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Afcon 2019: Super Eagles Need A New Goalkeeper – Disu



Experts Call For Improved Super Eagles Team

A fresh and urgent call has gone out to the handlers of Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles on the need to get a better goalkeeper for the team.

The call was made by a former Technical Adviser to the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Tunde Disu OFR, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

Disu spoke against the backdrop of the Eagles’ performance in their semi-final clash with Algeria at the ongoing 2019 AFCON tournament in Egpyt.

Disu in his submission said the Super Eagles need a keeper better than Daniel Akpeyi and called on the technical team to rise up to the responsibility.

“We seriously need another goalkeeper for now, and if I may ask, what is the duty of the goalkeeper trainers and technical crew that we have in camp?

“The technical crew should now go round to look for goalkeepers and we should not be lazy about it, we should not be comfortable with what we have now, we should look towards the local players.

“There were times when we have good goalkeepers in the country; we have produced the likes of Emmanuel Okala, Peter Rufai, Alloy Agu and recently Vincent Enyeama.

“My own take is that we still have good goalkeepers around that can do better than what we have right now, we should look for them either in the local league or foreign clubs,” he said.

Speaking further, Disu added that though the performance of the Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, was not up to standard, he could be improved upon.

“The performance of Akpeyi was not up to standard and I wonder what other goalkeepers are doing on the bench if they are not good enough which means that they are not as good as him.

“Another point is that, how will a coach take three goalkeepers that he cannot use to a big competition of this magnitude? The fact is that Akpeyi cannot cope with pressure.

“When the pressure is too much on the goalkeeper; he losses concentration, an example of how he conceded the last goal against Algeria, Akpeyi organised a wall and stood behind the wall.

“I watched the clip over and over and I can see his deficiency. He cannot have a clear vision of the ball the way he stood behind the wall he created,” he said.

Disu then went ahead to give his opinion on what Akpeyi should have done in the game against Algeria.

“I think that even if he wants to gamble or predict Mahrez, being a left footer he should have known that he would shoot to his left preferably.

“If the goalkeeper wants to gamble, he should have targeted exactly where the player would love to play since he is a left footer.

“Akpeyi should have stood away from the wall apart, but his position during the free kick was unprofessional,” he said.

Source: Naija News

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Liverpool Mourns As Allison Becker Loses Father



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



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



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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