Jacobs O. Seaman

jacobs.seaman@newtimes.co.rw

Kwese Sport to bring back ESPN to Africa

American sports broadcaster ESPN is ending its termination of service to Africa early next year after entering a broadcast rights agreement with Econet Media’s Kwesé Sport. ESPN pulled their ESPN and ESPN Classic channels from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East three years ago. ESPN...

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Can Uganda shake off qualifier jinx?

AFCON QUALIFIERSRecord seven-time champions Egypt and first-time qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, with Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, Zimbabwe and hosts Gabon among 10 countries who have booked places at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. This weekend will define the final six. SATURDAYC...

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Ireland to shock France

Euro QUARTER FINALS SATURDAY SWISS 2-1 POLAND 3pm The first of the eight quarter final games will pit two sides playing in the knockout phase of European championship for the first time. But while Switerland have been lively, Poland have looked anything but abysmal. Robert Lewandowski is yet to...

Saturday, June 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Belgium to finally give us the goals

Euro 2016 By press time, this was turning out to be one of the worst Euros ever for those who love goals. Only 34 goals had been scored at the time of writing this, an average of a goal every 48 minutes. At 1.83 goals per game, the average is the lowest since 1968 when seven were scored in five...

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Big guns to open with decent accounts

Euro 2016 The European Championship kicked off yesterday with hosts France taking on Romania, a game I expect them to have won. SATURDAYSwitzerland 2-1 ALBANIA 3pm Loyalties will be divided in this fascinaing Group A clash in which, for the first time in the European Championship, brothers on...

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Atleti to win Champions League

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Atletico 2-1 REAL The imposing Giuseppe Meazza stadium in San Siro, Milan, might be a nightmare place to visit for some teams, but Real Madrid will always feel they top the list. If anything, Real Madrid should be considering themselves the worst visitors to San Siro in football...

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Curtain falls on season, Van Gaal

Leicester City beat the odds and left many with eggs on their face en route to writing history by winning the title. Tottenham Hotspur, their only challenger until last week, also turned tables on their fortunes and will finish second. Last season’s champions Chelsea won another title: for...

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Misery for LVG as Boro bounce back

SATURDAYNorwich 2-1 MAn UTD 1.45pm Manchester United have two crucial fixtures that will determine Louis van Gaal’s future at Carrington. First, a lunchtime duel today at relegation candidates Norwich City, who will go down with a loss. United are without suspended Fellaini and will hope to...

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Foxes history as Magpies bow down

SATURDAY STOKE 1-1 SUNDERLAND 4pm With just four games left, Sunderland, who are 17th in the table, will look to take a step closer to top-flight safety in their away match with 10th-placed Stoke City today. The Black Cats have been playing their best football in entire season, while Stoke have...

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: It's the champagne moment

SATURDAYNORWICH 1-2 SUNDERLAND 1.45pmThe battle for survival. The Canneries will have only four games and a lot to reflect on their survival chances after this game regardless of the result. But woe unto them if the Black Cats, on 27 points with a game to spare, return home with all three points....

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Foxes inch closer to title as rivals falter; Barca too good to be Real

SATURDAY VILLA 0-4 CHELSEA 2.45pm Diego Costa has had his ban extended to three games and will miss this tie at bottom side Aston Villa, who are managerless after sacking Remi Garde. Villa have virtually given in to their fate and must already be looking for life in the Championship next season....

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Toffees to frustrate Arsenal as City eye 'Fellaini scalp'

SATURDAYEVERTON 2-2 ARSENAL 2.45pm FA Cup: Knocked out by Watford. Champions League: knocked out by Barcelona. What next? Fight for Premier League title. The story of Arsenal. But it can’t come any tighter seeking to bounce back from the defeats with a tough trip to Merseyside. Arsenal are...

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Foxes, Spurs to pull clear of Arsenal

SATURDAY NORWICH 0-2 MAN CITY 2.45pm Manchester City are 10 points behind leaders Leicester with 10 games to play. They believe they can still overturn that deficit as they did in 2012 and 2014 but with Leicester showing no sign of strain, City will have to rely on their own now. They must tuck...

Saturday, March 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Spurs to compound Wenger’s misery

SATURDAY SPURS 2-0 ARSENAL 2.45pm #WengerOut. The hash tag is no longer harsh. Gunners have justification, for in Wenger, they no longer trust, but rust. Last week’s reverse result at home to Swansea has opened the criticism and it will be interesting to see if Wenger will remain in charge...

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Amavubi to sting Elephants as Merseysiders celebrate

CHAN SATUDAY RWANDA 2-0 I COAST 3pm This is a tricky tie for the hosts after limping for quiet some time. But recent results, including the performance in CECAFA tournament, should give Amavubi Stars a reason to believe in themselves. I have a strong feeling that the Elephants will be at the...

Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Cup flavour serves agony to EPL sides

FA CUP WYCOMBE     2-0    VILLA                 2.45pm Aston Villa boss Remi Garde is yet to win a game. Although staying in the Premier League should be his priority, he won’t get...

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Exit door hangs open

BOXING DAY Stoke 2-2 MAN UTD 2.45pm Twice I entered the above prediction, and each time the first score inadvertently went 3. 3-2 to Stoke. Probably the kind of thing many Man United fans want now, for, in such a result, lies manager Louis van Gaal’s fate. The Dutch tactician will visit...

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Chelsea, Man United set for draw

MONDAY CHELSEA 0-0 MAn UTD 7.30pm By the time this fixture comes around, Guus Hiddink will have had his first game and assessed the nature of the crop of players he has inherited from Jose Mourinho. Most probably, the man in the technical area of the visiting side will not be Louis van Gaal but...

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Tinkerman in Mourinho’s way

SATURDAY NORWICH     0-2    EVERTON  2.45pm Merseysiders Everton squandered a home game and drew to Crystal Palace last weekend and will want to make amends away to Norwich. Currow Road might not be the best place to travel to, but in Romelu Lukaku’s...

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 12:00 AM

THE PREDICTOR: Manchester sides face ‘Harm’ and Stoke

SATURDAY STOKE 2-1 Man CITY 2.45pm Manchester City will travel to Britannia Stadium, a place where they struggle to cope with the host’s hard tackling game. The bad news for Manuel Pellegrini is that key striker Sergio Aguero is a major doubt for the game even though playmaker David Silva...

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12:00 AM