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NFF Drops Super Eagles 25 Man Provisional List For AFCON

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has released the provisional 25-man list to play for the super eagles at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt (AFCON).

Nigeria has been placed in Group B, alongside Madagascar, Burundi and Guinea.

Francis Uzoho is set to retain his no.1 spot in the team, while he is backed up by Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi.

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In defence, on-loan Torino full-back, Ola Aina, heads the list. Shehu Abdullahi, Chidozie Awaziem, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Kenneth Omeruo, James Collins and Seun Ajayi made the squad.

Nigeria went with a 4-man midfield of captain, John Mikel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and John Ogu.

In attack; Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Kalu, Paul Onuachu, Samuel Chukwueze and Kelechi Iheanacho completes the squad.

On the standby list: Theophilus Afelokhai, Bryan Idowu, Valentine Ozornwafor, Mikel Agu, Junior Ajayi, and Utim Ikouwem.

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3 Comments

  1. chinedu

    May 15, 2019 at 5:47 am

    why not including adimora lukman

  2. danjuma

    May 15, 2019 at 9:04 am

    I think this list is incomplete without Ikechukwu azubuike of caykur rizespor of turkey,he has been so outstanding in and out.his name on news always

  3. Abiodun

    May 16, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I want Daniel Akpeyi out of the squad Theophilus Afelokhai,

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Premier League Reveals When Fans Will Return To Stadium

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The Premier League has said it is optimistic that “we will see fans back in the stadiums next season”. However, the crowds are likely to return “on a phased basis”.

Football will resume on June 17, following a three-month shut down because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Games will be played behind closed doors at venues yet to be decided.

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters, said: “No one knows when matches will move away from the behind-closed-doors model and it is right to have contingency plans in place, but there is optimism at the Premier League and at clubs that we will see fans back in the stadiums next season and it may happen on a phased basis.

Masters also disclosed that some of the remaining matches in this season’s competition could be played at neutral venues. However, a decision on that will be reached by the end of next week.

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English Premier League Set To Resume June 17

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The English Premier League (EPL) season is set to resume on June 17, with games between Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United.

According to reports, the matches are the two games in hand before a complete fixture list would then be played from June 19 to 21.

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Recall that on Wednesday, all the 20 clubs in the league vote unanimously to begin contact training.

Germany’s Bundesliga resumed earlier this month and La Liga in Spain hopes to return from June 11.

No matches have been played since Leicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on March 9.

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Man Utd Manager, Solskjaer Hopes Ighalo Will Stay With Team

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he hopes January signing, Odion Ighalo will stay at the club should the Premier League season restart next month.

Former Super Eagles forward, Ighalo, was signed from the Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January, but his short-term deal expires at the end of May.

Despite United’s interest in extending Ighalo’s stay, Shanghai is reportedly keen for him to return to China for the start of their season.

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“The loan deal went to the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to be going back,” Solskjaer said.

“We’re in dialogue and hopefully (he can stay). They’ve been great towards us, his club, and allow him to play for his dream club. It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish off what he started, maybe with a trophy or two. But at the moment nothing’s been agreed yet. Their league is going to start soon so we are just waiting to see.”

Ighalo scored four goals in three starts and made eight appearances in total for United.

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