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Mario Balotelli"s brother sees how the other half live in Salford

Balotelli's brother sees how the other half live in Salford

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UPDATED:

22:14 GMT, 17 November 2012

Sign here: Mario Balotelli's brother Enoch has joined Salford City

Sign here: Mario Balotelli's brother Enoch has joined Salford City

Mario Balotelli was left out of Manchester City's match-day squad again yesterday and a resounding 5-0 win over Aston Villa suggests it may be a while before he is back, but Salford City could certainly do with some of the old Balotelli magic.

They have signed Mario's 20-year-old brother Enoch, but a 2-0 home defeat in Saturday's Evo-Stik North League Division One North game against Ossett Town, watched by a crowd of 84, suggests there is much work to be done.

Enoch's modest new stage is five miles from where Mario struts his stuff at the Etihad Stadium but their careers are light years apart. While Italy forward Mario, 22, performs in front of 45,000 at the home of the Barclays Premier League champions, and has been nominated alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for this year's world Ballon D'Or, mid-table Salford's average gate at Moor Lane is 150.

Salford players earn between 30-75 a week compared to Super Mario's 7million a year, and funds have been tight following an arson attack on their clubhouse in 2009, well before Mario's more innocent firework antics before the 2011 Manchester derby.

Enoch has been Mario's companion since joining City from Inter Milan in 2010 and was given a 55,000 Porsche to get around town. While Mario uses the Balotelli name of their foster parents, Salford registered his striker brother as Enoch Barwuah, the surname of their Italian-Ghanaian birthparents.

Enoch Balotelli signs for Salford City

Balotelli signs for Salford City! … (Enoch that is, Mario's younger brother)

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UPDATED:

19:10 GMT, 16 November 2012

Enoch Balotelli, the younger brother of Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, has joined non-league Salford City on a free transfer.

The 20-year-old signed for the Northern Premier League First Division side after failing to impress during trials at Sunderland and Stoke City last season.

The striker said: ‘I am more than happy to join Salford. I just want to play football. I trained with them last night, I enjoyed it, so I signed.’

Oh, brother: Enoch (left) has signed up for Salford City

Oh, brother: Enoch (left) has signed up for Salford City

Superstar: Mario

Superstar: Mario

Salford confirmed the move on Friday on the club’s official website, with the deal hinging on international clearance.

A statement read: ‘Salford City FC are pleased to announce the signing of Enoch Barwuah, younger brother of Manchester City star Mario Balotelli. The signing is subject to Enoch gaining international clearance, which should hopefully come through in the next couple of weeks.’

Salford chairman Darren Quick told BBC North West Sport: 'He’s been training with us and he’s signed for us, subject to international clearance.

'It’s great for Salford. We hope he can play a few games for us and he can use it as a stepping stone to find a level more suited to him.

'I’ve not met him but I’m told he’s a really nice lad and a really good footballer.

'We play a decent standard of football but some lads don’t want to drop to that level.

'These things can work for both parties. We might get a few more through the gate, and maybe his brother might even come and watch us.'

League One review: Tranmere extend unbeaten run as Tansey boosts Stevenage

League One review: Tranmere extend unbeaten run as Tansey boosts Stevenage

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UPDATED:

17:21 GMT, 6 October 2012

Tranmere remain the team to beat in
npower League One after they extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches
with a 1-0 success at promotion rivals Notts County.

Rovers' victory came with a slice of
fortune – Chris Thompson called from the bench after just 19 minutes due
to Jea-Louis Akpa Akpro's injury and scoring the only goal of the game
in the 22nd minute.

Notts County's Enoch Showunmi (centre) battles with Tranmere Rovers' Owain Fon Williams (left) and Ash Taylor

Notts County's Enoch Showunmi (centre) battles with Tranmere Rovers' Owain Fon Williams (left) and Ash Taylor

Their record for the season now stands at eight wins and three draws.

Second-placed Stevenage also claimed a narrow victory to remain within four points of the leaders, Greg Tansey scoring the only goal of the game against Scunthorpe in the 75th minute.

Sheffield United moved into third place with a 1-0 win of their own over hosts Leyton Orient.

Nick Blackman was the matchwinner in the 59th minute.

Swindon nudged up to fourth with a 1-0 win over rock bottom Bury, Matt Ritchie scoring in the first minute.

Coventry City's David McGoldrick beats Bournemouth's goalkeeper David James to score the winner

Coventry City's David McGoldrick beats Bournemouth's goalkeeper David James to score the winner

Crawley dropped down to sixth position after they were beaten 2-1 by Brentford at Griffin Park.

Clayton Donaldson scored in each half for the Bees, with Nicky Adams on target for Town.

Fifth-placed MK Dons and Portsmouth shared four goals, with Pompey wasting a 2-0 lead after efforts from Izale McLeod and Gbor Gyepes inside 20 minutes.

Adam Webster's own-goal brought the hosts back into it and Darren Potter (72) equalised.

Carlisle moved into the top half of the table with a last-gasp 2-1 win at Walsall. Jamie Paterson (17) put the Saddlers ahead only for Joe Garner to score for the first time in his second stint with the Cumbrians.

That looked to have ended the scoring until substitute Liam Noble stole all three points at the death.

Paddy Madden, on loan from Carlisle, marked his Yeovil debut with two goals as the Glovers defeated Colchester 3-1 at Huish Park.

James Hayter added to Madden's double and Jabo Ibhere got Colchester's consolation.

Coventry moved out of the relegation places with their second win of the season, a 1-0 success over Bournemouth courtesy of David McGoldrick's 61st-minute effort.

