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Rohr Offers To Help Former Club Avoid Relegation

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Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr has volunteered to help his former club, Bordeaux to avoid relegation from the Ligue 1, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

Girondins Bordeaux have failed to win their last four matches in the league, they suffered a 3-0 loss to Monaco on Sunday.

The Les Girondins have dropped to 16th on the Ligue 1 log two places above the relegation zone.

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Rohr played for Bordeaux for over ten years and also managed the club for six years from 1990 to 1996, he steered them to Ligue 1 safety in the 1995-1996 season.

“We have to make the club sparkle and we need a really combative and united team. Coach Gasset also unfortunately seems a little lost in this situation. He must have tried a lot of things already, he still has the experience,” Rohr told France Bleu.

“We didn’t give up, we reacted but what we see is that the results are still just as catastrophic and that you concede three or four goals. .. It’s still difficult to always say the same thing.

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“Boys do not get along, from what I was told. And then, there is an unconducive atmosphere, unfortunately, with the supporters. It is very difficult for everyone to work effectively.

“I have always been the man of the club. Currently, I am under contract with Nigeria. But if it is to help the Girondins, I will always be available.”

Bordeaux will hope to bounce back from their poor performance against Monaco with a victory over Lorient on Sunday.

READ MORE: Ndidi Asks Iheanacho To ‘Cut Soap’ For Him After Scoring Against Southampton (Video)

Rohr led the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, he has also repeated the same feat to guide the team to the 2022 Nations Cup in Cameroon.

 

 

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Nigerian Players Scorecard: Iheanacho, Onuachu And Osimhen On Target Again

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Nigerian players across Europe have been showing their mettle since the beginning of the 2020/2021 season and there was no exception over the weekend, Sportivatiom.com.ng reports.

The action started in the Premier League on Friday with the duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi starting for Leicester City. Iheanacho scored the Foxes’ second goal after they went four goals down. He has now amassed 11 goals in the league this season.

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Ndidi played for 63 minutes before being replaced by Ayoze Perez. Their performance was not at the optimum level as Brendan Rodgers’ side lost 4-2 to Newcastle at the King Power Stadium.

Prolific goalscorer Paul Onuachu continued in his blistering form as he opened the scoring for Genk in the 57th minutes against Club Brugge in the Belgium Jupiler League. He was subbed off for his compatriot Cyriel Dessers and the tie ended 3-0 in favour of Club Brugge.

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Victor Osimhen contributed to three goals in Napoli’s 4-1 victory over Spezia away from home. Osimhen scored a brace in the 23rd and 44th minutes respectively, and also set up Hirving Petagna for the fourth goal in the 79th minutes. He came off for Andrea Petagna in the 83rd minute. The former Lille striker has now registered 10 goals so far in the Serie A this season.

Isaac Success was in action for Watford in his first start of the season against Swansea City. Success increased his side’s tally by scoring the second goal via an assist from Marc Navarro. The game ended in a comfortable 2-0 win for Watford. Meanwhile, William Troost-Ekong was an unused substitute.

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Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel played the entire minutes for Stoke City in their game against AFC Bournemouth. Mikel was solid and contributed immensely to Stoke City’s 2-0 win away from home.

Skillful winger Moses Simon was outstanding for Nantes as they dispatched Bordeaux 3-0 at home. Simon created the assist for Randal Kolo Muani to score the third goal in the 70th minutes. He was later substituted for Marcus Regis Coco in the 81st minutes.

Terem Moffi was involved in Lorient’s 4-1 defeat to Lyon. Moffi’s attacking prowess did not yield much as he fired blank. He came off for Pierre-Yves Hamel in the 72nd minutes.

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In the Eredivisie, Tyronne Ebuehi featured all through the game for FC Twente against Heracles. Ebuehi’s defensive input coupled with his contribution going forward earned his side a point as the game ended one all.

Still, in the same championship, Maduka Okoye was in between the sticks for Sparta Rotterdam. Okoye kept a clean sheet as Sparta Rotterdam put three unreplied goals past Vitesse at home.

Chidozie Awaziem was solid in defence for Boavista in their home game against Tondela in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. Awaziem held his own all through the encounter, though his team conceded a goal as the tie ended 1-1.

It was a bad day in the office for Simy Nwankwo. His team, Crotone were whitewashed 5-0 by AS Roma.

READ MORE: JUST IN: Super Eagles Defender Suffers Relegation

Semi Ajayi’s impact was not enough to muster a point for West Bromwich Albion as they lost 3-1 to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Kingsley Ehizibue tasted a bit of action for FC Koln as he was subbed on for Salih Oezcan in the 76th minutes. His late introduction into the game could not alter the scoreline as they were defeated 4-1 by Freiburg.

