How do you rate the FIFA international break? Did you preferred nation perform well?
The international break came just after the transfer window and club football was no where till last weekend. Sunday Oliseh and his Ordinary Eagles had my attention but i was not impressed. I looked forward to the return of Arsenal and the League games across the globe. If we can’t beat Tanzania and struggle to beat Niger, then we are not ready.
To Arsenal matters, top striker Own Goal failed a late match fitness test as Walcott opened his season’s account with the 1st goal at the Emirates. Stoke City were the visitors and were lucky to finish the game by a mere 2-0 after Giroud came in to grab his 2nd of the season.
It was a game of missed chances – both Walcott and Giroud were culprits, missing sitters. There has been a divide about who starts upfront but a goal a piece will surely make that divide difficult. Giroud has received a lot stick from the fans but he has now scored more goals than last year’s beasts – Costa and Aguero.
Three points, Two goals andva clean sheet is so cool. Noone is talking about Cech being a secret agent from Chelsea or how poor our defence has been. Metersacker is yet to recover. Did you see Coquelin’s tackle that led to the goal via a superb Ozil assist? I wish he makes the French team to the Euros.
In other Premier League result, Eva-less Chelsea continued their quest to the Championship as they were perfectly coffin-nailed by Naismith, an early sub for Everton. There is no birthday present that getting a hattrick against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. The cocky one blamed every thing on earth for his defeat including the computers. Little wonder the Chelsea twitter handle kept tweeting that Courtois was in goal. Maybe Courtois wore a Begovic mask. Who knows?
Manchester City continued their 100% record as Kelechi Iheanacho scored a late winner for the Citizens against Crystal Palace. As a Nigerian, I am happy but as a gooner, I wished it was not a winning goal. Odion Ighalo also registered his name on the scoresheet for Watford. Obafemi Martins and Anthony Ujah are other Nigerians to get on the scoresheet. Over to you “experienced” Oliseh.
In the GloNPFL, Sunshine Stars continued to slip further away from the top as they lost 2-3 at home to Nasarawa United. Tunde Adeniji will rue his penalty miss which must have angered the fans in the Akure Township Stadium. It will be recalled that Nasarawa United ended Kano Pillars’ 12yrs unbeaten home record few weeks ago.
You can see the excitement that comes with club football especially when your team gets a win and the rivals stutter.
The Champions League return by Tuesday. If you are not watching, then you musy be on another galaxy. Don’t tell me you don’t talk European football. That will be gross hypocrisy.
And yes, Martial’s goal was good but relax, it is just one game.
Enough for now. Time to watch the Fed Express.
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