Benteke edging closer to return

first_img Press Association The striker has handed the club a major boost and it is thought he could return to action by the end of next month. He has been out since April after rupturing his Achilles, which forced him to miss Belgium’s World Cup campaign. Christian Benteke is closing in on an Aston Villa return as he continues his quick recovery from an Achilles injury. center_img Benteke was expected to be sidelined until Christmas but is on course to return sooner along with fellow striker Libor Kozak, who is also nearing fitness after breaking his leg in January. “Touch wood everything is OK with their rehab and in the next few weeks they will be back,” said boss Paul Lambert, ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League visit of Newcastle. “Hopefully, all being right, with a bit of luck if Christian doesn’t have any major hiccups he will be back soon. “I can’t put a 100 per cent time limit on it but he is doing really well. To get him back training is important, first and foremost. “At the minute the guy is doing great. He is looking in great shape, the medical people deserve a lot of credit for getting him in shape. “I don’t want to put pressure on him but having him and Kozak back will be a big boost.” last_img read more

National Indoor Hockey Championships| OLD Fort Top Form advance to 2nd Division quarter-finals

first_img…. GBTI GCC Spice, Tigers continue winning waysTHE YMCA Old Fort Top Form have booked their place in tomorrow’s first quarter-final of the Men’s Second Division competition in this year’s National Indoor Hockey Championships through a dominant performance in their opening games.After disposing of Bounty GCC 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Group B of the division, Top Form got the better of Saints Silencer on Wednesday evening with a 5-0 victory at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, the venue of the event.In that clash, Omar Hopkinson scored twice, while there was a goal each for Chris Low-Koan, Theodore Thierens and Daniel Woolford.UNBEATENSeveral teams remain unbeaten, including male first division defending champions, Pepsi Hikers, who got the better of Bounty GCC by a 6-4 margin.In that game, Aroydy Branford exploded with five goals, while Robert France netted the other. After three nights, Branford leads all scorers with a whopping nine goals in two games.For GCC, who suffered their second defeat in as many games, Dwayne Scott, Orland Semple, Kevin Spencer and Meshach Sargeant were on target.In the female first division, GBTI GCC Spice and GBTI GCC Tigers registered their third and second consecutive victory when they defeated the GBTI GCC Spartans and Saints respectively.The Spice who were flawless on the first two nights, were tested on Wednesday evening when they battled sister side Spartans.Shebiki Baptiste scored the opening goal for the eventual winners in the 11th minute, while four minutes into the second half, the scores were tied, with Sandy Roopnarine having scored for the Spice, and Sarah Klautky and Abosaide Cadogan for the Spartans.It then took a second strike from Baptiste, late in the second half, to separate the sides.For the Tigers, it was a dominant 5-0 performance against the young Saints side. The imposing Marzana Fiedtkou, who powered her way to three goals and an assist, led the unbeaten side. Gabriella Xavier scored the other two goals late in the game.Meanwhile, Bounty GCC Pitbulls were able to defeat YMCA Old Fort Hard Ball 7-0 in a Men’s Second Division Group A battle, after Samuel Woodroffe and Rahim Oliver netted a brace each. YMCA Old Fort Hot Shotz drew 4-4 with Antonio’s Hickers in an Over-35 battle.Jason Desantos scored a hat-trick for Old Fort, while at the other end Devin Munroe netted a pair for the Hickers.last_img read more

Spelinspektionen warns Swedish players of red lines on self exclusion

first_img StumbleUpon Sweden’s new gambling regulatory authority Spelinspektionen has issued a stern warning to new online incumbents, stating that licences will be withdrawn if self-exclusion standards/policies are not met.The Swedish regulator, which revamped its operational set-up in 2018, has stated that it will simply not tolerate operators’ disregarding ( translation – ‘game-break’) provisions, made mandatory under Sweden’s new online gambling licensing framework.Launching Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace on 1 January 2019, Spelinspektionen was left embarrassed as news sources reported that a tenth of new online incumbents had failed to indicate self-exclusion provisions.Issuing an immediate response, Spelinspektionen governance states that it is monitoring all new incumbents closely, demanding that they comprehensively reference, or face record penalties, suspensions, including potential license terminations.Entering a critical 2019 for all Swedish gambling stakeholders, Spelinspektionen states that self-exclusion violations will be treated as a red-line in its regulatory capacity.Led by Director General Camilla Rosenberg, Spelinspektionen (formerly Lotteriinspektionen) has moved to expand its operational capacity, employing a further 50 full-time employees dedicated to monitoring Sweden’s new gambling marketplace.In November 2018, Katarina Abrahamsson Spelinspektionen Integrity & Legal Officer delivered a media presentation outlining the internal and external changes the regulatory body would undertake in 2019, restructuring Swedish gaming entirely for online and land-based verticals. Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submit Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Sharelast_img read more