No prize money for Mashemeji Derby’s Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards players during a past Mashemeji Derby. The two clubs will represent Kenya in next year’s Champions League and Confederations Cup tournaments. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 25- When Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards clash at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday in the season-opening Kenyan Premier league (KPL) Super Cup, it will only be for bragging rights after organizers announced there won’t be cash rewards for the winners.This has been occasioned by the lack of sponsorship with league title sponsors SportPesa having pulled out early this year following the implementation of the 35 percent taxing by the Government. “The winner will get a trophy and medals because we have to work with what we have. We would be happy if we had a sponsor, but the clubs understand the situation and they will be playing for bragging rights to win a trophy just before the league starts,” KPL head of logistics Frank Okoth announced on Thursday.Gor and AFC fans in jovial mood as they head to the Stadium before Sunday’s Mashemeji derby.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaPreviously, the season opening game was sponsored by broadcast sponsors SuperSport through their brand DSTV with the winners walking home with Sh750, 000 while the loser was handed Sh500, 000. However, the broadcast partners pulled out last season.Both teams have lamented that it would lower the morale of the players without a cash incentive but nonetheless have promised to put in their best feet especially noting it’s a local derby.“To be honest if it was any other team I would have thought otherwise about the line up but it is AFC Leopards and I understand how much it means for the fans so we will put in a strong squad for the game,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said.His skipper Harun Shakava added;“It’s a bit discouraging that this time there are no incentives. However, we have to go there and play to win because we know how much it means for the fans,” the defender noted.-Looking for sponsors-KPL head of logistics Frank Okoth. Photo/COURTESYMeanwhile, the league managers remain confident that despite the exit of the title sponsors, they will be able to bring on board a new partner. They have maintained that the normal running of the new season which begins in two weeks time is on course.“It is a blow that our sponsor left but that is not to say that life stops for us. We are hopeful that we will get new partners and so far we have several people who have knocked on our door. But we have to evaluate and see what’s best for us,” KPL vice chairman and also the deputy head of the sponsorship and marketing committee Elly Kalekwa said.KPL had a title sponsor for the first time in 2011 when East African Breweries came on board through their brand Tusker for a period of three years. After that, betting company SportPesa came on board in 2015.-New Broadcast partners-SuperSport cameraman.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAt the same time, KPL will from this season work with Spanish broadcasting company MediaPro to produce KPL matches and in turn sell the product to both Free to Air and PayTV partners.The league managers are yet to engage any company to air the matches though this weekend’s Super Cup will be broadcast by Free to Air partner KTN.“We have managed to get a partner for this weekend’s match but we are yet to tie down anyone for the season. There are several people we are considering but we will release that same information in due time,” KPL’s Frank Okoth said.Chinese company StarTimes had been said to be interested in the PayTV package but the talks according to reliable sources broke off. However, it is expected that Bamba Sports who aired the last half of the season last year will take up the slot.MediaPro who also work with the Spanish La Liga will produce their own content with their own equipment which have already landed in the country.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE: EAT MORE FAT TO STAY HEALTHY?

first_img“Eat more FAT to stay HEALTHY: Food experts at war over new advice on nation’s diet” This was a headline from the Daily Express during the week.Leading doctors and scientists said popular ‘low fat’ dieting messages have had a disastrous impact on public health.But they have angered the health establishment which has called them ‘irresponsible’ despite the report having the support of an international coalition of doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, sports scientists and activists. The National Obesity Forum said it was time to ‘bring back the fat’ with ‘real food’, like steak, eggs, butter and full-fat milk.It’s great that the message is finally starting to filter through that fat isn’t bad.For years we were told to avoid it as it would make us fat and that low fat alternatives were the way to go.As with anything, extreme behaviours are never good, but thankfully, the “low-fat” era seems to finally be over. The report gathered together dozens of pieces of research that shatter the myth that ‘low fat’ is good. 
In the wake of this, the report’s authors also called for an urgent overhaul of dietary advice.However, the doctors and scientists that were championing these messages seem to have missed the point when they were reading the research and making their findings.Instead of a low fat diet, they are now suggesting a diet that is calling for people to eat more fat, cut out carbs and ignore calories.Have they just gone from one extreme to the next?If we look at fat as a macronutrient, it actually has the most calories per gram. 
(9kcals per gram as opposed to protein and carbohydrates which both have 4kcals per gram.) If we look at fat dense foods, we find that they are usually foods where you can get large amounts of fat and calories from a small portion of these foods.• Butter• Nuts• Oils• SeedsThese are all foods where a small serving can have huge amounts of calories.Their advice that if you cut carbs, increase your fat levels and ignore calories is misleading at best.If you cut your carbohydrates, you will lose weight. 

After all, you are removing a macronutrient and an entire selection of foods from your diet. 
Carbohydrates also retain water and glycogen stores in your muscles, so whenever you lower or remove them you will get an initial drop in weight as your body ‘dumps’ water.However, if you were to fill in the carbohydrates with increasing fats and you didn’t keep your calories in check, it would be very easy to put yourself into a calorie surplus and wonder why your weight loss has stalled. Professor John Wass, the Royal College of Physicians’ special adviser on obesity, agrees with this sentiment.He said: 
”What is needed is a balanced diet, regular physical activity and a normal healthy weight. To quote selective studies risks misleading the public. International health organisations agree that obesity is caused by too many calories.”When it comes to diets, everything works.You could talk to 100 people and you would probably get 100 conflicting reports on what works and what doesn’t.The 2 main things you will find with all successful diets are a calories deficit and consistency.The reason we are in an obesity epidemic at the moment is because both these things are not being met.People are eating without regard to their own health or their family’s health.We are so far removed from what actual food is, whenever people are asked to eat real food, when they begin a diet, they protest:• Normal food has no taste.• It’s bland and boring.• I don’t eat vegetables• I don’t like this or that.We have become so used to the taste of processed foods, that are highly flavoured and high in calories, that we don’t know what real food tastes like anymore, so we tell ourselves that we don’t like it before we try it.Again, we need “balanced diet, regular physical activity and a normal healthy weight”.Eat a balanced diet where the majority of it is made up of whole food that you like and you can allow for some fun stuff when the occasion arises.Add in some exercise to keep yourself healthy and active, again, make it something you enjoy.Do you need to cut fat?
No
Do you need to cut carbohydrates?
No.Just don’t eat huge amounts of them all at once, and have protein with every meal.That’s it.It’s that simple.There will always be conflicting advice on nutrition and you can be sure that if the media is championing something, it’s probably for their own benefit. 
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