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“Robert Lewandowski much better than Luis Suarez” – Paulo Sergio


Previous Bayern Munich forward Paulo Sergio has hailed Robert Lewandowski as “the most effective striker in the world.”

In an interview with purpose.com, the Brazilian mentioned the blend of Lewandowski‘s goal-scoring ability and his superior method puts Bayern’s prolific No.9 ahead of his friends.

“I feel [Lewandowski] is the most effective in his position,” opined Sergio, scorer of 34 goals in 125 appearances in excess of the class of 3 seasons in a Bayern shirt amongst 1999-2001. “Robert scores so quite a few goals, but he also has a superb method.

“[Barcelona‘s] Luis Suarez is up there, but Lewandowski has a much better method. He’s the much better player, for me.”

View: The 1st a hundred of Lewandowski‘s 103 Bundesliga goals for Bayern

Couple would disagree. With a league-primary 26 Bundesliga goals so far this year – 2 times as quite a few as his nearest pursuer in the scoring charts – Lewandowski is on class for a 3rd Torjägerkanone prize, as effectively as a sixth Bundesliga title.

The Poland captain has also struck 5 times in the UEFA Champions League and added 3 DFB Cup goals to his 2017/eighteen tally, fuelling Bayern’s hopes of repeating their 2013 treble results.

“I feel Bayern are rather close to the treble-profitable kind of 2012/thirteen,” Sergio added. “The Bundesliga title is essentially in the bag, now it can be about other goals. The biggest of a good deal is to win the Champions League once more, and I feel they are in with a massive prospect.”

Bayern, who will be topped Bundesliga champions for a sixth successive year and twenty-seventh general with a win in opposition to Augsburg at the weekend, keep all the playing cards in their UEFA Champions League quarter-remaining tie with Sevilla soon after profitable the 1st leg 2-1 in Spain on Tuesday.

 

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Robert Matano says Kenyan national team will continue to struggle – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 26, 2017. 15:30


According to an experienced Kenyan coach, Robert Matano the Harambee Stars will continue to struggle because of inexperienced coaches.

The Kenya Elite Coaches Association chairman has lashed out that the Kenyan Football Association which continues to employ poorly-equipped mentors.

In an exclusive interview with Nation Sport, the AFC Leopards coach said inexperience on the Harambee Stars technical bench is the team’s greatest limitation.

Matano believes the federation’s decision to isolate the experienced local coaches, coupled with their intolerance to alternative opinions, must change for the country to achieve any objectives in football.

“The problem with the leaders we’ve had is that coaching positions are normally dished out to those who do not deserve,” laments Matano.

“And as long as we continue that way nobody should expect any miracles. There are no short cuts in football.

“Experience is one commodity that human beings cannot buy. It is something that you acquire with time and within the current national team setup, from the top management down to the team managers, nobody has any experience in managing the team at that level.

“It is true that sometimes you learn while on the job but in our situation, we have a technical bench composed purely of inexperienced individuals.”



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Robert Ng’ambi is scared of Sundowns after Champions League exit – ABSA Premiership 2017/18 – Platinum Stars


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Sep 29, 2017. 13:30


With Mamelodi Sundowns having failed to defend their CAF Champions League title, Platinum Stars midfielder Robert Ng’ambi has warned his teammates of the Brazilians.

The Tshwane side will resume their Absa Premiership schedule to visit Dikwena on Sunday and the Malawian is scared of Sundowns.

He said they have a duty to win their games and forget about what is happening at the club beyond the field of play.

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“They will come into the game with the mindset of making a statement against us after losing out in the CAF,” Ng’ambi said to the Sowetan.

“It will just be up to us players to focus and make sure we are at our best against what is for me the best team on the continent.

“As players we have not been concentrating on what is happening in the background with the club. Our duty is to win games and remain competitive in the league.”

With coach Roger De Sa’s men still chasing their first 2017/18 win in the league and Sundowns out to erase their CAF disappointments, the match is set to be a thriller in Rustenburg.

Coach Pitso Mosimane’s troops will face Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday, kick-off is at 15:00 (CAT).



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