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FULL TIME: Ghana 0 Uganda 0 – FIFA World Cup qualifier

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp What a chance for the Ghana ?? Black Stars pic.twitter.com/gq60f9hHRq— Ghana Premier League (@GHPLLive) October 7, 2016LIVE: The Uganda Cranes have started their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign away in Tamale against Ghana’s Black Stars.P  W  D  L  F  A  PTSGhana   0  0   0  0   0  0  0Uganda 0  0   0  0   0  0  0Congo   0  0    0  0   0  0  0Egypt    0  0    0  0   0  0  0Cranes players walk onto the Tamale pitch *******LIVE UPDATES75* We have about fifteen minutes more to go and it’s still deadlock at the Tamale Sports Stadium. ??0-0?? #GoGhana— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) October 7, 2016 Excellent point by the Cranes https://t.co/LEExcBoDmP— Kalusha Bwalya (@KalushaPBwalya) October 7, 2016 40* High tempo, ding-dong affairs at the Tamale Sports Stadium, the visitors are possessing very well. ??0-0?? #GoGhana #BlackStars— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) October 7, 2016center_img RESTART: We’re back and underway again at the Tamale Sports Stadium: Ghana ? ? ??0-0?? ? ? Uganda #GoGhana #BlackStars pic.twitter.com/AVIYSFAZ2O— Ghana FA (@ghanafaofficial) October 7, 2016 Action from Tamale. PHOTOS FUFA MEDIAUganda hold Ghana after escaping red card Ghana 0 Uganda 0Uganda defender Nicholas Wadada was yellow-carded twice but not sent off as his team forced a shock 0-0 away draw against Ghana Friday in a World Cup qualifier.Although right-back Wadada was cautioned in each half at the Tamale Sports Stadium in northern Ghana, the Sudanese referee did not flash the expected red card after the second booking.The Ugandan battled against the pace of winger Frank Acheampong until substituted soon after his lucky escape, and both cautions were the result of illegal tackles from behind.A Fifa website report of the opening group-phase match in Africa confirmed that Wadada was yellow-carded after 23 and 55 minutes.Ghana are ranked 22 places above Uganda in the world and were expected to make a winning start as they seek to emulate African record-holders Cameroon and reach four consecutive World Cup tournaments.Following a slow start in 35 degrees celsius (95 fahrenheit) heat, Ghana controlled possession and had the best chances to win the match in Group E, which includes Congo Brazzaville and Egypt.Unmarked Jordan Ayew from English second-tier club Aston Villa blazed a far-post volley wide in the opening half and Christian Atsu was also off target after dribbling past several defenders.Daniel Amartey from reigning English Premier League champions Leicester City had a second-half header from a corner brilliantly tipped over by Uganda goalkeeper and captain Dennis Onyango.Group E              P  W  D  L  F  A  PTSGhana   1   0    1   0    0  0    1Uganda 1   0   1    0    0  0    1Congo   0   0    0   0   0  0   0Egypt    0  0    0   0    0  0   0Note: group winners qualify for 2018 World Cup in Russia (read preview)[View the story “Uganda Cranes holds Ghana’s Black Stars 0-0 in opening World Cup qualifier” on Storify] Follow the game via a live tweet feed here:#OperationGhana TweetsTweets about @ghanafaofficial last_img read more

