Amidst the talks of a possible move by the Ivorian to a big playing club in China, the Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has expressed his interest to help build the club.
He insisted that he would like to remain at Man City to be a part of the effort that will build a legacy for the team, he believes that with more effort from him and every other member of the team, the club can achieve a reputation that will overshadow that of their rival Manchester united.
Toure who has been frozen out from the team for a large part of the season has high hopes for the future of the club. In his first interview since being brought back into the fold by the club’s manager Pep Guardiola, he has said that he plans to stay at the club for a period long enough for the club to achieve a status higher than Manchester united.
He believed that while winning two titles is an impressive feat, it is not achievement enough for him. It is no secret that Toure had a little fallout with the club’s manager. However, the two had made peace since then as he had been recalled, and since then, he seems to have made a remarkable turnaround. Read the rest of this entry »11.17.16
Samuel Eto’o placed a €100,000 bet with an Antalyaspor fan following their poor start to the Super League campaign.
Antalyaspor are currently leveled at the bottom of the Turkish Super Lig, but Samuel Eto’o is confident of a new leaf.
The 35-year old striker, Eto’o is hardly the shy and retiring type, so it is not really amazing that he took the recent critics to task following his team’s slow start to the season as fans are not impressed.
The team’s latest game saw them snatch a draw from the jaws of victory when Rizespor’s stoppage time equalizer on Monday night denied Antalyaspor their first win of the season.
After the 1-1 draw, the veteran striker went to meet with outraged fans and reportedly put his money where his mouth was by telling one supporter that he would bet him €100,000 assuring him that the team would finish the season among the top ten.
As reported by Goal, the fan was named in the Turkish press as Mehmet Akdeniz and asked Eto’o: “We have Besiktas next, what will the state of the team be and when will we win?” The former Chelsea, Everton and Barcelona striker responded through an interpreter, assuring him that the Akrepler would finish in the top half Read the rest of this entry »09.25.16
This year former top footballers Les Ferdinand and Paul Elliot would join to fight racism in sports as they would be in action for the 20th anniversary of Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) campaign.
The campaign was started in 1996 with the intent of using football role models to encourage youths to leave out racism in the sports. The campaign has recorded some level of successes with top stars portrayed in the past. Stars like United legend Ryan Giggs, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry, as well as Barcelona and Chelsea ex-star Samuel Eto’o.
This year’s occasion is set to hold on October the 21st, with Ferdinand and Ellot the promoters. Ferdinand is a former England player, and the present director of football at Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR) FC, while Elliot is of Aston Villa and Celtic. United General Secretary Len McCluskey will be on hand to join the duo at the event.
“The fight against racism can never rest, especially now when worryingly hate crimes are on the rise. Football is such an important part of so many people’s lives that it is only right that we use this power o this tremendous sport to bring people together, to show that we really do have more in common than divides us,” the Chief Executive of the campaign Ged Grebby said. Read the rest of this entry »07.25.16
In a different kind of news fans would be happy to be seeing images of the spectacular ceremony that was organized on the occasion of Samuel Eto’o being married in Italy.
It was definitely a star studded affair with many of his teammates, including Carles Puyol, Samuel’s former team mate from Barcelona team attending the ceremony as well. Samuel is best known for the two seasons that he spent in Italy playing for Inter Milan. Known for his striker skills, he returned not as a forward to the country, but to conduct his marital alliance with Georgette Tra Lou who has been his long term girlfriend. With Carles Puyol also attends the wedding as a former defender of Spain, fans was enthralled to see the attendants and to catch glimpses of the bride, groom and the ceremony that took place.
Samuel is also known as an international player who is originally from Cameroon. The wedding of the couple took place in Stezzano in Italy. Being striker of fame from clubs like Chelsea and Barcelona, his fan following can be understood to be considerable. Read the rest of this entry »05.25.16
Samuel Eto’o has dismissed media reports that he might be signing for Manchester United during the summer.
The former Cameroon international has stated that he is not going anywhere for the time being, but he has conceded that he needs competition.
Samuel Eto’o, who is currently playing for the Turkish side, Antalyaspor has stated that he still have lots to give on the pitch, and he might be interested in seeking another challenge to his career. But he said that there is no contact made with Manchester United and that these are just rumors.
Indeed, Manchester United is currently being linked to every striker on the planet as the English side look for options to improve their attack ahead of the next season. They have been previously been linked with Neymar as well as Ibrahimovic.
Samuel Eto’o joined Antalyaspor in 2015 from Sampdoria. So far he had made 30 appearances for the Turkish side and scored 20 goals for them. He ended the season as the top scorer. He is currently under contract until 2018 with them. Read the rest of this entry »04.28.16
Having lost the qualification for the African tournament again, leaving lots of Nigerians disappointed, The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) this week reiterated their resolution to ensure that the African giant qualify for the World Cup Finals billed for Russia in 2018.
The spokesman for the Football Federation, Ademola Olajire, released a statement in Lagos, Nigeria.
He said: “The Executive Committee resolved that the Board, Management, Players and officials of the Super Eagles, and indeed every personality involved one way or the other, must work assiduously to ensure Nigeria’s qualification for the World Cup. The Committee received reports from the ad-hoc committees put in place to compose governance structures for the Nigeria National League, Nigeria Women Football League and Nationwide League One. It also directed that all efforts must be made by the different leagues to start their seasons as soon as possible.”
Nigeria recently lost of the African Cup finals after losing to Egypt. The loss drew the ire of Nigerians who had rallied around to support the team. Read the rest of this entry »11.26.15
Wayne Rooney has not scored a single goal from the opening 3 matches of the season of Manchester United as the English attacker is having a difficult time trying to become the reliable goal-scoring output that was expected of him in this new season.
The attacking department of Manchester United is not the same it was a few seasons ago when it had Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie scoring goals on a consistent basis. Robin van Persie made his way to Fenerbahce and Louis van Gaal signed Memphis Depay but despite having the combination of Rooney alongside with Depay, the Premier League club has only managed to score 1 goal from the opening 3 games of the 2015-16 season of the Premier League.
There is more pressure which is being placed on Wayne Rooney than any other player as the captain has not found the way to push his team forward and he has not managed to score a goal for Manchester United since April when he found the back of the net when facing off with Aston Villa. Read the rest of this entry »