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He Scored The ‘Most Spectacular Goal In German Football’ Klopp Hails Okocha

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Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp has hailed Nigerian legend, Austin Okocha for his impact in football, crediting him to have scored the most spectacular goal in the history of German football.”

Klopp picked Okocha’s dazzling strike against Oliver Kahn –when he featured for Eintracht Frankfurt against Karlsruher in the 1992-93 Bundesliga campaign –as the most spectacular goal he has seen in German football.

The 46-year-old Nigerian legend danced through many of his markers, left them crawling on the floor before hitting the ball past Khan.

It was to be later voted as the Goal of the Season by several football publications as well as German TV sports show, Sportschau.

And according to Klopp, the goal was historic, adding that Okocha left the German goalkeeper and his defenders diving on the floor for about five minutes before he finally scored the goal.

“Okocha scored the most spectacular goal in the history of German football,” Klopp told the Guardian UK. “It took like five minutes of Kahn and his defenders diving on the floor before he put the ball in the net.”

The former Borussia Dortmund gaffer also hailed African players for their impact in European football, wondering why any team would not sign the likes of George Weah, Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure.

Liverpool have three African players in their fold at the moment –Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah; Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Naby Keita of Guinea.

The trio has been instrumental in Liverpool’s exploits in the past couple of years which saw them reaching the final of the Champions League in back-to-back seasons and winning it once.

Klopp’s men – with the help of Salah and Mane –are on the verge on lifting the Premier League crown since 1990 and the German has admitted that the mentality of African players pushes them to do more.

He narrated how Salah drives over four hours to training daily and how Mane rushes to do the same every day.

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Zidane’s son Enzo set to join African giants Wydad Casablanca

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The 25-year-old midfielder looks poised continue his development with the Stade Mohammed V outfit
Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of Real Madrid legend and manager Zinedine Zidane, is hoping to join Botola Pro 1 side Wydad Casablanca, according to his agent Roberto Carlos.

The midfielder played for Juventus, Liceo Frances, San Jose before joining the Blancos youth team in 2004 and spent 10 years in the academy.

Zidane featured for Real Madrid teams C and B, before he made his first-team debut in 2016 in a Copa del Rey clash against Cultural Leonesa.

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‘We have just 13 players fit!’ – Guardiola ready to use Man City’s academy players

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The Spanish coach admits the club are short on numbers and he his eager to tap into their talented youth system

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has declared the club only have 13 fit players as he looks to giving their academy players a chance to step up.

A youthful City side beat Bournemouth 2-1 on Thursday in the Carabao Cup with 17-year-old Liam Delap opening the scoring on debut.

Phil Foden set up the opener for Guardiola’s side before sealing the game with a goal of his own in the 75th minute.

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Napoli Forward, Dries Mertens Asks Victor Osimhen For Nigeria’s New National Teams Jersey

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Napoli’s forward, Dries Mertens is already having a good rapport with Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen as the Belgian forward as he requests for the new national team jersey from him.

Victor Osimhen shared pictures of him in the new jerseys on his Instagram page and Dries Mertens replied his post by requesting for one of the jerseys from the Super Eagles striker.

Mertens asked him to bring a small size one to the club’s training ground and Osimhen replied accordingly.

The former Lille striker has settled into life at Napoli really fast especially on the field of play as he injected pace and finesse into Napoli’s second half performance in their season-opener win at Parma on Sunday.

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