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I like Wizkid but Burna Boy is my favorite – Super Eagles striker, Cyriel Dessers

The Feyenoord striker who had a great season with the Dutch outfit was talking with Pulse sport in an exclusive interview and he revealed who is his best artiste in Nigeria.

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cyriel dessers

Cyriel Dessers who bagged his first goal for the Super Eagles in the friendly win against Mexico on sunday almost couldn’t decide between Wizkid and Burna Boy but he went with the African Giant stating he is feeling him right now.

According to Dessers: “Yeah, right now I am all into Burna Boy. He was also in Rotterdam last month. So I would for sure go for Burna Boy at this moment.Yeah, yeah, Burna Boy (my favourite Nigerian artiste). But I also like Wizkid a lot,” Dessers said.

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super eagles

Cyriel Dessers is currently on loan from Belgium outfit Genk, his future with Feynoord is yet to be decided amidst several offers from top European clubs, but he is set to return back to Genk next season.

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cyriel dessers
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NFF sack Gernot Rohr appoint Augustin Eguavoen as interim head coach, Okocha and Kanu to provide technical support

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed they have sacked the German in a publication released by the general secretary of the federation Mohammed Sanusi on Sunday.

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gernot rohr

Former Super Eagles captain and coach Augustin Eguavoen has been appointed immediately as interim with Okocha and Kanu set to support the team in technical and ambassadorial roles.

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augustin Eguavoen

The statement reads ;

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kanu
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okocha

 “The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Mr Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. This is with immediate effect, and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three–time African champions for the past 64 months, and is Nigeria’s longest–serving manager.

“Following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, it was decided that Eguavoen will work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer). Former Nigeria captains Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal have been appointed to provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.

 “The relationship between the Nigeria Football Federation and Mr Rohr has come to an end. We thank him for his services to the Super Eagles and Nigeria.

“We also want to thank the federal ministry of youth and sports for their collaboration and guidance all through.”

Gernot Rohr was appointed by NFF in August 2016 and he led the Super Eagles to a third place finish at the 2019 African Nations cup

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Nigeria close to Qatar 2022 world cup qualification and Ahmed Musa becomes most capped player in Super Eagles win over Liberia

The 29 year old winger marked his 102 cap that took him past Yobo and Enyeama with a late goal from the penalty spot after Osimehen also put Nigeria ahead with a goal from the penalty spot.

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ahmed musa
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osimehen

Super eagles started the game quite stronger than Liberia in Tangier  and it did not take long for them to open the scoring at the Stade Ibn Batouta.

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super eagles

Alot of the players were in fine form like goal kepper Maduka Okoye who made some eye catching saves to keep Super Eagles in the game and Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi was also in fine form but there was no place for the returning Odion Ighalo .

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odion Ighalo

Nigeria now lead the group and are in good position to qualify for the 2022 wolrd cup in Qatar if they can avoid defeat at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday as they entertain Cape Verde.

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John Mikel Obi celebrates his Russian Girlfriend and baby mama on her birthday with very sweet words

The former Super Eagles captain shared a sweet message to his long term partner Olga Diyachenko who celebrated her birthday November 10.

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john mikel obi

Mikel wrote ; “Happy birthday my love.  I love you so much that words can’t describe. Me and peanuts love you to the moon and back. Happy birthday my love.”

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Mikel and Olga have been dating since 2012 during his Chelsea playing career days and they both have two beautiful twins together.

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mikel twins
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Watford sign Nigerian goalkeeper Maduka Okoye from Sparta Rotterdam

The 22 year old Nigerian international goalie continues his good progression in recent years as Premier league team Watford snaps him up for €6 million (£5.1million) from Eredvise side Sparta Rotherdam.

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maduka okoye

Watford announced they have signed Maduka Okoye on a five and half years deal on their website but the young goalkeeper will stay on loan with the Eredvise side for the rest of the season.

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maduka okoye

“Watford FC is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to sign highly-rated young goalkeeper Maduka Okoye, on a five-and-a-half year deal that will begin on January 1, 2022. The Nigeria international joins the Hornets for an undisclosed fee from Eredivisie outfit Sparta Rotterdam, to where he will return on loan until the end of the 2021/22 campaign,” the statement partly read.

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maduka okoye

Maduka Okoye reveled he cant wait to join the team permanently and get started, he also wished them all the best for the season in a post shared on social media.

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maduka okoye
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Odion Ighalo officially re-joins the Super Eagles squad after 2years retirement

The Al Shabab striker retired from the national team after the 2019 Nations cup where he was the highest goal scorer with 5 goals. The Eagles’ coach reveled he was going to be called back because his goals, experience and presence in the dressing room was missed.

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odion Ighalo

Ighalo joined the 23 man list released by NFF to play against Lone Star of Liberia at the Grand Stade Tangier in Morocco on Saturday, 13th November and then fly into Lagos for the final group game against Cape Verde’s Blue Sharks at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Tuesday, 16th November.

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odion Ighalo

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Burna Boy,Fela inspires me – Super Eagles defender Troost Ekong

The Dutch born Nigerian defender was speaking to the official Watford FC website on the Black History Month, which is a special month (October) set aside to amplify the work of black people and recognize their achievements in our society.

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troost ekong

Ekong revealed is inspired by Burna Boy’s song, he called him the modern day Fela because of the messages in his song.

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burna boy

“His music inspires me, maybe like a modern-day Fela because he also has very strong messages in his music and I love what he stands for. He has a great connection with the UK and coming from Nigerian heritage, he’s someone I can relate to.” he said.

The Watford defender also praised Fela as the pioneer of Afrobeats and he respects his individualism and great music he made.

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troost ekong

“I love what he stands for, it’s individualism and also the great music he makes, all of his songs, the messages, the life lessons, so anyone who hasn’t heard Fela’s music I would definitely recommend it.”

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fela
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We miss the leadership, experience and goals – Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr on Ighalo recall

The Super Eagles coach confirmed he put the former Manchester United striker in his provisional squad because the team miss his experience, goals and leadership.

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Gernot Rohr said the current Super Eagles team have a lot of youngsters and they will learn a lot from Ighalo’s presence in the team.

“I put him in the bigger provisional first list for the next games, Rohr said in a Q&A on Elegbete TV. He is doing very well at his club, and he still has the ambition to help his country. Because we miss his leadership, we miss his experience. We miss the goals he scores. He was the best scorer at the AFCON, the best scorer during the qualifiers, and I think we have so many young players, and they could learn a lot on the side of such a great player. Ighalo is a very important man. I hope that he can come back,”

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odion ighalo

Odion Ighalo retired from the Super Eagles after the 2019 Afcon Nations cup where he was the highest goal scorer and helped Nigeria to a third place finish.

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Amaju Pinnick reveal Ademola Lookman is set to dump England to play for Nigeria, share pictures with Ndidi,Ihenacho and Etebo.

The NFF President, Amaju Pinnick announce Ademola Lookman has decided to switch his footballing allegiance to Nigeria and they are presently in between getting the process sorted.

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amaju pinnick

The Leicester forward current on loan at RB Leipzig, was born in England an has represented England U-20 in the world cup which they won in 2017.

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ademola lookman

Pinnick revealed this on his recent visit to UK with his family where he also met and shared pictures with Wilfred Ndidi,Kelechi Ihenacho and Etebo.

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amaju pinnick kelechi ihenacho and Ndidi
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amaju pinnick kelechi ihenacho and Ndidi
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Pinnick also revealed they are planning on bringing Odion Ighalo back into the Super Eagles team.

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ighalo