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Pamzo ready for Ranger’s job

PostRangers FC new boss Sammy Pamzo Omollo says he is looking forward to steering the club forward after his appointment on Wednesday

The former Tusker FC league winning coach has been mandated to lead the Kenyan Premier League side that finished fourth on 45 points in the just concluded season for a period of one year.

“As coaches we relish new challenges. This will not be different,” He noted

While confirming the appointment, club chairman John Tonui said Omollo has a target of steering the club to a top five finish next season when the Kenyan Premier League is expected to have 18 teams.

“We have appointed Sammy Omollo as the head coach and he will be tasked to prepare the team well during pre-season. Our target still remains finishing among the top five in 2017 and we have faith the new coach has experience to make us even win a title,” Tonui said.

Tonui said the immediate former coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno has been appointed the new Technical Director.
Omollo is hopeful the necessary paper work will be finalized in the coming couple of days before he can get to know his squad

Omollo, who has massive experience in coaching returns to the top flight league for the first time since 2013 when he was managing Sony Sugar.

He led his old club Tusker FC to the 2012 title before moving to the then KPL side Oserian FC the following year.

The 46-year-old decorated coach, who was named the 2011 Coach of the Year at the KPL and Sports Personality of the Year Awards, started his managing career in 2009 at Mahakama FC.

Makwatta delights after making shortlist for Hull friendly

Kenyan Premier League top scorer John Makwatta has expressed his delight after he was shortlisted ahead of the first ever football match pitting English Premier League side Hull City and a Kenyan select side in February.

 The Ulinzi Stars Talismanic forward is among the 47 players drawn from the Kenyan Premier League clubs who are likely to feature in the historic match.

The provisional squad that includes 16 year old Joshua Otieno will report training camp in January.

Preparations for the big game at the KCOM Stadium began earlier in November when two of the Hull City Academy coaches, Richard Naylor and Kris Blakeston visited Kenya on a scouting mission to pick out the country’s top football talent.

“It is such a huge honour and a big step for my footballing career. I have had a good campaign whereby I finished as top scorer. It encourages me that my efforts are being recognised,” said the forward.

Tasked with selecting 50 players to attend a special training

Man United paired against Hull as Saints play Liverpool in EFL Cup semis

Manchester United will play Hull in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup, while Liverpool will take on Southampton.

United, who  beat West Ham 4-1 in the last eight, will play the first leg of their semi-final at Old Trafford.

Southampton,  comfortable winners over Arsenal on Wednesday, will host in-form Liverpool at St Mary’s before the return leg at Anfield.

The two-legged semi-final ties will be played in the weeks commencing 9 and 23 January 2017.

Liverpool, winners of the competition a record eight times and finalists in 2016, saw off Leeds on Tuesday with a 2-0 win at An field.

Hull, who reached the FA Cup final in 2014, needed  penalties to overcome Championship leaders Newcastle on Tuesday.

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