28 Aug

Luis Enrique extends Barcelona stay

first_imgLuis Enrique has committed his future to the Catalan giants by an extra season after leading them to an astonishing treble of Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2014/15.It came six years after Enrique’s former Barcelona team-mate Pep Guardiola had led Barca to a historic quadruple in 2009. “We are naturally very happy. After the wonderful year we’ve had, with difficulties but a very happy ending, we are more than thrilled about the hope of winning more titles,” said Enrique.”Everything that we have ahead of us in more than exciting.”Barcelona confirmed their delight with Enrique while the former Barca player had said that he was happy to commit his future to the club in the aftermath of the victory over Juventus.Enrique won Liga and the Copa del Rey twice as a player with Barcelona after arriving from Real Madrid in 1996. He began work as a coach at Barcelona in 2008 overseeing the club’s B team before moving to Italy to manage Roma three years ago.He succeeded Gerardo Martino as Barcelona coach last summer afternoon after coaching Celta Vigo to ninth place in the Liga standings last year including a 2-0 win over Real Madrid.Much of his success in his first season at Barcelona coach arrived from a forward line of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar that plundered an astonishing 122 goals and 55 in a glorious season.It helped Enrique through a sticky spell after Barca lost 3-1 at Real Madrid in late October to place doubts over his position.–last_img read more

27 Aug

Chelsea issues suspensions pending probe into Raheem Sterling racial incident

first_imgChelsea has suspended four people from attending the Premier League club’s matches pending further investigations into allegations regarding the behavior of supporters toward Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.The announcement comes after an incident during the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 win over the reigning Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge as Sterling collected the ball from beyond the byline. Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police launched investigations into whether the England international was racially abused by spectators.In announcing the suspensions as they continue to look into the matter, the club stated its intention to hand out “severe sanctions” to any ticket-holders who are shown to have committed racist behavior.”Our investigations into this matter are ongoing. We are fully supporting the police investigation and any information we gather will be passed on to them,” Chelsea said in a statement. “Chelsea Football Club finds all forms of discriminatory behaviour abhorrent and if there is evidence of ticket holders taking part in any racist behaviour, the club will issue severe sanctions, including bans. We will also fully support any criminal prosecutions.”In an Instagram post criticizing the coverage black players receive in the British media, Sterling referenced what happened in the fixture.”Regarding what was said at the Chelsea game, as you can see by my reaction I just had to laugh because I don’t expect no better,” he wrote.last_img read more

27 Aug

Asempa FM and StarTimes to serve football fans with Bundesliga radio commentary

first_imgGhana’s ultimate sports station, Asempa 94.7 FM, in collaboration with StarTimes, will, starting this weekend run live radio commentary of the German top-flight, Bundesliga games.The live radio commentary will cover the remaining fixtures of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season.The Bundesliga is the first of Europe’s major leagues to resume after play was suspended due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.The league is set to kick-off this weekend with full fixtures involving big clubs such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt among others.last_img read more