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FIFA may ban Nigeria if Gernot Rohr is sacked without due process – Senate committee on sports

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Senator Obinna Ogba, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development,  has said FIFA may sanction Nigeria if Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is sacked without the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) carrying out due process.

Rohr’s sack calls increased after the team struggled to earn a draw against Cape Verde in their last group game of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Although Nigeria qualified for the world cup play-offs, the performance did not raise good hopes among football fans who believe the team might not make it out of the play-offs of they meet more composed opponents in front of goal.

 

Senator Ogba has now warned fans calling for the sack of the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to exercise some patience as sacking him without due process could have ramifications

“Yes, so many persons have called for his sack. It needs to be discussed because there was an agreement with the sports operators in football.” He said to The Guardian.

 

There is a way you will sack him, and if you don’t pay him certain amount of money, FIFA will ban Nigeria and when they ban us, you will complain. Why not allow football operators discuss the issues by finding a way out?

 

“Mind you, part of the agreement is for him to qualify Nigeria for Nations Cup, and he has done that. No matter how he qualified.

“The next thing is the World Cup, and it is still on. For me, I am not Amaju Pinnick, who is the president of NFF. But I am also a board member, and I can tell you authoritatively that among us, many have asked that he should step aside. But it is not something you say for saying sake.

“It has to be a discussion, meetings, and so many things have to be taken into consideration. Even if it warrants sacking him, we will sack him, otherwise we allow him be,” he stated.


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Man.United legend Patrice Evra congratulates Lionel Messi for winning his 7th Ballon d’Or ahead of the award ceremony

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Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra has congratulated PSG star, Lionel Messi for winning the 2021 Ballon d’Or award ahead of the award ceremony slated for Monday, November 29.

 

However, the winner hasn’t been announced but the former French international seems to believe the Argentine superstar will walk home with the 2021 Ballon d’Or award.

 

The former France left-back uploaded a photograph on his Instagram account, in which he and Messi can be seen jostling for the ball in an old Manchester United v. Barcelona UEFA Champions League encounter.

 

Attached to this image was the caption, “Congratulations to @leomessi for winning another Ballon d’Or.”

 

Man.United legend Patrice Evra congratulates Lionel Messi for winning his 7th Ballon d?Or ahead of the award ceremony

 

The Argentine is among the favourites to win this year’s Ballon d’Or but faces competition with  Poland and Bayern Munich forward, Robert Lewandowski, who, last season, won the Bundesliga, Club World Cup, and DFL-Supercup, and also set a goal-scoring record in the Bundesliga.


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This Is the best time to crush Manchester United – Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel says ahead of must win premier league clash

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Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has boasted that now is the best time for the Blues to beat Manchester United as they meet this weekend at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea welcome United to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, November 28, on a run of 10 games without defeat in all competitions, having won nine of those and kept seven clean sheets.

Tuchel believes Manchester United can never be discounted, either in a match or the wider Premier League race despite their current struggles and the club’s recent sacking of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

 

You can see it either way, in the end we will not lose too many minutes thinking about this, but we will give all our energy and focus on our squad and what we want to do right, Tuchel told TribalFootball.

“We only have one game with Michael Carrick in charge to focus on and to analyse. Of course we have some individual behaviour and some group behaviour that we think we can see as patterns and want to prepare our team for it.

“On the other side it is always the best moment to play against Manchester United because we are up for the big challenges and we want to be out there to play on the highest level, to prove ourselves and to prove a point.

 

We just came from a tough match and there’s the next one, this is where we are, where we love to be, and we get challenged on the highest level again on Sunday.”


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Ronaldinho Faces Jail Time Over Unpaid Maintenance To His Former Girlfriend

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Football icon, Ronaldinho has been warned he could be sent back to jail over a maintenance payment dispute with a former girlfriend.

Reports in Brazil say the former Barcelona and AC Milan star has been ordered to settle his debt with Priscilla Coelho by December 1 to avoid the seizure of his assets and possible prison.

She’s understood to have been awarded around £13,500 in maintenance a month after arbitration as the Brazil legend’s ‘common-law wife’

Priscilla’s lawyer Bruno Medrado told Brazilian newspaper Extra: ‘Right now he has to pay up.’

Officials are said to have handed Ronaldinho a court summons so he could be formally notified about the maintenance payment deadline on November 11 after several failed attempts to track him down.

The former footballer is currently believed to be in Dubai.

In May 2018 Ronaldinho was forced to deny claims he was marrying Priscilla and another woman, named as Beatriz Sousa, at the same time.

He spoke out after a Brazilian newspaper said he would tie the knot with the stunning pair at a private ceremony at the upmarket Barra da Tijuca district in Rio de Janeiro where he owns a home.

The two-time World Player of the Year said at the time: ‘It’s a huge lie. Everyone’s talking about this but it’s not true. I’m not going to get married.’

Around a year later it emerged Priscilla, said to have started dating Ronaldinho when he played for Belo Horizonte club Atletico Mineiro, was demanding money from her multi-millionaire ex.

It was reported that she was awarded around £13,500 in maintenance a month following arbitration as the retired footballer’s former ‘common-law wife’ in a provisional decision which can be appealed while the first payments are made.

A common law marriage is one in which the couple lives together for a period of time and holds themselves out to friends, family, and the community as “being married,” but without ever going through a formal ceremony or getting a marriage license.


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