The deal, which will take Giggs beyond his 40th birthday, has been agreed after an outstanding series of performances from the veteran and will stop speculation that he would retire at the end of the season. The midfielder is already the most decorated player in British football history and will be winning his 13th league championship should United press home their 12-point advantage over Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League. His next appearance will be his 1,000th senior appearance, which includes games for Wales and Team GB at the London Olympics. Sir Alex Ferguson said: “What can I say about Ryan that hasn’t already been said? He is a marvellous player and an exceptional human being. Ryan is an example to us all, the way in which he has, and continues to, look after himself. “He has fantastic energy for the game and it is wonderful to see. Ryan seems to reach a new milestone every week and to think that he now has 23 unbroken years of league goals behind him is truly amazing in the modern-day game. “His form this year shows his ability and his enjoyment of the game are as strong as ever and I am absolutely delighted that he has signed a new contract.” Giggs told Manchester United’s official website: “I am feeling good, enjoying my football more than ever and, most importantly, I feel I am making a contribution to the team. This is an exciting team to be part of, with great team spirit, and we are again pushing for trophies as we head towards the business end of the season. “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. I would like to thank Sir Alex and the coaching staff and I would also like to thank David Gill who has been a tremendous support over my many years here.” Ferguson confirmed Giggs would make his 1,000th appearance at some point this week, either against Norwich on Saturday or Real Madrid on Tuesday. He also said Phil Jones has a “fighting chance” of being fit for the Real return, while Robin van Persie has shrugged off the hip injury when he fell into a television camera at QPR last Saturday. “Phil starts running today,” said Ferguson. “He won’t be ready for tomorrow but he has a fighting chance for Tuesday. Robin van Persie has trained this week. He will be available for tomorrow.” Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension, Manchester United have announced. Press Association
Asante Kotoko board member Jerry Asare says the club’s first victory at the weekend in the Glo premier league has paved way for an unending winning streak.The porcupine warriors finally recorded their first victory in this season’s premier league after beating Berekum arsenal 2-0 at the Baba Yara stadium on Sunday. After struggling to find their rhythm in the last four premier league matches the porcupine warriors were on top of their game as Michael Helegbe and Ugandan import Joseph Ochaya scored two second-half goals to end their poor run.“This begins our winning spree and there was no way we were going to lose the match”, said Jerry Asare“I’m excited we have recorded our first victory, our supporters were down having drawn the four opening matches and this victory I must say will motivate us to do more in our subsequent matches”.And the win will serve as a timely boost ahead of their crucial visit to the Tartwa T&A Park where they face leaders, Medeama next Sunday. The win lifts Kotoko to fifth on the standings and 6 points off the summit.
Ukraine’s rising welterweight powerhouse Maxim Prodan (15-0-1, 14 KO’s) will also be in action against former Belgium Super-Lightweight Champion Steve Jamoye (25-6-2, 5 KO’s) when the pair fight for the vacant IBF International Welterweight title.The evening’s third title fight involves Milan’s former World title challenger Vissia Trovato (12-1, 5 KO’s), who takes on Mexico’s Erika Cruz Hernandez (9-1, 3 KO’s) for the WBC World Silver female featherweight title.Join DAZN to watch Canelo vs. Jacobs, Joshua vs. Miller and more than 100 fight nights a year“I’m excited to promote our first show in Milan,” said Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing managing director. “It’s a stacked card full of exciting matchups with the hugely popular and exciting Daniele Scardina topping the card. We had a great start in Florence, and we expect another sold out Arena in Milan.”Salvatore Cherchi of OPI Since 82 said: “After a successful night in Florence we are back in Milan with the second show of the partnership with Matchroom Boxing Italy and DAZN. Milan has a very important boxing tradition and in the last four years we kept it alive promoting 28 shows at Teatro Principe. We are Looking forward to a great night of boxing on March 8.”“We are very happy to bring boxing back to Milan, a city that includes sports among its greatest excellences, especially within a unique location that has always been linked to great international fashion and design events that animate the city every year,” said Veronica Diquattro, Executive Vice President of DAZN Italy. “Together with our partners, the goal is to reawaken the excitement and interest around boxing in Italy, trying to bring more people close to this sport.”When is the Scardina vs. Kekalainen fight?Daniele Scardina vs. Henri Kekalainen will take place Friday, March 8, the undercard is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET followed by the main card at 5 p.m.How do I watch Scardina vs. Kekalainen?The Daniele Scardina vs. Henri Kekalainen fight is not available via traditional pay-per-view methods. Instead, fans in North America can take advantage of a 30-day free trial to watch the fight online with DAZN, the global live-sports streaming service.DAZN is available on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.MORE ABOUT DAZN• Meet DAZN, the first dedicated live sports streaming service• What sports are live-streamed on DAZN?• How much does DAZN’s live sports streaming service cost?How much does the Scardina vs. Kekalainen fight cost?A new subscriber to DAZN gets the first month of service free, which means you wouldn’t have to pay a penny to watch the Scardina vs. Kekalainen fight. If you have previously signed up for DAZN, the fight is included as part of your $9.99 monthly subscription cost.A subscription also includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live news reports. There is no contract, so DAZN subscribers can cancel at any time.Where is the Scardina vs. Kekalainen fight?Daniele Scardina and Henri Kekalainen will fight at the Superstudio in Milan, Italy.Daniele Scardina record and bioName: Daniele ScardinaNationality: ItalianBorn: April 2, 1992Height: 6-0½ Total fights: 15Record: 15-0 with 14 knockoutsHenri Kekalainen record and bioName: Henri KekalainenNationality: FinnishBorn: January 6, 1992Height: 6-0Total fights: 16Record: 11-5 with 5 knockoutsScardina vs. Kekalainen fight cardDaniele Scardina vs. Henri Kekalainen – IBF International super-middleweight titleMaxim Prodan vs. Steve Jamoye – IBF International welterweight titleVissia Trovato vs. Erika Cruz Hernandez – WBC World silver featherweight titleDario Morello vs. Ivan NjegacMirko Natalizi vs. Predrag Cvetovic Marzio Franscella vs. Frane RadnicSamuel Nmomah vs. Adam CieslakJamie Cox vs. Geard Ajetovic The vacant IBF International Super middleweight title is up for grabs at the Superstudio in Milan, Italy this Friday when the undefeated Italian prospect Daniele Scardina (15-0, 14 KOs) takes on Finnish super-middleweight Champion Henri Kekalainen (11-5, 5 KOs) live on DAZN.This is the second installment of the Matchroom Boxing Italy, Opi Since 82 and DAZN’s historic eight-year joint venture in Italy, and it promises to be a great night of European boxing with three titles, nine bouts and an array of emerging Italian talent on the card.