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Man Utd Announces New Appointments
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Man Utd Announces New Appointments

  Manchester United on Wednesday announced new appointments. John Murtough is now the club’s first football director, while Darren Fletcher is their first technical director. Murtough has been promoted from head of football development, while Fletcher returned to the club in January as part of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff. United in a statement, explained that Murtough, who has been at Old Trafford for seven years, “will have overall leadership and responsibility for operations and strategy across all football functions.” Fletcher, on his part, will “add technical input and direction into all football and performance areas and focus on a coordinated and long-term approach to player and squad development.” The Red Devils are currently second in th...
Coach Steve Onishola Dies 24 Hours After Orisabunmi, His Sister’s Death
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Coach Steve Onishola Dies 24 Hours After Orisabunmi, His Sister’s Death

Coach Steve Onishola, the Technical Director of Kwara Falcons Basketball Club of Ilorin, is dead. Onishola died barely 24 hours after his younger sister, Folake Aremu, a Nollywood actress, popularly called Orisabunmi, died at 60. The State Chairman of the association, Dr. Joseph Adeyemo, confirmed the death in Ilorin on Thursday. The late basketball coach was said to have passed on at 71 on Thursday in Illorin, following a brief illness. The deceased was the Manager of Falcons on different occasions before he was appointed the club’s technical director. He was part of the Falcons’ team that secured promotion for the club to the elite division in 2013. He was also a member of the Silver-winning team at the 2018 edition of the Kwese Premier League. Onishola was also am...
NFF In Talks With Amuneke About Technical Director Job
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NFF In Talks With Amuneke About Technical Director Job

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is in talks with former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, about the position of Technical Director, reports Completesports.com. Feelers from the Sunday Dankaro Football House in Abuja revealed that the NFF has approached Amuneke who is presently the director in charge of academies in Africa at Misr Lel Makkasa of Egypt to consider accepting an appointment as the Technical Director following the expiration of Bitrus Bewarang’s contract last June Daniel Amokachi was in line to get the job last month, but it didn’t work out after it emerged that he had been pencilled for a bigger appointment by the federal government as the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Sports, an appointment the former Super Eagles forward has accepted. “Amuneke...
Arsenal confirm Edu appointment as new technical director
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Arsenal confirm Edu appointment as new technical director

The former Gunner - a member of the Invincibles - comes to us straight after helping Brazil win their first Copa America in 12 years. He will be on the flight to the United States as our pre-season tour gets underway on Thursday. In his role as technical director, Edu will coordinate the work of our first-team coaching group, the academy and player scouting and recruitment in order to oversee the constant building up and efficient strengthening of our squad. Head of football Raul Sanllehi said: “We’re very excited that Edu is joining the team. He has great experience and technical football knowledge and most importantly is a true Arsenal man. He understands the club and what we stand for to our millions of fans around the world. “His arrival is the final and very important part of...
Edo FA Honour Shuaibu Amodu With Memorial Lecture
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Edo FA Honour Shuaibu Amodu With Memorial Lecture

The Edo State Football Association will hold a memorial lecture in honour of the late Super Eagles coach, Shuaibu Amodu, today. In a release, Edo State FA Chairman Frank Ilaboya said the lecture would be held to honour Amodu and also remember the life and times of one of the country’s finest coaches. The lecture entitled ‘Life and Times of Shuaibu Amodu,’ will be delivered by veteran coach, Alabi Aisien. According to Ilaboya, the event scheduled for the Media Centre of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, will feature coaches, former and current players, as well as sports and football administrators. “Beyond the lecture, the occasion will serve as a reminder to both Edo State and the Federal Government on the need to find a way to immortalise Nigeria’s past heroes,” Ilaboy...
Disu Wants Defined Hierarchy In Eagles Team Leadership
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Disu Wants Defined Hierarchy In Eagles Team Leadership

Tunde Disu, former Technical Director, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says there should be a defined hierarchy for the selection of Super Eagles captain so as not to create disaffection in the team. Disu, on Wednesday, that there was no clear leadership in the team that lost 0-2 to the South Africans in the AFCON qualifier, on Sunday, in Uyo. “There was a problem of leadership in the team on Sunday. I cannot pin down a leader from the players, they themselves were not also certain about who the next person should be. “It should have been Ahmed Musa wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of Mikel Obi who was out injured, but it did not happen. That was not good enough. “That should not be allowed to happen because it may demoralise the players concerned. It has happene...
There Is A Possibility Of Antonio Conte Staying In Chelsea Forever – Emenalo
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There Is A Possibility Of Antonio Conte Staying In Chelsea Forever – Emenalo

Chelsea‘s technical director Michael Emenalo has expressed confidence that Antonio Conte could stay at Stamford Bridge forever after a blistering start at Stamford Bridge. According to Emenalo, Conte has brought title-winning ambitions back to Chelsea after the worst season of the Roman Abramovich era last year. The Nigerian believes the Italian is justifying the reputation he established during three successful seasons in charge of Juventus. He told Sky Italia: "Picking Conte [as Chelsea's new permanent head coach] was not as difficult as it was actually to get him. "He was Italy's manager in a country which loves football. We were impressed when we came up against him when he was at Juventus [in the Champions League in 2012-13]. "He has brought with him not only great tact...
Another Former Super Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu, is Dead
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Another Former Super Eagles Coach, Shuaibu Amodu, is Dead

The technical director of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), and former coach of the Super Eagles, Shuaibu Amodu, has died, the NFF announced early Saturday. Mr. Amodu, a four-time coach of the national team, passed on on Friday night shortly after complaining of chest pain, the NFF said in a post on its Twitter handle. He was 58. Mr. Amodu was appointed technical director of the Eagles in April 2016. His death came as the nation is still reeling from the loss of Stephen Keshi, the country’s football legend, who died three days ago, aged 54.  

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