Zanzibar diminish Rwanda semis hopes

first_imgYahya opened the scoring for the Zanzibaris who were playing their first match of the tournament, heading into the net a cross from Abdallah Salum Kheri in the 33rd minute with keeper Yves Kimenyi well beaten.Before the goal, it was a balanced affair with each team going up in attack. Rwanda had come close in the 25th minute when Innocent Nhsuti connected Hakizimana’s freekick at the edge of the box but it hit the upright, though the ref whistled for offside.Three minutes before his goal, Yahya had tried his luck from distance after wriggling past his marker and finding shooting space but the effort was way over.A minute to the break, Hakizimana who was trusted with set pieces had one from a decent scoring range, but he sent it straight to the keeper.Hey made changes right at the start of the second half, Mico Justine and Birahimire Abeddy coming in for Sekamana Maxime and Mbogo Ali.Rwanda’s Abeddy Birahimire (R) attempts to go past Zanzibar’s Ibrahim Mohammed Said during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe changes worked magic just a minute into the second stanza when Abeddy exchanged passes with Muhadjiri inside the box, the latter finding space unmarked at the far post to easily tap in.Abeddy had a close chance to make it 2-1 for the Rwandese when he raced in to a Fitina Omborenga cross from the right, but he glanced his header over unmarked inside the box.The Rwandese were made to pay for the missed chance in the 52nd minute when a lapse in defense saw Feisal Salum win the ball inside the box before cutting back to Juma who curled it past the keeper.Five minutes later, it was almost another equalizer for Rwanda when Omborenga had a great chance unmarked at the far post from Abeddy’s pass, but his shot was saved by the Zanzibar keeper.From a text book counter attack, the islanders put the game to rest with three minutes left, Khamis beating the keeper one on one after picking the ball on the right.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zanzibar’s Abdul Aziz Makame (R) joins Kasim Suleiman Khamis (L) in celebrating his goal against Rwanda during their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 5, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMACHAKOS, Kenya, Dec 5- Antoine Hey paid the ultimate price for changing his entire squad as Rwanda lost their second consecutive CECAFA Senior Challenge match going down 3-1 to Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Tuesday afternoon.Muhadjiri Hakizimana’s goal two minutes after the restart had cancelled out Mudathir Yahya’s first half goal for Zanzibar, but a defensive lapse saw Issa Juma score the second six minutes later while Khamis Suleiman struck the winner with four minutes left.last_img read more


first_imgPrepare for a night of fiery passion and seduction when North West Opera present Bizet’s Carmen at An Grianán Theatre later this month. With members of the Cairo Opera Orchestra and international soloists from Britain, America and Germany, under the expert baton of conductor Nader Abbassi, this is the North West Opera’s follow up to their highly successful La Boheme.Under the expert Baton of world-renowned Maestro, Nader Abbassi, the chorus of North West Opera and soloists will be accompanied by the professional musicians of Cairo’s Opera House. Featuring 22 musicians, this will be the largest live orchestra to accompany an opera here at An Grianán. Carmen is one of the most popular operas of all time and tells the story of young, army corporal Don Josè who is bewitched by the exotic Gypsy Carmen and so the tale of jealousy and murder begins.With its instantly recognisable score, including the seductive Habanera’ and ‘Toreador Song’, this North West Opera production will feature Flamenco dancing, fortune-telling gypsies, smugglers and murder.Sharing the stage with Irish Soprano Ann Jennings are Soprano Diana Bryan-Mc Laughlin who performs the role of Michaela and a chorus of 60 local adults and children.Gaoth Dobhair actor Eoghan McBride will play the role of Lillas Pastia and Mezzo Soprano Ruth McPhillips plays the role of Frasquita. Critics branded Carmen too immoral for public performance when it had its world premiere in Paris in 1875.Bizet did not live long enough to see become a success. He died three months after the premier.Carmen, An Grianan, Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18th 8pm. Sung in English with English dialogue. THWARTED PASSIONS AND MURDER WITH NORTH WEST OPERA AT AN GRIANAN was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:An Grianan TheatreCairo Opera OrchestraEoghan McBrideletterkennyNader AbbassiNorth West Operalast_img read more