Thursday, 29 March 2012

Road to Munich looks wide open for Chelsea and Real Madrid

On Tuesday night 27 March,Chelsea and Real Madrid took the advantage in the first leg of Champions league by grabbing themselves an away goals.

Chelsea who are under performing in the premier league took and advantage from the Portuguese side Benfica on Tuesday by defeating them 1-0 on the first leg and grabbing the away goal which is a positive result for London's club.

The game had a lot of missed chances from the first half and they went to the break 0-0 showing that all the teams wanted to win but lack of finishing let them down.Thanks to the Ivorian Kalou who converted from Torres cross to give the Blues a chance of making it to the semi finals.

Chelsea will want to prove that they are still the best even though their chance of qualifying for next season's champions league are very slim and winning it is what can set a positive mind to the players.

Real Madrid showed their potential by making it difficult for Apoel in the last twenty minutes of the second half after the game seemed as it was going to end with a 0-0 draw.Madrid had a tough opponents but they manage to impress their fans by winning the game in the last minutes.The introduction of the two Brazilians gave the Spanish giant a 3-0 win to book themselves a place in the semis with a margin of three away goals coming from Benzima(2) and Kaka(1).

Real who are the log leaders in LaLiga,are challenging for double under the Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho.The special one is expecting his team to do well in both league and champions league as he did in the past with different clubs around Europe.

This is an opportunity for the big clubs left in the quarter finals to prove their worth in making it to the finals that will be held in Munich,Germany.But the question is who will be in the finals?

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Tevez is back in the game with a huge impact and helping City to defeat Chelsea

It was hard to believe what Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini said about Carlos Tevez after refusing to warm up in the Champions League against the Germany side Bayern Munich last year in Germany.

Today,the manager has welcome the Argentine striker back to the first team and he said Tevez is still the best as he was before.

The Argentine strike went AWOL and he was suspended by the team by breaking the teams rules and heading back home without the team's permission.But later he realise that his career is more important and returned back to London to re-establish his career.Before heading back to City during the transfer window,teams like AC Millan,PSG showed interest but the money demanded by City on the player saw the deal not to be successful.

Mancini made his mind and gave the Argentine striker a comeback after a long time without being in the first team,against The Blues(Chelsea) in the Barclay's Premier League.Tevez came as a sub and made an impact that saw him create a goal to keep City in touch with defending champions Manchester United in the League.The Argentine has added value in the City squad that is chasing for honours after a very long time without winning the league and this will give the Italian manager(Mancini) a headache in selecting his striking powers because he has the likes of Dzeko,Aguero and Balloteli.

Possibilities to keep him in the first team:
  • He's good and speedy
  • He has the ability to perform miracles with his individual strength
  • Good on taking defenders and a good goalscorer
  • Hard worker
What a good striker he is,he got strength and potential to change the game.Today Tevez is back in the game to give defenders hard time and help his team clinch the title from their arch rivals.Dream start for him as he got his chance to prove to the manager that he's a quality player and ready to compete for position and find himself in the starting eleven.

What else can you say about his quality?

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Soweto Derby On The Way

For the love of the game,check out the big teams of mzansi (Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates) up against each other on Saturday,17 March 2012 at FNB Stadium-15h30.It's all about pride and making their supporters happy,whether is going to be a draw,win for The Sea Robbers or The Glamour Boys.

It has been ups and downs in both camps recently
Bucs camp:the conflicts in bucs camp led to the suspension of Brazilian mentor Julio Leal and to be replaced by the development coach Augusto Palacios.Leal's job did not work out as he was expected after taking over the Dutch man Ruud Krol,but managed to win them two major trophies.Now is up to caretaker coach Palacios to work his divided  dressing room.

Chiefs camp:it has been talks from chiefs camp since the removal of Jimmy Tau as team captain to be replaced by mzansi's finest Itumeleng Khune.Senior players are really not happy with the way things are and how the Serbian(Vladimir Vermezovic) is handling the team.The conflicts in the Glamour Boys dressing room led the Serbian to rely more on the younger stars and sees some of the senior players sitting in the side line.

Going to the game from their last match actions
Amakhosi last played a professional match at the beginning of the month,with the Glamour Boys seeing off the Cape Town All Stars to book their place in the Nedbank Cup last 16.Due to the postponed of the Nedbank Cup game between  Ajax Cape Town and Amazulu saw Chiefs not playing midweek as they were supposed to play against Ajax Cape Town in the league game.

Chiefs are set to return in action against Soweto rivals Pirates, who played against eThekwini Coastal in the last-32 on Saturday and played the Cape side Santos at Athlone stadium on Wednesday.

Orlando Pirates will be looking to fix their mistakes committed against Santos on Wednesday if they are to have a chance winning Saturday's derby against the Kaizer Chiefs.

Watch out......who want to rule Soweto?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

FIFA drop Blatter allegations

FIFA have rejected calls from the Coucil of Europe for Sepp Blatter's unopposed re-election as president to be investigated.

Blatter,75,won the FIFA presidential election unopposed in June last year following the withdrawal of rival Mohammed Bin Hammam,who was later banned from the organisation for life after being found guilty of bribery.

Switzerland born,Blatter has been in the office of FIFA president since 1998, and that time has been subject of several allegations of corruption and abuse of power.

The Council of Europe,an independent legal and democratic advisory body,called this week for FIFA to investigate whether the candidates in the recent election for president and together with the FIFA president(Blatter)-exploited their institutional positions to obtain unfair advantages of themselves or for potential voters.

The council also suggested that FIFA should publish full story of judical and other documents relating to past corruption allegations,and full light of the facts underlying the various scandals which,in recent years have ternished its image and that international football.

Of specific concern to the Council is FIFA's former marketing arm International Sports and Leisure,which has closed due to bankruptcy in 2001.

The Council of Europe had a meeting last week with Swiss prosecutor Thomas Hildbrand,who led the a court case against the ISL executive charged with financial mismanagement.

FIFA have rejected any claims against Blatter for impropriety and stood by their own proposals for internal reforms.All charges against Blatter were dismissed in full by the Ethics Committee after they found that the are no code of ethics that has been committed.

Regarding the process of reform,a clear road map has been established and published by FIFA and several task forces as well as an indepedent governance committee are working on proposal that will be presented at the FIFA executive committee at the end of March 2012.

The governing body also claimed there were certain inaccuracies in the Council of Europe's motion for a FIFA investigation.