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PSG violating rules – Ben Arfa rep

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Paris Saint-Germain’s exiling of Hatem Ben Arfa is a breach of league rules, according to the former France international’s lawyer.

Hatem Ben-Arfa’s lawyer has accused Paris Saint-Germain of violating France’s professional football charter in its treatment of the 30-year-old outcast.

The former Les Bleus star rejected the chance to leave during the transfer window and was subsequently demoted to PSG’s reserve side, which competes in the fourth-tier Championnat National 2.

Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Ben Arfa’s lawyer, labelled the move a contravention of Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) rules which prevent clubs from denying professionally-contracted players access to certain training standards.

Bertrand intends to appeal to the LFP’s legal commission if the former Newcastle United and Nice playmaker is not restored to first-team training by Friday.

« Legally, I think the club is violating the Professional Football Charter, » Bertrand told AFP.

« I informed the club by e-mail and advised that we do not accept the situation.

« Depending on the response, we will seek action from the league’s disciplinary committee. »

Speaking on the day of Kylian Mbappe’s unveiling, PSG boss Unai Emery responded by saying the club had informed Ben Arfa of the situation at the beginning of pre-season and that he may still be recalled to first-team training.

However, Bertrand labelled the comments « comical ».

« Half of the team are with their national teams and [other] players have been called up from the reserves to complete the group. Obviously it is not a problem of overstaffing, » Ben Arfa’s representative said.

The 15-time France international has less than 12 months remaining on his contract and was left out of PSG’s squad for the Champions League group stage.

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Inter-Milan back for long-term target Godfred Donsah

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Inter-Milan have revived their interest in Ghana international Godfred Donsah.

The Italian giants are ready to trigger the release clause of the midfielder in the January transfer window.

Bologna refused to release the 21-year-old in the summer transfer window but could be tempted to allow the player make a switch following the persistent interest from the Nerazzurri.

AS Roma and Juventus are also in pursuit for the former Ghana U20 ace but Inter looks the most favorite to land a deal with the talent.

Joined Bologna on a four-year deal from fellow Serie A Club Cagliari in 2015, the player has since grown to become an important figure in the Bologna team.

Inter-Milan will be expected not to pay less than £4.5m before luring the midfielder from Bologna.

Talks between the two sides (Inter-Milan and Bologna) is said to be in progress hence a deal could be struck in the coming weeks.

By Frank Darkwah

 

Source: www.ghanasportsonline.com

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Robinho sentenced to 9 years in jail for sexually assaulting Albanian girl

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– Robinho will likely spend nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl in 2013

– The Brazilian allegedly committed the offence during his time at AC Milan

– Five others were also found guilty of the offence alongside Robinho

Brazilian footballer Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he and five others were found guilty of sexually assaulting an Albanian girl in a Milan nightclub on January 22, 2013.

According to The Sun, Robinho committed the offence during his time at AC Milan.

However, the 33-year-old, who now plies his trade in his homeland with Atletico Mineiro will have an opportunity to appeal the judgment.

Robinho sentenced to 9 years in jail for sexually assaulting Albanian girl

Robinho in Man City’s jersey. He played for The Citizens from 2008-2010. Photo: @ManCity

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This comes on the heels of reports that the Italian law system gives room for several levels of appeal before enforcing a sentence.

But should Robinho lose his appeal, he would have to serve jail time in Italy.

Robinho played for teams in Europe like Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan before deciding to return home and play for Atletico Mineiro.

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In 2009, he was accused of sexual assault after he joined Man City for a then British transfer record of £32million.

He was however cleared of the charges later.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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Messi-Higuain-Dybala, the picture became viral

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The three compatriots were all smiles after the draw between Juventus and Barça.

Exhilarating by its content, the draw between Juventus Turin and Barca seems to have made only happy. The Catalans have indeed validated their qualification for the knockout stages and the Old Lady is still in favorable bidding before moving on the lawn of Olympiakos on behalf of the last day of the group stage.

Turin and Barcelona were in any case counting to meet. Evidenced by the sweet words of Jordi Alba or Ivan Rakitic on the eve of the match and the happy faces posted by the Argentineans Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain

If the five-fold Ballon d’Or has been stuck on the bench, a first for four years, he has not shunned his pleasure to meet his compatriots. The three men were surprised in the halls of Juventus Stadium while smiling. A cliché obviously immortalized the scene and ignited the social networks, especially in Argentina, already all turned towards the next World Cup. The photo has indeed been « liked » not less than 600,000 times on the Facebook page of Lionel Messi.

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