Indomitable lions defender, Benoit Assou-Ekotto has told Reuters Cameroon’s suspension from international football by FIFA because of alleged government interference in the country’s football federation will be resolved.
“It is sad to see the Cameroon federation in this kind of situation but I’m sure the problem will be solved soon and we will hopefully qualify for the World Cup,” the Tottenham Hotspur left back told the London based international news agency Friday.
The temporal ban imposed by the world’s football governing body came soon after Cameroon learned they would top the qualifying group because Togo fielded an ineligible player against them.
It’s feared that if the ban is not lifted by September 6 Cameroon will not be able to play their final game against Libya and may be expelled from the qualification process for the 2014 finals in Brazil.
Assou-Ekotto, 29, who joined Tottenham in 2006 from Lens, told Reuters he was happy at White Hart Lane despite local media speculation that he might soon leave the club.
Asked about his future, he said: “When you spend seven years somewhere it is obvious you are happy there. I am not a man who likes to swap his team every two or three years and the club is a part of my world. I want to stay at Tottenham.”
Assou-Ekotto is expected in Cameroon on Monday July 8, with a charity that is helping to save the sight of millions. “I want to help people to have a better life,” he said, before heading for a remote village to administer the 250 millionth treatment for river blindness for the international development organisation Sightsavers.
“As footballers we have a chance to do things that can save the life of someone and by this treatment we can help someone to enjoy life. I’d never heard of this treatment before and it will be a fantastic experience for me to go and learn about them.”
The World Health Organisation estimates that 37 million people are infected by river blindness – or onchocerciasis – in Africa with over 300,000 people already blinded by the disease. It is transmitted through the bite of a black fly, which breeds in fast-flowing water.
Los Angeles – Chris Paul still going to the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA next season. 28-year-old point guard the Clippers have reached an agreement and a contract extension.
Paul began to strengthen the Clippers in the season 2011/2012 after leaving the New Orleans Hornets. For two regular season, he posted an average of 18.3 points, 9.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.5 steals.
After last season ended, Paul free agent and his future had become the subject of speculation. However, she finally decided to stay with the Clippers signed a new contract with a duration of five seasons that will keep him at the club until season 2017/2018.
“Agreement Reached!!! # # ClipperNation GodIsSoGood,” wrote Paul through his Twitter account, @ CP3, shortly after he signed a new contract.
According to reports in circulation, the value of the new contract in Paul’s Clippers reached 107 million U.S. dollars, or around Rp 1.06 trillion.
The persistence of Paul would be good news for the Clippers before the passing of the next season. Those, who was recently hired as coach Doc Rivers, also bring a number of new players such as JJ Redick, Jared Dudley, Darren Collison, Ryan Hollins and Matt Barnes.
Barcelona – Manchester United’s efforts to bring Cesc Fabregas called Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will only be in vain. Besides Barca did not want to sell it, Fabregas also want to survive in Catalan.
After the initial bid worth £ 25 million rejected stronghold Barca, MU back to bite the fingers after the second offering which totaled 30 million pounds, also again rejected Los Cules.
26-year-old midfielder became the main prey MU in the transfer market after losing another target such as Thiago Alcantara who choose to Bayern Munich, or Kevin Strootman who join AS Roma.
“United just wasting their time,” said Pique was quoted as saying by The Sun.
“It took a long time for Cesc to realize his dream of returning to the house and he will not give up so easily. This is home, this is the place where his family was, and he was playing with friends nearby.
“He has said to us that he’s happy and he wants to survive,” he added.
Fabregas did previously have committed themselves to survive. While Barcelona has repeatedly expressed no intention to sell it, especially after they lost Thiago.
Majority shareholder of the Formula One Group, CVC, choose to “watch and wait” bribery-related cases being attacked President and CEO of F1, Bernie Ecclestone.
Previously, German prosecutors indict Ecclestone bribery. The charges relate to the payment of 44 million U.S. dollars to a German banker, Gerhard Gribkowsky, from Bayern Landesbank (BayernLB) related to the sale of shares of Formula 1. Ecclestone party has six weeks to respond, since the indictment was launched last week.
Last week also, CVC issued a formal statement will monitor this case. This week, the source of the CVC told the Daily Telegraph that they support the 82-year-old British entrepreneur is.
Suppose after going through the legal process he is proven guilty, Ecclestone leadership must be willing to remove the seat. The next question is, who is the best candidate to fill the position place?
