HIDDINK’S JOKER: MIKEL OBI’S REMARKABLE RISE TO PROMINENCE

The Nigerian has always enjoyed himself when Guus Hiddink’s
spent time as Chelsea’s interim boss, with his latest ride probably
the best yet

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The Nigerian has always enjoyed himself when Guus Hiddink’s
spent time as Chelsea’s interim boss, with his latest ride probably
the best yet

This is really happening.
The manacles are coming off.
Six months is a pretty long time in footballing terms but the words
‘amazing’, ‘awesome’ and all their synonymous cousins have proven
quite apt to describe the rise and rise of John Mikel Obi at Chelsea
FC over the last couple of weeks, spanning the period between Jose
Mourinho’s second exit from Stamford Bridge and now.
There had been several reports in the tabloids that the London-based
club were eager to get Mikel off its books, and that they might even
consider slashing his asking price in a bid to generate interest, only
for Mikel to indulge sleights of body and mind to conjure up an escape
from the fetters of being frozen out of the club he…

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GOOD BOY GONE BAD: MAJEED WARIS SELF-DESTRUCTING AT HIGH-SPEED

Majeed Waris appears to be bottling it in France. He has hit a fresh rough patch in his career at Lorients and this time he would have nobody but himself to blame if it should all go terribly wrong for him.. Somebody please get him a shrink or get him to read this…

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The Ghana international is hitting another rough patch in his
career and, this time, can’t blame anyone but himself should it all go
terribly south again

Men do change, don’t they?

When Abdul Majeed Waris first burst onto the scene few years back,
scoring goals for fun with Swedish outfit BK Hacken, he seemed an
altogether refreshing prospect. The goals were an attraction alright,
but there was something else.

In an era when Black Stars players were beginning to prove a wholesale
nuisance with their jumbo-sized egos and accompanying crap, Waris had
a sweet, charming halo that stood him out. It was something about his
mien, a certain je ne sais quoi, which suggested the boy from Tamale
might just turn out one of the good ones.

Waris-assisted-the-goal-for-LorientMajeed Waris strutting his stuff for FC Lorient after completing a move to the French outfit last summer

Humble, ambitious, talented and willing…

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