Jordan insists Hoops can survive

first_img Jordan believes the likes of Bobby Zamora and £8million French frontman Loic Remy can help boost QPR, and he added: “We have the players now that are capable of taking the game to the opposition. “Bobby is back fit, Remy is back in – we have a depth there now that we didn’t have (before). “When we arrived here we could only really play in a certain way, but that has changed now. We had to defend and play on the break, whereas now we can take the game to the opposition when it is needed. “The performance (at Aston Villa) last week was excellent. Going forward that was the best we have played since we have got here. “There are eight games ahead of us and there are games we think we can win. “Harry has been in circumstances like this before and I have worked with him during those. Harry’s teams have achieved what we are asking these players to go and achieve in these last eight games for QPR. “The possibilities (of survival) are there – we have just got to make sure we don’t create our own problems. If we can play the way that we have played recently we will score goals, we have just got to make sure those goals win us games.” Following defeat at Aston Villa before the international break, QPR stand seven points adrift of safety heading into the final eight games. That deficit could be widened further by the time Harry Redknapp’s men tackle west London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage on Easter Monday. However, Jordan insists that the Hoops have what it takes to pull off what would be a remarkable escape. And he told the club’s official website www.qpr.co.uk: “Performance-wise, we are improving all the time and there is a belief in the camp, because we are playing well.” First-team coach Joe Jordan is certain QPR possess the attacking threat to fire themselves to Barclays Premier League survival.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Big reward for Telkom as sponsor renews deal

first_img0Shares0000Speaking during the presentation of the sponsorship cheque to the team, at the City Park Hockey Stadium, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse pledged the company’s continued support to the team.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The dominant Telkom Ladies Hockey team got a perfect gift for bagging a record successive 20th league title after title sponsor Telkom on Tuesday renewed their sponsorship to a tune of Sh12m.The team is scheduled to depart for Accra, Ghana to defend their African continental title and they will go smiling since the sponsorship will cover the team’s allowances, kit requirements and training throughout the year. Speaking during the presentation of the sponsorship cheque to the team, at the City Park Hockey Stadium, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse pledged the company’s continued support to the team.“The long-standing relationship is borne out of our passion for the sport as well as the stellar performance of the team. We are excited about this team that remains the pride of Kenya on the African hockey stage. Over the years, it has continued to grow, withstanding the test of time and competition both locally and in Africa,” Mareuse said.The event also served as a send-off for the team that is leaving for Accra to defend their title at the 2018 African Cup for Clubs Championship set for January 20 to 28, 2018.The tournament that will be held at the Theodosia Okoe Hockey Stadium is the 30th edition. The Telkom Ladies Hockey team has won the continental title cumulatively nine times with the last five being consecutive wins.Head coach Jos Openda, who has been with the team since 1989, thanked Telkom for its support that has enabled the team to continually grow.“We continue to conquer the Kenyan and African pitches because of Telkom’s unwavering support. We are energized and look forward to another opportunity to successfully defend our continental title in Accra,” Openda asserted.Members from the Telkom Ladies Hockey team currently make up 11 of the 20 main players on the Kenya National Ladies Hockey Team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more