Since Arsenal won the FA cup my footballing world have been all about the Flying Eagles of Nigeria in New Zealand, Sepp Blatter’s FIFA and the FA “shitty” case of Jack Wilshere. Even Tottenham know that the FA must have been on some cheap weed before charging Wilshere.
Last night, Barcelona completed their 2nd treble of all time, beating Juventus 3-1 in the UEFA Champions league final. Rakitic opened scoring before Morata levelled for the Old Lady in the 2nd half. Suarez grabbed the winner before Neymar sealed victory with the last kick of the game. Juventus had no Chellini, he may have tasted good in Suarez’s mouth – yummy.
How Pirlo wept, Pogba consoled. How Suarez jubilated, after so many years of trophylessness in Anfield. In just a season, he has gotten 3 cool trophies. How Neymar screamed, enjoying the largese of the superhuman, Messi. How Ronaldo sulked, seeing Messi lift another trophy.
This is the only trophy that Arsene and Arsenal have failed to win. When will they win it? Soon? Next season?
Away from the Cremè de la cremè of European football, Nigerians journeyed to New Zealand by 6am and got a brace from Taiwo Awoniyi as The Flying Eagles defeated Hungary to book a place in the 2nd round of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
The Eagles finished 2nd behind Brazil in Group E after conceding 4 goals and scoring 8 with a sole defeat to Brazil. Nigeria will face high scoring Germany in the Round of 16. This will be the 3rd meeting between Nigeria and Germany with a win a piece.
It was good news for Africa in the U-20 World Cup with all four representative qualifying for the Round of 16 – Mali, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.
In far away Canada, The Super Falcons are gearing up for their opening Worldcup game against Sweden. Nigeria have been grouped with Australia, Sweden and USA. The odds are against the West Africans but they would put their faith in the hands of BBC Women Footballer of the year, Asisat Oshoala.
Nigeria have not progressed beyond the quarter finals of the FIFA Women Worldcup despite being ever present since 1991. Will they do so this time? Let them qualify for the group 1st.
The Nigeria Premier League is still on break till next week. Glory-hungry clubs have been involved in friendly games while others are fighting tooth and nail to keep their house in order.
There will be no Arsenal games for now. I will have to make do with the Flying Eagles, Super Falcons and the GloNPFL.
Did i forget that the Super Eagles have an AFCON 2017 qualifiers against Chad? My bad.
Going to Church now. Can we have another final next week. Later
By Chibuzor Amos (@AmosCP)
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