Categories
African sports league Football

The 10 greatest African players in history (Part 2)

8. Michael Essien – Ghana

Essien was once known as one of the world’s leading central midfielders and he spent the best years of his Chelsea career. Emerging in the colors of Bastia and then Lyon in France, the 33-year-old midfielder was bought by the Blues in 2005 for £ 24.4 million. After eight seasons on Chelsea pay, Essien moved to AC Milan in 2013 and is now on the other side of his career.

riyad-mahrez-nhan-giai-cau-thu-chau-phi-hay-nhat-nam-2016

Throughout his career, Essien has won many titles such as 2 championships Legue 1, 2 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 1 League Cup, 1 Champions League. In addition, he was also voted BBC’s “Africa Player of the Year” in 2006, “Ghana Player of the Year” in 2008. “Chelsea Player of the Year” in 2007.

7. Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast

Similar to Essien, Yaya Toure is also considered one of the best central midfielders that African football has produced. At the age of 31, the Ivory Coast star remains an important part of Manchester City’s squad and has helped the club win two Premier League titles in the last three years.

Before that, in the Barcelona shirt, Toure also performed extremely well and with the Catalan giants winning La Liga, the King’s Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup. In early 2015, Toure helped Ivory Coast to win the Cup of African Nations after defeating Nigeria in the final. As for the individual title, Toure won the title of “Africa’s Best Player” for 4 consecutive years from 2011 to 2014.

6. Jay-Jay Okocha – Nigeria

Jay-Jay Okocha is one of Africa’s most technically skilled players with dribbling and dribbling moves. During his career, Okocha did not play for many major European clubs except Paris Saint-Germain, but he is still known and loved by many fans.

This 1973 midfielder stormed the Premier League in the Bolton Wanderers shirt from 2002-2006. Okocha helped Nigeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and was voted the best player in Nigeria every seven years.

Categories
African sports league Athletics Football

The 10 greatest African players in history (Part 1)

Africa is known as one of the continents producing many good players in the history of world football. Due to various external factors the football background of the Black Continent is much more affected in the development process compared to other continents.

Image result for drogba vs eto’o However, in recent decades, African football has made remarkable strides. The proof is that they were the first FIFA to host a World Cup in 2010 in South Africa. In addition, they also provide the world’s top leagues with quality players, not inferior to the talents from South America or Europe. Here, we take a look at 10 faces considered to be the best in the history of this Black Continental football.

10. Nwankwo Kanu – Nigeria

Nwankwo Kanu is one of the players who have won the most titles in African football history with the Netherlands Championship, Champions League, European Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, UEFA Cup, Premier League, FA Cup, Super Cup of Water. England and Olympic Gold Medal. In his personal achievements, he also won the “Africa Player of the Year” twice in 1996 and 1999.

Kanu started to emerge from his Ajax career with excellent technical play and scoring ability. After leaving the Netherlands, the player born in 1976 moved to Inter Milan and then Arsenal. Kanu has 87 caps for Nigeria but could not help the national team to win the Cup of Africa nations.

9. Riyad Mahrez -Algeria

Born in a poor family from Algeria to France, Mahrez came to football in a very noisy way, until dawn with Leicester City last season. 17 goals and 11 assists of this 26-year-old midfielder is the main inspiration to help “Foxes” to the championship in the English Premier League, even if they only placed the odds of 5000/1 before the starting line.

riyad-mahrez-nhan-giai-cau-thu-chau-phi-hay-nhat-nam-2016
Categories
Football

3 times African football was robbed victory in the World Cup

Algeria 1982

Algeria at the 1982 World Cup was equally unlucky. They are one of the very few teams to win two matches and still be eliminated right after the World Cup group stage. In the opening match, Algeria defeated Germany 2-1 in the most shocking match in the tournament history. The North African representative lost to Austria in the next round but defeated Chile 3-2 in the last round. Unfortunately for them, Austria and West Germany actively shook hands with Algeria. Germany soon had an opening goal in the right scenario and then both kicked like a walk to eliminate Algeria.

Algeria and the scandal of the 1982 World Cup. | Gary Thacker

Senegal 2018

Senegal is one of the most surprising teams in the 2018 World Cup.  They beat Poland in the opening match, drew Japan 2-2 before losing to Colombia 0-1.

