Robert L. Ashcraft, 85, of Indianapolis, formerly of Milan, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 at Marquette Health Care in Indianapolis. Bob was born Sunday, December 3, 1933 in Aurora, the son of Glendon and Augusta (Windhorst) Ashcraft. He married Marilyn Grathwohl February 7, 1959 and she survives. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. He served his country in the U. S. Army. He worked for Fernald’s quality assurance department, was a member of the Milan Lions Club and Milan American Legion Post #235. He was an avid reader and enjoyed golf.Bob is survived by his wife Marilyn of Indianapolis; daughter Lori (Nathan) Nickell of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Nikki (Rich) Phillips, David Ashcraft, Aften Ashcraft and Kelly (Anthony) Brock; and great grandchildren: Kinley, Jack and David Brock. He was preceded in death by his parents; son David Ashcraft; brothers: Howard and Clayton Ashcraft; and sister Verna “Mickey” Heller.Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11 AM Saturday, September 21, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 213 W Ripley Street, Milan, IN 47031 with Father Stanley Pondo officiating. Private family burial will follow the Mass. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him after the Mass in the Fellowship Hall. Memorial contributions may be given in honor of Bob to St. Vincent Hospice, Marquette Health Care or Milan Lions Club. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031 (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Press Association Colombia forward Victor Ibarbo has signed for Watford on a season-long loan from Roma. Watford said on their official website: “Colombian international Victor Ibarbo has signed for Watford on a season-long loan, the Hornets are delighted to confirm.” Guedioura had two loan spells at Watford last season and returns on a permanent basis from Crystal Palace after signing a three-year deal. The Algeria international joined Oulare at the Hornets after the Belgium Under-21 international agreed a five-year deal from Club Brugge. Guedioura made 17 appearances and scored three goals in Watford’s promotion-winning campaign last term. Oulare came through the academy ranks at Lille in France before moving to Brugge in 2013, where he scored nine goals in 39 appearances. Midfielder Miguel Layun earlier joined Porto on a season-long loan from Vicarage Road. The Mexico international joined the Hornets in January, helping them to promotion to the top flight, but now could be in Champions League action with Porto. Ibarbo joined midfielder Adlene Guedioura and 19-year-old Belgian striker Obbi Oulare in moving to Vicarage Road on transfer deadline day. The 25-year-old has spent seven months with Roma, having previously played for Cagliari.
The Belgian tactician will lead Rwandese giants Rayon Sports on Sunday evening when they take on Gor at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo in Kigali, Rwanda in their first Group D match of the CAF Confederation Cup.“I have followed Gor Mahia and their progress and they are a very tough team. They have a squad that has been together for four or five seasons and they have become very solid. It will not be an easy match against them and I have told my players that,” Minnaert told Capital Sport from his base in Kigali.Ivan Minnaert“This is a battle of East African teams which have almost a similar style of football and it will make things even tougher,” he added.Starting their campaign at home though, Rayon who are also making their maiden appearance in the group stages of the Confederation Cup have vowed to kick start their campaign with a win.“We have to start well because we want to excel in this competition. Obviously Sunday will be tough because both teams want to begin on a high, but we have the advantage since we are at home. We have to put a marker on our campaign and that means a win,” the Belgian further stated.-Key players racing for fitness-Ivan Minnaert in training.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.However, the tactician is worried that some of his key players are facing a race to be fit for the clash, but remains optimistic he will have some of them available.“Against a team like Gor, you always want to field the strongest team. It is a small worry but possibly we can have some of them back,” the coach noted.Minnaert just recently signed a new contract with the club after guiding them to their first ever Confederation Cup group stage appearance having taken over on interim basis in February.He is out to ensure the club leaves a mark on continental football and he is optimistic that they can get off the group if they put in a shift of hard work.“It is a possibility but from a very tough group. Gor Mahia and Yanga are tough regional rivals and it will not be easy both home and away. USM Alger are an experienced side and their strength is known having played at this stage before,” the coach further noted.Rwandan champions Rayon Sports FC.Rayon, who contribute a huge chunk of players to the Rwandese national team, dropped to the Confederations Cup after losing to South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the Champions League first round.They are currently third in the Rwanda Premier League standings on 35 points out of 18 matches, three points behind leaders AS Kigali. They have not lost over their last five games picking three wins and two draws.Their last league tie was against 12th placed Kirehe where they came from a goal down to draw 1-1. At home in the Confederation Cup, they beat Mozambican side Costa De Sol 3-0 in the play-off round and advanced despite a 2-0 loss away.Their last loss in the league was against arch rivals APR in February. That was their first loss at home in three years, the last time having tasted defeat at their Nyamirambo pitch being in September 2015 when they lost to AS Kigali.They went on to pick a run of 37 matches without losing at home, drawing 11 of those. They have conceded 19 goals from those 37 games.“We have had a strong record at home and definitely that is what we will rely on and we want to continue the tradition,” coach Minnaert noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former AFC Leopards head coach Ivan Minnaert in a past KPL match-PHOTO/ RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 4- On March 6, 2016, he famously broke Gor Mahia’s Kenyan Premier League unbeaten run with a 1-0 win at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani courtesy of a Lamin Dialo goal, a result that consequently led to former head coach Frank Nuttall leaving the club.But when Ivan Minnaert meets K’Ogalo two years later, this time with a different employer, he knows only too well chances of him finishing the 90 minutes on a celebratory mood might be minimal as he admits he faces a tougher opponent.