Sofiane Boufal Voted As The Best African In Ligue 1

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The renowned Moroccan midfielder Sofiane Boufal has been known and named as the best player in France Ligue 1.


It is said that the Algerian and Lyon clubs, player Rachid Ghezzel and Senegal and Angers player Cheikh N’Doye would win the trophy of Marc-Vivien. The annual award was inspired by the Cameroon international who lost his life at the age of 28 in 2003. The Moroccan footballer Boufal has succeeded Andre Ayew, the winner of last year who brilliantly played in Marseille before he joined Swansea. Well, he is the third one in Morocco to have won the prize, and this means a positive closure to his season after the final league games against Saint-Etienne and Guingamp.

Boufal has proven to be quite influential for the Football club Lille in this season as he scored 11 goals and helped his team to be 6th in the league. This French midfielder has contributed in mostly half of the goal in 29 appearances in the northern club in the league of this season. Sofiane Boufal made his first entry in the international level for Morocco in Africa Cup of Nations and Cape Verde in the month of March after which his future was pledged to North Africa. The midfielder has provided assistance in the reverse fixture as Cape Verde was defeated by Morocco on 29th of March to make their place strong in the upcoming tournament which will be held in 2017. Continue reading ‘Sofiane Boufal Voted As The Best African In Ligue 1rgb’

Kanu has blamed the Nigerian Football Federation for the current state of football

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Former Nigeria’s captain Kanu has blamed the Nigerian Football Federation for the current state of football

NwankwoKanu, who currently works for Unicef and a Chinese television, has stated that the level of football has declined during recent years because of poor management from the Nigerian Football Federation.

He believes that there is too much instability surrounding the coaches and that the team is not playing in the best condition. In fact, this is a problem that affects African football in general, and it is up to the federation to make changes. He thinks that a change will be needed in the football federation if ever Nigeria wants to raise their football standards again.

Kanu has stated that it was already a bad thing to not be present at Equatorial Guinea in 2015 but now missing Gabon 2017 is a massive blow. He has encouraged the Nigerian Football Federation to make changes to their leadership and to ensure that it is football that is put first and not petty politics.

The former Arsenal player also wants to see more stability when it comes to choosing a manager for the national team. He wants the Nigerian federation to choose a local man to guide the team and not focus on getting a foreigner. He believes that only a local person can understand the requirement of African football and that will be able to get the best from their players. Continue reading ‘Kanu has blamed the Nigerian Football Federation for the current state of footballrgb’

Mario Balotelli scored a goal but Siniša Mihajlović says that he still needs to improve

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On Mario Balotelli’s 2nd debut match as a player of Ac.Milan he scored a goal when his team faced off against Mantova in a friendly game. In 2 matches with Ac.Milan, Balotelli has already scored as many goals as he did for Liverpool in the entire past season.

Even though this goal has given Balotelli a positive start to his return to Ac.Milan, the manager of the Italian club stated that the player who is on a season loan deal still has a few things to do which he needs to fulfill before becoming a consistent starter for the team.

The 46 year old Serbian manager of Ac.Milan, Siniša Mihajlović said that Mario Balotelli still isn’t ready to play for an entire match as he is overweight and will have to work on his fitness.

Ac.Milan’s Siniša Mihajlović said: “He has not played for a while and he still has to improve. He is training well and his physical tests are satisfactory, but he is three kilograms overweight; he is on a diet and when he is ready he will play. ‘I’m not talking about anyone in particular but about everyone. Balotelli? We played against a Serie C side. He is not in good shape and has to improve, just like all the others, otherwise he won’t play’’

Mario Balotelli scored at the 3rd minute of Ac.Milan’s friendly match against Mantova but Siniša Mihajlović said that the Italian player still needs to improve and the Serbian manager is indeed expecting to see Balotelli performing better.

After having completed his return to Ac.Milan, Balotelli was praised by the CEO of Ac.Milan Adriano Galliani as he said that the former Inter Milan player was a changed man who had a different attitude but the problems still continue to arrive as Balotelli has now recently been involved in a problem with Italian officials after he was caught speeding. Continue reading ‘Mario Balotelli scored a goal but Siniša Mihajlović says that he still needs to improvergb’

Manchester United signed Memphis Depay but still have a lot more signings

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Memphis Depay is the first summer signing of Manchester United as the Premier League managed to lure the 21 year old winger from PSV Eindhoven over to England for a transfer fee which is believed to be in the region of €30 million.

The summer transfer window hasn’t even opened but Louis van Gaal has already started to reinforce his squad and there are a few more players that are in the wish-list of the Dutch manager.

Louis van Gaal wants to win the Premier League title which is something that they haven’t done since the 2012-13 season and in order to steal it away from Chelsea and the other English titans, Manchester United is acting quickly in this summer by trying to snatch all of their targets as fast as possible.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is another one of the targets of Louis van Gaal and they have already launched an offer of €35 million with hopes of bringing the French forward to Old Trafford. Continue reading ‘Manchester United signed Memphis Depay but still have a lot more signingsrgb’

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Micho Sredojevic believes his team will make it to AFCON this time around

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The manager of the Uganda National Football Team, Micho Sredojevic, believes his team will make it to AFCON this time around.

Uganda has not played in the main AFCON tournament in the last 37 years. The last time that they had featured was in 1978. Their performance in that tournament was first class as they had reached the final, only to lose to Ghana though.

The qualifying draw for the next AFCON got released yesterday. There are 13 groups out of which Uganda’s group is Group D. The other teams in that group are Comoros Islands, Burkina Faso and Botswana.

If Uganda has to qualify from that group, they will have to end right at the no. 1 position which is hard considering a team like Burkina Faso is already there.

Sredojevic also admitted in his press conference after the release of the draw that most of the people would be backing Burkina Faso to win the group, but, he said his boys would compete fiercely and would leave no stone unturned to move to the tournament proper. Continue reading ‘Micho Sredojevic believes his team will make it to AFCON this time aroundrgb’

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Micho Sredojevic not happy with Recent Coach Recruitment

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Micho Sredojevic is not happy that he has been named coach by a top division team in Sudan while he is contracted to Uganda Federation.

The talks of Sredojevic returning to Sudan had been going on for quite a bit of time in the media, but, the Serb always denied them.

But, all of a sudden, there was an announcement made on a social networking site yesterday by Al Hilal that they had grabbed Sredojevic’s services.

Not only did that surprise the Uganda fans, it stunned Sredojevic as well.

According to Sredojevic, if he ever has to quit his job at Uganda, he would do that in dignified fashion.

Clarifying himself on that Al Hilal announcement, Sredojevic said, “There are ways to do things. You have to act professionally and respect other parties. There is no chance that I would leave my current post without talking to the people who appointed me. It’s also my responsibility to inform the media if I take any such step.”

“I can assure you that I have not signed for any club from any country. I am still the head coach of Uganda and I hope to hold my position for the whole period of my contract.” Continue reading ‘Micho Sredojevic not happy with Recent Coach Recruitmentrgb’