Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Juventus suspend defender Caceres for alleged drink-driving

30 September 2015, 18:40

Sept 30 - Juventus defender Martin Caceres will miss Wednesday's Champions League Group D encounter with his former club Sevilla after he was suspended and fined for involvement in a drink-driving incident.

According to a report by Italian news agency Ansa, the Uruguayan was over the alcohol limit when his Ferrari crashed into parked cars and a bus shelter in Turin on the Sept. 28.

"The conduct of Martin Caceres on the night of 28 September represents gross violation of his responsibilities as a Juventus player, as well as damaging the image of the club," the Italian champions said on their website (www.juventus.com).

The 28-year-old joined Juventus from Sevilla in 2012 and has won four league titles with the Serie A champions. He was part of the squad that reached last season's Champions League final.

"Juventus (have) thus taken disciplinary action against the player in the form of a fine and his temporary suspension from the first team," the statement added.

The Italian club already have Claudio Marchisio, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Mario Mandzukic unavailable due to injury.

However, midfielder Sami Khedira will make his long-awaited competitive debut for the club.

"He's usually good in his first match, so let's hope he will do that again. He's recovered and he's ready for this game. He's a top international player," said coach Massimiliano Allegri.

"I don't know if he can last an hour or even more, but he's going to play."

Khedira signed for Juve at the beginning of June, joining on a free transfer from Real Madrid and agreeing terms on a four-year deal.

He tore a thigh muscle in a pre-season friendly against Olympique de Marseille in August and has not played since.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- Reuters


Read more from our Users

Submitted by
kel wesh
Poisonous milk powder siezed by K...

The Kenya Revenue Authority has seized two containers with illegal milk powder which had been declared as gypsum board at Mombasa port. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be ready for protests, Raila warn...

Expect protests if meddling with Auditor General continues, Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Kenya says will return to interna...

Kenya will return to international markets to borrow when it feels the time is right, National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich said on Tuesday. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
DP Ruto not affected by Peter Ken...

The DP is not affected by the move to join the Jubilee Party by Peter Kenneth. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
2017 countdown: Lots to ponder fo...

The battle for votes ahead of the 2017 elections has taken a mini stage in Kisii during a by-election that is set to show where exactly rivals CORD and Jubilee have peaked. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Close up your party, Jubilee MP t...

Close your party and join Jubilee fully, an MP has urged Peter Kenneth. Read more...