Fifteen Super Eagles stars on Monday commenced training for two friendlies in Belgium at the R. Battice FC training ground on Monday evening. Nigeria face DR Congo on Thursday, before they tackle Cameroon three days later as part of preparation for next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against either Swaziland or Djibouti. The players who are in camp and trained today are: Ahmed Musa, Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi, Carl Ikeme, Elderson Echiejile, Efe Ambrose, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Sylvester Igbonu, Rabiu Ibrahim, Obiora Nwankwo, Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Moses Simon, Emmanuel Emenike and Alex Iwobi. Eagles top official Enebi Achor disclosed the team will train twice on Tuesday (10am and 4pm) at the same venue. Victor Moses and Kenneth Omeruo pulled out of the friendlies due to injury.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct by the FA for comments made after the Southampton match. A statement reads: “It is alleged his remarks constitute improper conduct in that they allege and/or imply bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or bring the game into disrepute.” Mourinho has until 6pm on Thursday to respond.
Colorado Rockies baseball player Brendan Rodgers had to post a message on Twitter on Sunday and tell everyone he is not the former Liverpool manager. The 19-year-old was bombarded with messages following the departure of his namesake from Anfield.
Chelsea have released a statement giving their backing to manager Jose Mourinho. “The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support,” it says. “As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve. However, we believe that we have the right manager to turn this season around and that he has the squad with which to do it.”
Serena Williams the world’s top female tennis player, who will not play for the rest of this year, posted a picture on her Instagram account relaxing with friends in Texas. She’s was pictured with model and television star Colton Haynes, known for his roles in drama series Teen Wolf and supernatural hero series Arrow.