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CAF names Kanu, Drogba, Eto’o seven legends as Ambassadors

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The Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) has picked seven legends as envoys for the looming Total Africa Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019.

Afcon 2019: CAF names seven legends as Ambassadors

CAF has named Mahmoud El Khateeb (Egypt), Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba (Both Cote d’Ivoire), Rabeh Madjer (Algeria), Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria) and El Hadji Diouf (Senegal) as envoys for the mainland’s leader rivalry, that commences on 21 June 2019 and keeps going till 19 July 2019 in the Egyptian urban areas of Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia and Suez.

Mahmoud El Khateeb

Positioned among the best African players ever, El Khateeb was the primary Egyptian to win African Player of the Year in 1983. “Bibo” as he is affectionately called among Egyptian supporters won the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt at home in 1986.

Samuel Eto’o

Eto’o is generally viewed as the best player ever of. A four-time CAF Player of the Year (2003,2004,2005 and 2010), he likewise won the Africa Cup of Nations with Cameroon in 2000 and 2002.

Yaya Toure

The Ivorian implementer positions among the best in his local, Africa and rest of the world. Toure was delegated CAF Player of the Year for a remarkable multiple times in succession (2011, 2012, 2013 &2014), and eventually managing Cote d’Ivoire to the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015.

Didier Drogba

Double cross CAF Player of the Year – 2006 and 2009, Drogba positions among the preeminent advances of his age. Other than triumphs at club level, he showed up in five AFCONS (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013) achieving the last in 2006 and 2012.

Rabeh Madjer

Madjer was a piece of the squad that won Algeria’s AFCON title, 1990 on home soil. He is venerated by all and is acclaimed for his spell with Portuguese side Porto. He likewise won the Ballon d’or Africain in 1987.

Nwankwo Kanu

‘Papilo’ as he is affectionately called included six AFCON versions from 2000 to 2010. The feature of his vocation was his crowning ceremony as CAF Player of the Year in 1996 and 1999.

El Hadji Diouf

He remains the main Senegalese to have been delegated CAF Player of the Year, enriched in 2001 and 2002. Diouf was a key individual from the Teranga Lions brilliant age that stood out as truly newsworthy over the world in the mid 2000’s.

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

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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

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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

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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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