Iheanacho’s Missed Chance against City Causes Buzz on Twitter

first_imgDuro IkhazuagbeKelechi Iheanacho’s 87th minute missed chance on Monday night to level scores for Leicester City and put spanner into Manchester City’s ambition to retain the English Premier League title back-to-back has received backlash from angry Liverpool fans on social media.If Iheanacho had scored that begging chanced deep into the Premiership game at Etihad, the Citizens would have been trailing Liverpool on 93 points going into Sunday’s final round of matches rather than the edge of 95 points they enjoy now. But most of the fans who pilloried the former Manchester city forward for his tepid play that went wide off mark insinuated that Iheanacho may have done his former club the favour to enable them win the trophy.Iheanacho who moved from City in 2017, was put through clear on goal in the dying moments by Hamza Choudhury but he dragged his effort well wide of the post with just Ederson in goal for City to beat.He could have come back to haunt his former side but instead City go into the final round of fixtures ahead of Liverpool in the title race with that stunning 30-yard kick by Vincent Kompany.After that enthralling match, football fans – including those from Liverpool – flocked to social media to poke fun of Iheanacho.One Liverpool supporter, devastated by the last-gasp miss, joked on Twitter: “That must be Iheanacho’s best game for Man City.”Another social media user wrote: “Iheanacho should receive a Premier League medal after his shocking miss.”Another football fan said on Twitter: “Petition to investigate Iheanacho’s miss incoming.”But the teasing didn’t stop there, with plenty more fans taking to Twitter to voice either their frustration or delight depending on which camp they sit in.Longclaw (@somtozil) May 6, 2019 noted: “City selling Iheanacho for him to miss a sitter to help them win the league 2 years.”One Manchester United fan, Scott Banks (@Twatots) May 6, 2019 clearly pleased with the result, joked: “Iheanacho couldn’t bear the thought of listening to Liverpool supporters for the next 40 years either. Good lad.”“Someone needs to investigate that, Iheanacho didn’t want to score there,” another football fan alleged following the final whistle.Iheanacho’s miss allowed Pep Guardiola’s men to hold on to their crucial advantage and they will be confident of securing the Premier League title on Sunday.Man City is to travel to Brighton needing a win to defend their top-flight crown, while Liverpool host Wolves at Anfield in what should be a brilliant finale to the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dan Botwe calls on corporate Ghana to invest in local league

first_imgMP for Okere Dan Botwe, has called on corporate Ghana to invest in the Ghana Premier mainly because of the large pool of talents in the league.Dan Botwe made these comments after Kotoko paid a call on the MP after their 1-0 victory over Dreams in Dawu.Botwe was elated with the huge numbers in his constituency and was of the view that the return of the league in Dawu has boosted economic activities.“The league match between Kotoko and Dreams FC brought a lot of economic activities in the town. Young men and women were selling things like water and food to make money,” he told Asempa SportsHe believes the Ghanaian domestic league is blessed with abundant talents and needs some major investors to help hoist the league as well as the great players playing in the league.“Companies have to come in the league and invest their money which will give them good returns. Their involvement will make the league better.”The MP also took the opportunity to advise the Kotoko players to be very disciplined and look up to great players who have played for the team in times past. He said they have to be careful how they behave outside because they are now role models of the young ones.The Ghana Premier League currently does not have a headline sponsor.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Old cable, poor distribution system blamed for frequent blackouts

first_imgThe old submarine cable for the Vreed-en-Hoop Power Station is responsible for the recent blackouts, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson has said.The minister said that the submarine cable for the Vreed-en-Hoop station in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) is damaged, and that normally when the power outage occurs, it would be reconnected immediately since there is in excess of 16 megawatts of power.However, “If the light trips again, it blocks the entire area, so the lights would have to be reconnected in sections, which is the cause of the problem.“As we find them (problems) we reconnect, but unfortunately it disconnects before you can identify where to fix because it’s a very old system,” the minister told the Government Information Agency (GINA) on Monday.The minister explained that he recently met with the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) board to improve response time to at least 15 minutes.However efforts are underway to repair the cable, but the operation is specialised and so quotations are out and work would commence shortly.“In Demerara, it’s not a question of generators, since all the generators are working, but it is a question of the distribution system,” Minister Patterson pointed out.The aged system is ineffective and results in frequent blackouts in the East Bank, West Bank and East Coast Demerara areas.“The system trips, and when it trips we have to close the circuit immediately, and that is the primary cause of the blackouts,” the minister said.The Infrastructure Minister explained that efforts are being made to implement a programme to upgrade the distribution system, and the contract will be awarded shortly. Priority will be on fixing the old distribution system to make it more effective.On Sunday evening, sections of the East Bank Demerara were without electricity for more than nine hours.last_img read more