KATHMANDU: Tamang Sanchar Samuha on Friday instituted journalism award in memory of sports journalist Suman Bhomjan who lost his life in the April 25 earthquake. At a programme organised to mark the 49th day of the demise of Bhomjan, Tamang Sanchar Samuha President Jagat Dong announced the award. “We have decided to institute the award to honour Bhomjan and his contribution in sports and journalism,” Dong said. “An active journalist will be honoured with the award every year.” The award carries a purse of Rs 10,000. Senior musician Pradeep Bhomjan and journalists Amar Dhoj Lama and Ramita Lama also lauded Bhomjan’s contribution in Nepali journalism.
Kunanon wins 400m
SINGAPORE: Kunanon Sukkaew outsprinted Vietnam’s Quach Cong Lich on the back straight to win a thrilling 400m SEA Games gold medal for Thailand on Friday. The 20-year-old caught and passed Quach in the last 50 metres to set a Games record of 46.00sec, just two-hundredths faster than the Vietnamese. Kunanon was part of the team that clinched gold in the 4x400m relay on Thursday as Thailand set the pace in the athletics events, which finish on Friday. “I didn’t expect it. I expected it to be in the one, two or three position but not the gold medal. I got the gold medal and I am very proud,” Kunanon said in Thai after the race.
LONDON: Arsenal have been charged for allegedly breaching rules relating to soccer agents’ regulations, the FA said on Friday. The charge relates to the Premier League club’s signing of Southampton defender Calum Chambers for around $24.8 million last year. Agent Alan Middleton has also been charged over breaking the FA’s agent regulations relating to the same transfer. Arsenal have until June 26 to respond.
Krol named coach
CASABLANCA: Former Dutch World Cup captain Ruud Krol was named coach of Morocco’s Raja Casablanca on a two-year deal, club officials said on Friday. Krol becomes the third man to take charge of the club in a matter of months. Raja fired Portuguese coach Jose Romao after failing to qualify for the group phase of the African Champions League and his successor Faouzi Benzarti went back to his native Tunisia after just three weeks in the job. It is a fifth job in North Africa over the last two years for Krol. In 2013 he took CS Sfaxien of Tunisia to the African Confederation Cup title and was then briefly caretaker coach of Tunisia. Krol has also previously coached in Egypt and South Africa.
Liverpool sign Bogdan
LONDON: Liverpool have signed Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan on a free transfer. The 27-year-old Hungary international is out of contract at Championship side Bolton and will join Brendan Rodgers’ side on July 1, Liverpool said on their website. Bogdan becomes Liverpool’s third signing of the close season following the arrivals of midfielder James Milner from Manchester City and Burnley striker Danny Ings. Rodgers has been looking for a goalkeeper to compete with Simon Mignolet after second choice Brad Jones was released following the
expiry of his contract.