1. Aina Among Three Nigerian Starlets In Chelsea UYL Squad; Two In Midtjylland Squad

Chelsea have submitted their squad list for the UEFA Youth League and there are no surprises in the 40-man group with all the Nigerian players in contention to be named making the cut.
First-year scholars Jordan Aina and Faustino Anjorin, and England U19 star Tariq Uwakwe have been selected by manager Joe Edwards.

2. Nigeria: Ex-Stationery Stores Hard Man, Collins ‘Barbwire’ Ebitimi Slumps, Dies

Former Stationery Stores FC of Lagos defender, Ebitimi Collins, yesterday slumped and died in front of his home in Surulere, Lagos.

ebitimi collins

Ebitimi’s associates said the former central defender, who was known for his no-nonsense approach to the game, recently complained of dizziness, but showed no sign of anything serious.

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3. Oliseh, Yobo Consider Eagles Return, and they’re Serious

Oliseh who also served as Coach of the Eagles for a short spell joined former teammates, Ifeanyi Udeze and Joseph Yobo to initiate the long overdue sit-down among players of Nigeria’s golden generation and their successors.

The agitation of the new ex players is for inclusiveness by the NFF leadership to help chart a sustainable course and ensure growth and progress in the team.

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4. Troost-Ekong Rates High In Physical, Aggressive Play

Despite his current rating, footballlive.ng notes that this is coming despite Troost-Ekong’s inability to make the cut at Tottenham Hotspur and got only two appearances for FC Groningen of Holland in two years with the Dutch minnows.

Troost Ekong

Despite all that, he was thrown straight into the fray on the opening weekend of the season, as Udinese played against Parma as Stadio Ennio Tardini, but he appeared to struggle at some points during the game.

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5. Nigeria: Pinnick Set for CAF Installation On His Anniversary Day

Providence has made it possible for Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick to have a double celebration on Sunday when the CAF Extraordinary General Assembly holds in Egypt.

Amaju Pinnick

According to www.sportsvillagesquare.com, on that day, Pinnick will formally be presented as the Senior Vice President to all the chairmen and secretaries of the 56 affiliates of CAF.

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