The weekend of Nigerian Footballers in Europe
In the major European leagues, Nigerian footballers have had mixed fortunes.
Ahmed Musa is the Nigerian footballer who plays as forward for Russian club CSKA Moscow. Discreetly as usual and away from the flashes in the Russian Premier League, Ahmed Musa is ready to start a new season in the Russian Premier League. After his very convincing game in Confederations Cup, the small Nigerian footballer (he only has 20 years) remains with three goals in the games, all victorius for his team! Faced with Amkar Perm (2-1), Friday, Super Eagle (5 goals in total) became a winner, finding fault in the end of the game (77th minute). And now his team CSKA is a champion and it is leading after seven days.
Ikechukwu Uche is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Villarreal CF in Spain, as a striker. He was pushed on the Villarreal bench in this season despite of his 14 goals in the second division in 2012/13. But now Ikechukwu Uche has shown that his team can still count on him. Entered in the 73rd minute, the Nigerian footballer has marked a successful goal in the game with the Osasuna (3-0, 75th minute). With 9 points in three days Villarreal has a sensational start in the season.
2013–14 UEFA Europa League:
Zokora, Belhanda, Bony, Africans in
The 2013–14 UEFA Europa League took place on Thursday. The streak has been very favorable for the international leading Africans, who all won. Ibrahima Balde and Cedric Mabwati had even registered decisive goals. They are well placed for the second match in a week. Several African international leadings were involved in the first match of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League which took place on Thursday. Good news: none of them were defeated. And all of them are in a good position one week before for the second match. The group stage is near!
Dynamo Kiev and its African colony started the day well by winning in Kazakhstan against FC Aktobe (3-2) in 2013–14 UEFA Europa League. The Moroccan YounèsBelhanda, transferred from Montpellier (57th) and Nigerian striker Ideye Brown (52) allowed the Ukrainians to take the lead when the score was one all. Dieumerci Mbokani probably spared, attended the meeting from the bench. Didier Zokora and Trabzonspor have also made a good start by winning on the the lawn of Kukesi, Albania (2-0).
But Wilfried Bony and Sadio Mane did even better. The Ivorian striker confirmed his good start of the season by scoring a fourth goal in as many official matches in 2013–14 UEFA Europa Leaguee with Swansea in the resounding victory against the Romanians Petrolul Ploseti (5-1). For its part, the Senegalese winger participated in offensive Festival Red Bull Salzburg against the Lithuanians Zalgiris going there with his small goal (5-0).
Ibrahima Balde and Cedric Mabwati had certain goals, but were not decisive, unlike the achievements of Ibrahima Balde and Cedric Mabwati. The Senegalese striker allowed to Kuban Krasnodar, which also aligned with the Burkinabe Charles Kabore dispose of Feyenoord at home (1-0). Landed this summer at Real Betis, the Congolese striker, for its part, offered to Andalous victory against the Czech Republic Jablonec (2-1), registering at any end of game (86th ) a goal.
The performance of the dayin 2013–14 UEFA Europa Leaguee, however, was of DzonDerlarge and Slovan Liberec, winners of the 3-1 in the land of Udinese. The Congolese striker (Brazzaville) of 23 years allowed the Czechs to take the lead (49). There are so many good performances that were confirmed in a week in 2013–14 UEFA Europa Leaguee.
2014 FIFA World Cup: Selection of Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s national football squad that was a leader of the Group A until now of qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, faces the difficulties. The task is the selection for the game with Central African Republic that will be played on 7 September. And we are sure that this task has been unveiled.
Selection of Ethiopia for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification is:
Goalkeepers: Dereje Alemu, Samson Assefa, Sisay Bancha.
Defenders: Abebaw Butako, Berhanu Bogale, Degu Debebe, Elias Biadgelegn, Moges Tadesse, Saladin Bargicho, Siyoum Tesfaye, James Talk.
Midfield: Asrat Megersa, Behailu Assefa, Fasika Asfaw Medhane Tadesse Menyahel Teshome Bekele Shemelese.
Forwards: Adane Girma, Dawit Fekadu, Getaneh Kebede Oumed Oukri Saladin Said.
Now the list of the leaders of the Groups in CAF Second Round for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification is: Group A Ethiopia, Group B Tunisia, Group C Ivory Coast, Group D Ghana, Group E Congo, Group F Nigeria, Group G Egypt, Group H Algeria, Group I Cameroon, Group J Senegal. But we are waiting for two last games in every group, that will be played from 6 to 10 September.
Qualifiers in Round 3 for will be played 11-15 October and 15-19 November 2013. The five teams that win their respective ties will qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Championship of England. “Liverpool” leases Nigerian footballer Victor Moses
Nigerian footballer “Chelsea” Victor Moses will be leased to “Liverpool”, in one voice say British newspapers. According to The Guardian, clubs have agreed on the financial side.
