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Today’s press

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment
  • Kasali Yinka Casal (22) needs to impress Andrea Mandorlini in these next few days, if he wants to become a CFR Cluj player. Although he has already signed a contract, it wasn’t registered yet, and the Nigerian’s performances in the first training camp have been rather poor so far. The same goes for centre-back Patrick Kanyuka, who apparently has even less chances than the left back, according to club president Iuliu Muresan.
  • Rapid Bucharest announces the imminent return of Ilie Iordache (24) to Romania. The forward belongs to AEK Athens, who took him on an almost free transfer (there was a huge scandal at the time that involved Pandurii Targu Jiu and Dinamo), but rarely used him (only three matches this season, all as a substitute). The player is expected to join Rapid for the second training camp, in Turkey, and should replace Brazilian left winger Carlos César dos Santos Cesinha (29), who’s in the last six months of the current contract and also rarely featured in the first half of season.
  • Rapid’s attacking left back Vladimir Bozovic (28) was yet again the star of an unprofessional behavior episode, which took place in the club’s training camp. The Montenegro defender took along Slovenian midfielder Darijan Matic (26) and both had a couple of beers in a bar next to the stadium they both had left at half time, after being replaced by the coach.

Two African defenders on trial at CFR

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

CFR Cluj offered two surprises at the beginning of the week: the Nigerian Kasali Yinka Casal (22), a left back noticed by CFR’s president Iuliu Muresan at Swindon Town, and Patrick Kanyuka (22), born in Congo, but with an EU passport and spells in England at QPR, Swindon Town and Northampton Town.

Although both are on trial, they have been monitorred in the past and already have some credentials as well as chances to sign a deal with CFR, a club that could use some cover both at left back and in central defense.

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