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Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi will take legal action in the United Kingdom against the newspaper ‘The Daily Telegraph’, for claiming that he has signed to contract with a betting syndicate to fix results of Black Stars matches.Nyantakyi rubbished the undercover report by The Telegraph, and Channel 4’s Dispatches programme which sought to link him with match fixing saying it is a calculated attempt to cast a slur not only on his image but that of the GFA and the world governing body of football, FIFA.The GFA boss revealed that the federation’s seven-page response to the newspaper’s allegations was not reflected in their report on their internet publication with ‘The Telegraph’ writing just one line of reaction from the GFA when it initially published the story.Nyantakyi says the report is calculated to tarnish his image, using the Black Stars excellent showing at the World Cup to exact maximum traction for the supposed match fixing.“This is a matter that has been well calculated to tarnish my image as well as that of the football association and even FIFA because they are releasing a report of untruth at a very critical time of the world cup to divert attention and also cast a slur on the image of the entire competition,” Nyantakyi said in an interview.“We sent a seven-page response to their allegations last week but they chose only to publish just one line in their entire lengthy report they wrote in their newspaper. This clearly shows that they are up to mischief. “All the international news agencies like the AFP, BBC and AP extensively reflected our points of view which brought balance to their reports but with the intention to deceive the public and stand up a spurious claim against me and the GFA, they (Telegraph) opted not to reflect our version of events.”The GFA boss revealed that two men approached him last month over their interest in buying the right to organise friendly matches for the Black Stars and were asked to present their proposal for consideration. They did not tell Nyantakyi of any intention to fix matches.Even before the GFA could respond to the proposal sent by the two men or even sign the contract the Daily Telegraph claims Nyantakyi and the GFA were ready to fix matches.Mr Nyatankyi, who is a lawyer, said the GFA will file a legal suit against the newspaper “to come and establish an agreement if an agreement can be reached with a corporate body like the GFA by a draft contract.”“The newspaper should brace themselves up and get ready,” he warned in a press briefing at the team’s hotel im Maceio The tabloid claimed that Obed Nketiah, a Ghanaian football administrator, and a FIFA agent Christopher Forsythe approached Nyantakyi in agreeing to fix Black Stars international matches.However, in an interview on Monday, June 23, the GFA boss said he got to know the FIFA player agent through Mr Nketia in Ghana over a proposal to buy rights to Black Stars friendly matches for the next one year.He insisted that they never proposed to fix matches for the Black Stars as they only sought to buy the rights to organise friendly matches for the team.The two men, who are not licensed by FIFA to organise friendly matches, were probed by Nyantakyi whether they are experienced in organising matches and they replied that they have no experience but would engage a FIFA match agent to work on it.Unknown to Nyantakyi, the two men had been secretly filmed boasting that they can fix the results of matches involving the Black Stars if they were handed the right to organise the matches. He revealed that the two men and the undercover reporters piled pressure on him to sign the contract but he refused insisting that he wanted the Legal Committee advice and approval of the Executive Committee before he could commit to such a deal.Realising that Nyantakyi is unlikely to sign the deal with travelled to Miami where the Black Stars were camping without prior appointment desperately seeking to commit the GFA boss who stood his ground only saying that a trial of the deal could be made only after approval from the Legal Committee and Executive Committee.He assured Ghanaians to keep calm as, according to him, the report is a figment of the reporters’ imagination.