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first_imgJUVENTUS are planning an incredible last-minute bid for Christian Eriken after his switch to PSG did not materialise, according to reports.The Spurs star, 27, has refused to extend his contract at the club beyond next summer and the Serie A champions will look to bring in Eriksen to replace the out of favour Paulo Dybala.1 Juventus could make a last-minute swoop for Tottenham star Christian EriksenCredit: Getty – ContributorAccording to the Express, the Italian giants will try to sign the Dane if PSG sign Dybala from them.SunSport reported that the French champions were interested in signing Eriksen in case Neymar left Paris to re-join Barcelona, but the Catalans have opted out of buying the Brazilian.The Tottenham midfielder has registered 49 goals and 60 assists since joining the North London side back in 2013, and so he is considered to have the creativity to replace the outgoing Argentine.Speaking ahead of the North London derby, Mauricio Pochettino said: “On Saturday we are going to know if Christian is going to be with us or not.”That is the most important thing. After, [on] Sunday it is the game, there is no real time to do something.”He’s working hard. That’s my judgement, with my staff. You need to be right. People need to trust.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”If we make the decision that he’s going to play it’s because we believe he can perform in the way that we expect or we need him to perform.”Going by the Spurs’ coach’s words, the former Ajax playmaker will not be leaving North London this summer if he fails to secure a move soon by Sunday.If Eriksen features against Arsenal, it will be clear to see the player isn’t leaving Tottenham in this transfer window.last_img read more

first_imgSeveral Lindeners who appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday were fined for committing traffic violations.Cleveland Thomas, 28, of Lot 99 E Green Valley, Wismar, Linden, was fined $40,000 for two traffic violations. Thomas had faced charges of failure to produce a driver’s licence and failure to submit to a breathalyser test on August 25, while at Burnham Drive, Wismar. At the time he was the driver of motor vehicle PMM 8703. On Wednesday, a Police witness gave evidence against him and the prosecution closed its case. Given the option to provide a sworn statement, unsworn statement or stay silent, Thomas opted to give an unsworn statement refuting the charges against him. He was found guilty of failure to submit to a breathalyser test and failure to produce a driver’s licence and as such was fined $20,000 for each violation.Meanwhile, Hansel Murray, 43, of Lot 909 Phase 1-B, Wisroc, Wismar was found guilty of two traffic violations and ordered to pay a fine of $20,000. The father of five was accused of being an untidy hire car driver and misconduct. According to the prosecution’s case, on July 23, 2018, while on the Amelia’s Ward public road, he drove motor vehicle HC 9290 clad in slippers and spoke to the Traffic Police that stopped him in a very loud tone. Asked by the Magistrate why the court should not impose the maximum penalty, Murray said he is a father of five school-aged children and is very sorry for his actions. Magistrate Nurse told the traffic offender to take such things into considerations before acting irrationally on the road.Additionally, Rayon Lewis who was a no show at court on Wednesday was fined $7500 with an alternative of one-week imprisonment for driving under the influence of alcohol. The court heard that Lewis on August 20 on the Washer Pond road, drove motor vehicle PLL 9553 while his breath alcohol level was 41 micrograms which is above the legal limit.last_img read more

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first_imgRepresentative of the Guyana Consumer’s Association, Jainarine Deonauth sharing a light moment with Head of Competition and Consumer Policies Branch Division of UNCTAD, Teresa Moreira (centre) and Consumer Directorate General of Portugal, Anna Catarina Fonseca…as 21st CI World Congress opens in PortugalThe 21st World Congress of Consumers International; the organisation that is responsible for the protection and promotion of consumer rights around the globe, began on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Estoril, Portugal, with several stakeholders calling for increased focus on the challenges faced by consumers due to an increasingly digitised world.The event is being held in partnership with Consumers International, The Consumer Directorate-General of Portugal and the Internet Society; and has brought together consumer experts from around the world, businesses, civil society, regulators and governments to engage with each other on a range of issues which organisers hope would result in unique