Niasse Could Test England’s New Work Permit Rules

It is no secret that several clubs from across Europe have a keen eye on Lokomotiv Moscow’s striker Oumar Baye Niasse. The Senegalese has been one of the best players in Russia this season, and at the halfway stage he has contributed eight goals and six assists, which is one of the main reasons behind Lokomotiv’s surprising role as title contenders. Niasse’s performances have, if we are to believe the rumours, especially made a mark in England, where the new Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink … [Read more...]

RFN Top 50 – 10-4

10. Seydou Doumbia, forward, CSKA On a personal level, 2015 has shot up and down for Seydou Doumbia as the Ivorian hitman finally secured his big move to Serie A with AS Roma, only to return with his tail between his legs in the summer on loan to CSKA. Despite an initial burst of goals that inspired the Army Men through to the Champions League group stages, his impact has diminished significantly; although his upper body strength is impressive, according to InStat only Edgar Manucharyan … [Read more...]

Baye Oumar Niasse – Lokomotiv’s Senegalese Star

The date is October 1, 2015 and the place is Moscow. Lokomotiv have just defeated Albanian side Skenderbeu in the Europa League. Three days later the Railroaders beat Amkar in the Russian league, and with that victory established themselves as city rivals CSKA’s biggest threat in the fight for the Russian league title. Lokomotiv’s performances this season have simply been sensational, and they have not only surprised the fans but also the rest of the Russian football world. The new head coach … [Read more...]