Henry Onyekuru had 63rd minute under his belt for Galatasary. Onyekuru dazzled through the Besiktas defence a couple of times before being replaced by Muhammed Akturkoglu. Galatasary clinched a 3-1 victory over Besiktas at home.

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Nigerian Players Scorecard: Moffi, Chukwueze And Nwankwo Amongst Top Performers

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Sportivation.com.ng monitored how Nigerian players fared over the weekend across various European leagues.
21-year-old forward Terem Moffi displayed a terrific performance by scoring a hattrick in Lorient’s 4-1 win over Bordeaux at home. He was unplayable until he was subbed off for Pierre-Yves Hamel in the 85th minutes. Moffi has now scored 14 goals in the French Ligue 1 this season.
In the same championship, Moses Simon was involved in Nantes’ game against Strasbourg. His laudable impact in the tie saw him provide an assist for Ludovic Blas to score Nantes’ second goal. Simon was on the winning side as they defeated Strasbourg 2-1 away from home. He came off for Marcus Regis Coco in the 80th minute.
Samuel Chukwueze started on a high as he opened the scoring for Villarreal in the 26th minute by dribbling past  Ter Stegen before slotting the ball into the back of the net after receiving a pass from Pau Torres. His runs and dribbling skills were a threat to Barcelona’s backline for the most part of the game, though Villarreal lost 2-1 at home. He was replaced by Yeremi Pino in the 89th minute.
Simy Nwankwo continued his impressive run of form in the Italian Serie A in a seven-goal thriller. He scored from an open play in the 42nd minutes before converting a spot-kick in the 69th minutes. His brace was crucial to Crotone’s 4-3 win over Parma at home.
Shot-stopper Maduka Okoye was in goal for Sparta Rotterdam as they host VVV-Venlo in the Eredivisie. Okoye was commanding and also kept a clean sheet as Sparta Rotterdam defeated VVV-Venlo 2 nil at home.
Tyronne Ebuehi played for FC Twente in their game against Utrecht. Ebuehi’s input could not salvage a point for his team, hence they lost 2-1 at home to the visitors.
In the English Championship, William Troost-Ekong was instrumental and impressive in his defensive role for Watford as they defeated Millwall 1-0 at home. Ekong, alongside his fellow compatriots Isaac Success and Tom Dele-Bashiru, will be playing in the English top-flight with Watford next season after they gained promotion back to the Premier League with a win.
John Obi Mikel tasted 90 minutes of action for Stoke City against Nottingham Forest. Mikel played a pivotal role by protecting the Potters’ defence, however, the tie ended one-goal apiece.
Chidozie Awaziem featured for Boavista in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. His defensive prowess was not enough, thus they lost 1 nil at home to Maritimo. He was later substituted for Yanis Hamache in the 66 minutes.
Former Chelsea player Victor Moses was present in action for Spartak Moscow in the Russia Premier League. Moses was efficient and helped his team to secure a 1 nil win over CSKA Moscow. Chidera Ejuke was also involved for CSKA Moscow when he came on for IIya Shkurin in the 82nd minutes.
Sensational midfielder Joe Aribo dictated play for Rangers in their Scottish Cup encounter with St. Johnstone. Aribo was magnificent with his passes & dribbles and provided the assist for James Tavernier to give his side the lead in the 117th minutes. The game eventually ended 1-1 after extra time but Rangers lost 4-2 on penalties.
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Transfer Latest: Mbappe Looking For House In Madrid

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PSG star Kylian Mbappe has started looking for a house in Madrid as speculation about his move to Real Madrid continues to gather pace, Sportivation.com.ng reports.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a move away from Paris following his mind-blowing performances for the club in the Ligue 1 and in the Uefa Champions League.

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He is yet to commit his long-term future to the club his contract is set to run out in the summer of 2022.

According to Goal, The World Cup winner has started house hunting in the Spanish capital even though there is no suggestion that he has made up his mind about moving to Real Madrid.

He has mandated a member of his entourage to get a suitable residence.

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Florentino Perez showered praises on Kylian Mbappe when he was asked about Real Madrid interest in the young star.

“My answer? I say: don’t worry… the truth is that he is a good player, yes.

“I’ve never talked to Mbappe. At least up to now… I don’t know what’s going to happen to his contract with PSG.”

READ MORE: Ndidi Asks Iheanacho To ‘Cut Soap’ For Him After Scoring Against Southampton (Video)

Mbappe played a pivotal role as PSG eliminated European powerhouses, Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the Uefa Champions League to book a semi-final place with Manchester City.

He has scored 35 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for PSG this season.

 

 

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