Nigeria has now lost back-to-back games under Jose Peseiro, is this a learning curve or a grave mistake? (Photo credit: @TheNFF) It’s that...
|Nigeria has now lost back-to-back games under Jose Peseiro, is this a learning curve or a grave mistake? (Photo credit: @TheNFF)|
It’s that time of the season where everyone monitors breaking news and player movements, we bring to you the peak of the bunch as team try to bolster their squad ahead of the new season as well as other happenings in the world of football.
Le Bleus demystified by hungry Danes
Should Didier Deschamps have stepped down as the head coach of France after the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Or should he have walked after the UEFA Nations’ League success?
Denmark beat France 2-1 in Paris on Friday night, coming back from behind to inflict a rare home defeat on the defending champions of the Nations’ League which is in its third year of existence and you wonder if Le Bleus need a new direction.
Arsenal want Scamacca?
Arsenal is in dire need of a striker and fans are wary of the news of a potential new five-year contract for Eddy Nketiah; top Italian news outlets are reporting a bid has been rejected by Sassuolo for striker Scamacca with Arsenal set to return with an improved bid.
Arsenal are still believed to be interested in Gabriel Jesus but the link to the Italian international will remind Gunners’ fans of the Vlahovic saga that ran through the January window fruitlessly.
Spurs out of the Dybala race
Paulo Dybala is poised to leave Juventus and his destination might well be Inter Milan with Tottenham Hotspur unable to guarantee him the wages he’s demanding.
Henrikh Mhikitaryan is also on his way to Inter Milan from AS Roma after refusing a new deal to stay with the capital side. Dybala will join Inter Milan except something happens from abroad with Manchester United a possibility.
Is this new dispensation working for Super Eagles?
We understand the Super Eagles has a new head coach and he needs time to learn the ropes and arrive at his best eleven but have you seen any of the two games he already led the team to?
Back-to-back losses to Mexico and Ecuador means he has a terrible start; judging him now might be harsh but has anything changed in the process? Style of play and sense of urgency? Coach Jose Peseiro has it all to do and just a reminder, Nigerians are impatient.
NFF hammers 3SC
Following the violence that trailed Shooting Stars’ 1-1 draw at home in Ibadan against MFM, the Nigerian Football Federation and the League Management Company have sanctioned the Ibadan based club to the tune of 3million Naira and will play their remaining fixtures behind closed doors.
Violence is a thing we need to get rid of from our game and while the sanction on the ancient club isn’t exactly stiff, it will serve as a deterrence to others but point deductions will go a long way in stopping miscreants from attacking officials after a game.