Zambia FA president accepts apology for stoning

Updated 16 November 2012
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Zambia FA president accepts apology for stoning

JOHANNESBURG: Football Association of Zambia president Kalusha Bwalya says the African champions have accepted an apology from South African officials over the stoning of their team bus following an international friendly in Johannesburg.
Bwalya on Friday said “let us put this incident behind us for the good of football.” Two Zambian players were hurt when two youths threw stones at the bus as it left Soccer City stadium in Soweto following a 1-0 win over South Africa on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene needed stiches in his head after bus windows were shattered.
Police apprehended the boys, aged 12 and 13, who were released for counseling.
South African Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani apologized for the “embarrassing behavior” ahead of the country’s hosting of the African Cup of Nations early next year.


Enable sets her sights on historic Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hat-trick

Updated 19 November 2018
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Enable sets her sights on historic Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hat-trick

  • Prince Khalid Abdullah-owned filly out to become first horse to win three Arcs.
  • Enable has already become the first horse to win the Arc and Breeders Cup Turf in the same season.

LONDON: It has been confirmed that Enable will bid to make history when the star filly aims to become the first horse to win three Prix de l’Arc de Triomphes.
The Prince Khalid Abdullah-owned four-year-old made it back-to-back Arc wins last month, before going on to become the first horse to win the Breeders Cup Turf in the same season. After that victory in the US the team refused to say whether Enable would remain in training as a five-year-old and seek out an unprecedented Arc hat-trick.
But having mulled over all the pros and cons, Teddy Grimthorpe has revealed that the star horse would hope to win Europe’s most prestigious race for an historic third time.
“We are pleased to announce that dual Arc winner and recent Breeders’ Cup heroine Enable will stay in training for 2019,” Grimthorpe, racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah, said in a statement. “A third Arc will be her main target.”
Trained by John Gosdon, Enable became the eighth twice winner of the Arc at Longchamp last month, and she will now attempt to succeed where the previous seven have failed.
The fact that Enable is in a position to try to make history has come of a bit of a surprise. She missed much of this season having suffered an injury in the spring. But wins at Kempton Park, the Arc and then the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in Kentucky have extended her winning run to nine races. AN