1. Isaac Success Gets Hargreaves’ Support For Penalty
Footballlive.ng reports that Success went down under challenge in the clash on Monday night, which could have been a turning point in the game that eventually ended in a 2-2 draw.
Although opinion is divided over the matter, Hargreaves questioned the decision of the referee, Kevin Friend not to award a penalty to Watford late in the first half of the game at Goodison Park on Monday night, after Success appeared to have been fouled by Yerry Mina.
Former Nigeria international Obinna Nsofor has taken to social media to celebrate his confirmation as an Italian citizen.
The former Lokomotiv Moscow and Inter Milan forward flaunted images of his newly-received passport that grants him free movement around Italy and other European countries without a visa.
3. Five Takeaways From Nigeria Players Performances In Europe Last Weekend
Nigerian players were in action for their various clubs across Europe this past weekend with varying results.
Izuchukwu Okosi picks out five from the lot and highlights the significance of their contributions.
Coaches in modern football have increasingly come to be categorized by their concept of squad building. Opting to give primacy the integrity of the system is associated with a proactive approach, while a more player-centric model is termed reactive.
There are, of course, grey areas, overlap and a certain irony in the fact that today’s most proactive coaches rely on strict positional play and eschew free-form attacking. However, it is a useful criterion for categorization, and it might hold the key to understanding why Ola Aina has struggled to assert himself in international football with the Super Eagles.
5. Chukwueze Starts Training Under New Coach
Plaza has stepped in for a second spell with the team that once paid the wages of ex-Super Eagles striker, Ikechukwu Uche, after he earlier spent the 2005/06 season in charge of Villarreal’s B-side.
Footballlive.ng reports that the former coach, who gave Chukwueze his breakthrough with The Yellow Submarine, was relieved of the job on Monday, following Saturday’s 2-3 home loss to Celta Vigo in La Liga.