West Ham United Sign Evra On Short-Term Deal

first_imgWest Ham United have signed former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra on a short-term deal until the end of the season.The 36-year old had been without a club since November after he left Olympique Marseille by mutual consent for kicking a fan before a UEFA Europa League (UEL) match.He was subsequently banned from UEFA competition for the rest of the season though he is eligible to play for the Premier League.On his transfer to the Hammers, Evra stated that he feels “lucky” after signing for the club.In his words, Patrice Evra said: “It’s amazing to be back and I am thankful to West Ham for giving me the opportunity to do my job.”“You don’t realise how lucky you are. Just to wake up this morning and know I am going to train with my new team-mates made me smile.“When you have to make a deal and money is not the issue, the deal could be done in five minutes. It was the fastest thing I have done in my life.” he concluded.RelatedWest Ham Release Cult Hero James Collins And Patrice EvraMay 24, 2018In “England”Patrice Evra In Danger Of PSG Legal ActionMarch 19, 2019In “Europe”Huge Gaffe! Marseille Include Sacked Evra In Team PhotoNovember 14, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

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Agrah yet to leave office three days after Sports Ministry directive

first_imgJOY Sports gathers National Sports Authority boss WorlanyoAgrah who was asked to proceed on terminal leave effective August 1 is still in office.The former CAF executive has been Director General at the NSA for about three and a half years and came under intense criticism following reports of mismanagement.Agrah was implicated by two recent probe committees which investigated Ghana’s poor showing at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique and power failure at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during a FIFA World Cup qualifier.He was to hand over to the Chief Director of the Ministry Alhaji Yakubu Abdulai with effect from 1st August when he starts his leave pending his retirement in September but an investigation by JOY Sports reveals Mr. Agrah is yet to leave office.The Sports Ministry is looking for a substantive replacement for the Director General of the Sports Authority with names like Alhaji Yakubu Abdulai and other impressive Regional Sports development officers popping up.However, current chief sports development officer at the NSA, Erasmus Adorkor is out of consideration after being implicated by the Maputo Games review committee. JOY Sports understands this move is a step to open a full scale investigation into the operations of the NSA in the last three and half years under Worlanyo Agrah whose term of office ends on September 24 this year.last_img read more

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NBA to play first exhibition game on African continent August 1 in Johannesburg

first_imgThe National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced that the NBA’s first game in Africa will take place Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at a press conference in Johannesburg by NBA Africa Vice President and Managing Director Amadou Gallo Fall, Hon. Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula and U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick S. Gaspard.The game will feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format and will be played in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, SOS Children’s Villages Association of South Africa and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Team Africa will be comprised of players from Africa and second generation African players, and Team World will be comprised of players from the rest of the world. The game will air live in Africa on SuperSport.Eight-time NBA All-Star and NBPA President Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers will serve as Team World’s captain and two-time NBA All-Star Luol Deng of the Miami Heat — born in South Sudan — will serve as Team Africa’s captain.NBA executives, coaches, general managers and legends will also participate, including: 2014-15 NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets Coach Lionel Hollins, Brooklyn Nets General Manager Billy King, NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Africa Ambassador Hakeem Olajuwon, San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens, Toronto Raptors General Manager Masai Ujiri and New Orleans Pelicans Coach Monty Williams.Full rosters of players, coaches and legends, along with ticket information will be announced at a later date.The game will take place following the 13th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development program that has reached 1,000 campers from 31 African countries since 2003.http://targetmarketnews.com/storyid04241501.htmlast_img read more

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Canberra sure road deal will be done

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS THE Federal Government has said it is sure that the Victorian Government will agree to the Prime…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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