Like Spurs, Sevilla, And Borussia Dortmund, AS Roma Are Serie A Selling Club

first_imgSerie A club, AS Roma finished the 2016/17 season as runners-up behind eventual champions Juventus, who claimed a sixth successive Scudetto title.The season was notable for been club legend Francesco Totti’s last, as he confirmed his retirement from football after spending his entire career at his boyhood club, ensuring one of football’s last ‘One club’ men had hung his boots.It was expected that following Edin Dzeko’s feat last season, where he won the Capocannoniere award finishing as the league’s top scorer with 29 goals, the club would improve the playing squad to push for a title challenge this coming campaign.Alas, that entire dream seems to have been blown up in the air even before the commencement of the season. The departure of erstwhile manager Luciano Spalletti to Inter Milan, paved way for the arrival of Eusebio Di Francesco, who must now be overwhelmed at the amount of work that has to be done in the board room, to prevent his team from further being depleted.Roma faithful’s were still yet to fully understand and forgive the club for selling prized jewel, Miralem Pjanic, to rivals Juventus at the start of last season. Bizarrely, following the retirement of Totti, AS Roma have failed to fill the legend’s void but have rather embarked on a selling spree to deplete a lightweight squad.Mohamed Salah, the clubs best player over the last two seasons was sold to Liverpool for £34.3million. Defensive stalwart, Antonio Rudiger also followed suit, putting pen-to-paper for Chelsea on Sunday. Added to that, the transfer rumour mill is intense with speculations that Radja Nainggolan is the subject of a transfer bid from Chelsea, and the club might appear helpless in preventing the hard-working Belgian midfielder from swapping Rome for London.Wojciech Szczensy, on-loan from Arsenal for the past two seasons, has returned to his parent club following the expiration of the temporary deal, and as expected Roma failed to exercise their option on making it a permanent transfer, despite the cash flow from player’s sale.Di Francesco recently stated his desire to strengthen the squad with five additional signings comprising, one left back, one central defender, one centre forward and two wingers.Maxime Gonalons has arrived from Olympique Lyon, joining a fairly decent midfield that already parades Daniele De Rossi, Kevin Strootman, and Nainggolan. In attack, young Nigerian Umar Sadiq might be given an opportunity to back-up Dzeko, after auditioning at last year’s summer Olympics football event.Roma must ensure they replace Salah in the wide area, considering the duo of Alessandro Florenzi and Stephan El Shaarawy both lacks the consistence, and abilities to replace the highly rated Pharaoh. Failure to strengthen the squad and further sanctioning sale of players, will ultimately lead to a rather frustrating season for the Giallorossi. RelatedRanieri On Mission To Save Sampdoria From RelegationOctober 15, 2019In “Italy”Roma Legend Totti Confirms Retirement From Football; Set For Director RoleJuly 18, 2017In “Europe”AS Roma Bid Farewell To One Of Its GreatsMay 14, 2019In “Europe”last_img read more

Athletic League Commends Veep Boakai

first_imgThe Boakai Athletic League (BALE) has commended Vice President Joseph N. Boakai for his new elevation as the standard bearer of Unity Party.The secretary general of BALE J. Yourvor Kollie said Vice President Boakai’s success demonstrates his organization’s position that he resembles much that can be attained by Liberian youth when the road he has traveled is examined.“He (Veep Boakai) is a patriot and he has shown by his public service to the nation and the people,” Kollie said. “We as members of an organization to encourage young people to emulate his example are excited about his achievement.”He recounted Vice President Boakai’s difficult journey has traveled to where he is. “From a humble and poor family he did not give up when things were tough. He kept his focus, for he had a vision that quality is not by accident and we want young Liberians to emulate that,” Kollie noted.Kollie said though his organization is sport related the principles of patriotism, which is love for country; patience in the face of challenges is essential in the application of what any Liberian can do to bring success for the country.He spoke highly of Veep Boakai’s leadership skills and said doing some of them could elevate Liberia to another level and therefore his organization is determined to champion the principles that Ambassador Boakai stand for and hold dear to his heart to make Liberia better.Contributing, BALE’s Anthony McGill, lll, said Ambassador Boakai has shown that he is a peacemaker and a unifier and therefore Liberians should welcome his current position as the standard bearer of the Unity Party.It may be recalled that Vice President Boaka was elected the standard bearer of the Unity Party at the party’s convention in Gbarnga, Bong County recently.The Boakai Athletic League (BALE) was recently organized to champion the patriotic principles that Ambassador Boakai has honored in his life to encourage youth athletes to emulate his example.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mayweather drops another hint at MMA fight

first_imgPhoto taken from Floyd Mayweather’s Instagram accountMMA fighter Conor McGregor switched to the boxing ring to make one of the richest professional fights in history possible and now Floyd Mayweather hints he might return the favor.Mayweather, who hasn’t fought since knocking out McGregor in that boxing match last year, teased fans Friday night by posting a picture on his Twitter page of himself wearing mixed martial arts gloves and standing in a UFC cage.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. He said “Come at the king, you best not miss…”Mayweather’s August fight with the Irishman was supposed to be his last as it secured his perfect 50-0 record. But the American has retired several times only to negotiate “comeback” fights for bigger paydays.  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Read Next View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers “Billion Dollar Man,” Mayweather said in the tweet.Mayweather and McGregor’s cross-combat fight in August failed to live up to the hype in the ring as veteran Mayweather easily outpunched the inexperienced McGregor, but it did well at the box office.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe contest generated 4.3 million pay-per-view buys in North America, trailing only Mayweather’s 2015 world title boxing match with Filipino Manny Pacquiao that generated 4.6 million buys and earned $600 million. It is the second time this week Mayweather has teased his fans with the idea. Earlier this week he posted video on Twitter and Instagram of himself shadow boxing in a cage. AFP official booed out of forum Davis’ 43 points lead Pelicans past Thunder Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoiseslast_img read more