Eusebio honoured

LISBON: The remains of Portuguese soccer great Eusebio have a new home: the country’s National Pantheon. Eusebio’s coffin was taken from a Lisbon cemetery to the 17th-century church where the remains of outstanding figures from Portuguese history are kept. A horse-drawn carriage with a cavalry escort took the coffin, draped with the Portuguese flag, on a two-hour cortege around the Portuguese capital. It was then carried into the large, white stone-clad building for a formal ceremony attended by the country’s president and prime minister late Friday. Parliament’s approval was required before Eusebio could be moved to the pantheon.  — AP

Mamics detained

ZAGREB: Dinamo Zagreb’s chief executive Zdravko Mamic and the club’s coach, his brother, Zoran were detained by Croatian police on Saturday for questioning over embezzlement and tax evasion, the club said. Croatian police raided their homes and offices on Thursday as part of their investigation into the corruption allegations. “They were stopped on the Croatian border and detained in the presence of their respective lawyers,” Dinamo said on their website. — Reuters

Matthews signs deal

LONDON: Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat bolstered his side’s defence further on Friday when Welsh international rightback Adam Matthews completed a £2million move from Scottish champions Celtic. The 23-year-old — who follows Uruguayan international defender Sebastian Coates in joining the Black Cats this week — enjoyed a successful spell with Celtic winning four Premiership titles. Matthews, who joined Celtic from Cardiff in 2011, had been linked to several other clubs but Advocaat won the battle to sign him. Advocaat’s recruiting of fresh faces is unlikely to stop there as the club has been linked with Zenit St Petersburg’s Belgian international defender Nicolas Lombaerts and Dutch striker Jeremain Lens, who plays for Ukrainian outfit Dynamo Kiev. — AFP