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The Kashi promise

Breaking News! Charlton have announced the signing of Ahmed Kashi. Nope, me neither but I am partial to his cereal.

The Algerian was believed to be the player that the club was hoping to play in Belgium, but instead he will watch tonight’s game against St-Truiden and complete his move on Monday.

Born in the north-east of France, Kashi chose to play for Algeria, the birthplace of his parents, and did represent the North African country at the recent African Cup of Nations. The holding midfielder has been signed from Metz, the Ligue 1 team managed by Jose Riga, who took over after Metz were relegated to Ligue 2 last season. Kashi played 21 times last season scoring once.

Obviously an unknown quantity and another signing without any English or Championship expereince. However it is said that Guy Luzon is very excited about snaffling Kashi, which is as good a reason as any to be pleased with a new signing.

I’m wondering now if Luzon sees Alou Diarra more of a centre-half, and might even revert to three central defenders with wing-backs when the season kicks off.

A CAFC XI beat Dulwich Hamlet 3-2 today but lost Stephen Henderson and Rhoys Wiggins to injury, with poor old Rhoys’ sounding worse. Johnnie Jackson was one of the goalscorers as was a trialist called Joe Aribo, a young winger from Staines Town. Jake Sinclair was the other goalscorer, who was released by Southampton at the end of last season and is the younger brother of Scott Sinclair.

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