On Saturday evening, the club published a photo of Eto’o wearing a Sampdoria branded t-shirt on their social media outlets. “The first Blucerchiato smile for Eto’o at the end of his visit and waiting for his official introduction to #Sampdoria,” the caption said. Eto’o, 33, joined Everton just five months ago after being released by Chelsea and has scored four goals in 20 appearances. The four-time African Footballer of the Year spent two seasons at Inter Milan and was a member of the 2010 treble-winning side that won the Serie A title, Coppa Italia and Champions League under Jose Mourinho. Sampdoria are looking to strengthen their forward line after selling top scorer Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli earlier this month. The Genoa outfit, coached by Sinisa Mihajlovic, are fourth in Serie A, level on 33 points with third-placed Napoli at the halfway stage of the season. It was reported earlier in the week that Eto’o had already agreed an 18-month contract with the Serie A side, accepting a 40 per cent pay cut, but the deal stalled with Sampdoria complaining about a lack of clarity in their dealings with Everton. Those issues now appear to have been resolved with Eto’o in Italy to wrap up his move. Samuel Eto’o is poised to complete his move from Everton to Sampdoria after the Italian club published the first picture of the Cameroon striker in their colours. Press Association
(REUTERS) – Former world number one Tiger Woods has accepted that he will “never feel great” again after suffering a number of back and knee injuries in recent years.The 14-time major champion returned to action in December following a 15-month layoff but was forced to pull out of the Dubai Desert Classic last week after the first round due to a back spasm.“There were a lot of times I didn’t think I was going to make it back. It was tough, it was more than brutal,” Woods told Dubai magazine Vision.The 41-year-old American has racked up 79 PGA Tour victories in his career but has not won a major championship since 2008.“There have been plenty of times when I thought I would never play the game again at the elite level,” Woods, ranked 674th in the world, said.“It was tough, it was more than brutal. There were times I needed help just to get out of bed.“I feel good, not great. I don’t think I will ever feel great because it’s three back surgeries, four knee operations,” he added.Woods is hoping to play in the U.S. Masters in April, the first major of the year.“I’m always going to be a little bit sore. As long as I can function, I’m fine with that,” he said.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is not making moves to repossess unoccupied house lots; rather it is now working with the owners to have those lots occupied. This is according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CH&PA, Lelon Saul.“We have been encouraging people to occupy lands and we are working with them to find out what challenges they have and to see what we can assist so that people can move onto the lands that they were allocated. We have not repossessed any lands from individuals where a person has been awarded an individual plot. We have not done that,” Saul said.Minister with the responsibility for housing, Valarie Patterson-Adams, has indicated that Government would be moving to repossess unoccupied lots so as to ensure a greater occupancy rate.However, this move caused some amount of disagreement between the landowners and the CH&PA, since the owners are of the view that once they have possession of a title, then the Government cannot mandate them to build.According to the agreement, the landowners have to begin construction on their plots as the earliest time possible and could only change ownership after 10 years.According to Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, a lot of house lots allocated since 2000 remain unoccupied in several schemes across the country. He said the trend was worrying and alarming, as he explained that billions of dollars were expended to prepare the schemes for occupancy, but progress has been slow over the last decade.Minister Bulkan revealed that between 2000 and 2015, from an approximate total of 66,000 house lots allocated, some 28,000 or 40 per cent remain unoccupied. “It makes no sense investing these huge sums of money for a rate of occupancy that is as low as 20 per cent,” the Minister said previously.The Minister reported that during 2011 and 2015, some 38 new schemes were developed boasting a total of 20,000 house lots but to date, 80 per cent of those lots remain unoccupied. A total $12.8 billion was pumped into their development and $16 billion is now required to complete infrastructure works.Besides this, from a total of 4927 interviews conducted in 2017, the CH&PA only issued 1131 house lots, with Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) accounting for the majority of 3122 interviews and 513 allocations.
“FIFA has today lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Guatemalan Football Association” Fedefut, it said in a statement.Football’s governing body said it made the decision after receiving a letter from Juan Carlos Rios, the head of a FIFA-appointed “Normalization Committee” to oversee the Fedefut. The letter confirmed that the committee was operational.The suspension “is lifted with immediate effect, restoring all its rights as a federation member of FIFA,” Rios told a press conference. “It is a very happy day for us.”FIFA sanctioned Guatemala in October 2016 after it failed to authorize the normalization committee after an international corruption scandal that rocked world football.Former Fedefut general secretary Hector Trujillo was the first person brought down in the scandal to be sentenced to jail, given eight months by a judge in New York in October for wire fraud.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Trujillo was the first first person sentenced by a US judge over the FIFA corruption scandal © AFP/File / DON EMMERTGUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, Jun 1 – FIFA Thursday lifted a suspension imposed on Guatemala 18 months ago over its failure to comply with anti-corruption rules.The suspension prevented Guatemalan teams from participating in international competitions such as the Gold Cup, the Central American Games and the CONCACAF Champions League.