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

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”

Salomon Kalou is still important for Hertha Berlin.



Hertha Berlin is trying to reinvent itself with the mix of young and old players, and a pivotal player in the program is Salomon Kalou. The Ivory Coast international player has been dynamic in changing the fortunes of the club in the first half of this season. Continue Reading “Salomon Kalou is still important for Hertha Berlin.”

Serge Gnabry does not want to return to Bayern Munich.

Serge Gnabry

Serge Gnabry is back in the spotlight after his superlative performance in Hoffenheim’s defeat of RB Leipzig last week(4-0). He scored two goals, and one of the goals was from 44 meters.

Gnabry has everything to be thankful for. After recovering from numerous injuries that were on the verge of blighting his career, he has found playing for Hoffenheim a relief.

However, the 22-year-old German-Ivorian is on loan to Hoffenheim from Bayern Munich until the end of 2017/2018 season. And according to an article in Sport 1, Gnabry does not relish going back to Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
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What is your prediction for the world cup ?

Who can look in to the crystal ball and accurately predict the outcome of the world cup in South Africa ? Many bookmakers predict the usual heavy weights in international soccer like Germany, Brazil, Italy or Argentina to win the cup.

Wall street firms like JP Morgan,Goldman Sachs, and UBS, perhaps not to be left out in the prediction game, have also published potential winners too. Time, writer, Tony Karon, wrote;

“For institutions focused on predicting global trends, the bankers’ prognostications are unusually backward-looking — and, unfortunately, rather Eurocentric.”

Is there a possibility for an African team to be in  the final ?

The tournament in South Africa will not be easy for African teams. Although it is taking place on African soil, the African teams are not organized. The impact of the hurriedly appointed managers like Lars Lagerbäck for Nigeria or Sven-Göran Eriksson for Ivory Coast could be marginal.

Baring any surprises, Brazil look poised to win the cup for the 6th time. I hope other teams in the tournament prove me wrong.