Football News Mancini determined to rekindle Italy’s love affair with football

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Milan: Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the low of their World Cup fiasco.The former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss was appointed in May after the four-time winners’ shock failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.Mancini’s job will be to rebuild a new and vibrant side going into the European Championship in two years’ time and heading towards the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.Also Read | Asia Cup: 15 Interesting Stats and Facts of Asia’s biggest cricketing event The Nations League—in which Italy will also be up against European champions Portugal in Group 3 — will have an impact on seeding for Euro 2020.And the 53-year-old has insisted that a key to his strategy was to bring in new blood after the departure of several veterans, including iconic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, in the wake of Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat to Sweden last November.Buffon’s exit has opened the way for 19-year-old AC Milan ‘keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. “We’re a great group, very young,” said Donnarumma at the team’s Coverciano training centre near Florence.“We’re determined to bring Italian football back where it deserves to be. It’s our duty.” Italy have plummeted to an all-time low of 21st in the FIFA rankings.They were eliminated in the group stage at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, although they fared better at the European Championship, reaching the final in 2012 and the quarter-finals in 2016.Read More | Jose Mourinho behind my England call-up, says Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw But Mancini said he wanted to “try something different” and focus on youth, with four uncapped players including Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo, who is 19 and has yet to start in a Serie A game.‘Strong message’ -Italy’s under-21 side reached the semi-finals of the 2017 UEFA Under-21 Championship, while the under-20s finished third at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017.And Mancini called on the coaches of Serie A squads to give younger players more playing time to build on this potential.“There have never been fewer Italians playing the game,” said Mancini. “Our use of Italians has never been so low, so we have to try something different. That’s why I’ve called up certain players,” he said.“We’re trying to send a strong message from Coverciano. We’re convinced that those who play well at youth level can do so even at a higher level.Read More | Emirates jet lands in New York with 10 ill passengers “At this historic moment there are not many Italian players playing on a consistent basis. Because of this, we have included many young players to increase the number of players so we can get to know them better.” One of Mancini’s first decisions on being appointed last May was also to recall controversial striker Mario Balotelli, for the first time since the 2014 World Cup.The Nice striker scored in his first game—a 2-1 friendly win over Saudi Arabia—but Mancini’s next two friendlies were a 3-1 defeat to World Cup winners France and 1-1 draw with the Netherlands.As well as 28-year-old Balotelli, Italy’s strike options also include Lazio forward Ciro Immobile, 28, Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa, 20, and Juventus’s Federico Bernardeschi, 24.Veteran Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini, 34, returns to the squad for the first time since Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat.Poland, unlike Italy, were at the World Cup but were eliminated in the group stage, and have attacking quality in Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski and Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.After Poland, Italy play Portugal—competing without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo—in Lisbon on September 10. last_img read more

