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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles will fight hard to beat Cote d’Ivoire – Osayi-Samuel

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Bright Osayi-Samuel asserts that the Super Eagles are ready for the challenge against hosts Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday. The Super Eagles secured a 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea in their first match at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, with Jose Peseiro’s team dominating but struggling with poor finishing.

As three-time African champions, it is now imperative for them to win the upcoming match against the hosts to enhance their prospects of advancing to the next round. Despite disappointment over the missed opportunity to defeat Equatorial Guinea, Osayi-Samuel expresses confidence that the players will give their best to achieve a more favorable outcome against the Elephants.

He acknowledges the expectation for the Super Eagles to win every game, citing examples like Egypt losing their first match and reaching the final in the last AFCON. Osayi-Samuel emphasizes the team’s determination to bounce back in the next game, highlighting belief in the squad’s capabilities. He anticipates a strong reaction in the upcoming match against Ivory Coast, emphasizing that the team excels against formidable opponents and expressing confidence in everyone’s abilities.

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Aguero set to make return to football

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Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has announced that he is on the verge of returning to football as a club owner. Aguero, however, declined to disclose the name of the club.

The 36-year-old made this revelation during a recent conversation with Argentine streamer Coscu, whose real name is Martin Perez Disalvo.

When asked about his interest in returning to football as a manager, the former Barcelona star replied, “The truth is that I’m considering getting involved in a football club as an owner. I’m not going to reveal which club it is, but I believe we are on the right track. I enjoy being able to manage, to help the club progress, and to build a strong team and staff.”

Aguero retired from professional football in 2021 after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, just days after being hospitalized.

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EPL: Ex-Arsenal player, Kevin Campbell is dead

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Arsenal announced on Saturday that their former player, Kevin Campbell, has passed away at the age of 54.

Campbell, a striker, played for the Gunners, Nottingham Forest, and Everton.

Throughout his nearly 20-year career, he scored 148 goals in 542 club appearances.

“Everyone at Everton is deeply saddened by the death of our former striker Kevin Campbell at the age of just 54.

“Not just a true Goodison Park hero and icon of the English game, but an incredible person as well – as anyone who ever met him will know. RIP, Super Kev,” an Everton statement read.

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After retiring from playing in May 2007, Campbell went on to have a successful career in the media.

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Transfer: Guardiola names Man City player that could join Barcelona

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has admitted Joao Cancelo could return to Barcelona next season.

Cancelo spent the last year on loan with the LaLiga side.

The defender left City after falling out with Guardiola.

However, Cancelo is set to return to the Premier League champions, except the two clubs agree a fresh deal.

“It has to be the best for everyone,” said Guardiola about Cancelo’s future.

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“The two clubs will sit down. He is our player and, if an agreement is not reached, he will have to return in the pre-season.

“If he wants to stay [at Barcelona], and the clubs agree, it will be done again.”

CREDIT: DAILY POST

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