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I have a point to prove – Moyes on ‘big challenge’ at West Ham



After being appointed the successor to Slaven Bilic at West Ham, David Moyes accepts he has a point to prove.

David Moyes says he has a point to prove at West Ham after failing in three consecutive jobs since leaving Everton in 2013.

The Scot, appointed as the successor to Slaven Bilic at London Stadium, takes over with West Ham in the Premier League relegation zone.

Moyes has been out of work since leaving Sunderland in the wake of last season’s relegation to the Championship, while he was sacked by Real Sociedad and Manchester United after lasting less than a year at each club.

The 54-year-old said it was a simple decision to take over at West Ham – despite only being given a contract to the end of the season – and accepted he will need to rebuild his reputation.

“I was in Qatar doing some TV work and was asked if there was interest, said yes very quickly,” Moyes told a news conference on Wednesday. “Couple of quick meetings and I find myself here now.

“It’s good for me. I am back in, it’s what I love doing, it’s what I do. I want to do well, I want the team to do well. I also think it’s good for West Ham, I think I am a good manager.”

Of the length of his initial deal, he said: “I am more than comfortable and so are they. Managers now aren’t having long-term contracts and we’ll see managers sign one-year contracts in the future. If I had taken over at the start of the season, I would have said let’s take it a year at a time. It gives me a chance to look at the club and gives the supporters a chance to see David Moyes working.

“This was a really easy decision to make. West Ham is a top club, great stadium and we will grow into it,” he said of the club’s new home, which they have struggled to adapt to since leaving the Boleyn Ground in 2016.

“I hope that the future is great for West Ham. My ambition is only short term because I have to win the games. I want to win the games, get away from the wrong end of the table, the squad is good enough.

“I have a point to prove. Sometimes you have to repair things and maybe I have a little bit that I need to repair.”

Moyes takes over a team that has conceded 11 goals in their last four games in all competitions, although they are in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup, where they will face Arsenal.

And the Scot will prioritise defensive stability within the team – who are 18th in the table, a point away from safety – ahead of his Hammers bow at Watford on November 19.

“I love to see goals and attacking play, I want us to be entertaining,” said Moyes. “But it’s no good if you’re shipping goals. All the best teams have the best defences so we have to start with that.

“We have to get ourselves clean sheets, get bedded down. Let’s see if we can find a way of stopping conceding goals. I want to bring winning football first off before we talk about style. There’s a really strong squad of players here. They certainly shouldn’t be in the position they are in.

“First of all, let’s get winning. I’ll do everything I can to get West Ham as far up the table as I can. The players have to take responsibility too and show they are good enough to play for the club. They have to show that.

“My biggest challenge is I know I have a game coming up and I have to get the team ready and the games come thick and fast. I am well aware we have a lot of tough games coming up. I want to get us ready to put on a good show in those games.

“I wanted a big challenge. West Ham is a top club and I want to be a success.”


Aston Villa signs Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez from Arsenal



Premier League side Aston Villa, have completed the signing of Arsenal Goalkeeper Emiliano Martineli, for a fee of around 20 Million pounds.

Emiliano Martinez poses with the Aston Villa Jersey

The 28 year old Argentine shot stopper,won  the FA Cup and The Community Shield with the gunners and has now penned a Four-year deal with Aston Villa.

Villa’s Manager, Dean Smith said: “We are really pleased with the signing of our new goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez.

“We know how highly Arsenal rated him and we watched his outstanding performances last season in a trophy-winning top side.

“We moved for Emi when we saw the opportunity, as it is rare to be able to buy a top class goalkeeper who hasn’t yet reached their peak age and who can therefore be a key player for our Club for the long term.”



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Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang Signs A new Contract Extension at Arsenal



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new 3 year contract with the gunners, putting away any doubts that Arsenal were going to loose their top talisman come the end of the season as his previous 3 and a half contract comes to an end.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The 31 year old Gabon striker,announced his new contract extension by going live on Arsenal’s social media platforms.

Aubemayang said: ‘I signed the thing because I want to become an Arsenal legend, maybe leave a legacy.

‘It’s time to work a lot to become a legend but for sure I will give my best as always. This is my home. I am really happy to stay here. I will always give you my best. Signing for this special club was never in doubt.’

Aubameyang joined Arsenal in January 2018 and has a mindblowing 72 goals and 15 assists in just 111 games.


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Chelsea Complete Signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig



Chelsea have confirmed in a  club statement the signing  of German foward Timo Werner  from RB Leipzig.

The 24 year old striker is currently enjoying his  most profitable season yet in his career, scoring 32 goals  and providing 13 assists in 42 appearances across all competition for Leipzig.

Timo Werner Celebrates scoring for RB Leipzig

Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.’

Marina Granovskaia added: ‘We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven. We can’t wait to have Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season.’


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Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta Positive Aubameyang will Extend his Contract with the Gunners



Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta says he is “pretty positive” that Aubameyang will sign a new contract with the gunners.

The strikers current deal expires in June 2021. And he claimed that whether he signs or not will be the biggest decision of his life.

“He needs to feel valued, he needs to feel he belongs to us and that we want him,” said Arteta.

The 30 year old Gaboneese striker joined the gunners in January 2018 from Borussia Dortmund scroring 61 goals in 97 appearances.

Arteta added: “I think at the moment I am extremely happy with how he’s been performing and behaving.

“I  have a really good relationship with him and we can discuss face to face a lot of things. So far as I’m aware I think he’s very happy at the club.”

Speaking to a French football programme Telefoot Aubameyang said that he “hasn’t had an offer recently” from the club.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal training ground

“I did speak to the club quite a few months ago, and they know why nothing has happened yet,” he said.

“It’s a turning point in my career and I want to be honest with everyone.

“They have the keys. It is up to them to do their work and, after that, we will see how things go. It’ll certainly be a very difficult decision to make.”

Barcelona and Inter Milan are believed to be interested in the striker.

Premier leauge action resumes on Wednesday when Arsenal travel to Etihad to face Manchester City.

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Bandari FC Goes Digital To Keep Players Fit Amid Covid-19 Lockdown



Bandari Fc head coach Ken Odhiambo has taken advantage of latest technology to keep his players fit amid the Covid-19 lockdown. By the use of a WhatsApp group Odhiambo keeps his players on toes by sending them daily r exercise routines.

Each player has to give a feedback on their progress said Shaban Kenga the captain.

“We are under the progamme which we were all provided by the coach through the group. It’s a daily routine [from Monday-Friday],”he said.  “On my part I always keep my fitness levels by training in the house or by  looking for appropriate field for outdoor exercises,” said Kenga.

Kenga went ahead to hail his club official for not affecting their salary disbursement.

“We really thank the management. We have not had a situation where our salaries are not being disbursed, we are paid just as usual and this really needs an applause. It’s a difficult period for many families and we hope this will end soon.” Said Kenga

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF), last month declared Gor Mahia the 2019/2020 champions after cancelling the season amid the Covid-19 pandemic.The decision by FKF is being contested at the Sports Tribunal Court as it still remains unclear on when the 2020/2021 season will begin.

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