UDFA GT Beer final

first_imgBotofago crush Net Rockers 4-1 in New Year’s Day finalBy Joe ChapmanSTUNNING double strikes by Donovan Francis and Shane Haynes helped Botofago crush Net Rockers 4-1 to lift the Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA) GT Beer yearend football championship.With the win, Botofago carted off $1.2M, the bragging rights and a trophy, all on the first day of the year leaving Net Rockers with $600 000.The final saw Net Rockers start well, threatening as early as the 4th minute. A headed conversion from a corner called to action the Botofago keeper Wayne Wilson.Two minutes later the Rockers again looked positive but the Botofago custodian came out bravely to quell the anxiety of the large crowd on hand.By then the concentration was in the middle by the Rockers where Botofago had much to do to keep out the offensive forays which were being created.In the 10th minute, however, it was Botofago who got first on the score sheet when forward Donovan Francis, later named the Most Valuable Player, found the back of the net.He outran his marker before darting inside the box, where he dribbled two defenders before placing the shot to the far post away from the flailing hands of the Rockers goalkeeper, Ryan Rose, for that 1-0 advantage.As the goal rocked the back of the net, the Rockers were unable to organise themselves.Within two minutes of the opener, the Botofago side were again on the score sheet, this time through a Shane Haynes goal which came off a cross from his brother Jamal.In the 15th minute the Rockers goalkeeper Rose made a good save from a shot from outside the 18-yard box after a free kick was won by Botofago.By now the Rockers right winger Clarence Huggins was trying his desperate best to harass the Botofago left wing-back constantly, but a number of his crosses were not met by his fellow strikersAt one time, as Huggins made his way down the right wing he was confronted by a triangle of defenders which made it difficult for him to get off a shot.Huggins, however, got a cross to Orande Wills in the 32nd minute, only to see Wills’ shot fly over the crossbar. He then created space for Denzil Pryce to slip through in the centre, with Pryce making good of the chance and the half ending 2-0After play resumed Net Rockers had two early chances which they could not put away.However, Botofago would increase their lead through Francis, this time a cross from the left by Jamal Haynes as the Rockers goalkeeper could not grab in the middle.Rose was caught on top the penalty area when Francis slapped past him into an open goal for a 3-0 lead in the 61st minute.Three minutes adrift, another play down the left flank would see the Rockers goalkeeper bring off a nice save.Net Rockers again pressed for their second goal by the 69th minute as they attacked from inside left, only to see a good clearance from the defence.Shane Haynes scored the team’s fourth to complete the rout while Shane Luckie scored a consolation goal for Rockers in the 78th minute.The third-place playoff game saw Eagles United win by a 2-1 margin over Silver Shattas thanks to a brace by Kendolph Lewis in the 60th and 90+1 minutes.Eagles can now soar with their $300 000 third-place win after producing that come-from-behind victory in which Shattas Dexter Garraway opened the game’s scoring in the 6th minute.Botofago’s Francis won for himself as MVP a motorbike which was donated by Mayor of Linden Carwyn Holland. Other individual prizes won were the Best Goalkeeper by Botofago’s Dwayne Wilson and Best Defender Floyd Headley also of Botofago.last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgA change to the waiver was recommended by a working group in February that would mirror the one-time exception and go into effect this year. That was before college sports were shut down and thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic.NCAA-LAWSUITNCAA sued for gender-based violenceUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA is facing a federal lawsuit accusing the organization of failing to address gender-based violence by male athletes against female students at colleges and universities.The suit was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Michigan. Plaintiffs in the suit include women who have been athletes at Michigan State, Nebraska and an unidentified America East school. Other plaintiffs have been students at Michigan State or Nebraska. PGA-EXEMPTIONSPGA players to retain exemptionsUNDATED (AP) — The PGA Tour has issued a memo to its members saying players exempt for this season will keep the same status for the 2020-21 season that is scheduled to start in September. However, players can earn a higher ranking after this shortened season.The memo to outline the changes was another step in the tour trying to figure out what’s equitable in a season that will be without 13 previously scheduled events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The decision will prevent anyone competing in the Korn Ferry Tour to graduate to the PGA Tour. The circuit says it will resume its season without fans present starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. The premier Cup Series will then race three more times in a 10-day span, beginning with one more at Darlington before two outside Charlotte, North Carolina.NASCAR’s revised schedule goes only through May and has a pair of Wednesday Cup races, fulfilling fans’ longtime plea for midweek events.The first race is scheduled for Darlington, NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway, followed by a second race at the 70-year-old, egg-shaped oval track three days later. Charlotte Motor Speedway will then host the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24 to mark 60 consecutive years the longest race on the NASCAR schedule will be held on Memorial Day weekend. The track in Concord, outside NASCAR’s home base of Charlotte, will then host a Wednesday race three days later. There will also be lower-tier Xfinity and Trucks series races at the two tracks.The North Carolina governor has said the Charlotte races can be held as long as health conditions in the area do not deteriorate.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR to resume season May 17 without spectatorsUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR has set a date to green flag its Cup season. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-WAKE FOREST-FORBESWake Forest turns to ETSU’s Forbes as men’s basketball coachWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach.The hiring comes less than a week after the school fired Danny Manning.Forbes is coming off a five-year run at ETSU that ended with a 30-win season and the Southern Conference Tournament championship before the NCAA Tournament was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. He went 130-43 in his time with the Buccaneers, winning at least 24 games each year while also winning the league tournament in 2017 to reach the NCAA Tournament. — The Bengals have released quarterback Andy Dalton, clearing the way for reigning Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow to lead a team that remade itself in the draft. Dalton set several Bengals passing records in his nine seasons and led the team to a club-record five straight playoff berths without winning a postseason game. Coach Zac Taylor benched Dalton for three games last season, an indication his time in Cincinnati was finished. Burrow was taken first overall in the draft last week.