Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed plans to take a lengthy sabbatical from management at the expiry of his Liverpool's current contract. He hinted that he may not even return to the dug-out if he lacks person for the game. Klopp, 53, wrote his name into Liverpool history books when he ended the Reds three decades wait for a league title last season. He was rewarded with a two-year contract extension in December 2019. After he led the club to UEFA Champions League victory in May of the same year.
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Villarreal are considering a bid for Manchester United defender Eric Bailly. According to reports from reports from Spain, the Yellow Submarines have identified the Ivorian as a potential signing in the summer. Bailly is considered as a safe signing with the 26-year-old making his name at the club before making a big-money move in the summer of 2016. Since moving to Manchester United, Bailly has struggled with injuries and fitness issues but is still loved by the fans. He has endured an injury hit stint. He has failed to nail down a regular first team shirt at Old Trafford. He only returned to first team action before football was suspended in England in the second week of March.
Edwin van der Sar has revealed that the current global situation will have no effect on Hakim Ziyechs transfer to Chelsea. Like all other domestic leagues around Europe, the Dutch league was also suspended due to the Covid19 pandemic. All though the Dutch league has been called null and void with no champions, no relegation and no promotion from lower tier. The league was suspended since 7th of March. Ajax were 1st in the league. They had 56 points from 25 games. Closely followed by AZ Alkmaar.
James Rodriguez has reportedly made a decision on his future amid strong interest from Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window. The Colombian international decided to stay and fight for his place in Zinedine Zidane's squad during last summer window, amid interest from several clubs around Europe. He has struggled with injuries and game time this season, and his agents have confirmed he is open to available options.
Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus recently picked up a knock while on duty and it is now reported that the number 11 will be out of action for the next four weeks, reminding everyone that for all his potential that has always been obvious to football faithful, his lack of fitness might remain his greatest undoing. The Germany international has been one of the few staples to have stuck with Dortmund over the years and his demeanor like that of someone from Canada has helped more than once in that regard. Prime example of it remains his niceness towards Robert Lewandowski whenever they faced each other despite the Poland international being seen by many as a cheap money loving heart breaker.
Cameroon were scheduled to host the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations, but by November 2018, CAF announced that they have taken the hosting right from Cameroon, due to some factors, among them include, failure to deliver the needed infrastructure to host the continent. The Boko Haram insurgencies, which threatened the peace in the region and the neighboring countries, Chad and Nigeria, and finally the Anglophone crisis. The honour was later given to Egypt in 2019.
Whatever academicians will have you believe, they can’t lecture birds on how to fly. DNA already took care of that. Even when it comes to Flying Competitions, practitioners in the bird kingdom and not academics will still provide the tricks. The point is you don’t get good by knowing so much about something but by actually proving – through action – that you are good at it.
Club sources have announced that Princewill Tayiwoh (goalkeeper- Stade Renard of Melong) died on 28 May 2019 after an illness. Before coming into the mainstream football field, Princewell Tayiwoh hails from the Northwest Region, used play in the University of Buea where he won the gold medal in the year 2015 with the squad at the University Games in Douala. As he joined the Victoria United in 2017, his extraordinary performance made him the crowned player of the tournament. His impressive performance attracted interest from the elite clubs across the nation. He did not stop here. He strove each day to develop himself, improve his game and become a better player. His consistent performance and growth made him popular amongst football enthusiasts. He became an icon for the young football aspirants.
Clarence Seedorf, the man in charge of the Cameroon national Football team, has made it clear that the two veteran players Joel Matip and Nicolas Nkoulou are in his plans as far as the selections for the upcoming AFCON are concerned, but if they don’t show any interest in taking part in the tournament, then the team management is not going to force them for that. Seedorf acknowledged that both of them are playing good Football at the club level at the moment and can prove to be valuable for the team which is the reason why ever since he has taken charge, he has made an effort to get in touch with them and try and talk to them with regard to the possibility of them getting back to international Football again, but they have not responded in a positive manner yet and he can’t keep waiting forever. If they don’t desire to be selected, then there has to be a point where he will have to look towards the other players, but if they want their names to be considered, the team management is approachable all the time.
The 2021 African Cup of Nations is expected to be held in Cameroun after the country was stripped of hosting the 2019 tournament. This according to the regional body CAF was as a result of non-completion of facilities ahead of time. This setback has seen Cameroun move towards ensuring that the facilities would be ready before the next CAF inspection. Some weeks back the Minister in Charge of the construction works Ibrahim Talba Malla visited one of the major Stadium for the tournament named the Olembe Stadium.