Evan Horwood gave struggling Hartlepool a ninth-minute lead at Crewe but Chuks Aneke (45) and Mark Ellis were on target in a 2-1 turnaround.

A fourth-minute penalty from Billy Paynter was enough to give Doncaster three points at the expense of Shrewsbury.

Oldham saw off Preston 3-1, with Akpo Sodje getting a late consolation after efforts from Jose Baxter, Cristian Montano and Dean Furman.

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff saw red for North End after two bookable offences.

Mario Balotelli appears to join Twitter

Man City deny Balotelli has joined Twitter despite string of posted pictures of star

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UPDATED:

18:08 GMT, 15 June 2012

It could have been one of the biggest headaches facing Manchester City next season – a Twitter account by Mario Balotelli.

The striker appeared to have joined the growing band of footballers on Twitter under the name @mbalotelli1990.

The account was set up an account on Thursday and has a number of pictures of the Italian – but City have claimed it is a fake.

For real This picture was posted on the Twitter account

For real This picture was posted on the Twitter account

The club wrote on Twitter: 'Had it
confirmed from the player himself that @mbalotelli1990 is a fake
account. Mario Balotelli doesn't have a Twitter. Thanks! #MCFC'

Thousands of fans quickly followed the account and on it there is a picture of the player snapping himself in a bid to prove it's really him, saying: 'Here I am to show you it is really me……enjoy.'

There are also a number of images of Balotelli and his brother Enoch, whom he is very close to and spends a lot of time alongside.

Balotelli is currently with the Italy squad at Euro 2012.

Going for glory: Balotelli is on Euro 2012 duty with Italy

Going for glory: Balotelli is on Euro 2012 duty with Italy

The striker has gained a reputation for his naughty behaviour since arriving at City from Inter Milan two years ago.

He famously set fire to his own bathroom after his friends let fireworks off in a prank that backfired.

And he has proved equally controversial on the pitch – mixing the sublime with the stupid which has often infuriated manager Roberto Mancini and the fans.

Mario Balotelli and brother Enoch sport same haircut in Manchester

Double trouble City striker Balotelli lights up Manchester alongside his 'twin' brother

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UPDATED:

15:17 GMT, 25 April 2012

With his Manchester City career in limbo following his sending off against Arsenal next month, Mario Balotelli vowed to improve his ways in an effort to bid at the Etihad Stadium beyond next season.

Since manager Roberto Mancini issued what seemed to a be a final warning to the controversial Italian striker over his behaviour, he has kept a relatively low profile.

Until now…

Oh brother: Balotelli and younger sibling Enoch sport identical blonde mohicans in Manchester

Oh brother: Balotelli and younger sibling Enoch sport identical blonde mohicans in Manchester

Balotelli was spotted in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday sporting his new gold mohawk haircut – styled and identically dressed in the same way as his younger brother, Enoch.

The suspended forward is unlikely to feature for title chasing City again this season but he won't go unnoticed at this rate…

Turning heads: Fans look on as Balotelli wanders the streets of Manchester

Turning heads: Fans look on as Balotelli wanders the streets of Manchester

Mario Balotelli"s brother handed Sunderland trial

Balotelli for Sunderland O'Neill hands trial to Mario's brother

Mario Balotelli's brother Enoch has been handed a second chance to win a move to the Premier League after Martin O'Neill took the striker on trial at Sunderland.

The younger Balotelli failed to convince Stoke he was worth a contract during a trial in December but O'Neill will run the rule over the 19-year-old.

Enoch, who is thought to be living with Mario while he tries to find a team, was described by Stoke academy coach Dave Kevan as 'a bit raw'.

Oh brother: Mario Balotelli could be joined in the Premier League by Enoch

Oh brother: Mario Balotelli could be joined in the Premier League by Enoch

The Black Cats are also ready to offer Kevin Davies an escape route out of Bolton.

O'Neill is desperate to add to his firepower as Connor Wickham is the only fit, recognised striker in his squad for Sunday's FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough.

And former Southampton and Blackburn forward Davies, who has also drawn attention from Wolves and Everton, could fit the bill.

The 34-year-old is unhappy about his lack of first-team action at Bolton and would welcome a move before his contract expires in June.

Davies is believed to be looking for an 18-month deal.

Kevin Davies wanted by Sunderland

Sunderland manager O'Neill eyes unhappy Davies to plug striker gap

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill is ready to offer Kevin Davies an escape route out of Bolton.

O'Neill is desperate to add to his firepower as Connor Wickham is the only fit, recognised striker in his squad for Sunday's FA Cup tie with Middlesbrough.

And former Southampton and Blackburn forward Davies, who has also drawn attention from Wolves and Everton, could fit the bill.

On the move Davies is unhappy at a lack of first-team opportunities at Bolton

On the move Davies is unhappy at a lack of first-team opportunities at Bolton

The 34-year-old is unhappy about his lack of first-team action at Bolton and would welcome a move before his contract expires in June. Davies is believed to be looking for an 18-month deal.

O'Neill has already taken Mario Balotelli's younger brother, Enoch, on trial, plus Bosnian striker Zlatan Muslimovic.

Leading the line: Wickham is the only fit striker in Sunderland's FA Cup squad

Leading the line: Wickham is the only fit striker in Sunderland's FA Cup squad

Balotelli was on trial at Stoke towards the end of last year but did not secure terms, and he trained with the Sunderland shadow squad yesterday.

Muslimovic, without a club since quitting Greek club PAOK last May, was expected to spend the week at Rangers, but opted to travel to Sunderland after just one day when he learnt that a deal was dependent on boss Ally McCoist selling a player.