How was your signing signed by Elche?A Spanish intermediary called me to tell me that the Club was interested in me. Then Nico (Rodríguez) called me and everything went quickly. I signed two years and a third party.Has Elche improved in January?The first thing is that the three companions who left are three friends who helped me a lot, especially Yacine. The player changes are normal and the three signings will help us. Jonathas is a great forward. I see him well, with presence and speed. Victor has quality to help us in the center. Escriche is dynamic and Josema will add competence to the centrals.And what does Elche aspire to?At the moment, we are sixth. We are happy because we are close to 50 points. We do not look beyond the next game, it is not the time. To add in Tenerife we must be one hundred percent.Why do they add more outside than at home?I don’t know, I can’t explain it. Maybe because of the way the rivals play; We bet on the same style inside and outside. At home our matches are good and we deserve better results.Do you feel valued by the fans and in the city?If much. I have come with my wife and my son, who will turn three in March and start going to school in Elche. Every week we go to a language school to communicate better (the interview is in perfect Spanish).On the other hand, are you waiting for the call of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to play?I have not known my selection for a long time. Let’s see what the future holds. In my national team there is a lot of level and it has a great future. If I continue like this, I wait for a call. How is your adaptation to Spain and your new team?Very good. I like Spanish football, La Liga and Elche. I had little time for adaptation because when I was starting to get well, I chained two injuries. The first, in the quadriceps. And then the adductor. I am happy and I feel better every day. Is it considered a midfielder of work or arrival?Both, I do not care to be defensive or offensive pivot. I just want to be in the field, although I like it more ahead.What does Pacheta ask for?That he is in contact with the ball, that it is dynamic and reaches the rival area, refolding everything he touches. From the center I must move the ball to the bands and be aggressive in the pressure.How is it different from Ramón Folch?Ramón (Folch) is more protagonist in the exit of the ball. Organize and give fluidity, manage the tempo. The recovery task is of both.Do you feel more protagonist after the departure of Villar?No. It is an important casualty, but the team is above all. I add five straight games as a starter, but I don’t feel added pressure.With 20 years debuted in Ligue 1, but had no continuity. What happened?Rennes went down to Second and changed coach. I was a year blank, with only a few games in the subsidiary. I decided to step back to get stronger. I signed for the Red Star, in Third (Second B in Spain). We went up as champions and last season, as captain, I had a good but we went down because there were three coaches and we played an hour from our city.
…Judge orders trial into matterIn just about three months, the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Chambers will have to provide explanations as to why businessman, Ronald Khan’s $54 million worth in diamonds – taken as evidence by Police after it was recovered following a 1994 robbery investigation – went missing.Justice Fidela Corbin-Lincoln on Tuesday ordered the matter go to trial after the State disclosed that it is not settling the suit with Khan, who is now elderly. The businessman had previously stated that he would drop the suit once his property was returned.Solicitor General (SG) Kym Kyte reported to the court that the State was unsuccessful in its bid to locate the missing diamonds as many persons involved in the two decades plus matter have since died. She also contended that the Plaintiff has to prove that the missing items were indeed diamonds.Attorney General Basil WilliamsKhan filed legal action against the State in 2011 seeking to recoup his uncut diamonds which the Police found some time after his Ewang Creek, mining camp in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) was robbed in 1994. The precious merchandise was taken to the Mahdia Police Station and transported to Police in E (Linden-Kwakwani) and F (Interior locations) Divisions and Khan said he was told that the items were exhibits in the case.The diamonds subsequently vanished but after the matter garnered increased attention, at least two retired Police Officers published statements earlier this year denying involvement as it pertains to the missing items.The State in its submissions related that Khan’s decision to wait until 2011 to file his claim was not within the three-year timeframe as outlined in Section 6 and 8 of Chapter 7:02 of the Limitation Act.Former Police Commissioner Floyd McDonaldOn Tuesday, the Solicitor General told the court that the onus was on the Plaintiff to bring his claim within that time, adding that photographs could have been taken of the alleged missing diamonds.According to court documents seen by Guyana Times, Khan wrote the late Police Commissioner Henry Greene in 2010, requesting the return of his diamonds. The businessman said while his letter was acknowledged, his property was not returned.The State will call two witnesses to the stand while Attorney Nigel Hughes will call the businessman to testify in the trial which begins on August 23. In the meantime, the Judge gave both sides time to file witness statements.Further, the State has until July 6 to file submissions on the limitation arguments while the applicant, Khan, will respond by July 20.The case garnered increased attention after the Attorney General published notices in the press calling for several Police ranks, including former Police Commissioner Floyd McDonald, to make contact with his Chambers. Some of those called for are now elderly men.McDonald, who served as Crime Chief in 1994, was named in addition to Harley Davidson, Deputy Crime Chief; Eon Sandy, who was stationed at the Supreme Criminal Court’s Police Outpost; and Alwyn Wilson, who was stationed at then E and F Division headquarters at Eve Leary. Notices were also sent out for Terrence Semple, who was last stationed at Mahdia Police Station; Courtney Ramsey and Desmond Leitch, both last stationed at the Criminal Investigation Department; Constable Fraser (Reg Number: 10881), and ex-Detective Sergeant Carl Wilson (Reg Number: 7797). (Shemuel Fanfair)