President Barrack Obama is in Jamaica, opening a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America, where he will have a chance to address most leaders of Western Hemisphere governments….President Obama is the first US President to visit Jamaica in 30 years. The last US leader to visit the island country was Ronald Reagan in 1982.

Barack Obama is in Kingston to attend a summit of the 15-member Caribbean Community.

Obama  visited to the Bob Marley museum…

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moses-vs-muntariMoses Armah says  ‘Muntari Slapped Me Twice And I Punched Him’.

Medeama SC President Moses Armah says he was provoked by Sulley Muntari to retaliate after he was attacked by the Black Stars midfielder during a meeting in Brasilia last week.

The usually calm Mr Armah, also known as Mospacka, a member of the FA Executive Committee, said he reluctantly hit back after he had received two slaps from the player.

“Initially, I didn’t want to touch him because he is a player, but I was compelled to defend myself when he slapped my face twice,” Mr Armah told the Graphic Sports.

Narrating his ordeal to the Graphic Sports on phone from the US, the Black Stars Management Committee member said he and his colleagues found Muntari’s behaviour very strange, as if he was possessed.

According to him, it all started when the players called the management members to a meeting regarding the team’s appearance fees last Tuesday following a sudden boycott of training earlier that day.

He said during the meeting the players were assured of payment of their money as promised by the government earlier.

“When it came to my turn to speak I urged the players to be patient while we all waited for the money in Brazil as promised by the President,” he recalled.

He said he had hardly finished speaking when Muntari rose up and shouted at him to keep quiet, to the surprise of everybody present.

“He then approached me and slapped me in the face. But because he is a player I hesitated to reply but he returned to give me another slap which infuriated me, and that compelled me to reply him with a heavy blow straight to his face,” he added.

The Medeama SC chief noted that the power behind the punch sent the player reeling on the floor, leaving him with a bloodied face.

It was then that people at the meeting stepped in to separate them and sent him to his hotel room.

But while thinking the fight was over, Muntari suddenly rushed into his room, wearing only his shorts and tried to attack him again but for the intervention of some national security officials present who whisked him to the porch while FA officials restrained the player in the room.

He said a few minutes later, an incensed Muntari got up, took hold of the FA man’s three mobile phones and laptop, and smashed them on the ground, damaging them in the process.

Mr Armah said could not fathom what came over the player to behave the way he did.

He said following the player’s behaviour he was impressed upon to relocate to another hotel, which he did.

He further disclosed that following the incident Muntari’s parents called him from Ghana to apologise for their son’s behaviour.

“I was also told that Muntari’s wife came looking for me to apologise on her husband’s behalf when I left the hotel,” he revealed.

He described what happened in the Stars campaign in Brazil as unfortunate but still believed that the team had a huge potential for the future.

Source: allsports.com.gh

 

lebronPat Riley says LeBron James‘ home team is growing.

The Miami Heat president revealed Thursday that the four-time NBA MVP and his wife, Savannah, are expecting for a third time, their latest addition to be a girl.

There is no word yet on when the baby is arriving. James and his wife already have two sons.

Riley dropped the nugget during his season-ending meeting with reporters on Thursday, saying, “Savannah now is going to have a little baby girl to join her in the fight against the two boys and LeBron, which she needs.”

James and his wife were married last summer. They have been together for more than a decade.

harambee  teamThe Kenyan president is paying for the national football team to go and watch some World Cup matches in Brazil to inspire them to qualify in future…..This would pay for 11 players and three team officials to go to the “greatest sporting event in the world”, the president said as he met the team at State House in Nairobi on Friday.  “When the team won the Cecafa Challenge Cup a few months ago, I did indeed make a personal pledge,” said Mr Kenyatta…..