perspectives on the digitised world, its possibilities and potential pitfalls.In declaring the summit open, Portugal’s Minister of the Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, underlined the constant efforts that are needed to address the challenges of protecting and empowering consumers in a complex and rapidly developing online environment. He urged all stakeholders; including regulators, businesses and consumer organisations to work together to overcome these challenges in order to ensure that everyone benefits from the opportunities that are available.The theme of this year’s summit, ‘Putting Consumers at the heart of digital innovation’. The Guyana Consumers Association (GCA) is being represented at the Congress by Secretary/Executive Member Jainarine Deonauth.According to Consumers International, “by harnessing the power of collective intelligence and fostering understanding between those who create digital products and services, and those who use and regulate them, we will catalyse future change, and support breakthroughs and innovations which will benefit consumers, digital businesses and society as a whole”.Speaking briefly with Guyana Times, head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Teresa Moreira, related that her organisation is committed to working with other international organisations to assist developing countries such as Guyana, better deal with the challenges of a digital economy, but such request must come from countries and/or organisations themselves.She explained that UNCTAD has worked previously with Latin American countries and Caricom in strengthening their legislative and institutional frameworks for consumer protection.last_img read more

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first_imgYet the Grizzlies had three wrestlers win SGVL titles in 2007, sent five to CIF Individuals and three more to the Masters Meet. And, for the first time in school history, the Grizzlies qualified a wrestler for the state meet – junior 189-pounder Caleb Gerl. “It’s amazing,” Clark said of Gerl qualifying for the state meet, which will be held Friday and Saturday at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. “It’s an awesome thing. Being as small a school as we are, that’s tough to get past.” Gerl, who also plays football and baseball, has been wrestling for just two years. In that time, he’s gone from what Clark called “a one-move athlete” to “a multiple-phase athlete.” “He’s come a long way in two seasons,” Clark said. “To get where he’s at, it’s amazing to see what the Lord has done for him.” And what Gerl has done for himself. “We try to apply the word (of God) to our wrestling just as (head) Pastor Jeff (Johnson) teaches us to apply the word in life,” said Clark, a teacher and coach at CCD for the past 16 years. “An individual has to deal with life issues. In wrestling, you have to deal with issues as well. … Only you can overcome those odds.” The wrestling program at CCD overcomes plenty whenever it competes. The high school has just over 400 students, including a female enrollment of about 55 percent, leaving less than 200 boys for the basketball, soccer and wrestling programs to draw from in the winter. Clark and assistant coach Jason Atchison, a 2003 CCD graduate, estimate between 17-20 wrestlers are in the program, split between the JV and varsity teams. The Grizzlies also compete in the San Gabriel Valley League against large public schools such as Warren, Downey, Paramount, Dominguez and Gahr. Go to enough wrestling tournaments, and you’re bound to see the T-shirt: “God. Wrestling. What else is there?” There’s plenty, of course, but the shirt is a perfect example of the role wrestling plays at many Christian schools, including Calvary Chapel Downey High. For Grizzly coach Steve Clark, wrestling is a perfect metaphor for facing – and overcoming – the challenges life presents with the Christian principles the school teaches. center_img “He’s a hard worker and he’s a thinker,” Clark added. “He likes to analyze things. He thinks about what we’re teaching him and he tries to apply it. He’s very coachable.” Gerl, who began wrestling after older brother Bronson joined the program, said the confidence he’s learned in wrestling has helped him in football as a defensive lineman and in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman. His faith also plays “a big role” in his daily life. “The way I live, the choices I make, the things I do reflect God,” said Gerl, 16, who also says his beliefs dictate “what I would do in a situation and what I wouldn’t do.” Gerl, who lives in Long Beach, is enrolled in an independent study program at CCD where he is home schooled for part of the day – by his mother, Janene – and attends classes on campus later. He sports a GPA above 3.0 and is interested in studying