For The Young Nigerian Footballer is Waiting in Queues

Personal Information

Name: Imo Ezekiel

Age: 19 years (23 October 1993)

Height: 178 cmFor The Young Nigerian Footballer is Waiting in Queues

Weight: 80 kg

Nationality: Nigeria



Position: Forwarder

Club: Standard

Country: Nigeria


Imo Ezekiel – a Nigerian footballer. He was born in Lagos.

At the youth level, he played for the team, “36 Lions”. In is part of Imo made his debut at senior level in 2011. Soon, his  talent was spotted by the Belgian scouts “Standard”, with which the Nigerian footballer signed an agreement in 2012. In a short time, Ezekiel was one of the key players of Liege club and one of the best scorers of Belgium.

The  forwarder of “Standard” is very likely to change the team this summer. For  the 19-year-old lines up quite a queue of several European clubs. Interest in the talented Nigerian footballer show teams such as “Bruges”, “Lille”, “Dnepr” Kiev “Dynamo” Moscow “Spartak” and CSKA.


Despite the fact that the leadership of the “standards” are not particularly eager to sell Ezekiel, they realize that it will be difficult to keep the young Nigerian footballer. If you believe the media, the favorites in the struggle for Nigerian football are still the Moscow clubs that are willing to offer him some very lucrative contracts.


Also note that this season Imo played for the “standard” 36 games in which the footballer scored 16 goals and gave 10 passes to his colleagues.

For The Young Nigerian Footballer is Waiting in Queues

Russian Oligarchs are Buying English Premier League Clubs

Russian Oligarchs are Buying English Premier League Clubs


Russian Oligarchs are Buying English Premier League Clubs

Alisher Usmanov, the “Arsenal” (Great Britain): 2007


Holding Red and White, co-owned by Usmanov , has a nearly 30% share of English  Premier League Club”Arsenal”. He has invested invested about 200 million pounds. Due to moderate spending money for English majors “Arsenal” shows good financial results.  Usmanov has offered to invest in the development of the club and expressed his dissatisfaction with the existing policy, but a small proportion of the shares does not allow him to get the “Arsenal” play by their rules.
Achievements: No, the club has not won a trophy in English Premier League Club since 2005.


Maxim Demin, “Bournemouth” (Great Britain): 2011


Businessman, according to media reports, in 2008, purchased land in the prestigious British Sandbanks. The British claim that the villa, worthing 5 million pounds was built for the Russian businessman, by the company owned by Eddy Mitchell – CEO of FC “Bournemouth”, which plays in the third on the power of the English Premier League. In 2011,  Demin  became the football partner of Mitchell. With Demin joining the club, it started to spend on buying players sums, which it had never dreamed about in Bournemouth.
Achievements: led the club to the 2nd league.


Anton Zingarevich, “Reading” (Great Britain): 2012


Anton’s father Boris Zingarevich – co-owner of a major pulp and paper empire. About the personal capital of Zingarevich Jr. is not known. According to media reports, the 29-year-old Russian has bought “Reading” for 30 million pounds. For the purchase of the players in the season 2012/2013 e spent only 9.5 million pounds.
Achievements: in 2011/2012 season he led the club in the English Premier League, but at the end of the season 2012/2013 “Reading” was again departed from the English elite.


Soccer Evolution and The Great Players of The “Black” Continent

Soccer Evolution  and The Great  Players of The “Black” Continent

Throughout its history, the evolution of the African soccer offered us the tremendous talent of its players. Black soccer players have always been in  an excellent physical shape, but they lack the “school.” That’s why they used to be perceived as the fans who do not use tactics, do not follow the rules. But what one can not take away from the African soccer players, its their talent. Every year we can see evolution of the soccer players of Africa.


Soccer Clubs evolution in Africa is also significaSoccer Evolution  and The Great  Players of The Black Continentnt. There are many different events such as the Champions Cup in Africa, Afro-Asian Cup, the Cup of the Winners’ Cup, The African Confederation Cup and Africa’s Super Cup.
Among the greatest clubs are the following:
1. Zamalek SC (Egypt);
2. Al Ahly Cairo (Egypt);
3. Raja ca Casablanka (Morocco);
4. Canon Yaounde (Cameroon);
5. Hafia AC Conakry (Guinea);
A list of all the soccer stars of Africa will take more than one page, thus we selected the most talented: George Weah (Liberia), Roger Milla (Cameroon), Abedi Pele (Ghana), Lakhdar Bellamy (Algeria), Rabah Madjer (Algeria), Theophilus Abega (Cameroon) , Laurent Poku (Côte d’Ivoire), Francois ohms Biyik (Cameroon), Ahmed Faras (Morocco), Finida George (Nigeria), Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia), Mahmoud El-Khatib (Egypt), Iapetus N’Doram (Chad) Yusuf Fofana (Côte d’Ivoire), Abdul Aziz (Morocco), Tarek Diab (Tunisia), Rashidi Yekini (Nigeria), Daniel Amokashi (Nigeria), Ali Bencheh (Algeria), Yusuf Ibrahim (Egypt), Larbi Ben Barek ( Morocco), Segun Odegbami (Nigeria).
Now take a look at the current generation of soccer. European giants (such as “Ajax”) began to open soccer schools in Africa. And it brought us a whole scattering of famous soccer players.
Nowadays our hearts are conquered by Samuel Eto’o, Rigobert Song, Celestine Babayaro, Nvankna Kahn, El Hadj Diouf, Jay-Jay Okocha, Quinton Fortchun, Didier Drogba.
What other talents the future will bring?


