Unai Emery thanks Freddie Ljunberg for recommending Arsenal youngster Robbie Burton

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 8:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Comment Robbie Burton impressed as a substitute in Arsenal’s pre-season win over Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is already delighted with the contribution of his newly promoted assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg after he alerted him to the potential of youngster Robbie Burton.The 19-year-old midfielder impressed as a second half substitute during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in California on Thursday.Ljungberg enhanced his reputation as Arsenal’s Under-23 coach last season and replaced Steve Bould in what was effectively a job swap last month.Emery admitted he was previously unaware of Burton’s potential and versatility and confessed it was Ljungberg who put forward the youngster’s case to be integrated into the first team squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Very positive,’ said Emery of Ljungberg’s early contributions.‘We worked last year with Steve Bould, Freddie with the Under-23s. We changed because for them it was a good option.‘With Freddie we are working. Above all he’s helping us with the young players because he knows better than us every young player.‘For example Robbie [Burton], I didn’t know Robbie. Freddie said to me he’s a good player with the capacity to play as a 6 or 8. Really he helped us like we needed.’ Unai Emery thanks Freddie Ljunberg for recommending Arsenal youngster Robbie Burton Eddie Nketiah scored Arsenal’s winning goal against Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)It was another youngster, Eddie Nketiah, whose late goal ensured Arsenal maintained a perfect start to their pre-season tour.‘It’s brilliant,’ he told Arsenal.com after our 2-1 win. ‘They’re such a great team and it was a great experience to come on.‘I didn’t come on for long, so I just wanted to make an impact and do well. Luckily I was in the right place at the right time. I’m grateful.‘Pre-season is vital. I always try to come back in tip-top shape and do my best. It’s a chance. I came on today and I took my chance. That’s all I can do.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Captan unhappy with GBA congress process

Immediate past chairman of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Samir Captan is despondent about the organization of the Authority’s upcoming congress but says he will still part of the election process and run for the Chairmanship.Captan together with Lawyer Peter Zwennes, Henry Manly-Spain and Francis Decland, all former board members of the GBA are running for the topmost position to lead the Authority. The ex-GBA chairman and his executive members were ordered by the National Sports Authority to vacate office earlier this year after they had overstayed their initial tenure of two years.According to Samir Captan, he expected the National Sports Authority to resolve all issues concerning his tenure which had been sent to court, to be settled before setting a date for the congress.“Am not happy about the whole issue of congress, because after I was served a letter indicating it was illegal for me to oversee the affairs of Ghana boxing ,I was told the court would sit on the case. Just to hear after a few months is that , there is an impending Congress. I’m less impressed, he said in an exclusive interview on last Saturday’s Joy Sports Link.In the wake of all the misgivings however, Samir Captan insists he will be part of the process with the sole aim of correcting the way things are done.“If the Boxing congress has not been organized properly and am complaining about it it’s only wise that I take part to ensure the wrongs are corrected” he added.Samir captan, who was once a promoter and trainer served as the chairman of the authority from the year 2011 till his administration was dissolved . Before his appointment as Chairman he served under the Moses Foh-Amoaning-led board as member in Charge of Promotions. The experienced Boxing enthusiast boasts of over 40 years of dedication to the development and promotion of the sport in Ghana and the nurturing of the legendary Azumah Nelson. The elections would take place on Thursday March 14, 2013. read more

Bijou Homes sponsors finals of 2019 Ghana Rugby Football Championship

first_imgConquerors Rugby Team clinched gold to emerge champions of both the men and women matches at the just ended national finals of the Ghana Rugby Football Championship held at the Accra Sports Stadium.They beat Team Hurricane in a challenging but thrilling match by 21points to 3 points. Proud sponsors of the 2019 games, Bijou Homes, was impressed by the level of professionalism, team spirit and determination exhibited by all participants.Ms Ama Osae-Addae, a representative of Bijou Homes, said: “It is an immense pleasure to be a part of this event as we have always believed in supporting less popular sports. With the right support, we are hopeful that this sport will continue to grow and gather love and appreciation from the wider public as other mainstream sports do.” In his remarks, the President of the Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Mr Herbert Mensah used the opportunity to congratulate the winners, participants, and Bijou Homes for their contribution and expressed the hope that other corporate bodies in Ghana would follow suit.The Ghana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), is a full member of World Rugby and continues to push the responsibility for the development and management of Rugby in Ghana. Bijou Homes is a housing development situated at Appolonia City in the suburb of Oyibi, Accra offering a range of 1 and 2 bedroom (expandable to 3) multi-functional, modern homes for sale and rent. The location offers superior urban infrastructure, housing and places of work, 24/7 security, communal amenities and more.Bijou Homes continues to be a prime choice for young Ghanaian professionals, and expats seeking high-quality affordable homes.last_img read more