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Reports from England says, Arsene Wenger is said to be considering walking away from Arsenal at the end of the season if the Gunners go trophy-less.

The club’s 2-1 FA Cup quarter final defeat to Watford on Sunday stunned fans, who had been hoping for at least the consolation of some silverware to dampen the disappointment of a stuttering league campaign.
The  Daily Mail report that the level of anger shown by fans over the last couple of weeks has shaken Wenger, with at least one large banner calling for his resignation on display at the KC Stadium when Arsenal travelled to Hull for an FA Cup replay last week.
Although, Stan Kroenke has been said to have offered the Frenchman his full backing despite a substantial recent dip in form, inside sources say the American is reportedly drawing up a succession plan in case of Wenger’s shock resignation.
The 66-year-old’s contract runs until the end of next season and club chiefs expect him to continue at the helm of the club until at least the end of that deal, but the unrest around the club at what is perceived to be a wasted chance to win the Premier League could see him pull the cord sooner
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29 year old Tennis Champion, Rafael Nadal has disclosed that he will sue a former French minister of Sports, Roselyne Bachelot over her comments accusing him of doping.
Nadal, who has had to insist that he’s clean over the years has been dogged by poor form and has struggled since 2015. Roselyne Bachelot said Nadal’s absence in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test”.
Bachelot’s comments came while she was addressing Maria Sharapova’s drug test and said that most tennis players quit for prolonged period to try to hide positive drug results.
Nadal’s response to her comments has been swift. “A minister of France should be serious,” he said. “This time is the time to go against her. We are going to sue her.
“This is going to be the last one, because I’m going to sue her. I am tired about these things. I let it go a few times in the past. Not any more.”
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Nigeria U-17 Women’s team, the Flamingoes, humiliated their South African counterparts 6-0 on Saturday, in the first leg final round of the qualifiers for the FIFA U-17 World Cup later this year. Bala Nkiyu’s girls scored all six goals in the first half. Rasheedat Ajibade netted four times, while Yetunde Fajobi helped herself with a brace. The Flamingoes were less prolific in the second half, as they failed to add to the tally. The return leg comes up in two weeks at the Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa and the winner over the two legs, will qualify for the tournament, which will be hosted by Jordan.
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David Moyes made many injudicious decisions in his inaugural summer at Manchester United and a couple of them linger to this day - in the form of Wayne Rooney and Marouane Fellaini. The winds of change seem set to breeze through Old Trafford again this summer and there is a case to be made for offloading the pair of them in the process.

Sir Alex Ferguson began laying the groundwork to move on from Rooney with the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s title-winning number 10, Shinji Kagawa. Rooney was dropped for the Champions League tie with Real Madrid, the biggest game of that season, which prompted a discussion regarding his future and Rooney reportedly said if you don’t want to play me, sell me.

Ferguson made a meal out of this in the media to suit his agenda, claiming Rooney had submitted a transfer request and no longer wanted to play for United. He proceeded to drop Rooney for more matches in the league, stating that his head was not in the right place.

It had been thought that Rooney had been one of the few toc ross Ferguson and live to tell the tale after the Previous transfer request saga, that almost saw him follow in the footsteps of Carlos Tevez across the city.

Well, seemingly Ferguson had chosen to bide his time. Potentially losing Rooney to Manchester City at that time was not something he could countenance as the team was still reliant on him. However, this time around, it was thought that Shinji Kagawa was primed to take the position at the fulcrum of the team, having spent a year adjusting to life in England and adapting to English football.

Moreover, Rooney’s performances had begun to flatter to deceive. One of Ferguson’s many qualities was his intuition in knowing when to move a player on for the good of a team. There were exceptions, notably with Japp Stam, but on the whole he knew how and when to freshen up a squad to keep it moving forward.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live last week, Paul Ince noted how he and Mark Hughes were offloaded to prevent the squad becoming stagnant, despite their status as stalwarts in the team.

Consequently, a controversial move to Chelsea was in the pipeline for Rooney. However, despite Ferguson’s best laid plans and the allure of Jose Mourinho, the arrival of Moyes scuppered that completely. 

The former Everton manager wanted to build a team around Rooney and he convinced him to stay with the mega five year contract that will see Rooney remain amongst the Premier League’s to pearners into his early thirties.

