Former Super Eagles Coach, Bonfrere Jo
A former Super Eagles Coach, Johannes Bonfrere, has warned Nigeria against the continued change of formation as she prepares for the World Cup tournament in Russia, according to Channels TV.
Bonfrere who lead Nigeria to win Gold in the 1996 Olympics in the United States of America, stated this during his appearance on Sport Tonight, which aired on Channels Television.
“You cannot play today 4-4-2, tomorrow 4-3-3 and next week 5-4-1. That is not possible, a team cannot do this,” he said on Tuesday.
To Bonfrere, the continued change of the formation, especially while the Super Eagles, are bound to face Croatia in the Group D stage of the global competition.
He added, “You cannot change the system (of formation). If you can change the system (of formation), then you have one of the best football team.
“Nigeria has a system at this moment which they (the players) don’t understand to play. But Croatia is playing the system even when they played against Brazil.
“Though they lost to Brazil, they still played a system. Nigeria is changing and changing the system. Up till now, the player does not know what or where he must play and that can be a big problem against Croatia.”
While expressing dismay that the national teams had yet to show signs of improvements in their international friendly matches against England and Croatia, he is however optimistic that they would improve Saturday’s clash against Croatia.
This is when England’s Three Lions beat Super Eagles 2-1 in a pre-2018 FIFA World Cup friendly on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium in London on June 2.
Four days later, Nigeria suffered another defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic in Austria in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup.
Despite this defeat, Bonfrere believes that the Coach, Gernot Rohr, can still draw lessons from the previous matches and spur in the Eagles to victory.
He stated further, “The Super Eagles can make it out of the group (Group D involving Croatia, Argentina and Iceland) if they start to build up their team and if they tell each player what he must play, what kind of system he must play, but they have never done it on the training or in the friendly games.
“If you can change the system with your playing team, then you have one of the best playing football teams.”
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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt
Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.
An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.
According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.
The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.
Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.
He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.
He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.
Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin
The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.
They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.
Lagos Govt To Shutdown Markets Violating Social Distancing Order
The Lagos State Government has threatened to shut down markets in the State violating the social distancing order.
The Corps Marshal, Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), Gbemisola Akinpelu, gave the warning on Monday at the Command Headquarters in the Oshodi area of the state.
In a statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of LAGESC, Adebayo Kehinde noted that the order is coming from the State Ministry of Environment.
He reiterated the commitment of the agency to monitor markets across the state to ensure that the directive of the government is being adhered to strictly.
He urged the traders to maintain environmental cleanliness around the markets and stop trading on road setbacks and drainage.
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