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“In 2004, Roman Abramovich told me he had money to bring Ronaldinho to Chelsea if I wanted to…I said no. Bring me Didier Drogba”, Mourinho was qouted on Teamtalk’s Twitter handle.

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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he pass up the chance to to sign  Barcelona legend Ronaldinho when he was appointed Chelsea manager in 2004. 

Jose Mourinho succeeded Claudio Ranieri as Chelsea manager after leading Portuguese giant FC Porto to champions league glory in 2004.

Mourinho and Drogba

After his appointment as Chelsea manager, Mourinho made some big signs in the 2004/ 2005 season winning Chelsea’s first premier league title for the first time in 50 years, creating a record of the most points in a season at a time with 95 points.

When ask when he did not sign Ronaldinho.

Mourinho said ” In 2004, Roman Abramovich told me he had money to bring Ronaldinho to Chelsea if I wanted to. .. I said no. Bring me Didier Drogba”, Mourinho was qouted on Teamtalk’s Twitter handle. 

Mourinho and Drogba won two premier league titles in their first spell at the club and completed a third premier league title in the 2014/15 season during their second spells at the north London club.

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It should be noted that Drogba won 4 premier league titles with the west London club.

Jose Mourinho will for ever be remembered as the greatest Chelsea manager of all time though he failed to give Chelsea the converted UEFA champions league in his two spells at the west London club.

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Reasons Why Some Senior Lions will not make the Netherlands trip.

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Indomitable Lions coach Antonio Conceicao has reduced the 32 man preliminary list to 24 to be part of the trip to the Netherlands where, they will have a one week training camp plus two high profile friendlies. 

The previous list of 32 players was dominated by players based in Europe,  which many criticize why the coach never called players from Asia, Africa and other parts of the world.

Reasons why Players based out of Europe were dropped. 

-The Dutch government had passed travel restrictions on players who are not based in Europe and this explains why players like Christian Bassogog and others could not make the list of 32.

The list of 32

In the list of 24, some big names like captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Nicholas Nkoulou, Njie Clinton and others based in Europe were dropped for several reasons.

Reasons why Some big names based in Europe were dropped. 

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-One of the reasons why some big names were dropped from the Dutch expedition was because,  the Dutch government have placed restrictions on some players coming from countries heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

This explains why, the lights of Njie Clinton from Russia,  Nicholas Nkoulou from Italy and others based in Europe were dropped.

-Again some players are busy finalizing new deals with their new clubs. This explains why a player like Vincent Aboubakar is focus with finalizing his deal with Turkish giants,  Besiktas.

Also, Captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could not make the final list due to the fact that, he is without a club at the moment.  In fact he justifies his reason why he will not make it to the Netherlands expedition.

“I had a discussion with the coach and we reached an agreement that I should be dropped from the team since I currently don’t have a club. I have to make way for others and concentrate on getting myself a new club during this transfer window”.

List of 24

The indomitable lions of Cameroon will be involved in two high profile friendlies during the October window, as they play Japan and reigning African Champions Algeria.

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PWD Share Points In Equatorial Guinea

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Futuro Kings FC of Equatorial Guinea and PWD FC of Bamenda, Cameroon have played a 0-0 tie in an international friendly.

Staged in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Futuro Kings exerted a lot of pressure but the Bamenda team proved to be tough.

After a goalless first half, the home side Futuro Kings almost took the lead but it was scored from an offside position.

Towards the end of the games, PWD strike hard and almost scored but the opposing goalkeeper stopped the ball from crossing the goal line.

The match finally ended on a goalless score. Before travelling out of the country for a press season friendly, the Abakwa Boys played another friendly.

The Equatorial Guinea expedition was aimed at giving its players a test of international games as they prepare for the upcoming CAF champions league competition.
Nevertheless, “P Ton Tons” will be representing Cameroon in the CAF Champions League.

They will also take part in the Elite One football championship in Cameroon as well as other domestic football competitions.

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Ahead of the 2020/2021 football season, PWD has recruited experience players as they hope to perform better when the competition begins.

Two Nigerians equally integrated the team, Hamzat Onotu and Samuel Onyekweni recently joined the team from Benin Premier League side ESAE FC where they helped the club to win the 2018/2019 title.

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All you need to know about Resolution Number 10 of The General Assembly of FECAFOOT.

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The General Assembly of the Cameroon Football Federation took place on Friday September 25, 2020, with close to 21 resolutions arrived at the Assembly.

One of such Resolutions was Resolution number 10, which had to do with the fate of the Cameroon Professional  league, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport called  for reinstatement of the Professional league  saying the suspension was illegal.

With the verdict  from CAS, the General Assembly restored the  Professional League as the body in charge of organizing  professional football in Cameroon.

Also, the Resolution 10 also sets the age limit which is in accordance article 35 al.1b of the statutes, which puts the age limit of the president of the league at 75 years.

The resolution also recommends the approval of the General Assembly, to allow, exceptionally, in derogation from the provisions of articles 35 al.1b and 37 al.

  1. That General Pierre Semengue  occupies the post of the LFPC on till the end of his mandate on June 30, 2020.
  2. Mandates the president of FECAFOOT to appoint, in accordance with the aforementioned texts, a Secretary General of the LFPC within 72 hours of the General Assembly held today, September 25, 2020.
  3. Recommends to the General Assembly to instruct the LFPC, in  derogation of the statutory deadlines required, to convene within 30 days in concert with FECAFOOT, an elective general assembly with a view to replacing, for the duration of the remaining mandate, of the board of directors of the LFPC having lost their quality.
  4. Recommends that the General Assembly adopt a resolution preserving all the rights acquired to date.
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Though no specific date have been set for the start of the new football season, reports say the league might start in October.

 

 

 

 

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