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Rohr Reveals Super Eagles Starting XI Against Egypt

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Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, will be in goal from the start against the Pharaohs of Egypt at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba.

He also said that FC Midtylland of Denmark forward, Paul Onuachu, will also lead the team’s attack from the start.

According to him, home-base goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, will substitute Akpeyi in the second half.

“The two goalkeepers will play tomorrow. Akpeyi will start, Ezenwa will play the second half,” Rohr was quoted by CSN as telling reporters on Monday in Asaba.

“The goalkeeping department is for the goalkeeper coach but I make the final decision. We are looking to the future. Uzoho made a good World Cup, he made a mistake but he is young. Competition us open.”

Rohr said that former Watford star, Odion Ighalo will not start because the Chinese-base striker is currently not fit.

Rohr added: “Ighalo is not fit to start but he will be on the bench.

“We will have new players against Egypt. New striker, new defender. We want to see other players but we all the time want to play good football.”

Nigeria heads to the match following a 3-1 win over Seychelles 3-1 in their final 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying fixture last week Friday.

The kick-off time for the match is 4 pm.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.

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Liverpool Mourns As Allison Becker Loses Father

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Fans, players and officials of English Premier League club, Liverpool FC on Thursday mourn as Brazilian footballer Alisson Becker’s father passed away.

Naija News learnt that the deceased, Jose Becker’ was been found lifeless around midnight in the city of Bage following a swimming incident.

Reports have it that the 57-year-old was reported missing around 5pm on Wednesday, February 24, after diving into the dam on his property near the town of Rincao do Inferno.

However, Becker’s body was discovered on the early hours of Thursday morning (today) after the news of his disappearance had made headlines in the UK.

The Fire Department of Cacapava do Sul  were said to have been summoned to the scene of the incident before news emerged out of the region that Mr Becker’s body had been discovered.

Commiserating with Allison and the entire Becker’s family, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher said: “Terribly sad news #YNWA”, while The Redmen TV added: “Poor Alisson Becker. Thoughts are with him and his family this morning after his father passed away.”

Also, the Anfield Talk said: “Rest In Peace, Our condolences go out to you @Alissonbecker and your family during this tough time.”

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EPL: Okocha Advises Liverpool Star Salah To Join FC Barcelona

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Egyptian National team player who plays as forward for English Premier League club, Liverpool FC, Mohamed Salah has been advised to make a move to FC Barcelona.

Nigerian Super Eagles legend and former captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha in a chat with OnTime Sports said the winger has run out of momentum at Anfield and should consider joining the LaLiga giants.

Naija News understands that the EPL Champions are currently having a tough time defending the title which they just won after 30 years. Hence, there were speculations that Salah is leaving Anfield for another big club to boost his career.

Salah has only two years left in his contract with Jurgen Klopp’s side and Okocha believes making a move to a club like Barcelona would add to the left footer’s portfolio and better his football career.

He said: “If there is a chance to join Barcelona, ​​I advise Salah to go there. His energy has run out with Liverpool,”

“The situation is now regressing in Liverpool, and Salah must leave the Premier League. If there is any chance to join Barcelona, ​​I advise him to go there,” Okocha stressed.

Naija News understands that Salah is currently the highest goal scorer in the English League with 17 goals, and 24 in 34 games for Liverpool across all competitions this season.

Meanwhile, Legendary golf player, Tiger Woods, was on Tuesday rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries in a single-car crash.
Naija News reports that he suffered moderate to critical injuries after he was pulled out from the car crash.

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Tiger Woods Suffers Critical Injury In Car Crash

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Legendary golf player, Tiger Woods, was on Tuesday rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries in a single car crash.

Naija News reports that he suffered moderate to critical injuries after he was pulled out from the car crash.

It was gathered that Woods who was rescued by the ‘jaws of life’ was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Woods’ vehicle was going north on Hawthorne Boulevard at Blackhorse road, on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, when it crashed and sustained “major damage,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

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