The Neymar-Cavani clash: We Saw it Coming... YES we did !

It's not a secret that when it comes to the amazing quality of players  Paris Saint-Germain have, no one can compete with that. Having Neymar-Cavani and Mbappe up front is each and every team biggest nightmare. The Pretty much amazing transfer window PSG had this summer left everyone speechless.. Money can do wonders dear readers.. Or does it ? to answer this question and any other question we need to take a fast and efficient look at the players PSG have now, Shall we ?

Supported by the very, very rich Nasser Al-Khelaïfi who bought the club in 2011, the Paris side have assembled a squad filled with excellent players. Over time, this technically-strong side has been molded into a strong possession-based system and year after year, the team wintnessed a strong addition to what is already a powerful squad.

With the likes of the highly-intelligent Thiago SilvaMarco Verratti, Rabiot and others, PSG already has the best of each country But the attacking force remain the Outstanding feature of the team. PSG possess an array of strong attackers both on the wings and centrally. Throughout the majority of matches. The team's Frontline is something coming straight out of fairy tales, Neymar (€222 million), Kylian Mbappé (€180 million), and Edinson Cavani (€63 million). In France PSG should be so outrageously overpowering in every area of the pitch.

PSG did demonstrate in this new season that their attackers are eager to work, to score, to entertain and to probably bring Paris it's firs champions league trophy.

Unselfish players.. or ARE THEY?

Football players are human beings after all, and someone once said that "To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve" and let's be honest, coming to PSG for it's "history" and "glorious" past was, is, and never will be anyone's motive to sign for the parisian side. Because, let be honest once again, PSG was built on Money, and can never fit in with the rest of the squad where football was made, the likes of Milan, Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid are up there, and the newcomers are just the makers of what we call now, foot-business.

Back to our Cookie, Players who signs for PSG are there for their own sake, for their own glory before anyone's. It's True, you know it and we know it and it's time we face the truth. Neymar in addition to the BIG BIG money he recieved when he signed for Paris, he was also in it for the glory he never got to experience in the shadow of the one and only Lionel Messi.

Neymar has already proved on a several occasions that he's the hardest of cookies, he wants the best for himself and doesn't really care how that can affect others. And truth be told, I don't see how can PSG fans not see that Neymar is in Paris to be the Star, THE ONLY STAR. And would not, in any case, accept that someone could take that place out of his hands, you hear that ? Edison Cavani ?

A shock.. But not to everyone ! 

Now, dear readers, I would hate to play the "i know it all" character right away, but that Neymar-Cavani thing you just saw up there ? you see it ? Yeah I saw that Coming MILES AWAY. How can you not ? if you've been a close follower to Neymar on and off the pitch you will SURE notice that the dude is as selfish as one can be and that he is in Paris to demonstrate that, wide and clear.

Cavani was there way before Neymar and he was sort of "the star of the team" but in Neymar's head that's is up for a major change once he steps on the Parc des princes ground.

However, Neymar trying to snatch penalty duties off of his PSG colleague is sure a first of so many other Arrogant things Neymar will enjoy doing during his PSG time. Cavani has been the established penalty-taker for Paris since the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic And He had succeeded with them ALL. It was NEVER Neymar’s place to impose a change and insist to take the penalty from Neymar.

EUUKH, Taking it to social media, of course ! 

Really Neymar, Really ? I mean come on, no one can argue about how good of a player you are, but that off pitch brain of yours really need some work. Neymar has reportedly unfollowed Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Edinson Cavani on both Instagram and twitter after their "clash" and also, and god I hope this is not true, But Media are suggesting that the player also asked the PSG president to sell Cavani. GOD !



PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN, now it's time for you to take the blame. WHAT DID YOU REALLY EXPECT HEIN? a minimum knowledge of football would tell that teams MAKE the stars and not the other way around. buying star never and WILL NEVER buy you glory. So many Big names on the Team sheet is good, SO Many big names on the pitch never is. We hope you learn from your mistakes, the sooner the better, for your own good.

South Africa beat Argentina in friendly at Pretoria

South Africa have an embarrassment of riches on the right wing with Nkosi and Cheslin Kolbe, who was rested for this match, bidding to start against New Zealand in Japan on September 21 in their World

Sibusiso Nkosi scored two brilliant tries as South Africa beat Argentina 24-18 on Saturday in a Rugby World Cup warm-up match in Pretoria.

The winger struck in each half for the Springboks, who found the going much tougher than last weekend when they hammered the Pumas by 33 points in Salta to win the Rugby Championship.

South Africa have an embarrassment of riches on the right wing with Nkosi and Cheslin Kolbe, who was rested for this match, bidding to start against New Zealand in Japan on September 21 in their World Cup opener.

All the other South African points at Loftus Versfeld came from fly-half Elton Jantjies, who kicked a conversion and four penalties.

Forwards Guido Petti and skipper Pablo Matera each scored a try for Argentina. Joaquin Diaz Bonilla kicked a conversion and a penalty and Benjamin Urdapilleta a penalty.

South Africa skipper and flanker Siya Kolisi showed no ill effects from a knee injury sustained last May before coming off after 53 minutes of his first international appearance this season.

Coach Rassie Erasmus wanted Kolisi to concentrate on his personal performance so he did not restore the captaincy. Instead veteran hooker Schalk Brits became, at 38 the second oldest Springbok to lead the team.

