Kwadwo Asamoah returns for Juventus

first_imgGhana international Kwadwo Asamoah made an injury return for Italian Serie A Champions Juventus on Sunday.Asamoah has been sidelined with an injury that has caused him a chunk of first team football for both club and country since the later part of last year.The Ghanian player who has been on and off due to the injury was promised some game time by Juventus coach Max Allegri for the home tie against Bologna.Kwadwo Asamoah made a cameo in the game as the midfielder replaced Sami Khedira in additional minutes when Juventus had all but secured the three points available.Juventus won the game by three goals to one with Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala [penalty] and Sami Khedira scoring the goals for the Italian Champions in the comeback win. Anthony Mounier scored the opener in the game for Bologna.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

French referee who kicked player banned for three months

first_imgBefore Thursday’s hearing FFF president Noel Le Graet said: “He’s someone who has done a beautiful job. He has made a small mistake, that he clearly recognises. Killing him at this point achieves nothing. He’s someone who deserves respect.”There are almost no precedents for Chapron’s offence in France. In 2015, Philippe Kalt lost his chance of refereeing the League Cup final for elbowing away Adamo Coulibaly while showing a card to another Lens player. But he was back refereeing in Ligue 1 before the end of the season.Footage of Chapron’s kick went viral across the world.Nantes president Waldemar Kita, who was seen laughing incredulously after the red card was shown, said he spoke to Chapron at the end of the game.“He told me that he had never wanted to kick the player and that he had felt himself pushed in the back,” he told French television.“It’s a joke. I got 20 text messages from across the world telling me this referee is a joke.”Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier had a good view of the incident and called for the referee to be given a long ban.“He says he slipped, but I know he kicked him,” Rongier told Canal+.“I know it’s very difficult to referee but you have to question them from time to time… We do that, we get a 10-match ban.”Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | The French referee who kicked out at a player during a Ligue 1 game was Thursday handed a three-month ban by disciplinary chiefs with a further three months suspended.Tony Chapron, 45, kicked Diego Carlos of Nantes towards the end of the match against Paris Saint-Germain on January 14 after being knocked over when the pair collided.Chapron sent the player off before apologising the next day, saying Carlos had bumped into him but that his own reaction had been “clumsy” and “inappropriate”.The French Football Federation (FFF) suspended Chapron “until further notice” and the league’s disciplinary commission met Thursday in Paris with Chapron attending the two-hour proceedings with his lawyer.“The meeting took place in a calm atmosphere which was in contrast to the media lynching (around the affair),” said Samuel Chevret, the referee’s lawyer.At the time of the affair, the FFF said in a statement that Chapron had reviewed video footage of the incident and “noted that his fall had been caused accidentally”.Chapron apologised, saying in a statement to AFP: “The Nantes player, Diego Carlos, crashed into me.“At the time of the collision, I felt a sharp pain where I had recently suffered an injury. My unfortunate reaction was to stick my leg out towards the player.”Several weeks before the incident, Chapron had announced that he planned to retire from refereeing at the end of the season.He has been refereeing in France’s top flight since 2004 and has taken charge of more than 400 matches, including the French Cup final in 2014. In October, he refereed a game in the Chinese Super League.last_img read more

GLENTIES’ 1,024 LITTLE LEPRECHAUNS PIPPED AT POST FOR WORLD RECORD

first_imgA super 1,024 leprechauns just wasn’t enough to set a new Guinness World Record in Glenties today.The tremendous turn-out in the Co Donegal town was the result of months of hard work by the people of the town.But unfortunately the Donegal attempt was beaten by the people of Bandon in Co Cork who had 1,263 leprechauns. One of the main driving forces behind the Glenties record attempt, Carmel Doherty, said she was delighted by how well the day went.“It really was just incredible how well people responded. The sight of more than 1,000 people dressed as leprechauns on the Main Street was just breath-taking.“People came from everywhere and everyone was on their best behaviour,” she said.Just four leprechauns were disqualified because they were not properly dressed! Businesses in the town also reported a great spin-off in recent days due to the influx of tourists.A number of leprechauns came from nearby Ardara who turned up to show their support to their neighbours.Ardara will tomorrow attempt to set their own World Record for the greatest number of St.Patricks in one place!   GLENTIES’ 1,024 LITTLE LEPRECHAUNS PIPPED AT POST FOR WORLD RECORD was last modified: March 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BandonGlentiesleprechaunsworld recordlast_img read more