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Oliseh relishes FIFA Technical Expert role

Ex-Super Eagles Captain, Oliseh
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Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is excited to be part of FIFA Technical Experts for the World Cup in Qatar alongside ex-Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger and four other legends.

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FIFA in October appointed the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder as a technical expert for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar which kicks off today in Qatar and runs till December 18.

Oliseh will be one of Nigeria’s representatives at the World Cup despite the Eagles’ failure to qualify for the world’s biggest football event in Qatar.

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The 48-year-old took to his Twitter account to unveil the photos of the FIFA Technical Experts for the World Cup in Qatar.

“Meet the 6 Technical Experts in Qatar, assembled by FIFA Worldwide to bring you Enhanced Football Intelligence (EFI’S) of every game under the leadership of “sir” Arsene Wenger; (Jurgen) Klinsmann, (Alberto) Zaccheroni, Cha Bum-kun, Oliseh, (Faryd) Mondragon and (Andrés González Jaen) Zubi. You can get live podcasts after each game from FIFA.”

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Oliseh’s task will include analysing matches, pinpointing technical excellence and recording the latest advances and developments in the games.

Oliseh played for nine years across different age-grade teams of the Nigerian national set-up. He was part of the Nigerian U-23 team that won a gold medal in the football event at the Atlanta ‘96 Olympics.

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The ex-midfielder was also a member of the Eagles side that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia he also featured for Nigeria at two World Cups.

Between 2015 and 2016, he was appointed coach of the Super Eagles.

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Ronaldo stripped of his World Cup goal by FIFA

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Ronaldo thought he’d opened the scoring against Uruguay when he leapt into the air to nod home a Bruno Fernandes cross in the 54th minute of Monday night’s clash.

The former Manchester United star timed his run to perfection and instantly celebrated the goal with teammates. But the ball did not appear to change trajectory from the moment he met Fernandes’ cross in the air.

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Instant replays showed the ball having barely made contact with his head. Only a few strands of the icon’s hair appeared to be grazed as the ball flew past Sergio Rochet and into the net.

And after several checks, the 37-year-old’s goal was chalked off and awarded to ex-Red Devils teammate Fernandes, with whom he celebrated both after the goal and following the final whistle.

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Transfer:Osimhen’s €100m price tag ‘crazy’ – Man United

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Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, is interested in acquiring the services of Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen but the Red Devils have made it clear that they will not be meeting the €100m price tag that Napoli have slapped on their star striker.

Sky Germany reported that the English topflight club have made Osimhen one of their top targets, but they find the price tag Napoli have put on his head ‘crazy.’

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Osimhen is one of the most coveted forwards in Europe following his remarkable goalscoring exploits with Napoli over the past 18 months. The 23-year-old bagged 14 goals in 27 games last year and has already plundered nine goals in 11 matches this term for Luciano Spalletti’s side.

The Nigeria international contributed 18 goals in 32 games last season and Napoli can’t be blamed for demanding upwards of £80m for the 23-year-old.

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Osimhen has other admirers in the Premier League and there have been links to Tottenham Hotspur.

Italian transfer reporter Enrico De Lellis has told Calciomercato that Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is urging the club to sign Osimhen.

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It’s hard to imagine Tottenham spending £86m on a new striker, unless Harry Kane is on his way out, which is unlikely.

A number of Premier League sides were credited with an interest in Osimhen’s services in the summer, but United could firm up their interest in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s abrupt exit from the club last week.

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Transfer: RB Leipzig striker, Nkunku To Officially Join Chelsea Next Year

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RB Leipzig striker, Christopher Nkunku will officially join Premiership side, Chelsea in June 2023 after the Blues already completed the medicals for the Frenchman, paying his €60 million release clause.

The French player has agreed on a long-term deal with the five-time premier league winners Chelsea. Nkunku scored 20 goals and recorded 13 assists last season in the Bundesliga. He has continued his impressive scoring rate with 12 games in 14 starts this campaign.

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However, the Frenchman who was part of the Didier Deschamps’ squad for the Qatar 2022 World Cup picked up an injury in training, which is now a big concern.

Meanwhile, Graham Potter is reported to have made the signing of Robert Sanchez a priority at Chelsea. Potter wants to reunite with the Spanish goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge as the English manager aims to bring reinforcements in that area.

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With Kepa struggling with injuries and Mendy falling down the pecking order, Potter needs a strong shot-stopper to fulfill the hopes of Todd Boehly.

In the same vein, Mason Mount has reportedly rejected a whopping offer of £200,000 a week from Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.

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According to the report, Mounts wants to garner a salary worth £300,000 a week, which is close to his England teammate Raheem Sterling.

The 23-year-old is one of the lowest earners at Chelsea and therefore his demands look understandable considering the growth in stature at the club.

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