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November 12, 2004

Ugandan passion not enough to overcome South Africa

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The News Review:

* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Dujkovic in Ghana talks
* Toshack confirmed as Wales manager
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Mbami quits Cameroon
* Ugandan passion not enough to overcome South Africa
* BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Vogts declares Scotland…
* BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Beckham takes football movie role
* donga.com [english donga]
* Arsenal urged to boot out grass
* BBC SPORT | Football | African | Uganda coach quits
* HELSINGIN SANOMAT INTERNATIONAL EDITION – SPORT
* China squad prepares for World Cup qualifier
* BOPA Daily News Archive
* ESPN.com – OLY – Scott Hamilton has biopsy on benign tumor
* ESPN.com – RPM – Waltrip, Mansell head list of ’05 Hall inductees
* USATODAY.com – Keflezighi still running with world’s best

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Dujkovic in Ghana talks
BBC News – Nov 10, 2004
A third name in the frame is Ghanaian Bashiru Hayford, who is in charge of local premier division side Hearts of Lions. Dujkovic broke Ghanaian hearts when he guided Rwanda to their first African Nations Cup in Tunisia earlier this year at the expense of the Black Stars. However, he told BBC Sport that he was confident that he could mend the wounds by helping Ghana reach it’s first World Cup finals in Germany in 2006 if he is given the job. “If I was able to guide Rwanda, a small country and unknown in football to the Nations Cup, why not Ghana to the World Cup?” he asked. “I think the opportunity to qualify for the World Cup for the first time is good. ”

Frenchman Troussier is considered favourite to become the fifth Black Stars coach in two years but his financial demands may be beyond the GFA. The association’s vice chairman, Kwesi Nyantekyi, says the financial demands of the three contenders will play a key role in the GFA’s final decision.

Toshack confirmed as Wales manager
CNN International – Nov 11, 2004
Toshack, 55, who walked out on his country after one game in charge 10 years ago, replaces Mark Hughes. "I think it’s the right time for me – personally I think football management is about timing and being in the right place at the right time," said Toshack. Toshack became part-time Wales coach in 1994 but, after a 3-1 defeat against Norway, resigned to focus on his duties at Real Sociedad. "I think – after 26 years in football management and coaching in six countries, with more than 1,000 games in the dug-out – this is one of the few jobs that really motivates me and appeals to me. "The race to replace Hughes as Wales manager had been narrowed down to three candidates after former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier decided to decline an interview with FAW officials. An 11-man sub committee interviewed the three candidates – Toshack, Dean Saunders, assistant to Newcastle manager Graeme Souness, and Phillipe Troussier, who managed Japan at the 2002 World Cup finals, on Thursday… "The race to replace Hughes as Wales manager had been narrowed down to three candidates after former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier decided to decline an interview with FAW officials. An 11-man sub committee interviewed the three candidates – Toshack, Dean Saunders, assistant to Newcastle manager Graeme Souness, and Phillipe Troussier, who managed Japan at the 2002 World Cup finals, on Thursday. Wales have had a poor start to their World Cup qualifying campaign and currently lie second bottom of their Group Six with just two points from four games. After a glittering playing career with Liverpool, Toshack became player-manager for Swansea and guided them from the old fourth division to the first division. He became Sporting Lisbon coach in 1984 and since then has also managed Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, Deportivo La Coruna and Besiktas. "I’ve been very fortunate and privileged as a player and manager – I’ve been successful and picked up a lot of knowledge and experience," explained Toshack. "But taking the national side to the European Championship finals or World Cup finals is one of the few things that I haven’t been able to do.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Mbami quits Cameroon
BBC News – Nov 11, 2004
Schafer accused the Paris St Germain player of indiscipline after the Indomitable Lions’ 3-2 loss in a 2006 World Cup qualifier against Egypt in September. As a result, the 22-year-old was relegated to the bench for the game against Sudan in October with Schaefer demanding that Mbami apologises to the team. The player, however, said that his problems started when he criticised the Schafer’s tactics in the game against Egypt. “Rigobert Song and the coach (Schaefer) work together to impose incompetent players in the team,” he said… Schafer accused the Paris St Germain player of indiscipline after the Indomitable Lions’ 3-2 loss in a 2006 World Cup qualifier against Egypt in September. As a result, the 22-year-old was relegated to the bench for the game against Sudan in October with Schaefer demanding that Mbami apologises to the team. The player, however, said that his problems started when he criticised the Schafer’s tactics in the game against Egypt. “Rigobert Song and the coach (Schaefer) work together to impose incompetent players in the team,” he said. Mbami’s comments seem to confirm the rumours that some players are not happy with Schafer and Song, despite recent denials from the football association of such a rift.

