Tag: English Premier League

Ghanaian players in the EPL gears up for the season

Ghanaian players in the EPL gears up for the season

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Ghanaian players in the English Premier League are eyeing a good season as the competition kicks off. Midfielder Daniel Amartey first game ended in defeat after they threw away 2-1 lead with less than 14 minutes to give Arsenal a 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night. On Saturday, Jordan Ayew and Jefferey Sclupp will be is hoping for a blistering start in the as they kick start their season. Jefferey Sclupp will also be hoping for a starting place when his side take on newbies Huddersfield on Saturday and Jordan Ayew will also be eyeing a place in Swansea's team which plays Southampton. On Sunday, Andre Ayew and Christian Atsu will open their account with a game against Manchester United and Tottenham. Ayew will be hoping Slaven Bilic hands him a place in Westh...
Acheampong dreams of playing in the EPL

Acheampong dreams of playing in the EPL

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Ghana's Frank Acheampong has revealed that he dreams of playing in the English Premier League (EPL). Acheampong was a transfer target for Hull City last season but his Belgian club Anderlecht refused to do a deal. He told the BBC that his heart is set on a move to a bigger league and is hoping it happens sooner rather than later. "It's everybody's dream to play in the English Premier League," said Acheampong, who helped Anderlecht win the Belgian league title. He confirmed that there is an agreement with Anderlecht which allows him to move provided certain conditions are met. "We are just working on it and let's pray that I get what I want. It's my dream, it's my first priority. "When the [Hull City] move was blocked, I tried to contact the big men at the club, but it w...
Yaya Toure set for new Manchester City contract

Yaya Toure set for new Manchester City contract

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Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure looks likely to be offered a new contract by Manchester City. The 34-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of the season. Toure looked like he would be leaving the club after being left out of City's Champions League squad and did not play a Premier League game until November. But he fought his way back into Pep Guardiola's plans and Saturday's win against Leicester was his 29th appearance of the season. Meanwhile, Guardiola has called Pablo Zabaleta a "real legend" of the club after the Argentina full-back announced on Saturday that he will leave at the end of the season. Unlike Zabaleta, who leaves City after nine seasons, Toure is keen to stay on, with Guardiola believing the Ivorian is worth an extra season. City will honour t...
Jordan Ayew opens lid on Premier League struggles

Jordan Ayew opens lid on Premier League struggles

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Ghanaian international striker Jordan Ayew has revealed how he struggled at the beginning of his premier league career. Jordan made his debut for Aston Villa in 2015 coming on as a substitute against Bournemouth, after joining from French Ligue 1 side Lorient for £15m. After a slow start to the league, Jordan made a good name for himself finishing as the clubs top scorer with seven goals although unfortunately, his goals could not save the Villans from relegation. His good form for Villa earned him a transfer back to the premier league to Swansea City, which coincidentally is the former club of his brother Andre. Jordan described his debut in the Premier League and discloses how he had a hard time coming to terms with the fast paced nature of English football. “I made my
Christian Atsu delighted with Newcastle qualification

Christian Atsu delighted with Newcastle qualification

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Christian Atsu. Ghanaian winger is delighted of his team's return into the premier league. The Magpies gain automatic qualification back into the English top flight after beating Preston by 4-1 in their Championship clash. Atsu who scored one of the four goals for Newcastle shared his joy on social media network after the game. "We are happy to secure promotion to the premiership. Big thanks to the fans for their unbelievable support". @ChristianAtsu20 We are happy to secure promotion to the premiership. Big thanks to the fans for their unbelievable support. #GodIsTheReason #GodWin
Westham’s Andre Ayew reveals he is close to top form

Westham’s Andre Ayew reveals he is close to top form

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Ghana's Andre Ayew has revealed that he is close to getting to his best after a difficult start with West Ham united in the English Premier league. The Black Stars deputy skipper after a record transfer from Swansea to join the hammers suffered an injury in a game against Chelsea which delayed his progress at the club. He came back before the turn of the year and went to Gabon to play for Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Since his return from the African competition, the former has been showing signs of his qualities for the his side by getting in some goals. “I think I’m getting there,” he observed. “I have said it before, I’m getting there. I know my quality and I’m working hard and my teammates are giving me a lot of confidence. They have a lot of trust in me".
Antonio Conte: Chelsea’s title chances 50 percent

Antonio Conte: Chelsea’s title chances 50 percent

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Six finals" await Chelsea in the Premier League run-in after a 2-0 loss at Manchester United that leaves their title chances at only "50 percent", manager Antonio Conte said. Having hoped to re-establish a seven-point lead over second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea's advantage remains four points following Sunday's defeat at Old Trafford. They remain in the driving seat and will face only one top-seven side -- Everton -- in their last six games, but Conte suggested his team can no longer be considered outright favourites. "We have to think that there are six finals from now until the end," said the Italian, who was without goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois due to injury and wing-back Marcos Alonso due to a virus. "The league is open and we have a 50 percent probability t...
Mohamed Sissoko set to join Essien in the Indonesia

Mohamed Sissoko set to join Essien in the Indonesia

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Three-time Indonesian champions Mitra Kukar have announced that a deal is in place to sign former Mali, Liverpool, PSG and Valencia midfielder Mohamed Sissoko on a one-year contract. The 32-year-old, who has previously played in China and India, is expected to join once he passes his medical and could be eligible for Mitra's second league game of the season against PSM at home next weekend. He becomes the fourth former English Premier League star to move to Indonesia after Michael Essien, Carlton Cole and Peter Odemwingie. Mitra will become Sissoko's third club in less than six months after he parted ways with Indian side Pune City in December and then had his contract with Italian second -tier side Ternana terminated after only three weeks due to negative attitude. Sissoko p
Andre Ayew’s goal earn Westham a point

Andre Ayew’s goal earn Westham a point

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Ghana Black Stars deputy captain Andre Ayew scored to help West ham United earn a point in their 2-2 stalemate in the English Premiership game played today. The former Swansea man capitalized on a miss kick by striker Andy Carrol to put the hammers in front just five minutes into the game. He goal was canceled by Sunderland but James Collins restored their lead in the 46th minute before former Liverpool forward Fabio Borini again scored to end the game in a 2-2 scoreline. The Ghanaian did not last the entire duration of the game as he was replaced by Jonathan Calleri. Ayew has now scored five for Bilic's side and is hoping to get more goals after a difficult start.  
Paul Clement heap praises on Jordan Ayew

Paul Clement heap praises on Jordan Ayew

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Swansea City head coach Paul Clement has heaped praise on Ghana striker Jordan Ayew after joining the Wales club from Aston Villa. Ayew, who is on Ghana duty for the African Nations Cup in Gabon joined the premiership club till 2020 and his new coach believe he will be an excellent addition to the club.I’m sure his brother has given him the inside track on the club,’ Swans head coach Paul Clement told the club’s official site. ‘He is a very good acquisition. He’s versatile and dynamic to attack the lines and get in behind defense. ‘He will certainly give us something different to what we’ve got.’ Villa are reported to have banked £5 million in the deal as Ayew ends an 18-month stay at the club having scored 10 goals in 58 games.