KALOU LOSES BIG BET TO HIS TEAMMATE

Salomon Kalou has reportedly lost out on a bet with his teammate Ondrej Duda. The Ivory Coast international had challenged Ondrej to a bet at the beginning of the season. According to the terms of the bet,Kalou would give the striker a Rolex Watch if he scored 8 goals in the season.

 

 

Duda won the bet last weekend when he scored a brace in Hertha BSC  3-1 victory over FC Nurnberg in taking his goals to nine for the season. Kalou laughed about the bet during the post-match interview with Bild and insisted that he would honour the deal.

Duda is understood to not be interested in the Rolex watch and has plans to sell the watch and donate the money to charity. He, however, is pleased to have reached the milestone and thanked Kalou for motivating him with the bet.

Kalou meanwhile is still going strong for the German side and has eighteen appearances for the club this season. The 33-year-old former Chelsea star has had less success since leaving  Chelsea but is remembered fondly in the Stamford Bridge for his role at the club.Kalou was part of the Chelsea squad that won the Champions League against Bayern Munich in 2012. Hertha sits seventh in the Bundesliga after their latest victory on Sunday.

Salomon Kalou Reckoned That Jordan Can Help Nigeria At 2019, AFCON

The former striker of Chelsea, Salomon Kalou has asked the Football Federation of Nigeria (NFF) to take another move for his teammate at Germany’s Hertha Berlin, Jordan Torunarigha. Kalou recently made this big statement regarding the inclusion of Jordan in the team.

The former striker who earned a good name with Cote d’Ivoire before he quit his international duty, made a statement that Jordan Torunarigha is in great form and is going through the best phase of his career. He believes that the Super Eagles can do a wonderful job and can do well too if they will have the defender on their cards at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations to be held in 2019.

Jordan, 21-year-old lad has 3 goals in his name for Hertha Berlin in just 25 appearances since he made his debut for the club of German Bundesliga and he played the first match for his team against the FC Ingolstadt in the month of February in 2017.

He has total 26 overall cops in his name for Germany for Under16, Under18, Under 19, Under 20 and Under 21 teams, and thereafter he trained with the squad (senior) ahead of World Cup, 2018.

The coach of Eagles, Gernot Rohr approached the defender, Jordan Torunarigha and asked him to play for Nigeria at the similar Mundial, but the young lad rejected the offer and said that he wants to prove his talent for Germany. However, Salomon had urged the Nigerian Football Federation to approach the youthful defender once again, who he believes that he is a good boy and a fantastic player. Kalou said “I reckon that they will be able to convince Jordan to play for Nigeria but currently he is playing awesome for Hertha Berlin, which is very important.

Kalou Helps To Bring Down Borussia

Salomon Kalou earned a late penalty but that earned Berlin a point in the game against Borussia Dortmund, The Bundesliga leaders. This led to a 2-2 draw in the match that took place on Saturday.

The Ivorian’s initial attempt was to cancel out the two goals of teenager Jadon Sancho which took place on the 27th minute. He made a strike before the interval break came and he equalized it again with a kick in the late spot which snatched a point after Sancho, the England international, scored a second, just past an hour.
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Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou Congratulates’ Captain John Terry on ‘Amazing Career’

On Sunday, the former three lions and blues skipper rang their trophy-laden football career Sunday. John Terry made an announcement about his retirement in public and said he is happy for his decision. African legend Didier Drogba has congratulated former England and Chelsea captain John Terry after his retirement from football. Drogba joined Terry at Stamford Bridge in the year 2004, and the duo was teammates for eight years before leaving the Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in 2012.

Both players won four English Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups and guided Chelsea for their UEFA Champions League triumph in the 2011-12 season. He spent a good career span of 23 years, and taking the retirement at the age of 37-year-old confirmed his decision to hang his boots and Drogba has become a member of the football world to praise the Blues’ old guard.
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Da Silva move to Nantes

Former Manchester United and Middlesbrough defender Fabio da Silva has reportedly paid €50,000 from his own pocket to force through a move to French Ligue 1 side Nantes. It is believed that the English team was not interested to let the player move and that Fabio da Silva was keen to make a move to France.

