Talent

PHAR Football Talent brokers Mohammed Awal move to Moroccan side Raja Club Athletic de Casablanca

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Awal, who was a member of Ghana’s squad that reached the final of the 2015 African Cup of Nations, joins on a free transfer having mutually terminated his deal with Saudi side Al-Shabab.

Raja Club Athletic de Casablanca are one of the biggest sides in Morocco having won eleven domestic titles and were the first African team to participate in the Fifa World Club Cup in 2000.

“I am delighted to have signed with Club Athletic and can not wait to join my colleagues for the season,” Awal said. “The dream of every footballer is to be able to represent a historic club that will allow him to continue his development, and Club Athletic fits the bill. I have spoken to the coach and he has assured me that we will work together to achieve the aims of the club and I am looking forward to that.”

 

 

Sony athlete Alistair Brownlee wins in Cape Town

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Alistair Brownlee, Olympic champion and a Sony ambassador, came back from an ankle injury that prevented him from competing at three previous events by taking gold at World Triathlon Series event in Cape Town this weekend. His brother Jonny, also supported by Sony, missed the event to concentrate on the upcoming Triathlon Test event in Rio, but the GB domination was evident after Vicky Holland's triumph in the women's race on Saturday. What a great week for British Triathlon!

PHAR wishes good luck to Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations Final

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PHAR wishes good luck to Ghana in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations against Ivory Coast on Sunday, especially Andre Ayew, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Harrison Afful, Mohammed Awal, Jonathan Mensah and Baba Rahman, whom we are currently working closely with through our Director of Football Talent, Yaw Amponsah - one of Ghana's leading football agents.Our presence in Ghana has recently been strengthened with our association with Kumasi Cornerstone Football Club which will aid us in developing the best young footballing talent in the country.

 

In the January Transfer Window we successfully brokered deals for three Ghanaian footballers:

Ibrahim Moro from AIK to FC Kairat

Mohammed Awal from Martizburg United to Al-Shabab

Abdul Latif Abubakari from Liberty Professionals to Misr El-Makasa SC

 

 

 

 

 

PHAR Talent brokers deal for Ghana International midfielder Ibrahim Moro to join ambitious Kazakh side FC Kairat

PHAR's Talent division has secured a move for 21-year old defensive midfielder Ibrahim Moro from AIK Stockholm to FC Kairat in Kazakhstan Moro, who spent three years with AIK had excelled in the Swedish top-flight, and attracted the attention of Kairat who have signed him on a 2-year deal.

Moro moved to Sweden in August 2012 after scoring the winner to give New Edubiase United a 1-0 win over AshantiGold in the final of the MTN Ghana FA Cup.

FC Kairat finished third last season in the Kazakh top-flight and will play in the qualifying rounds of the 2015/2016 Europa League.

No time? That’s no excuse! PHAR’s athlete Lynsey Sharp puts Radio DJ Greg James through his paces

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Our medal winning Commonwealth Games and European Championship athlete Lynsey Sharp helped Radio DJ Greg James to step up training for his latest fitness challenge.His session comes as new research by Bupa shows that while a third of Brits will attempt a fitness challenge at some point in their lives, only 10% will actually prepare and stick to a clear plan, and around 30% admit fear of failure or lack of time stops them from achieving their goal.Greg is now midway through a strict training plan to prepare him for attempting a new personal best at the Bupa Great North Run on 7 September. To demonstrate that anyone can fit training into their daily routine, no matter how busy they are, Bupa enlisted PHAR Talent's Lynsey Sharp to put Greg through his paces and show him effective ways to fit in short and fast bursts of training that will improve speed and stamina.

Greg James said: I’ve been pretty good at sticking to the training plan for the Bupa Great North Run, however it is hard to balance training, work and seeing friends. Today’s session was something else, I’ve never worked so hard in my life, but Lynsey showed me that when I’m short on time, short internal sessions are a great way to boost my training. I feel like a changed man and I’ve never enjoyed running so much!”

The session was held after new research by Bupa examined how and why Brits set themselves challenges, and their feelings towards failure. The research was conducted as part of Bupa’s Your First Step campaign, which aims to inspire people of all ages to take on a new fitness goal they didn’t think would be possible. It found that:

  • Around 70% of Britons regularly set themselves challenges, with over 40% doing so to improve their health.

  • One in three Brits will take on a new fitness challenge at some point in their lives, but only one in ten will actually prepare and stick to a clear plan.

  • A quarter of 25-44 year olds say that a lack of time stops them from setting a challenge.

To prove that with the right support, anyone can take on a challenge and succeed – no matter how busy they are – Greg is looking to beat his previous half marathon time of two hours and eight minutes, and complete the course in less than two hours.

Lynsey is no stranger to adversity and overcoming the odds as an elite athlete. After smashing her personal best twice this year, she has provided her top tips on how to improve mental and physical strength that anyone can apply to help reach personal goals.

Lynsey Sharp said: “Interval training is the best way to improve fitness in a short space of time, although it isn’t for the faint hearted, and is incredibly intense and taxing on the body. This particular way to train has a reputation of being boring, but it’s just harder work that you can power through. I was really impressed with the way that Greg performed during our session, he has clearly been putting in the hours and sticking to the training plan. I’ve had to battle a lot of injury in my career to date, so I am well versed in the pressures of getting back into peak fitness with a clear goal in mind.”