Trouble for Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane ruled out till March with injury

first_imgTrouble for Tottenham Hotspur as Harry Kane ruled out till March with injuryHarry Kane suffered a knock towards the end of Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League.advertisement Reuters LondonJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 08:36 IST Harry Kane is Tottenham Hotspur’s top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions this season. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHarry Kane has suffered damaged ligaments in his left ankleKane will miss the second league of League Cup semi-final vs ChelseaHe is likely to miss both legs of Champions League last 16 clash vs Borussia DortmundTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will be out of action until March after suffering an ankle injury in the weekend’s Premier League defeat by Manchester United, the north London club said on Tuesday.England captain Kane, who is Tottenham’s top scorer with 20 goals in all competitions this season, hobbled away from Wembley on Sunday after picking up a knock towards the end of the 1-0 defeat by United.”Following preliminary assessments, we can confirm that Harry Kane has damaged ligaments in his left ankle,” Spurs said in a statement.”The striker will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as he commences rehabilitation and is expected to return to training in early March.”Kane’s absence looks a major blow for Spurs, who are currently third in the league, with their totemic striker now set to miss key derbies in the league as well as big cup ties at home and in Europe.Kane will be out of the League Cup semi-final second leg against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next week, which Tottenham are leading 1-0 thanks to his goal at Wembley in the first match.He is also likely to miss both legs of the Champions League last-16 clash against Borussia Dortmund.With Son Heung-min jetting off to represent South Korea at the Asian Cup, manager Mauricio Pochettino’s goalscoring options will be tested in the coming weeks.Spurs, who are nine points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, could also be without Kane when they face top-four rivals Chelsea (Feb. 27) and Arsenal (March 2).advertisementIt leaves Pochettino with Lucas Moura and Fernando Llorente to call upon as replacements up front, as the manager has already confirmed the club are not looking to sign players in the January transfer window.Also Read | Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech to retire at end of 2018-19 seasonAlso Read | Karim Benzema and Jesus Vallejo add to Real Madrid injury problemsAlso Read | This is the real Manchester United: David de Gea after sensational show vs TottenhamFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Harry KaneFollow Tottenham HotspurFollow Mauricio PochettinoFollow Son Heung-minlast_img read more

Anil Agarwal wants to refund VAT dues take back import tax hopeful

first_imgNew Delhi: Mining baron Anil Agarwal has said that Zambia must withdraw an import duty on copper and give his company due VAT refunds to help restore investor confidence that was shattered by the African nation’s move to liquidate his copper-mining business. Vedanta Resources has taken the government of Zambia to international arbitration following the seizure of its Konkola Copper Mines (KCM), one of Africa’s biggest copper producer, stunning investors. Also Read – SC declines Oil Min request to stay sharing of documents”We took the plan 15-16 years back. They (recently) slapped duty on copper concentrates, withheld our VAT refunds of $200 million… (Zambian) government has been pressuring us to continue operations but we said please resolve these issues first,” Agarwal said here. Last month, Zambian government seized control of KCM, one of Africa’s biggest copper producers saying it had breached environmental and financial regulations. State-controlled Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) is seeking liquidation of KCM, in which it owns 20.6 per cent. Vedanta owns 80 per cent of the company and has has invested over $3 billion in KCM in adding processing capacity and extending the mine life since it acquiring the business in 2004. Also Read – World suffering ‘synchronized slowdown’, says new IMF chiefAgarwal said the African nation must “give us refunds due to us and remove (5 per cent import) duty on concentrate”. Zambia, which is Africa’s second-largest copper producer, is not in a good shape financially, he said. KCM is Zambia’s largest integrated copper producer with nearly 13,000 workers. It invested $500 million in a new copper smelter which produced 135,000 tonnes of refined copper in the first nine months of 2018. “I have a feeling they will resolve the issue… I am hopeful of an amicable solution,” he said. The Zambian High Court has appointed Zambian law firm Lungu Simwanza & Company to act as provincial liquidator for KCM following an application by ZCCM-IH. “The court is hearing the case, let’s see (what comes out of it),” he said. alast_img read more