Stadium ban frustrates Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

first_img “Maybe I watch a movie. I don’t know,” he said. “For me, it’s very similar to going to a cinema and somebody tells me ‘you are not allowed to come in’. “Or I go to a shop to buy a pair of shoes and somebody tells me ‘you cannot come into the shop to buy a pair of shoes’. “So tomorrow I want to go to a football match, Stoke against Chelsea, and if I try to do that somebody will stop me. “I want to go to Stoke-Chelsea with my son and, at the door of the stadium, somebody says: ‘You kid, you can come in. You father, you go home’. That’s the basic picture. “On top of it, I am going to that stadium to work, and people says ‘you cannot come here to do your work’. “Even if I buy a ticket people will stop me (coming in). There is no chance.” Mourinho must stay away from the Britannia Stadium following his half-time dismissal at West Ham last month. The Blues boss “admitted a Football Association charge of misconduct regarding his language and/or behaviour towards the match officials in or around the dressing room area” at Upton Park and was fined £40,000 alongside the stadium ban. The FA released its reasons on Friday, with referee Jonathan Moss saying Mourinho called him “f****** weak”. “My punishment, the dimension of my punishment, the stadium ban that stays suspended, obviously affects everything,” said Mourinho, who on Thursday lost a separate appeal against a suspended one-match stadium ban. “My answers (to the media), obviously, are going to be different. “The way I participate with the game, obviously, is going to be different. “I had a game a few days ago where I stood for 90 minutes on my side. The other manager (Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp) was jumping like Michael Jordan and nothing happened. “So, I know that for me everything is different. It’s changed a lot. “I think the message that the power (the FA) want to give me, the message is more than clear.” Mourinho is frustrated he is barred from doing his job as he says he is uncertain how he will follow the game, although it is inconceivable he will not watch the televised contest. Press Association Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his stadium ban changes everything and compared his banishment from Stoke’s Britannia Stadium with being prevented from entering a cinema to watch a film. last_img read more

#GUSA2020: Top 5 athletics records that were ‘smashed’

first_imgThe 26th edition of the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA) Games has been characterized by a great exhibition of sportsmanship, a test of character and strength.The just-ended 2020 GUSA Games saw some records broken by athletes in the athletics sporting discipline.The likes of Rose Yeboah, Ali Yahaya, Ebenezer Gyimah, Yamoah Cadmond, Grace Obour, and William Amponsah can be mentioned as athletes who reached new feats in the GUSA Games.Here are the top five records that were broken in the GUSA Games:Rose Yeboah  Rose Yeboah of the University of Cape Coast jumped highest in the High Jump event during the 2020 GUSA Games.The 19-year-old from the University of Cape Coast jumped a height of 1.85M in the competition to break the record set by Abigail Kwarteng in 2016 who recorded 1.70M.Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarRose has now improved on her personal best which stood at 1.84M; a feat she reached in the African Games in Rabat last year.Grace Obour beat rival to set a new toneThe African Games bronze medalist beat her fiercest rival, Rafiatu Nuhu, to topple her record which stood at 54.79 seconds in 2019.Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarShe made a new time of 53.076 seconds to edge past University for Development Studies (UDS) pair of Rafiatu Nuhu and Aduntira Grace.The 18-year-old has a personal best time of 51.86 seconds, feet she reached in Rabat, Morocco in the African Games to win the bronze medal for Ghana.William Amponsah ‘macho’s’ two recordsThe University of Education, Winneba (UEW) student, William Amponsah holds the records for the 5,000 and 10,000 metres races in the GUSA Games.The 21-year-old first smashed the 5,000 metres record by clocking a time of fourteen minutes 19 seconds.William broke Malik Yakubu’s record by two minutes as he runs around the track to glory in the games.The level 100 UEW student is now the 10,000 metres National record holder at the Ghana University Students Associated Games, setting a new time of 29 minutes 51 seconds.Ali Yahaya breaks 25 years old pole vault recordAli Yahaya, a student of the University of Ghana shattered a 25-year-old record set in the Pole Vault event at the GUSA Games.He jumped 3.86m at the GUSA Games, against the previous record of 3.85M by Kofi Nimo in 1995. UDS dominates 4×100 metres racesIn both the male and female categories of the 4×100 metre races, the University for Development Studies (UDS) showed supremacy to clinch gold and set new records.In the female division, the quartet from UDS clocked a time of 45.946 seconds to beat UCC, UG KNUST and UEW.Wallace Aflammah, Sarfo Ansah, Derrick Sarkodie and Barnabas Aggeh were too strong for their opponents in the 4×100 metres.Photo Credit: Osei Bernard EsarUDS won the race in a time of 40.27 seconds with the University of Ghana and UCC coming second and third respectively.last_img read more

Ricketts returns to LA Galaxy in MLS

first_imgLOS ANGELES, California (CMC):Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts will line up alongside England superstar Steven Gerrard at LA Galaxy after being snapped up in the 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft.The 38-year-old journeyman, who started his professional career in England, will join the star-studded west coast outfit after just a year at Orlando City where he was selected during the 2015 MLS Expansion Draft.Ricketts will be returning to Galaxy for his second spell, after representing them between 2009 and 2011, before going on to feature for several other MLS clubs.”Donovan is one of the most experienced and successful goalkeepers in MLS,” said head coach and general manager, Bruce Arena.”He is familiar with our team and has proven to be a player capable of winning championships. We are happy that he is once again a member of the LA Galaxy and look forward to his contributions to our club.”Ricketts spent much of his early pro career at Bradford City in England, before heading to the United States where he signed for Galaxy in 2009.He was MLS Goalkeeper of the Year in 2010 and earned the title again in 2013 when he played for Portland Timbers between 2012 and 2014. Ricketts also featured for Montreal Impact in 2012.He spent 13 years at international level, before retiring in 2013 after gaining exactly 100 caps.last_img read more