Clemens Tönnies has violated Schalke’s ethos and he should permanently step down.

Schalke fans protesting against racism
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Clemens Tönnies is the head of the supervisory board of Schalke. A position with responsibility and honour. His opinion on any issue is highly regarded and attracts attention.

Unfortunately, Tönnies latest statement at a trade and commerce meeting in Paderborn has generated a seismic shift against him. He said in clear terms, “Instead of increasing taxes, we should rather finance 20 power plants in Africa every year. Then Africans would stop cutting down trees and producing children when it’s dark.“ Interestingly, the audience applauded.

Was it a faux pas? Slip of tongue? Did he bother to comprehend the implications of the statement? Is he playing to the populist rhetoric with anti-Africa sentiments? These are questions that have not been answered. His racist tones caused a debate in Germany.

Prominent members of Schalke ranging from the legendary Gerald Asamoah and Hans Sarpei who are all from Africa were greatly disturbed by his comments. A cross-section of German society does not subscribe to his views. Continue Reading “Clemens Tönnies has violated Schalke’s ethos and he should permanently step down.”

Taiwo Awoniyi joins Mainz to fill the void in attack.

Taiwo Awoniyi

Mainz’s search for a striker to fill the void in attack due to injuries of key players has come to an end. Nigeria U-23 international, Taiwo Awoniyi joins Mainz from Liverpool on a year loan.

The authorities were forced to act because reliable strikers in Mainz like Jean-Philippe Mateta is sidelined with a meniscus injury and new signing from Augsburg, Dong-Won Ji has cartilage damage. Continue Reading “Taiwo Awoniyi joins Mainz to fill the void in attack.”

5 reasons why allegations against Hamburg’s Bakery Jatta are unfounded.

Bakery Jatta

Bakery Jatta’s rise to stardom as a professional player for Hamburg is a tale of taking risks and exploring the unknown. Jatta came to Germany in 2015 as an unaccompanied minor and was registered in a football academy in Bremen.

Later, he went on trials to Hamburg and as luck would have it, he passed. When he came of age, Jatta, became the first Gambian to play in the Bundesliga. His story is facing scrutiny after Sport Bild unearthed discrepancies. Continue Reading “5 reasons why allegations against Hamburg’s Bakery Jatta are unfounded.”

Union Berlin striker Suleiman Abdullahi stranded in Nigeria.

Suleiman Abdullahi

Union Berlin started training yesterday for the coming season in the Bundesliga. However, striker Suleiman Abdullahi is still in Nigeria because of problems with his passport. Continue Reading “Union Berlin striker Suleiman Abdullahi stranded in Nigeria.”

BVB Dortmund and Union Berlin are disgruntled over the Bundesliga fixtures for 2019/2020

Bundesliga fixtures 2019/2020

The Bundesliga fixtures for 2019/2020 season was released recently. Despite the good intentions of DFL(German football league) responsible for the fixtures, some teams are dissatisfied with the plan. Prominent among them are BVB Dortmund and Union Berlin. Continue Reading “BVB Dortmund and Union Berlin are disgruntled over the Bundesliga fixtures for 2019/2020”

Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee survives an injury scare

Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee
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Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee continues to confront a constant in his young career- injuries. The latest injury was the week 12 Bundesliga match between Borussia Mönchengladbach against Hannover. Continue Reading “Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee survives an injury scare”

Chadrac Akolo grapples with loss of form.

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Congolese international Chadrac Akolo has seen better days in Stuttgart. Presently, Akolo is confronted with unused chances with the Swabians if he makes it to the starting eleven.

During the reign of ex-coach Tayfun Korkut, Akolo started twice from the beginning in the current Bundesliga season but could not stamp his authority on the pitch. Continue Reading “Chadrac Akolo grapples with loss of form.”

Jean-Philippe Gbamin of Mainz out for at least three weeks

Jean-Philippe Gbamin

Ivory Coast international, Jean-Philippe Gbamin has suffered a torn muscle fibre in the adductor area during the Bundesliga match between Mainz versus Stuttgart on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Ivorian midfielder was substituted shortly before the end of the first half. Continue Reading “Jean-Philippe Gbamin of Mainz out for at least three weeks”

Victor osimhen undergoes successful surgery.

Victor Osimhen

Wolfsburg striker Victor Osimhen dislocated his shoulder during training last week.

According to the club’s website, Osimhen was successfully operated upon in Munich on Wednesday evening without complications. Continue Reading “Victor osimhen undergoes successful surgery.”

Anthony Ujah still believes Mainz can avoid relegation.

Anthony Ujah

Mainz is a team with a history of always reinventing themselves every season in the Bundesliga. This season is no exception.

They are struggling to be consistent in every game, and keep the hopes of teeming fans alive as an integral team in the league.

Unfortunately, the league table paints a team on the verge of relegation. Continue Reading “Anthony Ujah still believes Mainz can avoid relegation.”