history or literature in college. “I get to be with my family most of the day,” said Gerl, the second-oldest of eight children. “I have a really big family.” This weekend, Gerl will be one of eight locals competing in Bakersfield, joining Isaias Gastelo, Matt Granillo and Juan Enriquez of Glenn, Panos Papadopoulos from Los Alamitos, Richard Alarcon of Mayfair, Cerritos’ Andy Yu and Robert Ortiz from St. John Bosco. “I’m excited but I’m also a little nervous,” Gerl admitted. “I want to keep (the season) going and maybe get to nationals (with a top 5 finish).” No matter where Gerl finishes this weekend, he’ll take the lessons his coaches have taught him and apply them to the rest of his life. “Everything we do in life, we have to do to the best of our God-given abilities,” said Atchison. “We have to excel with whatever we’re given, whether it’s a little or a lot. “When you have to dig deep in a match, (God) is the one you look to, just like in life.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_img“There’s an implicit assumption that the financial aid office is an impartial, informed intermediary,” said Michael Dannenberg, director of education policy at the New America Foundation, a public policy institute in Washington. “What we’re finding out is that some colleges and some financial aid administrators may not be so impartial.” The 2003 government filings show that Lawrence W. Burt, associate vice president and director of student financial aid at the University of Texas, and Catherine Thomas, associate dean of admission and director of financial aid at the University of Southern California, also had investments in the Education Lending Group. Burt said Wednesday that he had been invited to invest in the student loan company in 2001 at about $1 a share. Records show he sold 1,500 shares at about $10 a share two years later and held 500 options on additional shares. Thomas also sold 1,500 shares and held 500 options. She did not return a call Wednesday and it was not clear whether she had initially bought stock at the same price as Burt and Charlow. James Grant, a spokesman for the University of Southern California, said the institution had “received the letter today from the attorney general, and will now review the information in the letter and respond.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Charlow sold 7,500 shares for about $10 each and held options on 2,500 more shares. Officials in the attorney general’s office said he had originally bought the shares for about $1 each. The officials said that Charlow sold additional shares – perhaps the result of exercising the 2,500 options – in 2005, and that he earned a total of more than $100,000 from all the sales. Student Loan Xpress was put on Columbia’s preferred lending list in 2005. Officials at the university notified Cuomo of Charlow’s investments. The attorney general has now subpoenaed Columbia for documents describing its relations with loan companies. Cuomo also sent subpoenas to Student Loan Xpress and its current parent company, CIT Group, seeking documents and testimony. And he wrote to the universities in Texas and California seeking more information. The revelations that financial aid administrators had investments in a student loan company comes as state and federal lawmakers have stepped up their scrutiny of incentives that loan companies offer to curry favor with universities as tuitions – and student debt – rise. Last year, according to the College Board, students took out $85 billion in loans. Students rarely comparison shop and often rely on the preferred lenders list recommended by universities to take out a loan. The directors of financial aid at Columbia University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California held shares in a student loan company that each of the universities recommends to student borrowers, and in at least two cases profited handsomely. The personal stake of the three university officials in the company, now known as Student Loan Xpress, is the latest revelation in an expanding investigation by Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York into the relationships between student loan companies and universities. Student Loan Xpress is one of the “preferred lenders” recommended at all three universities. Government filings show that the three officials sold shares in a stock offering by the parent company of Student Loan Xpress in 2003 and held additional stock options in the company, known as Education Lending Group. One of the officials made more than $100,000, according to documents and lawyers in Cuomo’s office. In one case, that of Texas, the official says he was invited to invest in the company. The documents show the largest gains went to David Charlow, executive director of financial aid at Columbia University. Columbia said Wednesday that it had put Charlow on paid leave “pending a full review.” last_img read more

