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Anjorin to ink new Chelsea contract

first_img “It was like he had been beamed back down to earth as a complete player overnight! “After that, he was always the standout player; people knew him before he even knew how to spell his name. He is a goalscoring midfielder in the Frank Lampard mould. Lampard was one of his idols, but so were Lionel Messi and Zinedine Zidane. “He has a high level of technical ability, great finishing quality and a great passing range. We felt that the Chelsea environment was perfect for Tino. “It has really stretched him. The training has always been harder than the matches, he’s highly competitive and he just wants to get on the pitch and beat his opponent.” Having progressed through Blues’ academy, Anjorin was part of the Under-18s side which won an unprecedented quadruple in 2018, with only the UEFA Youth League alluding him of the major trophies available to young players in England. The Poole-born teenager made his first team bow in late September against Grimsby Town in the Carabao Cup while his first Premier League appearance came on Sunday as he stepped off the bench for the closing stages of the 4-0 win over Everton. Though he was overshadowed by the performance of Gilmour, it was clear that Anjorin will not struggle in senior football given his frame, though – like Loftus-Cheek – it has played a role in him picking up more injuries than he would have liked in his early career. He also needs to work on building up both his speed and acceleration when running if he is to take the next step and become a regular first-team footballer at the top level. Whether he makes that step at Chelsea or elsewhere, however, is up in the air somewhat. With the Blues looking to tie down a number of their prodigious young talents, the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have all signed new contracts over the past 12 months. Anjorin, however, has not been able to agree terms, and as such is now just over three months away from entering the final year of his current deal. Talks have been ongoing regarding a renewal for some time, with the Blues having previously been confident pen would be put to paper sooner rather than later. Their interest in Birmingham City starlet Jude Bellingham, who is being heavily linked with Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund, has further slowed matters, and there is some concern another of the club’s brightest prospects may follow in the footsteps of Tariq Lamptey – who joined Brighton in January – and leave. Read Also:Teen star Gilmour vows to keep proving worth at Chelsea Chelsea must now fight to show Anjorin that he is in the right place to further his development, and handing the England youth international more first-team opportunities will likely help. But should they fail to tie him down then there is set to be a long list of suitors for one of the most impressive teenage footballers the Premier League currently has to offer. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tino Anjorin is set to sign a five-year extension with Chelsea. Tino Anjorin The 18-year-old made his Premier League debut in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Everton as a late substitute. And The Sun says Anjorin is poised for a new contract, despite still having remaining on his current deal. The Blues have already locked down youngsters Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James and Marc Guehi to long-term deals. Anjorin joined the West London club as a six-year-old. Few academies are getting a better showcase this season than Chelsea’s. Whether by choice or forced by the club’s transfer ban, Frank Lampard has turned to numerous homegrown talents in a bid to maintain the Blues’ status among the European elite. The latest to earn their opportunity was Billy Gilmour, whose star turns in midfield against both Liverpool and Everton in front of live television audiences in the UK should ensure that he becomes a household name sooner rather than later. Gilmour, of course, does not have the same history as some of Chelsea’s other young players in terms of his upbringing, with the Scot having been brought to west London from Rangers in 2017. Tino Anjorin joined Chelsea at Under-7s level, and has worked his way through the various age groups to now be on the cusp of earning a regular berth in Lampard’s first-team squad. A physically imposing presence who has been compared to Ruben Loftus-Cheek due to his stature, 18-year-old Anjorin has been the shining light in Chelsea’s youth team this season, contributing 11 goals and six assists thus far. Born to a football-obsessed family of Nigerian heritage, Anjorin was christened Faustino to pay homage to former Newcastle and Colombia forward Faustino Asprilla. It is a tradition that has run through the family, with his younger brother named Zico after the Brazilian legend. His father, Sheriff, has played the lead role in overseeing his development and revealed that he has been overpowering opponents from a very early age. “When he was three-and-a-half, he went and joined in a training session with six-year-olds,” Anjorin senior told Goal. “He was dribbling better and shooting with more power than those older than him. 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Home-based Eagles to Earn $400,000 as CHAN 2018 Runner-up Prize