Before the final match, Senegal and Japan were equal in every index, from points (3 points), goal difference (+1) to the head-to-head record (2-2 draw).

In the final match, both failed but Japan overcame Senegal to win tickets to go forward … receiving less yellow cards. The yellow card index is called “fair play” by FIFA, but the way Japan won the ticket of Senegal is not beautiful at all.

Japan was led by Poland in the 59th minute. Asian representatives also showed their efforts to score and equalize. But when the game was about 10 minutes late, knowing that it was hard to score a goal, plus maybe Senegal was also ahead of Colombia, so the Japanese players chose to play hard, pass the ball back and forth. The yard waits for time, avoids losing more and gets more cards.

4 lần bóng đá châu Phi bị ăn cướp chiến thắng để đời ở World Cup - Ảnh 4.

The last 10 minutes of Japan-Poland match were the stain of football history, causing the image of the clean team nicknamed “Samurai Warriors” to be dirty. Even Japanese fans feel indignant for the audience to watch television, the photographer recorded the moment when Japanese fans raised two thumbs to the ground, expressing frustration.

Cameroon 1998

At the 1998 World Cup, Cameroon made it to the difficult group. They lost to Italy, drew Austria, but if they defeated Chile in the final match, Cameroon will enter the next round. 

In the final minutes of the match between Chile and Cameroon, when the score was a 1-1 draw, the referee rejected the perfectly valid goal of captain  Francois Omam. The referee believes a Chilean player was fouled before Cameroon scored. In the end, the two teams drew 1-1, Cameroon was eliminated and Chile went on.

The distorted whistle of the black king made the people of Cameroon angry. Captain Francois Omam accused the referee of stealing Cameroon’s victory. Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Youth then said the 1998 World Cup was “a festival of scandals”. 

Categories
African sports league Football

Top 5 best African star players in the world

A lot of the great African players in the world of football, and in modern football today there are many names on the way.

Thomas Partey – Atletico Madrid, Ghana

Born in Krobo Odumase in Eastern Ghana, Thomas Partey has the temperament of a general in midfield Atletico Madrid. Signing his first contract with the Spanish team in 2011, Partey is now 26 and one of the best defensive midfielders in the world. The Ghana international has been a cornerstone of Diego Simeone for the past two seasons. An indispensable player in the current Atletico team.

Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli, Senegal

Receiving the award of the best defender in the Serie A season 2018-19, Kalidou Koulibaly is one of the best defenders in the world, and easily the best defender in Africa today. Playing for Napoli in Italy, Koulibaly asserted himself to be a world-class center-back at one of the best tournaments in the world. Last season, he played more than 4300 minutes for the club, in which he only conceded 0.8 goals per 90 minutes in Serie A. Koulibaly is now 28 years old, with a few top years still ahead, now is one of the most coveted defenders in the world.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal, Gabon

Gabon national team captain Aubameyang has proven his mettle in Borussia Dortmund for years before moving to the English Premier League, of which he is the best player in Arsenal. As the former best player in Africa, Aubameyang is one of the most dangerous strikers in the world, having won the Golden Boot in both the Bundesliga and the Premier League. Since arriving in the Premier League, no one has scored more goals than the former Dortmund player. This season, it would not be an overstatement to say that he has been alone with Arsenal so far.

Sadio Mane – Liverpool FC, Senegal

Especially in this season, Mane has become the best player when Liverpool sit at the top of the Premier League and seem ready to move on to the next phase of the Champions League. Win a decisive situation against Leicester City, scoring the winner in the 95th minute in a tough match against Aston Villa recently in the 11th round of the Premier League. A winner of the Golden Boot last season and having scored 9 goals in the Premier League and Champions League this year, Mane’s pace, burst and determination are a threat to any defender facing him. ta. For his national team, Mane has scored 19 goals in 67 matches and is the former Southampton player who could even be considered the best Premier League player this season.