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first_imgWe the Concerned Citizens of Health Care Committee have a goal and we stand firm with the belief that every man, woman, and child be provided with immediate access to health care of the highest standard. Health care for you and I is not a privilege, it is a right. No individual should accept a lack of immediate Health Care or access to health care providers.The Peace River Communities along with Northern Health Authorities now more than ever possess the opportunities to make change to exceed Health Care standards provided elsewhere in the Province or in our beloved country. We believe that it is also crucial at this time for us to continue to cooperate with the decision makers in order to achieve this goal shared by many.We the Concerned Citizens for Health Care Committee will do everything possible to ensure we continue to contribute corrections, new incentives, and policy and procedure are in place. As well we will do everything possible to assist in bringing forth immediate solutions.At this time, you the concerned citizens, 4000 plus, have signed petitions and this number is growing every day. We of the Concerned Citizens Committee continue to encourage each and every one of you from all communities that have not signed a petition to do so, send an email of your support and as well your experiences.  Please visit the Facebook Page “Concerned Citizens for Health Care” or email us at concernedcitizensfsj@gmail.com.Advertisement In closing, the Health care issues that we face today, those in need of being addressed and rectified will all be hopefully in the past soon.It is vital that we the concerned citizen now more than ever unite and continue to show support for the change needed. For all of you; every man, woman and child who has experienced illness, pain, suffering or even death due to this health care crisis we would like you to know that we the Concerned Citizen Committee stand stronger than ever to make this right. We will not accept anything less. We have you the people’s rights and health care at heart with no other motive.Day 59 Concerned Citizen for Health Care update.Terry IsenbeckerTwila SouleAdvertisement Bob FedderlyLorraine Isenbeckercenter_img To all the Concerned Citizens,Day 59 Update: We the concerned citizens for Heath Care committee have been in extensive meetings in a Short Term Advisory Committee, Long Term Advisory Committee and in direct talks with North Health Authority.Since our open forum of September 17, 2014 we have taken your voice of concern further to those decision makers directly. We have brought forth the issues along with proposals for short term solutions as well as long.- Advertisement -Are we making progress?I would say at this time the answer is YES! We have been to the discussion tables with direct concern questions and as of now we are seeing some answers and some progress.  With the assistance of all involved the decision makers are looking into making implementations of solutions regarding an immediate walk in clinic, onsite Hospital Administrator, Physicians & Nurses recruitment and retention plans, affordable housing for Health Care Practioners, the unification of a potential clinic and so forth.Every one of these issues seem to be the tip of a branch in which the need to identify the root causes and make appropriate changes will be an everyday effort on all of our parts.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img Barcelona star Neymar with Lionel Messi 1 Barcelona have rubbished reports linking Brazilian superstar Neymar with a huge world record transfer to Manchester United, insisting the forward to set for talks over a contract extension with the European champions.Rumours circulated on Tuesday that the Red Devils were prepared the smash records and spend up to £240million to prise Neymar away from the Nou Camp and make him the global face of the Premier League club.It was also claimed the 23-year-old, who has a €190million buy-out clause at Barca, was tempted by United’s rich history, as well as the prestige of the English top flight.But president Josep Maria Bartomeu has brushed aside the rumours, insisting the club want the Brazil international ‘to stay for 15 more years’ at Barcelona.“Those are just rumours and what people write but there is nothing to it,” Bartomeu said to Catalan radio station Catalunya Radio.“Neymar is happy at Barca. We don’t want Neymar to leave at all. “He is a young player that has an international football projection above the norm. He has helped us a lot in our recent successes.“In a few months’ time we will discuss his contract extension as he has three years left on his current deal.