The one who was president of Real Valladolid in 1983, Pedro San Martín López, died this Friday at 85 years of age due to a fall, as reported in an official statement ‘Bodegas de Alberto’, the company he presided over, as reported by EFE. As president, San Martín lasted only three months, just the summer ones, those of the signings, a time when together with Ramón Martínez, then blanquivioleta technical secretary, the club took over the Hiring of Cendoya, Sala, Moyano, Aracil, Peña, Fonseca and Jesús Ángel López. Later, after winning Real Sociedad 4-1, he resigned on September 20, 1983 and was named Mariano Hernández, provisionally, before Gonzalo Alonso de Paz assumed, again, three more years after having been president already between 1978 and 1982.It must be remembered, however, that the transfers of the team that he won the League Cup in 1984 they were under the presidency San Martín. Later García Traid would be dismissed, replaced by Fernando Redondo, in a campaign that ended with More lifting the only title of the blanquivioletas in their history.Real Valladolid also joined the mourning after the death of Pedro San Martín López. “From the club we send to his relatives and close friends our most sincere condolences,” wrote the Pucelana entity late on Friday. Pedro San Martín, President number 17 of the entity now chaired by Ronaldo Nazario, assumed the post of president three months at the head of a new board of directors, on June 23, 1983, after the resignation of the previous president Manuel Esteban Casado, who had ceased his office on May 5 and therefore had opened the electoral process that it would end San Martín as the top president, an adventure that would not last long.
Tags: top FIFA World Cup qualifierUganda 1-0 EgyptOkwi wheels away in celebration after scoring the priceless goal against Egypt. Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–An unlikely empty Namboole Stadium did little to dampen the spirit of Uganda Cranes as they made home advantage count with a priceless 1-0 win over record African champions Egypt in a Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier Thursday.Tanzania-based striker Emmanuel Okwi scored the solitary goal six minutes into the second half after the Pharaohs had failed to clear their lines following a Faruku Miya corner kick.Egypt had a goal ruled out for offside when Muhamed Salah crossed for Hassan Mohmoud who flicked the ball past the steady gloves of Africa’s top-ranked goalkeeper Denis Onyango but the Egyptian celebration was cut short with the waving flag of the assistant referee, who adjudged on-rushing Soliman Mohmoud to have interfered with play from an offside position.That half time escape would prove crucial and Uganda made the most of it later having laboured and in the opening half although they did enough to contain the much heralded Pharaohs.The only clear cut chance Uganda had in the first half came courtesy of Okwi who connected first-time on the volley with a Joseph Ochaya long pass only for legendary Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary to parry the ball out of danger.Coming into the top of Group E clash, Egypt had not lost to Uganda since 1965 and were highly fancied to make the most of their professionals such as English based duo of Mohammed Salah of Lvierpool and El Neny of Arsenal count.But fame is one thing, Namboole is another. The Egyptian learnt this the hard way and if they had taken Uganda for granted prior, given even their late arrival for the match, they will be slapping themselves in the face and doing thorough post-mortem.The huff and puff and scoreless half time appeared to have awakened Egyptian Coach Hector Cuper out of his reverie as he realised Cranes were never to be taken for granted even after the departure of Milutin Sredojevic Micho just a month ago.Cuper, who made his name with Spanish side Valencia 16 years ago, made an immediate change at the start of the second half, throwing in Ahmed Ramadan Sohbi for the ineffective Hassan Mohmoud, but before his tactical change could sniff at the bumpy Namboole pitch, Uganda had taken the lead on 52 minutes.Egypt made a further two substitutions in the second half with Saliman Mohmoud and Terek Ahmed both coming off and replaced by Ahmed Amir and Salah Salah, respectively but could not inspire the Pharaohs to getting the elusive goal as Uganda stood firm in defence.“It was a difficult game on a poor pitch but we can go home and work on our mistakes so that we win the return leg on Tuesday.” said Egyptian coach Hector Cuper after the game.Uganda’s interim coach Moses Basena was full of praise for his players after the win.“All i can say is that am proud of the boys because we came into this game with several of them not having enough playing time but they got the result against a formidable opponent,” said Basena, who took over in interim role together with Fred Kajoba in the wake of Micho’s decision to wake out on Cranes.Basena and Kajoba were assistants to the Serbian.“We highly believe we can qualify for the world cup and today’s result will inspire us to go to Port Alexandria and fight for at least a point,” added Basena, who only last week appointed Express tactician Matia Lule and former Cranes inspirational skipper and defender Ibrahim Sekagya to his backroom staff.Uganda will now travel to Egypt for the return fixture on Tuesday before completing the campaign with games at Congo Brazzavile and Ghana (at home) in October.Egypt are now second on the log in Group E with six points, one behind leader Uganda. Congo Brazzaville, who are yet to pick a point, play Ghana away on Friday before they lock horns next week in Brazzaville. Ghana only has one point earned at home against Cranes.Starting line ups.Uganda.18. Denis Onyango(GK) captain14. Nicholas Wadada15. Godfry Walusimbi04. Murushid Juuko05. Isaac Isinde16. Hassan Wasswa08. Khalid Aucho17. Farook Miya07. Emmanuel Okwi11. Derrick Nsibambi02. Joseph OchayaEgypt.01. Essam El-Hadary07. Ibrahim Ahmed06. Ahmed Hegazi05. Rabia Ramy13. Abouzeid Mohamed08. Hamed Tarek17. Mohamed Elneny19. Bekhit Abdallah10. Mohamed Salah21. Hassan Mohmoud11. Soliman MohmoudUganda’s substitutions.Kizito Luwaga for Farooq Miya. Geofry Sserunkuma for Emmanuel Okwi.Isaac Muleme for Joseph Ochaya .Comments