EBOUE WANTS DROGBA AT GALA

Galatasaray defender Emmanuel Eboue has said that he is hoping that fellow Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba will join him at the Turkish club.

Didier Drogba is out of contract at the end of the season. He wants two year deal from Chelsea, who are preferred to offer him only a one-year deal. The 34-year-old striker will be out of contract in a matter of few weeks, but he has already helped Chelsea win their first Champions League crown. In the past, he has been linked with a move to China where his former Chelsea team mate Nicolas Anelka waits.

However, Emmanuel Eboue has said that he is extremely confident that Didier Drogba will make the move to Turkish football at the end of the season. Eboue has been a huge hit at Galatasaray after his move from Arsenal in the summer. He has helped the club win the Turkish league by some distance this season. Yet, it remains to be seen if Didier Drogba will want to move to Turkish football due to the fact that still there are a number of big clubs interested in him. Only a few weeks ago, it emerged that Barcelona are interested in signing the Ivory Coast international.

“I’m very happy here. I would like another African player to join us. I’ve told Drogba a lot about life here, but I don’t know what will happen in the future. Taking the Uefa Cup in 2000 by beating Arsenal shows how big of a club Galatasaray are. I searched the Internet, read the newspapers, and I decided to come here. Our direction has been very important to me since the first day,” Eboue told Galatasaray TV. Eboue also said that he wants Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou, who is also out of contract, to come to Galatasaray.

RACISTS ABUSE EBOUE

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has become the target of racial abuse while playing for his club Galatasaray. It is thought that fans of Besiktas racially abused it Emmanuel Eboue while their team was playing against Galatasaray.

Adding further evidence to the situation, the video has been released that clearly shows Emmanuel Eboue being pelted with various missiles including objects like a plastic water bottle and a lighter. There has been no comments from the Turkish football Federation about this incident. NTV said in their sure that there was clearly racially abuse in the frustration vented against Emmanuel Eboue.

It is thought that Besiktas fans turned ugly against Emmanuel Eboue after the Ivory Coast defender feigned injury in order to waste time. “The treatment Emmanuel Eboue was given by Besiktas fans on Sunday has nothing to do with racism. Similar treatment was given to a Turkish player during the game as well, the sole motivation for the act was Eboue’s theatrics aimed at deceiving the referee,” Besiktas spokesman Mete Duren said. If found guilty, Besiktas could face a fine from the Turkish football Federation. This is clearly an act of failing to control the supporters and it is very likely that Besiktas would be receiving a fine in the future.

This is the first game since the decision against bringing away fans to the grounds was taken recently. Matches between the Turkey’s top sides like Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besikitas, and Trabzonspor will not be featuring away fans. There has also been a number of anti-hooliganism laws introduced in recent times in Turkey, but it seems that they have failed to control some aspects of racism in Turkey. Emmanuel Eboue, though, has been known for feigning injury a lot during his Arsenal days itself, and it may not be surprising to know that his abuse was caused as a result of it.