Kano Pillars Football Club has fired 10 of its players ahead of the 2015/2016 Glo Premier League season

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The management of Kano Pillars Football Club has fired 10 of its players ahead of the 2015/2016 Glo Premier League season. Idris Malikawa, Media Officer of the club made this known in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Kano.

Malikawa said the 10 players were sacked based on medical ground and poor performance. “The management of the club felt the only way to make headway in the plan to have a good season in the NPFL is to weed out 10 aged and unproductive players.

“This is to make way for new boys that will strengthen the team,’’ Malikawa said. The media officer disclosed that the club would recruit new players “to beef up the team in some critical areas.’’

He said the team had already resumed training ahead of this year’s campaign, assuring that the transfer formalities would be completed on time.

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2015 GTBank Super Cup: The Ultimate Battle

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The Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu is set to host the 2nd edition of the GTBank Super Cup on Wednesday December 02, 2015. Winners of the GTBank Principals Cup tournaments in Lagos and Ogun state will meet in an epic battle to decide who reigns as the ultimate champion of champions. The Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, Segun Agbaje will lead other dignitaries to the event.

This year’s edition, tagged the “ultimate battle” is poised to be an epic clash between two sides relatively new to the competition. In the boys’ category, Birrel Avenue Senior High School, Lagos will play Pakato Senior High School, Ogun. History is however on the side of Pakato Senior High School, having paraded the most lethal attack in the competition, scoring 18 goals and conceding only 3 on their way to emerging as Ogun State’s champions. Pakato’s ascendancy in the competition has been phenomenal having finished 4th in 2013 and 3rd in 2014, they will be seeking to stake their claim as the ultimate champions.

Debutants Birrel Avenue Senior High School will be playing for glory as they seek to enter their names in the history books by claiming the elusive title of champions of the Super Cup. Will history continue as we know it or will history be rewritten, is a story that will be told when these titans collide at the Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu.

The female category promises to be an exciting encounter as two-time champions, Ikotun Senior High School, Lagos will seek to build on their illustrious success in the competition having emerged as 2012 champions as they battle a defiant Muslim High School, Ogun who will be making their debut in the prestigious tournament.

According to Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of GTBank, “the value of sports as an aid to personal development cannot be over emphasized. We believe that young people are the future, so we are creating a platform for them to express themselves and compete fairly. The GTBank Super Cup Competition continues to pave the way for youths to cultivate their sporting talents and aptitudes, whilst fostering and building a healthier lifestyle at a critical stage in their lives”.

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Arsenal to focus on qualifying for Champions League so they can go out of it

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WITH Champions League progress unlikely, Arsenal will now focus on securing the chance to exit the Champions League early next season.

Defeat against Bayern Munich has left the Gunners on the brink of elimination League, but in the long term it may be a blessing in disguise as it will allow them to focus on longer term failures.

Arsene Wenger said: “Our plan is to book our place in the Champions League as quickly as possible so we can look ahead to getting eliminated from the Champions League next year in order to focus on qualifying for the Champions League.

“Of course there will be short term thinkers who questioned the wisdom of losing to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos and would like us to win trophies now, but that’s not the Arsenal way.”

Arsenal fan Stephen Malley said: “It’s important that the club is always looking to the future, even if the future is a constantly moving concept.

“I used to take my six year old to the Emirates every weekend but instead I’ve just told him to make sure he brings his children.”

Source: thedailymash.co.uk

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Nigeria, Brazil battle for U-17 World Cup semi final ticket — LIVE UPDATES

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After their 6-0 demolition of Australia, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria are set for action again and this time it’s against world football power, Brazil.

Although this is the first time Nigeria will be playing against the South Americans at this stage, both teams had the chance of sizing themselves up in the Suwon pre-tournament championship. The Golden Eaglets ran away with a 2-1 win.

Tonight at the Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile, the stakes are quite higher as a place in the semi finals is up for grabs. With no room for errors or a second chance, many expect an explosive encounter.

Stay here for live updates.

Brazil Starting XI
1 JULIANO (GK)
6 ROGÉRIO
7 LEANDRO
8 ANDREY
9 L. HENRIQUE
10 EVANDER
11 LINCOLN (C)
13 DODÔ
14 E. MILITÃO
15 ZÉ MARCOS
16 GUILHERME

Nigeria Starting XI
1 UDOH (GK)
2 LAZARUS
4 ENOGELA
5 ZAKARI
6 MICHAEL
7 BAMGBOYE
8 CHUKWUEZE
9 OSIMHEN
10 NWAKALI (C)
14 IKWU
15 ANUMUDU
07:57: Finally action set to begin as both teams sing their national anthems.. Brazil takes theirs first and then Nigeria

7:59: Brazil has made four changes to the starting line up that played the game against New Zealand

8:01: A major concern for Nigeria is that four players in the starting line up are just one booking from missing the next match

8:02: Kick off.. and in seven seconds Brazil’s Leonardo gets a yellow card after a rash challenge on Kingsley Micheal

8:04: To get to this stage Brazil scored 5 goals while Nigeria has a whopping 14 goals to their name

8:05: A scare in the Nigeria box as Brazil nearly got the opener

8:07: Six minutes gone and Brazil having the upper hand so far

8:08: Nigeria living dangerously as Goalkeeper Udoh makes two fantastic saves to deny the Brazilians

8:19: Nigeria try a shot on goal, but it is off-target.

