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Beware of Cameroun, Disu warns Eagles

Former coach of the Flying Eagles, Tunde Disu has warned Super Eagles coach Genort Rohr against wrong tactics against Cameroun in the Russia 2018 qualifiers on September 1. Gernot Rohr Disu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos yesterday that the team’s tactical formation against South Africa in the AFCON qualifiers was wrong and should not be used again. He said that the Eagles loss to Bafana Bafana in the AFCON qualifiers was due to wrong tactical formation, adding that the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun would be more tactical. “The formation used by Rohr during the AFCON qualifier against South Africa is wrong tactics. He cannot use a supporting striker as an arrow head when using 4-3-3. “Rohr should know that Kelechi Iheanacho cannot spearhead attack, that is not his role and that is why he is roaming about during the match against South Africa without a shot at goal. “I want them to sit down and analyse the match themselves, that system is faulty because most teams can now predict the formation. If we use that selection and tactics, we will be embarrassed. “Rohr should align with the modern tactics of play rather than stick with the old play which will not benefit us. We are too predictable now. Disu said that the players at the disposal of Rohr were good enough to accommodate another formation which was less probable to opposing teams. “We cannot continue to use the 4-3-3 formation, it’s outdated and counterproductive. We should rather play 4-2-3-1 which is far better for the defenders. “The players determine the system and not the system that determines the players. It is better to have two defensive midfielders in front of the defenders, maybe if there is an overlapping one. “Playing 4-3-2-1 formation also means that we need intimidating strikers like the late Rashidi Yekini to torment the opposing teams. We have Gbolahan Salami before but I don’t know if he is not called. “The lone striker may be very tall and strong to hold the ball up as his midfielders while full-backs join him in attack. The striker could also be very fast.

England Goalie Hart sympathies with Ikeme in hospital over leukaemia disease

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England and Manchester City goalkeeper, Joe Hart, paid a visit to Super Eagles and Wolverhampton Wanderers shot stopper, Carl Ikeme in hospital where he is being treated for acute leukaemia.

Last week Thursday, Wolve announced on their official website that Ikeme returned “abnormal blood tests” during pre-season testing and further checks confirmed the diagnosis.

According to expressandstar.com, following the sad news, Hart who could depart City in the current transfer window, was the latest football star to show his support by visiting the Nigeria international.

Former Bulgaria and Aston Villa star, Stiliyan Petrov who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012 but successfully battled the disease, also made a trip to see Ikeme over the weekend.

On Tuesday, Wolves confirmed that Ikeme will retain his No.1 jersey for the 2017/2018 season despite his battles against leukaemia.

 

Ex-Sunderland Striker, Victor Anichebe joins Mikel in China

Image result for Victor AnichebeFormer Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion and Everton striker, Victor Anichebe, is the latest ex- Premier League star and Nigerian footballer to make a big-money move to China after completing his transfer to Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises Group FC.
The club manager Gao Hongbo made the announcement at a recent press conference.
“We are delighted with the signing of Victor, who played in the Premier League,”
“It’s a positive development for our whole club.
“Victor hasn’t trained on the pitch since the Premier League season ended, so it may take a while for him to integrate into our team. We have to be patient.”
The 29-year-old football star was released by Sunderland following their relegation from the Premier League.
Anichebe joined the Black Cats on a short-term contract as a free agent last September, but his brief spell at the Stadium of Light was frustrated with knee and hamstring injuries.
He scored just three goals in 19 appearances and was not offered a new contract at the end of the season.
Details of the mouth-watering deal are yet to be revealed. The striker has now joined Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and Brown Ideye among the few Nigerians playing in China.

Super Eagle player, Ahmed Musa gets chieftaincy title

Reports reaching us have it that Super Eagles player, Ahmed Musa has bagged a chieftaincy title in Kano State.

The Association of the Northern Nigerian students honoured the Leicester City forward. He was turbaned  as the Jagaban Matasan on Thursday, June 15, 2017 during the commissioning of his Sports and fitness center in Kano state.

It was a very eventful moment as the ocassion was attended by the chairman of Kano state sports commission, Ibrahim Galadima among other dignitaries.

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Trending: I’m Now A Happy Man After My Second Marriage -Ahmed Musa

MusaSuper Eagles and Leicester City winger Ahmed Musa says he has found happiness once again after marrying a second wife.

Musa, 24, divorced his wife of  four years and mother of his two kids, Jamila, before marrying a new wife in Juliet Adeh last month.

Musa told said that he is  once again happy as a married man.

“Marriage is not new to me but I believe it was a right move to make when I did,” Musa told Completesportsnigeria.com.

“The past remains in the past.

“I’m happy now and I think well and I can focus on my game which suffered a bit.”

Musa  struggled in his first season in the Premier League, scoring four goals in 32 appearances Leicester in all competitions.

Read more at http://www.completesportsnigeria.com/musa-im-now-happy-man-second-marriage/#sYVegwCrRRlYvH75.99

Military man slumps, dies after watching Super Eagles’ match

Image result for Super EaglesIt has been reported that a retired soldier of the Nigerian Army, identified as Joseph Oloruntoju, slumped and died on Saturday after watching the Nation’s Cup qualifier between Nigeria and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

The Super Eagles lost 2-0 to the South African side.

Oloruntoju, who was said to have retired from the army as a sergeant, reportedly left his residence at Ajipowo area of Akure and went to the Owena Army Barracks to watch the match along with his friends.

A source described the deceased as an ardent lover of Nigerian football, adding that he slumped shortly after the Eagles conceded the second goal.

He was reportedly rushed to an undisclosed private hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The Public Relations Officer of the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Akure, Captain Ojo Adelegan, who confirmed the incident, said the man slumped in the barracks, but was not watching football in the barracks.

He said, “He is a retired sergeant. He  has a shop at our mammy market (in the barracks).

“It was discovered that his blood pressure was overshot. It was while our doctors were saving his life that he gave up the ghost. “

Super Eagles will win against Bafana -Onazi

Image result for Ogenyi OnaziNigeria Super Eagles and Trabzonspor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has played down the absence of the pair of John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, insisting that the Super Eagles will not settle less for a victory against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

Mikel ans Moses were left out of the squad for the game due to various reasons.

 Mikel is still recuperating from the abdominal injury that has kept him out of action for eight weeks, while Moses will undergo a toe surgery in the coming weeks.

Onazi said that he was not under any pressure to lead the team out against  South Africa, but focused on leading the team to victory on Saturday.

“I understand the fact that Victor Moses and Mikel Obi are not here, but as the stand-in skipper, my aim is to lead my teammates to victory on Saturday,” Onazi told Completesportnigeria.com.

“I was there in 2014 when the team drew 2-2 against South Africa. That will not happen on Saturday.”

 

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