Uli Hoeness: Bayern Munich club PresidentBerlin, Germany | AFP | Bayern Munich want to find a successor to sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti within the next two weeks, club president Uli Hoeness said on Friday.Ancelotti was abruptly dismissed on Thursday in the wake of Bayern’s 3-0 Champions League loss at Paris Saint-Germain the previous night.Hoeness told German radio station FFH: “We’re not under any pressure, but after the two week (international) break we want to have a solution.”Assistant coach Willy Sagnol, the ex-France international, will be in charge of the team for Sunday’s Bundesliga outing at Hertha Berlin.Local media suggest two German managers, Thomas Tuchel and Julian Nagelsmann, could be in the frame to replace the Italian.Tuchel was let go by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season after differences with the club’s management, while 30-year-old Nagelsmann is currently in charge of Hoffenheim.Earlier this month, Bayern lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim and then relinquished a two-goal lead at home to Wolfsburg to draw 2-2 before Wednesday’s bruising loss at the Parc des Princes. Share on: WhatsApp Facing criticism from the fans and the media for his failure to accomodate Thomas Mueller, Ancelotti’s relationship with the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery was also reported to be under strain.The defeat in Paris was Bayern’s heaviest since losing 3-0 away to Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg in May 2015.Bayern are currently third in the Bundesliga table after six games, three points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund, before visiting Hertha Berlin on Sunday.Ancelotti led Bayern to a fifth consecutive Bundesliga title last season in his first campaign in charge after succeeding Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena.However, the Bavarians lost to Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and to Dortmund in the semi-finals of the German Cup.
He hopped to Kitante Hill School for a year and then Ntanda College School. By Senior Four, he was again spotted while playing for Nsambya Old Timers by the Late Lukwago to join SC Villa. It was a dream come true the youngster.“I dint know that I would even ever get a chance to play but Coach Micho had seen great potential in me,” he says.It is here that Onyango started to get opportunities for the national team and under 20s. He, however, kept in school at Kampala Citizen’s College School and later joined Makerere University Business School until he dropped out to go play for St George in Ethiopia. Then he moved to South Africa for Super Sport Mpumalanga Black Ace and on to Mamelodi Sundowns. Onyango says he has matured in attitude as a player at Sundowns and achieved a lot. He is considering a coach career when he retires from active playing.He maintains that Ugandan football still lacks building foundations through soccer development academies that can help feed into the many soccer clubs.“It is good to mould and train our own material rather than just picking up mature players because clubs are demanding but also the passion of football must be worked on not only for the national team but for all clubs and teams,” he says. He is married to a longtime friend, Barbra Namubiru with whom they have four boys.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Kampala, Uganda | AGNES NANTABA | He is the only goal keeper and the first Ugandan to achieve the feat of African-based Footballer of the Year, to which he was voted in January 2016. The final tally saw Dennis Onyango pick up 252 votes, compared to 228 votes for second place Khama Billiat. He was also ranked as the tenth best goalkeeper in the world in list for 2016 compiled by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. Even with such heights, 33 year old Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda Cranes goalkeeper maintains a low and humble character.“I was raised in a very poor family so we earned most things through other people’s kindness,” he says, “Football is like any other occupation that requires discipline and respect of other people because you bank on their support.”At a young age, Onyango picked on goalkeeping after admiring then great goalkeeper Sadiq Wasswa who is now a coach. At the time, Onyango started playing for Sharing Youth Centre.He says although footballers are still famous today and support for the game is big, it is nothing like it was in the past.“Back then people would even leave work early to go and support their teams,” he says, “I also wanted to be famous.”When big teams like Express FC, KCCA, Villa and others were playing at Nakivubo Stadium in Kampala, Onyango would be among the thousands of spectators. Eventually his persistence paid off for then young goal keeper as football earned him bursaries and scholarships. In primary seven, Onyango left Railways Primary School and joined Greenland Islamic Primary School soon after being spotted as a talented sports boy. Sports soon affected his academic performance but he did not give up. His father, who saw education as the only path to success was always negative about the football, but Onyango had an uncle and mother who supported him.
15 Feb 2017 It’s ‘customers first’ as England Golf and Mytime Active renew partnership England Golf and Mytime Active – one of the UK’s largest pay and play golf course operators – have renewed their partnership to grow the game.The project puts the customer first and underlines the importance of giving golfers the experience they want from their club and encouraging new players.The results will help England Golf to support clubs across the country to attract more golfers and to retain members.Mytime Active is using England Golf resources to tailor its service to customers at its 16 pay and play golf courses in London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex and the Midlands.“It’s very important to have satisfied customers who want to keep coming back for more,” said Jason Stanton, Mytime Active’s Operations Director. “That means we need to understand our customers and the surrounding community at each of our sites, to know where we can find new customers and what they want from us.”The company is using a range of resources to recruit and retain golfers. Insight on the types of people most likely to play golf, combined with mapping tools, shows them where to find customers and supports successful marketing campaigns.A new customer service tracker is being tested which provides feedback from members and visitors and allows the company to rank its sites. Over 1500 people have already provided information about their on-course and off-course experiences. “Because we are gathering feedback on a daily basis we’ve found this system has really helped to maintain our focus on customer service principles,” said Jason Stanton.The partnership between England Golf and Mytime Active is also promoting initiatives to attract more players from diverse backgrounds and to promote shorter formats of golf which fit into busy lifestyles.It also aims to highlight the health benefits of the game, with players at all 16 golf courses involved in a long-term health study, in partnership with ukactive.In addition, all 16 Mytime Active sites will work towards GolfMark accreditation which includes Sport England’s Club Mark standard. This demonstrates their commitment to high standards of welfare, equity, coaching and their close connection to their communities.Jason Stanton commented: “We’re really proud to be working with England Golf on a number of exciting projects as part of our renewed partnership.”Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Mytime Active. This is a valuable and practical project which will have real benefits for clubs.”