Leafs ride hot streak of netminder Brett Soles past Border Bruins

first_imgFriday, it was sniper Colton McCarthy that made like easier for Soles.The Salmon Arm prospect scored two of his three goals before the game was 10 minutes old giving Nelson a 2-1 first period lead.McCarthy converted the hat-trick in the second with his second power play marker of the game to push the margin to 4-1.In the third Nelson padded its lead to secure the win, a league-high 21st of the season.“(The two Colton’s) McCarthy and Schell are both playing really well right now,” said Soles.“They’re both at the top of the scoring race. And when (Jacob) Boyczuk on that line it’s probably one of the best in the entire league.”Schell finished the game with three points, including two goals to continue to lead the KIJHL in scoring with 18 goals and 26 assists for 45 points.Dustin Reimer, who went toe-to-toe against Luke Jones of Grand Forks in one of the best fights in the league this season, scored the final goal for the Leafs.Connor Gross and Dakota Kittle replied for the Bruins.Nelson out shot the Bruins 30-17 in the game making it a total of 91 shots put at Grand Forks goalie Robert Dunsmuir.The Bruins were able to bounce back from Friday’s loss to edge Kimberley 5-4 in Grand Forks. The win was the fourth of the season for the improving Bruins.In a quirk in the schedule, the Leafs and Bruins do it all over again Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.Puck drop is 7 p.m.GAME NOTES: Nelson, finishing the month of November with a 10-0-0-1 record, leads the Castlegar Rebels by three points in Murdoch standings. . . .The game was the third time new assistant coach Brent Petrick has been behind the Leaf bench. The former Nelson Minor Hockey and Kootenay Ice skipper joined the Leafs staff after former assistant Stuart Linnen was forced to leave the team due to work commitments . . . . Major Midget goalie Adam Maida served as back-up to Soles after playing Thursday night in Grand Forks. Maida was called up after Cody Boeckman was called up to the Trail Smokies after the BCHL club lost a goalie for the weekend due to injury. . . The night was a success for the Salvation Army Food Bank, which accumulated more items for its shelves on Vernon Street. . . . The Kootenay Wildcats were also on hand raising funds for a trip to a major girl’s hockey tournament in Saskatchewan. . . .During the second period fans were treated to a T-shirt giveaway by Mallard’s Source for Sports. The local sports store used a T-shirt launcher to fire the prized items into the stands. Brett Soles doesn’t like to be called the “guaranteed win” goalie.But the Cranbrook native seems to be a prime candidate for the title after registering his 12th win against no losses Friday night as the Nelson Leafs dumped the feisty Grand Forks Border Bruins 6-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.Not only did Soles hit the magic dozen mark but the Leafs also won its fourth straight to take a three-point lead in the hotly contested Murdoch Division.“It’s going good . . . but I wouldn’t say “guarantee” every game,” the mild-mannered Soles said after Friday’s win.“We’re battling every game. I don’t want to be cocky and say we’re going to win every game,” adds the 17-year-old netminder.“We battling every game and just happen to be coming out on the right end right now.”Soles arrived on the scene with little fanfare.After seeing more shots than a rifle range last season with the Kootenay Ice of the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League, the Leaf rookie made his mark early as he and teammate Cody Boeckman quickly unseated returning goalie Patrick Defoe for the team’s two goaltending positions.Slotted into the goaltending rotation, the 5’11”, 165 backstop has put together quite a remarkable season with 12 wins, a 2.00 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.“I don’t know . . . the boys always help me out a lot,” said Soles when asked about the streak.“I keep them in the games and other times they keep me in it. Right now I’ve always been able to come out on top which has been good.”last_img read more


first_imgAfter losing his 2015 debut – he finished second to G. G. Ryder in a one-mile allowance race on the turf on New Year’s Day – Pepper Crown is not expected to be the public’s choice in Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile allowance feature on Tapeta. Golden Gate Fields morning-line maker Steve Martinelli has Pepper Crown listed as the 3-1 third choice in the field of six behind 2-1 favorite G. G. Ryder and 5-2 second choice Tamarando.G. G. Ryder, who has seven victories in 15 career starts, and Tamarando, the 2014 El Camino Real Derby winner, are both trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. A jackpot-style wager held on the final six races each day, the Golden Pick Six is only paid in full when there is just one perfect ticket with all six winners. When there is more than one ticket with all six winners, 70 percent of the net pool is paid to those handicappers going 6-for-6 and the remaining 30 percent of the pool is carried over to the next racing day. Pepper Crown was sent to the gate at 10-1 in the $63,170 Rolling Green Stakes on Sept. 1 and paid $23.20 after winning the 1 1/16-mile turf race by a head over Salah Champ. Pepper Crown was 15-1 when he completed his stakes hat trick in the Grade 3 $100,315 Berkeley Handicap onNov. 30. Pepper Crown won the 1 1/16-mile race on the synthetic Tapeta racing surface by1 1/4 lengths over G. G. Ryder and paid $23.20.A California-bred son of Peppered Cat, Pepper Crown went 6-for-14 in 2014 with two seconds and two thirds, earning $272,937 on the year. First post Saturday is 12:45 p.m., and post time for the eighth race is 4:24 p.m. The field for the $33,000 allowance feature, in post position order with riders and morning-line odds, is as follows: Quick and Silver, Frank Alvarado, 7-2; G. G. Ryder, Ricardo Gonzalez, 2-1; Where’s Pepper, Carson Sullivan, 30-1; Pepper Crown, Juan Hernandez, 3-1; Tamarando, Russell Baze, 5-2; and Mobilized, Dennis Carr, 6-1. Since being hit for $8,391 on Dec. 27, the second day of the winter/spring meeting, there had been 31 consecutive racing days without a singular winning ticket. Although fans across the country can play the Golden Pick 6 via simulcast wagering, it’s likely a Bay Area resident got the money as the winning ticket was purchased at Golden Gate Fields. The drought came to an end Friday when one lucky handicapper correctly selected the following winners in the Golden Pick 6 sequence: Princess Ofst.jude ($61.00) in the second race, Awesome Silver ($9.20) in the third, Kat Proof ($7.00) in the fourth, Prince Charmant ($14.00) in the fifth, Kimnjet ($9.20) in the sixth, and Global Harbor ($9.00) in the seventh. Owned and bred by Alex Paszkeicz, Pepper Crown made his stakes debut in the Grade 3 $100,315 San Francisco Mile on April 26 and came from just off the pace to post the biggest upset in the 64-year history of the feature. Dismissed at odds of 46-1, Pepper Crown defeated6-5 favorite Summer Hit by three-quarters of a length in Northern California’s top turf race and paid $94.20. ALBANY – The 20-cent Golden Pick 6 was hit for $363,424 Friday at Golden Gate Fields when only one ticket nailed all six winners in races two through seven. The ticket was purchased on-track for just $9.60. There were no winning favorites in the Golden Pick 6 sequence.      Upset Specialist Pepper Crown Runs Saturday – The racehorse Pepper Crown, who will compete in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields Saturday, can relate to the late, great comedian Rodney Dangerfield, whose signature line was, “I get no respect.” Pepper Crown won stakes after stakes at Golden Gate Fields last year while getting no respect from handicappers.last_img read more

