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”

SALOMON KALOU: LILLE CAREER EXAMINED

Ivorian forward Salomon Kaloujoined Lille from Premier League heavyweights Chelsea on a free transfer in July 2012. His last act as a Chelsea player was winning the Champions League via the penalty shootout success at the expense of host team Bayern Munich.

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Salomon Kalou became a free agent in the summer of 2012 after his Chelsea contract ended. The Ivorian attacker became a Lille player afterwards and he was handed the number 8 jersey. New Lille manager Rudi Garcia confirmed that it was not easy to convince that the French club is team to take his career to the next level. It was not easy to convince Kalou to join him at Lille according to the former AS Roma tactician.
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ABRAMOVICH VOCAL ABOUT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TARGET

Former Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou has revealed that Blues owner Roman Abramovichwas clear about his ultimate goal of winning the Champions League. According to Salomon Kalou, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was vocal about his desire to win the Champions League trophy.

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Salomon Kalou spoke about Abramovich and his quest to win the Champions League trophy at the club while he was on BBC for an exclusive interview last month. The former Ivory Coast international forward said that the message was clear to the players while he was at Stamford Bridge that the Champions League title is the ultimate trophy for the club.
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KALOU LINKS UP WITH DJIBOUTI CLUB

Ivorian player Salomon Kalou has joined Djibouti club AS Arta Solar 7 thus becoming the latest big name player to sign for the Djibouti champions.

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Salomon Kalou recently left the Brazilian league where he had been playing for Botafogo who are no longer in the first division and has decided to return to play his club football in Africa.
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KALOU: NATIONAL TEAM CAREER

Ex-Hertha Berlin, Botafogo and Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou was part of the golden Ivory Coast generation alongside Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers, KoloToure and Yaya Toure.

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The golden generation experienced trophy drought until it was brought to an end at the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Salomon Kalou was a major part of the squad that won the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.
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KALOU SET TO LEAVE BOTAFOGO

Ivorian striker Salomon Kalou is leaving Brazilian club Botafogo after the two parties reached an agreement to terminate his contract. Ex-Chelsea attacker Salomon Kalou will leave the Brazilian SerieB outfit around one year after signing for the club on a free transfer.

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Salomon Kalou made the decision to terminate his contract with Botafogo on the back of the demotion from Serie A to Serie B in the Brazilian league. The ex-Hertha Berlin and Feyenoord player was unable to preventBotafogo from suffering relegation from the Serie A. He scored just once in 11 starts for the club. In total, Salomon Kalou made 25 appearances for Botafogo.
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SALOMON KALOU GIVES HIS OPINION ABOUT CHELSEA MANAGER TUCHEL

Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou has revealed that he has been impressed with Chelsea mama her Thomas Tuchel so far and said he believes the manager will take the club to a better position coke the end of the season. Tuchel was appointed by club owner Roman Abramovic following the sacking of former manager Frank Lampard and he has done well to deserve the praise he has been getting since then.

He has brought about a pattern of football that has seen his side play some more interesting football different from what they did under Lampard. Tuchel has improved the Chelsea defense and it is evident in how they have not been conceding goals so far this season. In his first twelve games as manager at Chelsea, the Blues kept an impressive 8 clean sheets, including one in their 1-0 UEFA Champions League victory away at Atletico Madrid.
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Honda hints at departure from Botafogo after Diaz sacking

Keisuke Honda and Salomon Kalou were the two major players signed by Brazilian outfit Botafogo in the summer. Both signings were expected to provide a lot of attacking threat for the team. Salomon Kalou, though, has been unable to make much of an impact since he has struggled with injuries ever since coming to the club. Meanwhile, Honda could be preparing for a swift exit after he has hinted the same on his Twitter account. One of the key reasons behind both players being signed by Botafogo was the presence of coach Ramon Diaz. However, he has now been relieved from his role due to health problems.

Incidentally, Diaz was never in charge of the Botafogo team even for a single match. The former Argentina international was appointed as the coach of Botafogo only a few weeks ago. Honda went on to state the announcement as unbelievable.”Unbelievable. I will start thinking to leave if they won’t convince me in a few days,” read his statement on Twitter. Even though he was not in charge of a big match, Diaz oversaw a couple of defeats for the team and this was a major problem for Botafogo. Honda has been a very popular player since his arrival. The same can be said about Salomon Kalou, who is a Champions League winner with Chelsea. Continue reading “Honda hints at departure from Botafogo after Diaz sacking”