The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria have qualified for the U-17 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) scheduled to take place next year in Algeria, after defeating Cote d’Ivoire 3-1 in the first semi-final of the tournament. Cote d’Ivoire opened the scoring in the second minute after Yan Diomandi scored a goal from the penalty spot.
Nigerian midfielder Raphael Onyedika has been named Best Young Player of the season in the Danish Superligaen. Onyedika had an amazing breakthrough season at FC Midtylland since after he took over from star man Frank Onyeka who moved to Brendford last summer. Onyedika beat players like FC Copenhagen’s Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson, his teammate Gustav Isaksen, and Brondby’s Anis Slimane to clinch the award. The 21-year-old ensured that his compatriot was not missed at all, as he churned out brilliant performances consistently for the Wolves in the defensive midfield position.
Sierra Leone defender, Usman Kakay has dared that his team can beat Nigerian Super Eagle in Abuja stadium, come 2023 African Cup of Nation Qualifier. This followed the John Keister squad that is slated to kick against the Nigerian Super Eagle by next week at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja. The last time the two countries clashed, the Leone Stars worked hard to settle the March with Eagles that ended at 4-4 in November 2020 a match played at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.
Manchester City star boy, Sergio Aguero, has predicted that Real Madrid if they organized themselves well is capable of beating Liverpool in the Champions League final tonight in Paris. Aguero also named the Madrid midfielder who may draw home the champions league as, Luka Modric, and urged fans to be on the watch out for the match at the Stade de France this night.
Championship side Burnley has appointed former Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany as their new manager after parting ways with long-serving boss Sean Dyche in April. The retired Belgium international, who was in charge at Anderlecht until last month will now take over from caretaker manager Mike Jackson.
Former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, has blamed the two Liverpool stars, Mohammed Sallah and Sadio Mane for failing to live up to expectations that cost them a loss of 1-0 to Real Madrid last night. Wenger stated that the duo did not produce the same ‘belief and freshness’ they had during their premier League final that led them to a victory of 3-0 against Wolves. Liverpool last night lost 1-0 against Real Madrid in the Champions League final played in Paris, following Vinicius’ second-half goal.
Jose Mourinho made European football history as he became the first manager in football to have won all five European finals he’s been involved in; the first manager to win a European trophy with four different clubs as well as ended Roma's trophy drought with a 1-0 victory against Feyenoord during the inaugural Europa Conference League (UECL).