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What Super Eagles can do to qualify

Image result for super eaglesDespite losing their first game against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr believes his wards can still qualify for the round of 16. Nigerians and virtually all the Super Eagles fans were livid on Saturday, June 16, with how Croatia defeated Nigeria 2-0 to go top of Group D at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Gernot Rohr who is currently facing serious criticisms from fans because of the defeat to Croatia believes his boys can redeem themselves by beating Iceland and Argentina.

‘’Everything is possible in football, it’s important to make at least four points if we want to qualify for the next round of this championship. “We are only a point behind for the moment, nothing is lost and all is in our hands. Let’s be positive, we have the youngest team at the World Cup, let them learn and try to do better. “We saw Iceland have a good game against Argentina, a very strong team, but we can also do better than what we did. “We have to win against Iceland but all is possible still. If we win the next game all is possible for qualification,” Gernot Rohr told Journalists in Russia Read more: https://www.naija.ng/1175652-gernot-rohr-believes-nigeria-qualify-16-russia-2018.html?utm_source=mailfire&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=reaction_pusher#1175652

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Moses wins NFF player of the year award

Image result for Victor MosesDespite loosing CAF and BBC African Player of the year to Mo Sallah of Egypt, Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses in Lagos on Monday emerged as  the maiden Aiteo/NFF Awards Player of the Year winner.

Nigeria  star won the crown ahead of his Super Eagles’ teammate Wilfred Ndidi and  Lobi  Stars forward Anthony Okpotu.

 Reigning African Women’s Player of the Year Asisat Oshoala won the women’s version.

Enyimba left-back Ikouwem Udoh beat Nura Mohammed and Stephen Odey to the Young Player of the Year for men and Falconets striker Rasheedat Ajibade beat Anam Imo and Gift Monday to win the Young Player of the Year for women.

Former Falcons star Ann Chiejine won the Women’s Coach of the Year beating Edwin Okon and Whyte Ogbonna,  while Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye won the Men’s Coach of the Year award  ahead of Abdu Maikaba of Akwa United and MFM’s Fidelis Ilechukwu.

MFM’s Sikiru Olatunbosun won the Goal of the Year while Remo Stars won the Fair Play award. The Development award was given to Channels Sports for their contribution to the development of the game at the grassroots. The Platinum award was presented  to  FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

The Nigerian Legends 11 is  made up of Chiejine, Felix Owolabi, Austin Eguavoen, Christian Chukwu, Uche Okechukwu, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha, Segun Odegbami, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Thompson Usiyen and Mercy Akide-Udoh.

Victor Moses put smiles on Nigerians ahead Russia World Cup after scoring yesterday

Moses On Target, Hazard Stars As Chelsea Dismiss West BromLots of Nigeria football lovers were very delighted with Nigerian star Victor Moses who scored on his 209th Premier League appearance as he  Chelsea put behind them their recent struggles by thrashing West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at the Stamford Bridge on Monday.

It was Moses’ second league goal of the season in what was his 20th Premier League appearance for the West London club this term.

The former Wigan Athletic star was involved from start to finish in the game.

Arsenal Advance Past Chelsea Into Carabao Cup Final

Iwobi, Moses In Action As Arsenal Advance Past Chelsea Into Carabao Cup FinalArsenal have qualified for the final of this season’s Carabao Cup after defeating Chelsea 2-1 in the second leg semi-final at the Emirates on Wednesday night.

Arsenal won 2-1 on aggregate after the first leg ended 0-0 at Stamford Bridge weeks ago.

Super Eagles duo Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses started for Arsenal and Chelsea respectively before both players were replaced in the second half.

An own goal by Antonio Rudiger and a Granit Xhaka strike saw Arsenal seal the nervy win over Chelsea who took the lead through Eden Hazard.

The last time Arsenal played in the League Cup final was in 2011 when they lost 2-1 to Birmingham City.

Arsenal will face Manchester City in the final which will be played on 25 February 2018 at Wembley Stadium .

Chelsea thought they had gone ahead on five minutes but Pedro Rodriguez’s header was correctly ruled out for offside after the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

In the seventh minute, Chelsea went 1-0 up through Hazard who raced on to Pedro’s pass before shooting past David Ospina with a left-footed strike.

