Awoniyi’s Liverpool career on cliff-hanger


first_imgTaiwo Awoniyi’s days are numbered at Liverpool after reports revealed that he be loaned out again to another club in Europe. Taiwo Awoniyi time for another long loan The 22-year-old is currently on loan at Bundesliga side, Mainz 05, but  has only featured just six times this season. With him struggling for minutes in Germany, Liverpool are considering recalling him and could send him on loan to another club in Europe. According to Mainz sporting director, Rouven Schroder, Awoniyi is free to move to another club, but the final decision rest in the hands of his parent owners,Liverpool. “There were, and there are opportunities, but ultimately Liverpool FC and their management have the final decision,” he told Kicker.Advertisement He also revealed Awoniyi has struggled at the club because he hasn’t taken the opportunity offered to him effectively. “Unfortunately, he did not use his chances effectively. Now he is, of course, giving everything, given the competition he has ahead of him at the moment.” Since he signed for Jurgen Klopp’s side, the 22-year-old has had loan stints with clubs like KAA Gent, FSV Frankfurt, NEC Nijmegen and Royal Excel Mouscron. Read Also:Journey man Taiwo Awoniyi nears another loan deal Should he leave Mainz, a move to Russia, Switzerland or Ukraine looks like his likely destination as the transfer window has closed in most European Leagues. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Togo coach accuses Adebayor of indiscipline


first_imgNew Togo coach Tom Saintfiet has accused captain Emmanuel Adebayor of a lack of discipline after the Tottenham striker failed to join up with the squad on time ahead of their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next weekend.”I saw him on Wednesday and Friday but he is not at the hotel,” Saintfiet told a news conference in Lome on Friday.The Belgian-born coach was speaking before they departed Togo for their friendly in Ghana on Monday.”He is among the important players for the team but I cannot work with them when they are not in the squad. They should have the same discipline as others.”Togo take on Liberia in Lome on Sunday 14 June in a Group A fixture that marks the start of their qualifying campaign for the 2017 Nations Cup finals.Adebayor’s club Tottenham Hotspur gave him compassionate leave twice last season to return to Africa to deal with a personal family feud that the striker has discussed on social media. Two other key Togo players, goalkeeper Kossi Agassa from French club Stade de Reims and midfielder Floyd Ayite from Bastia, had also not yet joined up with the squad for preparations, Saintfiet added.”To me, discipline is very important in life. And that’s what I am already trying to impregnate in the team.”Discipline is important both for the players, the staff, etc. Discipline is everything to me. All players must be proud to be selected and accept the rules. I want each player to know it’s special to be selected for his country.”I have no problem with any player. Already I do not know everyone yet so I cannot begin to know who is who and who does what.”Since we assembled on Sunday, I’m happy to have those who are there,” he added. Saintfiet was appointed last month as coach of the west African nation.Meanwhile, Adebayor has dismissed speculation that he is planning to leave Tottenham for a move to Turkey.Some media reports had linked Adebayor to a man posing as the player’s agent.But on twitter, Adebayor vehemently denied the claims,  saying he had never heard of the man claiming to be his agent, and had “never discussed any move to Turkey.”He went on to say that he intended to stay at Spurs for another campaign. “I am very happy with Tottenham and look forward to the next season with them.”last_img read more

Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan not pleased with Miami Heat ‘road game’ at Staples Center


first_img“It would have been nice to get two victories in Miami this year.”The Clippers defeated the Heat 110-93 on Nov. 20 in a game actually played at Miami.So, Jordan was asked, how much did that bother him to hear all those people rooting on the enemy and rejoicing in the Miami victory?“I mean, like I said, it was a road game today,” said Jordan, obviously unhappy with what he heard. “It was tough.”Off game for DJ Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Don’t think the Clippers didn’t notice how many fans in attendance Sunday at Staples Center were cheering for the Miami Heat.At times it seemed like Miami was the home team, especially at the end when it was clear the Heat were on their way to a 104-90 victory.Afterward, Clippers center DeAndre Jordan voiced his displeasure with some sarcastic comments.“The past two games we had at home,” Jordan said of wins over the Lakers on Wednesday and Dallas Mavericks on Saturday. “And then today when we played on the road in Miami, it was tough. We tried to come out today to get a road win, it just didn’t happen.center_img Jordan entered Sunday’s game averaging a league-leading 13.7 rebounds. But he had only six against Miami, and that was one reason why the Clippers (25-13) were outrebounded by a 46-27 count, 15-6 on the offensive boards.Jordan had been on a tear, averaging 15.7 rebounds in December.“I mean, you know, it’s the NBA,” said Jordan, whose team plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Portland (30-8). “You’re going to have ups and downs throughout the season. But it’s one of those games; you’ve gotta be able to bounce back.”The loss was more than an off game for Jordan, coach Doc Rivers said.“Not just DJ,” Rivers said, “I thought as a group we really lacked energy. I thought especially from mid-second quarter on, I never thought we could get it going. It felt like you could see it.“I almost tore my rotator cuff (waving his arm) trying to get our guys to go and it was one of those days where we just didn’t have it. But I still think you’ve gotta give Miami credit. They came with a purpose. You can see they needed a win and that’s how they played.”The Heat entered having lost five of six.Griffin’s arraignmentRichard Schonfeld, an attorney representing Blake Griffin, on Monday appeared in court in Las Vegas and was given until Feb. 17 to work out a settlement on a complaint in which Griffin is accused of grabbing Daniel Schuman, taking his cell phone and slapping him after he took pictures of Griffin and some teammates, the Associated Press reported.Griffin was charged with misdemeanor battery for the incident that took place Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub inside the Venetian on the Las Vegas strip. Schonfeld said he has turned over results of his investigation to prosecutors, and District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he will consider it all, according to the report.BREAKOUTPortland, which will host the Clippers at 7:30 Wednesday night, is 30-8 and resides in second in the Western Conference standings, a game behind Golden State (29-5).last_img read more