Sources Daily Telegraph stated that Ecclestone replacement will likely come from outsiders. Formula 1 currently has 313 staff and 10 senior managerial positions. None of them are worthy to replace Ecclestone.
“This business is too small to have a replacement candidate from within. Successor will almost certainly come from outside,” said the source.
Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner is one of the so-called replacement candidate Ecclestone. However, most of the names come from the world outside of F1, including Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King and former M & S boss Sir Stuart Rose.
“I do not know if companies such as Sainsbury’s boss could do my job. Maybe he could,” Ecclestone told the Guardian newspaper last April, when the King entered the name as a candidate.
However, it seems that the shareholders are not in a hurry to find a replacement candidate.
“The reality is that Bernie is running a business and he is much better understand what was going on than us,” continued the source of the CVC. “We clearly have an important role for our shareholders, but we do not run this business, day after day, in detail.”
Houston – Dwight Howard expressed his frustration during his career at the LA Lakers. One is to be a team with Kobe Bryant called Howard not a pleasant thing.
27-year-old center is only just one season with the Lakers before leaving to Houston Rocketrs. In Los Angeles, Howard is expected to add strength to the Lakers actually disappointing.
Howard could not be united with his teammates and coach Mike D’Antoni. As a result, Howard was not uncommon heavily criticized.
Nicks stats in the regular season was worse with an average of 17.1 points per games – the second-worst of his career – and 12.4 rebounds per games, fourth worst in his career.
With Howard, Lakers painstakingly entered into the Western Conference playoff zone. After qualifying was, the Lakers only up to the first round after dilibas San Antonio Spurs without resistance alias 0-4.
“Is it hard to play with Kobe? Yeah, used to be very difficult,” said the former Orlando Magic player was quoted by Fox Sports.
“Me and Kobe, we debated several times. Everybody knows Kobe wants to score and there is some time we scramble to get the ball. And it happens within a team.”
“But playing with Kobe does not affect my decision to join with Houston. I just think Houston offers a better situation for me and my career.”
Rumors of a rift between Howard and Bryant even clearer. Kobe is no longer known memfollow’s former colleagues on Twitter.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed the reason his return to Chelsea, after six years ago to leave the club. According to Mou, he felt that the ‘habitat’ is right for him at Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea.
“I had a desire to venture into countries that are football mecca. That’s why, once of England, I went to Italy and Spain, “Mourinho said on Tuesday (23/7).
“Finally, after walking around all these countries, I know that my main habitat is in Chelsea,” said the Portuguese coach.
Mourinho himself had wandered after leaving Chelsea, the end of the 2007 season. Mou is the first port of Inter Milan. Together La Beneamata, Mou treble success brings.
Two seasons with the club’s Blue Black, Mou then joined the Los Galacticos, Real Madrid. There, Mou success record with bringing Madrid earned 100 points in a season, at the end of the 2012 season.
“I always thought of winning the 100 points in Madrid this as something special in my career. However, this time I was with Chelsea. My focus is to give the best for Chelsea, “said Mou.
Competition volleyball highest caste Indonesia, BSI Proliga in the near future will be held. Competition will be followed by the 14 clubs are scheduled to begin as of 15 February until May 5, 2013.
Bina Sarana Informatika (BSI) back into the main event sponsor volleyball Indonesia for the second time.
Competition followed by seven girls teams and seven men’s team is scheduled to perform at the inaugural Basketball Hall Gelora Bung Karno, Senayan, Jakarta.
Proliga director Hanny S. Surkatty who attended the opening press conference BSI Proliga 2013 stated, competition will take place at this year’s going to be very strict and certainly interesting.
The reason, a longer preparation time will make the competition became increasingly fierce champion.
“The fight will be very tight and interesting. Competition winners will be much tighter. With a long preparation time, the club will be the club trying to prove themselves to win in each match, “he explained. [Cr / bnt]
Here is a list of participating clubs BSI Proliga 2013.
BSI son team Proliga 2013.
1. Jakarta BNI 46
2. Surabaya Samator
3. Palembang South Sumatra Bank Babel
4. Bank Semarang Central Java
5. Jakarta Sananta Indocement
6. Jakarta Pertamina Energy
7. Jakarta Electric PLN
BSI daughter team Proliga 2013.
