.last_img read more