African football giants Nigeria were on the end of a stunning result in favour of the Central African Republic (CAR) when the two nations met at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The two countries met for the first of a double header during the October international break as the race for the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar hots up in the African section.
There is currently a huge question being asked about whether or not there is a possibility of the African players in the English Premier League being allowed to go represent their respective countries at the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament that is already fast approaching. The topic was not one to be considered as a major issue of concern but after the dramatic scenario that happened with the South American players in the league, it has come under the radar and has attracted more concern this time around, with players now facing uncertainties and having their questions unanswered ahead of accepting call-up from their national teams.
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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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”
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”