Sai Masu Gida have thumbed up the transfer of the Super Eagles’ assistant skipper to England and predicted more opportunities for their players.
Kano Pillars have congratulated their former star Ahmed Musa who sealed a four year move to English champions, Leicester City ahead of the 2016/17 season.
Sai Masu Gida have predicted that the switch of the Super Eagles deputy captain to England will no doubt open the doors for more players of the side to play in the most exciting league in the world and other top clubs abroad.
Idris Malikawa,the club’s media officer, told Goal that Pillars are happy about the movement of Musa to Leicester City and are convinced that the striker will be successful in England just like he left his footprints in Europe since leaving Nigeria in 2010 as then record scorer in the domestic league.
“We are happy with the movement of Musa to England and we are very certain that he will continue to represent us well just like he did in Holland and Russia. We are glad that Musa passed through Pillars and that he has continued to move higher and higher and this won’t cease,” Malikawa told Goal.
“He was with us some weeks ago when he attended our training session before the game with Abia Warriors which we won handsomely for him. He has been a good ambassador of the club and his success at such a young age is a testament that he was a very good player when he was with us.”
Musa has won multiple titles in Nigeria with Kano Pillars and with Russian giants CSKA after joining them from Dutch side, VVV Venlo and he becomes the fourth signing of the summer for the English champions after the capture of goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler, defender Luis Hernandez and Nampalys Mendy.
Musa scored 13 goals and provided five assists for CSKA in 30 Russian Premier League games last season.
He has also scored 11 goals in 58 Nigeria appearances, two of them coming in the 3-2 loss to Argentina in the 2014 World Cup.
In the wake of the Argentine’s tax fraud case, Antonio Conte’s side are looking to edge ahead of Manchester City in the race for the 29-year-old if he decides to quit Camp Nou.
Lionel Messi’s father has met with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, according to The Sun.
The meeting was held on Abramovich’s yacht, the Eclipse, as Chelsea attempt to manoeuvre themselves into pole position if Messi intends to leave Barcelona in the wake of his tax fraud case.
Chelsea are ready to offer Barcelona around £110 million for the 29-year-old and will better the forward’s current deal with the Spanish champions, which currently stands at £600,000 a week.
Manchester City have also registered their interest and have a contract prepared which would see Messi earn £800,000 a week
Pep Guardiola has ruled out Manchester City signing Barcelona star Lionel Messi during his tenure at the club. The former Barcelona and FC Bayern manager was officially unveiled as City’s new manager on Sunday, with around 6000 fans turning up to welcome him.
And it didn’t take long for one of the crowd to ask if Messi would be joining Guardiola at the Etihad.
“He is not a bad player, this guy! But I’m sorry Messi has to stay in Barcelona for the rest of his career.” Guardiola stated during his unveiling. He also promised to do his best at Man City.
“I proved myself in Barcelona and, after I proved myself in Germany, I wanted to prove myself in England,” Guardiola, who won 21 trophies during his time at Barcelona and Bayern, said.
“The players are coming to try every game, every weekend, so that the Manchester City people can be proud, and we will see what is our level to achieve our battles.
“I want the people who enjoy football to be proud of what we did. After that, maybe we will win our titles. I cannot do that alone. I need the players, the staff; we need our fans — without that, it is impossible.”
The Nigeria Professional Football League enjoyed some spectacular matches this weekend as MFM F.C trashed Ikorodu United 3-1 in the Lagos derby leaving Ikorodu still rooted at the bottom of the table despite its new improved coaching staff.Wikki Tourists are top of the NPFL table followed by Rangers and Rivers United FC.
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has bowed out of Old Trafford after 29 years.
In a departure statement, Giggs backed Mourinho to succeed at United and he also thanked Sir Alex Ferguson and Louis van Gaal for their influence on his career but failed to mention David Moyes.
The 42-year-old also confirmed that the next stage of his career was to become a manager.
Announcing his decision to leave, Giggs said: ‘After 29 seasons at Manchester United as a player and assistant manager, I know winning is in the DNA of this Club – giving youth a chance, and playing attacking and exciting football.
‘It’s healthy to have high expectations, it’s right to expect to win. Manchester United expects, deserves, nothing less.
‘This is why it is a huge decision for me to step away from the Club that has been my life since the age of 14. It has not been a decision that I have made lightly. I’ll take away so many special memories as well as a lifetime of experiences that will, I hope, serve me well in the future.
‘However, the time feels right and although I have no immediate plans to step into management, it is where I want to be.’