AFC is a work in progress, says coach Zapata

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rudolf Zapata. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 – AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata says the club will be a force to reckon over the next two seasons considering the investment they have made with bringing in young players into the squad.Among the players who landed at the den in the June transfer window included the Thika United trio of Eugene Mukangula, Said Tsuma and Saad Musa while midfielder Edward Seda returned to the club after a stint at Mathare United with striker Alex Orotamal arriving from Rwanda. “We need to fight for the league title this year, but also, we are building a powerful team for the next two seasons. We need to be patient especially with the new players who need to adapt, but I know that if we keep this project then we will dominate football because AFC is a big team,” the tactician said.AFC Leopards fans celebrating. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAFC is placed fourth in the Kenyan Premier League standings and despite sitting a massive 14 points behind eternal rivals and leaders Gor Mahia, Zapata says he will not give up the chase for the league title.Ingwe were 1-0 winners over Sony Sugar over the weekend and the win was an encouragement for Zapata that his side can challenge for the crown.“I am very happy with the players because we performed very well and created many opportunities to score. Even the last game we lost 3-0, we still played very well and created more chances than the home team. We should continue in this way,” the tactician added.-Sofapaka warns Gor-Sofapaka bench led by head coach John Baraza (center). Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAMeanwhile, Sofapaka head coach John Baraza has warned Gor Mahia they will not relinquish the fight for the league title easily, despite being nine points behind the leaders who have a three-game deficit.Sofapaka beat Mathare United 3-2 over the weekend to narrow the gap and Baraza who won the title with Batoto ba Mungu as a player in 2009 says they will push on with their focus left on winning their matches.“The league is still open. As much as Gor have those matches at hand, they will have to fight for the points on the pitch. This is football; anything can happen. We still have a lot of hopes and ours is just to keep winning our games and see what happens at the end,” Baraza said.Sofapaka have a five point deficit between them and third placed Bandari FC and Baraza is confident that at worse, if their league ambitions do not come to fruition, they will ensure the worst they finish is second.Sofapaka’s Pistone Mutamba in action against their Mathare United clash. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, Mathare United who earlier on in the season looked like title favorites, have fizzled away winning only one of their last 12 games, drawing eight and losing three.Despite the poor run, head coach Francis Kimanzi remains confident his charges can bounce back to winning ways though fighting for the league title now seems like a far-fetched dream as they lay 15 points behind the league leaders.“Of course you have to get worried when things do not go your way but I know our win is coming. We have to work on our mistakes especially minimizing the defensive errors and ensure we are better in scoring. That’s the only way we can rise back,” Kimanzi mentioned.The tactician was disappointed in the 3-2 defeat to Sofapaka noting that they gave away cheap goals through defensive errors and has called on his team to up their game as the league enters the business end.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Back2Tan hits the shelves to solve fake tanning troubles

first_imgA TY Mini Company from Loreto Letterkenny has come up with a smart solution to a common beauty problem faced by everyone who uses false tan. Back2Tan was set up by four young entrepreneurs to launch a back tanning product using a wooden rod and removable mitt. The product will come in very handy for anyone who struggles with tanning all areas of their back on their own.Back2Tan company founders are Éabha Shiel, the Managing Director, Zoe Brady, the Finance Manager, Kelley Higgins, the Marketing and Sales Manager and Alisha O’Connell, the Production and Quality Control Manager. The product sets itself apart from the rest due to its competitive price, at just €6, reusability and high quality. Business principles of market research and innovative design were clearly used to create the perfect product.Back2TanThe company founders said: “You know that moment when you’re at home tanning and realise that there’s no one home to tan your back? Well you won’t have to worry about that anymore. The Ultimate Back Tanner will help you tan all the hard to reach places on your back.“Our company Back2Tan has come up with a product that lets someone fake tan their back easily and efficiently. After many changes in design we finally came up with our finished product. Our product is a wooden rod with a removable tanning mitt on top for washing. The tanning mitt has a sponge filling so it is comfortable on your back.”G&G owner Aoibheann Walsh MUA officially launched Back2Tan on Monday the 26th of February at Loreto Letterkenny. Speaking at the event, Aoibheann commented on the affordability and long-lasting quality of the product, saying the girls are a credit to their school, fellow students and parents. Friends, family and teachers came along to celebrate the occasion and build excitement for the launch locally.Back2Tan tanners are available to purchase from McFadden’s Pharmacy in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Magees Pharmacy, Ruth’s Pharmacy and in Sculpt Cosmetics.You can find Back2Tan on Facebook and Instagram.Back2Tan hits the shelves to solve fake tanning troubles was last modified: February 27th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:aoibheann walshback2tanLoreto Letterkennymini-companyTransition Yearlast_img read more