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool FC, Egypt

Salah’s world-class two seasons with The Kop secured him a top spot on this list. Since Mohamed Salah returned to England and joined Liverpool, he is one of the top 3 forwards in the world. Breaking the record for a Premier League season in 2018, and after that world-class season he won the Champions League, Salah became a true miracle for Liverpool. Known for his speed, dribbling, and finishing in the box, Salah is a constant threat to any defense that faces. Having won the last two Golden Boot of the Premier League, Salah is the former PFA Player of the Year, and the current African Footballer of the Year, having won for two consecutive years. 

Categories
Betting on Sports

Master the psychology when betting football at online casino

Psychology of betting has always greatly influenced the betting options of football betting players, the control of psychology of betting helps players get the highest advantage in front of the casino.

If you want to stabilize the psychology of betting on the house’s betting traps, what should the player do?

For new players, they will want to increase profits, of course some just want to relieve stress, although most new players will be affected by psychological fluctuations. The rafter that the house raises. For reasons of inexperience, new players will be afraid of losing money, fear of losing money so that the decision is not definitive, miss many chances to win big. New players are the ones who follow the crowd and are most likely to fail, which is also the most vulnerable part of the house dealer tactics.

Làm chủ tâm lý khi cá cược bóng đá tại online casino

Long-term, experienced players who cannot control their minds carefully are often affected by the factor of defeat or defeat. Specifically, once they have won, they are more greedy and want to win more, lose more then bet bigger to cash out, but this is not beneficial, it makes players increasingly larger losses. . The winning or losing mentality is still very strong among the long-time players, even though they have had the methods to avoid the impact of the casino.

To get the most stable psychology, rely on the betting strategy you use. The more people who gamble or break the rules of tactics, the more they lose, so the mentality becomes heavier and the more inaccurate choices are made. Therefore, follow the tactics you have used, when you follow to the end, the results will be entirely beneficial to you, of course, those who persevere with the tactics will be less affected by psychological than.

Where is your bet limit? Limits of both time and money, you need to set them right from the start of betting. Players should bet on a specific amount, do not play more than that amount, usually about 70% of the capital, too much loss, stop playing and return to bet on another suitable occasion. Normally, when a player loses money, they will bet a higher level to return the previous loss, but this is a completely wrong direction that you should not apply. Betting times also need to be clearly defined, players should only play a maximum of 2 or 3 matches a day, 1 game 2 or up to 3 markets. When you bet more, you need to spend a lot of time betting, betting, psychology bet also subject to more pressure.

Bet with a comfortable mind, do not let the element of defeat or failure make you make wrong assessments, make sure you get the most comfortable and alert spirit. Besides, you must avoid letting yourself be influenced by the psychology of the crowd, persevering with the choice after making your bet. Past players can also give a lot of advice and learn to learn from them.

The psychology of betting if prepared stably, betting players will be able to get the most perfect results. Please prepare this well before betting, wish you success.

Categories
African sports league Football

Why African Football cannot dominate the world

Africa always produces world-class players. They also have nations that have the same and top players and teams in the world. African Football Stars Can’t dominate the world.

Suffering War And Colony Too Long

It was the oppression and dominance of imperial states that prevented African nations from developing. Slavery, racial segregation is what makes Africa one of the poorest countries in the world despite its vast resources. That is why football cannot develop in Africa.

Cầu thủ Châu Phi Đa Phần Là Tiền Đạo Và Hậu Vệ

There are No Qualified National Championships

Successful players often come to Europe to continue their careers. Very few countries have a prestigious league to develop their career. That is why their stars are always scattered in countries around the world. The players will be very difficult to integrate each time up to compete together.

Competition Player Physical Strength

Even though they are all stars. But most of the stars are physically and physically competitive as well as personal breakthroughs and techniques. It is difficult to find a player who plays and creates ball in the team of teams from Africa. Most African players rarely play in the center of the midfield of the top teams. If there is just a defensive midfielder position or a winger.

Therefore, the teams of Africa always focus on taking advantage of physical strength and speed to finish the opponent. Therefore, when the competitors are too similar. Like the Can Cup competitions there are very few goals. And when attending world tournaments African teams are often confused to deal with mixed attacks from European and South American teams.

Cầu Thủ Gốc Phi Không Phục Vụ Đội Tuyển Quê Nhà

Young Training System Focuses On Player Exports

Knowing your strengths are fitness and speed. As a result, African coaches have trained most of the players in the position of defenders and defensive midfielders. Therefore, the invisible form makes the national teams lack creative players.

