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West Ham manager David Moyes hails impact of African players in Premier League

West Ham manager David Moyes hails impact of African players in Premier League

Sport, Sports
Newly appointed West Ham United manager David Moyes has praised the quality of African players in the Premier League. Moyes, who was appointed following the sacking of Slaven Bilic, has worked with African players for the last 25 years. When Moyes first joined Everton in 2002 as the first team coach, he signed now-retired Nigerian footballer Joseph Yobo. “African players have always been important to the development of the English game and they are one of the reasons we are great,” Moyes told Westminster World. African players such as Didier Drogba, who is regarded as a Chelsea legend following a glittering eight year career, and the swift Egyptian winger Mohammed Salah, who has Liverpool fans dreaming of winning the Premier League this season, are just a few names to mention

How London’s football fans are fighting back against depression

Health, Sport
Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50.  But can football forums provide an avenue for men to talk about their mental health? It has almost become a cliché, comparing football to a religion. Stadiums are built bigger than the largest cathedrals, and still fill each week. Fans, like pilgrims, travel thousands of miles to see their teams play. And many clubs, overwhelmed by requests to scatter ashes, have been forced to build memorial gardens, to prevent damage to their playing surface. While this comparison maybe somewhat tenuous, football is clearly more than a game to many of its followers. According to the UK charity, The Mental Health Foundation, football can have a major impact on mental health. It is thought to affect emotions, relationships, identity and self-esteem. I