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Meet Tayleb Willis , The Sensational Australian Born Ghanaian Who Is Australia’s 3rd Fastest Junior Of All Time 110m Hurdles

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Tayleb Willis, Born on 18th March 2003, is an Australian athlete (hurdles) of Ghanian descent. He grew up in the capital and most populous city in Australia, Melbourne. Born to Isaac Williams and Christine Willis in Australia, the gifted athlete is yet to visit Ghana where his father hails from.

 

World Hurdles Record Holder, Tayleb Willis At 8years

At an early age of 8years, He started his athletics journey at the Yarra Ranges Athletic Club in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne  In Australia.

“As a young athlete, I enjoyed playing other sports as a kid. I played AFL football for 4 years at the Kilsyth cougars football club in Melbourne. My Short football career was a success as I won league best&fairest in U14 boys in 2016” – He said.

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He also qualified for the inter-league competitions and won multiple clubs’ best and fairest awards in Australia. Tayleb, who took after his sister’s steps in athletics, said,” My sister Lateisha Willis set the bar high for my family as she won multiple national titles in hurdles when she was younger which motivated me to follow in her footsteps”. He added that” My other siblings and I continued the sports tradition by playing gymnastics at a young age, which gave me the flexibility for my hurdling success today

 

 

Tayleb Willis

Some outstanding  Australian records of the young gifted athlete include,

  •  3rd the fastest junior of all time in the 110mhurdles in Australian athletics history
  • he was ranked first in the world for U18 110mhurdles during 2020
  • And is now currently ranked 1st in the world for U20 110mhurdles
  • He was also selected to represent Australia in the World U20 championships in Kenya
  • 5 x National champion (Australia)
  • U20 national meet record holder(Australia)
  • he has made 12 x state records (Australia)

Tayleb Willis

 

He confessed that his only challenge was Covid19 since it prevented him from participating in the World under 20 championships in Kenya.

The challenges that I have faced recently is mainly coronavirus. I have missed out on two national championships due to coronavirus! All last season my goal was to qualify for the world u20 championships in Nairobi, Kenya in August this year.

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I worked very hard to reach that goal which I gained 3 qualifiers and got selected to represent Australia in the championships, but because of coronavirus and safety, security Australia decided not to send a team which was devastating instead they sent the team to Gold coast, Australia to compete in the Oceania championships, which took place in June which I was one of two athletes that made the world team that missed out on competing because of being in lockdown in Melbourne and Queensland closing there borders”

 

As part of his plans to tour the world, Tayleb will want to visit his father’s family here in Ghana in the future to reconcile with his roots and explore opportunities to help other hurdlers in Ghana become the best they could ever be to compete in international competitions. He also looks forward to coming to compete with other talented athletes in Ghana to build a good connection with his roots and help other Ghanaian athletes with his experience as an athlete who has taken part in lots of completions around the world. Tyaleb said these in an exclusive interview with GhArticles.com .

 

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Man Utd ‘Agree’ Varane Deal With Real Madrid – DETAILS

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Man Utd 'Agree' Varane Deal With Real Madrid - DETAILS

According to Goal.com Manchester United are closing in on an agreement to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane.

While the two sides were not close to agreeing terms at the start of the week, much work has been done to bridge the gap, with a deal now expected to take place for between €45m (£39/$53m) and €55m (£47m/$65m).

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Varane has been one of Man Utd’s top summer transfer priorities since they completed a deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

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There has been significant progress towards Man Utd and Real Madrid agreeing terms over recent hours and it is hoped that the negotiations will continue to develop over the course of the next week.

Previously, there was a sense that both clubs were playing a game of chess. United wanted to use their advantageous position in the deal – Varane only has a year left on his contract and wants to leave – to put pressure on Madrid, who are also struggling financially.

Nevertheless, the relationship between Real Madrid and Man Utd is very good and this has helped to smooth talks in recent times.

