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Brighton sign French forward Maupay from Brentford

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Maupay agreed a 4-year contract right after passing a clinical with the Premier League club Brighton.

The 22-year-old scored 28 goals for Championship side Brentford in all competitions final season and experienced been exciting promoted Aston Villa.

Maupay, a former France Under-21 intercontinental, moved to Brentford from Saint Etienne in 2017.”

“Neal is a proficient forward, with very good strength and rate, and he is a goalscorer.

He will incorporate an extra dimension to our current forward alternatives,” Brighton manager Graham Potter said.”

The club has been monitoring Neal and has been knowledgeable of his means for some time.”His file in the Championship has been extraordinary, with 41 goals throughout the previous two seasons, and now his challenge is to transfer that to the Premier League.”

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Red Devils sign up race for Pepe’s signature

Manchester United have joined English Premiership League rivals Liverpool in pursuit of Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe.

The Lille winger has been in wonderful form for the club this season and scored his 20th goal of the Ligue 1 campaign in a 5- thumping of Nimes this previous weekend.

In full, the 23-year-old has scored 21 goals and assisted a further 12 in 36 appearances throughout all competitions this season, subsequently attracting attention from numerous of Europe’s leading clubs.

In accordance to the Specific, United have now joined Liverpool in the race to sign the £60m-rated winger ahead of the 2019-20 season with head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be handed a huge transfer spending plan in an try to resurrect the Red Devils.

Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are between the many others clubs reportedly fascinated in Pepe, who joined Lille from Angers in 2017.

Pepe has scored four goals in 11 appearances for Ivory Coast and the French born forward has been tipped to be just one of the standout players at this yrs Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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Man City sign United states keeper from Columbus Crew

Manchester City signed United States goalie Zack Steffen from Columbus Crew on Tuesday.

Steffen agreed a four-year contract with the EPL League champions and will shift to Manchester in July as back again-up to City‘s initially-choice keeper Ederson.

The 23-year-old will keep on being with Columbus for the early phases of their 2019 MLS Jap Convention campaign, which commences in March.

Columbus Crew claimed the undisclosed transfer cost for Steffen is the premier in the club’s historical past and the most ever gained by a Major League Soccer facet for a goalie.

“City have attained an agreement with MLS facet Columbus Crew SC around the foreseeable future transfer of goalie Zack Steffen,” a statement on City‘s website introduced.

Steffen, who has played six times for his region, mentioned: “Any accomplishment that I have experienced as a goalie in MLS with Crew SC is a testament to those about me who have pushed me — team-mates, coaches, workers, family, mates and supporters.

“Present day announcement with regards to next summertime is a distinctive second for me and I appear forward to ending my time with this club on a strong be aware.

“I am eager to carry on to place in the do the job to enhance and be the best team-mate I can.”

Steffen began his occupation with Germany’s Freiburg and made fourteen appearances for their reserve team ahead of going to Columbus in 2016.

He was voted the 2018 MLS Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year after retaining 10 cleanse sheets.

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Chelsea the new favourites to sign Faouzi Ghoulam – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Napoli left-back Faouzi Ghoulam

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Oct 26, 2017. 15:00


Chelsea have reportedly become the new favourites to sign Algerian left-back Faouzi Ghoulam from Napoli.

The Fennec Foxes player has been strongly linked with a move away from Stadio San Paolo in recent months, having thus far refused to sign an extension to his current contract with the Italian club.

Ghoulam will be out of contract at Napoli at the end of the current season, meaning he will either be free to leave in July 2018, or sold for a bargain price in the impending January window – assuming he doesn’t agree a new deal in Naples.

Manchester City appeared to be leading the race to sign the player, and saw him in action first-hand at the Etihad Stadium in their 2-1 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League last midweek.

However, Calciomercato reports that coach Pep Guardiola has now decided to give up the pursuit of the Algerian, allowing Chelsea to become the pack leaders.

Blues coach Antonio Conte is known to be searching for additional defensive cover (Ghoulam’s Napoli teammate Kalidou Koulibaly, for example, is a long-term target), and the Fennec Foxes player would provide great competition for Spaniard Marcos Alonso.



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Faouzi Ghoulam to sign new contract despite Premier League interest? – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Oct 12, 2017. 17:00


Faouzi Ghoulam could still sign a new contract with Italian side Napoli, despite reported interest from Premier League giants such as Manchester City and Liverpool.

The Algerian has thus far refused to sign new deal in Naples, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the 2017/18 season.

The 26-year-old is one of Europe’s most highly-regarded left-backs and has become a top performer since his move to Italy from Saint-Etienne in 2014.

