Thursday, 31 August 2017

Ox a done deal

Liverpool have completed the £35m signing of England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal.
The 24-year-old, who rejected a move to Chelsea on Tuesday after a fee had been agreed, joins on a five-year contract worth £120,000 a week. Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was in the last year of his Arsenal contract, rejected a new deal worth up to £180,000 a week to stay at the Emirates. He has started each of Arsenal's four games so far this season.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

South African Man dies in Hull

A murder investigation has been launched after a South African man died following an altercation with another man. Kabelo Mokoena, 35, died in hospital on Thursday, two days after he suffered serious injuries during the incident at a property in Lee Street, Hull. Humberside Police said the two men involved were known to each other. The force said a 58-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident but later released on bail pending further enquiries. A post-mortem examination is due to take place in the next few days.

Gibbs joins the West

Kieran Gibbs has left Arsenal to join West Brom in a £7million deal. The left-back was deemed surplus to requirements at the Emirates and the Hawthorns club moved to snap him up after a possible move to fellow Premier League side Watford fell through.The 27-year-old was once part of a much vaunted 'English core' at Arsenal but was allowed to leave this summer after a succession of injuries and new signings curbed his playing time. In a statement on Twitter, Gibbs, who made 230 appearances for Arsenal, paid tribute to his former club and Arsene Wenger. He wrote: 'Firstly I would like to say how delighted I am to sign for West Brom. 'It has been an amazing journey to play for my childhood club since I was 14. I would like to thank Arsene Wenger for giving me the chance to start my career and fulfil a dream!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Rest In Peace Moyo's

As the social media buzzy with the sad news of our fellow artist who was gunned down in Emnganwini surbubs has passed away. MaPecca, travelled the world with Siyaya, getting to perform at the world’s best venues. Constantly on the road, with his friends or brothers rather, MaPecca felt he needed more than just a life of entertaining masses, he sought to settle down. Women’s knees always jellied in his presence, they always melted whenever they saw his smile. As if fate had heard his silent whispers, Cupid struck him with his love’s arrow and he married a woman, whom he believed would love him till the end of time. But alas the sisters of fate, with their enchanted tapestry and all seeing eye, wove a different path with their shrivelled fingers for MaPecca and his wife Jacqueline Chesigelenaso (Banda) Moyo. Married for more than a decade and with three children, the union has evidently collapsed, with mention of last week’s incident, where MaPecca was shot and hospitalised by his alleged wife’s lover Oricious “Oros” Moyo, a well-known malayitsha who owns and runs a fast food outlet in the city. He last story from MaPecca MaPecca suspected his wife was having an affair and decided to investigate. He said on the night he was shot, he trailed his wife from work, where she is ironically employed by her alleged lover. He said he followed her to where she met with her alleged lover in Emakhandeni suburb, where they then drove to his house in Emganwini. Reiterating the series of events as they unfolded he said the day before he caught them his quest was unsuccessful, as he lost track of her in traffic along the way. “On Monday I tried to tail her but lost her along the way. It was then on Tuesday that fate would have it that I came face to face with the man I believed to be just her employer. She got off work between 9.30pm and 10pm and got a ride from one of her workmates husband’s car. They dropped her off at 6th Avenue, where I then assumed she would catch a kombi home to Gwabalanda but no, she got into a Cowdray Park suburb bound kombi. She dropped off in Emakhandeni near the cricket club and got into a small vehicle . . . a Vista. I, in the company of a friend in a vehicle we had hired to tail them, and then followed the car to Emganwini, where I was shot,” said MaPecca. He said once the vehicle in which his wife and alleged lover drew to a stop by the house, he asked his friends to park at a safe location and took it upon himself to confront them. “I don’t want to lie, I was agitated and my nerves were wrecking me. I needed some sort of closure and this was it. I walked up to the car on the passenger side, where my wife was seated. I knocked on the window, which she didn’t open, then I decided to open the rear passenger door. There I then asked him (Oricious) what he was doing with my wife. I turned the question to my wife as well and they were both mum. “Needing closure I knelt on the ground to ask them what was going on and that is the precise moment he turned the ignition of the car on and shifted the gear . . . I can’t remember to what level but I remember grabbing the door and clinging on it, as they tried to drive off. After that all I remember is hearing a loud crack and a sharp pain in my abdomen, before I fell to the ground. They then sped off and left me for dead,” said MaPecca. After being hospitalised MaPecca says he was shocked to wake up to the police accusing him and wanting to charge him with a crime (attempted robbery), which he says is a misconception, composed by his wife’s lover to hide the crime. In this whole complicated scenario, where is the wife? Lying low, perhaps waiting for the dust to settle and has been barred not by family but MaPecca from visiting him in hospital.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

A salute 4 a hero

Botswana will hold a national holiday in honour of Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold at the World Championships. Makwala, whose exploits in London have been a major talking point this week, races in the final later on Thursday. On Tuesday he was barred from the 400m final, as officials tried to halt a "very virulent" norovirus outbreak. But he returned and progressed from an individual 200m time trial on Wednesday - he was quarantined for Monday's heats - and celebrated by doing press-ups. The 30-year-old, who said he is "still running with a broken heart" will be going up against South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk, who on Tuesday dominated the 400m race for which Makwala said he had been training.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Athletics' governing body has defended its decision to deny a World Championship medal favourite entry to London Stadium amid attempts to control a "very virulent" norovirus outbreak. Botswana's Isaac Makwala, 30, had hoped to run in Tuesday's 400m final, but was barred from competing. His country's Olympic boss, Falcon Sedimo, said that was "disturbing". But the IAAF said it was under instruction to quarantine athletes who showed symptoms of the virus. It acknowledged Makwala's absence was "a sad case" but said its medical staff examined the athlete and notes taken by a doctor showed he had been vomiting over an 18-hour period. Pam Venning, head of medical at the IAAF, told BBC Sport: "I have to trust my doctors. My role is to ensure the healthcare of all the athletes here and it's a very infectious and very virulent disease." Makwala had been considered the main threat to Olympic champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk, who retained his world title by winning Tuesday's race.