— The Giants have picked up the fifth-year options for tight end Evan Engram and safety Jabrill Peppers, thus extending their rookie contracts through the 2021 season. Engram has made 25 starts and 34 appearances overall in three seasons, catching 153 passes for 1,766 yards and 12 touchdowns. Peppers was acquired in March of last year in the trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns.— Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he tested negative for the coronavirus two weeks after announcing he had been diagnosed with COVID-19. Miller tweeted that he got his results Thursday. Miller went public with his diagnosis on April 16. He said he wanted to show that the virus could affect anybody, even someone such as a young, world-class athlete in tip-top shape. Miller, who has asthma, was under the care of Broncos team doctors and quarantined at his Denver area home over the last two weeks.— Seahawks general manager John Schneider said starting linebacker K.J. Wright underwent offseason shoulder surgery and is unsure of the timeline of when he’ll be healthy. Wright finished the 2019 regular season with a career-high 132 total tackles and didn’t miss a game.— NFL Players Association President JC Tretter is calling for a re-examination of a portion of the labor agreement with the league affecting disability coverage for former players. Tretter, a center with the Cleveland Browns, succeeded Eric Winston as union president earlier this year. Tretter wants the NFLPA’s executive board and the leadership of former players to come together to discuss some offsets in the collective bargaining agreement narrowly approved by the players in March. The language the overall union membership voted on is not the same as what wound up in the deal that runs through the 2030 season. SOCCER-FIFA SCANDALTwo financial institutions settle in FIFA scandalNEW YORK (AP) — An Israeli bank and its Swiss subsidiary have agreed to pay over $30 million for their role in conspiring to launder more than $20 million in kickbacks to soccer officials.They are the first financial institutions implicated in the FIFA scandal to reach a resolution with U.S. prosecutors. According to the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, the institutions will forfeit $20.73 million and pay a fine of $9.33 as part of a non-prosecution agreement.The scheme took place through the banks’ Miami branch from 2010-15, with many of the payments tied to marketing rights for the Copa America.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 UNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have exercised their fifth-year option on Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’), ensuring their star quarterback will be under contract for at least two more seasons.But general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid are hoping to reach a long-term deal with the reigning Super Bowl MVP by the start of training camp. The contract could last four or five years and make Mahomes the first player in NFL history to make at least $40 million per season.Mahomes has completed almost 66% of his passes for 9,412 yards, 76 touchdowns and just 18 interceptions since being taken with the 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft.If the Chiefs are unable to sign Mahomes to a long-term deal, he would be due a base salary of $25 million for the 2021 season.In other NFL news:center_img Associated Press May 1, 2020 — Hungarian Grand Prix organizers say spectators won’t be allowed at this year’s Formula One race if it goes ahead. The race is planned for Aug. 2 but Formula One officials are rewriting the 2020 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations and postponements. Hungarian race officials announced their plan after the government banned large gatherings through Aug. 15. F1 chairman Chase Carey says the season could start July 5 with the Austrian GP. He hopes 15-18 races can take place beginning in Europe before moving to Eurasia, Asia and the Americas.— The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for August in Switzerland has been canceled. Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August. The tournament in the Swiss Alps was scheduled for Aug. 27-30. Organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.— The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards. Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie in what’s being called “The Ultimate Garden Clash.” Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France, and the event will be streamed on social media. Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes.— This year’s Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled. Little League President Stephen Keener said it would be “impossible” to hold the events amid ongoing restrictions on large gatherings and travel. The Little League World Series has been held every August since 1947 and has never been canceled. The annual major league game in Williamsport, which this year was to feature the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 23, has also been canceled.— The Dodgers will soon give fans an account credit for home games scheduled in March and April. The team hasn’t announced any plans for fans who have tickets to games later in the season. Dodger Stadium is set to host the All-Star Game in July. Officially, it has not been canceled, which the team noted in its information for fans. — Paris St. Germain has been officially crowned Ligue 1 champion of French soccer, two days after the government ruled that the league had to be canceled because of the pandemic. Handing PSG its seventh title in eight years was basically a formality, with the team 12 points ahead of second-place Marseille with 10 rounds of matches left to play. Other teams objected to the decision to finalize the league standings based on a points-per-game formula, with Lyon threatening to take legal action after missing a chance to qualify for the lucrative Champions League.— German chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN’-geh-lah MEHR’-kuhl) says a decision on whether the country’s soccer league can resume has been pushed back to next Wednesday. Soccer authorities had been hoping to receive the go-ahead to resume league games without fans as early as May 9. Merkel met with the country’s 16 state governors and warned there is still a danger that numbers of COVID-19 infections could rise if strict containment measures are relaxed too soon.— The New York Racing Association is seeking to resume live racing at Belmont Park without fans, and it wants to do the same thing this summer at Saratoga. NYRA says returning to racing would “provide a small sense of normalcy for fans across the country who can watch on television and online.” There has been no live racing in New York since March 15, although training has continued at Belmont Park. NYRA says thoroughbred racing provides $3 billion in annual economic impact and over 19,000 jobs in the state.NFL-NEWSChiefs pick up Mahomes option, work on long-term deal Update on the latest in sports: NCAA-TRANSFER WAIVERNCAA board recommends delaying change to transfer waiverUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA Board of Governors has recommended delaying a change to the transfer waiver process that would permit all athletes to switch schools once without sitting out a season.The NCAA announced the board’s recommendation Thursday after several days of meetings but added the Division I council could still a vote on making the waiver change in May and having it take effect immediately.Currently, NCAA rules require football, baseball, men’s hockey and men’s and women’s basketball players to sit out a season after transferring. Athletes in all other sports are allowed by rule a one-time exception so they can play right away after switching schools.last_img read more

