Ufa midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has been given a two-match ban by the Russian Football Union after he was sent off for raising a finger to the crowd in response to alleged racist abuse at the weekend. Spartak Moscow will not be punished as the RFU committee “didn’t find any confirmations of monkey chants so they deny racism in this case”. Following his dismissal Frimpong questioned how Russia can contemplate hosting the 2018 World Cup when racist incidents are still occurring.
Writing on his website, The new Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has the following to say about his new job:
It is definitely the most delicate job in the African Football continent and definitely the most demanding. The Job of super Eagles Coach is one many love to hate but as a Nigerian Ex international and patriot it definitely does not leave you indifferent. Many out of love and doubts for our fatherland have expressed their doubts in my coaching Crews’ and my ability to coach and take to a higher level the super Eagles.This is understandable to an extent but definitely an added motivation. I am fully aware that though this is the honeymoon period of the job as we are yet to play a game, there are all kinds of other uphill difficulties ahead of Us. Our Nation Nigeria does not boast anymore of players who are plying their trade in the most prestigious clubs as was the case in the mid-1990’s till mid 2000’s,but with a population of 170 million people we are definitely blessed with Potential. Most especially when one takes Into consideration that football is like a Religion to Nigerians.
Argentina midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has rejected an offer to stay with Leicester. The 34-year-old joined the Foxes last summer on a one-year deal, which expired last month. New manager Claudio Ranieri said he had spoken with Cambiasso – the club’s player of the year last term – about a new deal and urged him to “please come back”. But the former Inter Milan and Real Madrid player said in a statement: “I have decided not to renew my contract with Leicester. I have taken this decision only 24 hours after receiving the proposal from Leicester because I want to give the club as much time as possible to find an alternative.”