There are indications that new Super Eagles gaffer, Sunday Oliseh and the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF would not be on the same page when he releases his list of invited players for the AFCON qualifier against Tanzania next week.
While Oliseh wants to call up 18 foreign based pros alongside five home lads, the NFF wants him to accommodate more home boys.
According to AfricanFootball.com a top NFF official on Friday disclosed that the soccer federation would want to see more home based players in the squad that would face Tanzania.
“Oliseh wants to list 18 professionals from overseas for the match in Tanzania, while five places will be left for the players in the local league. But we may request that he increase the number of the players from the local league,” a top official informed AfricanFootball. com
The foreign-based pros were expected to fly directly to Tanzania, where they will join up with the coaches and the players from the league.
The Eagles training camp is expected to open on Sunday, August 16, in Abuja with players from the domestic league.
The players who impress in this training camp will make the final squad to Tanzania.
On Wednesday, NFF technical committee chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu confirmed AfricanFootball.com exclusive that Oliseh, who has been in Europe monitoring and meeting with the country’s top stars, will arrive Nigeria on August 14.
Details of Jose Peseiro’s contract as new Super Eagles head coach revealed
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Sunday, confirmed Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the national team.
However, according to OwnGoalNigeria, Peseiro has been handed only a one-year contract to take charge of the Super Eagles.
The 12-month deal is subject to renewal based on performance-related clauses.
It is understood the NFF has given Peseiro a short-term contract, because of their legal battle on payments with former Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr.
FIFA has already ordered the federation to pay Rohr the sum of $380,000 as compensation for breach of contract.
Peseiro’s first matches in charge will be the friendlies against Ecuador and Mexico in the US.
The games will be followed by the qualifiers for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.
EPL: We’ll give our lives to be champions of England — Guardiola warns Aston Villa
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has warned Aston Villa that his team will give their lives to become England champions this weekend.
Guardiola gave the warning after Man City played a 2-2 draw against West Ham United on Sunday.
Guardiola’s men are currently four points clear of Liverpool, who can narrow the gap to one point when they face Southampton on Tuesday.
Man City will host Aston Villa and Liverpool will host Wolves on the final day of the campaign this weekend.
“Our stadium will be sold out, we will give them our lives and they will give theirs, all together,” Guardiola said at his post-match press conference after Man City’s draw with West Ham.
“To do it is an incredible privilege, after many years.
“To have our chance with our people, to win one game to be champions. I’m looking forward to it.”
EPL: Arsenal’s first summer signing, Marquinhos heading to London
Brazilian winger, Marquinhos has signed a five-year contract with Arsenal which runs until 2027.
Marquinhos was left out of his current club, Sao Paulo’s squad on Sunday as they sealed a 2-1 victory over Cuiaba.
Sao Paulo and Arsenal agreed a £3 million deal earlier this week after the 19-year-old winger turned down multiple contract renewal offers.
The winger initially signed a five-year contract with the Brazilian club in 2019, but world football governing body FIFA ruled that the contract was only valid for three years under normal regulations for players signing their first professional deal.
And ace football journalist, Fabrizio Romano, reports that Mikel Arteta’s side signed the winger on a five-year contract with the Gunners which runs until 2027.
The Brazilian, according to the report, is viewed as a developmental signing who will make a gradual progression to the Gunners’ first team.
Marquinhos made his first-team debut against Flamengo last July and has gone on to score four goals and register three assists in 40 senior appearances for Sao Paulo.
He has also played three times for Brazil’s Under-17s.
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