Charlton have signed highly-rated midfielder Abdul Razak on a three-month loan from Manchester City, the club confirmed on Saturday.
The all-action Ivory Coast international, who played in City’s Capital One Cup match against Aston Villa in midweek, watched Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers, and will boost Chris Powell’s options in the middle of the pitch.
Addicks manager Powell said: “Abdul’s a talented young midfielder and someone who I feel will compliment my squad well.
“He’s had experience of the Premier League and the Championship and we look forward to working with him.”
Kofi Nti Boakye celebrating his goals
The expected joy of the new Ghana football season was delivered as Asante Kotoko beat New Edubiase 2-0 to lift the Super Cup match on Sunday.
Goals in either half at the Accra Sports Stadium from Kofi Nti Boakye gave the Premier League champions their Cup triumph.
Kotoko enjoyed more possession and that gave an indication that the Premier League champions may have enough firepower as it is when they open the new season at home on October 7.
Defensive lapses by Edubiase handed Kotoko both goals but the Porcupine Warriors showed more quality on the day than the side from Bekwai in the traditional curtain raiser to the new season.
Samuel Eto'o and Lacina Traore both scored to lift Anzhi Makhachkala to the top of the Russian Premier League table after a 2:1 home victory over FC Volga on Sunday.
Four-time African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto'o gave Anzhi the lead in first half stoppage time, drilling home from the edge of the box after a pass from Ivorian strike partner Traore.
Eto'o then repaid the favour moments after Volga's 59th minute equaliser when he fed Lacina Traore to tap home from close range.
The victory sees Anzhi go two points clear atop the table after their closest rivals and former leaders CSKA Moscow crashed 2:0 at home to fellow Muscovites Dynamo earlier in the day.
Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien claims the Spanish La Liga is the most competitive league in the world and superior to the English Premier League.
The 29-year-old moved to the Santiago Bernabeu on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day from Chelsea.
Essien made his La Liga debut last Monday and lasted the entire duration in the 2-0 win at Rayo Vallecano.
He is expected to play a key role in Sunday's clash against Deportivo La Coruna.
Essien seems to have settled in at the club and but admitted it has not been a smooth transition for him.
In-form Demba Ba netted two goals to salvage a point for Newcastle as they drew 2:2 at Reading in the English Premier League on Saturday.
All goals were scored in the second half with the Senegal international twice pulling his side level with his fifth and sixth goals in six appearances this season.
Malian midfielder Jimmy Kebe gave Reading the opening goal on 57 minutes, but the lead lasted just two minutes before Ba evened proceedings with a superb goal. Ba controversially struck again on 83 minutes with his arm after Reading had taken the lead for the second time shortly after the hour.
The president of the Football Association of Malawi, Walter Nyamirandu, survived a car crash on Friday morning that claimed the life of his fiancé, Maria Inglis.
Another female passenger, who suffered serious injuries in the accident, died on Saturday in hospital in Blantyre.
Nyamirandu's son Allansten was also seriously injured and remains in hospital in Blantyre after initially being rushed to a hospital near the scene of the crash.
"The car overturned three times with Maria dying on the spot, while the son sustained serious injuries," the local police public relations officer Titani Chadwala explained.