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Russia 2018: What Mikel, Ighalo said about Rohr’s World Cup list

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Super Eagles players across the globe have reacted to the World Cup list released by Gernot Rohr.

Rohr on Monday released a 30- man provisional list with a surprise inclusion of Nigeria Premier League highest goal scorer, Junior Lokosa.

Captain Mikel Obi, who would be gunning for his second World Cup with the senior national team, expressed happiness with the list.

“The list is okay to me. It’s a good list and I’m happy with it” the Eagles captain told Sporting Sun.

Changchun Yatai of China star, Odion Ighalo saw his inclusion as an avenue to pay back Nigeria as he vowed to give his best for the country in Russia.

“I’m happy and privileged to be on the list and I promise to give my best. Honestly, it’s every player’s joy to be at the World Cup, so I believe my time is now and I will gracefully take the opportunity and represent the country with all I have got.

“The calibre of players we have right now know what it takes to succeed at the biggest stage so I’m very confident with those invited because the bulk of the squad were the guys that played the qualifiers even though so few are missing. I am confident the team will do well at the World Cup,” Ighalo concluded.

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Hervé Renard unveils the greatest player he has trained!

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Today coach of Morocco, Hervé Renard passed through Zambia and Ivory Coast where he managed to win two CAN (African Cup of Nations). In a short video directed to Yaya Touré on the show Talent d’Afrique, the French technician revealed that the giant Ivorian midfielder was the greatest footballer he had the chance to train in his career.

« I have often spoken on the subject and I think you (Yaya Touré) are the greatest player I have had the chance to train. Three or three and a half years later, a big thank you to you and all the other players for giving us this title (African Cup of Nations) in 2015. « 

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Dortmund has a new coach (official)

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Ce n’est pas vraiment une surprise : Lucien Favre est le nouvel entraîneur du Borussia Dortmund. Une destination annoncée depuis plusieurs mois et une signature attendue depuis l’officialisation de son départ de l’OGC Nice au terme de la 38e journée de Ligue 1, samedi.

Le technicien suisse a paraphé un contrat de deux ans avec le club allemand, soit jusqu’en juin 2020.

 

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World 2018: Snobé by Aliou Cissé, Demba Ba out of silence!

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Aliou Cissé, coach of Senegal has released its list for the 2018 World Cup forgetting 32-year-old Demba Ba despite his 7 goals in 13 games since January with Goztepe in Turkey.

Faced with his non-selection, the former Chelsea striker remains positive.

« I’m not disappointed at all, » Chelsea’s former scorer told Record. I worked a lot to be where I am today. After 18 months of injury. In July 2016, people were wondering if Demba’s career was over? Today, we are sad because Demba is not on the list of 23 lions. You can not imagine the path I’ve traveled before arriving at this point? Only pride inspires me. « 

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