Anichebe plans fitness drive

first_imgVictor Anichebe has revealed he will put himself through a personal boot camp to revive his season. The West Brom striker is ready for a fitness drive during the international break after his injury struggles. He had a hernia operation in September and made his first Barclays Premier League start since August in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle. Anichebe has scored once in eight appearances this term and is desperate to prove his worth at The Hawthorns. “For me it’s very difficult,” said the 26-year-old. “I had niggling injuries here and there and I have just come back from hernia surgery and I had some complications. That’s not an excuse or anything, it’s just normal. “I feel a lot better and hopefully, given the break we’ve got, I can go away, get myself right and come back and help the team.” Press Association The Baggies next go to Chelsea on November 22 and Anichebe is planning to return fighting fit. He said: “For me, over the international break, I need to go away, come back and be as fit as possible. I don’t feel as sharp and fit as I was at the start of the season but that will come. “I came back about a month or six weeks ago from hernia surgery, something which reoccurred after I did it a couple of years ago. “I need to go away, come back and take care of my own body and be fitter than I have been recently. “I have the medical team here, they have helped me a lot and I have guys in America I have worked with a lot. Between the two we have come up with a fitness regime which will help me to get to where I should be. “I will go away and I will do parts to try to get myself ready but I’ll also be with the team. We just need to come back after the international break and be ready for the difficult fixtures ahead of us.” The former Everton starlet has only netted four goals for Albion since his £6million move from the Toffees in September last year. He has also made just 16 starts for the Baggies in over 12-months after struggling with a series of minor injuries. last_img read more

15th Annual Victor Macedo Memorial Cycle Race set for Sunday

first_imgTHE Flying Stars Cycle Club will organise the 15th edition of the Victor Macedo cycle road race on Sunday beginning with a roll start at 07:00hrs from Macedo’s residence, Peter Rose Street, Queenstown.The expected large turnout of cyclists will get the green flag on Homestretch Avenue from where the seniors and juniors will proceed to Long Creek on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway before turning back to finish at the place of origin, while the veterans, pre-juniors and mountain bikers will turn back at the top of the hill just past Splashmin’s Fun Park and finish on Homestretch Avenue.The first eight finishers overall as well as the top four juniors, the first three pre-juniors and the top three mountain bikers will be rewarded with cash prizes and trophies for their efforts.Ten prime prizes will be on offer during the course of the race.The event is being sponsored by Macedo Transportation Services in collaboration with Floyd Macedo, a former cyclist who was very competitive during his time.The defending champion for the event is Stephano Husbands who clocked three hours 11 minutes .70 seconds last year.The winning junior last year was Raphael Leung, while Junior Niles won the veterans’ category, Adelie Hodge was the first juvenile to cross the finish line and Ozeda McAulley was first among the mountain bikers.last_img read more