Although Argentina suffered a ninth consecutive loss, there was encouragement for coach Mario Ledesma from a much improved scrummaging performance, that won several penalties.

The Pumas thought they had taken the lead with three minutes left when debutant Lucas Mensa touched down, but the try was disallowed for obstruction by fellow centre Jeronimo de la Fuente.

South Africa started with an entirely different team from the one that crushed Argentina 46-13 last weekend in Salta to win the Rugby Championship for the first time. Argentina made 10 changes after being humiliated at home.

Springboks flanker Marcell Coetzee was off on 17 minutes and could not return after failing a head injury assessment test.

South Africa dominated territory and possession, but had to wait 20 minutes before being rewarded when Jantjies kicked a 22-metre penalty from in front of the posts.

Argentina had their first scoring chance seven minutes later. Diaz Bonilla succeeded with a more difficult penalty kick than that of Jantjies.

A stop-start half was crying out for a try. It finally arrived on 32 minutes when slick handling allowed Nkosi to step inside one opponent before holding off two others to score.

Jantjies struck a post with his conversion attempt leaving South Africa with an 8-3 advantage that did not adequately reflect their superiority.

That lead evaporated in additional time at the end of the half when Petti intercepted a pass from scrum-half Cobus Reinach and, showing amazing pace for a lock, scored between the posts.

Bonilla converted and the Pumas led 10-8 at the break despite being on the back foot for much of the opening 40 minutes.

The highlight of the second half was the second Nkosi try on 48 minutes, which gave the Springboks a lead they never surrendered.

Seemingly hemmed in, he beat three Pumas and then dived over Sebastian Cancelliere to raise his Test try tally to seven since debuting last season.

FIFA bans former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia for life following a match fixing probe

The case is the latest to emerge from FIFA’s long-running investigation into the activities of Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, who FIFA has called a « known match fixer » and who has admitted such activ

Former Nigeria national team coach Samson Siasia has been banned from the game for life following a match-fixing probe by world governing body FIFA.

FIFA said in a statement on Friday (August 16) that the adjudicatory chamber of their independent Ethics Committee found that Siasia was “guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.”

The 51-year-old Siasia played 51 times as a striker for the Nigerian national team and later coached various national youth sides before a spell as senior coach in 2016.

The case is the latest to emerge from FIFA’s long-running investigation into the activities of Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, who FIFA has called a “known match fixer” and who has admitted such activity in several interviews.

FIFA said that he was banned for life “from all football-related activities that is administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level.”

Siasia has also been fined $51,000.

Ethiopia U-15 make history with CECAFA tourney in Eritrea

Whiles it will be the first major tournament Eritrea will be hosting, there is history being made by the Ethiopian lads in town for the competition.

Eritrea is hosting ten other countries for the Council for East and Central African Football Associations, CECAFA, under 15 championships.

The tournament kicked off today, August 16 and is expected to end in early September. Whiles it will be the first major tournament Eritrea will be hosting, there is history being made by the Ethiopian lads in town for the competition.

They will be the first Ethiopian team to play in Asmara in over two decades. They get the feat after a friendly match planned for Asmara between the two senior sides failed to hold last year.

There are three groups from the draw that was held in Asmara earlier this month.Most of the teams are neighbours of Eritrea along with the East African sides like Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

According to CECAFA General Secretary, Nicholas Musonye, the aim of the tournament is to develop talents at the grassroot level which is the basic stage in the development of a player.

The result of draw is as follows:

Group A – Eritrea, Kenya, Burundi, Somalia

Group B – Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Sudan

Group C – Tanzania, Sudan, Djibouti 0

International friendly: Nigeria squad against Ukraine announced

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Nigeria have revealed their squad for the international friendly against Ukraine in Dnipro Arena on Tuesday,September 10th,2019. In fact, midfielder John Ogu and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi were among the 23 players called up by Gernot Rohr for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the National Team of Ukraine. Coach Gernot Rohr is also without retired Nigerian stars John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo, however Maduka Okoyer Fortuna Dusseldorf goalkeeper, and Joe Aribo, Glasgow Rangers midfielder, were called up by the coach. Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt due to injury, has been recalled by boss Rohr after recovery. Nigeria squad: Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus), Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC), Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany) Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy), Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Benfica, Portugal), Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal), William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy), Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England), Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain), Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany), Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (Rotherham United, England) Midfielders: Alex Iwobi (Everton FC, England), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England), Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England), Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland) Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia), Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France), Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain), Henry Onyekuru (AS Monaco, France), Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France), Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark), Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)

Sundowns Coach Pitso takes the blame for dropped points

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Following the 1-1 draw between Mamelodi Sundowns and Chippa United in their Absa Premiership tie at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Wednesday, Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has declared that he takes the full responsibility for losing the two points. Indeed, Pitso revealed that dropping two points is a great disappointment to the team and that his mistakes were the reason for the draw, especially when he chose to bring on attacker Phakamani Mahlambi. “Obviously we are disappointed because I think we dropped two points. I think it was my fault, I should have sealed the game in the last three minutes, we should have used experience like we usually do it. But I opted to go in the last three minutes for Phakamani as an attacker, instead of maybe doing a sub that will keep the result,” Pitso Mosimane said. “It’s two points gone, but I guess maybe the game led me and deceived me because I could see we can score the second goal, but forgetting there’s two three minutes to go. We became a little bit greedy. Against SuperSport we scored a little bit late, so we thought maybe we could steal it like that. But it’s okay, lessons learnt. The game always teaches me and humbles me.”