5 players score as No. 5 Syracuse shuts out No. 8 Boston College, 6-0

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Five Syracuse players scored and Borg van der Velde pitched another shutout as No. 5 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) buried No. 8 Boston College (4-1, 0-1 ACC), 6-0, on Friday evening in Newton, Massachusetts. The onslaught wasn’t immediate. Boston College applied some pressure on the SU defense early but never broke through. By the end of the game, BC had five shots.Just over six minutes into the game, Elaine Carey broke the tie and put the Orange up, 1-0. From then, SU hit the gas pedal. Laura Hurff doubled Syracuse’s lead 23:49 into the game, and one minute and 11 seconds later, Jennifer Bleakney found the back of the net again, cueing a BC timeout. Caroline Cady added a goal of her own making it 4-0, and both teams headed to half.Courtesy of John Quackenbos/BC AthleticsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe second half provided much of the same for both teams. Carey’s second goal and a Lies Lagerweij blast on a penalty corner put the game out of reach. Lagerweij’s goal might have been the most important for SU, as it was the Orange’s first penalty corner goal since it’s very first attempt of the season. After 35 misses in a row, Syracuse found a second penalty corner goal. In net, van der Velde picked up her sixth-straight shutout, making some key saves, including a sprawling attempt on a penalty corner that appeared to go in. Next up, SU is on the road at No. 21 Albany on Sunday at 1 p.m. Comments Published on September 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

