Scholes out for further fortnight

first_img The United veteran has been struggling with the problem and sat out the midweek trip to Real Madrid. And Ferguson revealed Scholes will not be available for Monday’s FA Cup tie with Reading. “It is a knee injury, which has been bothering him a bit,” said Ferguson. “We have tried another treatment during the week. He will probably be back in another couple of weeks.” Ferguson confirmed his squad had come through their midweek exertions without a problem, but that there would be changes to his starting line-up against Brian McDermott’s progressive team. “I will make some,” he said. “We want to get to the quarter-finals and we do expect to qualify.” Ferguson also had words of praise for David de Gea, who produced possibly his best performance for United in the 1-1 Bernabeu draw with a string of fine saves. “He is maturing,” said Ferguson. “Very few goalkeepers go into the first team at 20. Gianluigi Buffon and Petr Cech are two examples of those who did but it is not always the case. “Peter Schmeichel didn’t join us until he was 27, and he gave us eight great years.” Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson expects Paul Scholes to be missing for another fortnight with a knee injury.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Popular sports journalist, gospel singer Christopher Opoku dies

first_imgSports journalist Christopher Opoku has died Wednesday after more than four years battle with cancer.The 41-year old  leaves behind a wife, Vivian, and three girls.His painful struggle with cancer of the rectum had barred the baritoned broadcaster from active work engagements.”My whole world was shattered,” he told after he was diagnosed with the disease and went through surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on September 24, 2012.Years later, his occasional post on social media were the few public signals that a recuperation regime was going well.He posted a tweet about his favourite European club Liverpool barely two weeks ago and updated his facebook post only five days ago. After disappearing from public view for a private fight with cancer, re-surfacing on social media to re-ignite hopes of a return to the airwaves, the popular sports commentator has parted ways with the living.Born in Scotland, Christopher Opoku, with a distinct British accent, had a sports presenting career spanning 18 years.It began in the studio of LUV FM in Kumasi and has seen him cover international tournaments as the 2000 CAF Nations Cup and CAN 2008. One of his big sporting regrets is not to have covered a FIFA World Cup missing out on all of Ghana three campaigns.But he wouldn’t miss out of recognition for his work, having been named Best Football Commentator and Best Football Journalist (PLB) in 2008 and 2009.He became the poster boy for sports on Metro TV and later worked with GTV. He has also worked with Accra-based Citi FM and appeared on Multi TV platforms. He was Administrative Secretary of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA), in 2013.Sports eclipsed  his other lesser known passion music. its been a hidden love but its been the first love”. The former member of KNUST Mass Choir has an album to his name, ‘Oye Mame’ launched in 2011.He was also a choirmaster in his church, Believers House of Worship International, Nungua in Accra  Watch music video of gospel track ‘Me hwehe wo’  (I am searching for you)last_img read more