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NFF confirmed Finidi George as Head Coach of Super Eagles

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The Board of Nigeria Football Federation on Monday approved the recommendation of its Technical and Development Committee to appoint former ace winger Finidi George as Head Coach of the Senior Men National Football Team, Super Eagles.

 

George, who spent 20 months as assistant to José Santos Peseiro before the Portuguese voluntarily left the post following the accomplishment of Africa Cup of Nations runner-up position at Cote d’Ivoire 2023, took charge of the squad in interim capacity during two friendly matches in Morocco last month.

His squad edged Ghana 2-1 in the first match, ending an 18-year winless streak against the Black Stars, but then lost 0-2 to Mali in the second game.

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The 52-year-old George’s immediate task will be to guide the Super Eagles to victory in two 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic in Uyo and Abidjan respectively, in a little over five weeks.

 

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Pochettino bow out of Chelsea after 11 months in charge.

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Chelsea gaffer Mauricio Pochettino has left his role by mutual consent.

The Argentine, who had only been in the job for 11 months, guided Chelsea to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League this season.

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Pochettino led a youthful Blues side to the Carabao Cup final and FA Cup semi-finals, and despite a season largely of struggles, ended the Premier League campaign with five successive wins to secure European football with a sixth-place finish.

A statement released on Tuesday read: “Chelsea FC can confirm that the club and Mauricio Pochettino have mutually agreed to part ways.”

Pochettino said: “Thank you to the Chelsea ownership group and Sporting Directors for the opportunity to be part of this football club’s history. The club is now well positioned to keep moving forward in the Premier League and Europe in the years to come.”

Also, assistant coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel d’Agostino, Toni Jimenez and Sebastiano Pochettino also depart.

 

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Ronaldinho is the best ball joggler in the world – Shola Aiyegbajeje

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Ibadan ace sports caster, Shola Aiyegbajeje popularly known as Ayegbasport has cleared the air on who the best ball joggler in the world is.

The Prince FM sport caster revealed that Ronaldinho is better than all other world players including Cristiano Ronaldo and  Lionel Messi.

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Ayegbasport stated this at a marathon event that happened on Saturday in  Ibadan, where he was one of the special guests that graced the event.

Shola Ayegbajeje has worked with Premier FM, Amuludun FM, Noble FM, Life Radio, I-flier, Prince FM among others.

 

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Meet the first African player to score UCL hattrick.

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First African Player to score a UEFA Champions League hat trick (2002) for Maccabi Haifa 🇮🇱

Most Premier League hat tricks for an African (4) 🇳🇬

Youngest African to score a UEFA Champions League hat trick against Olympiacos 🇬🇷 (19 years old in 2002)

First Player to score against all 20 Premier League teams 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

The Nigerian 🇳🇬 Player with the most Goals in the English Premier League (97 Goals).

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Second Premier League Player to score 4 goals in a game for 2 different teams (Portsmouth and Blackburn Rovers).

Fourth Highest Goalscorer in Nigeria Super Eagles 🦅 History (21 Goals in 57 Apps ).

“Feed the Yak and he will score”.

Yakubu Aiyegbeni was a quality striker during his playing days.

 

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