Badgers bounce back, defeat Penn State on Senior Day

first_imgNielsen Tennis Stadium was initially filled with disappointment and later celebration this weekend as the Wisconsin men’s tennis team competed in its final regular season home matches of the year.The Badgers got off to a rough start Friday when they were shut out by the Ohio State Buckeyes, but after the intimidating events of Friday, Sunday’s match began with a celebration.It was Senior Day at Nielsen, and the Badgers honored their sole senior captain, Marek Michalicka. Soon after his achievements were recognized, the Badgers began their battle with the Penn State Nittany Lions.Doubles play was bittersweet for UW, as Russell Bader and Eddie Bourchier of PSU upset Michalicka and Billy Bertha, 8-3. The No. 1 pair was forced to cheer its remaining teammates from the sidelines in hopes that they could pick up the slack to pull off the doubles point win.“We came out and expected to win,” Bertha said. “But they came out with a lot of energy and hopped on us early. We couldn’t come back from that slow start.”Fortunately, the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles pairs of Fredrik Ask and Rod Carey and Ricardo Martin and Alexander Teppert held their own, clinching the doubles point for the Badgers and kicking Sunday off to a good start.The Badgers’ good fortunes continued, as they had just one loss in singles play. No. 3 Petr Satral, who did not play in a doubles match, fell to Bader, 6-2, 6-2.After that, Wisconsin couldn’t be stopped. Ask, Carey and Michalicka sealed the win for the Badgers as they grabbed the remaining points needed for a victory. Bertha and Martin were the last matches to finish up, both ending on tie break points. Martin split sets and then dominated 10-6 in a super tiebreaker to secure the fifth Badger point. Both of Bertha’s sets were close, as he won the first 6-4 and the second went to a tiebreaker, where he defeated Jason Lee 7-3. “The doubles loss added some extra motivation for both me and Marek to go out there and win in singles,” Bertha said.Head coach Greg Van Emburgh was pleased with his team’s ability to bounce back from a tough loss Friday and finish up its last home weekend strong.“We responded really well and the guys fought today even though we were down in a couple singles matches,” Van Emburgh said. “They fought back and made a lot of balls. I think that shows their commitment to their games and what they are trying to achieve this season.”The downward spiral began with all three doubles teams losing. First to fall was the pair of Martin and Satral. The Buckeyes’ aggressive net play and strong serve returns resulted in the first Ohio State win of the day. Martin and Satral lost 8-1, holding serve only once late in the match.No. 1 doubles partners Bertha and Michalicka followed shortly thereafter, and the duo was able to stay in the matchup until 4-5. However, they didn’t win a game after that, losing 8-4 to Peter Kobelt and Matt Allare.The freshman pair of Carey and Ask was able to endure the longest, as their match went to a tiebreak. However, Ohio State gained the doubles point when Balazs Novak and Blaz Rola took down Ask and Carey, 8-7.Singles play ended almost as quickly as it had started for some Badgers. Martin was nearly swept in the No. 4 singles position, as he was defeated, 6-0, 6-1, by Novak. Satral was unable to hold his own in the No. 3 spot against Allare and lost, 6-2, 6-4, giving Ohio State three out of the four points it needed to seal yet another conference win. Bertha tallied the Badger loss that gave the Buckeyes the final point they needed for the win. Bertha had his usual strong service game, but he struggled with his backhand ground strokes and fell, 6-4, 7-6, to Rola.Ohio State’s Chase Buchanan spoiled Michalicka’s spotless Big Ten singles record, defeating him 7-5, 6-1. In the first set, things were going well for the senior, as he jumped out to a 4-1 lead. However, Michalicka let Buchanan back in and eventually won at 5-7. “He got mad, which helped me to break his serve,” Michalicka said. “Then I held 4-1. I was up, I had it right there, I just couldn’t do it.”Michalicka was unable to shake the disappointment of that first set loss and was handily defeated 6-1 in the quick second set.“It’s always like that,” Michalicka said. “You shouldn’t let it bother you. I just wasn’t that good at fighting through it today.”last_img read more

Tipp skipper believes mix in panel is right

first_imgSeveral new players have been introduced to the squad this year and we’ll know this evening which of them has been given the nod to start against Galway at Croke Park on Sunday.The skipper believes they share his desire to end the Premier County’s wait to win the Liam MacCarthy Cup.Tipp FM’s build-up to the match – which begins at 3.30pm – gets underway at around 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon.  Our coverage will be brought to you in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh.last_img read more

Virat Kohli: Double the points for each away victory in Test Championships!

