Kilkenny are slated to open their League campaign against Waterford, and have a bye to the Leinster Championship semi finals. Brian Cody remains the man to lead the Kilkenny hurlers for a nineteenth year. The 11-time All Ireland winner was ratified for another year in charge at a meeting of the County Board last night. 62-year old Cody will retain his current backroom team as well.
Inter Allies striker Mohammed Deo Sheriff is gunning for the top scorer gong in the Ghanaian top flight.In the last few matches, the player has been unable to score, following a red-hot start to the season.Currently on seven goals, the 21-year-old is just behind league leader Gilbert Fiamenyo in the scoring charts in the First Capital Plus Premier League.”I have seven goals but was unable to score today but that is fine. I have high hopes of myself and I keep working hard.”But Sheriff could not net against Hearts of Oak in his team’s mostt recent game after being heavily man-marked until he was subbed.”I will keep working hard to score goals,” he told Peace FM in an interview. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith
Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is desperate to complete a £19million move to Liverpool, according to Daily Mirror football writer Darren Lewis.talkSPORT told you last week the Reds had held talks with the Ivory Coast international about a move, despite there being no agreement on a fee between the clubs.However, since then boss Brendan Rodgers appears to have switched his attentions to bringing in QPR striker Loic Remy, who Liverpool agreed an £8.5m fee for on Saturday.And Lewis told Saturday Scoreboard: “You know the player I feel sorry for with this? Wilfried Bony, because he is desperate to go to Liverpool.“He’s got a £19m clause in his contract but Liverpool obviously looked at it and thought, ‘why would we pay £19m for this guy when we’ve got a guy [Remy] here for £8.5m?’Lewis continued: “He scored 14 goals last season, he’s adapted to the Premier League and we know he’s going to hit the ground running. We don’t have to wait for him to find his feet in what is a very fast paced league, so we’ve got the player we want.“With [Rickie] Lambert as well, they’ve got a guy with the right attitude and he’s going to come off the bench and score goals. You wouldn’t imagine Lambert starting too many games.“No one player is going to replace Luis Suarez but what Liverpool have done is they’ve added straight away 20 goals between those two players to their team.“And that’s what they need to replace the goals they’re losing with the absence of Luis Suarez.”