Chameleone Wants To Settle In Kenya

Uganda’s music sensation Jose Chameleone is “still warming up and looking forward” to moving to Kenya for good.

The Badilisha hit-maker, who during a recently trashed the Ugandan media for negative publicity that he is getting an is “aggressively irritated” by the way media in his home country report about him.

During a recent interview, Chameleone said that he still has plans of “relocating” to Kenya.

“When people chose to write or report only about your controversies than the good, it gets aggressively irritating. And that is what I am becoming. I hate it when I get misrepresented and Ugandan media is an expert at this. They misrepresent a lot of things,” said the singer.

He added: “It’s not that Kenyan media are ‘any different’ but I can handle that. But I am really getting tired with Uganda. And if I get extremely tired, I am coming to Kenya to settle. I love Kenya as my home and it will forever remain my home.”

Chameleone also advises artistes to respect laws governing their countries saying that “as long as art is a profession, you cannot break the laws because you are an artiste.”

-The Star

The best Mourinho quotes of Chelsea’s season

The best quotes of the past season from Jose Mourinho manager of new English Premier League champions Chelsea:

Chelsea fans

“At this moment it’s difficult to play at home because playing here is like playing in an empty stadium. When we scored was when I realised, ‘Woah, the stadium is full. Good.'”

Criticising Chelsea’s supporters for the lack of atmosphere during a 2-1 home win over Queens Park Rangers in November

Pressure on referees

“That’s a campaign, that’s a clear campaign. People, pundits, commentators, coaches from other teams, they react with Chelsea in a way they don’t react to other teams. They put lots of pressure on the referee and the referee makes a mistake like this. We lose two points, Fabregas earns a yellow card. In other countries where I worked before, tomorrow in the sports papers it would be a front-page scandal. Because it is a scandal.”

Mourinho hits out after Cesc Fabregas was booked for diving during a 1-1 draw at Southampton in December, for which he was fined £25,000 ($38,310, 34,900 euros) by the Football Association

52-year-old kid

“For me, it’s very important to feel that I’m a kid. Before the game I had the same feelings as my first final, I don’t know how many years ago. It’s important for me to feel the same happiness after the victory. It’s important for me to feel that I am a kid at 52 years old.”

After Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the League Cup final, ending Mourinho’s 914-day wait for silverware — the longest of his career

The price for Hazard

“Plus one of their three best players. £100 million for each leg, because he’s very young.”

In response to a question about whether £100 million would be enough for Real Madrid to sign their reported transfer target Eden Hazard

Arsenal rivalry

“Boring I think is 10 years without a title. That’s very boring. You support the club and you’re waiting, waiting, waiting for so many years without a Premier League title, so that’s very boring.”

Responding to chants of ‘Boring, boring Chelsea!’ during a 0-0 draw at Arsenal — who last won the league in 2004 — in April

Keeping the ball

“I ask myself if in the future, when I am a granddad and I am at home with my grandsons, and maybe the future of football is a beautiful green grass carpet without goals. And in that beautiful grass pitch the team with more ball possession wins the game. Because everybody says, ‘Oh, my team plays fantastically well, we had great ball possession.’ Good. ‘Oh, we build very well.’ Good. It looks like the goals are not there … Football started a few centuries ago and the objective was one, but now it looks like the objective is another one. For me, I am very simple in my analysis. Football is about putting the ball in the net of your opponent and stopping your opponent.”

On the modern obsession with possession

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Chelsea boss Mourinho plays down quadruple talk

Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea stars must ignore talk of a potential quadruple because it is virtually impossible to win all the major prizes.

Mourinho’s side will look to keep their challenge for the FA Cup on course when they face third tier Bradford at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round on Saturday and if, as expected, they advance to the last 16 there will be renewed talk of Chelsea hoovering up all four trophies.

The Blues are top of the Premier League, face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League second round and host Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final second leg next week after a securing a valuable 1-1 draw in the first leg.

But Chelsea manager Mourinho believes the inevitable fixture congestion that comes with long runs in the domestic cup competitions will prove an insurmountable hurdle.

“It’s very difficult,” Mourinho said. “A team that plays the League Cup final will have one game in the Premier League postponed. A team that plays the FA Cup semi-final will have a game postponed. A team that gets a draw in the FA Cup has to play another game.

“If a team is in all these competitions plus the European competition until the end of the season, there will arrive a moment in April, May where it will be so difficult that I would say almost impossible.”

Chelsea are bidding to win the FA Cup for a fifth time in nine years, but with the Liverpool clash and then a huge showdown against title rivals Manchester City looming next week, Mourinho will make several changes against Bradford.

“We have two knockout matches in three days, so after Tuesday we can be in four competitions or only two. Of course we want to try to be in all four,” Mourinho said.

“The third match is just a Premier League match, one of 38, and that is different. It doesn’t decide anything, but Bradford and Liverpool, yes. They decide if we are still in the competition.”

– Liverpool’s Heskey reunion –

Resurgent Liverpool, unbeaten in nine games in all competitions, face a reunion with former striker Emile Heskey when they welcome second-division Bolton Wanderers to Anfield.

The 37-year-old former England striker joined Bolton in December after a two-year spell with Australian club Newcastle Jets.

“Emile has been fantastic since he walked through the door,” said Bolton manager Neil Lennon, whose side are currently 15th in the Championship.

“He had a bit to prove when he came back here and he’s doing that. There’s plenty of football left in him and he’s been a big bonus for us.”

Manchester City also face Championship opposition in the form of Middlesbrough, while there are two all-Premier League ties, with Southampton entertaining Crystal Palace and Leicester City visiting Tottenham Hotspur.

Holders Arsenal, meanwhile, will approach their trip to second-division Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday with renewed vigour after an impressive 2-0 victory at Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend.

“For us the challenge is to turn up with the same spirit and show that we can be consistent with our attitude game by game,” said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

“In the FA Cup, god knows that is needed. We know that it will be another big challenge for us to go there and come home with a positive result.”

Wenger has revealed that German playmaker Mesut Ozil is likely to start at the Amex Stadium as he steps up his rehabilitation following a three-month absence with a knee injury.


Saturday (1500 GMT unless otherwise stated):

Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion, Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City (1245 GMT), Cardiff City v Reading, Chelsea v Bradford City, Derby County v Chesterfield, Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers (1730 GMT), Manchester City v Middlesbrough, Preston North End v Sheffield United, Southampton v Crystal Palace, Sunderland v Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City


Aston Villa v Bournemouth (1500 GMT), Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal (1600 GMT), Bristol City v West Ham United (1400 GMT)

Monday (2000 GMT):

Rochdale v Stoke City

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