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Senegal star Niasse suprisingly feels sad for Koeman – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Nov 17, 2017. 15:30


Senegalese international Oumar Niasse has stated that he feels sorry former Everton FC manager Ronald Koeman.

The Dutch trainer was fired by the English Premier League (EPL) club last month due to the team’s poor results.

Niasse was demoted to the Everton’s Under-23 side following the arrival of Koeman at the Liverpool-based club in 2016.

The 27-year-old spent the second round of the 2016/17 season out on loan at Hull City where he impressed – scoring four goals in 12 EPL starts.

“I feel sorry for him [Koeman], what happened to him when the club got rid of him,” Niasse told Sky Sports.

“Honestly, they were ready to let me go. I was ready also to go because I knew that it would be a difficult season if I stayed here but at the end I didn’t go.

Upon his return to Everton, Niasse made four league appearances for the Toffees between August and October under Koeman.

“I said thank you to him because he could have said ‘no, you are staying with the U23s’ but when I came back he brought me back to the team.

“That has allowed me to be here today.”

Niasse has scored four goals in six league starts to date for Everton, who are now under the guidance of caretaker manager David Unsworth.



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Zesco’s Krmpotic sad to exit Barclays Cup – 2017 FAZ Super League


Zesco United coach Serbian Krmpotic

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Oct 16, 2017. 16:30


Following their Barclays Cup semi-final exit, Zesco United coach Zlatko Krmpotic says he is disappointed after losing 4-2 on penalties to Napsa Stars on Saturday.

The Serbian manager described their encounter against Stars as a tough match and believes they were unlucky to lose on post match penalties.

“It’s normal I am very disappointed but we were unlucky to lose on post match penalties but It was a tough game,” said the Serbian.

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“The two teams did not create alot of chances.”

Meanwhile, Napsa stars acting head coach, Linos Makwaza believes his boys deserved to win as they will face Zanaco FC on October 28 at Heroes Stadium in the final.

“Its a great feeling the boys worked hard and deserved the victory. We anticipated to finish the game in regulation time but we had worked on our endurance which paid dividends,” adds Makwaza.



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