Former England captain and QPR defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season. “I’m not fearful of retirement, I’m looking forward to it, I can see some good stuff hopefully happening ahead. “You get to a time where you start understanding your body and the strains playing football (is) putting your body through, going out and training every day.” The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United centre back, who has worked as a football pundit, expects to stay involved in football in some capacity and has begun his coaching badges. “I’ve done it for so many years, it’s what I love,” he added. “I will stay in football I’m sure in some capacity. I’ve signed to BT and stuff and I’ve done stuff with the BBC at the World Cup which I really enjoyed and it’s something I’m sure I will take up and do a bit more (of). “I’m doing my (coaching) badges as well and there are other bits and pieces outside of football.” Ferdinand was an unused substitute in last weekend’s loss to Liverpool and could be confined to the bench again for Monday’s match at home to Aston Villa. Adel Taarabt could be offered the opportunity to prove himself to Harry Redknapp after the pair’s public disagreement this week when the QPR boss accused the Morocco playmaker of being overweight. Defender Nedum Onuoha hopes to shake off a hamstring problem sustained against Liverpool, midfielders Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch could be fit again after recent hamstring trouble, but Alejandro Faurlin (knee) is a long-term injury absentee. :: Rio Ferdinand was speaking on The Jonathan Ross Show, which is broadcast on Saturday, October 25 at 2210 on ITV1. He appeared on the show alongside Lindsay Lohan, Russell Brand and Daniel Radcliffe. The 35-year-old told Jonathan Ross in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday evening that this season with Rangers will likely be his last. “I probably think the end of this season,” Ferdinand told The Jonathan Ross Show when asked about retirement. Press Association
Healthcare professionals at Paramakatoi in Region Eight are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new Radiology equipment from the Public Health Ministry (MPH), to boost the health services they offer locally.As published in Wednesday’s edition of this newspaper, the MPH has advertised for suitable companies to submit bids for the procurement of radiology equipment.Radiology equipment plays a vital role in hospitals, since it allows for radiologists to use an imaging technique called X-Ray to view the internal form of an object.Besides Paramakatoi, the Diamond Diagnostic Centre in Region Four is also expecting to receive this significant equipment. In the past, persons have been transferred from these locations to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) in order to be administered X-Ray tests. However, the machine at the GPHC has failed just recently, and persons have had to turn to private institutions for the necessary tests to be done. When the hospital was contacted to provide an update on the issue, personnel there were unable to so do.Nevertheless, Public Health Ministry’s Public Relations Officer Terrence Esseboom has noted that the project is indeed a timely one. Noting that the equipment is yet to be sourced, Esseboom said that bidding for the project will be done at the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board on June 12.
URA are still 4th on the table (File Photo)Startimes Uganda Premier League URA FC 1-1 Bul FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleFriday, 22-03-2019NAMBOOLE – URA FC missed a chance to move third on the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table following a 1-1 draw at home to Bul FC.In the only game played on Friday, the Tax Collectors raced into an early lead, with January signing Cromwell Rwomothio tapping in from close range.The former Paidha Black Angels Captain was in the right place at the right time as he converted 5 yards from goal after he was played in by a delicious Peter Lwasa low cross from the right inside the opening minute.URA looked to be up to the game and on 10 minutes, Patrick Mbowa saw a header off Said Kyeyune’s corner pushed away to safety by Hannington Ssebwalunyo in Bul’s goal.At the other end, the visitors had their first chance on at goal when Pierre Kambale rattled the wood-work off an out-swinging corner.The chances were coming thick and first as moments later, Lwasa ran through on goal, one on one with the keeper but it was Ssebwalunyo who came up on top, saving the striker’s effort which was bound for goal.Despite creating most of the opportunities in the first half, URA had to settle for only a one goal caution at the sound of the halftime whistle.In the second, BUL started imposing them selves was with Man of the Match, Yunus Sibira and Patrick Ssembuya taking charge of the midfield.BUL was once again denied by the woodwork when Ezekiel Katende’s ferocious strike rattled the crossbar in the 54th minute.At the hour mark, the visitors finally got their reward as Richard Wandyaka scored against his former employers to level matters.A fine delivery from Umaru Mukobe off a free kick down the right flank found Wandyaka unmarked in the area and he headed home past URA goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi.The two teams eventually settled for a draw in the end, the 12th for URA FC this season.The tax collectors remain 4th with 39 points after 23 rounds while BUL are still 5th with 36 points.Comments Tags: Bul FCTooro United StarTimes Uganda Premier LeaguetopURA FC