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FIFA U17 World Cup: Nigerians react to Golden Eaglets’ loss to Netherland



Nigeria have reacted to Golden Eaglets’ elimination from the ongoing FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil, following a 3-1 defeat to the Netherlands in a Round of 16 game.

Recall that Sontje Hansen netted a hat-trick, to send Manu Garba’s boys out of the competition.

The Golden Eaglets conceded the first goal at the fourth minute of play, but equalized in the 12th minute through Olakunle Olusegun.

Three minutes later, Hansen restored the Oranje’s lead with his second goal of the night.

Nigeria failed to find another equalizer, before the Ajax youngster sealed victory for his team from the spot with 10 minutes left.

In reaction, some Nigerians have expressed sadness over the outcome of the game, while a few numbers of citizens were either indifferent or positive in spite of the Golden Eaglets’ exit from the tournament.

Here are some reactions gathered from Twitter:

@manicsis: “I think that deserved result is 2:2/3:3.Nigeria was clearly better, that was quite lucky win by the Dutch side.”

@wade_molony: “Unbelievable experience with a great group of players and staff. Thanks Brazil for the hosting.”

@Boluwatifepays: “Just Imagine this Manu Garba ‘s U17 defense… This is what you get when you pack monkey post players to world cup.”

@Ike_Grandeur: “When I saw the list of Nigeria players in this under 17 World Cup and the lineup for the Netherland match I laughed and wished them well. And now they have crashed out, that’s what you got when you relegated merit for favoritism.”

@deejayskillz: “The coach killed that team.. So many good players in that team, but he keeps using stupid formation and playing risk… #U17WC.”

@AfolabiSmith: “I regret wasting my time to watch them this boring game.”

@dat_teewhy: “Stayed up this late to watch your boys play nonsense and I have to be in the office by 9am. May God judge you this inexperienced piece of shit.”

@fybloom, “I no know who send me work. Stayed up all night to watch such horrific display of football by the golden eaglets of Nigeria against Holland. They beat us because their coach was miles better than ours, period! Shameless things: Una younger brothers beat Una anyhow. Shior!

@Okey2blac: “I strongly disagree, these guys can go ahead and have successful careers in football. Uzoho who was a ‘bench wormer’ at #U17WC is a mainstay in the @NGSuperEagles today while Iheanacho who shone like a million stars in same #U17WC is currently struggling to make the team.”

@mallamshehumik1: “Nigeria can’t win once putting on this Jersey on.”

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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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