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially released the cash entitlements of all teams that participated at the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco, with second-placed Nigeria to earn the sum of $400,000 and not $750,000 as widely touted.The figure is the same amount paid out to the runner-up of the last edition of the competition in Rwanda. It was initially expected that CAF was going to upgrade the prize money of CHAN 2018 to reflect the new sponsor just the way the winner of AFCON 2017, Cameroon was paid upgraded to $4million instead of the previous $1.5million.NFF President Amaju Pinnick, who is also a member of both the CAF Executive Committee and the CAF Emergency Committee, made the clarifications wednesday barely 24 hours after the Home-based Eagles arrived the country from Morocco with the runner-up trophy.“Official figures have now shown that hosts and champions Morocco will pocket the sum of $750,000, with silver medallists Nigeria to earn $400,000 and semi finalists Sudan (eventual bronze medallists) and Libya to pocket the sum of $250,000 each.“The four teams that crashed out at the quarter final stage, viz Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Congo will each be $175,000 richer, while the third placed teams in each of the four preliminary groups will get $125,000 each.“The fourth-placed teams in each of the four groups will smile to the bank with $100,000.“CAF has spread the monies in such a way that each of the 16 participating teams at the finals would benefit. No team has received its share yet, but once the finance and audit people conclude their work in a number of weeks, the teams would be paid,” Pinnick told the NFF website.Super Eagles’ players and officials, who have been promised 30 per cent of the bonus by the NFF will be smiling to the bank in a few weeks’ time when they get the cash from CAF.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Politicians keep us addicted to foreign oil

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFor the past 26 years, Congress has prohibited exploration and development of extensive areas of the federal outer continental shelf by not funding the needed studies to conduct leasing auctions. Additionally, Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton issued executive orders for a blanket moratorium from 1990 through 2012, although George W. Bush canceled part of the edict in 2005. But congressional action was still required. Currently, the United States uses about 21million barrels of oil each day, or about 7.6billion barrels per year. About 5 billion barrels are imported and 2.6 billion barrels come from domestic sources, of which about one third is from offshore. Imports consist of about 40 percent from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Iraq) and 60 percent from non-OPEC nations (Canada, Mexico and Russia providing the most). Most imported natural gas also comes from Canada. In 1980, yearly domestic production was 3.15billion barrels, decreasing to 2.6 billion barrels in 2006, about 75 percent of peak output of 3.52 billion barrels in 1970. This was the result of diminishing output from existing land and offshore fields, and the prohibition against developing 95 percent of known and highly probable new resources on federal land and federal and state offshore tracts. Domestic reserves In 1980, proven U.S. reserves totaled 30billion barrels, diminishing to 22 billion barrels by 2005, primarily because of the extensive prohibitions against new development. Not counting the potential recovery of tens of billions of barrels of oil from recently explored Colorado oil sands and Utah oil shale, or the deep Gulf of Mexico oil discovery, the Mineral Management Service conservatively estimated in 2003 that there exists 406 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 76billion barrels of oil recoverable in the prohibited regions of the lower 48 states and Alaska. Several energy acts were adopted during those 25 years, encouraging efficiency and conservation, increasing research and development of alternative fuels and renewable energy, all supposed to decrease dependence on foreign sources, but omitting the most immediate and effective measure by continuing to prohibit opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and offshore prohibited regions. This was due to the undue influence of small but vocal groups of environmental extremists. Also, in 1996, Clinton vetoed legislation approved by the Republican-controlled Congress to open ANWR to drilling. Decreasing oil production ignored Between 2001 and 2006, U.S. annual oil use increased from 7.2 billion barrels to 7.6 billion barrels while domestic production decreased from 2.9billion barrels to 2.6 billion barrels and imports increased from 4.3 billion barrels to 5billion barrels. Experts predicted that if prohibited fields were opened to normal drilling and recovery, domestic production could be increased from 7.1 million barrels per day to 9 million to 10 million barrels per day, thereby significantly reducing dependence on foreign oil, especially that from unreliable sources. So, for more than 25 years, in clear view of decreasing domestic production and increasing dependence on imports from foreign nations, some unfriendly or politically unstable, the politicians played games with oil, loudly proclaiming we should reduce dependence on foreign oil while doing almost nothing but increasing dependence on foreign oil. Stan Katten is a former RAND Corp. analyst and a San Pedro resident.