This would not be a problem if he could still be relied onto perform consistently every week but Rooney only began to find form in January, after Three months of questionable performance and then he succumbed to injury.

The club do not necessarily need him off the wage bill to add to the squad but Rooney has shown in the past he is not happy to become a squad player and the mistake of picking him through thick and thin should not be repeated next season.

Furthermore, to complete the Moyes-era spring cleaning, United should be open to offers for Fellaini. To put it simply, he was never of the calibre required for United’s midfield and he never will be. 

Even Moyes knew that he was not of the right technical quality, hence the wild goose chase around Thiago Alcantara, Cese Fabregas and Daniele De Rossi. There was also the embarrassing attempt to sign Ander Herrera for below his buyout clause, which was the nadir of a farcical transfer window.

It was only when it became clear that no midfielder with class could be acquired that Woodward decided to pull the trigger on Fellaini and by that time his buy-out clause had expired so Everton were able to bend the club over a barrel and extract an eye-watering £27 million transfer fee. 

Hopefully, there are a couple of nouveau riche Chinese clubs itching to add a couple of rough diamonds to the emerging Chinese footballing crown.

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Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has admitted he would not say no to a transfer to Arsenal. The winger was the subject of interest from Leicester City in January, but CSKA Moscow turned down all offers for the player, who they prefer to keep till the season ends. Musa has a £23million release clause in his contract and says he would really love a switch to the Gunners. “[Interest from clubs?] What club? I do not care. But Musa has to ., you know. I cannot sit on the bench. So I will have to go to the Premier League club that will believe in me,” he told Championat

I would be happy if I was wanted by Arsenal. I have supported the team since the age of six. Nwankwo Kanu has been my idol since childhood. It will be fantastic to . for Arsenal. “I will not hide it – Leicester actually came to our club. But I repeat that I want to finish the season with CSKA to help them to win a championship, and then think about changing teams.” Musa has scored six times and provided two assists this season.
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There are a million reasons why the internet is awesome.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have reason one million and one!
This spectacular picture of Manchester United Manager, Louis Van Gaal falling over to demonstrate a point to an assistant referee in their match against Arsenal is giving us llife!!!
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The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Samson Siasia, Salisu Yusuf and Emmanuel Amuneke as interim coaches of the Super Eagles following the resignation of the Sunday Oliseh on Friday.

The decision was reached on Friday, during an emergency meeting of the NFF technical committee, which reviewed, among other things, the resignation of erstwhile coach, Sunday Oliseh, adding that the interim appointment of the coaches will be for the match against Egypt.

Siasia had his first contract as coach of the Super Eagles terminated in October 2011 following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations while Salisu Yusuf was an assistant to Oliseh.

Amuneke has never coached the Eagles, but he led the Golden Eaglets to the FIFA Under-17 World Cup title last year and Alloy Agu will work as goal keeper trainer of the team.

A substantive coach will be named for the team before Nigeria’s next encounter after Egypt while Shaibu Amodu will oversee their work as the technical director.

Source: THE WILL
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Manchester City star Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed how he used to beg to watch Premier League games at viewing centres in Nigeria when he was still a little kid.
Iheanacho said things were so bad his family could not afford a television set.
“We didn’t have the money,” he told the Daily Mail. “Maybe after the game I’d hear the scores and all that. I’d be at home playing football and my friends would come back after being there to tell me. We didn’t have a television at home.
“Sometimes I watched the Spanish league – it was a bit cheaper, maybe N30. But the Premier League was N50. Sometimes I’d watch the Premier League if I found the money, or I’d go there and beg them to let me in. Or sneak in for the second half and pay half the money.”
He revealed the hardship his family went through when he lost his mother.
“It was hard for us when my mother left us. We couldn’t do anything so I said to myself “move on and keep working hard.

She makes me work harder. When I’m not doing something right, or when I’m not playing or working hard enough, then I remember her. She pushed me to work hard.
“There are jobs (back home) but football has always been with me. When I was growing up they didn’t want me to do it because my mother was a teacher- they wanted me to go to school. But I love football and wanted to play – they wanted to stop me but couldn’t.

