Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro, has admitted that it is tough choosing the right players for the national team because the country is blessed with stars.

 

The Portuguese tactician was recently in England to watch Nigeria stars where he also had the opportunity to watch English-based players eligible for the Eagles.

Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro, has admitted that it is tough choosing the right players for the national team because the country is blessed with stars.

 

The Portuguese tactician was recently in England to watch Nigeria stars where he also had the opportunity to watch English-based players eligible for the Eagles.

“There are many, many players at the moment that can play for Nigeria. You receive some information or when you watch many players on TV or live, you can discover more players, more players, more players,” Peseiro said in an interview with the Mirror

“I was in some matches when I was in England to see some players, then at the same time, we discovered, ‘well that player can play for us, also’, normally young players.

 

“There are many good players with quality, capacity and good training. For us, if we want to win the next AFCON, I am happy because I have many players with the quality to create a good national team.

 

“But it’s not easy to choose the right players. We try to see them in the match, and after that, I try to call them for our practice and our friendly games because we want to create a small group with quality for developing in training and practice to implement our ideas to win the next AFCON.

 

“But there are a lot of players, and they need to show the maximum demand and motivation to play for Nigeria. Quality, of course, but demand and motivation to play for us.”

 

Eddie Nketiah, an Arsenal striker, scored a thrilling late winner against Manchester United on January 22 to secure Arsenal’s victory and all three points.

In the historic Emirates match, Nketiah scored from close range to secure a spectacular victory and restore the Gunners’ five-point lead atop the standings.

Marcus Rashford, in the first half scored a long-range strike but it didn’t take long before Nketiah leveled for the hosts through a towering header from Granit Xhaka’s cross.

 

Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United : Nketiah

 

Arsenal, brimming with attacking intent throughout the game then took the lead when Bukayo Saka fired into the corner from 20 yards.

Manchester United against oll odds surprisingly drew level from a corner through world cup winner Lisandro Martinez.

As the game entered the final ten minutes, Arsenal kept putting the United rearguard under pressure.

 

Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United : Nketiah

Leandro Trossard came on for his debut in the later stages to bolster the attack.

And the Belgian was involved in the late, late winner. After the ball bounced around in the area, it fell to Nketiah who prodded past for the winner.

The Emirates stadium was quiet as they waited to find out if VAR would rule the goal as offside. But then, the stadium erupted as the goal was given.

 

Arsenal 3-2 Manchester United : Nketiah

 

It was Nketiah’s 13th goal in his last 13 starts at the Emirates – he’s now the leading scorer, for the league leaders.

Arsenal stay top of the Premier League table after 19 matches played, points five ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

 

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A Saudi real estate tycoon who bought $2.6 million at auction has won a ticket to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi square off in a friendly, according to an official.

 

The game will take held in Riyadh on January 19th. The team that Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain will face will be a combination of players from Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club, and Al Hilal, a Saudi rivalry team.

It will mark the first time Ronaldo has played any football in the kingdom since signing a contract with Al Nassr that runs until 2025 and is worth more than 200 million euros ($214m), according to sources close to the club.

 

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is scheduled to make his Saudi Pro League debut for Al Nassr on Sunday.

 

To promote Thursday’s friendly, Turki al-Sheikh, an adviser at the Royal Court and head of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, announced a charity auction for a special ticket that would come with perks like photo opportunities with players and access to the locker rooms

Bidding started at 1 million Saudi riyals ($266,000) and the auction closed at 11:30pm (20:30 GMT) on Tuesday.

 

Al-Sheikh has now announced on Twitter the winning bid of 10 million riyals ($2.6m) had come from Mushref al-Ghamdi.

 

“Congratulations, you deserve it, and may God reward you with good,” Sheikh said.

The national charity initiative known as Ehsan will receive the auction’s revenues.

 

According to rumors, Cristiano Ronaldo is having trouble finding a £4,500 per month chef to prepare meals for him and his family at their “forever house” in Portugal.

 

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is reportedly having trouble finding a cook for him and his loved ones at the £17 million villa he is constructing on the Portuguese Riviera, according to Mail Online.

Cristiano is expected to make the mansion his primary family dwelling once he hangs up his boots, hence it has been called his retirement home and is scheduled to be completed in June.

 

The chef position is still open, but several of the staff positions related to the new-build palace, including a £4,800 per month butler, are claimed to have already been filled.

The Portuguese international is believed to have specifically designed an area in his new Portuguese Riviera mansion for the preparation of the Japanese delicacy. And the question of who is going to prepare sushi and other meals for him, Rodriguez, and their five children is said to be causing him real headaches.

 

Ronaldo, who was this month officially unveiled as Saudi side Al-Nassr’s star signing on a £173m-a-year contract, can’t find the right person despite offering a salary said to be around £4,500-a-month for someone to whip up his favourite dishes.

 

At the age of 38, Jay Briscoe, a professional wrestler with Ring of Honor, passed away.

 

Tony Khan, the owner of AEW and the person who bought the Ring of Honor event last March, posted the depressing information on social media.

 

“Unfortunately, Jamin Pugh has passed away,” he stated. He was a star in ROH for more than 20 years, from the inaugural show to the present. His fans know him as Jay Briscoe.

“Jay and his brother Mark dominated ROH, reigning as champions to this day. We’ll do whatever we can to support his family. Rest In Peace Jamin.”

 

Pro wrestling insider Dave Meltzer reported the wrestler was involved in a car accident in Delaware.

 

Professional wrestling star Jay Briscoe dies at 38

 

Jay, whose real name is Jamin “Jay” Pugh, joined ROH in 2002 and went on to form one of the greatest tag teams in the history of pro wrestling with his brother, Mark.

