Barcelona eye Hertha Berlin teen star

first_img Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Best Geek Movies Of All Time11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow27 Breathtakingly Beautiful Albino AnimalsBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much Read Also: Bereaved Osimhen arrives Lagos Hertha are not likely to be in a position to consider any offers until their Bundesliga safety is assured in the coming weeks. However, Labbadia could be tempted to sell, if the club receive an acceptable offer, with Samardzic’s contract not due to expire until 2024. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona are monitoring Hertha Berlin’s promising winger Lazar Samardzic, after the 18-year old made his Bundesliga debut last weekend. La Blaugrana have reportedly scouted the German U19 international in action for Hertha’s youth teams this season, according to Mundo Deportivo. Samardzic’s brief performance in their 4-0 Berlin derby win over rivals Union Berlin offered a glimpse of a player rumoured to be attracting interest from across Europe. Serie A side AC Milan were linked with an offer in the January transfer market, alongside Atletico Madrid and Juventus. The versatile forward has created waves in German youth football in 2019-20, with 14 goals in 16 appearances persuading Bruno Labbadia to bring him into the first team fold in early 2020.Advertisementlast_img read more

Anelka names Wenger, Allardyce as best managers

first_imgNicholas Anelka has spoken about the best managers he played under. Loading… Anelka played for Allardyce at Bolton Wanderers in the Premier League. read also:Wenger wants players pay lowered to tackle football’s virus fallout “For me, I take into consideration football, attitude, my understanding with the coach, mentality and how he used me on the field and because of this there is only two names: Big Sam and Arsene Wenger,” Anelka told Bolton’s official website. “They knew how to use my qualities to get the best out of me.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img The Frenchman had a reputation for being difficult, but he managed to play for some of the best clubs in the world. His career took him to Arsenal, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and other teams, while he played under managers like Carlo Ancelotti, Vicente Del Bosque, Guus Hiddink, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Kevin Keegan. But when asked about the top managers he experienced, he named Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce.Advertisementlast_img read more