8:20: Free kick for Nigeria in a good position

8:21: Poor delivery but Eaglets still have possession

8:23: CHUKWUEZE tries a shot just outside the box but it went over the bar

8:26: Nwakali gets a chance but shoots aimlessly instead of making a pass to better placed teammates

8:29: Eaglets Coach Emmanuel Amuneke on his feet as he is far from comfortable with the way things going
8:30: Goal!!! 28th minute: Victor oshimen puts Nigeria ahead against the run of play though

8:31: Victor Oshimen has now scored eight goals in the tournament
8:32: Goal!! Nigeria doubles the lead by Micheal 30th minute strike

8:34: Brazil piling pressure to get their first goal , get two corner kicks in quick succession
8:35: Goal !!! Golden Eaglets cruising ANUMUDU makes it 3-0

8:37: Oshimen close to making it four but the Brazil defence stops the gangling striker

8:38: Oshimen on the prowl again but he is adjudged to be in an offside position.

8:45: The Brazilians are acting frustrated and making rash challenge on the Eaglets

8:46: Golden Eaglets defender LAZARUS takes a move of the pitch as he is being treated on the sidelines

8:47: One minute of extra time added as Nigeria keep their 3-0 lead
8:47: Half Time

Three goals in five minutes, the Golden Eaglets have one leg in the semi final already.
Half Time statistics

ATTEMPTS
BRA NIG
11 ATTEMPTS 9
4 ON-TARGET 4
4 OFF-TARGET 4
3 BLOCKED 1

DISCIPLINARY

4 FOULS COMMITTED 6
1 YELLOW CARDS 0

ATTACKING

5 CORNERS 3
0 OFFSIDES 2
8 FREE KICKS 4
1 SAVES 4

9:02: Both teams back for the second half .. no changes to the either’s line up

9:03: Second half on the way and Brazil desperately in need of an early goal

9:04: Brazil gets first corner kick in the second half

9:13: Ten minutes into the second half, Nigeria firmly keeping to their 3-0 lead

9:15: Nigeria’s star striker Oshimen feared injured as he holds on to his shoulder and walks out of the pitch

9:17: Oshimen makes his way back into the field as Brazil gets a corner

9:18: Substitution Kinglsey Micheal who scored the second goal for Nigeria is going out as Ediong Essien is brought in

9:20: New entrant, Ediong Essien scored one of the goals in the 6-0 demolition of Australia… can he add to the misery of the Brazilians??

9:22: Brazil make double substitution as ARTHUR come in for HENRIQUE and GEOVANE for ANDREY

9:27: Funsho Bamigboye gets a yellow card for hand ball and would miss the semi final

9:34: Nigeria marching on to the semi finals as organizers confirm that nearly 10, 000 fans are present at the at the Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile

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Quitting Eagles was not an easy decision – Emenike

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Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has retired from international football.

The 28-year-old, who plays for Al Ain of Dubai, has not scored for the Super Eagles since October 2013.

“It was not an easy decision. I didn’t think my international career would come to a sudden end, but that is life,” Emenike told BBC Sport.

“Sometimes it’s better to remove yourself from an environment that doesn’t suit you mentally and physically, this is what I have done.”

He added: “I also felt it was important that people hear directly from me to avoid a funny twist to the story.

“I wish to thank the coaches who gave me a chance, fellow players and in particular big thanks to all my fans for their unconditional support.”

Emenike is the second player to announce his retirement from Nigeria’s senior squad this month, following Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama – Nigeria’s most-capped player – who quit after a much publicised row with coach Sunday Oliseh.

Oliseh was reportedly considering leaving out Emenike for next month’s World Cup qualifier against Swaziland because he has not scored at international level for two years.

The former Spartak Moscow player, at Al Ain on loan from Turkish side Fenerbahce, has, however, featured in the first four matches since Oliseh took over from Steven Keshi.

Emenike made his international debut in a friendly against Sierra Leone in Lagos in February 2011 and was top scorer at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, helping Nigeria lift the trophy.

He made 37 appearances for the Super Eagles and scored nine goals.

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Oliseh, Pinnick shocked as Emenike quits on instagram

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Super Eagles coach Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh has expressed shock over Emmanuel Emenike’s abrupt resignation from the Super Eagles.