The History of African Football: Appearance of Confederation of African Football

The History of African Football: Appearance of Confederation of African Football


Today, almost all of the world’s giant clubs have come from Africa. And the interest in African players continues to grow. But before the creation of CAF (Confederation of African Football), Africa was represented in FIFA  only by 4 member associations. Egypt joined the World Federation of Football Association in 1923, Sudan in 1948, South Africa in 1952 and Ethiopia in 1953. These countries represent a kind of a regional group.

 The History of African Football Appearance of Confederation of African Football

In June 6th to 9th, 1956 in Lisbon was held the thirtieth FIFA congress. A nd in June 7th to 8th in the hotel «Avendia» gathered  African delegates from Egypt, Sudan, and South Africa and by joint decision announced the creation of the Confederation of African Football. Also at the same meeting it was decided to hold the first continental competition in 1957 in Khartoum.

The first constituent assembly of Confederation of African Football took place on February 8, 1957 in Khartoum. It was attended by the representatives of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Africa. There were developed and adopted the charter of Confederation of African Football, and the instructions for the African Cup. Abdollah Salem Abdelaziz was elected the first president of the CAF. The honorary position of Secretary General was taken by Mohammed Yusuf (Egypt).

The start date of the first African Cup was set for February 10 in the absence of the South African representative. On 21st of June, 1957 in Zurich, FIFA Executive Committee endorsed the decisions of Confederation of African Football.

Article 5 of the Confederation of African Football provided that the headquarters of CAF should be in the same city where the president and general secretary of the organization is. This is why Cairo took over the headquarters of Confederation of African Football.

In June 1958 in Stockholm under the FIFA Congress was held the third General Assembly of CAF. The new president appointed was the national Abdelaziz Abdelaziz Mostafa Salem.

Present and Future of African Soccer

Present and Future of African soccerPresent and Future of African Soccer

From the very beginning of its participation in the World Championships, African soccer has progressed steadily. In 1970, 1974 and 1978, Africa was represented by a signle team – Morocco, Zair and respectively, Tunisia. In the next three championships “black continent” was already represented by two soccer teams: Algeria and Cameroon, Algeria and Morocco, and respectively, Cameroon and Egypt. Three teams from Africa (Morocco, Nigeria and Cameroon) have presented at the World Cup in the USA (1994). And in 1998, at the championship were exactly five African soccer teams.

Today, soccer on the African continent, is especially developed in the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. The favorites of African football teams today are Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal and South Africa.

Nowadays, African soccer club is in desperate need of funding. Nonetheless, the teams are in need of discipline and organization. In addition, Africa has its own characteristics, its own mentality.

Sports officials in Africa are not taking any steps to stop the atrocities, committed by the fans of the losing team. Of course, the Confederation of African Football can do little, given the fact that most of the stadiums are owned by the state.

Today it is considered that soccer matches in Africa are very poorly organized, stadiums have poor safety and are uncomfortable for the audience. This leads to a decrease in the attention of sponsors, the TV channels.

World Cup Boosts African Footballers Traffic to Europe

World Cup Boosts African Footballers Traffic to Europe

World Cup is a good opportunity for the expatriation of a new wave of talented athletes from the black  continent. For African footballers Europe is a chance to escape from poverty, along with their families.World Cup Boosts African Footballers Traffic to Europe

Frenchman Jean-Marc Guillou is an example of successful “breeder of African footballers”. After founding football schools – which provides trainings, education, three meals a day and a home – in Mali, Ghana, Madagascar, Egypt and Algeria, the manager exported 140 African footballers in Europe.

I want to become professional football player and make money so that I can give my family a better life. I do not want my parents to die in a slum house. This is my mission and I can not fail” says Amadou Keita, one of the young African footballers who dreams of going to a club like AC Milan or FC Barcelona, quoted by “Der Spiegel“.

Whatever the risks, African footballers are attracted by the lure of Europe, which associates it with the abundance of jobs, money and their welfare. Their models are Mahmadou Diarra from Real Madrid, Samuel Eto’o from Inter Milan or Didier Drogba from Chelsea London. Since the ’50s, European clubs came to Africa to look for young talents. Currently profits from the sale of African footballers are growing.

But the World Cup is preparing a new exodus of African footballers to Europe.
I want to become professional football and make money so that I can give my family a better life.Amadou Keitatanar African footballer says.