Papaka (1) champions of Hekari Central Cup

first_imgIt was a strong second half performance that sealed the win for Papaka in front of over 500 spectators.Papaka took the lead in the 50th minute of play when Leana Rawali powered a shot into the nets to bring the crowd into a frenzy.Papaka continued to dominate possession and put the nail in the coffin in the 71st minute after a mix up in Kalo’s backline allowed striker Ryan Gerega to score.Papaka (1) walked away with K8,000. Runners up Kalo settled for K4,000.In third and fourth placing final, Keapara beat their brothers Alukuni 10-8 in a penalty shootout.Keapara picked up K2,000 while  Alukuni received K1,000.last_img read more

The memorable night of Brujas del Espanyol in Sarrià

first_imgTalking about justice is erratic knowing what would happen against Bayer Leverkusen, but Espanyol deserved to reach that final after have eliminated, among others, Milan, Inter and Borussia Möenchengladbach, some of the most powerful clubs in Europe in those late 80s. However, on April 6, Javier Clemente’s team suffered its first defeat of the entire competition at the Belgian Olimpia Stadium. A 2-0 incited to the epic, to fill Sarrià two weeks later. And to believe. That’s how Diego Orejuela made it 1-0 at ten minutes and the ‘Pipiolo’ Losada equaled the tie in 61 ‘. It seemed that the most difficult had been achieved, but there was a world left. Scent of grass and cigar. To pipes. And to romanticism. The most genuine side of football met now 32 years ago, on April 20, 1988, in Sarrià. In a night of nerves, heart attacks and euphoria, in that order, which will be remembered as one of the most beautiful in the history of the stadium. Espanyol rallied against Bruges at the last second of the last moment of the return from the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup. The glory was only a step away but that day the sky was touched. DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Losada raised the 2-0 that equaled the tie between Espanyol and Bruges.DAILY AScenter_img And the extension was reached. And the minutes went by until the penalty shootout seemed inexorable. But it came the 120 ‘, the definitive. Bounced Tommy N’Kono, the ball reached John Lauridsenwho prolonged for Manolo Zúñiga. He resisted the rush of the Belgians and turned left to Miquel Soler, who sent a kind of center to the area so that ‘Pichi’ Alonso, more Angel than ever, stretch his left foot to score a goal. No goal: the goal. The one who put Espanyol in his first continental final in one of the most heroic ways possible. 32 years later, if Sarrià lives so alive in memory, it is for nights like that.last_img read more