Everton coach David Unsworth: Oumar Niasse’s charge sets a dangerous precedent – Premier League 2017/2018

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Nov 24, 2017. 11:00

Everton interim manager David Unsworth believes the charge on striker Oumar Niasse could set a dangerous precedent.

This comes after the Senegalese forward was found guilty of diving and banned for two games following a punishment under the new English Football Association laws that were introduced in May.

Niasse becomes the first Premier League player to be charged after he won a penalty, under pressure from Scott Dann, in a league draw at Crystal Palace last weekend.

“I think these people [the FA] will be very busy,” said Unsworth to the BBC.

“It’s a dangerous precedent that could be set if decisions are given against you which are debatable.

“I think anywhere on the field it’s a foul. He [Niasse] was shocked and I was shocked [by the charge].”

The Lions of Teranga attacker denied he had committed an act of simulation that led to the penalty being awarded in the fifth minute of the game.

However, the EFA’s Independent Regulatory Commission has found him guilty.

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Joel Matip: David De Gea’s save was brilliant – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa

Liverpool‘s Joel Matip dejected at full-time versus Southampton

Graeme Jackson

Sunday Oct 15, 2017. 14:00

Liverpool’s Cameroonian defender Joel Matip has acknowledged that David De Gea’s save to keep out his goal-bound effort yesterday was “brilliant”.

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by United in an underwhelming Premier League match at Anfield on Saturday.

The closest either team came to a goal was a close-range effort from Matip, who steered a low cross from Roberto Firmino on target, only to see De gea make a superb save with his left foot.

And the Liverpool defender praised the shotstopper after the game: “It was a great save by De Gea,” he told Sky Sports.

“I have to score – we win this game if I score. His reaction was brilliant.”

Matip will hope to feature for Liverpool in midweek when they play away to Maribor in a UEFA Champions League match.

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David Obua backs Basena and Kajoba for Cranes job – 2016/17 Uganda Premier League

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs and Cranes winger David Obua


Wednesday Aug 02, 2017. 13:00

Former Cranes of Uganda winger David Obua has sent a message to the new Cranes technical team led by Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba.

The duo was handed the reins after coach Milutin Sredojevic left his position due to salary disputes with the country’s FA.

However, the former Kaizer Chiefs and Cranes star said they will support the two interim coaches ahead of their first task against Rwanda.

The duo was appointed by FUFA on Monday after Micho left on Saturday, citing non payment of salaries to the tune of $54,000.

Obua who has seen it with different tacticians at the helm of the side wishes the duo all the best as he posted on social media.

“Wish you well Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba. Make us proud we will all support you Guys!!!.”

Basena and Kajoba have already got their duties underway as they named a 25 man squad to start preparations for the CHAN 2018 qualifier against Rwanda.

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Free State Stars’ David Vilakazi rubbishes sales rumour

Sinethemba Jantjie of Free State Stars

Staff Reporter

Thursday Jun 29, 2017. 09:00

Free State Stars assistant coach David Vilakazi has rubbished rumours that the club was up for sale.

Ea Lla Koto will make their debut in the annual Maize Cup next month when they face Platinum Stars on July 15 in the first semifinal.

Yet speculation claimed that the Free State club was up for sale in recent times, following on from reports last year that Moroka Swallows tried to buy Stars’ top flight franchise.

“Nobody bid to buy Free State Stars [this past season]. It was just a rumour,” Vilakazi is quoted by KickOff.

“You know, rumours will always be rumours – and people are still remembering what happened the previous season when the season was about to start, when people saying the team was sold and all that.

“But now there is nothing like that. We are just looking forward to the new [2017/18] season.”

Participating in the Maize Cup will form part of Ea Lla Koto’s preseason preparations, with the club looking to put together a much stronger campaign in the PSL this time around.

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