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Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Thomas Tuchel Linked with a top coaching job in England


The reports coming from England are that the supporters of the men’s national team, the Three Lions are asking that Gareth Southgate should be sacked ahead of the FIFA World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar. The name of Tuchel has been on the lips of everyone who is affiliated with the men’s national team.

The German will not have an issue with settling into the national team because of the time, he has been living in England. He also is familiar with most of the players of the Three Lions, so he will not need time to understand the players.

Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea following a series of bad results in the league and the UEFA Champions League. However, the owner of the club, Todd Boehly has insisted that the reason thee German was sacked was not because of the results but for his lack of seeing the same vision as the owners.


Monday, September 26, 2022

EPL: You can’t play for any other team – Leboeuf slams England star

Former Chelsea star, Frank Leboeuf has lambasted Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, saying the England star is a ‘Championship-level’ defender.

Alexander-Arnold has established himself as one of the best full-backs in the world for the past five seasons now.

The England international has won the Premier League and Champions League titles with Liverpool, making 76 goal contributions in 235 games from the right-back

However, while his creative and offensive qualities have been widely praised, many have also criticised the player for being a defensive liability.

Leboeuf, a World Cup winner with France, claims Alexander-Arnold would struggle to play for another team besides Liverpool.

“Look at Trent Alexander-Arnold. I love the guy, his offensive qualities. But defensively, he’s Championship level,” Leboeuf told Journal du Dimanche.

“Only [Jurgen] Klopp’s system works for him. When it doesn’t work as well as it has this season, all you see is his defensive shortcomings.

“I want to take him with me to work on the basics. I would say to him, ‘Turn your head and look behind you, it will be better already,'”


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

India 2022: Olowookere names final World Cup squad

After three weeks of intensive training, head coach of the Flamingos, Bankole Olowookere, has selected a list of 21 players for this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

The Flamingos are in Group B with Germany, Chile and New Zealand.

The seventh U-17 Women’s World Cup holds in India from October 11 to 30.

Olowookere invited 35 players to the Abuja camp in preparation for the World Cup, but 14 players failed to make the final list for the tournament

On the list is captain Alvine Dah-Zossu, midfield jewel Taiwo Afolabi and top scorer Opeyemi Ajakaye.

There is also first-choice goalkeeper Faith Omilana, defenders Comfort Folorunsho, Blessing Sunday and Miracle Usani, midfielders Blessing Emmanuel and Chidera Okenwa, and forwards Omowunmi Bello and Yetunde Ayantosho.

Players and officials are scheduled to depart Nigeria on Monday September 26 for a 10-day training camp in Turkey, before the delegation will jet off to India from Istanbul on October 6.

Matches of this year’s U-17 Women’s World Cup will take place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa and the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

Nigeria’s first match of the campaign is against Germany in Goa Oct 11. The Flamingos will then square up to New Zealand three days later, also in Goa, before flying to Bhubaneswar to take on Chile Oct 17.

Since the competition began in New Zealand 14 years ago, Nigeria has only once been absent – from the 2018 finals in Uruguay.


Goalkeepers: Faith Omilana; Linda Jiwuaku; Jessica Inyiama

Defenders: Olamide Oyinlola; Josephine Edafe; Comfort Folorunsho; Miracle Usani; Tumininu Adeshina; Blessing Sunday; Alase Attervall; Immaculata Offiong

Midfield: Chidera Okenwa; Blessing Emmanuel; Mary Aderemi; Bisola Mosaku; Taiwo Afolabi

Forward: Omowunmi Bello; Opeyemi Ajakaye; Edidiong Etim; Alvine Dah-Zossu, and Yetunde Ayantosho


Saturday, September 24, 2022

NFF Elections: PFAN Task Force issues warning against defying court order

The Professional Footballers Association of Nigeria (PFAN) Task Force has warned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) not to engage in the act of defying a court order regarding its upcoming elections.

Harrison Jalla, Chairman of PFAN Taskforce, gave the warning while speaking to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

Jalla said that all those in the NFF defying court orders would face the consequences of their actions.

The NFF Electoral Committee had fixed September 30 for the Federation’s elective congress in Benin and proceeded to release a schedule of events.

But an order of a Federal High Court in Abuja on September 15 had since put the NFF Elections on hold.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, ruling on an ex-parte motion, directed the Youth and Sports Development Minister and the NFF President, or any person acting on their directive, to maintain the status quo.

This, Ekwo said, would be pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction.

Jalla said: “The attention of the PFAN Task Force has been drawn to publications in the media space on the threat by the NFF and its Electoral Committee to defy the September 15 court order.

“In the light of this, the PFAN Task Force has taken appropriate steps and has duly informed all relevant agencies of government that there is a threat to cause a breach of the peace by defying the court order.”

Jalla added, “This is in spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s advice that they (NFF) go back as a body to amend the statutes, expand it and accommodate those who have been disenfranchised.

“So, we’re taking the appropriate steps to ensure that those who do this don’t go scot-free.” Dailypost 

Friday, September 23, 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022

EPL: Everyone is talking - Kane reveals what Haaland has done to him

Tottenham and England captain, Harry Kane has said that Erling Haaland’s incredible form at Manchester City has only made him (Kane) hungrier for goals.

Haaland moved to the Etihad Stadium from Borussia Dortmund for £51million over the summer.

The Norwegian International has hit the ground running, scoring a stunning 14 goals in ten matches in all competitions.

Kane has scored six for Tottenham so far this season and wants to win the Premier League Golden Boots despite the threat by the free-scoring Norway striker.

Speaking ahead of England’s clash with Italy at the San Siro, Kane said: “Especially in the Premier League when you’re coming up against the best strikers, it pushes every player around you to be better.

“Everyone’s talking about Haaland because he’s had an incredible start to the season, so rightly so.

“As you know me, I don’t focus on too many other people, I focus on myself and what I can do.”


Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

EPL: Rio Ferdinand names top Man Utd star Ten Hag will offload

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, believes manager Erik ten Hag will allow captain Harry Maguire to leave the club next summer.

Maguire has so far experienced a difficult start to the new season.

The England defender has been dropped by Ten Hag to the substitutes bench, with the Dutchman preferring the partnership of 

Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez in the centre-back position.

“If there is takers I think Erik ten Hag lets him go,” Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE podcast.

“I think he will want to go, if he is not playing, I don’t think he wants to sit there – there are other people who have 

chosen to sit there when they aren’t playing and that’s fine, but I don’t think Harry Maguire is one of those guys.

“He loves football and wants to play, and he will have an open and honest conversation with the manager.”


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