In-form Nigeria international forward, Brown Ideye has been voted the second best player at his French club Sochaux for the month of November.
With 20.9% of the votes cast, the Canada 2007 under 20 world cup star narrowly lost the award to the Mali international striker Modibo Maiga (24 years) who polled 21.9% of the votes of the Sochaux supporters.
The month of November was a fruitful month for Ideye…..and he is on a ‘famous’ run.
The ex Neuchâtel Xamax forward is beginning to show that his exploits in the Swiss Super League is no flash in the pan, and has scored three goals in three consecutive matches,
making him the third highest goal scorer in Ligue 1.
Ideye hopes to add to his goals account when Sochaux play host to Valenciennes at the Stade Auguste-Bonal on Saturday.
TAYE TAIWO VOTED 10TH MOST POPULAR FOOTBALLER IN FRANCE
The profile of Taye Taiwo is increasing on and off the field. Not only is he wanted by some of the glamour clubs in Europe, he’s also very famous with the fans.
Top French football website chronofoot.com has listed the ten most popular footballers on Facebook and Taiwo’s name came out of the hat. The ex Gabros defender is the tenth most popular footballer in France with a Facebook Fan Page of 29, 873 followers.
Lyon’s French international Yoann Gourcuff is the top dog in France with 201,535 followers.
However, those are small figures compared to the golden boy of Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, with 14million fans following him.
What Taiwo has gained on Facebook, he might have lost out on the field of play.
Didier Deschamps has ruled and he must be obeyed. Three Marseille players have been ‘fighting’ among themselves on who takes the freekicks earned by the club. Deschamps has given his instructions to the affected players – Mathieu Valbuena, Andre-Pierre Gignac and Taye Taiwo. Only he decides on who takes a freekick! And for a left sided freekick, there’s talk that he has chosen the Argentine playmaker, Lucho Gonzalez to take them.
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English Papers Hail Eagles Star In Man United Annihilation
Super Eagles and West Ham of England forward, Victor Obinna Nsofor who was in sparkling form in Tuesday night’s 4-0 annihilation and humiliation of Manchester United at Upton Park in a Carling Cup quarter-final game has been hailed by the English media.
Nsofor had a hand in all the four goals West Ham scored to hammer United out of the competition after seeing his goal on 17 minutes ruled out for offside was voted as the Star Man by England’s number one tabloid newspaper,The Sun.
The Nigeria international was scored 8 out of 10 for his superb display which troubled the United back line all through the match.
The Daily Mail also scored him 8/10 in its rating and agreed with Manchester United boss,Sir Alex Ferguson that the Nigeria’s disallowed goal gingered the Hammers in their demolition bid.
“The thing that sparked it was the goal by Obinna that was disallowed because it got the crowd up,” said Ferguson.
“It was clearly offside but they celebrated for so long. It spurred them on.”
Goal,a football only website also rated Nsofor the best Hammer on the field and subsequently voted him,Top of the Match.
‘Obinna was the architect of a win that will be remembered for years to come in East London. Carried on where he left off at the weekend by scoring the goal that wasn’t before laying on all four legitimate goals. His pace, trickery and movement were a delight’,wrote the website.