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! First of two parts. Federal and state politicians are responsible for the approaching energy crisis and have placed this nation in a very precarious position. While speculators drive up the prices of oil and natural gas whenever they can dream up a possible reduction in “import supply,” the real problem is one of “domestic access.” The resulting unnecessary dependence on unreliable foreign oil sources threatens our infrastructure because oil and natural gas underlie the economic and social fabric of this country. Offshore resources off limits “Today natural gas and oil drilling is prohibited in all offshore regions along the North Atlantic coast, most of the Pacific coast, parts of the Alaska coast and most of the eastern Gulf of Mexico,” the Energy Information Administration stated in 2005. “The central and western portions of the Gulf of Mexico account for almost all current domestic offshore natural gas and oil production.” last_img read more

Man United on verge of £46m deal, Walcott set for shock City switch? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United are set to seal a £46million deal for Benfica’s teenage midfield sensation Renato Sanches. Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira was in London on Thursday night to complete the move. Sanches, 18, is under contract at Benfica until 2021 and has a buy-out clause of nearly £60m, but it is understood the club are willing to sell for £31m up front with £15m in add-ons. (Daily Mail)Manchester City have added Arsenal forward Theo Walcott to their list of potential summer signings. Incoming manager Pep Guardiola is a keen admirer of the 27-year-old and he has asked City to monitor Walcott’s situation closely as he faces a crossroads in his career at Emirates Stadium. (London Evening Standard)Chelsea winger Willian is a £50million target for Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande. Guangzhou boss and former Brazil national team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has targeted Willian after signing their countryman ­Paulinho from Spurs last summer and another South American, Colombia’s Jackson Martinez, in February. (Daily Mirror)Southampton keeper Fraser Forster has admitted he is flattered by Chelsea’s interest in him. The Blues have the giant 28-year-old in their sights if Belgian Thibaut Courtois decides he wants to leave this summer. Forster has just two years left on his current contract at Southampton and has yet to sign a new deal. (Daily Mirror)Claudio Ranieri is monitoring Southampton’s Victor Wanyama as a possible replacement for N’Golo Kante. Leicester boss Ranieri is set to lose his PFA Player of the Year nominee this summer, with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, ­Manchester City and Arsenal all huge admirers. (Daily Mirror)Swansea City will move to re-sign Joe Allen from Liverpool this summer, setting up a potential reunion with Brendan Rodgers. Allen will enter the final year of his contract at Anfield at the end of June and preliminary talks are currently not even planned over a renewal. Swansea were keen to sign their former academy player on loan in January and will make him one of their top targets again when the window re-opens. (Daily Mirror)Leicester are facing a big fight to sign the NEW Jamie Vardy. The Foxes want whizkid Charlie Coppola, who plays for non-league Lewes. But Premier League rivals Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have joined the race for the striker, 16, who can also play as a wide man. (The Sun)Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is interested in rising Atletico Madrid star Borja Baston. The 23-year-old striker is currently on loan at Eibar, for whom he has scored 18 goals in all competitions this season. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle are targeting a summer move for Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs. The north Londoners are ready to listen to offers for Gibbs this summer amid a growing likelihood that he will not be at the club next season. (Football Insider)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Leicester transfer news: Juventus eye N’Golo Kante as Paul Pogba replacementChelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United ready to move for Barcelona star Sergio BusquetsRoberto Mancini: Inter Milan signing Manchester City star Yaya Toure will be toughSlaven Bilic confident ‘Liverpool target’ Aaron Cresswell will stay at West HamLiverpool transfer news: Is this the goalkeeper to replace Simon Mignolet?Transfer news: Lazio and Sampdoria ready to offer former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner a career lifelineTransfer news: Borussia Dortmund expected to beat Liverpool and Tottenham to signing of starlet DembeleTransfer report: Blow for Tottenham and West Ham as Barcelona join chase for prolific striker Alexandre LacazetteTransfer news: Barcelona defender Marc Bartra set to spark summer transfer fight between Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenhamlast_img read more