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Rooney Wasn’t Happy With Striker Role Against Norwich – Van Gaal


Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal has revealed that Wayne Rooney did not want to play as a striker against Norwich City on Saturday. The Red Devils captain was forced to play further up the pitch at Carrow Road, due to Anthony Martial’s injury during the warm-up. Marcus Rashford had been left out of the match day squad. Rooney eventually provided the assist for Juan ... Read More »

Rio Olympics: Siasia Faces Selection Headache Over Over-Age Players


With about 90 days to the start of the Olympic Games in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, Coach Samson Siasia is facing a selection headache over which over-age players to select to strengthen the side for the men’s football tournament in the summer. While the qualifying campaign, which Siasia’s boys won late last year in Senegal is restricted to players aged under-23, three ... Read More »

Amokachi Off To Losing Start In Finland

Former Nigeria Super Eagles forward  Daniel Amokachi on Friday  led JS Hercules to a 2-0 defeat in  their first game of the Finnish  season, AfricaFootball.com reports. The game was a derby, but JS Hercules lost as they failed to take their chances in the game to the disappointment of their  manager Amokachi. Amokachi’s boys played some good football with free flowing passing, but the forwards ... Read More »

Friendlies Good Test For Eagles – Etim


Former international, Etim Esin, has said Nigeria’s friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg will help assess the Super Eagles’ preparedness for the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria, who remained 67th in the world in the current FIFA rankings released on Thursday, will play Mali in Paris, France on May 27 and Luxembourg at home on June 1. The draw for the 2018 World Cup ... Read More »

Mikel Rejects Turkey, Stays With Chelsea


MIKEL Obi has reportedly put himself in the frame for a fresh Chelsea deal after snubbing a massive move to Turkey. The Sun reported that Turkish side Galatasaray were keen on grabbing the Super Eagles captain, with a reported £110,000-a-week on the table in January but he chose to stay at the Bridge. Another Turkish side Fenerbahce, it was learnt, are also offering similar amount. ... Read More »

There Is Pressure On Enyimba To Be African Champions Again – Udoji

Captain of Enyimba, Chinedu Udoji, has said that they are under pressure to win their third CAF Champions League trophy this year. The Peoples Elephant won the competition in 2003 and 2004. Last month, they qualified for the group phase, after edging out Etoile du Sahel via penalties, after the two legs ended 3-3 on aggregate. Speaking ahead of the May 24 draws, Udoji admitted: ... Read More »

2016 Olympic Games: FIFA Snubs Nigerian Referees


The world football governing body, FIFA, did not pick any Nigerian referee to officiate at the 2016 Olympic football tournament, which kicks off in August. 88 match officials from over 40 countries have been named by the FIFA Referees Committee. The men’s competition will see 18 referees and 32 assistant referees, while there will be 14 referees and 24 assistant referees on duty. There will ... Read More »

Mikel Impresses Conte, Snubs Turkish Giants


Chelsea are reportedly set to offer Super Eagles  captain Mikel Obi a  new  contract after winning  incoming Blues manager Antonio Conte’s heart with his recent performances for the Premier League giants. Conte, who will take the reins at Stamford Bridge on a three-year deal after coaching Italy at Euro 2016 in France between June 10 and July 10,  reportedly held  a number of individual talks ... Read More »

Watford’s Director Admits Ighalo Could Leave For Right Price


Watford’s Sporting Director, Nicola Salerno, has said Odion Ighalo could leave the club this summer, if they received a good offer. The Nigerian striker has scored 15 times in his debut Premier League season and has attracted attention from Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. Although Ighalo’s current deal expires in 2020, he could move to a bigger club at the end of the season. According ... Read More »

Ronaldo Might Miss Euro 2016 If He Plays Against City – Portugal Doctor


Portugal’s national team doctor, Dr Nuno Campos, has warned Cristiano Ronaldo that he risks missing out on the European Championships this year, if he plays against Manchester City. The Real Madrid forward, has missed the club’s last three matches with a hamstring tear, but is desperate to return for the return leg against City. Madrid played out a goalless draw at the Etihad last week ... Read More »

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