Lost Star Into European Countries

Many non-African stars don’t cater to their national team. Most players will have European nationality. So they will wait for European countries to convene rather than return to Africa with much lower compensation than when they join the French, German, Belgian teams.

That we can see most clearly. In 98 France won the World Championship, but most of the squad was of African descent. Most prominent is Zidane an Algerian star. Senegal’s Vieira… Currently, the top players of some teams also have African roots like Lukaku and Pogba.

The fact that the top stars do not serve their team is the main reason that African football cannot dominate world football.

Above are some reasons why African Football can not dominate the world.

Categories
Basketball

Teams can get in the way of the LA Lakers and LeBron James

Before the season was postponed in March, LeBron James and LA Lakers were standing at the top of the West. Will they be able to withstand the next opponents?

Houston Rockets

Before the transfer market closed, the Houston Rockets made one of the most incredible deals by giving up the only true center-forward in the squad, Clint Capela and relying solely on the James Harden – Russell Westbrook.

The absence of Capela paved the way for Westbrook to shine. In February, Rockets-no-Capela created countless problems for LeBron James and his teammates. The person who shone in that match was no other than the 2017 MVP with 41 points.

Rockets showed signs of losing their breath before COVID-19 stopped the tournament. However, this past period of time might help them recover their strength. If Harden and Westbrook find common ground, surely teachers Mike D’Antoni will be a formidable obstacle.

Oklahoma City Thunder

One of the biggest surprises of the past season is undoubtedly Oklahoma City Thunder. Farewell to the star duo Paul George and Russell Westbrook, this team was considered to have almost no entrance to the Playoffs. But Chris Paul and his young teammates showed a completely different face.

While Paul seemed to be rejuvenating, Steven Adams continued to play stably, faces like the mature Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dennis Schroder and Danilo Gallinari saw and made a solid formation under the direction of the Coach Billy Donovan.

Thunder’s situation is quite similar to LA Clippers last season with a potential young squad and no longer have to prove anything. A mentally comfortable team can cause a lot of difficulties – just ask Golden State Warriors round 1 in 2019 to be clear.

Portland Trail Blazers: Dame Time

Portland Trail Blazers should also be considered a big surprise, but is at the extreme opposite to Oklahoma City Thunder. From the position of Western runner-up, now Damian Lillard and his teammates are ranked 9th in the rankings and not sure to enter the Playoffs.

However, if Lillard and McCollum can pull the Moda Center team over the main season, this will be a big obstacle for the LA Lakers in the first round. Damian Lillard always shows the highest level of performance and class each when encountering the Yellow – Purple team.

In 27 times against the Lakers in his career, the 29-year-old star scored an average of 27.7 points, 7.1 assists and achieved a throwing efficiency of 45.6%, a throw rate of 3 points over 38%. Besides, veterans like Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza or Hassan Whiteside promise to transform the face of Portland when Playoffs mode is turned on.

Categories
African sports league Football

African Football Federation president released after corruption interrogation

According to Reuters, the French authorities released the head of the African football governing body Ahmad Ahmad after hours of being questioned for a corruption investigation.

African Football Federation president Ahmad Ahmad (59) was arrested at his hotel in Paris on June 6 and released after the end of the interrogation. This meant that he was free to leave France.

A source from the French authorities said Ahmad was questioned over allegations of “active” and “passive” corruption, money laundering, and organized crime.

Chủ tịch Liên đoàn Bóng đá châu Phi được thả sau thẩm vấn tham nhũng - Hình 1

Currently, both Ahmad, the representative lawyer and CAF have not commented.

Previously, Mr. Ahmad has been investigated by the Ethics Committee of the World Football Association (FIFA) over allegations of financial irregularities since he became leader of the CAF.

In late March, CAF Secretary General Amr Fahmy sent a document to FIFA accusing President Ahmad Ahmad of bribing and abusing hundreds of thousands of dollars, shortly after, Mr. Fahmy was fired.

According to Reuters, the allegations related to CAF President Ahmad ordered his Secretary-General to pay 20,000 USD of bribes to the accounts of the leaders of African football associations. This includes the accounts of the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde Football Association and the Republic of Tanzania.

