Iheanacho winner, seals Rohrs first win
Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho, brought his impressive form from the English Premier League and scored the winner for Nigeria in the AFCON qualifier against Tanzania.
Though the win spells nothing for Nigeria, since Egypt already claimed the AFCON ticket in Group G. However, this did not stop Nigerians from being impressed by the youngster, as screams echoed the Godswill Akpabio stadium.
The visitors where not much competition for the hosts, they lost possession early on in the match, as the pace of the game was dictated by the Super Eagles.
Despite the possession, Nigeria’s conversion rate was really low and they could not quite find the back of the net, despite many chances from Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo.
19-year old Iheanacho broke the deadlock in the 77th minute, in a match that may have otherwise ended in a draw. The Manchester City fired an impressive strike that was no match for Tanzania’s Aishi Manula.
The match ended in 1-0, much to Gernot Rohr’s pleasure, as he starts off with a win with the Super Eagles.
Bale starts dressing room mutiny with wage demand
According to Sport, Christian Bale has demanded a pay raise from Real Madrid and his team mates are not happy about it.
The 27-year old led his side, Wales to an impressive outing at Euro 2016. They finished at the semi-final and this earned Bale the Best Player in Europe nomination, though he lost out to teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who led Portugal to claim the cup.
The report from Sport claims Bale, who’s current contract runs out in 2019, is now demanding €17 million per year as he looks to seal a new contract with the club.
His teammates are not happy about this because they believe his abilities do not warrant such a huge pay and his has led to a very tense and hostile dressing room at Santiago Bernabeu, the report says.
He’s still got it! Kanu scores hat-rick in Arsenal – Milan legends game
Kanu Nwankwo hung his football boots up over 15 years ago but he proved that he is still just as talented as ever, as he scored a hatrick in the Charity legends game against Milan at the Emirates stadium.
The match started off with a bit of comedy when Kanu didn’t realize he had been named as a substitute and attempted to join the 11 Arsenal players on the pitch.
40-year old Kanu made up for his error 27 minutes later as he scored the first goal of the match. The lead was short lived as a scrappy effort from Christian Viero levelled the score for Milan just before the break.
Kanu restored the lead after the break with a fantastic header and sealed his hat-rick of with a penalty after Pires was brought down in the 18-yard box.
Pires got on the scoresheet as well, courtesy of a cross from Ljunberg. Milan’s Jens Lehmann scored the final goal of the match to end the match at 4-2.
The match raised £1m for The Arsenal Foundation.
Written by Doyinsola Olaniyan