“We want him to stay for many years, three, five, 10 or even 15 years more with us.”last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Now Strong’s life is spotlighted in a thesis by Alpern that appears in this fall’s Southern California Quarterly, due out this month. The paper analyzes the forces that shaped Strong’s gender-busting successes in business and innovation. At 19, Strong married wealthy banker and Nevada silver mine owner Charles Lyman Strong, according to a Whittier Museum publication by Virginia Mathony. Soon after arriving in the Whittier area in 1867 from Northern California, the Strongs bought a 300-acre parcel of land from the former governor of Mexican California, Pio Pico. Named Ranchito Del Fuerte – Ranch of the Strong – the property was located in the area north of Whittier Boulevard bordering what is now Norwalk Boulevard. Although the couple’s house was on high ground, the floods and destruction of 1867 marked Harriet forever and set her interest in water conservation. WHITTIER — A torrential rainy season more than a century ago flooded the San Gabriel River, washed away houses — and spurred a pioneering local woman to design a reservoir and irrigation system to prevent similar disasters in the future. The life and contributions of Harriet Strong, a little-known historical figure from Victorian-era Whittier, intrigued Sara Alpern, an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University, who came across Strong’s name while searching for successful businesswomen in history who had received little attention. Strong is best known for inventing a dam and reservoir system to control floodwater and for irrigation that was later used as a model in the Colorado River dam project. “Along the way, Harriet intrigued me,” Alpern said. “When I came out to UCLA to teach a women’s history class, I took the opportunity to investigate her manuscripts, which are at the Huntington Library.” When Harriet was 39, Charles, who traveled frequently in search of mining interests, left for one last trip in 1883 to Nevada, where he committed suicide, leaving her to raise four daughters with little remaining fortune. “Charles was a lot older than Harriet, but they married for love,” Alpern said. “They both had ill health, and their relationship appears to have gone sour at some point. He was trying to make the mines work in Nevada and she was raising the four children. There’s nothing specific, but somehow he hurt her deeply, and she thought she deserved better. Her personal experiences focused her in on bettering women’s lot.” Following Charles’ suicide, Harriet fought his partners for eight years for control of their land while struggling to support their four children. Her physical problems apparently gone, she soon flourished as an innovative businesswoman, said Alpern. Alpern argues that Strong’s ability to succeed so well in business following her husband’s death was related to her experiences as a Victorian woman. Strong designed an irrigation system to grow walnut trees on arid land. Soon she became the nation’s top walnut grower and earned the nickname “Walnut Queen.” She was also a leading supplier of pampas grass to hat makers. Her patents included a hook-and-eye device for fastening clothing, a window-raising device and the water storage models. “She was the sickly Victorian wife,” Alpern said. “This was in an era of fainting couches for women. After Charles died, there is no record of physical complaints. I’m not saying there was definitely a connection, but she really came into her own and became very wealthy off the pampas grass and walnut trees she grew, and some of her patents.” Pam Wight can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029, or by e-mail at pam.wight@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgThe 2015-16 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2016-17, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2015-16 throughout the month of July.The No. 8 moment of 2015-16 comes from the football team on Nov. 21 when the Bulldogs handed Dayton its first loss of the season and earned the program’s 600th victory.”What a crazy year, I mean we got 600 wins and Paul Morrison saw his 700th game. Nobody has seen 700 games of one team in college football like Paul Morrison has and there are only a handful of teams that have 600 wins. That’s the Drake history and what made it great to beat Dayton,” said head coach Rick Fox.To go with the historic victory, fifth-year senior linebacker John Hugunin tallied a game-high 12 tackles to become Drake’s all-time career leading tackler, finishing his career with 417 stops. Hugunin also recorded an interception and broke up a pass in his final game in the Blue and White.”He genuinely loves Drake, Drake football, his teammates and that has much to do of anything for why he broke because he gives