Emenike, 28, who plays for Al Ain of Dubai towed the line of goalkeeper.

Vincent Enyeama by calling time on his career through instagram, a development that shocked Eagles coach Oliseh and President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Melvin Amaju Pinnick.

‘’It’s a big surprise and shock to all of us to hear of his resignation’’, Oliseh who is tinkering the home Eagles for the return leg match of the CHAN qualifier against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou next week said. Oliseh had guided the Eagles to whip the Etalons of Burkina Faso 2-0 in the first leg played at Port Harcourt.

Insinuations that Oliseh might drop the player from the Eagles squad for next month’s  World Cup qualifier against Swaziland because he has not scored for the Eagles for two years was dismissed by the coach.

‘’Eh, Come on! You know me better than that. There is no water to that story and it did not emanate from me. I’ve not spoken to anybody(Journalist) concerning the team. I was surprised when I read the story attributed to me. Immediately, I called him but he did not pick his call and the Team’s scribe Dayo Enebi Acho also called him without success.

I’m shocked and surprised. We had no issues and he had played four times since I took over the team. He’s a great player’’, Oliseh noted.

He was not the only person shocked to hear about Emenike’s resignation on instagram. NFF President Amaju said that he was ‘’utterly flabbergasted by the resignation of Emenike. ‘’We(NFF) have not been contacted officially but I’m shocked because Emenike has been a major factor of success for the team. Players have the right to quit but I think that they should do it in a civil manner.

Asked if it was not one resignation too many  since Oliseh took over the team, Amaju exonerated the coach. ‘’Oliseh did not speak to anybody concerning dropping any player. He understands the dynamics of coaching. This is one of the reasons why we have to implement the code of conduct. Things should be done the right way. But, we have absolute confidence in Oliseh. He is in charge and determines players to be invited’’, Amaju emphasised.

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FIFA U-17 W/C: Eaglets on the march again

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Kick-off: 9pm
The Golden Eaglets will open their 2015 U-17 World Cup defence with a clash against the USA tomorrow.

The Eaglets who have set the benchmark when it comes to U-17 football – at least, on the global level will have their hands full as the Americans are plotting an upset. With four FIFA U-17 World Cup titles as well as three further appearances in the final match, the Nigerian team is the most successful team in the tournament’s history. In Chile 2015, the Eaglets are regarded as one of the favourites.

But coach Emmanuel Amuneke explained to FIFA.com recently, that their best play tends to come out on the biggest stage. “We do well at the World Cup because the pitches help us to play much better. This happened at the 2013 tournament in the United Arab Emirates,” a tournament the Eaglets won by a 3-0 margin over Mexico in the final.

The coach has in the last one year or so engineered a new squad he believes can successfully defend the title their predecessors won in the UAE two years ago. Some of the key players in the present squad include Kelechi Nwakali, Victor Osimhen, Ebere Osinachi and Samuel Chukwueze.

But Amuneke said the team operates as a unit. “This team is not based only on Nwakali or Osimhen; we have other good players too. We have some very good players in this team, but what matters to me is to see them function as a team because a team must play collectively.”

He said the Eaglets were ready for the tournament having been together for a long time now. “All we are asking of Nigerians is their support for the team and we promise to make them happy.”

Captain Victor Osimhen has insisted that they were in Chile to bring back the trophy and the USA cannot stand in their way. “I want to assure Nigerians that we will do our best to contain the USA in our opening match. We want to come home with the trophy. The USA cannot stop our dream.”

FIFA U-17 World Cup tomorrow’s Fixtures

England v Guinea 8 pm
Nigeria v USA 9 pm
Brazil v Korea Republic 11 pm
Chile v Croatia 12 am

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NFF plans Morocco, Algeria friendly for Eagles

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The Nigeria Football Federation is to open talks with Morocco, Tunisia or Algeria for a friendly ahead of their crunch two-legged AFCON qualifier against Egypt in March, NFF president Amaju Pinnick has said.

Nigeria take on Egypt in March in a double header, which could well determine the fate of the Super Eagles for Gabon 2017.

Egypt lead the AFCON qualifying group with six points from two matches, two points more than second-placed Nigeria with the overall group winners guaranteed automatic qualification to 2017 AFCON.

Pinnick said the NFF are determined to ensure that the Eagles are in the right frame of mind technically and mentally against the record seven-time African champions.

“I have asked them to begin to shop for a friendly game against Morocco, Tunisia or Algeria in the next available FIFA window,” he said.

“That tells you how important the next AFCON qualifiers are to us. We want to make sure that the Eagles are properly prepared and have an idea of how the North Africans play.

“But in any case, coach Sunday Oliseh has already started studying the tapes of the Egyptians and he is preparing the game plans.”

