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Chiefs & SSU In Must Win Encounters

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In today’s Absa Premiership action, Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United are gearing up for difficult ties against Golden Arrows and Polokwane City respectively. We preview all the day’s action and all the talking points.

 

A crucial game at the bottom of the table, where 10th placed Ajax will travel to a Chippa team in serious trouble. The Chilli Boys are just one point ahead of 15th placed Baroka and two ahead of 16th placed Highlands Park. Dan Malesela’s men are in exceptionally poor form, with four losses and no wins from their last five games, while Ajax are fresh off of a 2-0 win over Platinum Stars.

Chippa could go bottom, depending on other results, while Ajax could move into the top eight if they win and Orlando Pirates and Golden Arrows lose their games against Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs respectively. Needless to say, the stakes are high for both teams.

It is still mathematically possible for both teams to win the title, but both teams would realistically be aiming for a place in CAF competitions or will at least be hoping to remain in the top eight.

A win for Rise and Shine would take them to just two points off of Stuart Baxter’s side, who have accumulated just five points from their last five games and will be desperate to return to winning ways and get all three points.

Clinton Larsen’s men are level on points with Orlando Pirates and, with the Buccaneers taking on Mamelodi Sundowns tomorrow, they will be hoping to make use of the opportunity to get into the top eight. Chiefs, however are just three points (CHANGE AFTER FRIDAY’S RESULT) off of Cape Town City in third place and will be targeting a place in the CAF Confederation Cup as well as keep up in the title race, with just five points between them and league leader’s Bidvest Wits, who will play host to Maritzburg United tomorrow.

Source:  www.soccerladuma.co.za

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Ghana: Kwesi Appiah defends continued exclusion of Ayew brothers!

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In recent months, the Ghanaian selection has had bad results. Some players were ousted by the coach whose brothers Jordan and André Ayew. Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah defended the continued exclusion of the Black Stars Ayew brothers.

The 57-year-old tactician did not call Andrew and his younger brother, Jordan, because the duo was out of Ghana’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo-Brazzaville for injuries and illnesses .

André and Jordan, who play for England’s West Ham United and Swansea City, respectively, were also dismissed by Appiah when he played for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in 2013.

However, Appiah said in an interview with KweseESPN that he is simply doing what he thinks is in the best interest of the team.

« Someone I call, people will complain, it’s something I’m used to, » Appiah said. « There are so many players doing very well and there is no way I can call everyone. « .

The Black Stars endured a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign that saw the West African side fail to reserve its place in next year ‘s final.

« The most important thing is that I have to make good selections with those who are good for this team as the head coach, » he continued.

« And do not allow people to complain about influencing it. If I have to worry about it, I’ll call a hundred players.  »

It remains to be seen whether Appiah will remember the Ayew brothers before the CAN 2019 CAN qualifier against Kenya in October of next year.

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Eto’o vs Drogba: Who has scored more doubled, tripled and quadrupled?

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We will never end comparing these two monuments of African football. Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o remain two phenomena of the African sport king and continue to thrill the fans. Africa Sports plunges back into the numbers to shine. Pending the verdict of the numbers, who of the two has more than doubled, tripled and quadrupled in their respective careers?

Out of a total of 845 games, former indomitable Lions captain Samuel Eto’o has planted 412 goals in his career in all competitions. The striker of Antalyaspor has 7 doubled, 8 triplets and a quadrupled (Nov 8, 2008: Barcelona 6-0 Real Valladolid).

Opposite, the Ivorian Didier Drogba also presents similar figures even if he has never managed a quadrupled. In a total of 783 games, the former captain of the Elephants of Ivory Coast, scored 362 goals in his career including 8 doubled, 7 triplets and 0 quadruplets.

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old Ducrocq – « Okocha pretended to defend »

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In the After Foot Monday night, Pierre Ducrocq briefly returned to his experience with Jay-Jay Okocha. The Parisian community spoke of the talent of the Nigerian, but also his low propensity to defend.
Pierre Ducrocq and Jay-Jay Okocha rubbed shoulders between 1998 and 2001 until the Frenchman’s departure. The two men were probably one of the most beautiful midfield pairs in the 1999-2000 season, after which PSG finished second in the championship. A good memory for the player trained at the club. Even if he had to kill the work for two.

« It was not a labor war thunderbolt »

During the show « After Foot » on RMC and BFM Sport, the discussion turned on the experience of Ducrocq with his Nigerian partner, for which he admires: « I watched him play, he pretended to defend but I did not I was not bothered because I knew his qualities that I did not have, and vice versa, so we were complementary, maybe he’s the player with the most qualities I’ve seen.  »

Ducrocq knows that the old number 10 could go higher: « He had a hair in his hand, he was not a thunderbolt working war, but he was a genius, an artist. he had, he could do a lot, a lot more.  » He shone against Bordeaux Columnist Daniel Riolo recalled the two superb goals scored by Okocha against Bordeaux (one in Gironde since his arrival in August 1998, the other at the Park in September 1999). We invite you to see them again.



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