Kingston College (KC) standout sprinter, Jhevaughn Matherson, one of the athletes on whom KC’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title ambitions to dethrone Calabar High School rests, is looking to clock fast times and help his school win the championship next month.Matherson has personal bests of 10.37 in the 100 metres and 20.97 over 200 metres.There was agony for KC last year when he aggravated an injury which forced him out of the Class Two boys’ 200m, as they eventually slumped to a 15.5-point loss to Calabar.This year, however, the athlete maintains he is eyeing nothing less than glory.”I know I am a champion, so it’s just my competitive drive that is my motivation,” he said.”There is always going to be major expectations, but season after season it gets better handling them. The main aim is to break 21.00 seconds in the 200m and go low 10 seconds in the 100m, 10.10 if possible, that’s the aim right now,” he assured in an interview.A fight for bragging rights and the prestigious Mortimer Geddes Trophy will again ensue from March 15-19 between four-time consecutive champions Calabar High and their bitter rivals KC inside the National Stadium.The Purples have won the title 31 times, Calabar High 24 and Jamaica College third with 21 titles.BETTING ON HIS TEAM”Calabar are incredible competitors, but I have to go with my school for this one. You can’t count out yourself,” stressed Matherson.He recently sizzled with a smooth 21.69 on return from injury in the Class One boys’ 200m at the Queens/Grace Jackson meet at the National Stadium.Many are contending that the Red Hills Road-based institution will cop title number 25 this year, but the sprinter says his school will be coming all out to stop them.”We are all confident, we think we can get it this year (win Champs), we are just motivating the younger guys and see if they can repeat what we the seniors do,” he outlined.The KC star stressed that people can expect “medals and possibly records”.
The midfielder found playing tough hard to come by and had to make a resort for a return to his former club which thrust him into prominence after sealing a move from Western Stima.Meanwhile, Batambuze makes a return to the Kenyan Premier League after one year, returning to the country after spending one year in Tanzania with Singida United. Batambuze moved to Tanzania in a mega-money deal from Tusker FC.Left back Shafik Batambuze in action for Tusker FC in a past match. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Talks are at an advanced stage with the two players and I have already received their release letters from their respective clubs. Because these are international transfers, we will wait till the window is opened to finalize. But more of less, we are almost done,” Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said.The arrival of the Ugandan will be a welcome relief for Gor and head coach Dylan Kerr especially after the departure of Godfrey Walusimbi who left for South African top side Kaizer Chiefs.The club had been on the pursuit of Rwandese Eric Rutanga from rayon Sport but sources intimate that the club was put off by the player’s huge asking price for both a sign on fee and salary.Meanwhile, the club has already initiated talks for a contract extension for goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch who has however not played for the last two months because of a shoulder injury.At the same, the club is set to land their hands on the 17th Kenyan premier League title on Sunday after their match against Mathare United in Kisumu on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna dribbles the ball during training at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 11, 2017.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – Champions elect Gor Mahia are set to complete the double swoop of midfielder Kenneth Muguna and Ugandan left-back Shafik Batambuze, way early ahead of the new season which kicks off last week of November.Muguna is set for a return to the club after an unsuccessful stint in Albania where he had moved to join his former boss Jose Marcelo Ferreira.