“There’s really no cause of alarm as far as I am concerned because nothing untoward has happened involving me or the federation and all the noise being made is of no consequence.”Meanwhile, the Telegraph’s has been forced to amend it reports on the internet in the wake reports of the report and reaction from the GFA which has been widely covered globally. I It has also emerged that in their internet edition, which is available globally, they did not report that Nyantakyi signed the deal to fix matches.But in the print edition in the UK they made it their headline story with sub-headline: ‘Ghana chiefs sign contract with ‘betting syndicate’ to rig results of international matches’. This shows that they are aware the GFA might not get the print edition since it is only circulated in the UK.Despite the seven-page response to the Telegraph, they only wrote this: ‘Mr Nyantakyi said that he had not read the contract and he did not know about the deal to fix games. He said that the proposed match would have been handled by a licensed Fifa match agent and that he was unaware that Mr Forsythe had demanded £30,000 for the football association.’The Daily Telegraph front page puts a sobering dampener on all the unbridled joy surrounding the Black Stars performance at the World Cup.Below is the copy of the frontpage of the Daily Telegraph today which is different from the online edition they posted
Coach Mike Mutebi talks to his players in training yesterday. PHOTO KCCA MEDIATODAYMamelodi Sundowns v Kampala Capital City Authority 8pmSaturdayVipers (UGA) v Platinum Stars (RSA)Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | The four most successful clubs in African competitions enter the 2017 CAF Champions League this weekend expecting to build first-leg leads at home in last-32 ties.Record 19-time title winners Al Ahly of Egypt face South African league leaders Wits, who are playing in the elite African competition for the first time.TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo, second behind Ahly with 10 successes, meet unimpressive preliminary round winners CAPS United of Zimbabwe.Zamalek of Egypt, winners of nine continental competitions and 2016 Champions League runners-up, tackle Enugu Rangers of Nigeria in an attractive match-up.Etoile Sahel of Tunisia, the only club to win all five current and past CAF competitions, also boast nine titles ahead of a clash with AS Tanda of the Ivory Coast.The last-32 line-up includes eight winners of the Champions League, including title-holders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, who host Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda. Share on: WhatsApp Esperance of Tunisia, V Club of DR Congo and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco complete the line-up of clubs who lifted the richest and most prized African trophy.Another five challengers, Leopards of Congo Brazzaville, FUS Rabat of Morocco, Horoya of Guinea, Al Merrikh of Sudan and Enugu, have won other CAF titles.A Nigerian club is overdue a good run, but an Enugu outfit that is struggling domestically will be underdogs against five-time champions Zamalek.It is the second tough pairing for the “Flying Antelopes” this season, having scraped past JS Saoura of Algeria on the away-goal rule.Bobby Clement scored in Algeria what ultimately proved the decisive goal and he believes better travel arrangements and tactics can foil Zamalek.“We needed three flights to reach Algeria whereas the squad are travelling direct to Cairo. That will be a big help,” he told reporters.“Our coaches are busy correcting the mistakes of recent matches in the national championship and coming up with a strategy to contain Zamalek.“Among our biggest problems recently has been sluggish starts to matches — it takes us too long to stamp our authority.”Enugu will not lack knowledge of the Cairo “White Knights”, who defeated another Nigerian club, Enyimba, home and away in the group phase last season.The other Nigerian contenders, Rivers United, host Merrikh full of confidence after a four-goal thrashing of Malian visitors Real Bamako last month.Ahly last won the Champions League in 2013, and six of the Egypt squad that finished Africa Cup of Nations runners-up last month came from the Cairo “Red Devils”.Mazembe will be watched closely to see what effect the departures of Christian Luyindama, Merveille Bope and Jonathan Bolingi to Standard Liege and Roger Assale to Young Boys Berne will have.