 

Jay and Mark were tag team partners wrestling under the name “The Briscoe Brothers”.

 

Jay enjoyed success as a singles competitor too, becoming the Ring of Honor world champion on two separate occasions.

 

Jay and Mark were inducted into the Ring of Honor’s inaugural Hall of Fame class last year.

 

Condolence messages are already pouring in following the tragic loss.

 

Bright Osayi-Samuel, a right back for the Super Eagles and Fenerbahce, is about to sign with Premier League team Crystal Palace in January.

 

As Marca, a Turkish news source, claims that Palace is willing to spend €11.3 million for the Nigerian defender who has performed admirably for the Yellow Canaries this year.

 

With two years remaining on his contract, Osayi-Samuel has made 15 league appearances for Fenerbahce this season, who are now ranked second in the Turkish Super Lig behind Galatasaray.

Born in Okija to Nigerian parents 24 years ago, Osayi-Samuel emigrated to England when he was 10. The full-back has since developed into one of the most accomplished defenders in the Turkish league.

 

The right-back made his full debut for the Super Eagles in the 4-0 defeat to Portugal in a recent friendly.

 

Marcus Rashford and Manchester United have begun contract negotiations, and the club is reportedly confident that it will be able to sign Rashford to new terms.

 

As he guides Erik ten Hag’s transformation at the club, 25-year-old Rashford has rediscovered his best form this year. The 16 goals the England international has scored in all competitions include crucial Premier League strikes against Manchester City, Liverpool, and Arsenal.

 

The club is eager to reward his stunning comeback to form, according to the Manchester Evening News and The Sun.

As previously disclosed by Sportsmail this month, Erik ten Hag has attempted to enact a salary ceiling at the club to prevent problems that have bedevilled the organization in recent years relating to dressing room envy over earnings.

 

The club will no longer pay superstars more than £300,000 per week under the “Ronaldo Rule” in order to maintain the wage structure for their squad. The goalkeeper has been made aware of the new regulations through continuing discussions with David De Gea.

 

It is unknown how this will affect the talks with Rashford, but the team might decide to give the striker a raise of more than $300,000.

 

United has been eager to acquire Paris Saint-Germain, who are circling as they look to restructure their forward line.

According to the source, an agreement is not imminent because there are still a number of issues to be worked out, but the club is unconcerned about the situation because they believe that both parties want the same thing.

 

Rashford’s contract was set to expire this summer, but the club exercised an option to extend it by an additional year.

 

The first semifinal of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM features two teams that advanced by thrilling shootout victories—Croatia defeated Brazil before Argentina eliminated the Netherlands.

The teams are evenly matched historically, both in terms of matches overall, with two wins apiece and one draw, and at the FIFA World Cup™, with one group-stage victory each. Argentina prevailed 1-0 in 1998 while Croatia claimed a 3-0 success over Lionel Messi and co. in 2018, with Luka Modrić among the scorers. The nations have not met since that match in Nizhny Novgorod.

Whereas Croatia lost their first FIFA World Cup semi-final, 2-1 to France in 1998, and won the second, 2-1 after extra time against England in 2018, Argentina have emerged victorious from all four of their previous semi-finals – against the USA in 1930 (6-1), Belgium in 1986 (2-0), Italy in 1990 (1-1, 4-3 on penalties) and the Netherlands in 2014 (0-0, 4-2 on penalties).

The World Cup team is “too strong to be broken by outside forces,” Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted in response to social media rumors that he wanted to leave the group.

previous Man. After he appeared dissatisfied with their 2-1 loss to South Korea, United striker annoyed manager Fernando Santos. He was also reported to have threatened to fly home after being benched by his coach for their 6-1 victory over Switzerland in the last-16 match.

But Portugal later hit out at the rumours, saying Ronaldo ‘builds up a unique track record every day at the service of the national team and the country, which must be respected and which attests to the unquestionable degree of commitment to the national team.’

 

The 37-year-old has broken his silence since the reports emerged, insisting Portugal were too ‘close’ and ‘brave’ to be affected by outside noise.

 

In a tweet, the forward wrote: ‘A group too close to be broken by outside forces. A nation too brave to let itself be frightened by any adversary.

 

‘A team in the truest sense of the word, which will fight for the dream until the end! Believe with us! Strength, Portugal!’

 

Cristiano Ronaldo speaks on reports of him threatening to leave Portugal camp

Leon Balogun, a defender for the Super Eagles, questioned the application of the away goals rule in Africa and said that Juju may have played a role in Ghana’s World Cup qualification in Qatar.

By virtue of the away goal rule, the Black Stars of Ghana defeated the Super Eagles to earn a spot in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. Thomas Partey’s goal in Abuja meant that Ghana qualified for the tournament in Qatar before Nigeria.

Speaking nine months after the painful defeat, Balogun revealed that Ghana’s last-minute decision to change venues could be based on black magic.

 

“It is funny because that season, the away goals rule had been scrapped everywhere. I don’t know why they didn’t do it in Africa…I have no clue. Until this day, I don’t understand,” Balogun told The Beautiful Game.

 

“We did go to Ghana to play the first leg and it was a tough game. You know there was this whole fuss about them changing the stadium at the last minute on Tuesday where they have never lost and they say whether Juju may or may not have been involved also or whatever.

 

“It was tough for us. I can’t lie…..It was really tough and we ended up playing [0-0.”

 

Ghana have since been eliminated from the World Cup in Qatar after winning just a game in from their three group matches.