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Noah Sarenren Bazee is back!

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By Anthony Craig

Not much has been heard from Noah Sarenren Bazee since his contract extension because of injuries. In the past 6 months, he has paid more visits to doctors than tapping the round leather.

The long wait for him to recover has come to an end. The 21-year-old attacker made it to the bench in Hannover’s game against Hoffenheim on Sunday.

Prior to the game some days earlier, coach Andre Breitenreiter said,”We are all happy that he passes through the training sessions without injury and that he makes leaps forward and gets closer to the team” It is a statement of faith by the coach for the highly talented German-Nigerian.

If he is injury free and consistent in training, it would be a matter of time before he sets the Bundesliga on fire with his trademark sprints.

Salif Sané and the future with Hannover.

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Salif Sané is a Senegalese central defender with an eye for the ball and defends his territory with precision. His forays upfront is dangerous for his opponents. He is a master of positional play. Sane’s performance has been gathering momentum since he joined Hannover.

Sané joined Hannover from French first division AS Nancy in summer 2013. Through the years, he has experienced the pain of relegation and the joy of coming back to the Bundesliga with Hannover.

Sané is loved and respected in Hannover. However, his change of agent has made people speculate about his next move.

Sané has a contract with Hannover until 2020. He has an exit clause to leave in summer 2018 for 8 million Euro in the Bundesliga or 11million Euro for England or China. Based on market trends, Sané is undervalued.

Some scouts were at the stadium to watch Sane play against Stuttgart in their last Bundesliga match. The word on the street is that Tottenham is interested in his services.

Despite all the speculation surrounding Sané, he has been able to re-assure Hannover fans in the club’s magazine Kopfsache, „I have been here for five years now, I feel very well, have found good friends and a club in which I feel at home.“

In the business of football, there is nothing like loyalty or trust. But Sané has proved that he is a man of his word. Hannover and Bundesliga fans should enjoy the ride with Salif Sané while it last.

Sarenren Bazee extends his contract with Hannover

Bazee

Nigeria’s Noah Sarenren Bazee has extended his contract with his current club, Hannover 96, for 3 years until 2021, despite interests from clubs as diverse as Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen,Borussia Mönchengladbach or Schalke.

Bazee, who is currently sidelined with a knee injury decided to stay with the club because of the prospects of further development in the game. He said, “In Hannover, everything is working out for me. It is a top club in Germany. After the relegation to the second division, the club placed their trust in me and i like to pay back.”

For Hannover, the extension is seen as outcome of successful negotiations of Horst Heldt, the Sport director and Bazee’s agent Florian Goll. Horst Heldt, remarked , “we are happy that we can work together. In the past 12 months, Noah has indicated his big potential.He is hopefully at the beginning of a glorious career and he has not reached his peak.”

Bazee has played 18 times for Hannover, scored a goal and 8 assists.

He was recently invited by Nigeria’s coach Gernot Rohr, of the Super Eagles to play for Nigeria.

Negotiations for Salif Sané’s move to Cologne reach an impasse.

Salif Sane
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Hannover96 is gradually re-building the core players to play in the second division. Already, some players have exited the relegated side from the Bundesliga. However the fate of the defensive midfielder, Salif Sané is uncertain, after talks reached an impasse over his move from Hannover to Cologne.

At the core of the negotiations is the asking price for Sané. Based on the latest statements from Christian Möckel,right-hand man of manager,Martin Bader, in Express, “president Martin Kind has said yes, to the fact that Sané stays.Except, somebody offers 10 million Euros.If not, he stays. That is it.”

Cologne have already agreed terms with Sané for 3,5 million Euros, but Hannover wants more.Will Cologne back out ? According to Jörg Schmadtke, Cologne’s manager,”we have not taken the topic out of the table. There comes a time, when we need to look at it closely.”

Cologne are looking for alternatives to Sané at the moment with some days remaining to the start of the training season. While Hannover is hoping that Sané stays and bring them back to the Bundesliga.

Paolo Guerrero strikes off the field.

The climax of a lackluster match between Hamburg SV(HSV) and Hannover 96 in Hamburg on Sunday that finished in a 0-0 draw, was Paolo Guerrero’s action off the pitch. He struck a spectator with a water bottle as he left the pitch.

It was alleged that Paolo was irked by the spectator who told him to go back to Peru. Incidentally, the spectator is a Hamburg fan.

Lately, Hamburg fans have been angry with the poor results of the team. Hamburg manager, Bruno Labbadia, and the players are under pressure to qualify for Europa league position in the league.

Paolo Guerrero could be trying to “express himself” amid tension between expectation and reality on the pitch. However, it does not justify his conduct.

He has apologized for his behaviour claiming, “I had a blackout,” he said on the club website. Also, “I was insulted and I over-reacted. “I am incredibly sorry. I hope that I get the opportunity to apologize personally to the spectator concerned.”

It is speculated that HSV fined him between 50,000-100,000 Euros. Guerrero, could comfortably pay the fine, but what happens to his reputation ?

The clash between the fan and Gurrero opens a new chapter in the annals of the Bundesliga. There has never been a precedent.

The German football association(DFB), and the state prosecutors are investigating the incident. We have not heard the last word yet.

Joern Andersen fired! Who is next ?

Joern Andersen was fired this week as head coach of FSV Mainz 05. The management of FSV Mainz 05 decided to sack Andersen after a dismal performance in the first round of German cup. Mainz lost to fourth division VfB Luebeck 1-2. It was reported that the Norwegian had problems with the team, ranging from communication to hard training methods.

Christian Heidel, the manager of Mainz 05, gave the reasons for his sack in a press release, “we have a clear concept how a coach work with the team and management. Our strengths are team work, proximity to team and internal communication. Our approach did not correspond with Andersen any more because he developed in a different direction.”

A cursory look at Mainz reveal that Joern Andersen could not shake off the stark influence of Jurgen Klopp, the former coach of Mainz. Jurgen Klopp played for Mainz 05 for eleven years and coached the team for seven years. His arsenal is his charm and communication skills. In an interview with the Welt, shortly before his sack, Andersen said he is different from Klopp and he is tougher with the players than the former coach.He place emphasis on discipline and small stuff. Although, Andersen was able to bring back Mainz 05 to the Bundesliga in just one year of his reign, there was dispute with the team in terms of the way forward.

The new coach is the 35 years old Thomas Tuchel. A former coach of Mainz 05 junior team. He is a neophyte in the Bundesliga but he has worked with Ralf Rangnick. His philosophy is based on communication and team work. Do i see a resemblance to Jurgen Klopp ?

Joern Andersen will go down in history as first ever Bundesliga coach to be sacked prior to the beginning of the season. Who might be the next coach to be fired ?

Dieter Hecking of Hannover 96 is speculated to be the next coach whose job is shaky. His team also lost in German cup to fourth division team, Eintracht Trier, 1-3.

The Bundesliga will begin tomorrow. One thing that is constant is coaches will be sacked. The variable is the name of the coach.