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Eto’o To Go On Strike At Turkish Club?

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African superstar Samuel Eto’o reportedly wanted to quit his Turkish club in the recent transfer window, and could refuse to play after his wish was not granted.

Last week, the former FC Barcelona striker’s agent, Wilfried de Happi, revealed that his client was seeking an exit from Antalyaspor.

« I think the player has the right to be respected. We want to go to a club that recognises the player’s true worth. He has shown he can still play at a high level, could take on one last challenge, » he told Foot Mercato.

« We have told the Antalyaspor president we want to leave. We got a contract extension offer that wasn’t exceptional while we had other more significant offers from clubs, some of whom are playing in the Champions League or the Europa League.

« Having rejected quite a few offers before, notably from China, we were expecting a gesture from Antalyaspor for services rendered, particularly after the historic fifth-place finish in the league. »

His agent, however, also hinted that Eto’o might not be at his best if he does continue playing as he feels disrespected by the club.

« He has a contract and he’ll respect it. If he has to play, he’ll play. When a player isn’t happy, he can’t give 100%, » he added.

According to CamerounWeb, Eto’o threatened to not play for Antalyaspor again if he was not allowed to leave, which is believed to have angered club president Ali Safak.

Eto’o, who is captain of Antalyaspor, has one year left on his contract, and despite the rumours he could refuse to play, he did star against Galatasaray on Sunday, scoring his team’s only goal of the encounter.

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With the Turkish transfer window having closed on Friday, the Cameroonian will remain at the club at least until January.

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Video: The 10 young talents lost by Africa in recent years

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Africa has not finished losing! In recent years, several young talents have burst the screen in Europe and have decided to stay there. From Renato Sanchez to Délé Ali via Ousmane Dembélé or Mbappé, they are many to repel Africa. We present you the 10 best ones.

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The day Emmanuel Adebayor thought of the worst

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The Togolese striker, who has gone through Arsenal and now plays Turkey in Başakşehir, said he had already thought about suicide because of his family.

In an interview with the So Foot magazine, the Togolese international returned to different moments of his career as well as on a few more private subjects including his rather complicated family situation which even led him one day to think about the worst. that is, suicide.

« When your family is against you and you work to make it out of misery, it’s hard, » he says to the French weekly. « I always told my little brothers that we were being manipulated by our families, I often change my number so that my family does not contact me. » They do not call to take news, but to ask me to That was the case after I fooled the ischios in Tottenham: they called me during my scan, wondering if I could pay for the little boy’s school, ask me about my health, first ! »

The 33-year-old has also played at other big clubs like Manchester City, Real Madrid and Tottenham. The latter even received knife threats from one of his brothers. « Football in three to four years is over, » the striker admits again. « On the other hand, the family name remains, as well as the person, I have kept this for so many years, how many times have I had the idea of ​​committing suicide … I am disgusted to have passed it. that way, but I’m relieved to have emptied my bag. « 

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CHAN 2018: here is the draw of the phase of hens

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The Confederation of African Football has drawn lots for the CHAN 2018 group stage Friday in Rabat. Kenya, designated to host the event in place of Kenya, has inherited a group in the range compounded by Guinea, 4th of the previous edition, Sudan, third in 2011 and Mauritania, defender of Mali, finalist of the last edition.

Côte d’Ivoire was spared by the draw made by former Moroccan glory, Mustapha Hadji. The local Elephants will play in group B with Zambia, Uganda and Namibia, who will discover the competition. Group C is a bit higher. It is composed of Libya, the only winner of the competition this year, Nigeria, one of the favorites, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea, qualified for the first time.

Finally, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, defender of the title, the DRC, in the playoffs and Burkina Faso make up group D of this competition which brings together local players playing on the African continent from January 13 to 4 February 2018.

The draw:

Groupe A : Maroc, Guinée, Soudan, Mauritanie (à Casablanca)
Groupe B : Côte d’Ivoire, Zambie, Ouganda, Namibie (à Marrakech)
Groupe C : Libye, Nigeria, Rwanda, Guinée Equatoriale (à Tanger)
Groupe D : Angola, Cameroun, Congo, Burkina Faso (à Agadir)

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