Senegal Coach Names Squad For Super Eagles Friendly

Senegal Coach,  Aliou Cisse Names Squad For Super Eagles Friendly
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Senegal Coach, Aliou Cisse, has named a strong 26-man squad for the March 23 friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles in London.

Topping the list of players named for the friendly is Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.

Also in the Teranga Lions’ side are Everton’s Idrissa Gueye, Kalidou Koulibaly, Kara Mbodj, Cheikhou Kouyate, Henry Saivet and Diao Keita.

Cisse handed maiden call-ups to Moussa Wague, Adama Mbengue and former France U-20 international, Opa Nguette.

Senegal were quarter-finalists at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

David Moyes Charged With Misconduct In Southampton Clash

David Moyes, Southampton Sunderland manager, David Moyes, has been charged with misconduct after being sent off at Southampton on Wednesday.

The Football Association said it is alleged “Moyes used abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official”.

He has been given until 18:00 BST on Tuesday to respond to the allegation.

The incident took place when Referee Chris Kavanagh waved away appeals for a foul on Sunderland striker Victor Anichebe in the penalty area.

Sunderland lost 1-0 to their hosts as they crashed out of the EFL Cup.

Manchester United also edged past Manchester City with a 1-0 victory while West Ham United beat Chelsea 2 – 1 on Wednesday night.

Arsenal and Liverpool had earlier through to the fifth round as they defeated Reading and Tottenham respectively on Tuesday night.

Manchester United Advance As Chelsea Exit EFL Cup

Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, EFL CupManchester United have cruised to the next round of the EFL Cup, as they defeated Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday night.

It was a tough clash for both teams at the Old Trafford where City’s Kelechi Iheanacho and the Red Devil’s Antonio Valencia got a yellow card before the end of the first half.

Juan Mata subsequently put a smile on the hosts’ faces with his saving goal in the 54th minute while Paul Pogba and Zlantan Ibrahimovic were penalised with another yellow card apiece before the game ended.

At the London Stadium, West Ham United beat their visitors, Chelsea 2 – 1 to qualify for the next round of the competition.

Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes netted for the East Londoners while Gary Cahill score the Blues’ consolation goal.

On Tuesday, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored two goals as Arsenal booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup with a 2-0 win over Reading.

The Championship side went into the match looking for their first ever win over the Gunners, but it was an easy win for Arsenal in the end, thanks to a double by the Ox, who seemed to be overcoming his difficult start to the season.

Liverpool are also through to the fifth round courtesy of a brace from another England striker, Daniel Sturridge as they defeated Tottenham 2-1.

The striker opened the scoring early at Anfield after exploiting a Spurs mistake. He doubled the lead in the 60th minute

Mikel, Ayew And Kouyate Battle For Player Of The Month

mikelSuper Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, will slug it out with Ghana and Aston Villa’s Jordan Ayew and Senegal/West Ham’s Cheikhou Kouyate, in the January shortlist for the African player of the month in the English Premier League.

Mikel has been impressive in the starting line-up for Chelsea under interim manager, Guus Hiddink, and his club have been unbeaten in 8 games since the departure of former manager, Jose Mourinho.

According to the organisers, the focus is on African players who are making contribution in their own way, in their clubs’ trying times’.

Apart from Kouyate whose West Ham is certainly riding high, getting impressive results, the other two nominees are having a season to forget in their respective clubs.

Arsenal Must Respond Well To West Ham Defeat – Wenger

arsenalArsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, has refused to single out goalkeeper, Petr Cech, as being at fault for his side’s 2-0 loss at home to West Ham in match day one of the English Premier League.

Wenger however acknowledge that his side lacked defensive organisation in conceding “soft” strikes as their English Premier League campaign began with defeat.

Cheikhou Kouyate put the Hammers ahead late in the first half when he beat Cech to a free-kick and headed into the empty net.

Cech was beaten again in the 57th minute when he was wrong-footed and unable to keep out Mauro Zarate’s shot from outside the box.

The Arsenal Boss also said that the team needs to be on their toes and react in the right direction before the next match at Crystal Palace.

“I knew we had a very difficult schedule from the start, especially with West Ham playing Europa League for their preparation and that is why we have to be on our toes very quickly and respond very well now,” Wenger said..