 

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How Chelsea was beaten on Mourinho’s return to Porto

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Jose Mourinho endured a miserable return to face his old club FC Porto on Tuesday as Chelsea slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Portuguese side in a rousing Champions League encounter.

Andre Andre’s opener for Porto late in the first half was quickly cancelled out by a superb Willian free-kick, but Maicon’s 52nd-minute header proved to be the difference in this Group G clash played at a rip-roaring pace.

Porto were worthy winners, and Mourinho has now failed to win in three trips back to the Estadio do Dragao as Chelsea manager, following another 2-1 loss in 2004 and a 1-1 draw in 2007.

More importantly, Chelsea slip to third in Group G, a point behind Porto and Dynamo Kiev, who beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv 2-0 in Israel in the night’s other game.

It was always going to be an emotional occasion for Mourinho as he went back to face the club he coached so successfully over a decade ago and led to Champions League glory in 2004.

However, the reality for Mourinho was that he needed a positive result from his side to divert attention away from their stalling Premier League form, and he acted decisively when it came to his team selection.

Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic might have been considered undroppable in the past but they were both on the bench at kick-off in Portugal, while Oscar, Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao — the former Porto striker — were missing from the squad entirely.

Instead, John Obi Mikel, Ramires and Willian all started, as did Diego Costa, who is currently suspended in domestic competition.

Iker Casillas, who became a sworn enemy of Mourinho as the two fell out when working together at Real Madrid, started in goal for the hosts and made a record 152nd Champions League appearance.

And the Spaniard thwarted Mourinho and Chelsea twice in the opening exchanges, first turning behind a powerful shot from his international colleague Cesc Fabregas after good work by Costa. Then, Casillas rushed out to save from another compatriot, Pedro Rodriguez, who had been played in by Willian.

Meanwhile, Porto’s formidable attack, featuring the brawn of Vincent Aboubakar and the mesmerising skill of Yacine Brahimi, were only showing flashes of their potential.

But when the Algerian winger Brahimi finally took on Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic, who has endured a troubled start to the season, it brought instant reward in the 39th minute.

He jinked into the box and tried a shot which Asmir Begovic saved. Begovic could not, however, keep out the follow-up from Andre Andre.

The Dragao roared, but it was silenced right on the stroke of half-time. Ramires won a free-kick just outside the box and Willian stepped up to curl a beauty past a motionless Casillas for his third goal in as many games.

Porto were stunned, but Chelsea were unable to build on that moment of brilliance by the Brazilian as the home side regained the lead just seven minutes after the restart, their captain Maicon stooping to head a Ruben Neves corner low past Begovic at his near post.

Costa was desperately unlucky not to equalise virtually from the restart with a superb strike from wide on the left that looked to be arrowing into the far corner of the net but crashed back off the underside of the bar.

Nevertheless, the second goal galvanised a youthful and energetic Porto front six and they threatened to run riot as Giannelli Imbula stung the palms of Begovic and Aboubakar was denied by a crucial last-ditch block just six yards out.

Mourinho sent on Hazard and Matic, as well as Kenedy, but still Porto looked the stronger team. Indeed, they deserved to win by a greater margin, but Danilo’s header from a Miguel Layun corner agonisingly came back off the far post.

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Sunday Oliseh, has released a list of 19 home–based professionals who will start a camp ahead of a 4th African Nations Championship

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Super Eagles’ Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has released a list of 19 home–based professionals who will start a camp in Port Harcourt on Monday, ahead of a 4th African Nations Championship final qualifying fixture against Burkina Faso next month.
Top joint-scorer in the on-going Nigeria Professional Football League season, Tunde Adeniji, is joined by Warri Wolves’ ace Gbolahan Salami, Solomon Kwambe, Idris Aloma, Usman Mohammed, Ezekiel Bassey and Bature Yaro.
 
There are also goalkeepers David Obiazor and Okemute Odah, defenders Kalu Orji and Jamiu Alimi, former junior international midfielder Ifeanyi Mathew and forwards Dayo Ojo and Godwin Obaje.
 
All the invited players are expected to report in Port Harcourt on Monday, 4th October, ahead of the first leg clash with the Etalons at the Adokiye Amiesieamaka Stadium on Sunday, 18th October. The return leg comes up in Ouagadougou on Sunday, 25th October.
 
All six home –based professionals who will be in Belgium with the full senior squad for the two international friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon, on 8th and 11th October respectively, will join the 19 players on their return to the country on Monday, 12th October.
These are goalkeepers Femi Thomas (Enyimba FC) and Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Sunshine Stars), defenders Chima Akas (Sharks FC) and Austin Oboroakpo (Abia Warriors), midfielder Paul Onobi (Sunshine Stars) and forward Prince Aggrey (Sunshine Stars).

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