South Africa’s wheelchair tennis squad wants top honours at the World Team Cup. Desmond Monyamane has confidence in his teammates. Lucas Sithole is using the tournament as part of his preparations for the 2012 Paralympics.(Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Nqobi Ngcobo Simonsays communications WTSA communications partner +27 11 465 9815 [email protected] RELATED ARTICLES • Street Child Cup kicks off in SA • Top sponsors for Unity Cup in SA • Natalie wins Human Values award • Celebrating South Africa’s ParalympiansBongani NkosiSouth Africa’s wheelchair tennis stars are preparing for the upcoming 2010 Invacare World Team Cup in Turkey, and judging by their top rankings, they look set to play a dominant role the competition.The country will be represented at the international tournament, which runs from 3 to 9 May, by a team of nine players, who will compete in all four divisions: men, women, quad and juniors.About 300 of the “most talented” players from 33 countries will play in the 26th World Team Cup, according to Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA). The tournament is generally known as the Davis Cup of wheelchair tennis. All participants are missing – or cannot use – one or more of their limbs.South Africa’s squad boasts the country’s most highly rated wheelchair-bound players in all divisions. “Our 2010 team is the strongest yet, and our hopes are high for the players performances to be worthy of bringing honour to our country,” said Holger Losch, who represents WTSA and is one of the team’s coaches.The country’s top-ranked Sydwell Mathonsi, from Xikundu Village in Venda, will lead the men’s team. Evans Maripa, who won gold at the Asia Pacific Youth Para Games in 2009, Pretoria’s Patrick Selepe, and Desmond Monyamane, from Moletjie Village in Polokwane, will complete this side.“We’re looking at improving South Africa’s ranking at the tournament,” said Monyamane, a third-year biokinetics student at the University of Venda.Monyamane started playing tennis in Limpopo in 2006, at the Helen Franz Special School for youngsters with disabilities. He’s confident about his side and the South African team. “We can beat the tops teams because we have good players,” he said. “Sydwell won against a top player from the UK [recently].”Kgothatso Montjane, who’s currently number-one in South Africa’s female division and 16th in the world, will lead the women’s side. She recently won the women’s title at the SA Open for wheelchair tennis, beating Louise Hunt from the UK.Montjane is hoping to help her team improve on last year’s performance, which saw them reach the quarter-finals. “We’re playing top players … but we’re well prepared for a win,” she said.Montjane will team up with Rose van der Meer, with whom she played in last year’s World Cup, and Refilwe Mooketsi, a first-time participant who WTSA describes as a “strong and fast competitor”.“We’re a stronger women’s team, Van der Meer said. “We are a good team, with a positive attitude.”Preparing for 2012 ParalympicsThe quad team comprises Lucas Sithole, number-one in the South African rankings and 16th in the world, and Steven Kekai, 33rd in the world rankings. There’s a massive focus on these two stars “to see how they fare against the top seven quad nations in the world”, WTSA said.Sithole said he’s using the week-long tournament to help prepare for the 2012 Paralympics in London, UK. The young player, who trains at the University of Johannesburg, is positive about his first qualification for the games. “I’m sure I will qualify,” he said.Patrick Selepe, from Soshanguve in Pretoria, completes the national team as both a coach and men’s singles player.
Brand South Africa congratulates the Proteas who have taken a giant step towards holding the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy.We thank the team for flying the South flag proudly and stand behind you. Match details Channel: SuperSport 2 / HD (channel 202) Date: Tuesday, March 24, 201501:30 – 11:30CricketICC Cricket World Cup SF 1: Tbc v South AfricaSouth Africa Squad CP: AB de VilliersAaron Phangiso Dale SteynDavid MillerFaf du Plessis Farhaan BehardienHashim AmlaImran TahirJP DuminyKyle Abbott Morne MorkelQuinton de KockRilee RossouwVernon PhilanderWayne Parnell for more info visit: www.icc-cricket.com Brand South Africa congratulates the Proteas who have taken a giant step towards holding the 2015 Cricket World Cup trophy. We thank the team for flying the South flag proudly and stand behind you.