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Oliseh gets N15m advance

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Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said it has concluded plan to pay the new Super Eagles head coach, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh three months salaries in advance. NFF President Amaju Pinnick disclosed yesterday during the official unveiling of the former Juventus midfield maestro as Coach Stephen Keshi’s successor at the media center of the National Stadium, Abuja.

Oliseh, who is the former Super Eagles captain a signed three-year deal with option of one year renewal after the expiration of the three deal and a monthly salary of N5 million.

“We are excited to get Sunday Oliseh. I have been discussing with different people at CAF and FIFA level and they all said to me that if we need glory, we don’t need to go anywhere and that we have it in Sunday Oliseh.

“The federation has been working as a team. We’ve signed the Pep Guardiola of Africa. He will deliver and as federation, we are ready to give him 100% support that will make him succeed.

“To underscore our seriousness, we are going to pay three salaries in advances. The next time we have to pay him is October.

“The man is ready to work and he has started work already by getting his accommodation but the federation is going to refund him. ”

Oliseh whose first match in charge of the Eagles will be against the Tanzania in Dar-es Salaam was also delighted to assume duty as Eagles coach but was quick to state that he isn’t coming to perform immediate miracles to turn around fortunes of the Super Eagles.

He said unlike before Nigeria no longer boasts of individual players that can win matches, but added that Nigeria has the potential to rule the world again.

“It’s a great honour to be given the opportunity to coach my country. I’m not coming as a messiah but a man who wants to serve. Gone are the days when we have individual players playing. That’s what we have during my generation. But if we have the potential to play as team,” he said.

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Salah overtakes Ronaldo as Premier League’s highest-paid player with new deal

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Mohamed Salah’s new £400,000-per-week salary at Liverpool has made him the top earner in the Premier League, according to Daily Mail.

The Egyptian has ended speculation about his future, by putting pen to paper on a bumper deal until 2025.

Salah is now ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) and Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), who are on reported salaries of £385,000-per-week.

City’s new striker, Erling Haaland, is close behind on £375,000-per-week, the same wage as United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Salah, however, ranks as the fourth highest-paid footballer in the world.

The 30-year-old’s wages is dwarfed by those ahead of him, all of whom play for Paris Saint-Germain.

Neymar comes in at third-place with £606,000-per-week.

Lionel Messi took a pay cut when he joined PSG from Barcelona last summer, but he’s still on a stunning salary of £960,000-per-week.

Messi was the biggest earner in the world until a few weeks ago, when he was overtaken by team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who signed a new three-year contract with the Ligue 1 side reported to be worth £1million-per-week.

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PSG to offload Messi

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Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly planning to offload forward Lionel Messi this summer, according to Spanish journalist Pedro Morata via PSG Talk.

Messi joined PSG last summer from his boyhood club, Barcelona.

The Argentine captain failed to live up to expectations, scoring just 11 goals from 34 games across competitions for PSG.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, though, has shown signs of a revival over the summer.

Messi was outstanding for La Albiceleste in the last few games, scoring goals for fun and winning the Finalissima.

However, it appears PSG have run out of patience with Messi.

PSG’s new sporting director Luis Campos is planning a squad revamp and is also ready to axe Messi.

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EPL: Arsenal agree deal with 25-year-old midfielder

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Youri Tielemans

Arsenal have agreed on personal terms with 25-year-old Leicester City midfielder, Youri Tielemans.

This claim was made by respected Journalist Ben Jacobs.

According to Jacobs, Arsenal have ‘put in a heck lot of work’ to secure a deal for the Belgium international.

Speaking to GiveMeSport, Ben Jacobs was quoted as saying: “Arsenal have put in a heck of a lot of work into Tielemans.

“They have agreed personal terms, and their talks with Tielemans date back for the best part of a year. But for whatever reason, Arsenal have decided not to swoop just yet and actually table a bid with Leicester City.

“And if they do so, and agree a fee at the lowest end £25 million, at the highest end £32 million, they will get Youri Tielemans.”

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