Archive | December 14, 2015

Chelsea’s Premier League woes continue….

Jose Mourinho

Chelsea’s poor form in the premier league continued this night as they were defeated at Leicester by 2 goals to 1. Man of the moment, James Vardy (15 goals so far in the premier league) put the Foxes in front at the 34th minute while Riyad Mahrez made it two nil in the 48th minute. Substitute Loic Remy pulled one back for Chelsea in the 77th minute. With 15 points so far, Chelsea are just one point above the relegation zone. Is Morinho still the man to turn Chelsea around? Share your thoughts with us.

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Vardy thanks Leicester fans….

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Leicester striker James Vardy wrote a personal message to the club’s fans ahead of their game against champions Chelsea tonight at the King Power. The Foxes fans arriving at the King Power will find a special surprise tucked into their seats. Vardy has so far scored 14 goals this season to help place the Foxes in the top four against the book makers predictions.

Toure in line for a fifth CAF crown….

Yaya Toure

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named the final three for its 2015 Player of the Year award. Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure could be the first man to win the accolade five times. The Manchester City star is up against Ghana and Swansea’s Andre ‘Dede’ Ayew and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Gabon and Borussia Dortmund. The winner is chosen by head coaches of the FA’s affiliated to CAF and ‎will be announced at a gala on 7 January. CAF named an original list of 37 players in October  before cutting it down to ten last month. Toure, who captained Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations title in January, has won the award for the last four years and was named the BBC’s 2015 African Player of the Year last week. Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o is the only other player to have been crowned the best on the continent four times by CAF, winning in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010. CAF has also released the final three names for the Africa-Based Player of the Year; Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria and Etoile du Sahel as well as the TP Mazembe duo of Tanzania’s Mbwana Samatta and the DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Kidiaba.

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Odemwingie hangs out with Boxer Joshua….

Anthony Joshua and Peter Odemwingie

Nigeria and Stoke City striker Osaze Odemwingie (right) poses with new British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (centre). Joshua was born in Watford to a Nigerian mother and an English father of Nigerian and Irish descent. He recently beat Dillian Whyte to become British heavyweight champion.   The 26 years old boxer is also an Olympic gold medalist in the super-heavyweight category.

Europa League last 32 draw….

No team can play a club from their group or national association. Clubs from Russia & Ukraine can't meet. #UELdraw

Here comes the Europa draw:

Valencia vs Rapid Vienna

Fiorentina vs Tottenham

Borrusia Dortmond vs Porto

Fenerbahce vs Lokomotiv Mosco

Anderlecht vs Olympiacos

Midtjylland vs Manchester United

Augsburg vs Liverpool

Sparta Prague vs Krasnodar

Galatasaray vs Lazio

Sion vs Braga

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Schalke

Marseille vs Athletic Bilbao

Sevilla vs Molde

Sporting Lisbon vs Bayer Leverkusen

Villarreal vs Napoli

Saint-Etienne vs Basel

 

 

Champions League last 16 draw….

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Below are the ties for the last 16 of the Champions League. The draw conducted by UEFA Secretary Gianni Infantino just held few minutes ago.

Gent vs Wolfsburg

AS Roma vs Real Madrid

Paris St Germain vs Chelsea

Arsenal vs Barcelona

Juventus vs Bayern Munich

PSV Eindhoven vs Atletico Madrid

Benfica vs Zenith

Dynamo Kiev vs Manchester City

 

Clean sheet landmark for Goalkeeper Cech….

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Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech made a goalkeeping milestone at the weekend while his club played away to Aston Villa at the Villa Park. Cech has now kept 169 clean sheets in 349 games in the Premier League This has equaled David James Premier League record of 169 clean sheets albeit in 223 games. Remember James? Some called him calamity James but he sure set some records in the game.

Cameroon in search of a new coach….

Cameroon’s Football Federation (FECAFOOT) officially launched its search for a new national team coach on Sunday, following the sacking of Volker Finke on 30 October. FECAFOOT, who placed Alexandre Belinga in temporary charge of the Indomitable Lions following Finke’s dismissal, advertised for applications   on their website. As interim coach, Belinga helped Cameroon reach the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifying, beating Niger 3-0 away and drawing 0-0 at home. FECAFOOT says it is open to looking at applications from a foreign coach – not just native Cameroonians – and has given a deadline of 15 December for applications to be submitted. The Federation also outlines an intriguing list of requirements for anyone hoping to become the next Cameroon coach.

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