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AFCON 2019: There are no easy matches for us, we never underrate anybody – Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says



Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he is careful about the two debutant groups in the Super Eagles’ gathering at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria have drawn Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi in Group B – with the last two showing up at these recently extended finals.

“It’s great to see new nations, with the excitement that they can convey to this African Cup of Nations,” Rohr said.

“Madagascar, I know them great – my better half is from Madagascar,” the mentor included.

“There are no simple counterparts for us, we never underestimate anyone. Be that as it may, I trust we can leave this gathering and go beyond what many would consider possible,” said Rohr, who additionally lauded Burundi for the manner in which they expelled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon in the qualifiers.

Rohr said he was hoping to play neighborly matches against two genuine contenders for the title, Senegal and Ghana, in the keep running up to the competition.

Guinea mentor Paul Put additionally proposed that Burundi and Madagascar would exhibit a conceivable issue in their gathering.

“I know from my time with Burkina Faso [who he took to the last against Nigeria in 2013] that outcasts can go far, so we must be cautious,” the Guinea mentor revealed to BBC Sport.

“It’s constantly troublesome with pariahs who have nothing to lose. Our focus must be up there.”

Morocco mentor Herve Renard says one more gathering with his previous group Ivory Coast is an “exceptional diversion” for him.

The man who drove the Elephants to Nation Cup magnificence will take on his previous charges for the third time in the same number of years, after the attract was made Cairo on Friday night.

South Africa and Namibia complete their pool, yet it is the gathering between the Atlas Lions and Ivory Coast on 26th June which draws in most consideration in Group D.

“Once again!” Renard shouted as the draw set up the opposite sides together for the third time in succession, after the two were likewise attracted together the 2017 Nations Cup and 2018 World Cup qualifying efforts.

In any case, Renard said that Morocco, after their Russia 2018 experience, were going to the Nations Cup with “desire” to add to their one mainland crown – and for that they would need to focus on the entirety of their rivals.

Egypt’s associate mentor, Hany Ramzy, said after the draw that the Pharaohs were “agreeable” with their pool, which pits them against DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in Group A.

“We are certain, we are here in our property with the supporters behind us, so we need to endeavor to achieve the last.”

Discussing the opening amusement against Zimbabwe, positioned in excess of 50 puts underneath them, he recognized that the Warriors will at present represent a test to the host country.

“Whoever you play against, the opening diversion will be intense, yet I figure we can win the match.

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Carlo Ancelotti left Everton to become head coach of Real Madrid for a second time




The 61-year-old Italian, who oversaw Real Madrid for a very long time somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2015, has left Everton following year and a half in control at Goodison Park.

He succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real and the move leaves Everton looking for a 6th perpetual supervisor in five years.

Ancelotti has marked a three-year bargain at Real and said the move addressed “an unforeseen chance”.

He added: “I have total regard for everybody related with Everton and expectation they can accomplish the energizing chances they have before them.

“While I have appreciated being at Everton I have been given a startling chance which I accept is the correct move for me and my family as of now.”

Genuine will introduce Ancelotti to the media on Wednesday, while Everton said they “will start the way toward selecting another supervisor right away”.

Everton will have been left paralyzed by the speed of advancements just now as proprietor Farhad Moshiri’s “Hollywood” chief leaves.

Ancelotti’s appearance was viewed as a genuine upset by Moshiri, convincing one of the game’s generally enriched and regarded figures to come to Merseyside to reestablish Everton to previous wonders.

The 61-year-old’s rule has been a mishmash with loathsome home structure offset by results like their first success over Liverpool at Anfield since 1999 – in any case a tenth spot finish in his first full season was a failure.

Ancelotti, in any case, was as yet held in immense respect by Everton allies, who have been left sharply disillusioned by his choice to withdraw.

The fierce truth is that for all Moshiri’s money and aspiration, Everton actually can’t view themselves as anyplace close to the first class, which consistently makes them helpless against clubs, for example, Real Madrid setting sights on their prize resources.

The typical suspects are being connected, for example, Eddie Howe after he turned down Celtic, previous Wolves supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo and ex-Everton manager David Moyes – albeit that is probably not going to occur after he verbally concurred a three-year bargain at West Ham in the wake of bringing them into Europe. Moshiri, however, is something of a special case and may have thoughts of his own.

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Ahmed Musa to play without monthly salary at Kano Pillars




Ahmed Musa won’t be paid in his short stretch at Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Premier Football League.

Musa, 28, finished paperwork for the four-time Nigerian heroes under the Elite Players Program of the League Management Company, which urges top Nigerian internationals to play for neighborhood clubs.

As indicated by LMC manager Shehu Dikko, the program works twoly.

A club can distinguish and sign such players, or the LMC itself can sign the player and appoint them to a club of their decision.

It was the last for Musa.

“We addressed him about returning home to play, and as somebody who is consistently prepared to offer in return, he didn’t stop for a second,” Dikko told ESPN.

“When the arrangement was marked, the decision of which club to play for was up to him. Various clubs needed him. We put everything before him and he settled on the choice to go to Kano Pillars.”

Musa has been a free specialist since October 2020, when he left Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with whom he won the Saudi Pro League title and Super Cup in the wake of going along with them from Leicester City in 2018.

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Super Eagle Teslim Balogun Stadium Training Camp Adhere To COVID-19 Protocols Ahead Of Lesotho Clash





The Super Eagles will hold their last exercise at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos on Monday evening, beginning from 1800 hours.

Their last instructional meeting which will be administered by director Gernot Rohr is available to the media for just the initial fifteen minutes, at that point everybody will be compelled to leave the arena.

No columnist will be permitted into the arena when the Lesotho public group have a vibe of the Teslim Balogun Stadium turf because of COVID-19 conventions set up.

Besides, there will be no authority pre-match public interview because of the Covid pandemic.

The Super Eagles players and authorities were up toward the end of last night since they had to go to an occasion out of appreciation for Nigerian Federation president Amaju Pinnick following his political decision into the esteemed FIFA board.

Nigeria are ensured to top Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers paying little heed to the result of their last match against Lesotho as they are as of now on 11 focuses, four more than the Republic of Benin, who are second in the standings.

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