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Tomas Trucha unveiled as AFC Leopards new coach

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Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side AFC Leopards have confirmed Tomas Trucha as their new head coach going into the new season.

“AFC Leopards are pleased to announce Thomas Trucha as our new head coach,” the club confirmed on their social media pages.

“The 47-year-old Czech Republic national is a Uefa PRO licensed coach. He will be assisted by Anthony Kimani who resumes his position after serving on a caretaker capacity.

“Join us in welcoming our newest member of the technical bench.”

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda also welcomed the new coach.

“We wanted an experienced hand in the technical bench and Trucha is our best choice.

“We will give him all the support he needs to make sure that he succeeds because our main target for the season is to make sure that we start winning titles.”

The Czech Republic tactician has officially taken charge of AFC Leopards, and will have Anthony Kimani as his assistant.

Trucha takes over from Rwandese coach Casa Mbungo, and his immediate target will be to lead the team to success especially in the league where they last won the league in 1998.

AFC Leopards league rivals, Gor Mahia have been dominant in the league, winning the last four titles consecutively. AFC Leopards are also without a Mashemeji Derby win against Gor Mahia since 2016.

Ingwe, will start their new KPL campaign on November 20 at home against Western Stima, before going up against league debutants Bidco United.

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Money Transfer; CBN Changes Rule on Remittance

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has changed its remittance rule. And now, Nigerians can receive money in the currency it was sent in. Janet Ogunkoya, a financial analyst joined us on News central Now to explain the benefit of the new development.

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Champions League: 6 African Youngsters Feature As RB Salzburg Defeat Lokomotiv Moscow

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It was a celebration of African football talents as Red Bull Salzburg took Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow to the cleaners on Tuesday.

The Austrian giants ran out 3-1 winners away from home against a hapless Lokomotiv Moscow side with one of the six Africans involved, Nigerian-German teenager, Karim Adeyemi getting on the scoresheet.

Salzburg in the game, featured Zambian 22-year old winger Enoch Mwepu, 20-year old Malian midfielder, Mohammed Kamara and his 21-year old compatriot, Sekou Koita.

Others were 22-year old Cameroonian Jerome Onguene, Patson Daka, a 22-year old Zambian international and 18-year old goalscorer Adeyemi.

Salzburg went into the game sure of their non-progression from the group stage after Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid sealed their places in the knockout stage.

The Austrian giants however needed the win to boost their chances of finishing in third place and earning a berth in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

Another that didn’t get to feature in the game was 22-year old Ghanaian midfielder, Majid Ashimeru.

Red Bull Salzburg are Austria’s biggest team and one with a rich talent pool. It has helped the rise of African talents in the past with some of them being Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara, Moussa Diakité and a host of others.

The team has a solid recruitment system in Mali and Senegal and has recently snapped up Zambians. Salzburg also has 18-year old Nigerian youngster, Tijani Kazeem who has been loaned out to Hartsberg, a club in the Austrian top flight.

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World Aids Day; Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic 2

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Dr Talabi Odunayo, and MD, Prettyhealth Care Ltd joined us on News Central Now as the world commemorates World Aids Day with the theme “Global solidarity, resilient services”.

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