SA, Europe in Earth observation pact

first_img10 December 2012 The South African National Space Agency and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre have signed an agreement to collaborate in using remote sensing technologies to monitor the environment to help improve international disaster risk management. According to a statement released by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the agreement aims to “better exploit remote sensing technologies for monitoring atmospheric, terrestrial and marine environments”. The JRC is the European Commission’s in-house science service and is actively involved in working with national and international partners on crisis management technologies; analysis and application of remote sensing data; natural hazard modelling; information mining and analysis for vulnerability assessments; and civil engineering. The collaboration agreement was signed in Brussels, Belgium last Thursday at a high-level meeting on scientific collaboration to improve disaster anticipation and resilience. The meeting was initiated by commissioner for research, innovation and science, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, and included senior officials of the European Commission. the World Bank and the United Nations. “Science and technology offer key solutions to improve preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters, including those related to climatic change,” the JRC said. “The scope of this agreement is to work together on a better understanding of dynamics and evolution of our natural environment through optimal exploitation of Earth observation data and to develop technologies and services which support not only national policies – [such as] agriculture monitoring – but also international issues and policies for disaster risk reduction, early warning and emergency management.” It was also expected that the signing of the agreement would assist in “fostering partnerships to advance international scientific collaboration”, the Commission said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Durban developer’s mobile app scores in Nokia competition