Ahmad Ahmad: Di big tins we learn from CAF President visit to ...

The document also accused Mr. Ahmad of causing CAF to pay an additional $ 830,000 when ordering equipment through a French intermediary company called Tactical Steel.

Not only that, Mr. Ahmad was also accused of harassing 4 CAF female employees; violating regulations on adding Moroccan representatives to CAF; and spent more than $ 400,000 from CAF’s source for cars in Egypt, Madagascar – where a satellite office was set up for Mr. Ahmad.

In a statement on June 7, FIFA asked for more details on Mr. Ahmad’s case and said that all charges against him must be clearly investigated.

FIFA stressed that anyone found to have illegal or illegal behavior has no place in football.

Categories
Football

Top Africa’s greatest players in the Premier League (Part 2)

5. Emanuel Eboue

The former best defender in the history of Arsenal, one of the best defenders in the English Premier League.

Founded at ASEC Mimosas, he moved to Europe to play for Belgium’s Beveren in 2002. He spent most of his career, from 2005 to 2011, with the Premier League’s Arsenal, playing 214 games – including the general match. 2006 UEFA Champions League final and scored 10 goals. He moved to Galatasaray for € 3.5 million, where he played regularly and won five domestic titles in Turkey.

Eboue is known for being a strong defender and has great combat ability even though he is only 1m74 tall, a relative height compared to the tall defenders in the Premier League.

Eboué made his international debut for Ivory Coast in 2004, eventually earning 79 in 2013. He is part of their team at five African Cup of Nations tournaments and two World Cups.

In 2017, Eboue lost all his possessions because he was tricked by his wife to live together for more than 20 years. He became empty-handed and became a miss. Arsenal knows this has helped him, giving him the role of training young players.

6. Salomon Kalou

As one of the most played players for the Chelsea club. He is also the best midfielder of the Blues of all time. A midfielder with all the qualities of a high-class central midfielder. Strength, technology, speed, he all converged fully. Kalou can also play as a winger when needed. He got along with Mikel-Lampard. Became the three most terrifying midfielders in the Premier League under Jose Mourinho during 2004-2007.

At Chelsea, he has won many titles, including the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, four FA Cups and the League Cup. He moved to Lille on a free transfer in July 2012 at the end of his contract at Chelsea, where he spent two seasons before moving to Hertha for an undisclosed fee.

Being a full international for Ivory Coast since 2007, Kalou has had 97 international matches and represented his country at three World Cups, six Africa Cup of Nations and 2008 Olympics.

Categories
African sports league Athletics Football

Top Africa’s greatest players in the Premier League (Part 2)

3. Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria)

Nwankwo Kanu is a retired Nigerian footballer and  is a member of the Nigeria national team. Kanu is originally from Abia, southeastern Nigeria, and is a member of the sub-group Aro of the Igbo ethnic group. Nwankwo by his name means “Children born on Nkwo” in the Igbo language.

Kanu has played for Nigeria’s Iwuanyanwu Nationale, the traditional Dutch team Ajax, Italy’s Inter Milan, and the English clubs, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth.

Kanu has won one UEFA Champions League medal, one UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup medals and two African Player of the Year awards among others. He is one of the few players to have won the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, UEFA Cup and Olympic gold medal. He has the third most substitute match in Premier League history, appearing on the bench 118 times, and is considered one of the best players in African football history.

He is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an African brand ambassador for digital television operator StarTimes.

4. Emmanuel Adebayor 

He is a Togolese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club İstanbul Başakşehir. He has previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace, as well as the French, Metz, and Monégasque Monaco teams and the Spanish Real Madrid team. He was voted Asian Footballer of the Year in 2008 playing at Arsenal.

In the Emirates team shirt, he plays like a classic striker. He scored 46 goals in 104 games for the club. Became one of the top scorers with the best goalscoring performance in the 2006-2009 Premier League.

Adebayor represented the Togo national team at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, his only and Togo’s debut at a world-class playground, and so far, only in the World Cup. In January 2010, Adebayor was one of the players involved when the Togo team bus arrived when a riot group fired a gun on their way to play in the group stage match of the 2010 African Football Cup in Angola, then he retired from the national team.