Comment Hector Bellerin pays ultimate compliment to Arsenal summer signing Dani Ceballos Ceballos impressed on his full debut against Burnley (Picture: Getty)Ceballos also earned rave reviews from former Arsenal stars Martin Keown and Robin van Persie following his performance against Burnley.‘Well it’s been a few years I think since they’ve seen someone this talented in the Arsenal midfield, with the confidence, panache, vision and desire to get on the ball,’ said Keown.‘He looks a good prospect, certainly at home. If he can produce that away from home, then Arsenal really will have all their prayers answered this season.‘I think it’s a good while since we saw a debut that good from an Arsenal player. I think he’s excellent, a really good addition to the group.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Hopefully he’s going to have a big future at Arsenal, he’s been miles ahead of anyone else in this game as Man of the Match today.’Van Persie added: ‘Ceballos was by far the best player on the pitch. He was making the game, creating, he wanted the ball constantly. He was just a joy to watch.‘He runs a lot. I think the stats tell you as well that he ran the most of all players, so that tells you that he’s alive, he’s there, he wants to play, he wants to create.‘He’s just a very positive player who’s having fun, you can see he’s having fun.’MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Diogo Dalot injury setback for Manchester United Metro Sport ReporterFriday 23 Aug 2019 12:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link686Shares Advertisement Hector Bellerin has heaped praise on Arsenal summer signing Dani Ceballos (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin has heaped praise on Dani Ceballos and says the Arsenal summer signing is ‘one of the best players he has seen in his career’.Spain international Ceballos joined Arsenal at the end of last month on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, who he joined in 2017.After being handed the number eight shirt, which was previously worn by Wales star Aaron Ramsey, Ceballos made his full debut for the Gunners in the 2-1 win over Burnley.The 23-year-old produced a brilliant performance, providing two assists and winning the Player of the Match award.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityBellerin, who is currently out with injury, told Arsenal’s official website: ‘I think Dani’s one of the best players I’ve seen in my career.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve played with him since we were like 18 or 19 years old. We’ve played in the under-21s, we get on really well off the pitch.‘He’s a great player, I think he’s going to be a great addition to the team and the Premier League is going to be very different to any other league, but he’s shown in training that he’s ready for it.‘He’s up for it and he’s a player who will go through thick and thin to do the best for his team. He’s got a great heart and he plays for everyone around him. I think he’s a great addition.’ Advertisement
Super Falcons of Nigeria striker Ini-Abasi Umotong has expressed enthusiasm about starting the new phase of her life where football will no longer compete with education for her attention.The former Portsmouth FC and Oxford United star, last month, graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the University of Southampton. Soon after, her move to Brighton and Hove Albion was announced, and one cannot help but marvel at how she was able to effectively manage her time in such a thoroughly demanding circumstance to achieve great results on and off the pitch.“From the beginning of my degree I always wanted to play football as well, and my parents did stress their concern of me doing so as they wanted my studies to be the main priority.” Umotong told busybuddiesng.com. “I understood their concern and I agreed that ultimately my studies would take priority, but I knew it was also possible to do well in both and there were other generations who have done so such as Eniola Aluko. And so my thinking was if they can do it then so can I.“My first year at the university I was playing at Portsmouth which is about 30 minutes’ drive from my university and when I had great success at the club and finishing my first year with a First Class also, I said to myself ‘okay I can push myself further’. So during my second year I moved to Oxford who were at the time the closest Super League team to my university and they were about an hour and 15 minutes’ drive away from Southampton. This is where the real challenge began.”The 23-year-old was juggling being a football star as well as a full-time student and while she held on strongly to the belief that she could succeed in both, she had to make a lot of sacrifices too. She travelled to Oxford four times a week – a round trip of about three hours, was doing various work experience for her course and still spared some time for friends and family.“It wasn’t easy,” she admitted. “But with the right will power and determination, hard work and, of course, God it was definitely possible.“I had to learn to really effectively multi-task including like studying on the way home from away games. It was a lot of late nights and early mornings especially during my exam periods where I get to the library for around 10 am in the morning. I wouldn’t leave until about 4,5am in the (next) morning, then I go home, sleep for a little bit, wake up and do the exact same thing for the next day,” she narrated.Umotong then hailed her family and friends whose “great network of support” alongside the great facilities and support from her university, saw her through her “very demanding” course.Particularly she mentioned that: “I had a close knit group of friends on my course who joined me during the late nights at the library, and having that study group made a massive difference as I never felt alone but all in all I’m just over the moon to have come out with a First Class and now I can concentrate solely on football and see where this takes me.”Umotong garnered over 50 goals whilst playing for Portsmouth FC, and last season she received two awards as a player of Oxford United; the Golden Boot in FA Women’s Premier League 2 as top scorer and the league’s Players’ Player of the season.Now that all her attention is fixed on her football career, will be defending the colours of Brighton and Hove Albion in the new FA WSL2 season, while she is also looking forward to earning more caps for the Nigeria Women’s National Team. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ini-August-4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ini-2-August-4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ini-3-August-4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Related Photo credit: southampton.ac.uk;seagulls.fawsl.com
CHARLES CITY — A Waterloo man has been charged with murder more than a year after a body was found in rural Floyd County.The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says Armando Adame III has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Michael Johns.On October 26th of 2017, Johns was reported missing to the Grundy Center Police Department. On December 1st, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department was notified of a body at 290th Street and Shadow Avenue about 10 miles south of Charles City. The State Medical Examiner’s Office later determined that the cause of Johns’ death was a shotgun wound to the head and ruled the death was a homicide.Adame was arrested in Black Hawk County six days later on December 7th on a federal arrest warrant. In May of last year, he pleaded guilty to three federal firearm charges and was sentenced in October to 25 years in federal prison.Adame was taken into custody on the murder charge on Wednesday at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, where he was serving a sentence on prior unrelated convictions.Online court records show Adame made his initial appearance in Floyd County Court on Wednesday, with his preliminary hearing scheduled for February 7th. If convicted of first-degree murder, Adame would receive a life prison term without the opportunity for parole.