Black Stars defender John Painstil has been assigned a midfield role at his new club Polokwane City in south Africa. Painstil who convinced the technical team of his new club after spending a few days at training sessions.In an interview with the clubs official website, santos headcoach David Notoane disclosed the reasons for the Ghanaian international’s signing.”You can see he plays more with his head. He’s a very intelligent player so it gives us the opportunity to look at things differently in terms of our choices in defence and in midfield.”Notoane revealed that it didn’t take long for Paintsil’s quality and understanding of the game to shine through at training.”From day one his technical ability was undoubted while his leadership skills and influence on the younger ones, I think will be very valuable – based on his experiences and tactical insight into the game.Painstil is known for his quality in defence for club sides fulham, westham and the likes but his current trainers are thinking of changing his role to play in midfield.”We can use John in the midfield, that is where we are looking for a little bit of leadership. Remember we’ve used Nasief Morris there and he’s done a good job so it gives us an option of using John there as well, head coach Natoane said. Santos are currently in seventh place on the National First Division table after five rounds of matches.
Pre-season game between Globalport Batang Pier vs Magnolia Hotshots. Photo from PBA.phGlobalport mustered a last gasp win over Magnolia in an PBA preseason game, 83-80, Thursday at Claret School in Quezon City.The Batang Pier scored five unanswered points with less than two minutes remaining in the game with Kelly Nabong first hitting a three-pointer at the 1:44 mark to give Globalport an 80-77 buffer.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stanley Pringle then capitalized on a Magnolia turnover and score a mid-range jumper with 1:02 left in the fourth that increased Globalport’s lead to five, 82-77.Magnolia’s Aldrech Ramos cut the deficit to two, 82-80, after a three-pointer with 13 seconds left, but Stanley Pringle’s free-throw line split with 5.4 seconds left ensured the victory for the Batang Pier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defensePringle finished with 18 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and two steals for Globalport while Ryan Araña and Kelly Nabong added 16 and 14 points, respectively.Ramos had 15 points to lead the Hotshot scorers while Ian Sangalang and Mark Barroca added 14 apiece. LATEST STORIES From Bong to Kiefer: Taulava has come full circle with the Ravenas Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ View comments