Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Cameroon defender Joel Matip ahead of the top-of-the-table clash with league leaders Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are guests of Liverpool in a the pick of the week 13 games in the league and Cameroon international centre back Matip could miss out on the match due to back spasm. The Cameroon defender picked up the injury during the Premier League away clash at the home of rejuvenated Fulham. Joel Matipwas the only fit senior centre back at Liverpool ahead of this month only for him to sustain an injury during the Fulham game. Liverpool boss JurgenKlopp has had to shift Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho from his natural position to the centre back position due to the injury crisis to his centre backs. Klopp started the season with three senior centre backs but he has had to deal with long-term injuries to two from those three centre backs. Liverpool suffered a major setback in October with the long-term knee injury to Dutch international defender Virgil Van Dijkduring the Merseyside Derby. His injury was followed by the long-term knee problem for another centre back in Joe Gomez. The England international suffered the problem while he was away on duty with the Three Lions. The long-term injuries left Liverpool and JurgenKlopp with only Joel Matip who's now a big doubt for the Spurs game.
Philadelphia Union defender Olivier Mbaizo has been invited to be part of the Cameroon squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers for this month. The right-back has been rewarded for his good club form with the call-up ahead of the upcoming clashes with Mozambique. Cameroon play hosts to Mozambique in what’s the third game of the ongoing AFCON qualifiers on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The return leg is scheduled for the Estadio Nacionaldo Zimpeto in Maputo, Mozambique on Monday, November 16, 2020. Mbaizo would be hoping to feature in the two AFCON qualifying games.
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.
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.
The Indomitable Lionesses is going to play against the Falconets in the opener and the coach is going to aim for a victory in the next game. The U20 head coach of Cameroon, Charles Kamdem has described that the All African Games showdown is all set to take place on Wednesday with Nigeria is going to be one of the most important encounters.