Kouassi happy to be at Celtic

New Celtic signing EboueKouassi said that he is glad to have signed for Celtic and believes he has made the right decision.

He stated that Celtic is the best club for a young player to developed and that he is determined to succeed in Scotland.

The player joined Celtic from Russian side Krasnodar for a fee of around 3 million pounds.

EboueKouassi said that he is highly focus on his career and he wants to take the chance to progress. He believes that playing in Scotland and at a big club such as Celtic will give him the opportunity to become better.

He said that he is not worried by the competition at Celtic as he is more focused on his development at the moment. Indeed there is no shortage of midfielders in the current Celtic squad, and EboueKouassi may have a hard time in getting playing time initially. Continue reading


Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers says there is “no embarrassment” in their loss in the first leg of their game with Gibraltar part timers Lincoln Red Imps.

The game which is the first competitive one for the former Reds boss ended in a 1-0 shock defeat but the manager is staying clam even as fans rumble. The goal came from police officer Lee Casciaro in the Tuesday encounter. The goal made the record for the worst defeat for Celtic and throws they under pressure for the return leg when they meet at Celtic Park.

The Imps surprisingly had a fireman, a customs officer and a taxi driver so the fans were angry that such combinations could still defeat a professional side that lifted the Scottish League in the last campaign. Rodgers said he wasn’t shocked as these things happen in football at the time. He asked that the players, fans and supporters of the club remain calm but that they would need to put up a performance at the return leg if they are to play in the Champions League.

Celtic is set to welcome their opponents, the champions of Gibraltar when they visit Glasgow next week Wednesday for the second leg of the second qualifying round. Continue reading

Celtic struggle to get a draw against Ross County

Celtic, who are currently 9 points clear of Aberdeen, need only one win to secure the title, but they could not find a way to score a second goal against Ross County.

Leigh Griffiths opened the score for Celtic in the 23rd minute from long range. The striker was allowed to run at the defence as the Ross County defenders back off. He tried his luck from long range and gave the lead the Celtic.

Celtic will get an occasion to score another goal when Tom Rogic received an excellent pass from Patrick Roberts. But Rogic managed to miss the target with only the goalkeeper to beat.

After that, it was the turn of Ross County to miss a glorious opportunity, but Boyce could not beat Gordon.

The match was played in a subdued atmosphere where the fans were more interested in campaigning against the board and the players. As such the game struggle to reach any sort of heights and Ross County gradually grew in confidence.

The visitors will get their reward in the 64th minute when Murdoch managed to score an excellent goal to put them level. Continue reading

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