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2024 Olympic Qualifiers: 11 players arrive Super Falcons camp ahead Cameroon clash

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Ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, 11 players have reported to the Super Falcons’ camp in Abuja. The camp commenced on Tuesday morning. Among the early arrivals are goalkeepers Chiamaka Nnadozie, Tochukwu Oluehi, Linda Jiwaku, and Akudo Ogbonna. The remaining players include Rasheedat Ajibade, Michelle Alozie, Tosin Demehin, Rofiat Imuran, Abiodun Deborah, Ifeoma Onumonu, and Gift Monday. Ten more players are expected to join the camp soon. Additionally, Head Coach Randy Waldrum has also arrived from the United States of America.

The first leg of the encounter will be hosted by Cameroon at the Stade de la Reunification, Douala, on Friday. The reverse fixture is scheduled for next week Monday at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

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Transfer: Chelsea to miss out on Osimhen, as striker accepts €13m contract

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Napoli forward Victor Osimhen is on the verge of a €120 million (£103m/$129m) move to Paris Saint-Germain, dealing a setback to Chelsea’s transfer ambitions. Several prominent European clubs had been considering a move for the Super Eagles striker this summer. However, negotiations between Napoli and PSG are progressing well, according to reports from Italian outlet Il Mattino.

PSG is keen to outmaneuver competitors like Chelsea in securing Osimhen’s signature. The French club plans to activate Osimhen’s €120m release clause and offer him a lucrative four-year contract worth €13m (£11m/$14m) annually.

Chelsea’s financial limitations and the pressing need to comply with the Premier League’s Profit & Sustainability Regulations (PSR) have led them to withdraw from the race for Osimhen.

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Paris 2024 Qualifier: Super Falcons camp bubbles with 18 players

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Four additional players have joined the Super Falcons’ training camp in Abuja in preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games qualifier against South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.

The newcomers include Halimat Ayinde, Michelle Alozie, Nicole Payne, and Rinsola Babajide, bringing the total number of players in camp to 18.

The arrival of these players leaves four more players still expected to join the camp. The new arrivals are anticipated to participate in training sessions with the rest of the team later today.

The Super Falcons conducted their initial training session for the upcoming game on Tuesday night at the practice pitch of the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

Here is the full list of players currently in camp:

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  1. Jiwuaku Linda
  2. Okeke Chidinma
  3. Oladipo Shukurat
  4. Nnadozie Chiamaka
  5. Ohale Osinachi
  6. Toni Payne
  7. Kanu Uchenna
  8. Monday Gift
  9. Abiodun Deborah
  10. Echegini Jennifer
  11. Ucheibe Christy
  12. Rasheedat Ajibade
  13. Tochukwu Oluehi
  14. Jumoke Alani
  15. Halimatu Ayinde
  16. Michelle Alozie
  17. Nicole Payne
  18. Rinsola Babajide
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This is the right decision – Xabi Alonso confirms club he’ll coach next season

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Xabi Alonso has confirmed he will continue as Bayer Leverkusen manager next season.

The former Spain midfielder has been attracting interest from Bayern Munich and Liverpool ahead of the summer.

But speaking with the media on Friday, Alonso stated that he is happy to remain with the Bundesliga leaders.

He said: “I have a great staff who help me day by day to work better, improve and prepare the team – and for sure, the players give me so many reasons to keep on believing in the team.

“Their commitment, desire and hunger, for that I feel my job is not over here.

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“Putting all those things together, this important decision I believe is the right one. I am still young and time will tell, but now I am happy.”

CREDIT: DAILY POST

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