Raja, who finished eighth in the Moroccan League last season, are also on the verge of signing Ghana’s current Premier League top scorer Nathaniel Asamoah. The forward, who has scored 18 goals this season, is only a medical away from joining the North Africans after having a bid accepted by his club Medeama SC. Yakubu follows former Maritzburg teammate Awal as the second Ghanaian to be signed by the Casablanca-based club this summer. Asamoah is currently processing his visa in order to travel to Morocco for his mandatory medical tests.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports Yakubu, who scored 11 league and one FA Cup goals for leaders AshantiGold in the soon-to-end Ghanaian top flight season, joined the club based on the recommendation of new Raja manager Ruud Krol. The Dutch coach knew about Yakubu Mohammed’s abilities during his stint in South Africa with Maritzburg United. At the time, Krol was manager of Orlando Pirates. Yakubu Mohammed has officially completed his switch to Raja Casablanca of Morocco.The 25-year-old Ghanaian international passed his medicals on Wednesday before signing to a three-year contract 24 hours later.
“I think it’s just about finding a comfortable situation where he can fit and be who you are. Whenever you’re not comfortable in any situation, I think things don’t go as well as they possibly could.”Fine, but what about the potentially dangerous situation where coach Rivers might want to play favorites with his son? Crawford said he is not concerned about that.“No, not at all,” said Crawford, the team’s sixth-man who will be seated on the bench with Austin Rivers when games start as the latter will also come off the bench. “Doc’s trying to win and build a culture, so I don’t think anybody’s even thought about that.”Redick chimes inSince starting shooting guard J.J. Redick also played his college ball at Duke, he was queried as to how nice it is to have another Blue Devil around. Clippers guard Jamal Crawford stood in front of reporters during the morning shootaround ahead of the Clippers’ game Friday night against visiting Cleveland. He had to know that virtually everything he was going to be asked would be about coach and president of basketball operations Doc Rivers trading for his son Austin a day earlier.Austin Rivers, a 22-year-old guard, figured to make his debut against the Cavaliers. That would be history because an NBA coach has never had a son play for him.That’s all well and good, but where will Austin Rivers fit into this team?“I think, obviously, if you look at just three years ago he was the No. 1 player in the country,” Crawford said of the younger Rivers, who was the No. 1-ranked high-school player in the country before playing one season at Duke and then turning pro. “So the talent is obviously there. “It’s nice to have other Duke guys on the team. It makes the persecution a little easier to handle,” Redick joked.Redick got serious when talking the pitfalls of players treating someone differently because of family ties.“I think that’s the danger, is that you treat someone differently,” he said. “All that matters to me and all that matters to the guys in our locker room is can he help our team win. It doesn’t matter what his last name is.”It’s businessOver the past nine days the Clippers had four players who were on the roster at the beginning of the season leave town. Jared Cunningham was traded to the 76ers and then Reggie Bullock and Chris Douglas-Roberts left in the three-team deal that brought in Rivers, and Jordan Farmar was waived Friday.“The personal side of it is always tough and then from the business side of it, any time you make a trade the next day is always weird,” Redick said. “That’s the best way to describe it. And then you get a game, so it’s back to business.”Farmar played 36 games this season for the Clippers before receiving his walking papers. His stay was not what it might have been as he averaged just 4.6 points and 1.9 assists in 14.7 minutes.Farmar, who played his first four seasons with the Lakers, is in his eighth NBA season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error