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension Beef CoordinatorThe subject of trade seems to be a daily topic in the national and agricultural media in recent weeks. The President appears to be determined to create an environment for “fairer” trade between the U.S. and many of our trading partners. Thus far, negotiations between the U.S. and other countries have yielded few results, tough talk, and the threat of tariffs.Much of the uncertainty surrounding the issue of trade has created a level of anxiety within several U.S. industries. Agriculture is certainly one of those industries. Many agricultural commodities play an important role in our overall trade balance. The beef industry is greatly impacted by exports across the globe.Annual U.S. beef exports have risen significantly over the past decade according to statistical data from the U.S. Meat Export Federation. In 2008, the U.S. exported 984,712 metric tons of beef at a total value $3.619 billion dollars. In 2017, U.S. beef exports were at 1,263,456 metric tons for a total value of $7.269 billion dollars. The top six destinations for U.S. beef exports in 2017 were 1. Japan, $1,890 billion; 2. South Korea, $1,220 billion; 3. Mexico, $980 million; 4. Hong Kong, $884 million; 5. Canada, $796 million; and 6. Taiwan, 410 million.Exports of beef have continued their strong run thus far in 2018. Beef export volume was 111,213 metric tons in April, up 11% year-over-year. Export value was $676.7 million, up 23% and the fourth-highest on record. Through the first four months of 2018, exports were up 10% in volume to 429,286 metric tons. Export value was $2.59 billion, 20% above last year’s record pace.Exports accounted for 14.1% of total beef production in April, up from 13.6% a year ago. Beef export value averaged $328.46 per head of fed slaughter in April, up 16% from a year ago. Through April, per-head export value averaged $318.91, up 17%. To put these figures in perspective, $318.91 on a 1,400-pound market steer equals an added 22.8 cents per pound.The figures listed above should indicate the importance of exports to the beef industry. It certainly would be beneficial to the beef industry and many other agricultural commodities for our U.S. trade negotiators to make some agreements with our key trading partners sooner rather than later. To say a lot is at stake would be an understatement!
PBA IMAGESBouncing back from a rare loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Barangay Ginebra on Saturday night notched a win to reclaim top ranking—which Tim Cone won’t mind losing again.“I don’t care about being No. 1, 2, 3 or 4,” Cone said after an 89-82 victory over Rain or Shine that sewed up a twice-to-beat advantage for the Kings. “[Being No. 1] just adds extra pressure on you. We want to win as many games as we can and if we end up No. 1, that’s great.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Blackwater suits up new acquisition Allein Maliksi when it clashes with back-to-the-wall GlobalPort in the 4:30 p.m. game. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad “But that’s not our goal, it’s top four,” he said after getting 28 points and 10 rebounds from import Justin Brownlee at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay where the Kings picked up win No. 8 in 10 games. “It was just really important for us to get that eighth win.”Ginebra will play TNT KaTropa to close out its elimination round schedule, and a win in that Sept. 23 game would most likely give the Kings top ranking and the lightest first-round assignment in the playoffs.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 shutoutCone said the team was still smarting from a loss to San Miguel Beer a few nights ago.“We need to get better to reach their level,” he said. “We’re just not there yet.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The Grand Slam-seeking Beermen formalized entry into the playoffs earlier by squeaking past KIA Picanto, 118-112.June Mar Fajardo scored 41 points and had 17 rebounds, playing the entire second half and towing the Beermen to their sixth win in nine outings.Fajardo scored 20 of his total in the fourth period to send KIA to its 10th straight loss.Star and TNT KaTropa tangle in a crucial match Sunday at 6:45 p.m. at Smart Araneta Coliseum where the Hotshots debut a third import in Iceland’s Kristofer Acox.The Texters will be gunning to improve a 6-3 card and stay well within top four contention, while the Hotshots, with a 5-3 record, will be shooting for a ticket to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Mondilla gets his redemption MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon PLAY LIST 00:52Jake Cuenca, Gerald Anderson talk about training for triathlon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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
Emile Heskey: Eck blocked Leicester returnby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmile Heskey has revealed he was blocked from joining Leicester City a second time.Heskey has revealed that Alex McLeish denied him the chance to leave Aston Villa for Leicester City.He told LeicesterLive: “McLeish said I couldn’t go. “He said I couldn’t leave, that they needed me, and then barely played me again.“I wanted to know where I stood and if I wasn’t in anyone’s plans, I would have been going home to Leicester. But to tell me they needed me but then not to play me again, more or less, I didn’t see the logic behind it.“It would have been good to come back, it would have been nice.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say