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Eagles friendlies: 15 Nigerian players in camp

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Ahead the Eagles’ international friendly matches against Algeria and Tunisia, at least 15 players have arrived in camp, the Nigeria Football Federation

The Super Eagles will face the Desert Foxes and Carthage Eagles at the Jacques Lemans Arena in Austria on October 9 and 13 respectively.

Among the early arrivals at the team’s Hotel die Zeit an der Glan in Austria on Monday are Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo, FC Nantes forward Moses Simon, Simon Kalu, Leon Balogun and new invitees Chidera Ejuke and Mathew Yakubu.

Also in camp, according to the NFF media team, are England-based stars William Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho. Returnee Dele Alampasu, Jamilu Collins, Frank Onyeka and Genk forward Cyril Dessers.

Other players expected in camp are Maduka Okoye, Chidozie Awaziem, Zaidu Sanusi, Mikel Agu, Tyronne Ebuehi, Samson Tijani, Ahmed Musa, Paul Onuachu and Samuel Chukwueze.

Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr will be having his squad together this year due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The team will miss midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi and striker Victor Osimhen in the two encounters.

The Eagles last played the Foxes July 14, 2019, in the semi-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation, which they lost 2-1, but three day later they beat Tunisia 1-0 in the third-place match.

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Breaking: Man City win EPL in dramatic comeback despite Liverpool beating Aston Villa 3-1

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Manchester City on Sunday clinched their sixth English Premier League title coming back from 0-2 against Aston Villa to a surprising 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the league.

The title chaser Liverpool although won their game against Wolves but it was not enough to lift the league trophy.

The City’s three goals came in five minutes to seal the title.

The win on Sunday sees Pep Guardiola’s Man City successfully defend their EPL title.

Matty Cash and Philipe Coutinho had given Aston Villa a 2-0 advantage before Man City scored three times in five minutes late in the second half.

A brace from Ilkay Gundogan, a substitute, and Rodi helped City snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and with it the EPL title.

A nervous Man City fell to Cash’s header in the 37th minute before Coutinho doubled Steven Gerard’s side’s lead in 69 minutes.

The introduction of Gundogan changed the dynamics of the encounter, with the German international heading into the net before Rodri drilled in the equalizer two minutes later.

Gundogan completed the comeback from Kevin de Bruyne’s cross to send the fans into frenzy mode as Guardiola’s side clinched the club’s fourth title in five years, punctured by the 2020 triumph of Liverpool, who finished second.

 

The final day final scores are:

Arsenal 5-1 Everton

Brentford 1-2 Leeds United

Brighton 3-1 West Ham

Burnley 1-2 Newcastle (Burnley are relegated)

Chelsea 2-1 Watford

Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United

Leicester City 4-1 Southampton

Liverpool 3-1 Wolves

Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa

Norwich 0-5 Tottenham

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Newcastle United agree N3.4b deal for Victor Osimhen

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Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen, has reportedly agreed personal terms with English Premier League side, Newcastle United hoping to join them before the end of the summer transfer window, according to report on respected Italian media outlet, La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The deal is reportedly worth twice the amount (4.5m euro) he’s presently earning at Napoli that amounts to N3.4 billion in Nigerian currency.

Further cementing his spot as the highest earning Nigerian player in Europe.

Newcastle United is however yet to agree a deal with Napoli over his transfer fee with the Serie A side holding out for a transfer fee in the region of around 100 million before they can sanction any deal.

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It was gathered that the idea of asking for a 100 million is due largely to the fact that 30% of whatever is gotten from the sale of the forward will go to his former club, Lille as agreed in the deal that’s aw him join Roma two seasons ago.

Similarly, Manchester United is willing to pay Osimhen ₦75million in wages per week if he agrees to join them this summer.

Osimhen has been the subject of numerous transfer talks. Top Premier League sides Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle United, and Manchester United have all been linked with a move for the Napoli talisman.

According to teamtalk, Ten Hag wants to bring Osimhen to Manchester. Manchester United faces a challenging task luring the Nigeria international, but the club is looking to entice Osimhen by doubling his current earnings.

Teamtalk reports that Osimhen would earn £146,000(₦75million) per week if he joins the former Premier League champions.

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Just in: Jose Peseiro confirmed Super Eagles head coach

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles.

He replaces Austin Eguavoen who was drafted from the technical team to step before the last Africa nations cup after Gernot Roh was sacked.

Paseiro’s appointment is coming months after an initial deal fell through.

His appointment was confirmed in a statement released by the federation on Sunday.

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