Arsenal went close to equalising in the 10th minute but Willy Caballero stopped Jack Wilshere’s initial effort before also denying Monreal from converting the rebound.

In the 12th minute, Arsenal were back on level terms as Monreal’s header from a corner came off Marcos Alonso before reflecting off Rudiger and ending inside the net.

Chelsea were forced into an early change as Willian went off with a hamstring injury and was replaced by new signing Ross Barkley who was brought on for his debut for the Blues.

With 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Arsenal were awarded a free-kick in a decent position but Granit Xhaka’s effort took a deflection before going off target.

On the stroke of half time, Mesut Ozil had a chance to put Arsenal ahead following a pass from Wilshere only to see his shot take a deflection off Andreas Christensen and go inches off the post.

In the early part of the second half, Arsenal were on top possession wise but Hazard took off in his trade mark runs but was excellently stopped with a sliding tackle by Laurent Koscielny.

In the 60th minute, Arsenal went 2-1 up thanks to Xhaka who poked home after Alexandre Lacazette’s cross took a hefty deflection.

Arsenal should have extended their lead in the 77th minute through Iwobi but the Nigerian was denied by Caballero.

Few minutes later Alonso brought down Davide Zappacosta’s cross and hit a volley which was blocked by Hector Bellerin.

And in the 88th minute Chelsea won a free-kick after Barkley was tripped around 30 yards from goal but Alonso’s effort went off target.

Mikel, Moses, Iwobi will be Super Eagles deadly players at World Cup 2018

Benjani: Mikel, Moses, Iwobi Will Be Nigeria’s Key Players At Russia 2018Former Zimbabwe striker Benjani Nwaruwari believes getting the best out of the trio of Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses will play a key role in Nigeria’s aspiration of having a good outing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The three players were instrumental in the Super Eagles’ qualification for Russia 2018.

Captain Mikel led by example and scored crucial goals against African giants Algeria and Cameroon.

Chelsea wing-back Moses netted four times in four qualifying games to prove his importance in the team, while Iwobi who plays in the English Premier League for Arsenal hit the back of the net twice, including the decisive winning goal against Zambia.

Benjani who had stints with clubs in France, England and South Africa during his active days stated that the three players are the Eagles’ key men.

“The Super Eagles have a lot of good players in their team but I believe Mikel, Iwobi and Moses are the most important players in the side,” the former Portsmouth and Manchester City star told Completesportsnigeria.com.

“They will be crucial to whatever Nigeria achieve in Russia and it will important for the coach (Gernot Rohr) to get the best out of them.

“If they hit top form in Russia, then I believe the Super Eagles will go far in the competition.”

Football: Moses ‘Disappointed’ Over Chelsea Draw Vs Atletico Madrid

Image result for Victor MosesSuper Eagles forward Victor Moses has expressed his disappointment that Chelsea could only settle for a share of the spoils against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge in their final Group C UEFA Champions League game on Tuesday.

Chelsea had to come from behind to force a 1-1 draw against Atletico who dropped into the Europa League.

After a goalless first half, Atletico took the lead in the 56th minute through Saul Niguez.

But with 15 minutes remaining, an own goal by Stefan Savic drew Chelsea level.

Following the draw, Chelsea finished on 11 points, same points as AS Roma but finished second behind the Serie A club on goals difference.

Moses who was in action for 90 minutes in the game, praised his teammates for their fighting spirit.

“Disappointed to not take all three points but we never stop fighting,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

NFF campaigns for fans to vote for Victor Moses as BBC African football player of the year

Image result for Victor MosesNigeria Football Fedration has started campaigning for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea FC forward, Victor Moses who was nominated for the 2017 BBC African football player of the year.

The football authority house announced this via their Instagram handle @thenffofficial that Nigerian and football fans all over the world should vote for the  player.
He’s nominated alongside Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is making list for the fifth consecutive time, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is nominated for the third time while Moses, Guinean Naby Keita and Mohammed Salah of Egypt made the shortlist for the first time.
The winner of this year’s award will be announced on Monday 11 December.

See the other nominees below;

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

Naby Keita (RB Leipzig)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Victor Moses (Chelsea)

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

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