Although the French team was interested to sign the player there was some friction regarding some payments and Fabio da Silva was so excited to move to France that he offered to make the payment from his own pocket. This gesture has been well received by the French club who said that are delighted by the commitment shown by the player.
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Salomon Kalou – A Shining Striker Of Hertha

Salomon Kalou is not only renowned as a footballer but also blessed by millions of people for his Foundation Kalou. He runs the charity center and has been helping people since 2009. There are several charitable activities conducted here and Kalou has also established a kidney dialysis center in Boakye. As far as Hertha is concerned to the star striker, it reminds him of Chelsea. With his sides shaved briefly, although he likes it long, but prefers going for a cool summer style haircut.  People who know Kalou closely will certainly relate to this as they know how special a new hairstyle means to him.

Kalou has a whole lot of experience in football and wishes to pass it on to his youth competitors. As per the player, things happen pretty fast in football and focusing on a goal is imperative. When you make a good game, it is important to score a goal and play better in the upcoming games. By doing so, you can boost your self-confidence which makes you a better player. He doesn’t like change and hence believes in repeating things over and over again. He has been living in the same apartment for many years and does not believe in exploring too many cafes or restaurants. He visits the same restaurants and cafés and orders the same food each time.
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Wilfried Zaha Has No Plans Of Leaving Crystal Palace

Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha has reportedly dismissed the ongoing speculation which has linked him with a summer exit from Crystal Palace. The attacker has been the catalyst towards the Eagles’ relegation fight in the backend of the campaign and he has now stressed that he does not see his future elsewhere.

“Crystal Palace is my home town and the support we have here is genuine support with families watching with their kids loving us as players so I don’t really see myself anywhere else,” he told the club’s official website. “I am enjoying my football here and just focused on us being a stable club and not having to listen to all the speculation about us getting relegated.” Continue reading “Wilfried Zaha Has No Plans Of Leaving Crystal Palace”

Dele Alli On The Cusp Of Breaking Salomon Kalou’s Premier League Feat

Tottenham Hotspur Dele Alli is close to surpassing a fine record held by former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou. The England international popped up with a much-needed goal during Spurs’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday, and this now sees him within touching distance of surpassing Kalou in a particular statistic.

With the goal at the Vitality Stadium, Alli managed to go unbeaten for the 30th straight Premier League game when he has found the scoresheet, and he is now within distance of Kalou’s 32-match record. The former Chelsea man occupied the third position in this ranking with former Aston Villa striker Darius Vassell (46) and current Liverpool midfielder James Milner (47) ahead of him.
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Olivier Giroud explains key reason behind Chelsea move

Olivier Giroud has admitted that he took the opportunity to join Chelsea from rivals Arsenal after holding a brief communication with manager Antonio Conte. The France international was initially tipped to join Borussia Dortmund in a deal involving Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but he ended up inking an 18-month with the Premier League holders.

As a result, Michy Batshuayi was permitted to join Dortmund on loan to complete a transfer merry-go-round between three clubs, and Giroud is obviously content to have joined a massive club, where he is hoping to achieve further success in the backend of his career.
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Kalou picks his ‘5-a-side dream’ team

Former Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou has picked three of his former Blues teammates in his ‘dream’ 5-a-side team. The Hertha Bertin forward won the Premier League and Champions League during his six-year spell with the west London giants, and his squad consisted of the likes of David Luiz, Petr Cech and compatriot Didier Drogba, who were key to the 2012 Champions League success.

The experienced forward also picked countrymen Yaya Toure and Gervinho – both of whom are still plying their trades with Manchester City and Heben China Fortune. In an exclusive with 90min, he said: “I’m going to say Yaya Toure, and obviously Didier [Drogba]. I have to put Gervinho for sure…and David Luiz, because I need a defender! They’ll all want to play forward, so I need a defender. And my keeper is obviously Petr Cech, he’s won everything.” Continue reading “Kalou picks his ‘5-a-side dream’ team”