Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that Ogenyi Onazi has suffered a serious back injury on Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Senegal.
The stand in skipper was replaced by John Ogu in the first half and Rohr said afterwards that the midfielder would require a scan to ascertain the level of damage.
Rohr also suggested that Ahmed Musa could be carrying a knock after the Leicester City forward was substituted in the 75th minute.
The Super Eagles will take on Burkina Faso on Monday as they continue preparations for the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Courtesy: http://www.manutd.com Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, got the better part of Jose Mourinho for the second time this season, as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1- 0 at Stamford Bridge to qualify in the FA Cup semi-finals on Monday.
N’Golo Kante’s 51st minutes goal was enough for Conte’s double chasing side to break United’s resistance after the visitors had Ander Herrera sent off after 35 minutes for a second yellow card.
Mourinho’s frustration boiled over and both managers had to be separated after an angry exchange shortly after Herrera’s send off.
United, were missing the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic and injured Wayne Rooney and offered little threat once Kante had beaten David de Gea with a precise low shot.
Chelsea could have won by more, although United did have their moments and came close to an equaliser in the second half, when Marcus Rashford was foiled by keeper Thibaut Courtois.
The Blues would now face Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals at Wembley.
Courtesy: http://www.manutd.com Manchester United is expected to face Chelsea in tonight’s English FA Cup quarter-final tie without a recognised senior striker.
Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford are out of visit to Chelsea through injury, as the Red Devils face a striker crisis.
Rooney, is believed to have been involved in an accidental training ground collision with defender, Phil Jones.
Martial will also miss the match with Chelsea through injury, while Rashford, who has scored three goals in two FA Cup appearances this season, is absent through illness.
Courtesy: http://www.diegomaradonagroup.com The football legend, Diego Maradona, has arrived South Korea, ahead of the FIFA 2017 Under-20 World Cup draw.
Maradona is scheduled to attend the draw with Argentina’s former professional football player, Pablo Aimar on Wednesday in Suwon.
The Under-20 Championship, will see 24 teams playing 52 games over three weeks in Cheonan, Daejeon, Incheon, Jeju, Jeonju and Suwon.
Maradona, the former Argentina captain has won the Under-20 World Cup in 1979 and the World Cup in 1986 for his country.
Nigerian forward, Victor Anichebe, has been ruled out of action for three months after sustaining a knee injury in Sunderland’s 2-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend.
Anichebe, who just returned from a hamstring injury, was brought on as a second half substitute but later went down clutching his right knee.
Sunderland manager, David Moyes, confirmed that the 28-year-old will be out until April.
Anichebe’s latest injury will be a big blow to the Black Cats who already have Lee Cattermole, Jan Kirchhoff, Paddy Mcnair, Jordan Pickford and Duncan Watmore all out with long-term injuries.
Venus Williams remains on course for a first grand slam singles final since 2009 after a 6-4 7-6 quarter-final win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Australian Open for the first time in 14 years.
The 36-year-old has rolled back the years in Melbourne and was at it again earlier on Tuesday to seal a straight sets triumph over the Russian 24th seed.
Williams’ 2017 Australian Open campaign is her best since 2003, the last time she reached the last four in the year’s opening grand slam event.
That year she was runner-up to her sister Serena Williams – the pair are drawn to meet in this year’s final if they continue to win.
However, Venus will play an All-American semi-final against Coco Vandeweghe, who trashed former French Open champion Garbine Muguruza 6-4 6-0 in the following quarter-final at Rod Laver Arena.
Vandeweghe blasted her way into her first grand slam semi-final with a dominant display of power Tennis to destroy Muguruza.