Tags: AFCON 2019 qualifiersTaifa StarsTanzania Tanzania arrived in the country on Thursday afternoon (file photo)AFCON 2019 qualifiers – Group LUganda Cranes Vs Tanzania Taifa StarsMandela National Stadium, Namboole Saturday, 8th September 2018 @4:00 PMTanzania will hold a training session on Friday evening after arriving in the country on Thursday.A 30 man delegation led by Nigerian head coach Emmanuel Amunike, is being accommodated at Serena Hotel-Kampala and will hold their final preparation session at 04:00pm.The Taifa Stars will be out to take all three points having drawn their first game at home.Their Coach Amunike has stressed that his side will do all they can in order to take three points on Saturday.“The game with Uganda will be interesting, said Amunike.“We are both fighting to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations and we shall give our all to win the game.Team captain and star player Mbwana Ally Samatta, who plays his trade at Belgium giants RC Genk is part of the 18 man team of players alongside fellow striking partner Thomas Ulimwengu.The Taifah Stars will tussle it out with Uganda in their second 2019 AFCON qualifier at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole on Saturday afternoon.Amunike’s men sit third on the Group L log after drawing with Lesotho in the first game.Uganda who defeated Cape Verde 1-0 in their first game are leading the way with three points.Taifa Stars Squad to face Uganda on Saturday:Goalkeepers: Aishi Manula (Simba SC), Benno Kakolanya (Yanga SC) and Mohammed Abdulrahman Wawesha (JKU).Defenders: Hassan Kessy (Nkana FC, Zambia), Abdi Banda (Baroka FC, RSA), David Mwantika (Azam FC), Ally Sonso (Lipuli FC), Paul Ngalema (Lipuli FC), Gardiel Michael (Yanga SC), Kelvin Yondan (Yanga SC), Andrew Vincent ‘Dante’ (Yanga SC) and Aggrey Morris (Azam FC).Midfielders: Himid Mao (Petrojet, Egypt), Salum Kimenya (Tanzania Prisons), Frank Raymond Domayo (Azam FC), Salum Kihimbwa (Mtibwa Sugar), Mudathir Yahya (Azam FC), Farid Mussa (CD Tenerife, Spain) and Simon Msuva (Difaa Hassan El-Jadidi, Morocco).Forwards: Yahya Zayed (Azam FC), Kelvin Sabato (Mtibwa Sugar), Shaaban Iddi Chilunda (CD Tenerife, Spain), Rashid Mandawa (BDF XI, Botswana), Thomas Ulimwengu (El Hilal Omdurman, Sudan) and Mbwana Ally Samatta (KRC Genk, Belgium)Comments
A long, long time ago, I attended my first real sales training. The company I worked for brought 50 salespeople together for training. At one point in the day, the focus shifted to asking for an order–a single order. But I didn’t have it in me to ask for a single order. I wanted all of the business, role play or not.I was called out of the room and gently reprimanded for not following directions. The regional manager told me that it was okay that I pushed for all of the business, but that some salespeople were uncomfortable asking for a single order, and I was making them even more uncomfortable.It wasn’t until much later I understood their strategy, and it is an effective and useful tool to have in your arsenal. The strategy was to get the camel’s nose under the tent, and then work on getting the rest of the camel over time.Asking for a single order is a very small, easily obtained commitment. It isn’t a massive change. No one has to fire their present provider. Your client doesn’t have to get a committee together to make a decision.Once you have and fill an order, regardless of how small, you are no longer a salesperson. You are now a supplier, a vendor, and a potential partner. You have access to the individuals you are helping within your client account. You are in their systems. You can follow up on the small bit of work you are doing. This access gives you the opportunity to build trust, build relationships, and build future business. You do a good job, you ask for another order.You need a long term strategy to win your dream clients. But there is something to be said for gaining small commitments that open future opportunities, as long as you work like the devil to create value, earn the right to compete, and eventually establish yourself as your dream client’s partner.
S Sreesanth and Ricky PontingAction ManAfter he made it to the World Cup squad, S. Sreesanth tweeted, “No drama only action.” By action, he perhaps meant verbal duels on the field. What else could explain his altercation with Ricky Ponting during the warm-up game at Bangalore? Having beaten Ponting on a few occasions, Sreesanth went up to him to say a few words and the Australian skipper gave it back. We prefer a five-wicket haul to this drama.AB de VilliersNo ShrinkingTest wicket-keeper Mark Boucher says the South African ODI team should be unpredictable, the Pakistan way. But one-day keeper AB de Villiers is not amused. “Who said that? Oh it’s Boucher. We don’t want to be branded unpredictable. We have our own style of play,” he said in Chennai. He is also not happy with the team seeking the help of psychologist Henning Gericke. “We don’t need more psychologists. There is no worry about failing under pressure. The past is past.” So no more choking? We will wait for a big match.MS DhoniHome RunAfter complaining about the pitch in Bangalore, M.S. Dhoni threw all thoughts of playing according to the situation out of the window in India’s warm-up match against New Zealand at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai. He smashed a 64-ball 108 to crush the Kiwis by 117 runs. The Indian skipper, who plays for the IPL team Chennai Super Kings, seemingly got pumped up by the support of his 35,000 “home” crowd who cheered every run scored by him.advertisementRizwan CheemaClose CallTouted as one of the probable winners of the World Cup 2011, England escaped a humiliating defeat by just 16 runs in their warm-up match against Canada at Fatullah in Bangladesh. Their experiment with Kevin Pietersen as an opener also bombed as the batsman negotiated 49 balls for his 24. “I will look to play my normal game. It’s not a pinch-hitting role,” he said after the match. For Canada, Rizwan Cheema’s 93 went in vain as the lowest-ranked team came tantalisingly close to victory.
It’s FIFA World Cup fever time. Everyone is glued to his or her TV to watch the biggest sporting event of the world.Our B-Town stars too love to watch the game and are crazy about football but that is not the only connection here between the game and our actors.While watching a Italy vs Uruguay match, we saw Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and noticed a resemblance between him and our own Ranveer Singh. They both look like long lost brothers.Do you also think they both look similar?So, is it just us or you too think so!The resemblance game doesn’t end here, even Amitabh Bachchan has spotted an actor’s look alike in Brazil’s team. Yes, he finds an uncanny resemblance between Brazil’s Neymar and southern superstar Dhanush.Do you also feel like Big B?Do you agree?