Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spree

first_imgMucureezi walks away with the ball after his hattrick against South Sudan. ALL PHOTOS KCCA FC MEDIACHAN: Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spreeJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Guinea thrashed Guinea-Bissau 7-0 in Conakry Saturday for a record winning margin for an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.The west Africans overtook Tanzania, who walloped Somalia 6-0 in Dar es Salaam during 2011 qualifying.In 15 previous qualifying matches since the competition for home-based players kicked off in 2008, Guinea never won by more than two goals.Sekou Amadou Camara was the destroyer-in-chief for the Guineans at the national stadium, netting four times to equal the individual scoring record for a qualifier.Guinea took 38 minutes to score, through Camara, and led 2-0 at half-time before the floodgates opened during a second half that yielded five more goals.They won the West zone A second round tie 10-1 on aggregate having built a 3-1 first leg advantage in Bissau last weekend.Guinea face Senegal on successive weekends during August in the final qualifying round for the 2018 tournament in Kenya.The Senegalese overcame Sierra Leone 3-1 in Dakar to advance 4-2 on aggregate.Amadou Dia Ndiaye for the hosts and Mahmou Fofanah exchanged early goals before Senegal netted twice in the second half through Alisane Ndao and Gueye Dieme.Mali overpowered the Gambia during the final quarter in Bamako to triumph 4-0 and progress by the same scoreline after a goalless first encounter.Ibrahima Kone broke the deadlock on 65 minutes and went on to score a hat-trick for the 2016 Nations Championship runners-up.Congratulations Uganda Cranes upon your win against South Sudan in the Kenya CHAN 2018 Qualifiers.FT Uganda 5-1 South Sudan— KCCA FC (@KCCAFC) July 22, 2017Mucureezi scores fourPaul Mucureezi matched Camara by netting four times for Uganda as they crushed South Sudan 5-1 in Kampala to qualify by the same overall score.It took him just 15 minutes either side of half-time to achieve the feat after Derrick Nsibambi put Uganda ahead on 33 minutes.Rwanda, who hosted the 2016 tournament and reached the quarter-finals, squeezed into the third round on away goals after a 0-0 draw with Tanzania in Kigali.For the Tanzanians, held 1-1 at home in Lake Victoria city Mwanza, it was the fourth consecutive failure to reach the finals after featuring in the maiden 2009 tournament.South Africa and Zambia set up an August showdown for a place in Kenya by winning at home having established first-leg leads on the road.A Ryan Moon goal earned South Africa a 1-0 win over Botswana, who travelled to Moruleng in the northwestern platinum mining belt with little hope after losing by two goals at home.Zambia followed up a four-goal away triumph over Swaziland by winning 3-0 in Lusaka with all the goals coming before half-time.Justin Shonga gave the hosts a second-minute lead, Brian Mwila doubled it four minutes before half-time and Simon Silwimba struck in first-half stoppage time. Another seven fixtures are scheduled for Sunday, including a delayed first leg between Burundi and Sudan.LIVE: Paul Mucureezi grabs 4 as Uganda whips South Sudan 5-1 #CHAN2018 at Lugogo.— The Independent (@UGIndependent) July 22, 2017African Nations Championship final zonal qualifying round draw:NorthEgypt v MoroccoAlgeria v LibyaWest ASenegal v GuineaMauritania v MaliWest BBenin v NigeriaNiger v Ivory CoastBurkina Faso v GhanaCentreEquatorial Guinea v GabonCongo Brazzaville v Democratic Republic of Congo (holders)Sao Tome e Principe v CameroonCentre-EastUganda v RwandaEthiopia v Sudan/BurundiShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Rookery Park Golf Club hits the mark and scores a Suffolk ‘first’

first_img Rookery Park Golf Club, near Lowestoft, has become the first club in Suffolk to achieve the new-style, national GolfMark award in recognition of its work to grow the game.GolfMark, which was recently re-launched, is England Golf’s official seal of approval for clubs successfully working to develop their business in such ways as:• Attracting new members and encouraging existing members to play more• Using practical business planning to develop the club• Offering appropriate coaching and playing opportunities for all standards of golfer• Ensuring all necessary safeguarding policies are in place for the junior sectionRookery Park, which has an 18-hole parkland course and a nine-hole par three course, offers a range of playing opportunities and initiatives to appeal to players of all abilities.It is part of England Golf’s Get into golf scheme, offering affordable coaching opportunities to beginners in group sessions from £20 for four weeks. It has also introduced Academy Membership, from as little as £149 a year, to form a structured introduction to golf. This provides beginners and improvers with coaching and playing opportunities on the par 3 course and a clear pathway to club membership.The club offers junior group sessions to under-18s every Saturday morning, led by Assistant Professional Ed Garrard, and is working hard to link further with local schools.There has also been the introduction of staggered membership fees to encourage recruitment and retention of younger members and full payment is now not applicable until the age of 36.Robert Pettett, Rookery Park Secretary, who was instrumental in leading the club’s push to achieve GolfMark, said: “Here at Rookery Park we pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming and forward-thinking golf club and we have worked extremely hard to achieve this over the last few years.“This award recognises the huge strides we have made as a club but we won’t rest on our laurels and will continue to keep working hard to develop golf in our area. As part of our business plan, we now have a clear focus on attracting more women, girls and junior boys to the club and engaging more with our local community.“We want to encourage as many people as possible to try golf and experience what a fun, enjoyable, sociable and beneficial game it can be. The GolfMark award will help us to spread that message further and show we are serious about our vision for Rookery Park.”The award was presented to Rookery Park by Steven Peet, England Golf Regional Manager, who commented:“I’m delighted that Rookery Park has achieved the GolfMark award and that the club’s efforts to grow the game can now be nationally recognised. Rookery Park has a wonderful team of people all working together to move the club in one, very exciting direction.“The club has a clear vision of where it wants to be and a sound business plan setting out how it intends to get there, linked to the England Golf Strategic Plan, which is brilliant to see. The club are very keen to engage with and understand their local community and offer opportunities for anyone to experience golf with a clear pathway to membership or further participation.”The GolfMark award was developed by England Golf and also integrates Sport England’s Clubmark award – a national standard for quality sports clubs recognised across the country.GolfMark brings a number of benefits to clubs including raising awareness, access to funding, business and marketing support and training opportunities for staff and volunteers.Almost 40 per cent of GolfMark clubs have increased membership since receiving the award. To find out more about GolfMark visit To find out more about Rookery Park please visit Steven Peet (second right) presents the GolfMark award to club President John Pawsey, watched by junior members Tegan Arlow and Conal Downing. 30 Nov 2015 Rookery Park Golf Club hits the mark and scores a Suffolk ‘first’ last_img read more