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5 Africans To Look Out For The Premier League This Season

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Jordan Femi Ibe Liverpool & Nigeria (England)

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At just 17, he made a fine first impression with an assist for Phillippe Coutinho’s opener against Queens Park Rangers at the end of last season in his first ever game for Liverpool.

He possess great pace, energy, can also lay claim to a good first touch, slick dribbling, and decent finish. All the requisites for a Premier League winger. Although he may not get to start games for the Reds, expect to see the Nigerian born winger coming on for some few minutes in the second half as he continues to grow.

The midfielder has been capped twice for England at the Under-18 level, but is still eligible to play for Nigeria at any level by virtue of his Nigerian parents.

 

Aruna Kone Everton & the Cote D’Ivoire

Many eye brows were raised when new everton manager Roberto Martinez signed 29 year old Aruna Kone for a reported fee of 6million.

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Arouna Kone was brought in to compete with Nikica Jelavic and fellow African Victor Anichebe for a starting role up front. The edge he has over Jelavic and Anichebe is that he can also play in a wide position, and this might be the option Martinez uses to get two of his strikers into his team, but the Ivorian was at his best for Wigan when played through the middle and it would be surprising if he did not play most of his football for Everton in that role.

Kone, 29, scored 13 goals for Wigan last season despite spending a month on duty with the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations which is a very impressive record for a club like everton who have lacked a striker scoring double figures since Yakubu departed

Wilfried Zaha: Manchester United & the Cote D’Ivoire (England)

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Few realised at the time, but Manchester United’s acquisition of Crystal Palace winger might prove to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s final decisive purchase as Red Devils boss.

At 20 years old, the winger is still perhaps too raw to command a first-team spot straightaway, but one of David Moyes’ key challenges—and surely key ambitions—will be to polish the England international into a top-class Premier League competitor.

The youngster was one of the key factors in Crystal Palace’s return to the top flight, but at times last season it was clear that he had outgrown the Championship. He almost single-handedly won the playoff semi-final for Palace and was a key protagonist in the final victory over Watford.

While this season may predominantly be a question of acclimatisation, Zaha is already more than capable of making an impact in a substitute capacity.

Moyes will be hoping for much, much more before too long.

Wilfried Bony: Swansea & the Cote D’Ivoire

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Having once been touted as the solution to Chelsea’s striking inadequacies, Swansea can be chuffed to have pulled off a coup in acquiring the Ivorian.

Bony promises goals, and Swans fans will be salivating at the thought of the former Vitesse man linking up with last season’s superstar Michu.

While the Spaniard took the EPL defences apart in his first season across the Channel, Bony was setting fire to the Eredivisie; he top-scored with 31 goals as he helped the Vitas qualify for the Europa League.

Bony is one of several players who will look to be headlining the post-Drogba era for the Cote d’Ivoire national side. Along with Seydou Doumbia and Lacina Traore, the Elephants boast some of the most devastating options on the continent.

Swansea fans are in for a treat.

 

Victor Wanyama: Southampton & Kenya

It is no surprise that Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama has moved to a major European league, but I imagine few expected that Southampton would be lucky enough to acquire his services. Recall that the 21 year old came to lime light after his impressive display against Barcelona when Celtic shocked the Catalan giants in the Champions League

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The Saints have picked up a valuable asset. The East African is a dynamic, energetic central midfielder, he can tackle, he can pass and he can also score goals, as was evidenced during Celtic’s magnificent run in the Champions League last season.

As noted by the Independent, Wanyama may have alerted the wider footballing public during those contests with Barcelona, but the truth is that he has regularly been dominating in the “bread and butter” contests of the Scottish Premier League week in and week out.

Certainly the EPL will be a step up, but expect Wanyama to make the grade next term. Look forward to the Kenyan forging a dynamic and effective partnership with Morgan Schneiderlin in the heart of Saints midfield.
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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

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“My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to see her” – Man cries uncontrollably after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #Endsars protesters (Video)

A Nigerian man has broken down in tears after his car was vandalized by hoodlums who attacked #endsars protesters in Abuja.

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In a video going viral on social media, the heartbroken man was seen crying uncontrollably, while narrating the incident.

He mentioned that his wife is currently pregnant and he was on his way to see her when the hoodlums attacked, smashed and vandalized his car.

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“I’m so pained mehn! I didn’t deserve this. I didn’t do shit to these guys. Just to find a gridlock here, I’m just going to see my wife. My wife is pregnant, I just wanted to go and see her”, he lamented.

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We can’t Afford to lose the Essence Life’s due to SARS and Police Brutality in Nigerian NO MORE HIDING PLACE for the Nigeria Police & SARS

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Gabaghi Sunday Agbede also known as Donblaqwifi is an Afro-beat/pop upcoming artiste song writer and music producer based in the United start of America.
Donblaqwifi as he’s famously called didn’t just jump into music. Before music, Donblaqwifi graduated with an Accounting degree from Northeastern university in the United state of America.
“I just want to say big thanks to Folarin Falana famously known as “Falz” and Douglas jack Agu famously known as “Runtown” for leading the protest supporting #Endsars and #policeBrutality in Nigeria.
“Also big thanks to every single individual that came out for the protest. Enough is Enough is time for our voices to be heard in Nigeria.
Regardless of whatever that is happening in Nigeria including the Government and president the only people that can make Nigeria a better country is the Youth. The change we are looking is in our hands . It’s time for Nigerian Youths to come together as one and fight for the change.
The only way we can fight bad Government and bad president is peaceful protest. Nigerian is the richest Country in Africa still we are suffering, No electricity, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Police, SARS are Harassing innocent citizens.
Enough is Enough. We the Nigerian youth need to come together and fight for change.
United we stand”
#EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality
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Minister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

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My Driver Was Killed During #EndSARS Protest In Abuja: Keyamo
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Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has expressed support for the protest against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

Keyamo said aggrieved Nigerians must be allowed to embark on a peaceful protest over issues they feel aggrieved over.

In a tweet, the minister insisted that peaceful protest was a democratic culture.

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In the last few days, cities across the country have witnessed protests against the illegal activities of the SARS unit which has resulted in harassment, extortion, and maiming of citizens.

Reacting to the ongoing protests, Keyamo wrote on his twitter page:

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