April 28, 2019 Police Blotter

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Bruce hopes for Aluko progress

first_imgHull manager Steve Bruce is crossing his fingers that talks with Sone Aluko over a new contract come to a positive conclusion soon. Press Association Aluko hit the headlines last weekend when his stunning volley helped the Tigers seal a 3-2 win at Newcastle. That effort would have come as no surprise to those who saw the Nigeria international take the Championship by storm last term before a serious Achilles injury wrecked his season, and Bruce is a long-time fan of the player. “I’m trying my best, put it that way.” Having registered their first away win of the season at Newcastle, Hull are looking for back-to-back successes when West Ham arrive at the KC Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers have picked up two more points than their opponents from the first five fixtures and the match is a clear target for one of Bruce’s aim of 10 wins to stay up. But to achieve that he will have to overcome a close friend and, in his mind, an underrated coach in Sam Allardyce. “I think I can say this because he’s my mate we don’t have too many of those in football, but for me Sam gets undue, unfair publicity for his so-called way of playing,” he said. “Looking at what he has done in the last 10-15 years in the Premier League you know whenever you’re playing one of his teams that you’ll need to be at your best to beat them. “They’ll be committed, meticulously well organised and difficult to play against. “Then you look at the squad of players they have assembled very quickly and see they have a good squad. “He’s a had a fair few injuries to put up with but he’s assembled a very good group. Against West Ham and especially against ‘Big Sam’ it is a tough game. Always.” He has spoken on several occasions of Aluko’s ability to turn heads at the very highest level for Hull and, with the forward’s current deal due to expire at the end of the campaign, opened talks over an extension several weeks ago. All signs are positive that the two parties are in agreement, but many more performances like the one at St James’ Park and Bruce may find himself casting nervous glances over his shoulder. “We always want to keep our best players and make no mistake about it, if Sone stays injury-free he could light up the Premier League,” said Bruce. “We’d like to tie something up with him but as we all know the Bosman ruling is a horrible thing against a football club, so we’ll try and do our best and see if we can get him tied up. “I know he’s enjoying playing at this level and enjoying playing at this club so we’ll try and get a deal done sooner rather than later as far as I’m concerned.” While Bruce currently has no major cause for concern over a player who he first came across as a precocious teenager at Birmingham, he accepted progress had so far been slow. “It’s been going on for weeks now…it’s edging along,” he said. “Hopefully we’re coming to a conclusion but I wouldn’t be surprised in another week if I’m sitting here and it hasn’t been done. last_img read more

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Cuba-based boxers to arrive home today

first_img…NSC, GOA partner to see Boxers return after seven months in CubaBy Rawle ToneyAFTER seven months, Dennis Thomas, Desmond Amsterdam, Colin Lewis and Keevin Allicock, will finally leave Cuba and return to Guyana. The four boxers will arrive in the country via a specially-arranged Caribbean Airlines flight today.Egbert Field, Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), in interview with local online news outlet www.newsroom.gy, said one flight was arranged for passengers in Cuba, Barbados and Jamaica, since there is not sufficient Guyanese at any of the locations to cover the cost of the charter.“Getting a flight to those locations is very difficult,” Field pointed out, while revealing that the cost of the charter is US$67,000.The article stated the Caribbean Airlines flight will be transporting 18 Guyanese passengers from Kingston Jamaica, followed by 35 persons in Havana Cuba and the remainder in Bridgetown Barbados.The aforementioned boxers had journeyed the Spanish-speaking Island in January, thanks to the help of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and the National Sports Commission (NSC), to prepare for their now postponed Olympic Qualifier tournament in Argentina. But in March, after Cuba, just like many countries around the world, in an effort to stop the spread the coronavirus, had closed their airports, the boxers were left locked down on the Island.The GOA, the NSC and the Guyana Embassy in Cuba, came together and had taken up the responsibility to cater to the boxers until they’re able to leave. The amateur Guyanese pugilists, according to Director of Sports Christopher Jones, will be part of the almost 150 passengers that will arrive in Guyana today (July 24), along with Guyanese passengers from Jamaica and Barbados, who are now being able to return home since the country’s airports were closed in March.“We’ve been pushing for a while now and I want to recognize Ambassador Ivan Evelyn, as well as Ambassador Abdool Majeed in Cuba, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Karen Cummings, for the work that they’ve been doing,” Jones told Chronicle Sport. Jones however reasoned that he’s remaining “hopeful that there’s no issue that will arise, so definitely we’re looking forward for that flight to arrive in Guyana.”Jones said the boxers would’ve already completed all that is necessary, including a recent COVID-19 test in keeping with the regulations put in place by the GCAA, to make their voyage back home.Meanwhile, Steve Ninvalle, president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) who also sits as a Vice President of the American Boxing Confederation (AMBC) had told Chronicle Sport recently that the Olympic Qualifier tournament is now tentatively set to take place between February and March of 2021. He had admitted that despite being disappointed that the initial event was postponed, they will head back to the drawing board as soon as the boxers return home from Cuba.Apart from the boxers based in Cuba, Canada-based Taveena Kum is the lone female on Guyana’s five-member team that were set to feature in the Qualifier was scheduled for March 26 to April 4 in Argentina.He also felt that with amount of work done, Guyana was robbed of not seeing a boxer qualify for the Olympic Games, stating “the four boxers that we have in Cuba, they were trained to a peak; their mental strength was there to a peak and I think it would’ve been the first time that we would’ve had a qualifier for the Olympics in a very, very long time.”John Douglas, Guyana’s flag bearer for the 1996 Olympic Games, was the last boxer to represent the Golden Arrowhead at the IOC’s flagship event, where he lost in the first round of his light heavyweight clash with Germany’s Thomas Ulrich, who went on to claim bronze.last_img read more

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Deni Simeunović will continue to play for FC ”Travnik”

first_imgOne of the best football players of FC ”Travnik”, Deni Simeunović, will continue to play for FC ”Travnik” despite the speculation of his transfer.Before leaving for a winter break, Simeunović signed a contract with FC ”Travnik” which says that if he does not find new club that he will continue to play on the Pirota stadium.Simeunović was born in Croatia in 1992, and he is a midfield player and he started playing for FC ”Travnik” in 2011.last_img

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