Ghoulam’s status at Napoli has drawn interest from Manchester City and Liverpool, while the likes of Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus have also been linked with the North African.

However, Goal reports that Napoli are “increasingly confident” that Ghoulam will sign a new five-year contract with the club.

The deal will include a €40m release clause, which can only be triggered by foreign clubs. This will dissuade Napoli’s Serie A rivals, such as Juventus and Roma, from signing the player.



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Orlando Pirates sign Zambia starlet Justin Shonga – ABSA Premiership 2017/18


Justin Shonga of Zambia ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Sep 27, 2017. 15:00


Orlando Pirates have announced the signing of Zambian youth international striker Justin Shonga from Nkwazi United.

He will join his new teammates on Wednesday.

Although he was linked with a move to Mamelodi Sundowns, the Buccaneers have seemingly beaten the Brazilians on landing the Junior Chipolopolo’s signature.

Pirates have also announced that Shonga will don the number 27 jersey under coach Milutin Sredojevic as he starts his journey in the South African Premiership.

“I am happy to be here. This is the right move for my career and my ambitions. I would like to emulate other Zambian players who have done well at the Club such as Perry Mutapa and Isaac Chansa,” said Shonga on the club’s website.



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Urban Warriors sign Burkinabe defender – ABSA Premiership 2017/18 – Ajax Cape Town


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Bertin Basson

Saturday Sep 16, 2017. 10:00


Ajax Cape Town have signed Burkina Faso national Soumaila Ouattara.

The Urban Warriors are set to officially unveil their new singing this weekend, with the 22-year-old having joined the club following a successful trial period.

Rivaldo Coetzee’s move to Mamelodi Sundowns has left a void in defence, prompting the signing of Mario Booysen and now Ouattara who head coach Stanley Menzo has compared to Tottenham Hotspur new man, Davinson Sánchez.

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“Ouattara was offered to us by the agent of [Lassina] Traore, and he was here on trial,” said Menzo.

“And after just one training match, everyone was saying, ‘Wow, that’s a good player, a good defender’. He’s a right-footed defender, strong, and coming from Burkina Faso, he’s probably not had, with all due respect, the best education there, and at this level, there is always room to improve.

“He is someone who will become a better player. When the scouts and I saw him, we immediately thought of [Colombian international] Sanchez at Ajax Amsterdam [now with Spurs] – he has the same physique, so that’s the kind of player he is.”



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Huddersfield sign Moroccan national – African Football


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Bertin Basson

Wednesday Aug 23, 2017. 18:00


Huddersfield Town have announced the signing of Moroccan national Abdelhamid Sabiri.

The 20-year-old joins the newly promoted English Premier League club from German outfit FC Nürnberg for an undisclosed fee; putting pen-to-paper on a three-year contract.

Sabiri, who was born in Morocco but has dual German nationality, burst onto the scene in the second-half of last season, scoring five goals in seven starts.

Terriers Head Coach David Wagner had the following to say in aftermath of Sabiri’s capture:

“I’m very happy that we have been able to add Abdelhamid to our squad in this summer window; he is one of the most exciting talents from the German leagues,” he told the club’s official website. “We needed another natural ‘number 10’ in our squad and he gives us a good option in all the attacking midfield areas.

“Abdelhamid made a big impression in Germany with his performances for Nürnberg in the second-half of last season. The number of goals he has scored from his position is very impressive, which comes from good football intelligence.”



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Brighton set to sign Ghana starlet Raphael Dwamena – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Aug 22, 2017. 16:00


Premier League newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion are set to sign Ghana striker Raphael Dwamena from FC Zurich this week.

The English club confirmed the deal on Monday evening, with the Ghanaian set to leave Zurich just seven months after joining from Red Bull Salzburg in January.

The transfer fee was undisclosed, though reports in the British media claim it was in the region of €15m.

A statement read: “Brighton & Hove Albion can confirm that the club has reached agreement with FC Zurich for the permanent transfer of Ghanaian international, Raphael Dwamena, subject to work permit and international clearance.

“The 21-year-old striker has also agreed personal terms with the club and is now awaiting clearance to travel to the UK for his medical.”

Dwamena scored 30 goals in 38 games last season for Austrian club Lustenau and Zurich, and has started the new campaign in fine form.

He also netted a brace on his Black Stars debut, a 5-0 win over Ethiopia in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers back in June.



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Brazilians sign Ghana international shot-stopper – ABSA Premiership 2016/17


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Bertin Basson

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017. 17:00



Mamelodi Sundowns have officially completed the signing of Ghana international goalkeeper Razak Brimah on a free transfer.

