first_imgRoquan Smith’s mysterious absence came to an end Wednesday as the star linebacker returned to practice.But Smith’s status for Sunday’s game in London is less certain, even though he told reporters he will play. “He’s completely a personal issue,” Nagy said Monday. “It’s for us something that we’re going to leave at that right now.”When pushed for more information on Smith’s availability this week Nagy stood firm.”Personal issue,” he repeated. “I’m just going to say it was a personal issue. I’m not getting into anything else until… I’m just going to completely keep it at that.” Tyreek Hill injury update: Chiefs receiver (shoulder) to resume practice “We’ll see,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said.Smith was a surprise inactive just before Sunday’s win over the Vikings for a “personal issue,” and it was rumored he had not been acting like himself around the team facilities in recent days. Related News Kirk Cousins apologizes to wideout Adam Thielen after Week 4 misfires Derek Carr on Vontaze Burfict’s season-long ban: ‘I think that’s a little excessive’ Smith, a 2018 first-round pick of out of Georgia, has 145 tackles over 19 career games and entered Sunday with 24 tackles through the first three games of the season. He was seen standing on the sidelines in a sweatsuit as he watched Sunday’s game and left the stadium without speaking to reporters.”It’s something that’s in-house,” fellow linebacker Khalil Mack said Tuesday. “But at the same time, we know he’s going to get better and we look forward to him getting back out there with us.”Chicago will face Oakland in the first NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars fans shout their support to the team during the African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Ghana on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 4 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has asked fans to turn out in large numbers when the team takes on Tanzania’s Taifa Stars in the return leg of the African nations Championship (CHAN) first round return leg at Kasarani on Sunday evening.Referring to European champions Liverpool, Migne has asked the fans to fill up Kasarani and create a charging atmosphere especially after the Football Kenya Federation lowered gate charges for the tie to a flat rate of Sh100. “I would like the fans to come out and support us. Liverpool is a good example; They are the European champions but their fans are one of the best in the world. Every time they are with the team even when it’s difficult, I would like the same for us. I would like to see lots of fans and a full stadium if it’s possible,” the French tactician stated.Having picked up a 0-0 draw in the first leg in Dar es Salaam last weekend, Stars will need a win to go through to the second qualifying round against Sudan.A 0-0 draw will take the game to penalties while a scoring draw will see the Tanzanians go through.Migne is hopeful that his team, can find a good balance between offense and defense, to avoid conceding and ensure they score as well.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne looks at his clock during a training session at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on May 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I hope we will be able to win before penalties. We have worked on it, to try and develop a better offensive link up. It is not so bad and we have improved since 10 days ago. Now we have to confirm,” the tactician noted.He added; “It will be necessary to remain compact defensively but also to find a good balance offensively.”Meanwhile, midfielder Whyvonne Isuza has also urged fans to come out in large numbers and support the team, promising they will do their best.“When we played in Tanzania, whenever they attacked, their fans were always in their voices urging them on. We hope that we can also have the same at home. The 12th man will be very vital for us. We will go there and do our best and win,” Isuza added.Kenya has never qualified for the CHAN tournament but Migne is confident his side can pick up a result and push for a first ever qualification.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more