World Cup 2018 – SA stun Senegal as Uganda, Nigeria and Burkina Faso also win

first_imgSOUTH Africa, Uganda, Nigeria and Burkina Faso all recorded victories on Saturday as qualifying continued across Africa for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.South Africa inflicted a first competitive defeat on Senegal since January 2015, winning 2-1 in Polokwane to go second on goal difference in Group D behind Burkina Faso who won 2-0 away to Cape Verde.Algeria also suffered their first competitive defeat since the 2015 Nations Cup with a 2-1 loss in Nigeria.The Super Eagles have taken a four-point lead in Group B after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw by Zambia.Uganda’s recent resurgence continued with a 1-0 victory over Congo Brazzaville in Kampala to lead the Group E standings.South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba knew that anything less than a win against Group D pacesetters Senegal would increase the pressure on him, after Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.The hosts took the lead in the 43rd minute after a contentious penalty was awarded for handball.Thulani Hlatshwayo confidently shot past Abdoulaye Diallo to successfully convert the spot-kick and put South Africa 1-0 up.Just minutes later, Bafana Bafana doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time, thanks to an impressive individual goal from Thulani Serero to leave Senegal facing an uphill task.Senegal grabbed a consolation goal 15 minutes from time through Cheikh Ndoye, but they could not find a path through a stubborn South African defence, to taste a competitive defeat for the first time in almost two years.South Africa are second in Group D after Burkina Faso went top on goal-difference with a 2-0 win away to Cape Verde.First-half goals from Banou Diawara and Prejuce Nakoulma gave Burkina Faso the victory in Praia.Chelsea’s Victor Moses scored twice as Nigeria kept up their winning start to the group phase of 2018 World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over Algeria in Uyo to make it two wins out of two in Group B.The Super Eagles took the lead through Moses in the 25th minute, and they made it 2-0 just before halftime when another Chelsea player, John Mikel Obi, beat Algeria’s off-side trap to slot home as Algeria’s defenders stood and watched.Algeria did have chances to get back into the game – the best of them coming from Nabil Bentaleb who missed from close range.Bentaleb made amends midway the second half with a powerful shot from 25 yards to make it 2-1.That goal made it a frenetic end to the match, with Nigeria making sure of the three points with a third goal – a second from Moses – in stoppage time to win 3-1.Nigeria have a comfortable cushion at the top of Group B, after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Zambia in Limbe.Zambia took a shock lead through Collins Mbesuma in the 34th minute, with Cameroon’s equaliser coming from the penalty spot, as Vincent Aboubakar struck just before halftime.In a blow for Zambia, their influential TP Mazembe player Rainford Kalaba was booked with the Zambia FA confirming he will now miss their match against Algeria.In Kampala, Uganda picked up three more points in Group E with a 1-0 win over Congo Brazzaville.A goal from 18-year-old forward Farouk Miya in the 18th minute was enough to give the Cranes a vital victory which takes them to the top of the group on four points.Miya, who plays for Standard Liege in Belgium, controlled the ball effortlessly to shoot past Congolese goalkeeper Mongondza Ngobo, and add another goal to his growing international tally.Uganda had a wealth of chances for both Miya and captain Geofrey Massa, but the hosts failed to make the most of their opportunities in front of goal.They were almost made to pay late on in the match when their Congolese opponents had a clear shot on goal, only for the Ugandan defence to clear it off the line.Veteran Cranes midfielder Tony Mawejje was visibly upset when stretchered off with an injury midway the second half, an incident that clouded an otherwise impressive afternoon for the hosts.In Group C, Mali and Gabon drew 0-0 in Bamako, while Morocco and leaders Ivory Coast also saw out a goalless draw.On Friday, the second round of group games got underway in Algeria where the Group A match between Libya and Tunisia took place on security grounds.A penalty from Sunderland’s Wahbi Khazri was enough to give Tunisia a 1-0 victory and take them to the top of Group A with two wins out of two.Libya are bottom of the group after two consecutive defeats.The other Group A game pits Guinea against the Democratic Republic of Congo – one of two African 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Sunday. The other Sunday fixture is between Egypt and Ghana in Group E.Only the five group winners will qualify for Russia 2018.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Future Still with QPR?

