Ghana rising midfielder Andre Ayew said he still has a lot more to achieve before he can be described as a live wire for club side.“My adaptation has been a little faster than expected, but I do not consider that anything has been accomplished,” the Olympique Marseille ace said to his club’s website.

Hans Sarpei has signed a two-year deal with German
Bundesliga side Schalke 04 from Bayer Leverkusen

Coach Felix Magath said Sarpei, 34, who has 

also played for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga,

would add experience to his backline after the

departure of Brazilian Rafinha.

“After Rafinha left (for Italy’s Genoa)

we were looking for a player who can play

both left and right in the defence,” he said.

The Ghanaian defender played a key role in

Ghana’s World Cup run to the quarter-finals last month.

The move will afford the versatile player an

opportunity to play Uefa Champions League football

with last season’s Bundesliga runners-up.

Sarpei has been invited for Ghana’s 2012 Africa Cup 

of Nations qualifier against Swaziland on 5 September.

John Mikel Obi, Nigerian international and player of Chelsea FC, has been voted the winner of the English Premier League’s African Player of the month for September 2008.

The vote was conducted amongst journalists around the world, particularly in Africa and England. Obi won the award for his solid defensive performances at the heart of the Chelsea midfield that have helped them rise to the top of the Barclay's English Premier League.

John Mikel Obi will be presented with his award at the Chelsea FC training ground.

The Premier League African Player of the Month award is a creation of the New African Soccer Group in celebration of the impact of African Players in the English Premier League. A winner will be awarded each month and it will be climaxed at the end of the season with a Player of the Year Awards event in London.

We look forward to your continued co-operation in the course of the season.

‘Tunde Adelakun
Executive Vice President
New African Soccer
ZakiAmr Zaki, Egyptian international and player of Wigan Athletic FC has been voted the winner of the English Premier League’s African Player of the Month of August 2008.