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Trio of Super Eagles Players That May Miss The 2019 AFCON



These players are either playing very well right now at their European clubs and are normally expected to make the cut for the AFCON in Egypt or have been in the group for a significant timeframe to be viewed as a portion of the head mentor’s preferred players.

Izuchukwu Okosi investigates these Super Eagles trio following Rohr’s choice not to stretch out solicitations to new players who have never played under his supervision.

  1. Mikel Agu

Disagreeable with the greater part of the Nigerian fans, Mikel Agu has played only 15 alliance recreations for Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal this season chalking up a sum of 1,319 minutes of playing time.

The guarded midfielder who has scored once and has been yellow checked twice at his club this season was seemingly the best player when the Eagles played against Uganda in a well disposed at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba in November 2018.

The battle for guarded midfield positions in the Super Eagles will be an intriguing one as just Wilfred Ndidi (notwithstanding any unexpected circumstances – John Mikel Obi plays as assaulting midfielder for Nigeria) is maybe the main player in that position who is nearly ensured a spot in the group.

Mikel Agu has been on the sidelines since February 3 in the wake of enduring muscle damage.

  1. Samuel Chukwueze

Villarreal of Spain winger Samuel Chukwueze has been in spectacular structure for the Yellow Submarine this season notwithstanding their playing with transfer. He has scored five objectives in 22 class appearances with 1,359 minutes played.

Presently the Spanish side are in sixteenth position in the La Liga table and are out of risk at any rate until further notice.

The previous Golden Eaglets star who was an individual from the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winning group in Chile where he was decreed as the third best player is relied upon to be in the Super Eagles group for the AFCON in Egypt but on the other hand is being considered for the Nigeria U-20 side who will take an interest in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland between May 23 and June 15, 2019 as he is still inside as far as possible in an offer to include a touch of star residue to the Flying Eagles squad.

  1. Semi Ajayi

Rotherham United’s Semi Ajayi is the glad holder of the EFL Championship Player of the Month grant for March 2019.

From his guarded midfield position (he began the season as a focal protector) he has scored seven group objectives in 44 Championship amusements up until this point. He has begun in the sum total of what and has been subbed off just once!

Ajayi’s hard working attitudes is extraordinary however his style of play and introduction may neutralize him in an African competition.

Izuchukwu Okosi

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CAS reduced Samson Siasia’s football life ban to five years




CAS claimed that a match-fixer attempted to include Siasia as a club mentor under his (fixer’s) severe mandates in 2010. It was affirmed that he was guaranteed work benefits on the off chance that he handled a few players heavily influenced by the match-fixer.

As per CAS, dealings between the match-fixer and Siasia about the terms of work were completed by email for a very long time, yet the arrangement fell after the anonymous club neglected to acknowledge the previous Flying Eagles gaffer’s solicitations.

53-year-old Siasia who was given a daily existence boycott for tolerating to “get pay-offs corresponding to the control of matches”, had anyway denied the charge and advanced the authorization.

CAS which reported on Monday, June 21 that it has decreased the existence boycott to 5 years, added that it’s anything but a fine of $5000 forced on the previous Nigerian striker by FIFA and predated the existence restriction to start from 16 August 2019.

The assertion read;

“We decided the inconvenience of a daily existence boycott be unbalanced for a first offense which was submitted inactively and which had not had an unfavorable or prompt impact on football partners, and that a five-year boycott would, in any case, accomplish the conceived point of rebuffing the encroachment submitted by Mr. Siasia.

“(Cas) recognized the requirement for assents to be adequately sufficiently high to kill pay off and particularly match-fixing in football.

“Nonetheless, the Panel considered in the specific conditions of this matter that it would be unseemly and unnecessary to force a monetary approval notwithstanding the five-year boycott since the boycott authorize effectively consolidated a monetary discipline in wiping out football as a wellspring of income for Mr. Siasia.

“Also, taking into account that Mr. Siasia had not gotten any addition or monetary advantage from his unscrupulous conduct.”

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Chelsea player and defender, Fikayo Tomori will finish move to AC Milan by July




Chelsea player and defender, Fikayo Tomori will finish a £25m move to AC Milan on July 1, following an advance spell with the Italian club.

Milan affirmed the middle back has marked an agreement until June 2025 after they took up the alternative to purchase the 23-year-old.

Tomori had been at Milan since January and assisted them with qualifying the Champions League by completing second in Serie A.

Recently Milan had held discussions with Chelsea trying to bring down the concurred £25m expense however the Premier League club declined, as indicated by Sky in Italy.

The 23-year-old England International showed up at Milan, scoring once against Juventus, as he supplanted club chief Alessio Romagnoli.

Before his advance move the Chelsea foundation graduate Tomori showed up in the 2020-21 season under past Blues manager Frank Lampard.

Affirming his takeoff on Thursday June 17, Chelsea said: “Chelsea is appreciative to Fikayo for his commitments at the club, from youth level to men’s first-group crew, and wishes him the absolute best in his future vocation.”

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CAF has deferred the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draw




Africa’s football overseeing body CAF has deferred the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations draw.

This was reported in a proclamation delivered on CAF’s true site on Sunday.

The draw was planned for June 25 in Yaounde, the capital city of the competition’s host country.

Be that as it may, on Sunday, CAF said the deferment was because of “strategic reasons identified with the Covid-19 pandemic” and another date would be reported at the appointed time.

“In line with CAF, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has consented to defer the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 last draw for strategic reasons identified with the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The draw was at first booked for 25 June 2021 and another date will be declared at the appropriate time.

“CAF keeps on cooperating with its accomplices, the Cameroon government and the LOC with the goal of making theTotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a fruitful occasion and an incredible festival of African football.”

It woule be reviewed that the 2021 AFCON has effectively been returned a year due to the pandemic.

CAF a month ago delayed the resumption of the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which had been booked for the initial a long time of June, accusing the Covid-19 pandemic.

The gathering period of African qualifiers for the World Cup is presently because of start in September.

The Super Eagles will be one of the 24 nations that will take part at the following year’s AFCON.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has reported the deferment of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations attract because of ‘strategic relations identified with the Covid’.

Following the finish of the capability round in March with 24 nations affirmed for the following year’s competition in Cameroon, the gathering stage draw was first made arrangements for June 25 in the host country.

Notwithstanding, qualified groups will presently need to trust that another date will know their destiny in the rivalry after the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee acknowledged Caf’s solicitation for rescheduling.

“In line with Caf, the Cameroon Local Organizing Committee (LOC) has consented to delay the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 last draw for calculated reasons identified with the Covid-19 pandemic,” the assertion read on Caf’s site.

The draw was at first booked for 25 June 2021 and another date will be reported at the appointed time.

“Caf keeps on cooperating with its accomplices, the Cameroon government and the LOC with the goal of making the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 a fruitful occasion and an incredible festival of African football.”

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations will start from January 9 to February 6 with six arenas set to have the games across five urban communities in Cameroon.

The biennial contest has been moved multiple times before Caf chose to hold it in January 2022 as a result of the Covid pandemic.

Cameroon were at first reserved to have the contest among June and July in 2021 however it was subsequently changed to the January/February space two years prior on account of climatic conditions.

Simply a month ago, the African football overseeing body again deferred the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers from this month to September because of ‘challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic’.

Algeria are the prevailing African heroes after they crushed Senegal 1-0 in the 2019 Afcon last in Egypt.

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