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Ex-Tusker assistant named Nairobi Stima boss

first_img0Shares0000St. Anthony’s Kitale head coach George Owoko gestures from the touchline during their Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) game in Eldoret on July 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 22 – Former Tusker and Bandari FC assistant coach George Owoko has been named as the new Naiorbi Stima head coach on a two-year deal after the exit of Ibrahim Shikanda and his assistant Fred Ambani following their failure to secure Kenyan Premier League promotion.Shikanda announced after the final game of the season a fortnight ago that he would not be continuing in his role as the club’s head coach following their 4-1 thumping by KCB while Ambani followed suit in exiting the club. Owoko whose most recent duty was with the St. Anthony’s High School team at the National School Games in Eldoret took charge of his first session on Monday morning.“I will have like nine days with the team to assess the players so that I know what we need for the new season before we break for the post-season rest. I had the first session today and hopefully we can work well for the remaining days and plan for the new season,” Owoko told Capital Sport.-Throw chanceStima finished fourth in the National Super League after throwing away a chance of earning both automatic promotion and a play-off slot following a series of bad results over their last four games.Shikanda speaking after the KCC match was an angered man blaming his players for the failure to push for promotion while sources intimate the technical bench and the management were not speaking on the same wavelength.Owoko meanwhile is looking forward to help the team earn promotion and says he is ready for the task.“Shikanda and Ambani did a very good job while with the club and I would like to continue from where they left. I am ready for this challenge and my target is to help the team get promotion to the KPL next season,” Owoko said.The tactician worked under Paul Nkata at Tusker FC helping the club to a memorable league and cup double before following him to Bandari where he also worked as an assistant coach.-School gamesThe 40-year old has majorly been working for schools and won the 2018 Copa Cocacola Championship with St. Anthony’s in Eldoret while his senior team finished third. He also led Barding High School to their maiden school games title in 2016.At Nairobi Stima, he will be assisted by former Kakamega Homeboyz defender Evans Mafuta who joins in after guiding Eldoret Youth to their maiden National Super League promotion.“He is a person I know since he played for me when I was coaching at Homegrown and I trust in his abilities,” Owoko said of his assistant.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Kia Niro EV Test Drive Notes From Abroad

Sources: Korea Times, Yonhap News Agency Hyundai Kona Electric Compared To Kia Niro EV: Video The new best-selling EV in Korea appears to be a solid option for green car seekers.The Kia Niro EV launched about a month ago in Korea and 976 copies were moved there in August. The new, small CUV has surpassed Hyundai’s IONIQ in Korean sales for the month. Both vehicles are highly efficient, and Kia believes this is the primary selling point. But, the Niro EV offers more practicality than Hyundai’s electric hatch.Related Stories: Reporters for Korea Times recently completed a 100 km testing trip in the Niro EV and were happy to share its merits. Overall, it’s a good choice for families despite its small footprint. The car offers adult-friendly rear seats and respectable cargo volume. In addition, it comes standard with a long list of advanced safety technologies, including smart cruise control, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and forward collision avoidance. It also comes at a very reasonable price.The Niro EV finds its power from a 64-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. According to Korea Times, it’s rated at some 385 km per charge. It can be charged to 80-percent capacity in just under an hour via a 100 kW fast charger. In terms of efficiency, Kia says it travels 5.3 km/kWh. During this recent test drive, the reporters averaged 5.4 km/kWh over 100 km.While the Niro EV isn’t a racer, its 206.5 horsepower rating and light weight mean it accelerates fine for most daily driving and is adequate on the freeway. The test driver recorded a 7.8-second zero-to-100 km acceleration time and also reported that the car is agile and corners well. Regenerative braking can be dialed up and down using steering-wheel-mounted paddles, which offer four different levels of regen.Inside, the Niro EV boasts a well-laid out cockpit and user-friendly technology. While the cabin materials were said to be high-quality, surfaces are a mix of soft-touch and hard plastics, which is typical of many vehicles in the class.Kia and Hyundai have started on the fast track to a wide palette of upcoming electric vehicle development and production. While it seems the automakers won’t be producing the cars in high volume at first, steps are surely being taken in the right direction. Kia Motors Executive Vice President Kwon Hyug-ho shared:By 2025, Kia Motors will release five hybrid cars, five plug-in hybrid EVs, five EVs and one fuel-cell EV to consolidate its status in the eco-friendly car market.According to Kia, 8,500 orders have already been placed for the Niro EV. The automaker has confirmed that it will be coming to the U.S. soon. However, no official timeframe has been revealed. Bjorn Drives Kia Niro EV 310 Miles On A Charge Source: Electric Vehicle News Kia Niro EV Now On Sale In Korea, Europe Next, Then U.S. In Early 2019 6 photos Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 14, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News read more