It will be a quick post today.
The dust of Euro2016 is settling. Portugal are the champions. Ronaldo is on cloud 9. The official Team of the tournament was released and there were some surprises.
TTOT – Rui Patricio (Portugal), Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Jerome Boateng (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Raphael Guerreiro (Portugal), Toni Kross (Germany), Joe Allen (Wales), Antoine Griezmann (France), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Dimitri Payet (France), Christiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
I thought Koscielny could have booked a place but the final had a lot of statement in the selection. Ozil and Bale could have been there but a final always gives you an edge.
The beauty of knock out football took center stage yesterday. Rangers FC of Enugu were knocked out of the Nigeria Federation Cup by a lower league side – Crown FC of Ogbomosho. The game ended 2-1 in Kaduna. In the other Federation Cup yesterday, holders Akwa United scrapped through to the quarter finals after an 8-7 penalty victory over Sunshine Stars. The women section had Nasarawa Amazons move to the semifinals for the 4th straight season with a 1-0 victory over Abia Angels. Bayelsa Queens saw off COD United Ladies.
Today, the Federation Cup continues in various centers across Nigeria. Enyimba will play El-kanemi warriors in the only R32 match. Rivers United will play Shooting Stars. Wikki Tourists will play Plateau United.
Celtic suffered a 1-0 loss in their UEFA Champions League qualifying round against Gibraltarian part-timers Lincoln Red Imps. It was a false start for Brendan Rodgers. Who doesn’t love an upset?
Eagerly waiting for Rio.
A friend lost his dad two nights ago. Take heart Sam.