 They wouldn’t allow me to play outside after school but I went out anyway. Maybe I lost a bit of focus om my studies.
“It’s amazing when you go back home now, when you remember how you were before. You go back home and all those people are calling your name, shouting. I get mobbed by the kids. They want to see you want to know you.
Now a first team player with City, Iheanacho described playing alongside Yaya Toure a dream come thorugh.

Manchester City star Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed how he used to beg to watch Premier League games at viewing centres in Nigeria when he was still a little kid.

Iheanacho said things were so bad his family could not afford a television set.
We didn’t have the money, he told the Daily Mail. Maybe after the game I’d hear the scores and all that. I’d be at home playing football and my friends would come back after being there to tell me. We didn’t have a television at home.
Sometimes I watched the Spanish league – it was a bit cheaper, maybe N30. But the Premier League was N50. Sometimes I’d watch the Premier League if I found the money, or I’d go there and beg them to let me in. Or sneak in for the second half and pay half the money.

He revealed the hardship his family went through when he lost his mother.
“It was hard for us when my mother left us. We couldn’t do anything so I said to myself “move on and keep working hard.

“She makes me work harder. When I’m not doing something right, or when I’m not playing or working hard enough, then I remember her. She pushed me to work hard.

There are jobs (back home) but football has always been with me. When I was growing up they didn’t want me to do it because my mother was a teacher- they wanted me to go to school. But I love football and wanted to play – they wanted to stop me but couldn’t.
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They wouldn’t allow me to play outside after school but I went out anyway. Maybe I lost a bit of focus om my studies.
“It’s amazing when you go back home now, when you remember how you were before. You go back home and all those people are calling your name, shouting. I get mobbed by the kids. They want to see you want to know you.”
Now a first team player with City, Iheanacho described playing alongside Yaya Toure a dream come true

He stated that he never thought of getting the chance to play in City’s first team.
“I support Barcelona because I watched the Spanish league. I saw Yaya (Toure) playing for Barcelona… And now I’m playing with him. It’s a dream come true.
“I have to be my own man but he is a big influence in Africa. He has done a lot in Africa and I hope to do that as well.
“I wasn’t expecting that. I was working with thethe EDS (Elite Development Squad). He (Manuel Pellegrini) said I was going with them to Australia in pre-season and after we came back I was in the first team. I was a bit surprised.

“You feel a bit nervous, these are great players. It’s important to listen.
“I’m happy playing with them now and they give me confidence to play, they encourage me a lot. That doesn’t mean I’ll disrespect them or feel I’m one of them now. I wouldn’t just do anything I like – I’ve got to keep my head down, keep working hard.

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Omagbemi Florence has been appointed as the interim coach by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), while Perpetua Nkwocha would be an assistant coach.

Both ladies are former Super Flacons captain and defender. Their portfolio was approved by NFF executives earlier in the week following the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee.

In a statement made by the NFF, it was made known that Omagbemi would be in charge till an expatriate coach is employed

In their words –

“In consonance with its determination to find a holistic solution to the dwindling fortunes of the Senior Women National Team, Falcons, Committee approved the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee for the appointment of A competent expatriate Coach, within the shortest possible time, for the team,” the Nigeria Football Federation said in a statement on Wednesday

“The expatriate Coach will be assisted by former Super Falcons’ Captains, Florence Omagbemi, Perpetua Nkwocha and Ann Chiejine, with Bala Mohammed as Goalkeeper Trainer. Omagbemi will head the crew in the acting capacity in the meantime.”

Florence Omagbemi, was one of the amazons in Nigeria’s women football featuring in four different FIFA Women’s World Cup from China 1991 to USA 2003.She led the Falcons to win the AWC title in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004 and also led the team to appear for the first time at Sydney 2000 Olympics Game.

Perpetua Nwocha, with the Super Falcons, has participated in seven CAF Women’s Championship editions (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014), winning five of them.
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In a rare display of solidarity and support, a section of Napoli fans will wear masks of defender Kalidou Koulibaly in tomorrow’s fixture against Carpi.
Koulibaly was the subject of racist chants when Napoli faced Lazio last week as the game was stopped for minutes by match officials.

Napoli went on to win the match 2-0 and the fans are showing their support for the defender by wearing masks of his face.
Way to go Napoli!
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