Red Force wary of Jaguars’ spin for NAGICO Super50 semi-final

first_imgPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are wary of a dangerous spin attack when they meet Guyana Jaguars in the first semi-final of the NAGICO Super50 Tournament at the Queen’s Park Oval here today, starting at 12:30 p.m. (Jamaica time).Captain Jason Mohammed has admitted that his batsmen will have to step up if they are to defeat the persistent Jaguars and remain on course to retain their title.”I think the batting department is going to be the most difficult part of it. We see that the pitch is spinning a lot, and they have some quality spinners, but in saying that we have some quality batters in our team as well,” said Mohammed.”So I think we have the ammunition to counteract the Guyana bowlers, and hopefully we will come out on top tomorrow in terms of the batting, and the bowling will take care of itself.”In the preliminary phase of the tournament, Guyana posted four wins and suffered two defeats, while Trinidad and Tobago registered four wins and one loss.”It’s going to be a tough game; at the end of the day, we have to enjoy it as cricketers. This is the moment we cherish, when we beat the best team and we come up good against the best team and the best bowlers.”The match will be a repeat of last year’s grand final when the Red Force – inspired by a hundred from current captain Jason Mohammed and spell-binding bowling from champion spinner Sunil Narine – completed a comprehensive 135-run victory to take the title.”I don’t think the guys will be thinking a lot about it (revenge),” declared Leon Johnson, the captain of the Guyana Jaguars.”I think it will be a negative … us losing last year in the finals to Red Force … but we will probably have it a little bit in the back of our minds.”We just have to go out and play the game hard,” he said. “They will have a lot of crowd support obviously, and we normally get good support here in Trinidad as well, so we are looking forward to a good game.”last_img read more

Sebastien Desabre named Pyramids FC head coach

first_imgDesabre (right) was unveiled as Pyramids FC head coach on Monday afternoon. (PHOTOS/Agencies)Barely two days after he terminated his contract as Uganda Cranes’ head coach, Sebastien Desabre has been unveiled at Egyptian side Pyramids FC.The Frenchman who guided Uganda to a round of 16 appearances at the 2019 AFCON was named shown to the media on Monday, July 8th, at a press conference held at the 30th June Military Stadium in Cairo.The press conference was attended by Pyramids’ chairman Hossam Elbadry and vice chairman Mamdoh Eid.Desabre is understood to have put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will see him guide Pyramids through the 2019/2020 and the 2020/2021 seasons.During the press conference, Desabre expressed his joy to be joining Pyramids. “I am Very greatful to be joining Pyramids FC. Said the 42-year-old.‘I was very focused on Uganda Cranes and respected FUFA very well but I had to decide quickly.‘I am now focused on my new project and hopefully it will be a success. This is the second club that Desabre will handle in Egypt after having previously served as Ismaily head coach before joining Uganda Cranes.He has been with the Cranes for a one year and a half period, leading them to the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.While there, the Cranes finished second in Group A before losing to Senegal at the round of 16.For the Cranes, he was in charge of 18 matches, winning 6, drawing 5 and losing 7.Desabre was in charge of 18 games as Cranes head coach.Desabre has in the past coached at ESC Rocheville, ASEC Mimosas, CS Garoua, ES Tunis, Club Recreativo Desportivo Libolo, Dubai Club, JS Saoura and Morocco’s Wydad Athletic Club.About Pyramids FCPyramids Football Club is an Egyptian football club based in Cairo. The club currently plays in the Egyptian Premier League, the highest league in the Egyptian football league system.  Pyramids (formerly Al Assiouty Sport) was formed in 2008 in Assiut. The club was promoted to the Egyptian Premier League for the first time in its history in 2014, after winning the promotion play-off.In the summer of 2018 the Chairman of the Saudi Sports Authority Turki Al Sheikh took over the team. The team’s name was changed from Al Assiouty Sport to Pyramids FC and the money he invested in the club went on to affect the Egyptian Premier League.On 28 June 2018, former Al Ahly’s coach, Hossam El Badry was announced as chairman of the club, Ahmed Hassan as spokesman and football team supervisor, Hady Khashaba as football director and former Botafogo coach Albert Valentim as the new manager.Comments Tags: Pyramids FCSebastien DesabreUganda Craneslast_img read more