Kalu Replaces Ndidi at KAA Gent

first_imgNigerian winger Samuel Kalu has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with former Belgian Champions KAA Gent from Slovakian side AS Trencin for an undisclosed fee.Kalu will join his compatriots Moses Simon, Anderson Esiti, Rabiu Ibrahim and William Troost-Ekong at the Belgian side.The 19-year-old will also be the third Nigerian who has moved from Trencin to Gent after Rabiu Ibrahim and Moses Simon. Kalu, who can play from the wing or as a second striker, joined Trencin in January 2016 and won the Slovakian league title with them as well as the Slovakian Cup.The pacy winger played 42 matches for Trencin, scoring six goals and providing eight assists in his debut season in Europe which prompted Gent to sign him on.Kalu, like Moses Simon, is a product of GBS Academy in Jos, Nigeria, and will continue his football education with the Buffaloes until 2020.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Brendan Rodgers should be the next England manager, insists Steven Gerrard

first_img Brendan Rodgers and Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers would be the ideal successor to Roy Hodgson as England boss.The former Reds captain says Rodgers’ style of play and man-management skills would be suited to international football and thinks Rodgers could replace Hogdson when his current deal runs out after Euro 2016. “Obviously when Roy’s had his time… Brendan Rodgers,” Gerrard told the Daily Mail.“The way he plays would suit England. He would improve the possession football you need at international level. His man management is brilliant. At tournaments, in the heat, it is absolute torture and we need to keep the ball better.“If you want someone who would get the team playing and the players would enjoy working with, it would be Brendan.“Look, I can’t find any mistakes with Roy. He’s always been very good to me and is the right man to be the England manager now. I hope he has a very good European Championship and stays as long as possible but will be judged on what happens in the finals — he knows that himself.“If it doesn’t go well I’m sure there will be changes, maybe then or whenever Roy’s time’s over Brendan can be in the mix — but who am I?” 1last_img read more