Footballer cost at exactly one million pounds (1.17 million euros) he will play in the camp of Liverpool this season. Head coach of “Liverpool” Brendan Rodgers has been interested in the Nigerian footballer for a long time, but Chelsea did not want to grow a competitor .
However, after the acquisitions Willian Eto’o Roman Abramovich has become more kind.
It is also possible that “Liverpool” just offered the best price, besides them on the Nigerian football player claimed smaller clubs.
“West Bromwich Albion”, “Southampton” and “Everton” were aslo interested.
Moses came to the “Chelsea” in the summer of 2012 for 10.5 million euros, but after changing the head coach and appearance of Andre Schürrle and Kevin de Bruyne in the team he is on the bench.
In “Liverpool”, where there is no such a high competition in midfield, Nigerian footballer should have more playing time. But at the end of the lease term in the summer of 2014 Nigerian footballer will back in London.
British journalists also expect that before closing of the transfer window Liverpool will will buy Mamadou Sakho “PSG” and Tiago Ilori “Sporting”.
Earlier in the summer transfer window, the club joined Kolo Toure, Iago Aspasia, Luis Alberto, Simon Mignolet and Aly Cissokho.
2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast with Drogba,
Yaya Toure and Tiene
No surprise in the list made by Sabri Lamouchi , the selectioner of the Ivory Coast for the sixth and final round of qualifying at the 2014 FIFAWorld Cup, against Morocco on the 7 September. Already mentioned in a friendly in August, Didier Drogba made his return in a competitive match . Yaya Toure has recovered from his injury, while Siaka Tiene , performing with Montpellier, made his return to the selection after several months of absence.
Sabri Lamouchi unveiled on the evening of Wednesday , the list of 25 players summoned for the sixth and final round of qualifycations at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, against Morocco on 7 September. Ivorian coach has established the expected list. Already qualified for the dams, the Elephants will try to reassure Abidjan after their defeat in a friendly against Mexico on August 14 (1-4).
The list for 2014 FIFAWorld Cup is marked by the return of Didier Drogba, already present against El Tri, but had missed the last three days of the playoffs, physically preserved by Sabri Lamouchi . Another striking comeback for 2014 FIFAWorld Cup: the Siaka Tiene . The new left side of Montpellier had not been called since the CAN, as Drogba, paying his weak time at PSG. But in Herault Tiene saw and was even turned into a scorer , scoring the winning goal against Sochaux at the end of extra time last Saturday ( 2-1).
And What You’ve Achieved by Your 20‘s? The Main World Cup U-20 Stars
Eurosport highlights the most talented World Cup football players under 20 years of age.
PAUL Pogba (France)
Pogba – perhaps the main star of the World Youth Championship in accordance to Eurosport. The Frenchman with the Guinean roots is now playing in Italy, and not just anywhere, but in the Champions League – in “Juventus”. Paul generally prefer top clubs. Suffice it to say that his previous team was the “Manchester United”.
Gerard DEULOFEU (Spain)
The second main star junior championship along with Pogba. Eurosport called Deulofeu new Fernando Torres, not only because he is also a Spaniard, but a forwarder too. The point is in the resemblance of the players. It is believed that the “Barcelona” ‘ player lacks the skills to play defense, but at the age of 19 to request them from the attacker is hard.
Amini UMAR (Nigeria)
As for any young African player, there is not enough information about Umar – this is the feature for the players from this region. However, judging by the African bulletins, namely Umar is the most talented player on the Black continent in recent years. He is compared by his manner of the game with Pele. Just that in 17 years, the Brazilian has won the World Cup. A Nigerian midfielder – as many as 18, so obviously time to justify such comparisons.
MATIAS PEREZ (Paraguay)
No, he is not the grandson of the president of “Real”, but as they say in Paraguay, Florentino will regret this. 19-year-old student of “Asuncion” Paraguay won the championship. In the near future he is likely to move to one of Europe’s top clubs according to Eurosport.
There nourishing serious interest “Anji”, will be responsible for the reliability of protection.
NICOLAS LOPEZ (Uruguay)
Not to mention the 17th issue of “Roma” is impossible. Forward Lopez Youth Championship in South America has scored six goals in six games notes Eurosport. And when the champion of Uruguay in the “Nacional” has arrived in Italy, then in his debut match for the “Roma” he has scored a goal and saved the “wolves” from defeat. However, after that the footballer’s career went a little into decline, but from him is still waiting for a great deal.
Name: Imo Ezekiel
Age: 19 years (23 October 1993)
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 80 kg
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.
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
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 significant. 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?