first_imgExplaining why Osayi-Samuel’s contract was extended, QPR’s Director of Football Les Ferdinand said to the club’s official website: “Exercising the option to extend the deals of Bright is recognition of how well they have done for us over the past three years.“He has worked incredibly hard to become important members of Mark Warburton’s squad, and as such is valuable assets to QPR.“When you are signing young players the contracts need to be long enough to protect the club while not too long that they can potentially take away their incentive to progress.“The extra one-year option which we have triggered gives us that ability to do both. We will be continuing discussions with Bright as we look to extend the deals further.”The 22-year-old Osayi-Samuel joined Queens Park Rangers in August 2017 from Blackpool.Osayi-Samuel was watched over by a number of Premier League clubs during the winter transfer window, with Southampton in the forefront to sign the exciting winger.The Queens Park Rangers winger has been in exciting form this season, putting in several strong performances. And a number of sides have taken notice of his strong form.He attracted genuine interest from Manchester United during his time with Blackpool, before Queens Park Rangers convinced him to join the club in September 2017.When asked about the likelihood of signing a longer contract with QPR, Osayi-Samuel said: “I don’t know. Obviously I would love to stay but I’m just focused on playing games. I let the contracts and stuff like that be solved with my agent and the club. I just want to keep playing and see what happens.”“I think one of the reasons is I’m wearing studs now,” he added.“Ever since I’ve been wearing studs I’ve been playing well.“But I also have to praise the gaffer after training sessions, he pulls me for 10-20 minutes to improve on my weaknesses when I get into dangerous areas, picking out players and I feel like now it’s paying off.“For me, I believe that I get into dangerous areas probably every game.“But the main thing is that end product to find someone or to create and I feel like now the manager knows that as well.“When I get into dangerous areas or I’m on the byline there’s that composure.“I feel like before when I used to get there I didn’t really have that composure, I was rushing things and now I feel more calm and relaxed.“I think that also comes with me playing regularly and I feel like those are the reasons I’m doing well.”Meanwhile, Osayi-Samuel believes he has added more composure to his game after netting his fifth league goal of the season in the 4-2 win over Stoke City.The R’s came back from two goals down to end their five-game winless game run, with Osayi-Samuel scoring from a tight angle for his side’s third of the game.And the winger is happy to see his hard work paying off as the R’s got back to winning ways.“I know I’m a player that creates chances so I feel like in previous games or earlier in the season when I get to those positions I get a bit too agitated so I feel like I needed more composure,” he said.“That’s happened with a lot of training as well and I feel like now when I do get to those positions I’m more composed.“I’m looking around and I’m seeing if I have time to control the ball and see where the keeper is.“I feel like after I did that run and chopped back there was literally no one in the box apart from Ilias (Chair) and I couldn’t find him so I thought let me just slot it and it paid off.” The 22-year-old has improved on his goal tally from last season when he only managed to score twice in the league, while he has also notched five Championship assists this season.But the former Blackpool man was disappointed that he was unable to further add to his tally in the game having missed a glorious chance from just a couple of yards out after scoring.He added: “I had a few chances after and the Angel (Rangel) one, I literally saw it late and I thought let me just try and get contact with it but it hit my heel and it went backwards.“The one with Ebz (Eze) when he gave it to me, I tried to hit it across goal but I think I hit it too much and it went a bit high and the keeper saved it.“But like I said I want to be in those positions because the more I get in them the more chances I have of scoring.“It was a very good performance, we showed great character. “We didn’t start off well and conceded two very early but we kept on going.“For us to score four is a great achievement and we’re confident we can try and take it into the next game.”Osayi-Samuel was born in Benin, Nigeria, then moved with his family to Spain before emigrating to England when he was 10 years old, settling in Woolwich London.He made his professional debut for Blackpool in March 2015.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After successfully warding off suitors for Bright Osayi-Samuel during the January transfer window, as a way of holding on to one of their prized players, Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers has triggered an extension clause in the Nigerian-born winger’s contractThe Nigerian-born winger now has a contract with the London club until the end of the 2020-2021 season.Bright Osayi-Samuel has appeared in 80 official matches for QPR, scoring 10 goals and has produced six assists.last_img read more

Sadio Mane to score against Arsenal – Mybet.africa

first_imgThe standout fixture for week three of this season’s Premier League will be at Anfield with Liverpool welcoming Arsenal. The two teams are unbeaten amassing six points from their opening two games but the Reds have been tipped to come out tops by Mybet.africa Brand Ambassador, Ponobiom.The highlife musician predicts victory for Liverpool with Senegalese star Sadio Mane playing a major role.Ponobiom believes Mane, who has scored three goals in the last two games, will find the back of the net on Saturday.Mybet.africa have thus placed a 5 cedis bonus on each goal he scores. Punters need to place a bet on Liverpool’s match with a minimum stake of 20GHs to be eligible for the offer.Also, Mybet.africa has double the price on top goalscorer with best odd of 25.0 on Mane to take the golden boots again this season.Matches played between these two sides have always been dramatic, full of thrills, and have produced more goals with Arsenal winning 17 times ahead of Liverpool’s 11 wins with 16 ending in a deadlock.With the current form of Liverpool this season and having home advantage, Sadio Mane will certainly be the player to bank hopes on to lead Liverpool to victory.ODDS: Liverpool 1.52   Arsenal 5.70 Draw 4.83 Outrights: Top Goalscorer Sadio Mane 25.0last_img read more