1. Jakarta Popsivo PGN
2. Jakarta Electric PLN
3. Jakarta TNI AU
4. Petrochemicals Gresik
5. Jakarta BNI 46
6. Valeria Manokwari of West Papua
7. Jakarta Pertamina Energy
Although they had to settle for finishing in 15th position, the young Indonesian driver, Sean Gelael successfully demonstrated one of his best performances as a rookie on a street circuit, Norisring – Germany. Sean is now 16 years-old, and is the youngest driver in the FIA Formula 3 European, managed to achieve the best results, ie the position 15 of the 28 riders in the third race.
In the second race, Sean finished in the top 20, while in the first race, Sean had an accident and was not able to finish the race.
At the time of the qualifying session race 1, Sean managed to record real time odds just 0.678 seconds ahead of the first order that Felix Rosenqvist. When racing himself, Sean competing with the Australian, Mitchell Gilbert, and drivers from New Zealand, Nick Cassidy.
Naas happens when Sean Mitchel collided with Gilbert. ?? I try to avoid Mitchel who was in front of me, I braked, but the wheels locked vehicle, and the vehicle can not be controlled, so I can not avoid Mitchel,?? Sean bright.
But the accident, Sean did not affect performance in the second race. ?? Consequences of a collision in the first race, the race 10-15 in the second round, I was very careful. As a result, of the 23 positions at the start, I was passed by a few riders behind me. After that, I returned to find my own rhythm, and managed to pass a few riders in front of me?? Sean said.
?? Race at Norisring circuit is quite remarkable. Each rider must always drove like crazy at every opportunity. We must put the vehicle as close as possible to the wall to be able to increase the speed, and it is actually very difficult, especially for the novice driver like me,?? he said again.
In the third race, Sean drove smoothly, even able to avoid some of the accidents that occurred in front of him, so managed to finish in 15th position. Starting from position 22, Sean managed to start well. But in the first corner, where there is often an accident, Sean chose to play it safe by taking the middle path. Nevertheless, the Swiss rider, Sandro Zeller had crashed into the rear tire Sean vehicle, which resulted in the distance with the vehicle in front of Sean being widened.
?? Due to the wide range, I think I should try harder to follow the drivers in front of me. At first I tried to increase the speed as much as possible during the first two rounds, but in the end I realized I’d better finish consistently to achieve, and maintain my position,?? she said.
After Norisring, Sean will continue the race in Spa Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, which is the second round of the British Formula 3 Championship. In the first round of the British Formula 3, Sean appeared incredible, successfully climbed the podium twice at Silverstone UK. Racing in Belgium will take place June 25 through July 27, 2013.
?? Momentum of the last few games will be my lunch in Spa Belgium. From the results I got, I believe that I was able to begin to catch up and compete in the top middle of the race. And I am also glad, that races later in the year, will be carried out in the circuits that I know enough, like Hockenheim and Zandvoort. It will be very helpful to me,?? he hoped.
Tottenham now need a new striker to face competition next season. Reportedly KLUN care mengincara Andre Villas-Boas is a young Brazilian talent, Neilton.
As reported by Metro, Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a proposal for Neilton for 7 million Pounds.
Neilton an easy Brazilian talent who was 19 years old. The Santos player usually plays as a winger, but can also be installed as Neilton striker. Neilton himself promoted to the senior team Santos on Marek 2013.
Player whose full name is Neilton Meira Mestk dubbed The New Neymar because it has the style and appearance similar games. This makes Tottenham want to bring Neilton.
Tottenham themselves had once failed to bring Neymar when he was only 15 years old, and this time meraka do not want to fail again to bring Neilton.
Silverstone – The Pirelli reveals several possible causes of tire burst incidents including curbs fringe circuit conditions. Allegation was immediately denied by the manager of Silverstone Circuit.
In the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday (06/30/2013) evening local time, there were at least four riders who had broken tire.
Over the incident, the tire supplier arena racing, pole, Pirelli, promised to conduct an investigation. Although reluctant to speculate, they already mentioned some estimates about the cause of several incidents at Silverstone.
On suspicion of curb suburban conditions unsafe, President of the British Racing Drivers Club, Derek Warwick, direct defense.
“Fringe curbs has been used since 2009. We’ve seen a lot of cars drove through the outskirts of the curb, and they are not having problems,” said Warwick as reported by Reuters.
“We ensure the outskirts curbs have been checked by the FIA and the edges of it in accordance with applicable regulations.”
“We have to ensure a good race here at Silverstone, to bring the audience back to the circuit next year. So, if say I panicked a statement that it is an understatement,” he added.