The former CD Tenerife and Córdoba shot-stopper, who last played in the Spanish Segunda Division, joins the reigning CAF Champions League champions on a reported three-year deal.

Brimah, 30, will face stiff competition for the number 1 spot at the club with Denis Onyango and Kennedy Mweene outstanding goalkeepers in their own right.

The Black Stars first choice at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, the goal-minder missed the decisive spot-kick as the Ivory Coast were crowned African champions following a 9-8 penalty shoot-out win over their West African rivals.

Brimah’s arrival will most likely force head coach Pitso Mosimane to part ways with one of his foreign stars.



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Township Rollers sign Zimbabwean Katsvairo – ABSA Premiership 2017/18


Michelle Katsvairo of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Paulus Masehe of Free State Stars during the 2016 Telkom Knockout match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban South Africa on 06 Nomvember 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Aug 01, 2017. 14:00


Zimbabwean forward Mitchelle Katsvairo has reportedly secured a move to Township Rollers from Kaizer Chiefs on loan.

The 27-year-old attacker failed to live up to expectations in his first season with Chiefs and the South African club decided to make him available on loan.

Botswana giants Rollers have since decided to sign Katsvairo, who helped Zimbabwe win the 2017 COSAFA Cup in North West, South Africa.

This is according to Botswana publication, Weekend Post official website:

“The two teams concluded the agreement last weekend according to sources. The Zimbabwean will have his wage paid by Chiefs with Rollers concerned only about his accommodation.

“The forward is expected to enhance the team’s attacking option after the plans of signing Tanzanian striker Rashid Mandawa miscarried,” a statement read on the site.

The same publication contacted Rollers communication manager Bafana Pheto for a comment on Katsvairo’s loan deal, but he declined to discuss the issue.

”Check Jagdisgh – he could be aware, as of me I’m oblivious of anything of that sort,” he said.

Repeated attempts to solicit comment from Rollers club president Jagdish Shah by the publication could not materialize as his mobile number was not going through until the time of print.

Katsvairo joined Chiefs in July, 2016 having helped Chicken Inn clinch the 2015 Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League (ZPSL) title.



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Marseille join race to sign Wilfried Bony – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Stoke City striker Wilfried Bony

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Bertin Basson

Wednesday Jul 26, 2017. 16:00


French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille have reportedly joined the race to sign Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony.

The Ivory Coast international looks sure to leave the Citizens in coming weeks, having failed to make the desired impact since his £28 million from Swansea City two years ago.

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Bony, who spent last season on loan at Stoke City, has also been linked with a move back to the Liberty Stadium with the Swans desperate to boost their attacking options.

Reports in France, though, suggest that the club will face stiff competition from Marseille for the 28-year-old’s services. According to La Provence informal talks have already taken place between club and player as OL aim to beat the Welsh club to the burly forward’s signature.

Lille, Fenerbahce and clubs in China are also reportedly interested in signing the striker.



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KRC Genk sign Ghana youngster Aidoo – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jul 25, 2017. 14:00


Begian First Division A outfit KRC Genk have boosted their squad with the signing of Ghana youth international Joseph Aidoo.

The 21-year-old defender has been on the books of Swedish side Hammarby IF and he has now secured a move to Genk.

Aidoo, who is a former Ghana Under-20 star, has joined Genk on a long-term deal.

Genk confirmed the player’s arrival on their official website.

A club statement read: “KRC Genk reached an agreement with Joseph Aidoo today (* 29/9/94). The Ghanaian defender signs a contract for 3 years in Genk with 1 year option.

“Aidoo started his career with the Ghanaian Inter Allies. After a strong loan loan at Swedish Hammarby IF, the Scandinavian team also finally made him in January 2016.

“At Hammarby, Joseph was good at 30 games and 1 goal, and he appeared at various European teams. Aidoo is physically very strong, good at head and in one against one situation. He can be played at various positions and is thus a very valuable addition to the Genkse kernel.”

Aidoo made 12 appearances in the 2017 Swedish Allsvenskan for Hammarby.

He played for Ghana at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup finals in New Zealand.



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Celtic sign host of players to avoid relegation scrap for 2017/18 season – ABSA Premiership 2016/17


Lucky Baloyi of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Traore Moussa of Asec Mimosas during the 2016 CAF Champions League football match between Kaizer Chiefs and Asec Mimosas at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on March 12, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Jul 20, 2017. 15:00


In an aim to avoid the relegation battle in South Africa, Bloemfontein Celtic have signed new players as they bolster their squad ahead of the new 2017/18 Premier Soccer League season.

Former Platinum Stars striker Ndumiso Mabena, ex-Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Lucky Baloyi and Cape Town City’s Given Mashikinya have all joined Siwelele.

