Buffon hints at playing until he is 50

first_imgGianluigi Buffon is showing no sign of slowing down at the age of 40, with the Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper suggesting that he could still have 10 years left in the tank.The legendary Italian decided to prolong his playing career over the summer when making a move to France.After 17 years as an iconic figure at Juventus, the World Cup winner opted to shelve retirement plans and take on a new challenge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He is now refusing to set a date for the hanging up of his gloves, with a veteran performer determined to make the most of every opportunity he gets – even if that means playing until he is 50.Buffon told L’Equipe’s Sport & Style magazine: “I’ve learned in recent years that it would be a mistake to set a limit.“At 32 I thought I’d play until 35. After that, circumstances dictated that I keep playing. Then I said to myself: ‘I’ll stop at 38’. But at 38 I said: ‘I’ll stop at 40’.“Life has made it so that I’m still here today, I could stop in six months, a year or 10 years and I don’t want to ask, I don’t want to know.“I’m sure that the emotions and the life I’ve had, even in the dressing room, are not something I can find elsewhere. I’m not sure that a normal player would have lived this life the way I have.“You have to accept that life has several phases, and you must never be surprised. So, I know that one day it’ll happen, and I won’t be taken by surprise.“But I also know that everything will be completely different.”The deal Buffon penned with PSG upon arriving at Parc des Princes in July includes a 12-month option to take him through the 2019-20 campaign.He has already taken in six outings for the Ligue 1 giants this season, although he does face fierce competition for places from talented France international Alphonse Areola.last_img read more

ACC to investigate 23 health officials

first_imgTwenty-three health department officials, who have reportedly amassed huge illegal wealth, are being investigated by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), reports UNB.The ACC has recommended departmental actions against them and urged the directorate general of health services (DGHS) to transfer the officials for the sake of unhindered investigation.These officials created a strong syndicate working at the same station for a long time, an ACC letter sent to DGHS reads adding that these officials have amassed huge wealth by misusing their power.ACC’s intelligence unit is conducting the investigation.The officials named by the ACC are Mir Raihan Ali, Md Faruk Hossain, Md Ashraful Islam, Md Sajedul Karim, Md Toybur Rahman, Md Saiful Islam, Md Faizur Rahman of DGHS Dhaka office; Md Mahfuzur Rahman and Md Azmal Khan of Chattogram office; Md Mostafizur Rahman and Md Abdul Kuddus of Mymensingh office; Md Nurul Hque, Md Gosh Ahmed, Md Aman Ahmed, Md Nesar Ahmed Chowdhury of Sylhet office; Md Farid Hossain, Md Masum, Md Anwar Hossain of Khulna office; Md Rahat Khan and Md Jewel of Barishal office; Md Azizur Rahman, Md Saiful Islam and Md Jahangir Alam of Rangpur office.last_img read more