Oliech upbeat as Stars get Sh7.5m boost

first_imgThe French Ligue 1 AJ Ajaccio striker is nonetheless, confident that the Super Eagles will not ride roughshod over the Kenyans at the Port City of Calabar where the game will be played.With the team’s sponsors, Kenya Breweries and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) bosses waxing lyrical during the send off luncheon in Nairobi on Tuesday, Oliech and the playing unit present were in the zone, with the enormity of the task ahead not lost on their faces.The relief among Stars ranks was the zeal in which Celtic FC star, Victor Wanyama, trained with on Tuesday morning, allaying fears he would miss the clash due to an injury that forced his withdraw at half time during their UEFA Champions League second leg clash against Juventus.In a bid to lift the spirits, the sponsors, through their marketing manager Anthony Esyalai, extended Sh7.5m ($87,209) in additional sponsorship to the team for their Nigeria assignment although details of how it would be appropriated were not divulged.Belgian coach, Adel Amrouche, who will make his competitive debut with the team, was pragmatic as he sought to temper down expectations.“We have a good team and we are ready for the match and the Nigeria game will give our team a good test but we should be looking to the future,” he added.During Tuesday’s training session, Amrouche had the chance to see his entire line-up and his animation on the touch line was evident as he urged his charges to get their act together.“We don’t know why they took the match to Calabar that is so far from Lagos where they said there were no stadiums; maybe it is a means of trying to scare us. We are not afraid to face them wherever it is,” FKF chief, Sam Nyamweya, bellowed.“We are making arrangements to see whether the national broadcaster will air the game live but Oliech and his boys are ready,” he added.Amrouche has made two alterations to his line-up Abdallah Juma being replaced by Bandari’s Aboud Omar and Paul Were replaced by Peter Opiyo of Tusker.Keeper Arnold Origi and South Africa based Johanna Omollo will link up with their team mates in Lagos with the team departing on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, March 19- “I don’t want to speak much because my work is done on the pitch. We are prepared to go to Nigeria and make out country proud.” That was how Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech saw it fit to emphasise his team’s mission ahead of what is their sternest test in their bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when they face Africa champions, Nigeria on Saturday.last_img read more

Man United fans have right to be worried as shocking Solskjaer stats emerge

first_img Solskjaer’s record in charge of Man United AFP or licensors on target Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever. Another weekend of Premier League action has passed and once again Manchester United fans were left disappointed by their side’s performance.The Red Devils have stuttered at the start of the season and have failed to win since their 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea in the opening weekend. LATEST Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship United’s problems continue to mount Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman OFF stalemate Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Solskjaer has won 17, drawn six and lost 10 of the competitive games he’s taken charge of Manchester United  – giving him a win percentage of 51 per centSolskjaer has not led his side to a single win away from home since he was appointed as the full-time manager in MarchFollowing the draw at Southampton, Man United now have just one clean sheet in 19 matchesUnted have only won three times in 16 matchesUnited have won by more than a one-goal margin on one occasion since March 6 2 statement deals latest LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Solskjaer has not led his side to a single win away from home since he was appointed as the full-time manager in March.What’s even more alarming is that the Red Devils have just one clean sheet in 19 games. Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs a win after the international break 2 rookie error targets Salford vs Aston Villa (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Netherlands (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon (Saturday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Burton Albion (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Bulgaria (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT LIVE on talkSPORT Getty Images – Getty Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drew 1-1 with the ten-man Saints just a week after losing to Crystal Palace at home.And the Old Trafford faithful have rightfully voiced their dismay at the club’s current predicament, despite Ed Woodward and Co. splashing out over £100million on reinforcements over the summer on Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James.Since the draw on the south coast, one stat has emerged which will only advance the anxiety amongst United fans. Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week And Maguire has explained why United struggled against Saints and what they must improve in the coming fixtures.“We gave the ball away far too much,” said Maguire on manutd.com. “We need to improve on that and show arrogance on the ball and be confident on the ball.“We’re Man United and we want to control games.” Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more