Black Stars defender Rashid Sumaila is optimistic of cliching the South African League title with Mamelodi Sundowns with just two winsClosest rivals Kaizer Chiefs lost grounds in the title race after being held to a goalless draw by Wits University on Wednesday.The results means the Brazilians will clinch their first Absa Premier League title in seven years with victories over SuperSport United and Maritzburg United.The record-five time champions will host their Pretoria neighbours this weekend before they visit United two weeks laterAfrica’s richest domestic prize is now well within their reach as they must negotiate the decisive two games to make it count.A couple of victories and Sundowns, a club bankrolled by mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe, will have an unassailable lead. The team that have won their last nine league games are on 61 points, and defending champions Chiefs have 56 and Wits 52 with three fixtures each to play.” This silverware has been my dream ahead of the Mundial in Brazil and I confidently believes this will boost my moral ” He saidAt stake is a 10 million rand ($950,000-690,000 euros) champions’ cheque and a place in the even more lucrative 2015 CAF Champions League.Sumaila has been towering at the back for the side since he joined at the start of the season.He is in line to make Ghana’s squad to June’s World Cup in Brazil. after a fabulous campaign.
0Shares0000Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero have scored 104 interational goals between them © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATABuenos Aires, Argentina, May 21 – Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the returning Sergio Aguero headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Tuesday.Paris Saint Germain winger Angel Di Maria was also included but there was no place for striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea from Juventus. “These are the best players in an important time for the national team,” said Scaloni ahead of the tournament hosted by Brazil, which begins on June 14.Argentina will play in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and guests Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts and current Asian champions.Messi, who only returned to the Argentina squad in March after an eight-month absence following the World Cup in Russia, will turn 32 during the competition.Di Maria, like Messi, made his post-World Cup return in March ahead of friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco, but Manchester City’s Aguero had not been called up since Argentina’s 4-3 last 16 defeat to eventual champions France in Russia.Another high-profile omission was Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, who has been left out of the Italian team’s line-up for the last two months over a dispute regarding a contract renewal.“Keeping everyone happy is difficult,” admitted Scaloni, who said he’d had “doubts right until the end” over the final squad make-up.Argentina have not won the Copa America, or any major international tournament, since 1993, losing in the final in four of the last five editions of the continental showpiece.Squad: Goalkeepers: Agustin Marchesin (America Mexico/MEX), Franco Armani (River Plate), Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors)Defenders: German Pezzela (Fiorentina/ITA), Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City/ENG), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax/NED), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Renzo Saravia (Racing Club), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal/ESP), Milton Casco (River Plate)Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria (both Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Guido Rodriguez (America Mexico/MEX), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis/ESP), Roberto Pereyra (Watford/ENG), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese/ITA), Exequiel Palacios (River Plate)Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ESP), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/ENG), Paulo Dybala (Juventus/ITA), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan/ITA), Matias Suarez (River Plate)0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)
Two friendly matches in Schwerin and Rostock will be played between Germany and Serbia (22 and 23 September). German NT coach, Martin Heuberger invites four newcomers for that matches, which will be the final test before the official start of the EHF EURO 2014 Qualifications.GERMAN SQUAD:GOALKEEPERS:Silvio Heinevetter (Füchse Berlin, 77/- A-Länderspiele)Carsten Lichtlein (TBV Lemgo, 152/1)Martin Ziemer (TSV Hannover-Burgdorf, 8/-)Uwe Gensheimer (Rhein-Neckar Löwen, 75/273)Dominik Klein (THW Kiel, 149/283)Lars Kaufmann (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 131/320)Stefan Kneer (SC Magdeburg, 21/29)Sven-Sören Christophersen (Füchse Berlin, 76/120)Michael Haaß (Frisch Auf Göppingen, 93/138)Steffen Weinhold (SG Flensburg-Handewitt, 27/46)Michael Müller (HSG Wetzlar, 51/113)Kai Häfner (HBW Balingen-Weilstetten, -/-)Markus Richwien (Füchse Berlin, 13/30)Tobias Reichmann (HSG Wetzlar, -/-)Patrick Wiencek (THW Kiel, 23/32)Oliver Roggisch (Rhein-Neckar Löwen,176/35)Felix Danner (MT Melsungen, -/-)Evgeni Pevnov (Füchse Berlin, -/-)photo: dhb.de German handballMartin HeubergerRostockSchwerin ← Previous Story F.C Barcelona Intersport win Catalonia Cup! Next Story → Vardar and Metalurg organised friendly match for “the end of the war”