first_imgMatt Cavanaugh’s mobile TapShoot app means no-one’s left out of a group photo. (Image: Matt Cavanaugh)• Matt CavanaughOwner, roguecode+27 (0)74 157 6483 [email protected] Aneshree NaidooMatt Cavanaugh’s TapShoot application allows mobile phone users to take photographs via remote control so that no-one is left out of the picture.A Windows phone developer based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Cavanaugh’s app earned him runner-up status in the Nokia Future/Capture contest, held in Sweden in 2013. The contest is a forum for Windows phone developers to submit their most creative image-related application ideas for phones using the Windows operating system. It attracts developers from around the world.The 2013 event, which took place in Held, Lund, involved 10 teams – six soloists and four pairs – programming for more than 27 hours to produce their applications. Rudi Chen and Shida Li, from the University of Waterloo in Canada, won the contest with their Smart Resizing app, which lets users edit phone pictures without compromising the image quality.Cavanaugh, a mostly self-taught developer, says entry into the competition was secured by having “an awesome idea”.Worldwide mobile usageMobile applications, or apps, are generally easy-to-use software applications that allow phone users to do everyday activities such as banking, sending messages, looking up directions and taking photos and videos. Their popularity is soaring, as mobile usage grows rapidly across the globe. Mobithinking, a research company that provides mobile trend data to marketers, estimates that by the end of 2017, there will be some four billion app users worldwide.Silicon India recently reported that the number of “active cellphones will reach 7.3 billion by 2014”, and in South Africa, according to the 2014 World Wide Worx Mobility report, some 10 million smartphones were sold in 2013. Most apps work on smartphones, but even basic phone apps such as SMS (Short Message Service), or texting, are still hugely popular.Popular apps often solve everyday problems, such as letting users apply for jobs or edit images on their phones. Cavanaugh explains his app to Nokia SA: “If you want to take a photo of yourself [and friends etc.] someone either has to sit out of the photo to take it, or you need to hand your phone to a stranger – neither of which is ideal. So this app is made purely to solve that problem.”The everyday aspect of applications is what attracted Cavanaugh to working in the field: “Being able to create something that people use every day of their lives is pretty cool. It’s like inventing bread – but with less flour.” Through his company, Roguecode, he has developed News24’s MyEdit, which lets readers streamline the information they want to receive from their favourite publications. The application, an aggregator, also learns what its user’s tastes are, to further streamline the content it presents.Cavanaugh says apps “should be beautiful and fast… If something isn’t nice to use, then your hundreds of features probably won’t get touched.”His favourite and most-used apps meet these requirements. “My favourite app would probably be Readit – which is a reddit client,” he says. Reddit aggregates news from users and publishes those stories with the most reader votes. He also regularly uses social media application Twitter, messaging service WhatsApp, and Toshl Finance. “But the app I couldn’t live without is Nokia Camera.”His favourite devices are the Lumia 620, 920, 1020, and 1520, but he’s “torn between the 1020 which has as awesome camera, and the 1520 which has an awesome screen”.App development in South AfricaCavanaugh believes there are some world-class products coming out of South Africa, but that there should be more. “A lot more companies are popping up in Durban doing great work.” Of the Durban programming community, he says: “It isn’t as vibrant or large as I would like, but we’re definitely getting there – so hopefully the laid-back mindset here will start to fade.”Through Roguecode Cavanaugh has “ended up doing a hobby for a living”. Ultimately, he wants to get his applications “into people’s pants [pockets] around the world”. TapShoot is well on its way there; the app is available on the Nokia Collection store category, on all Nokia Lumias, for free as a trial version, or for $1 for the full version.last_img read more

Acsa signs deal with Ghanaian airports company

first_imgAs part of its ongoing focus and expansion into emerging markets, Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) signed an agreement with its Ghanaian counterpart on Tuesday to provide advisory and technical consultancy services on all airport-related matters in Ghana.In a statement, Acsa said the partnership with the Ghana Airports Company would see the two working together “more closely in technical, operational, commercial and strategic business development aspects of the aviation industry”.Ghana was experiencing “phenomenal” growth in air traffic, with domestic traffic growing by more than 30% a year, while international traffic was growing by 10% a year, Acsa said.‘Catalytic partnership’The memorandum of understanding provided “a positive example of a catalytic partnership between two diverse nations to provide the required infrastructure to boost the continent’s growth”, the statement said.The Ghanian airports company is responsible for planning, developing, managing and maintaining Ghana’s airports, including Kotoka International Airport in Accra, three regional airports, as well as other airfields.Dzifa Aku Attivor, Ghana’s Minister of Transport, said Ghana’s burgeoning economy had put enormous pressure on the country’s airports, especially that of Kotoka in Accra. The upgrade of facilities was essential and this would include the building of a new terminal, she said.“We did not have to look far for a highly recommended partner to provide us with advisory services,” she said, citing Acsa’s success in showcasing Africa’s abilities through its successful airports expansion and management programme for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Expansion programmeThe partnership form part of South Africa’s strategy to drive business co-operation across the African continent, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said.“It is pleasing that Ghana has acknowledged South Africa’s eminence in the development and management of world-class airports by entering into an agreement for us to provide multidimensional assistance for their aggressive airport expansion programme,” she said.Acsa already has in place existing partnerships with GVK for the management of Mumbai International Airport in India, and with Invepar at Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil.Bongani Maseko, the chief executive of Acsa, said the memorandum would be a catalyst for infrastructural development that would boost the continent’s growth.“The focus on Africa remains critical to our business in order that the continent earns its deserved place as a meaningful contender in the global economy,” he said. Acsa is responsible for South Africa’s nine major airports.Source: Airports Company South Africalast_img read more