Ugandan passion not enough to overcome South Africa
Telegraph.co.uk – Nov 10, 2004
The difference was that there were an unofficial 60,000 present – the stated capacity being two-thirds of that at the Mandela stadium – the pitch was bone-dry instead of muddy, the temperature was 30 degrees plus, the single-lane highway was peppered with potholes and it was an African qualifying tie for World Cup 2006. Uganda, relative minnows of African football, were hosting South Africa. The crowd were in place two hours before kick-off, despite the heat, in the circular stadium which was designed along the lines of the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, donated by the Chinese – as have been nearly 20 stadiums across Africa – and completed seven years ago. Unfortunately, the Ugandans cannot afford the replacement bulbs needed in the electronic scoreboard.

BBC SPORT | Football | Internationals | Vogts declares Scotland…
BBC News – Nov 10, 2004
“My work for the Scottish football association was very, very successful, but the results weren’t good enough,” Vogts told Germany’s Bunte magazine. “I think it’s going to take three or four years to see how important the work of Berti Vogts was in Scotland. ”

Vogts resigned on 1 November, blaming “disgraceful” personal abuse by a minority of fans. Vogts suffered poor results during his two-and-a-half year tenure. And his departure was announced after Scotland picked up just two points from their opening three games in the campaign to reach World Cup 2006… ”

Vogts resigned on 1 November, blaming “disgraceful” personal abuse by a minority of fans. Vogts suffered poor results during his two-and-a-half year tenure. And his departure was announced after Scotland picked up just two points from their opening three games in the campaign to reach World Cup 2006.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Beckham takes football movie role
BBC News – Nov 9, 2004
Co-produced by Milkshake Films, the final instalment was planned to hit cinema screens in time for the 2006 World Cup. Cannon joined the project after Nine Songs director Michael Winterbottom quit in June due to “creative differences”. He had already shot some early material for the film, including footage from Newcastle’s 3-0 Uefa Cup win against Spanish side Real Mallorca. Beckham, 29, said he believed that Goal! would “help market the game and develop its appeal and fan base in emerging markets like America and Asia”. “I am only too happy to help that process,” he added.

donga.com [english donga]
donga.com – Donga.com – Nov 11, 2004
Players were tired due to the K league match the day before and so the first day?s training started with light jogging and ended after 90 minutes. There were only 13 players present as players of foreign teams could not join due to their match schedules. Among them, Kim Jin-gu (19) of the Jeonnam Dragons, the youngest defender on the team, received the most highlights. Kim wore both youth and Olympic national team uniforms this year and came up as the next superstar of Korean football.

Arsenal urged to boot out grass
Telegraph.co.uk – Nov 11, 2004
Within 10 years, artificial pitches will be fully accepted. Johansson insisted: “These pitches will come. The International Board have accepted it, FIFA have accepted it and England will accept it. “He added: “The quality of artificial surfaces is now much better, certainly much better than a lousy grass pitch in England in December. “Johansson admitted that he did not expect the board of the English champions to give in… “We have sanctioned its use from the start of next season but only as long as it is the latest generation of artificial turf and meets a whole series of standards. “UEFA had ordered a two-year study into synthetic surfaces to monitor any differences from the bounce of the ball to the number of injuries suffered by players. The UEFA decision extends beyond European club matches to qualifying matches for the 2006 World Cup and the Euro 2008 qualifiers that would follow. However Lars-Christer Olsson, the UEFA chief executive, made it clear that while qualifying matches could be played on artificial surfaces, when it came to the finals of a tournament such as the World Cup or European Championship, games would be played on one surface and this was more likely to be grass. He said: “In a final tournament you cannot switch matches between grass and artificial. There is a difference between the two surfaces which is difficult to explain but it means the same surface must be used. “Johansson stressed the executive fully backed the switch to artificial grass.

BBC SPORT | Football | African | Uganda coach quits
BBC News – Nov 9, 2004
Mutebi, who handed in a letter of resignation on Monday, told Ugandan FA officials that personal matters were responsible for the decision. “I sat with my family and we came to the conclusion that I must leave the job,” said Mutebi, who also manages first division clubside Kampala City Council. The 34-year-old led Uganda to their only win in the group stages of the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign – a 1-0 against DR Congo – while he was the country’s caretaker coach. Haruna Mawanda, the FA’s general secretary, said Mutebi’s decision to resign was an unfortunate development. “The executive will seat and decide the next step,” he said. Uganda manager Mohamed Abbas is expected to recommend Jackson Mayanja as Mutebi’s replacement. Mayanja played under Abbas during his Egyptian club career and now coaches first division side URA… Mayanja played under Abbas during his Egyptian club career and now coaches first division side URA. But in a separate development, Abbas has complained about his inability to begin work since he arrived in Uganda and has threatened to return home. “I came to Uganda to work and impart football knowledge and I have given the FA my programme. “But I am not doing anything now apart from sleeping in my hotel room,” said the angry coach.

