1. Rohr Anoints Iwobi As Heir To Mikel, Subtly Criticizes Super Eagles Captain

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has anointed Alex Iwobi as heir to Obi Mikel following the eye-catching performance from the Arsenal star in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya this month.
The German football tactician has subtly criticized the Super Eagles captain, saying that Iwobi is quick with the ball and has better movement.

2.  UPDATED: Enyimba crash out of Confederation Cup

Raja Casablanca of Morocco on Wednesday defeated Enyimba FC of Nigeria to reach the CAF Confederation Cup final.

Raja won the match 2-1 at the  60,000-seat Stade Mohammed V in Morocco.

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3. Iwobi Targets Arsenal’s 11th Victory In Europa League

Although his side are visitors at Estádio José Alvalade, Iwobi is banking on a rich vein of form for the club to see them edge ahead of their hosts and set new marks on a winning spree across all levels.

Alex Iwobi

Iwobi, who has hit top form in helping Arsenal win ten straight games, since losing their first two English Premier Leagues fixtures, says they have what it takes to extend the winning spree on Thursday in Lisbon.

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4. Madrid’s Akinlabi Will Play For Nigeria – Akinwunmi

Footballlivfe.ng can report that Akinwunmi is hanging on his prediction coming true, despite frenetic interest in the Los Blancos youth team kid from South Korea and Spain.

Rather than be cowed, Akinwunmi says the NFF can convince a switch to Nigeria’s senior national by Akinlabi, who is eligible for three countries, as he was born in Spain to a Nigerian father and South Korean mother.

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5. Victor Moses In Strong Contention To Make Chelsea 18-Man Squad Vs BATE As Hazard Suffers Injury

Victor Moses is in strong contention to be included in Chelsea’s 18-man squad for Thursday evening’s Europa League match against BATE Borisov.
Victor Moses
Speaking to reporters at the pre-match press conference on Wednesday, manager Maurizio Sarri revealed that Belgium international Eden Hazard will not be available for selection due to a back injury.