Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has dropped Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City forward, and Rotterdam’s Semi Ajayi from the 23-man final squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
Ihenacho, who had a tough season with less of play time during the English Premier League season, was dropped due to “lack of fitness”.
In the last season, he came on for Leicester city as a substitute 21 times, started four times in the EFL cup and scored just one goal.
He featured just once for The Foxes in the 2018/19 FA Cup.
Ajayi, who had a splendid season with his championship side, also failed to scale the talents in the defence.
Rohr unveiled his squad after the team’s friendly 0-0 match against Zimbabwe on Saturday.
FC Midtjyland’s Paul Onuachu and Victor Osimhen of Royal Charleroi, Belgium, are the new call ups in the Super Eagles.
The team will depart for Egypt on Sunday aboard a chartered aircraft to set up a final training camp in the city of Ismailia.
The Eagles will take on Africa’s “number one” team, Senegal, in their final pre-AFCON friendly on June 16.
Nigeria will confront Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar in Group B of the 32nd continental tournament taking place in four Egyptian cities between June 21 and July 19.
Below is Rohr’s 23-man list for 2019 Afcon
Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United); Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa)
Defenders: Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany)
Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Middlesbrough FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassar FC, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Royal Charleroi SC, Belgium); Moses Simon (Levante FC, Spain); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, China); Alexander Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France); Paul Onuachu (FC Midtjyland, Denmark); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain)
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I Don’t Think I Am Successful Yet – Wizkid Reveals His First Big Pay And What He Did With It
Nigerian superstar singer, Wizkid is one of the heavyweight afrobeats singers in Africa at the moment.
The starboy spoke to vanguard in a recent interview and he made revelations that really worth broadcasting.
The 29years old singer, claims he is doesn’t think he is successful yet even after all his awards, recognitions and net-worth.
He revealed he is yet to achieve what he would refer to as being successful, describing success as the number of lives one has touched in their career.
He said: “Success is making sure that every African child out there has an opportunity to actually get ahead in life. Success, for me, is touching people’s lives.”
“There are a whole lot of things happening around the world. There’s poverty around the world. I will definitely like to do more. I don’t think I am successful yet, to be frank.”
Asked about the first big money he made as an artiste, he said: “ the first money I ever collected was N250,000; I was so excited, I told my partner at that time; ‘Bro, we started this music hustle with nothing, now we are able to make N250,000.”
“If we are able to really make this kind of money, I think we can touch a million US Dollars.”
Speaking on his assessment of the music industry, he said “ I never really thought we would make the hits we are making right now. Things have changed immensely in the last couple of years.”
The superstar stated that the biggest challenges he faces in the music industry is piracy, adding that much money is not made when their works are being pirated.
He further said “It’s not easy running a record label in this country without government funding and support. It is also okay for more corporate brands to step in and support the artistes.”
US Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein allegedly Commits Suicide in Manhattan Prison
US billionaire, 66, Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly committed suicide at the Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center where he was being held without bail after being arrested on 6th July for child sex trafficking.
According to The Independent, Epstein reportedly hung himself overnight and was found dangling by 7:30 a.m on Saturday, August 10. He was transported from jail to New York Downtown Hospital where he was found to be in cardiac arrest at the time of arrival before being confirmed dead.
Before this incident, Epstein was placed on suicide watch.
Manhattan federal prosecutors charged Epstein with sex trafficking of girls as young as 14, and details of his behaviour have been emerging for years.
The financier with opulent homes, a private jet and access to elite circles, had been dogged for decades by accusations that he had paid dozens of girls for sexual acts in Florida.
The one-time friend of Bill Clinton and Donald Trump faced a maximum sentence of 45 years in prison.