On the other hand, the club has since allowed midfielder Lyle Lakay to join Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City side on a swap deal with Mashikinya.

Speaking to the club’s official website, CEO Khumbulani Konco said they are glad the matter with City was settled harmoniously without going to the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber.

“We are glad that the matter between ourselves and City concerning Lakay has been solved harmoniously,” said Konco.

“Lakay was still contracted to the team and even though he wanted to leave it was prudent for him to follow appropriate procedures.

City approached us in a professional way trying to solve the matter and after deliberations and also consultation with our technical team, we agreed to sign Given and allow Lyle to join them.”

Having finished at number 12 in the Absa Premiership last season, Konco has since confirmed the arrival of Mabena and Baloyi to help the club finish in a better position in the upcoming term.



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Egyptian giants Wadi Degla sign DRC and Burkinabe internationals


Issouf Ouattara of Burkina Faso during the Orange Africa Cup of Nations, South Africa 2013 match between Burkina Faso and Togo on the 03 February 2013 at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit ©Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jul 19, 2017. 13:00


Egyptian Premier League giants Wadi Degla have signed Burkina Faso international Issouf Ouattara and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Rudy Manga.

The move for the Burkinabe international comes after he terminated his contract with Cyprus’ Ermis Aradippou.

Ouattara has reportedly failed to score in seven appearances in Cyprus and will join Wadi Degla on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old has featured for Portuguese sides União Leiria and Trofense, France’s Nîmes Olympique, Chernomorets Burgas of Bulgaria, Libya’s Al-Nasr Benghazi, and lastly Ermis Aradippou.

He has also represented the Stallions nine times, scoring once against Seychelles in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

On the other hand, coach Mido has also secured the services of DR Congo’s Manga who becomes the seventh signing this summer.

Manga joins Wadi Degla this summer after Mohamed Abdel Monsef, Ahmed Samir, Ahmed Magdi, Ahmed El-Shennawy, Mohamed Hassan and Ouattara.



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Jiangsu Suning sign Cameroonian star Moukandjo – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


Harrison Afful of Ghana challenges Benjamin Moukandjo of Cameroon during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Cameroon and Ghana at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 02 February 2017 ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jul 17, 2017. 16:00


Chinese Super League (CSL) side Jiangsu Suning FC have signed Cameroonian star Benjamin Moukandjo from French club Lorient.

The Ligue 2 outfit announced on their official website that the 28-year-old striker had left the club which he had joined in 2015 from French side Reims.

A club statement read: “Benjamin Moukandjo is now heading to China and Jiangsu Suning FC in the summer of 2015 from the Stade de Reims, one year from the end of his contract with the FCL.

“The club’s top scorer in Ligue 1 over the past two seasons, the Cameroonian

international, winner of the last African Cup of Nations, has carried the colors of the FCL 56 times and scored 26 goals.”

Loïc Féry, the president of the Lorient, praised the Cameroon captain, who has played 55 times for the Indomitable Lions – netting 10 goals in the process.

“Benjamin has played with pride in the club’s jersey for the last two seasons,” Féry told the club’s official website.

“And has been decisive on numerous occasions under our colors. I wish him every success in the years to come.”

Last season, Moukandjo scored 13 goals in 25 Ligue 1 appearances for Lorient, who were relegated to the Ligue 2 at the end of the campaign.



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Orlando Pirates sign Nigerian striker Obiozor – ABSA Premiership 2016/17


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Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jul 17, 2017. 10:00


South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) have beefed up their squad with the signing of Nigerian centre forward Christain Obiozor

The towering striker has been on the books of Nigerian Professsional Football League (NPFL) giants Enyimba FC and has since secured a move to South Africa.

The Buccaneers announcement his signing on their official website as they prepared for the upcoming 2017/18 campaign.

A club statement read: “Orlando Pirates Football Club would like to confirm the signing of Christian Obiozor.

“22-year-old joins to bolster the Buccaneers frontline ahead of the start of the 2017/18 season.

“Obiozor who hails from Emene in Nigeria played for the likes of Kano Pillars and more recently, two-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba.

“Standing at 1.9m tall, Obiozor is well built for his primary role as striker but is also capable of playing on the flanks.

“He was part of the Super Eagles team that finished third at the African Nations Championship held in South Africa in 2014.

“He scored the winning goal in the third-fourth playoff against Zimbabwe in the competition.”

Obiozor, who was linked with South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns, has joined his countrymen James Okwuosa and Emmanuel Daniel at Pirates.

However, Okwuosa is known to be on the radar of his former club, Chippa United, who have already confirmed that they want to re-sign him from Bucs.



