KLOPP BANKING ON SALAH AND MANE TO STEP UP THIS SEASON

Liverpool will kick off their new English Premier League campaign after playing their final pre-season match which they lost by a scoreline of 4-3 against German opponents Bertha Berlin. Although it was just a pre-season friendly match, it was still not the sort of result the Reds would have wanted. The match also witnessed the return of star defender Virgil Van Dijk to action for the first time after his injury against Everton in the Merseyside derby last season. The club’s manager Jurgen Klopp has now revealed that even though it was just a friendly match, he still would have wanted his side to win the match because they didn’t want to start the season after suffering a loss.

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Fans have since been calling on the manager and the players to try and have a better campaign than they did last season and Klopp says he has heard the voice of the fans. The German tactician said that he holds the review and opinion of the fans dear to heart and as long as he remains the ma ager at Anfield, he would always listen to what they have to say.
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CHELSEA WINGER LINKED WITH SHOCK SUMMER EXIT

It’s not the sort of news that Chelsea fans will be hoping to hear, especially when the summer transfer window is now open for business. But according to reports, the Blues winger Hakim Ziyech has been linked with a rather shocking move away from Stamford Bridge after only joining the club last summer. Although it can be argued that the African football star has not yet fulfilled his full potential for the Blues, it can also be agreed that he should be given some more time to adapt.

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Frank Lampard, the manager who signed the winger from Dutch Eredivisie Champions Ajax Amsterdam last summer, disclosed that Chelsea were completing a deal for a wing wizard and that he was sure that the player was going to perform upon his arrival to the north London club. But things have not gone according to how they planned it and it’s looking like he could be allowed to leave the club this summer.
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DROGBA HEAPS PRAISE ON MANCHESTER UNITED STAR

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has heaped a lot of praise on Manchester United youngster Amad Diallo, insisting that the young attacker is pure talent and one who already has a bright future ahead of him. It is always a rare occurrence for Chelsea’s current or past players to hail United’s stars because of the rivalry that exists between the two clubs but Drogba’s recent actions have been because he shares the same nationality with Diallo.

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Amad Diallo was signed by Manchester United from Italian Serie A side Atalanta last summer but was allowed to continue with the club where he spent the remainder of the season on loan. He then officially joined the Red Devils in January and has been showing glimpses of being a worthy purchase. The youngster has earned the love of the Manchester United fans who have been calling on United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær to give him more minutes under his belt.
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ESSIEN CONGRATULATES MOURINHO ON ROMA JOB

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has congratulated José Mourinho on his latest appointment as the new manager of Italian Serie A giants AS Roma. The former African star footballer was a machine of a player under Mourinho as the pair spent time together at Chelsea where they had a couple of fine moments together.

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Mourinho recently lost his job as Tottenham Hotspur manager back in April as Daniel Levy decided it was time to let go of the Portuguese manager because he was no longer recording positive results. Shortly after losing his managerial role at the London club, Mourinho was appointed as a special pundit for talkSPORT where he was expected to be an official anchor for football games in Europe’s finest leagues.
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AFCON 2021: 23 TEAMS CONFIRMED

23 teams have been confirmed for the 2021edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon was initially scheduled for this summer butit has now been postponed till January 2022.

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Cameroon are the hosts of the 2021 AFCON tournament, which is the 33rd edition of the most prestigious tournament in African football. Cameroon won Group F during the qualifiers for the tournament and secured qualification for the tournament alongside Cape Verde, who finished second in the same group.
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Is Salah The Messi Of African Football?

Following his record at Liverpool since joining the Anfield club, Mohamed Salah is already regarded as one of the best wingers in Premier League history, attracting comparisons to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, and the likes. Salah probably didn’t see a day like this coming when he was at Chelsea given that he was rarely given a chance to prove himself and show what he was truly capable of. Under José Mourinho’s tenure at Stamford Bridge, a lot of talented players were allowed to leave the club, including Salah.

Upon his exit from Stamford Bridge, Salah knew he had to take whatever chance he gets next to prove that his former manager was wrong to have let allowed him to leave. He then joined Italian Serie A side AS Roma where he would go on to establish himself as a superb player. At Roma, the Egyptian forward developed into a true forward and became a prolific goalscorer. He was in a blistering form and enjoying his football until Liverpool came knocking that they wanted to have him.
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EZE IS A KEY PLAYER – WRIGHT

Arsenal legend Ian Wright is sure that African football export Ebere Eze has become a key player for Premier League club Crystal Palace. The African football export EbereEze has impressed a great deal for London team Crystal Palace since he made the move to the Eagles from the English Championship. African football export EbereEze signed for Crystal Palace from Queens Park Rangers in the second tier of English club football. The Eagles paid £16m to secure his signature last summer and he has been one of the most exciting young wingers in the Premier League this season.


Ian Wright spoke about EbereEze and his quality while he was on Premier League TV on Tuesday night. The ex-Arsenal and Crystal Palace hitman was reacting to the performance of EbereEze during the win at the home of Newcastle United on Tuesday night. EbereEze starred as Crystal Palace came from behind to beat hosts Newcastle United in their backyard. Newcastle United took the lead very early in the game through midfielder Jonjo Shelvey. Continue reading “EZE IS A KEY PLAYER – WRIGHT”

GHANA OVERTURNS BEHIND-CLOSED-DOOR DIRECTIVE ON PREMIER LEAGUE

The Ghanaian government has announced that it has now lifted the directive it placed on the Premier League which saw them play football matches behind closed doors. The directive was imposed after the widespread of the coronavirus outbreak but according to the government of Ghana, fans can now be allowed into stadiums even though there is a restriction to a maximum of just 25 per cent of the stadium’s capacity.


The government also said that this is not a medium to break the covid-19 protocols as breaching of the guidelines would not be tolerated. It advised that everyone should do well to exercise safety protocols and health guidelines so the spread can be contained while some more activities can commence. Continue reading “GHANA OVERTURNS BEHIND-CLOSED-DOOR DIRECTIVE ON PREMIER LEAGUE”

NIGERIA’S OLA AINA MAKES HISTORY WITH THIS PL AWARD

 

Fulham United right-back Ola Aina has written his name in history books after bagging the Premier League goal of the month award. The young defender is a former Chelsea star having come through the youth ranks of the Blues at Stanford Bridge.


He is currently on loan at Fulham from Italian club Torino and he is already proving to be a good acquisition at the London club.
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African Football Struck by COVID-19 Pandemic

 

African football is now struck with the COVID-19 pandemic as many of the players have been tested positive during recent weeks. The worst part of this pandemic situation came in front when Moroccan Club Raja Casablanca had to cancel their trip to Egypt for the semi-final of the CAF Champions League. 8 of their front line players were tested COVID-19 positive and thus they didn’t have enough of their players to form the team even.


Amid this crisis, the Moroccan government has withdrawn their special permission for the team to travel to foreign countries for football matches. Raja Casablanca lost their home match against the same team at their home ground and was all set to play the return match to get a place in the finals of the CAF Champions League. They had to win the match by 2-0 at least as they lost to the away side in their home game.
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