List of invited @NGSuperEagles players for the International Friendly against #Ukraine National Team on September 10, 2019. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has invited two new players for the friendly against Ukraine in September.
Rohr announced his list of 23 players including 18 players from the team that finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye and midfielder Joe Aribo were handed first-time invitations to play for the Super Eagles in the forthcoming friendly.
German-born Okoye had openly stated his commitment to play for Nigeria before he was given a call-up to Nigeria’s U23 team. With Rohr inviting just three goalkeepers including Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho, the Fortuna Düsseldorf II keeper seems to have knocked Daniel Akpeyi off the list.
Following the retirement of John Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo, Gernot Rohr has invited new faces into the team with the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers set to commence.
Aribo, who recently joined Rangers on a free transfer from Charlton Athletic, will also join the squad. The England-born midfielder could make his debut at the Dnipro Arena, Ukraine.
The duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi that were dropped from the team that went to the AFCON were invited for the friendly scheduled for September 10. Full back, Tyronne Ebuehi was also handed an invite for the first time since the 2018 World Cup. The Benfica right-back was injured for a year after he ruptured his cruciate ligament in July 2018.
Victor Osimhen, who set the French Ligue 1 alight with a brace on his debut for Lille, is also on the list. Monaco’s new signing Henry Onyekuru and Villareal starlet Samuel Chukwueze were called up to the side.
Brazil win U17 World cup after beating Mexico
Brazil bags another remarkable win to tally its Under-17 World Cup trophy by beating Mexico.
The host team, Brazil leaves it late to triumphed a 2-1 win at the Bezerrao stadium.
thanks to Lazaro Vinicius Marques’ 93rd-minute goal to made the difference.
Mexico – winners of the showpiece tournament in 2005 and 2011 – looked on track to add a third title to their collection when Bryan Alonso Gonzalez Olivan headed home the opener in the 66th minute.
But Brazil, playing in front of legends Ronaldo and Cafu, rallied courtesy of Kaio Jorge’s questionable penalty with six minutes of regulation time remaining.
Brazil then completed the comeback deep into stoppage time when Lazaro volleyed home a last-gasp winner.
The victory added to Brazil’s successes in 1997, 1999 and 2003 as they moved within one of Nigeria’s record of five championships.
Hong kong crisis: Police threaten to use live bullet
After recent protesters livid escalation on the Hong Kong police, the authorities has threatened to fire live bullets if “rioters” did not stop using lethal weapons.
The police statement followed fresh clashes outside a university in the center of Hong Kong where protesters were hunkered down behind makeshift shields and hurled petrol bombs at police in a standoff blocking a vital tunnel link.
Police says, one of her officer had been treated in hospital after being hit in the leg by an arrow and another had his visor struck by a metal ball, although he was not hurt.
The violence in the Asian financial hub has posed the gravest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012. Xi has said he is confident Hong Kong’s government can resolve the crisis.
Police have used live rounds in a few isolated incidents in the past.
Demonstrators, angry at what they see as Chinese meddling in the former British colony which has had autonomous status since returning to Chinese rule in 1997, have said they are responding to excessive use of force by police.
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