Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr sees Burundi as the biggest threat to Nigeria’s chances of qualifying from Group B at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Nigeria face Burundi in their opening game in Alexandria on Saturday before games against Guinea and Madagascar on the following week.
Rohr admits the underdogs will have nothing to lose taking on the three-time winners but warned that his team will play offensive football.
Court Frees Pinnick, Sanusi From Being Joined In Financial Misappropriation Case
The Federal Capital Territory high court has cleared NFF president Amaju Pinnick and secretary general Mohammed Sanusi of a case of financial misappropriation brought against the pair by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
Justice Peter O. Affen refused the amendment sought by the EFCC to include Pinnick and Sanusi to a trial of misappropriation of an eight-million-dollar FIFA grant.
This is the second time the court has thrown out financial allegations against both parties.
Pinnick and Sanusi say the charges were borne out of envy, malice, victimization and vendetta.
IFAB Rules Out Immediate Change To Offside Law After Wenger Floats VAR Proposal
International Football Association Board (IFAB) has ruled out the possibility of Arsene Wenger’s proposed changes to the offside law making it in time for this summer’s European championships.
The former arsenal manager’s proposals would mean a player would be deemed onside if any part of his body is level or behind the last defender.
However, IFAB general secretary Lukas Brud told Sky Sports news there will be no law change regarding offside at this month’s annual general meeting.
Rangers Protest Against Referee Jacob Gwatsa
Rangers football club management have appealed to the League Management Company, LMC, against the decisions of over referee Jacob Gwatsa’s handling of match day 20 NPFL fixture with Akwa United in Enugu.
Rangers say the referee intentionally ignored two clear penalty calls which cost them the victory.
Rangers wondered if it was a coincidence that the same referee, whose decision was reversed by the LMC barely a year ago, could be found culpable again
The ‘Flying Antelopes’ are appealing to LMC for justice.
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