KALOU: CLUB CAREER IN FOCUS

Salomon Kalou started his football career at Feyenoord who are one of the biggest clubs in the Netherlands. He spent his youth career at ASEC Mimosas in Ivory Coast before starting his professional football career at Dutch club Feyenoord.


Kalou spent three years at Feyenoord before moving to the Premier League in 2006. During his time at Feyenoord, the forward scored 35 goals in 69 league games. He joined Chelsea from Feyenoord and went on to spend six years at Stamford Bridge. Salomon Kalou won eight trophies during his time with Chelsea until his exit in 2012. Continue reading “KALOU: CLUB CAREER IN FOCUS”

MAJOR OVERHAUL NOT NEEDED –KALOU

The Ivorian senior national team don’t need a major overhaul according to Salomon Kalou. The former Hertha Berlin and Chelsea attacker made this known in a chat with BBC Sport Africa. Salomon Kalou advised the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) not to throw away all the good things achieved, but improvements can be made on the areas that are lacking.

Salomon Kalou is a former Ivory Coast senior national team player. He was part of the squad that won a second African Cup of Nations (AFCON) title at the 2015 edition in Equatorial Guinea. The Ivorians played out a goalless draw with Ghana at the end of 120 minutes before they triumphed via a 9-8 scoreline on penalties. Continue reading “MAJOR OVERHAUL NOT NEEDED –KALOU”

IVORY COAST BACKED FOR 2023 AFCON

Salomon Kalou believes that Ivory Coast have what it takes to win the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament as hosts. The former Chelsea and Hertha Berlin forward backed the Ivorians for the 2023 AFCON tournament while speaking on Sports TV channel SuperSport last week Tuesday.


Former Ivory Coast national team attacker Salomon Kalou was in the Super Sport TV studios to conduct the draw for the 2023 AFCON qualifiers alongside South African football legend Lucas Radebe. Kalou is adamant that his country has the quality of players required to win the AFCON tournament next summer. Continue reading “IVORY COAST BACKED FOR 2023 AFCON”

COLE: KALOU REACTS TO EVERTON JOB

Salomon Kalou has reacted to former Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole after he joined Frank Lampard at Everton. Shortly after Everton appointed Chelsea legend Frank Lampard as their new manager, the former Blues midfielder requested for the addition of ex-Chelsea and England teammate Cole to his coaching staff.


Ashley Cole previously worked with the Chelsea Academy occasionally before he was confirmed as an Everton coach at the start of last month. He’s also an assistant manager in the England u-21 national team set-up. Continue reading “COLE: KALOU REACTS TO EVERTON JOB”

KALOU INSISTS CHELSEA MUST TURN THEIR FORTUNES AROUND

As long as you’re a football fan and you follow the English Premier League a lot, you won’t need to be told that Chelsea are going through a patchy phase and are currently not in the firm they were this time last season. The Blues are currently out of form and it has had a huge toll on their season so far. For a side that were crowned the UEFA Champions League title and named the best team in Europe at the end of last season, they had only one job under Thomas Tuchel this season and that was to continue their blistering form to see if they can win the English Premier League title this season.

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It was looking quite like the Blues would be strong challengers for the League title after the first few games of this season. They were battling toe-to-toe against Liverpool and Manchester City and were giving the Reds and the Cityzens a run for their money. But after a couple more games into the season, things began to go downhill for Tuchel and his men. Although they have suffered only a few number of defeats this season, they have drawn a lot of games and it has affected their position in the league table.
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SALOMON KALOU: FEYENOORD CAREER PROBED

Salomon Kalou and Bonaventure Kalou are brothers who represented the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on the international stage. Just like what was obtainable with his brother Bonaventure Kalou, Salomon Kalou began his football career at ASEC Mimosas in his native Cote d’Ivoire before he moved to the Dutch league.

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Dutch Eredivisie giants Feyenoord snapped up Salomon Kalou in 2003 and by the following year, he was loaned out to their satellite team Excelsior. Kalou returned to Feyenoord to become a regular in the starting XI. He played in the Dutch top flight in the colours of Feyenoord for two seasons before Chelsea came calling. Salomon Kalou scored 35 goals in 67 league appearances for the Rotterdam-based outfit in his two seasons in the Dutch top flight.
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KALOU: 2009 FA CUP FINAL REVIEWED

 

Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou was in the Chelsea squad that recovered from an inconsistent form to finish the 2008/09 season with the FA Cup title under the guidance of Dutchman GuusHiddink. The FA Cup title win was made possible by the 2-1 win over Merseyside side Everton.

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Salomon Kalou was in the Chelsea squad that saw off the Toffees on the way to winning their fifth FA Cup title.

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KALOU: 2012 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEWED

Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou made the Chelsea starting XI selected by Roberto Di Matteo for the 2012 Champions League final encounter with Bavarian giants Bayern Munich. Salomon Kalou and his Chelsea teammates were up against it after the German Bundesliga team qualified for the final in their home stadium.


Salomon Kaloustarted the game on the right side of the Chelsea attack, while Ryan Bertrand started on the left side of the attack with Didier Drogba leading the line. Kalouwas on the pitch for 84 minutes before he made way for Fernando Torres as Chelsea searched for the equaliser. Ivorian attacker Kalou was replaced by Torres shortly after German national team player Thomas Mueller gave Bayern Munich the lead. Continue reading “KALOU: 2012 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL REVIEWED”

KALOU: IVORY COAST MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED

Salomon Kalou won the first and only major trophy of his career with the Ivory Coast at the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). He had earlier made his debut in a friendly clash with Guinea on February 6, 2007. His Ivory Coast debutended in a 1-0 win. Over a month later, Salomon Kalou scored his first goal for his country in a 3-0 win over Mauritius.

Kalou made his competition debut at the 2008 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ghana. He scored the only goal of the game against Nigeria in the tournament opener for the Ivory Coast. Salomon Kalou added a brace in the big quarter-final win over Guinea.His two goals gave the Ivorians a 5-0 win over their last eight opposition. Ivory Coast finished in fourth place at the end of the tournament. Continue reading “KALOU: IVORY COAST MAJOR HONOURS UNVEILED”

KALOU SPEAKS ON FAILED BOTAFOGO SPELL

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Ivorian attacker Salomon Kalou has given the reasons for his failed spell at Botafogo in the Brazilian league. Botafogo had experienced European football campaigners like Salomon Kalou and Japanese international star Keisuke Honda but still managed to suffer relegation from the Brazilian Serie A.

Salomon Kalou spoke to BBC Sport about his failed spell at Botafogo. According to him, he struggled mainly due to language barrier, coaching changes, financial challenges and tactical issues. Continue reading “KALOU SPEAKS ON FAILED BOTAFOGO SPELL”