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  • Omagbemi Confident as Super Falcons Jet out to Senegal

    first_imgSuper Falcons will fly out of the country tomorrow for the first leg of their 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations final qualifying fixture against their Senegalese counterparts.The Senegalese Football Federation has confirmed to the NFF that the first leg match will take place in Dakar on Friday, 8th April, while the NFF has also confirmed Tuesday, 12th April for the return leg in Abuja.Senegal ousted Guinea in the earlier round and their reward is a two –leg confrontation with the African champions, with the winner earning a slot at the 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations to be staged by Cameroon later this year.Meanwhile, Head Coach Florence Omagbemi has expressed confidence that the Falcons will not only scale the Senegalese hurdle, but go ahead to successfully defend their African crown in Cameroun later in the year.“Like I said before, we are the defending champions, and we just have to be really prepared so that we can remain on top. Most teams in Africa want to beat Nigeria, and we will not let that happen.”Omagbemi expressed happiness over the quality of players in the team after a warm up game against FC Eaglenet of Lugbe, Abuja at the Package B of the FIFA Goal Project, which the Falcons won 1-0.She added: “The way we are now, we are ready for Senegal. We are ready to go in there and do our best. The pool of players we have in camp now, if any of them is called upon to play, I am very sure that player will deliver.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Sevilla president insists Juventus have made no offer for Chelsea target N’Zonzi

    first_img1 Juventus’ mooted move for Chelsea target Steven N’Zonzi is no foregone conclusion, the Sevilla president has insisted.It has been widely reported that the Serie A champions are closing in on a deal for the midfielder, who impressed for the Spanish club last season.That had come as a blow to Chelsea who are also monitoring the former Stoke and Blackburn man’s situation in Seville very closely.And now the Blues could be back in with a chance of signing the 28-year-old after Sevilla president Jose Castro revealed Juve are still yet to even make an offer for N’Zonzi, whose release clause is set at £35m.He told Tuttosport: “The first thing to clarify is that Sevilla have yet to receive a formal offer for N’Zonzi, neither from Juventus nor any other club.“Sevilla want the player to stay at the club for many more years, otherwise we wouldn’t have worried about renewing his contract only a month ago.“If there really is interest then we’ll evaluate it, but one thing must be clear to everyone.“We have no intention of letting our best players leave and any talks must start from their release clauses.“Plus, Juventus have never told me that they’re interested in N’Zonzi.” Steven N’Zonzi last_img read more