Humble Lion, led by a brace from striker Levaughn Williams, snatched the last semi-final position in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football competition with a 2-0 victory over Rivoli United at Effortville Community Centre in May Pen, Clarendon, yesterday.While Humble Lion will continue the fight for the title, defeat confirmed Rivoli United as one of two teams which have been relegated to their parish league.Williams fired his team into the last four with goals in the 13th and 78th minutes.Humble Lion finished fourth with 50 points. Promoted Portmore United (61) topped the standings ahead of Arnett Gardens (60) and Montego Bay United (59), the other three semi-final qualifiers.Cavalier Soccer Club is the other team that will not be in the RSPL next season, as they too were demoted following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Tivoli Gardens at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex on the last day.Andre McFarlane netted the all-important goal in the 17th minute.DEFENDER EJECTEDCavalier ended the game with 10 players after defender Jeffrey Grant received two yellow cards and was ejected in the 90th plus two minutes.Tivoli’s head coach Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey, who returned to the club two months ago with the club languishing in the relegation zone, said he did the job and will now focus on his music career.”I have accomplished the job of saving Tivoli from relegation. My main aim was to make certain Tivoli was safe for next season,” Bailey told The Gleaner.”Well, I have steadied the ship and have now officially retired from coaching and will focus on my music career,” the veteran entertainer emphasised.On the other hand, Cavalier’s head coach Rudolph Speid blamed missed chances for his team loss and relegation to next season’s KSAFA Super League.”We got chances, but did not score. They scored a soft goal, so we lost the game. We have been in the league for four years, so we’ll just have to come back,” Speid added.Yesterday’s ResultsTivoli Gardens 1 Cavalier SC 0UWI FC 2 FC Reno 1Waterhouse 3 Boys’ Town 0Portmore United 1 Arnett Gardens 3Montego Bay United 2 Harbour View 0Humble Lion 2 Rivoli United 0
PICTURED: Tony Elumelu the Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF); an African non-profit organization headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.(Photo Courtesy: AlphaGamma) Advertisement Technology and Business development hub; TechBuzz will on 10th February, 2018 host an event to help and guide startup entrepreneurs that want to participate in the 4th cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Outstanding African entrepreneurs who have startups or business ideas with the potential to grow are encouraged to apply.Ugandan startups that are willing to participate in the programme are invited to the TechBuzz event scheduled to take place this Saturday – considering that they had participated before winning themselves USD$5,000 a non returnable seed capital funding.The hub as told to this website, aims at bridging the incubation gap in the country and to create ways to overcome the barriers to employment, business sustainability, and social development caused by the immense gap underlying between innovation and investment in Uganda. Hosting this event, they’re trying to create more awareness, for startup entrepreneurs that are looking for funding.Some of the startup entrepreneurs at TechBuzz hub during their bi-weekly event dubbed; Fortnyt Series – are progressively structured Q&A panel discussions between the experienced panel to the audience starters, entrepreneurs, Innovators and Startups waiving the way to Starting up or growing. – Advertisement – As told to this website, the hub will help participants with application procedures, guide on the authenticity of the program while hosting some alumni beneficiaries, as well as have Q&A sessions that participants might have had about the programme.About the TEF Entrepreneurship ProgrammeIn 2015, Africa entrepreneur Tony Elumelu Founded the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program a 10 year initiative to help African startups with financing. Each year there are 1000 new qualifiers of the fund selected where each gets USD$5000 a non returnable seed capital funding.[related-posts]Those able to progress their businesses satisfactorily are eligible for a second stage convertible loan of another USD$5000.In conclusion, the foundation has so far invested in USD$10 million of which has been seed capital and aims to identify 10,000 startups in the course of the 10 year dedication of the program.Notably, through this business development programme, TEF provides training, mentoring, funding and network access to catalyze growth in Africa’s most under valued resource- its entrepreneurs.