Kick­ing off!

Weekly Trust - - Shot! -

It is no longer news that the Su­per Ea­gles have qual­i­fied for the 2018 World Cup in Rus­sia with a game in hand. What is how­ever news is the in­ten­tion of the coach of the team, Ger­not Rohr to re­call es­tranged for­mer cap­tain, Vin­cent Enyeama.

The Franco-Ger­man tac­ti­cian’s de­ci­sion is caus­ing rip­ples in football cir­cles as most Nige­ri­ans are not favourably dis­posed to the re­turn of the for­mer Lille of France goal­keeper to the team. How­ever, the coach has not changed his mind on Enyeama.

Our cover story there­fore takes a look at some of the rea­sons some Nige­rian football stake­hold­ers are cold to­wards the goal­keeper who once served the na­tion with dili­gence and com­mit­ment.

We also have another bumper in­ter­view for your read­ing de­light. We in­ter­viewed the chair­man of El-Kanemi War­riors of Maiduguri, Zanna Mo­hammed Mala who spoke to us on how much the gover­nor of Borno State, Kashim Shet­tima is sup­port­ing the club. He also spoke on the club’s per­for­mance in the 2017 sea­son and fu­ture plans.

As usual, our man in Lon­don, David Billing­ton is in his el­e­ment as he brings to you all the juicy sto­ries and hap­pen­ings in the top clubs in the English Premier league. You won’t get them else­where.

In box­ing, Nige­rian born Bri­tish boxer An­thony Joshua will this evening take on his chal­lenger for the IBF World Heavy­weight ti­tle Car­los Takam Cardiff. He says he is in ‘chal­lenger’s mode’ go­ing into the fight.

We rounded up with Euro­pean football as pre­viewed some of the top fix­tures in the La Liga and the English Premier League.

While Real Madrid travel to Girona amidst the un­rest in Cat­alo­nia, sur­prise team of last week­end in the EPL, Hud­der­s­field will be aim­ing to con­tinue with their good per­for­mance against embattled Liver­pool at An­field.

This is our line up of sto­ries for your week­end re­lax­ation. En­joy the pack­age and keep a date with us.

Happy week­end.

“Some­times late no­tice means less pres­sure. An­thony is the favourite to win so the pres­sure is on him. But we be­lieve Car­los has a great chance to win this fight. We haven’t just come for the op­por­tu­nity, we’ve come to win.” Chris­tian Cher­chi, pro­moter of Car­los Takam speak­ing on tonight’s bout be­tween his boxer and An­thony Joshua. “We’re go­ing to have to put the Kl­itschko win to the side at some stage. That was then and this is now. Car­los is a com­pletely dif­fer­ent an­i­mal to Kl­itschko.” An­thony Joshua on the need to pay max­i­mum at­ten­tion on Car­los Takam when he meets him in tonight’s In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion Heavy­weight ti­tle fight. “Noth­ing has been agreed yet but I’m pos­i­tive that I will land a new con­tract at the end of the day. Eny­imba is like a fam­ily to me and I will be ready to al­ways give the side my very best.” Ikechukwu Ibenegbu com­mit­ting his fu­ture to for­mer African cham­pi­ons, Eny­imba FC of Aba.

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