Madrid, who saw club legend Sergio Ramos walk away for nothing to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer, made Varane a new contract offer prior to Euro 2020, but this was turned down by the defender, who did not even return to ask for more money. Instead, he was content to agree personal terms with Man Utd, with whom he is set to sign a five-year deal.

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Indeed, Varane is keen to leave Madrid as a ‘gentleman’ out of respect for the club and president Florentino Perez. He has joined up with the team for pre-season as expected but did not travel to Glasgow on Sunday for a friendly with Rangers.

All the signs are pointing to a deal with Man Utd being concluded.

Source: GhArticles.com/allfootball.com

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‘I Will Bring Trophies To Man United’ – Jadon Sancho Vows

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Jadon Sancho said he wanted to help bring trophies back to Manchester United after joining the English football giants from Germany’s Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth a reported £73 million ($100 million).

Jadon Sancho, a former Manchester City youth player, has signed a five-year contract, with the option of a further year.

United have not won a trophy since the 2017 Europa League, with their last Premier League title success in celebrated manager Alex Ferguson’s final season before retirement eight years ago.

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“It’s an honour,” Sancho told manutd.com of joining the Red Devils.

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“Growing up, Manchester United was one of the biggest clubs that everyone knows, and of course there is also all the trophies they’ve won.

“That’s one of the reasons why I came to Manchester because I can see the development that’s going on here and I want to be a part of it, especially because it’s such an iconic club and being part of it is kind of a dream come true.”

Unlike many young English players, Sancho decided to advance his career by moving abroad, joining Dortmund as a 17-year-old after failing to break into Manchester City’s first team.

And the gifted forward was in no doubt about the impact four years in the Bundesliga, which also included playing in the Champions League, had had on his development.

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“It helped me grow as a player and I had the experience of playing in the Champions League and getting the feel of big games,” Sancho said.

“I feel like I did well in those big games and now I’m ready for a new challenge and a bigger step.

“(I’m) eager to win and determined to get trophies. Goals and assists and a bit of skills here and there,” he added.

Sancho’s move to Old Trafford follows a lengthy pursuit by United, who were reportedly put off by Dortmund’s initial £100m valuations.

The deal was announced just weeks after Sancho, together with new United team-mate Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka, received racist abuse following the trio’s penalty shoot-out misses in England’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy at Wembley.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, describing Sancho as an “untapped talent”, was delighted to have got his man.

“We’ve followed him for a long time and decided to go for him and finally we made the breakthrough and got the deal done,” he said.

“We think his qualities will fit right in here at Man United. There is some untapped talent there I am sure, and coming into this environment will help him improve as well.”

“Jadon Sancho is a signing that we expect to stay at Man United for many, many years, so it’s also that part of it that we have a young, up-and-coming forward line.”

Solskjaer, himself a former United striker, guided the club to a second-place finish in last season’s Premier League, a huge 12 points behind champions Manchester City.

However, the Norwegian believes Sancho can help bring silverware back to Old Trafford.

“He’s got that DNA of exciting fans and entertaining and he’s also a winner,” Solskjaer said.

“He wants to win and that’s the next step for us. We need to take the next step, we want to take the next step and we feel that he can help us do that.”

Source: GhArticles.com

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Dede Ayew Explains Why He Joined Al Sadd

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Black Stars skipper, Andre Dede Ayew, has explained his reasons for joining Qatari league and cup champions Al Sadd.

According to the former Swansea and Marseille talisman, he is joining Al Sadd to continue his father’s legacy and to win trophies.

It would be recalled that Andre’s father (Abedi Ayew Pele) at the beginning of his career as a professional footballer played for Al Sadd for one year between 1982-1983 after joining them from Real Tamale United in Ghana.

Dede Ayew

Making a cameo in a video to announce Andre’s signing of a two-year contract with an option for an additional year, Abedi Pele recounted his stint with Al Sadd 39 years ago before his son took up the narrative.

“I am Andre, and I am now at Al Sadd to continue my father’s legacy and win more trophies,” Dede Ayew also stated in the video.

Watch the video below:

Source: GhArticles.com

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