first_imgAdvertisement 7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1sql4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebxa9h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) z60zWould you ever consider trying this?😱zCan your students do this? 🌚nmRoller skating! Powered by Firework The highest governing body of world cricket, ICC, has recently introduced the World Test Championship and according to Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the tournament has added a lot of context to the longest format of the game. He also added that the championship demands a lot from the players and that the only change he would want to make to the existing format is double the points for away wins.Advertisement Concerns are being raised by cricket fans all around the globe over the lack of extra points for away wins, as most of the teams have been able to dominate at home conditions in the recent years. And now, Kohli has joined the debate saying,Advertisement “If you had asked me to make the points table. I would have doubled the points for an away Test win. That is something that I would have definitely liked to see but maybe after the first edition,” he said at the press conference prior to the 2nd Test between India and South Africa in Pune.“The importance of every game has become that much more. In situations like a 3-match series where teams would have played for a draw, teams are now go for a win and get those extra points. I think it’s great for Tests.”Advertisement “The matches are going to more exciting. We have to be absolutely professional in every session. It’s much more demanding on players now… which is a good thing because it will keep the standard of cricket high. These are the only things we have experienced so far when it comes to the changes in Tests after WTC,” Kohli added.India meanwhile, sit on top of the World Test Championships table with 160 points after thrashing West Indies away from home with a 2-0 margin and the 203-run win over South Africa in the 1st Test of the ongoing 3-match series.  Advertisementlast_img read more

PNG Kapuls lead over Tahiti in OFC

first_imgIt was a tough match throughout the first half as Papua New Guineans gave the reigning champs a hard time driving through the back with the Komolong brothers Alvin and Felix partnering with sweeper  Danial Joe to maintain a strong backline.Despite PNG Skipper David Muta and mid-fielder Jacob Sabua both given yellow cards, Sabua returned with a stunning comeback after the warning with a right wing cross that leaves Veteran Gunemba who swindled the ball with his left foot past the Tahitian goalkeeper.PNG scored right on half time to  lead Tahiti 1-0.last_img read more

Gabri, in shock after being dismissed from Andorra de Piqué

first_imgGabri García has lived one of his worst nights as a professional in the many years he has been a technician. The confirmation he received late Monday that he ceased to be the Andorra coach was a real blow to the former player of the Barcelona. And is that Gabri hoped to end the season with the team and then make the appropriate assessments. It is true that Andorra, in Second B, was going through a major slump after four consecutive losses, but was in a comfortable position in his group, which allowed him to still dream of the ‘play offs’, with the peace of mind that they had already added practically the points necessary to stay in the category. Do not forget that Andorra, a club that is owned by Gerard Piqué for less than a year, he had promoted by buying his place of Third to Second B this summer. ACE was able to contact the player, who confirmed the dismissal, as well as his frustration because he considered that his project in Andorra still had a journey. Gabri, who has trained professional teams like the Zion Swiss, made a personal bet, agreeing to train a Second B team and He believes that he has been very unfair to him.In any case, Gabri feels strong to follow and look forward to the future, especially after verifying that friends have not forgotten him. Special illusion has made a message from Xavi Hernández, personal friend from the stage in the base football of Barcelona, ​​and who could count on that of Sallent Looking forward to your future projects.By the way, the new coach of Andorra will be Nacho Castro, coach so far of Horta.last_img read more

Man charged for threatening to kill brother

first_imgForty-eight-year-old Joel Steward of Lot A72 East La Penitence, Georgetown was on Friday arraigned before City Magistrate Leron Daly on five charges, one of which was a threat to cut of the head of his older brother, Godfrey Steward.Unrepresented by legal counsel, the father of four denied all of the charges.Prosecutor Sanj Singh told the court that on August 31, Joel Steward made use of threatening language and threatening behaviour to his brother Godfrey Steward, causing a breach of the peace.Three other charges Joel Steward faces stated 1: That on September 3, while in the vicinity of East La Penitence, Georgetown, he stole $10,000 worth of materials from Godfrey Steward; 2: That he threw stones at his brother Godfrey while making threatening remarks towards him; 3: That he threatened to kill his brother Godfrey after Godfrey enquired about some items that went missing from his home. Godfrey’s enquiry reportedly angered the defendant, and he promised to “cut off” Godfrey’s neck with a cutlass, the court was told.Prosecutor Singh asked that the men be placed on a bond to keep the peace until completion of the cases. Joel Steward was place on $15,000 bail for each charge, bringing the total bail to $75,000. The cases will continue on September 11.last_img read more