Some big accusations have been brought against Togo boss Claude LeRoy, but, his employer Togo association is not leaving him alone in the crisis and has stood firmly by him.
LeRoy has been accused of mishandling a couple of transfer deals which he oversaw as the head of the transfer operations at a second tier club in France named Strasbourg.
The matter is in court and amidst the arguments and cross arguments, the 68-year old is on the back-foot.
His lawyer tried his hardest to convince the jury in the last hearing that the mishandling in the deals occurred because his client did not have the proper idea of legal system and he did not realize that he was not taking care of the legality of the deals.
But, it did not seem to be a strong enough argument for the jury to tilt in the favour of LeRoy.
The prosecution, on the other hand, insisted that everything was deliberate as LeRoy ensured the third parties involved in the deals got the maximum benefits.
Apart from LeRoy, another man who is under the microscope is Patrick Proisy who was the chairman of Strasbourg at the time the transfers in question took place.
Emmanuel Adebayor, who is the renowned striker of Crystal Palace Premier league club, has said that he would love it if he is remembered by people like Didier Drogba.
The team would be playing FA Cup finals against Manchester and if it turns out to be his last match, and then he would certainly want people to remember him for his performance similar to that of Didier Drogba. This striker who plays for Montreal Impact is known mostly for his career that he made for himself at Chelsea
. Drogba has scored the majority of goals and has been ahead of other foreign players. The player has won many awards for being the best footballer twice.
Adebayor has shown his keenness of staying in England, although he has received offers from many clubs abroad. He shared his football experience with the media recently and expressed that he would try hard to hit and also achieve the target to remain in the hearts of people in England like Didier Drogba. Adebayor said that there are possibilities of the player moving abroad, but he still has his love for football in England. He said that he is trying hard to stay, but you never know what the future holds for him. The Togolese player has been known as a forward and has also played in some of the English clubs like Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur (more…)
Lanky Togolese centre forward, Emmanuel Adebayor might be available for free very soon as the season comes to an end.
The striker was handed a short deal with Crystal Palace but has failed to give Alan Pardew much reason to keep him around Selhurst Park, scoring just once so far.
He is joined in our attack by Moussa Dembele, a player regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Europe. Fulham have seemingly given up hope of retaining his services and Spurs thought they had a deal agreed with the 19-year-old Frenchman in January only for the move to collapse.
The former Manchester City and Arsenal centre forward seems not to have not done enough to secure a contract extension from the London club. The 32 year old might have to look out again after being unattached in the first half of the season after he left Spurs. He joins the host of African players that might not secure contracts going into next season.
Another African talent is Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure, brother to City midfielder, Yaya. The Liverpool defender is currently playing some wonderful football under Jurgen Klopp, but is unlikely to get an extension due to his age. Ghana International, Boateng was picked up by AC Milan on a free this season after being dismissed by Schalke due to disciplinary issues. The midfielder has made 14 appearances for Milan, but it looks like he will be playing elsewhere in the coming season based on latest reports. (more…)
Controversial Ex-Arsenal player, Emmanuel Adebayor says he doesn’t want his former club, Arsenal Fc to win the English premier League this season. The Togolese player, who left White Hart Lane under a cloud and is still hated by Spurs fans, says he prefers Tottenham to lift the trophy. The Crystal Palace centre forward says he is rooting for the Spurs to lift the trophy especially with the consistent effort the team has put in thus far.
“I am happy for them this year. With Mauricio, it was quite hard, when he first came in,” the player who was frozen out by the coach started.
“We could all sense that he would be a great manager for the club because he is working hard every day.
“I am not surprised with where they are. I know the qualities. Christian Eriksen is there. Harry Kane is plating some fantastic football and scoring some amazing goals, which we all knew he had in the locker.
“Mousa Dembele is flying now. Dele Alli is a player with huge potential to be one of the best midfielders in the world. They have got a good squad.
“They just need to keep going and keep believing. Whatever happens this season, they will be up there again next season.” (more…)
Roy Hodgson has a managerial contract with the English national football team which runs out 2016 after the upcoming Euro’s and this approaching tournament will be hugely influential in the future of Hodgson as it will be a deciding factor in whether or not to extend the contract of Hodgson and to allow him to continue being in charge of the English national side.
The English team doesn’t necessarily have to come out on top with the victory but they do have to make some impressive performances in order to impress the head chiefs of the Football Association and these are the figures that will ultimately decide to give Hodgson an extended contract.
The 67 year old English manager seems to have no problem in discussing his future with the national side after the 2016 Euro’s come to an end as Hodgson said: “All that I have said is that we will discuss my future at a later date. We didn’t specify that that would be after the Euros but if that’s what the FA want to do, then I’m perfectly happy with that. I’m very pleased to be looking forward to the next year and hopefully a good European Championship in France.”
England will be facing off with: Slovakia, Scotland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Malta in Group F for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The first match of these qualifiers is scheduled to take place on September of 2016.
So far, things have been going incredibly well for the English national side in the 2016 Euro’s as they are located at the top of their group with 18 points collected which is the maximum amount taking into consideration that 6 matches have been played at this point in time.
19 goals in 26 appearances is a very good record for a 21 year old player who has been making a huge impact in the Premier League and for his country as well. Harry Kane is now appearing in the headlines of just about every football website and magazine as the young player has been making a string of impressive performances in this season.
Harry Kane is even being valued at €100 million as the former footballer Rodney Marsh stated that Kane is worth that much money and he is even better than Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria.
‘’Angel di Maria cost Manchester United £60million. I think Harry Kane is a much better player than Di Maria in the Premier League’’ Former coach of the England national football team, Rodney Marsh said.
Kane has been receiving praise from everywhere as he continues to standout and Emmanuel Adebayor is one of the latest football figures who hailed the 21 year old English forward.
Emmanuel Adebayor even believes that his team and club (Tottenham Hotspur) can secure a position in the top 4 of the Premier League but this will depend on how well Harry Kane manages to perform until the end of the season. (more…)
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged his own fans to not boo striker Emmanuel Adebayor. The Togo international has received some verbal abuse from Tottenham’s own supporters.
The abuse is widely believed to be as a result of Adebayor suggesting back in November that Spurs would rather relish playing away from White Hart Lane given the pressure that they are subjected to at home matches. Since those statements, Adebayor has not played for the club and it has been suggested that fitness issues were the reason. Pochettino recently brought back the 30-year-old striker into the first-teamand his reintroduction was not received well. (more…)