Forty-man squad to be named

first_img74 teams took part in the 5-day tournament that saw Taurama Gaveraia win the Cup after beating Rovanama 18-16. This was in the finals last Thursday at the National Football Stadium.Tournament director Ivan Ravu said the squad will be announced after consultation with respective team coaches for their input.“The announcement will include the coaching staff and date of the double header in conjunction with Vipers and Gulf Isapea’s preparations for 2017 Digicel Cup,” said Ravu.He said the squad will be named this week.last_img read more

Revealed! Five reasons why Man United can win the Premier League title this season

first_img 5 3. United’s summer signings have hit the ground running – Not least Anthony Martial, who was pricey but has already showed why the Red Devils were convinced to cough up £36m. Indeed, talkSPORT has been told by a United correspondent that Martial is looking even better than Ronaldo did at the same age. Memphis Depay has added quality to the attack, scoring four in all competitions in just nine games, while Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin have transformed the side’s midfield options from mediocre to top class. Darmian has been a revelation at right-back, too. 5 5. Louis van Gaal is a proven winner – take a look at four more reasons why Man United CAN win the Premier League this season, by clicking the arrow above – The Dutchman has won 16 major trophies as a manager, including seven titles in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. He’s won league and cup doubles with Barcelona and Bayern Munich, he’s won the Dutch title with unfancied AZ in Holland and he’s won the Champions League and UEFA Cup with Ajax. The man is a winner, so why shouldn’t he claim silverware at Old Trafford? 4. United’s title rivals are faltering – Manchester City started like a runaway train, winning their first five games, but have been exposed by a home defeat to West Ham and a thrashing at Spurs. Coupled with a home loss to Juventus in the Champions League, and City look vulnerable. Their manager, Manuel Pellegrini, knows his job is under threat and will need to focus on progressing out of the Champions League group stage if he is to have any chance of keeping his job, all of which doesn’t bode well for their league prospects. Meanwhile, Arsenal continue to flatter to deceive, while Chelsea are having a nightmare, already eight points behind top spot, down in 15th place. As for Liverpool, ha! 5 5 2. David De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League – Arsenal were told by John Terry that Petr Cech could be worth 15 points to the Gunners. If that is the case, De Gea must be worth 20 points, because he is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League. Had the Spaniard signed for Real Madrid last summer, United could have kissed goodbye to their title hopes. As it is, De Gea could be the difference, because he is, ahem, Head and Shoulders above the opposition. Manchester United are top of the Premier League for the first time in 770 days, which is remarkable considering the club has won the top flight 13 times since its rebranding in 1992.The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson marked the end of an era for the Red Devils, who grew accustomed to looking down on the rest during the Scotsman’s phenomenal reign.Now United fans are beginning to dream that they are about to witness the first title of the post-Ferguson era.There is a long way to go, with just seven games played so far this season, but we’ve compiled five reasons why the Red Devils could win the league this season.Take a look at them by clicking through the slideshow above, then share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. 5 1. Chris Smalling is maturing into a top defender – The loss of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic left United exposed, after years of being able to rely on two world class centre backs. While Smalling can’t be said to be in that class, the England international has significantly upped his game and United are feeling the benefit. Keep it up, Mike!last_img read more