A video shared by Amaechi Nwoye Uba on Facebook shows where suspected Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members were rough handling Sen Ike Ekweremadu. The incident is believed to have taken place in Nuremberg, Germany. Ekweremadu was dragged around and stoned with different objects, mostly eggs, around the venue of the event.
Former Super Eagles striker (and later coach) Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by FIFA for agreeing to the manipulation of matches. Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when FIFA believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served as coach of the country’s Under-20 and Under-23 sides.
Thursday 15th August, 2019:
HJK Helsinki 2-2 Riga FC
Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has invited 23 players for the upcoming international friendly against Ukraine to be played on September 10. Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi have been recalled to the team after missing the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Tyronne Ebuehi is back to the team after coming back from a long injury lay off. Emil Maduka Okoye and Joe Aribo are invited for the first time. Daniel Akpeyi, John Ogu and Shehu Abdullahi who were at AFCON 2019 are dropped. Continue reading
Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup today at Istanbul, Turkey. The match ended 2-2 after extra time. Congrats to the Reds.
Africa and Nigeria’s soccer legend Austin “Jay jay” Okocha turns 46 today. Okocha made his Super Eagles debut in 1993 against Cote D’Ivoire in Abidjan during a world cup qualifier game. He played for Nigeria 73 times scoring 14 goals in an international career that spanned about 14 years and ended in 2006. He became the Super Eagles captain just before the 2002 world cup. Okocha won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria in his debut tournament in Tunisia and also won the Men’s Soccer Goal Medal at the Atlanta Olympics with Nigeria U-23 team in 1996. In 2004, he won the the African Cup of Nations Golden Boot and Best player awards in Tunisia.