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Egyptian El-Hadary happy to sign for Saudi side – 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – Africa


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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jul 14, 2017. 13:00


Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary says he is excited with his move to the Saudia Arabian side Al-Tawoun.

The Pharaohs veteran has completed his move to the Saudi league on a one-year deal.

Following his move on June 28, the keeper became the first foreign goalkeeper in the Saudi Pro League as the Saudi Football Federation had recently lifted a ban on signing foreign keepers.

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It is reported that the four-time Africa Cup of Nations champion assured that he will do his best to achieve a number of goals with his new club.

The 44-year-old net minder has also praised the club’s board for signing Zamalek’s winger Mostafa Fathi on a one-year loan deal.

“I have a new challenge now with Al-Taawoun and I will aim to do my best to win this challenge,” El-Hadary said.

“I want to perform well with the club first for myself and then for those who trust me and my potentials.

“Mostafa Fathi is young, promising and talented. I am happy that he joined the club.

“I am really happy I moved to Al-Taawoun and I would like to retire here.”



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Turkey’s Kayserispor sign Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Asamoah Gyan of Ghana challenged by Ali Gabr of Egypt during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Egypt and Ghana at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 25 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

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Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 06, 2017. 16:00


Turkish club Kayserispor have signed Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan on a two-year contract.

The Black Stars captain joins from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, having spent last season on loan at United Arab Emirates club Al Ahli.

The transfer will see Gyan return to Europe for the first time since 2012, having spent the last five years in Asian football.

“Our President, Dr Erol Bedir has reached personal terms with world famous footballer Asamoah Gyan to join Kayserispor,” read an official statement from the club.

“We have agreed a two-year deal with an option of addition one year with the Ghanaian.”

Kayserispor will hope Gyan’s arrival helps them rise up the Super Lig table, with the club having finished just above the relegation zone in the last two years.



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Bristol City sign Senegal’s Famara Diedhiou – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Famara Diedhiou has signed for Bristol City

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Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Jun 29, 2017. 17:30


Senegal international striker Famara Diedhiou has completed his switch to Bristol City as the club has broken their transfer record for £5.3m from French top flight club Angers.

Reports reveal that the 24-year-old has agreed a four-year deal with the English Football League side, with the club’s previous transfer record of £3.25m also paid to Angers for the services of striker Jonathan Kodjia in 2015.

Diedhiou netted a massive 22 goals in 37 games in 2015/16 season for the French second-tier side Clermont.

Following his exploits, he managed to secure a £1.36m move to Angers where he scored nine times in 36 appearances last season.

“I think he’s going to be a huge player for us. He’s powerful, he’s quick. Now is his time to shine,” Bristol coach Lee Johnson said to the club’s website.

Furthermore, CEO Mark Ashton added that Diedhiou has been scouted for a long time and his potential is set to benefit the club.

“It’s big business. He’s someone we’d identified a while ago as having real potential to fill the front man’s shoes,” said Ashton.



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Liverpool pass on chance to sign Algeria’s Ghoulam – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Napoli duo Dries Mertens and Faouzi Ghoulam

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Jun 26, 2017. 14:00


Liverpool have passed on the chance to sign Napoli’s Algerian Faouzi Ghoulam in a swap deal which would see Alberto Moreno head in the opposite direction.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Reds are open to the idea of selling Moreno, but want a straight £15-million cash deal for the Spaniard.

Ghoulam has become unsettled at the Serie A giants and reports in Italy suggested that the Naples-based club were looking for a swap deal.

However, Ghoulam is surprisingly not wanted by Jurgen Klopp, who would need a natural left-back to compete with James Milner.

Liverpool reportedly rejected an £11-million bid for Moreno last season and the player’s future remains uncertain.



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Leicester take lead in race to sign Nigeria’s Iheanacho – 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers


Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho

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Graeme Jackson

Monday Jun 19, 2017. 13:00


Leicester City have emerged as the favourites to sign Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City, according to bookmakers SkyBET.

The Super Eagles attacker is expected to be no more than a peripheral figure at the Etihad Stadium next season, opening the way for a transfer.

Rumours about his future began emerging in May, with Sky Sports reporting that West Ham United had submitted an official bid.

SkyBET soon made the Hammers favourites to sign Iheanacho, though over the weekend they have updated their odds, with the Foxes now leading the pack.

This is despite Leicester already boasting the attacking talents of Jamie Vardy, Ahmed Musa, Islam Slimani, Shinji Okazaki and Leonardo Ulloa.

Iheanacho would represent a great signing for either side, though they will have to come up with some big money to land the Nigeria, who is expected to cost somewhere in the region of 20-million.



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