By Olusegun Odegbami
Following the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for AFCON 2015 the call for Stephen Keshi’s removal as Manager of the team has been strident.
The social media is saturated with calls for his voluntary ‘resignation’ or sack. In this cacophony of opinions the public forgets that even though his contract with the team expired with the end of the World Cup in July 2014, it has not been renewed. So, there is nothing to resign from, or any imminent sack to be executed!
Out of contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has replied to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over talks of a foreign It’s a known fact that president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick is hell bent on getting a foreign coach for the Eagles and was close to doing so after axing Keshi, if not for the intervention of the country’s president.
Dolphins FC forward, Emem Eduok, was gutted that the Pride of Rivers failed to win the 2014 Federation Cup.
Stanley Eguma’s charges failed to make the most of possession and crashed 2-1 to Enyimba International at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Sunday.
Sponsor of Nigerian national teams, Globacom, has congratulated two-time African Champions, Enyimba Football Club of Aba for winning the 2014 Federation Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Sunday.
Enyimba Football Club, defeated Dolphins Football Club of Port Harcourt 2-1 in an enthralling encounter to cart away their fourth Federation Cup title.
Joel Obi has praised Inter Milan manager, Roberto Mancini, for playing him in his ideal position during their 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Sunday night.
The game saw Obi occupying a somewhat different role than he is usually accustomed to, as he was part of a central midfield trio along with Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Fredy Guarin, just behind Mateo Kovacic.
Former Nigeria international, Garba Lawal believes that Stephen Keshi needs to accept full responsibility for the team’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria were able to salvage a 2-2 draw against South Africa in Uyo on Sunday, but Lawal had suggested that the national team was not deserving of a win, adding that it was actually fortunate to have escaped with a draw.
All roads would lead to the indoor sports complex of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos once again beginning from December 1st to 6th 2014 as the grand finale of the 16th edition of the Nestlé MILO Secondary Schools Basketball kicks off.
The event which was put off temporarily on the wake of the dreaded Ebola outbreak in the country earlier in the year would come alive again according to the organisers of the epoch event.
Enyimba goalkeeper, Femi Thomas has said his team have now shifted their focus on winning next year’s CAF Champions League after they landed a fourth Federation Cup Sunday.
Enyimba secured the Champions League slot after they finished second in the league behind Kano Pillars and Thomas said he believes Enyimba are still the best club in Nigeria and they will prove that by winning a third CAF Champions League trophy next year.
Brendan Rodgers admitted that he could not expect Liverpool owner, John W Henry to stick with him indefinitely after the manager saw his team fall to their sixth league defeat of the season – their worst start to a campaign since 1992-93.
Crystal Palace came from behind to beat Liverpool 3-1 at Selhurst Park after Rickie Lambert had scored his first Liverpool goal within the first two minutes.
Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed talk of City being in for Lionel Messi as “rumours”.
Reports in Spain suggest that the little Argentine wizard is ready to leave Barcelona, unhappy at threats he will be prosecuted for an alleged tax fraud.