-By Fola Raheem
Hoodlums on Sunday attacked the head office of Complete Sports newspapers in Okota, Lagos.
This was made known in a statement by the Group Managing Director of the company, Dr Mumini Alao.
The hoodlums capitalised on the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government in the wake of the violence and looting that rocked the state in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests in the country, to carry out the attack.
According to Alao, the suspected hoodlums forced their way into the company and ransacked the offices.
“The hoodlums came very early on Sunday morning, October 25, 2020. They attacked our office security guards, tied them up, and proceeded to ransack several offices in the building,” Alao said.
“Luckily for us, one of the guards escaped to raise the alarm, thus forcing the fleeing hoodlums to abandon some of their loot, including a Toyota Corolla car, Apple desktop, HP laptop, and several mobile phones taken from our premises.
“The incident has been reported at the Okota Police station, while two of our personnel that were injured by the hoodlums have been treated at a private hospital.”
Ighalo may make Super Eagles return
President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick has hinted that Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia forward Odion Ighalo may stage a return to the Super Eagles as they approach the crucial stage of the World Cup qualifiers, reports OwnGoalNigeria,com
Ighalo announced his retirement from international football after finishing as top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, where Nigeria emerged as second runners up by beating Tunisia in the third place match.
Despite the presence of a host of young forwards who are doing well like Victor Osimhen, Paul Onuachu, Terem Moffi, Taiwo Awoniyi and Sadiq Umar, Pinnick said the talks over the return of Ighalo to the team is needed as his experience could be decisive in the final stage of the World Cup qualifiers.
“I had a long conversation with Ighalo, personally I believe we need experience in our attack to combine with the energetically youthful Osimhen, Onuachu, Kelechi et al. Ighalo body language is very positive. We are also in touch with his agent and club,” Pinnick reportedly said.
In a related development, Pinnick also claimed recuperating Wilfred Ndidi will be fit for the Super Eagles’ final round of World Cup Qualifiers games against Liberia and Cape Verde respectively,
Ndidi has been out injured since the start of the month, missing the Super Eagles back to back games against Central Africa Republic (CAR) and he was also expected to miss the remaining games of the qualifiers.
He was expected to return back to training after the international break but according to Pinnick he will resume training next week and hopefully play against Arsenal in their next game as he is well ahead of schedule on his return from injury.
Pinnick made this known in a post on his social media account after a visit to the midfielder where he also met with his Leicester City teammate Kelechi Iheanacho.
“I spent quality time with Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho in Leicester over the weekend. I went with my wife and three of my kids who are on half term break. Our visit was a mere family visit and not official, ” he posted.
“Recall Wilfred is recuperating from an injury that has kept him out for about five weeks, being a very key player for the Super Eagles we cannot afford to toy with our last two games. Ndidi has been integral, committed and passionate player of the Super Eagles.
“The good news is that his second scan came out very good and he has started training with his club and possibly play in their next game”.
Ex-Eaglets Amoo wins Man of Match Award
For his heroic match-winning strike from the penalty spot and his impressive performance in Hammarby 4-3 home win over Oestersunds, former junior international, Akinkunmi Amoo was adjudged the Man of the Match.
Hammarby were trailing 3-2 in the game at the end of the first half before the team came back and netted twice in the second half including Amoo’s 93rd minute penalty kick goal.
The former Golden Eaglets forward also scored in Hammarby’s home victory over AIK Stockholm. He has scored eight goals and created four assists from 23 games he has played in the Swedish Allsvenskan.
“The 4-3 penalty shooter Akinkunmi Amoo was named by AjaBajaCancer, who received the match value donated by the official partner Moderna Försäkringar, as the best player in Bajen after the victory with the same numbers against Östersunds FK,” the club wrote on its website.
BREAKING: Man Utd’s senior officials in urgent meeting to discuss Solskjaer’s sack
Senior officials at Manchester United are having an emergency meeting today, to discuss if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be fired as manager.
This comes 24 hours after the Red Devils were humiliated 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick, while Naby Keita and Diogo Jota also got on the scoresheet, as United put the sword in front of their fans.
The result saw Liverpool climb back into second place with 21 points, one behind leaders Chelsea, while United dropped to seventh place with 14 points.
On Monday, United’s managing director, Richard Arnold, cancelled all his appointments to hold talks with the owners, The Glazer family, about Solskjaer’s position.
According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, he tweeted: “Manchester United’s managing director Richard Arnold is understood to have cancelled all appointments on Monday to hold talks with Glazer about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer position.
“Decision on Solskjær’s future still to be made. Conversations on.”
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