HELSINGIN SANOMAT INTERNATIONAL EDITION – SPORT
Helsingin Sanomat – Nov 10, 2004
In Tampere on Saturday, they played well below their abilities against only mediocre opposition, but they emerged with a 3-1 win that takes them to nine points from four matches and puts them, mathematically at least, at the top of their World Cup qualifying group. It was also their third World Cup victory in succession, a new record. “Winning ugly” as the team did against Armenia is progress of a sort – particularly on a day when fancied “classy” teams stumbled. Holland could only draw 2-2 against Macedonia, Portugal could not overcome lowly Liechtenstein, and Slovenia dumped the mighty Italian Azzurri 1-0. It should also be remembered that the Finns were without Birmingham and Chelsea striker Mikael Forssell (out for the duration with a serious knee injury) and were also missing their talismanic captain Jari Litmanen, who was unable to take part in training on Friday with a cramped thigh muscle. Forssell’s absence up front was a source of concern before the game, but the goals on Saturday still came from the strikers: Ipswich Town’s Shefki Kuqi, making his first Finland appearance since a friendly against Malta in March, collected a brace, and youngster Alexei Eremenko Jr… If the Finns can collect even a draw from their visit, regardless of how they accomplish it, then there will be justified general jubilation. Taking ten points from five games going into the winter break would also be a financial boost for the Finnish FA. It would ensure that next year’s important home matches against Holland (in June), the Czech Republic, and Romania (both in October) still have some real meaning in terms of qualification for Germany 2006. The Finns must also meet the Czechs in a tough game away in March, and Antti Muurinen will be hoping that the Armenians do his team a few favours in their next two matches, at home to both the Czech Republic and Romania. If these teams fail to do the business in Yerevan, then all talk of Finns “winning ugly” will take on a very different complexion. More on this subject:.

China squad prepares for World Cup qualifier
chinadaily.com.cn – Nov 10, 2004
com) Updated: 2004-11-10 09:54
Chinese men’s national football team has held two training courses in
Guangzhou to prepare for their crucial World Cup 2006 qualifier against Hong
Kong later this month. Eighteen of the 23 team members have arrived for the session, including Yu
Genwei and Liu Yunfei of Tianjin Taida who have just arrived. The remaining five players, including Everton Chinese midfielder Lie Tie and
Munich 1860’s Chinese midfielder Shao Jiayi are expected to arrive before next
Monday. Shenzhen midfielder Zheng Zhi says he is confident of winning the game
against Hong Kong. “I think anything is possible on the soccer field.

BOPA Daily News Archive
Republic of Botswana – Nov 11, 2004
The product will allow football fans to save towards a football holiday attending Soccer World Cup scheduled for South Africa in 2010. Officially launching Kgwele Bonanza Investment Plan, COSAFA secretary general, Ashford Mamelodi said the product was an exciting innovation, which provides all football enthusiasts with an opportunity to be part of the world?s greatest sporting festival, the World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Mamelodi commended Metropolitan Botswana for their vision and the opportunity that they have created to ensure people who follow the game are able to plan properly and attend the World Cup for the first time that it is coming to Africa and to Botswana?s neighbouring country. “This event will be of interest to the entire African continent. It will

especially be of greater significance to South Africa and countries such as Botswana who share long borders with South Africa.

ESPN.com – OLY – Scott Hamilton has biopsy on benign tumor
ESPN – Nov 11, 2004
The 46-year-old Hamilton underwent a biopsy at The Cleveland Clinic, and doctors expected to release him from the hospital by Friday, publicist Michael Sterling said Thursday. “We will be working with him on a treatment plan moving forward,” said Dr. Gene Barnett, chairman of the clinic’s brain tumor institute. Barnett said Hamilton has a slow-growing, non-cancerous tumor in the region of the pituitary gland.

ESPN.com – RPM – Waltrip, Mansell head list of ’05 Hall inductees
ESPN – Nov 10, 2004
“All five of them have won multiple championships. It is quite a group. ” Waltrip won Winston Cup titles in 1981, 1982 and 1985, drivingfor Junior Johnson. He also had 84 wins — tied for third all-timewith former inductee Bobby Allison — 54 poles, and was named Driverof the Year three times. Amato had 54 NHRA Top Fuel wins and five division championships,both records. He also finished in the top 10 in points in each ofhis 19 seasons. Glidden captured 10 NHRA Pro Stock titles and another one in theIHRA.

USATODAY.com – Keflezighi still running with world’s best
USA Today – Nov 9, 2004
beat Belarus 14-12 and routed France 16-7 before losing to Iran 14-12 and Georgia 18-7. Russ Davie won three matches; Glenn Garrison won twice. TRIATHLON
Hunter Kemper finished sixth and Mark Fretta took 12th at a World Cup race in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Joanna Zeiger finished 16th in the women’s race. CYCLING
James Carney won the scratch race at the World Cup track cycling season opener in Moscow. GYMNASTICS
Alicia Sacramone (vault) and Melanie Sinclair (uneven bars) each earned a silver medal at a World Cup event in Ghent, Belgium.

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