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Leave China, Rohr tells Ighalo

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Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has asked Odion Ighalo to leave China.

Rohr will be delighted to see Ighalo play in a topflight football league division next season, after his Chinese Super League team, Changchun Yatai suffered relegation, at the end of the just concluded season.

The striker finished the Chinese Super League season on a high, scoring 21 goals in 28 games, but it was not enough to save Changchun Yatai from relegation.

Rohr, who was guest at a breakfast media parley with Nigerian sports editors on Friday in Lagos, noted that his top marksman will not be short of suitors when the January transfer window reopens.

“I called him (Ighalo) up at the World Cup after I read what was written about him in the social media. He came on at halftime against Argentina because Kelechi Iheanacho was not so good.

“He did well but missed a chance. There was not a good reaction from the fans who were not happy.

“I think it was not his mistake that we were eliminated. Of course, there were other problems which we spoke about them. Everybody is happy now that Ighalo is scoring well again.

“Now he’s in the second division, what will happen? I hope he returns to a top division club. He finished as the second top scorer in the Chinese Super League, so I think he will have offers to move to the top flight division.

“He (Ighalo) told me a few days ago that his injury now allows him to run which is already good and he will let me know if he wants to change club. His club (Changchun Yatai) wants, him but I think it is better for us and for him to play in the top division or return to Europe.

“When you score goals for your team you will get offers,” Rohr said.

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Bet9jaNNL: Remo Stars FC Pulls out from NNL Super 8

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Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) will not be honouring the upcoming Bet9ja Nigeria National League Super 8 competition scheduled to hold on the 15th of December, 2018, in Aba, Abia State.

On the 24th of November, decisions were reached by the NNL league board during the Annual General Assembly (AGA) held at NERA Hotel Jabi, Abuja indicating all eight (8) teams will be promoted to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Following the earlier decision made, we (Remo Stars) have now noticed that the Nigeria National League (NNL) is no longer going by the earlier decision made to promote all eight (8) and we have therefore decided on our part not to honour the scheduled NNL Super 8 in Aba.

The Sky Blue Stars finished top of Group B2 in the Bet9ja Nigeria National League (Bet9jaNNL) with two (2) points ahead of Delta Force FC.

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FIFA Women’s World Cup 2018: Nigeria in tough group with France, Norway

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The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn in Group A alongside hosts France, Korea Republic and Norway, for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. (more…)

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Super Falcons defeat South Africa, win AWCON 2018 trophy

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Nigeria have won the 2018 edition of the Africa Women Cup of Nations. (more…)

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