West Ham advance in Europa League after late win over Backa

West Ham United secured a top-two finish in Europa League Group A after Tomas Soucek scored a late goal to secure a 1-0 win over Backa Topola in Serbia on Thursday. Soucek struck one minute from time, evading his marker and volleying home a cross with his outstretched right leg.

Defences dominated a dull game and the hosts had the better opportunities to break the deadlock until the final stages. West Ham top the standings with 12 points, level with German side Freiburg who the English team host in the final round of matches on December 14. Michael Gregoritsch’s hat-trick earned Freiburg a top-two spot as they thrashed visiting Olympiakos 5-0.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Robbie Malinga’s widow Ann still fighting for his royalties

Ann Malinga, the wife of the late award-winning producer Robbie Malinga is fighting to get hundreds of thousands, if not millions, she says are owed to her late husband. The skeletons of Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza, Gauteng ANC provincial secretary have come to haunt him. Malinga, who died on 25 December 2017, produced Zahara’s top-selling albums – from her debut Loliwe, Phendula to Country Girl.

Robbie Malinga's widow Ann

A furious Ann says, “Universal is also part of this fraud by the way. How did they sign the Loliwe catalogue without checking the existing agreement which is between three parties, TS Records, Robbie and Universal. Read more