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Kane eyes NFL after football career

England attacker Harry Kane is eager to go to a kicking profession in the NFL at the time his football days are behind him.

The Tottenham star explained to ESPN in an interview Wednesday he believes
his useless ball skill could translate to accomplishment as an NFL place kicker.”That’s real,” Kane explained to ESPN of his NFL ambitions. “A little something that in 10 or 12 yrs I surely want to try out.” Kane is a huge NFL enthusiast and has forged a friendship with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady by means of social media in recent years, stating that he has drawn inspiration from the six-time Super Bowl winner’sjob.

Kane reported his motivation to attempt to split into the NFL as a kicker was connected to his competitive generate.”It goes back again to that generate to be the ideal,” he instructed ESPN. “Even if I download a game on my cellphone, can I be the very best in the world?”If you play in the EPL League and the World Cup and you then play in the NFL would you then be thought of 1 of the biggest sportsmen at any time?”

Kane, 25, would be well into his 30s by the time he attempted to split into the NFL.

Even so NFL kickers routinely play deep into their 30s and early 40s in a position which necessitates them to be on the field for just a several seconds per game.

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is the oldest active player in the NFL at the age of 46.

Kane in the meantime explained Brady’s career route – in which he was an unfancied late draft decide on who would develop into the finest quarterback in background -had impressed him in his individual profession.

“Not quite a few folks imagined he’d turn out to be that fantastic, or even play in the NFL, and he went on to grow to be the greatest ever,” stated Kane.”At the time, it gave me a real enhance to say, seem, just about anything is possible. If you have that self-perception and that push and that starvation, you can do it.”

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Ronwen Williams eyeing a solid Bafana career – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Aug 29, 2017. 15:30


South African national team goalkeeper, Ronwen Williams says he wants to do well for Bafana Bafana as they meet Cape Verde in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Bafana are on the road this weekend to visit the Blue Sharks in Praia and the SuperSport United keeper says he can do better for the national team.

This comes after Kaizer Chiefs skipper and goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and Bidvest Wits’ Darren Keet pulled out due to a chest infection and injuries respectively.

Williams is seen as a favourite to start ahead of Orlando Pirates’ Wayne Sandilands and his SuperSport teammate Reyaad Pieterse.

“I haven’t had the best Bafana career so far, so I would like to turn that around. Hopefully I can do this for my country,” said Williams to the Sowetan.

“This is an opportunity for all three goalkeepers that are there right now, so I just want to do my best if given a chance.”

Bafana will face the Islanders at the Estadio Nacional on Friday at 20.30 (CAT) and the return leg will be staged at the Moses Msbhida Stadium on Tuesday 05 September.

Meanwhile, this will be the fourth meeting between the two sides. Bafana enjoy a record of two wins and one draw.



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Banyana’s Dlamini admits to the biggest set-back in her career – African Football – South Africa


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Aug 23, 2017. 14:30


South African Women’s national team and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, Andile Dlamini reveals how her mother inspired her to strive to become the best.

The 24-year-old Tembisa-born net minder for the Brazilians women’s side also shares her disappointment when it comes to her national team ambitions.

Dlamini said failing to make the final team to the London Olympics in 2012 was her biggest setback in her career.

“I want to become the best goalkeeper in the world and achieving 100 clean sheets for my country and 500 for my team Mamelodi Sundowns,” said Dlamini.

“Being in the team for the SASOL National Championship in 2013 and 2015 was my highlight as well as going to the Olympics in Rio 2016.

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“And playing in the African Women Championship in Cameroon 2016 and named goalkeeper of the tournament.

“Not making the London Olympic team in 2012 and not able to defend the Sasol Women’s Trophy in 2014 and 2016 was disappointing.”

On the other hand, Dlamini adds that she loves the game because of the challenges it gives her and the personality it brings out of her.

“The willingness to work for each other and how it brings people together and above all, I love the emotions involved. It brings tears of joy, sadness, anger,” adds the keeper.

“My mother inspired me, simply because she never gave up and always gave me love in difficult times. She worked extra hard for all the things she has.

“My dream is have a professional league, we struggle to get personal sponsors and financial gains are minimal.

“I’d like to see a professional women’s league and see a development structures in place for girls as young as six.

“This (Sundowns) team wants to win games and trophies. We are a family and this team has given hope to many young players.”

Meanwhile, Dlamini’s dreams of having a women’s national football league could become a reality after SAFA and Spanish La Liga signed a deal this week which will focus on developing the game in rural areas including women’s football.



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GFA hopeful Kwadwo Asamoah will resume Black Stars career – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


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Graeme Jackson

Wednesday May 31, 2017. 16:00


After three years out of Ghana’s national team, the country’s FA is hopeful they can convince Kwadwo Asamoah to return to the team.

The 28-year-old Juventus player has not appeared for the Black Stars since their defeat to Portugal in the 2014 World Cup.

The versatile midfielder has battled against career-threatening injuries but appears to have regained his fitness this season, helping Juve win yet another Serie A title and reach the final of the UEFA Champions League.

Asamoah earlier this year asked to be excused from the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon, explaining that he wants to focus on his club career.

Now GFA vice president George Afriyie is hopeful that they can convince the player to resume his Black Stars career and add to the 69 caps he has accumulated.

“I know [previous coach] Avram Grant tried. Avram went to see Kwadwo on several occasions trying to convince him to come back,” Afriyie told KweséESPN.

“He has gone through some turbulent times, injuries here and there, and all that.

“Thankfully now he has recovered fully and is playing very well. Let’s give the new coach [Kwesi Appiah] the chance to also try to get him back.

“Fortunately, he will be coming home and I will take that opportunity to talk to him and see if he is ready to come back.”



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