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Sickness rules Ahmed Musa, Shehu Abdullahi out of Senegal friendly

Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr had revealed to newsmen that Eagles’ Assitant Captain Ahmed Musa will not be involved at all in Sunday’s International friendly against Africa Number One team the Teranga Lions of Senegal on health grounds.“Musa is sick as a result of this he will not play against Senegal”, the Eagles Coach disclosed this from Ismailia, Egypt.The Franco-German football tactician also declared Eagles right back Shehu Abdullahi and team’s striker Henry Onyekuru not fit to play as a result of ill health.“We have done a lot of training here in Ismaila but not for three players who are sick today and they are Ahmed Musa like I told you and Shehu Abdullahi and also Henry Onyekuru”, Rohr disclosed.He, however, confirmed the two players namely Oghenekaro Etebo and Chidozie Awaziem who were earlier knocked down with cold while training in Asaba, Delta State are fit to play against Senegal.“Etebo and Awaziem have recovered from illness and they have been training with us. So they are available for selection for the big match against Africa’s best team Senegal”, Rohr said.The Coach is also ambitious to win the match to boost the confidence of his…

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SHOCKING: Conte Fell Out With Me For Representing Nigeria At Rio 2016 Olympics- Mikel

Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi has revealed that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte dropped him from his squad for opting to represent the country at the the 2016 Olympics In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reports Completesports.com.Mikel joined Chelsea in the winter of 2006, spending 10 seasons before leaving the club in January 2017 after dropping down the pecking order.The 31-year-old led the Nigeria U23 side to third position at the 2016 Olympic Games.Following his return from the tournament, the midfielder was frozen out of Conte’s squad, which made seek a greener pasture in the Chinese Super League with Tianjin Teda.“For me, it was a decision I had to take because when the opportunity came up to either go to Rio or play for Chelsea,” Mikel told the NFF media.“I decided that Victor Moses, who was the younger and hasn’t played yet for the club, should stay back while I go to the Olympics.“Victor stayed back and I went but when I got back the manager never spoke to me again and did not even put me in the team, so I had to leave the club.“For me, my commitment to play for the…

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Super Eagles Enjoy Boat Cruise In Ismailia Ahead AFCON 2019

Super Eagles and their officials took time off from their intensive training programme on Friday to enjoy boat cruise and have a feel of the City of Ismailia, reports Completesports.com.The three-time African champions arrived Ismaila on last Sunday for the final lap of their preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.The players and their coaches cruised on the Suez Canal to cool off on Friday morning.“We took time off our tough #TotalAFCON2019 training routine this morning to go on a tour of the Suez Canal in Ismailia. Very pleasant experience #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong,” reads a tweet on the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles.Gernot Rohr’s charges will take on the Terangha Lions of Senegal in their last friendly game at the Ismailia Stadium on Sunday.The Super Eagles are in Group B of AFCON 2019 and they will begin their campaign against Burundi on June 22.They will round up their group outings against the Syli National of Guinea on June 26 and debutants Madagascar on June 30.

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Norwich City Eager To Sign Collins From Paderborn Before AFCON 2019

Norwich City are keen on a deal to sign Paderborn left-back Jamilu Collins this summer, according to reports.The 24-year-old is currently with the Super Eagles for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign which gets underway next week in Egypt.However, Norwich are keen to do a deal before the tournament starts to avoid any further interest in the player.He played 34 times for his club last season and helped them achieve a remarkable double promotion to the Bundesliga. He joined for the club when they were in the third tier back in the summer of 2017.Ahead of their return to the Premier League, Norwich are keen to strengthen the left-back area and boss Daniel Farke is once more looking to his native Germany for new players.Jamal Lewis played the vast majority of games last season for the Canaries, while Philip Heise, a January addition from Dynamo Dresden, failed to play a single minute of football after joining.

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RIP: Pat Bowlen

It is a very sad day in Denver and the world of Football at large as Pat Bowlen, the owner of the Denver Broncos passed away at the age of 75 after a long bout with Alzheimer’s.  He was 75 years old. Bowlen purchased the team in 1984 and under his ownership the team went from mediocre to one of the flagships of the National Football League.  The Broncos went to seven Super Bowls winning three of them and he would become the first owner to see his team win 300 Games under his/her/their first 30 years of ownership.  He would be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past February and his August induction will now be posthumous. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Pat Bowlen at this time.  

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Asisat Oshoala hope Falcons get points against France

Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala Wednesday admitted that she and other teammates were scared of losing their second game at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.After suffering a 3-0 loss to Norway in their opening game and in dire need of a win against a Korean side who also went down 4-0 to France, Oshoala turned in a player of the match performance to earn the Super Falcons their first win in the tournament.Super Falcons won the match 2-0.“At first, I think we were a little bit scared of losing and going out,” Oshoala told FIFA.com.“But after a while, we just decided to go for it. I always say that I’m never under pressure- I just go on the pitch and do my job.”The Super Falcons started on the back foot as Korea piled pressure on the defence that sat back. The defence was resolute in denying the opponent a break at goal despite missing the injured Faith Michael who was replaced by Chidinma Okeke.Nigeria went ahead in the 29th minute when Do-Yeon’s turned in a through pass for Desire Oparanozie past the onrushing goalkeeper Kim Minjung.Oshoala scored the second goal in…

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The Tennessee Titans to retire the numbers of Eddie George and Steve McNair

Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players and executive.  As such it is news to us that the Tennessee Titans will be retiring the numbers of both Eddie George and Steve McNair. Eddie George was drafted 14thOverall in 1996, which would be the final season the organization was in Houston.  George rushed for 1,368 Yards as a rookie and in the next three seasons he would not fall below 1,294 Yards in Rushing but would also be more of a receiving threat and was named to the Pro Bowl in all three of those seasons.  He would go his fourth (and fourth straight) tight after with a career high 1,509 Rushing Yards, 14 Rushing Touchdowns and would be chosen for what would be his only First Team All-Pro roster spot.  He would have two more 1,000 rushing campaigns and in his eight years as an Oiler/Titan he would accumulate 10,009 Rushing Yards and another 2,992 in the air with 74 Touchdowns. Steve McNair was drafted 3rdOverall in 1995 and he would be cemented as the starting Quarterback in 1997, the first year the franchise was entrenched in the state of Tennessee.  McNair would be a Pro Bowl Selection three times (2000, 2003 & 2005) and he would throw for 27,141 Yards and 156 Touchdowns while rushing for another 3,439 Yards and 36 TDs.  McNair was shot and killed by his mistress in a murder-suicide in 2009. George (#23) and McNair (#9) become the seventh and eighth numbers retired by the franchise.  They join Warren Moon (#1), Earl Campbell (#34), Jim Norton (#43), Mike Munchak (#63), Elvin Bethea (#65) and Bruce Matthews (#74).  The official ceremony will take place during the Titans home opener against the Indianapolis Colts on September 15. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Eddie George and the late