1. Arsenal Legend Reckons Iwobi Played A Part In Arsenal Withdrawing 4-Year Deal Offered To Ramsey
Arsenal legend Ian Wright reckons that Alex Iwobi’s brilliant start to the season played a part in Arsenal withdrawing the four-year contract they had offered to 2016 European Championship star Aaron Ramsey.
Iwobi emerged as the game-changer when he replaced the Welshman in the 63rd minute of the Gunners 2-0 win over Watford on September 29 and manager Unai Emery rewarded him with a place in the starting line-up in the last game before the international break while Ramsey was named amongst the substitutes.
2. Playing in Tunisia would be a disadvantage for Libya – Barr Akinwunmi
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) First vice president, Barr Seyi Akinwunmi has disclosed that Super Eagles would take advantage of playing the Libyans in Tunisia in the reverse fixture of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on October 16.
Both teams will be hoping to avoid defeat considering the fact that anything short of victory could jeopardize their chances of making it through to the bi-annual tournament slated for Cameroon.
3. The Reason Behind Super Eagles Late Arrival; Iheanacho, Ndidi Fly In From Lagos; 8 Players From Abuja
The recent political activities in the South South geopolitical zone is behind the Super Eagles travel woes ahead of their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya.
The Nigeria Football Federation officially communicated to the twenty four invited players that they should be in camp latest Monday, October 8 but only four players Isaac Success, Troost-Ekong, Semi Ajayi and Daniel Akpeyi were sighted at the Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo this morning.