Juan Gafas, BabaGol’s shadow scout, is putting the spotlight on one player that is worth your attention.
He’s been coaching in central Asia, the US, Middle East and West Africa. He nurtured football culture in Kyrgyzstan, worked at the famous Aspire Academy in Qatar and guided Hearts of Oak in Ghana. The amazing career of Kenichi Yatsuhashi is indeed a fascinating one. Walid Bylka interviewed him exclusively for BabaGol: They talked African football, the best food he had in his journeys, and where he was blamed to be an engineer rather than a football coach. A must-read interview.
The Chinese FA is losing patience with the national’s team slow growth process, and has decided to quicken up the naturalization process of four more Brazilian players, who will soon join the squad.
On a hot October evening, Israel and Latvia faced off and showed more of what they produced all this campaign. For the Israelis, it is all about looking forward towards the important upcoming missions.
Saudi Arabia arrived for a first-ever football match in the West Bank against Palestine. Uri came back with his thoughts about the progress of Palestinian football.