Malaysian icon thwarts rising PH star

first_imgKaitlin de Guzman bags the silver medal in floor exercises in Gymnastics in the 2017 SEAG Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR—Going for gold in her pet floor exercise, Kaitlin de Guzman ran into a Malaysian gymnastic icon Wednesday here in the Southeast Asian Games.The 17-year-old novice, daughter of a former SEA Games champion, ended up settling for silver against Malaysian Farah Ann Abdul Hadi, the very popular defending champion.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “Kaitlin also performed very well and had a clean routine as well,” said Ortega, who sees a bright future for Philippine gymnastics with De Guzman in the fold.“We are very happy to have her with the team,” said Ortega of De Guzman, who only had one month to train with the team. “And she jibes well with the team like she’s been part of it for a long time.” Read Next SEA Games: Bejar fades vs Indonesian, settles for silver View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC READ: More medals from PH gymnastics as De Guzman, Capellan bag silver, 2 bronzes“I knew it was gonna be tough because she (Hadi) had a high-start value and which she executed cleanly,” said women’s artistic gymnastics team coach Jasmin Ortega of the Malaysian, whose face is splashed on LRT and MRT lines all over this city.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHadi won the event two years ago in Singapore and came into the finals at MITEC Hall as the prohibitive favorite for the gold.READ: Young gymnast captures PH’s fifth gold medal Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

Young England stifle Neymar’s Brazil

first_imgCPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA There was a samba band in the away fans’ section and the visitors’ forward forays drew shrill cheers from their yellow-shirted compatriots in the stands, but Brazil’s football was all style and little substance.Jesus worked Hart with a near-post header from a Dani Alves cross 12 minutes in.Yet for all their back-heels and bravado, Brazil made few inroads, with Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar twice ballooning shots high into the seating behind Hart’s goal.England worked Brazil goalkeeper Alisson only once before half-time and he had little trouble fielding a rasping drive from Marcus Rashford.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who had starred on his debut against Germany, would last only 34 minutes on his return to Wembley as injury obliged him to cede his place to Jesse Lingard.Brazil created their first clear chance early in the second period when Neymar’s pass freed Coutinho, only for the recalled Hart to block with his legs.Substitute Fernandinho went even closer with 14 minutes remaining, but after a surging run from halfway, his low 25-yard effort grazed the left-hand post.A spate of substitutions had the effect of opening up space in the England half, but still the hosts resisted.Ashley Young marked his return after four years in the international wilderness by sliding in to block from Willian seconds after coming on, while Hart stood up well to thwart Roberto Firmino from Neymar’s pass.Solanke, 20, might have claimed a famous winner at the death when Young’s deep cross from the left found him unmarked at the back post, but Alisson slid out bravely to block. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort While Southgate reflected with pride on his young team’s maturity, it was a case of back to the drawing board for Tite.Brazil have won 13 of their 17 games since he took charge in June 2016, but their failure to unsettle such green opponents raised questions about their prospects of a sixth World Cup triumph in Russia next year.“One team was proposing the game, trying to exert pressure in a high line and play with the ball,” Tite said.“The other team was defending more, playing more compact and waiting for a mistake to counter-attack.“In a match like this, we’ll have fewer opportunities. But although we had fewer opportunities than in other matches, we had the best ones. I can’t remember one or two chances for them that scared us.”ADVERTISEMENT Federer beats Zverev to reach last four at ATP Finals Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brazil’s Neymar takes the ball forward watched by England’s Joe Gomez, left, and England’s Eric Dier during the international friendly soccer match between England and Brazil at Wembley stadium in London, Britain, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)Neymar and his Brazil colleagues were held to a frustrating goalless draw after a spirited display by a callow England team in Tuesday’s friendly match at Wembley Stadium.Brazil coach Tite was able to name a first-choice starting XI, but despite the presence of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho in the visitors’ line-up, they tested England goalkeeper Joe Hart only three times.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES MOST READ For Gareth Southgate’s England, who were once again without stars such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling through injury, it was a second successive encouraging 0-0 draw following Friday’s stalemate with Germany.Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke’s appearance as a late substitute made him the sixth England player to have made his debut over the two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“In terms of heart, resilience and spirit, it was up there with anything I’ve been involved in,” Southgate told ITV.“We’ve played the best two teams in the world and kept two clean sheets, which gives us something to build on.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

a month agoSouthampton defender Wesley Hoedt: I regret leaving Lazio

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt: I regret leaving Lazioby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton defender Wesley Hoedt regrets leaving Lazio.He is currently on loan at Belgian side Antwerp.Hoedt said, “I made a mistake [leaving Lazio]. I had a five-year contract with them. After two years, they offered to extend it for another five, with better conditions.“Italian football culture is very professional, but everyone wants to play in the best League in the world, the Premier League, and the Southampton offered me a contract that I couldn’t refuse.“Unfortunately, the club had two bad seasons and things didn’t go as I thought they would.” last_img read more