NIGERIA PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Week 4 Review
Tony Okpotu scored twice for Lobi Stars, as they thrashed El-Kanemi 3-0 at home, to go top of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).
The striker opened scoring from the penalty spot in the 4th minute and doubled his team’s advantage with another spot-kick in the 55th minute. Bernabas Imenger made the game safe with a third.
Lobi Stars now have nine points from four matches. El-Kanemi remain bottom of the league, after losing their first three games.
In the other fixtures, Akwa United beat Heartland 3-1 at home, while Warri Wolves and Enugu Rangers played out a goalless draw at the Warri City Stadium.
Wikki Tourists hammered Plateau United 3-0, Ifeanyi Ubah FC defeated Shooting Stars 3-1 and MFM FC returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over Sunshine Stars.
Kano Pillars’ game with Abia Warriors finished goalless
CHELSEA TO ANNOUNCE CONTE – Reports
According to metro sports this evening Chelsea football club is set to announce Conte as their manager next season.
Roman Abramovich has told Chelsea staff members that Antonio Conte has been appointed as manager, reports say.
The Russian owner has opted to appoint the Italian coach after running into complications with hiring Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone.
And Conte will definitely be Chelsea manager next season, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The Russian has told workers at the club that Conte will join and he is expected to earn £4.6m-a-year in a three-year deal.
Chelsea players learned about Conte’s arrival before facing Southampton on 26 February and have since won two on the spin.
ENYEAMA, EMENIKE REJECTS SUPER EAGLES RETURN
The former Super Eagles captain and goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has stated categorically that he will not make a return to the Super Eagles despite Sunday Oliseh’s resignation.
The Lille OSC goalkeeper retired from international football after he fell out with the former coach Sunday Oliseh at the team’s camp in Belgium.
The drama allegedly started after Oliseh told Enyeama to leave the camp for questioning his choice of Ahmed Musa as captain. Enyeama denied this allegation saying his confrontation with Oliseh arose after his dead mother was insulted.
With rumours circulating that Enyeama and fellow retiree Emenike could be recalled, the No.1 shot- stopper disclosed that he is no longer interested.
“I don’t want to talk about this issue again. I think my earlier decision stands,” he said
In the same vein, the former Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike who called it quits with the National team on October 19, 2015, has rejected a possible return to the squad.
Emenike, who won the golden boot at the 2013 AFCON tournament which Nigeria won under Stephen Keshi, insisted that he would not return to the National team, adding that Sunday Oliseh did not force him to quit the team.
“I’m done with the Super Eagles, and I am making it clear again that I am not going back. It’s my decision and I am not going to reverse it. I am sorry if I have offended anybody regarding this but no Eagles return for me.”
“Like I said, I didn’t quit because of anybody, it was a personal decision. Oliseh didn’t force me out of the Super Eagles as it was reported.
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