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Petr Cech Reacts As Chelsea Coach Departs Stamford Bridge For New Club



Former Chelsea player, Petr Cech

Former Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech has reacted to Joe Edwards’ departure from Stamford bridge to another club.

Naija News understands that Edwards had joined new Everton manager, Frank Lampard at the Goodison Park earlier this week, ending 27 years at Stamford Bridge.

Reacting to the development, Cech said Edwards would be missed at the club.

Edward had joined Chelsea’s academy almost three decades ago. He worked his way through various coaching positions at Stamford Bridge after failing to make the grade as a player.

Reacting, Cech told Chelsea’s official website: “Joe has been Chelsea through and through for many years, since his time in the academy.

“He had huge success there as a coach before joining the senior team with Frank and becoming part of Thomas Tuchel’s coaching staff, with more huge success.

“On behalf of everyone here, I want to say thank you to Joe for all he’s done for Chelsea and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for him.

“Obviously, we will miss Joe, but we wish him all the best in this new chapter of his career and hope it all works out well for him.”

In another news, the African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2021 third-place match day has been rescheduled.

A statement released late Wednesday by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) confirmed that the match which was originally scheduled for Sunday 6 February 2022, is now moved to Saturday, 5 February 2022.

The third-place game will be played at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium and will kick off at 20: 00 hrs, Naija News reports.
The match reschedule according to the CAF statement came to be after discussions with the Government of Cameroon and the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

The statement read, “The CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Organising Committee, after discussions with the Government of Cameroon and the Local Organising Committee (LOC), decided to move the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 third and fourth place originally scheduled for Sunday 06 February 2022 to Saturday, 05 February 2022.

“The match, to be played at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, will kick-off at 20h00.”