himself to everything he does,” said Fox on Hugunin setting a new career tackles record.Fifth-year senior Andy Rice and junior Conley Wilkins paced Drake’s offense. Rice completed 21-of-26 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns, while Wilkins rushed for 140 yards with two touchdowns.Rice orchestrated an 11-play 80-yard drive midway through the opening quarter to put the Bulldogs ahead 7-0. Rice capped off the 5:30 drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Zach Zlabis.On the Bulldogs very next drive and on the first play of the second quarter Wilkins broke off a 25-yard touchdown run to put Drake up 14-0.Then with the first half winding down, Rice completed 5-of-7 passes to give Drake a 21-0 halftime lead, ending the drive on a 21-yard touchdown pass to fifth-year senior Michael Hudson.In the first-half, Drake dominated both sides off the ball as the offense totaled 141 yards, while the defense limited the Flyers to 53 total yards and to just four first downs.Dayton started its second drive of the third quarter on Drake’s 42-yard line and were able to take advantage of the good field position when Alex Jeske dove into the endzone from three-yards out to cut the Flyers’ deficit to 21-7.Then early in the fourth quarter, Dayton managed to capitalize on a Drake turnover but needed a fourth and goal one-yard touchdown run from Jack Adams to do so, making it a 21-14 game.On Dayton’s next possession the Flyers started in Bulldog territory again. Drake’s defense managed to limit the Flyers to a field goal to hold onto a 21-17 lead.Then for the third-straight drive Dayton got into Bulldog territory, but Drake’s defense forced the Flyers to turn the ball over on downs on DU’s 40-yard line with just over two minutes left to play.On the first play of the drive, Wilkins put the game out of reach for the Flyers with a 60-yard touchdown run, sealing the 27-17 victory.The Bulldogs end the 2015 season with a 5-6 overall record and a 4-4 PFL record, and became the 18th FCS school to win 600 games. Dayton finishes the regular season with a 10-1 record, while going 7-1 in the PFL to be named co-champions and receives the leagues automatic bid for the FCS Playoffs.Check back on July 114 as the No. 7 moment of 2015-16 is unveiled.Bulldog Top 10 of 2015-16No. 10 – McCann Wins Drake Relays TitleNo. 9 – Women’s Golf Wins Creighton ClassicNo. 8 – Football Beats Dayton To Secure The Program’s 600th WinPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgKagimu scored 8 goals last season. (PHOTOS/FILE)KAMPALA – Viper SC had a close to disastrous 2018/19 season, as per their standards.The Venoms who came into last season as the defending league champions and finalist in the Uganda Cup, could not replicate such form.Representing Uganda in the CAF Champions league, the Venoms were eliminated at the second round of qualification and hence dropped to the Confederation Cup. While there, they also failed to make it to the Group stages as they fell immediately.In the League, they came second to KCCA FC while a humiliating exit to then-Big League side, Proline FC, ended their Uganda Cup campaign at the quarter final stage.After such an a disappointing season, the Kitende based side are expected to strengthen their playing staff like they always do.News doing round is that Vipers have identified URA captain Shafick Kagimu as their primary target.Kawowo Sports have reported that the Venoms have already tabled a bid for the midfielder and are awaiting feed-back from his current employers.Kagimu had a brilliant 2018/19 season, in which he scored 8 goals and helped set-up a handful. 7 of those goals were scored in the league, including a couple against Vipers.It is also understood that the Tax Collectors do not want to let go of their captain and are willing to improve his contract so as to fend away interest from Vipers.Kagimu who was part of the Uganda Cranes team that lost two consecutive games at the just concluded COSAFA tournament in South Africa, still has two years left on his current contract with URA.Kagimu (Left) was part of the Cranes team that took part in COSAFA 2019.Whether the Tax Collectors hold onto their prized asset or Viper make Kagimu their maiden signing, remains to be seen but what is for sure, both teams would really cherish having the 21 year old as part of their team.Kagimu was part of the Cranes squad for the COSAFA tournament in South Africa.Before the start of last season, KCCA FC made an offer for the player but the tax collectors wanted more than Sh40m for his services.Kagimu began his career at Zebra FC (2003-2012), Kampala Junior Team (2012-2013), Water FC (2013-2015). He joined URA FC in 2015 and has since then been a mainstay.Comments Tags: CafShafick KagimuURA FCvipers sclast_img read more

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