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Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho regrets blunder vs. Seychelles

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho is displeased with his blunder that put his side under pressure in their 3-1 win over Seychelles in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers game.

After the Super Eagles took the lead in Asaba with Odion Ighalo’s strike from the penalty spot, the Pirates equalised following the young goalie’s error.

Uzoho rushed out of his area to punch a free-kick but failed to make contact with the ball and Rody Melanie slotted in his effort into an empty net.

Breaking: Nigerian Super Eagles humbles Pirates of Seychelles 3-1

By Valentine Amanze

Man Utd legend, Rooney, reveals Rashford's one weakness

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has claimed Marcus Rashford is a ‘fantastic’ striker, but should focus on improving his heading if he is to continue his development.
Rooney, who now plies his trade for D.C. United, knows a thing or two about scoring goals for the Red Devils, and with 253 goals for United is the club’s all-time top goalscorer.

Full house as 23 Eagles train in Asaba

The Asaba camp of the Super Eagles came alive on Tuesday as all the invited players were involved in first training session ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Friday.
Only eight players joined the camp on Monday but by noon on Tuesday the number had swollen to 18. However, Hapoel Beer Sheva’s John Ogu, Stoke City’s Oghenekaro Etebo, Anorthosis Famagusta goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, Wolfsburg loanee Victor Osimhen and Galatasaray star Henry Onyekuru joined the group before their first full training.

Matic the latest Man Utd player to withdraw from international duty

Nemanja Matic is the latest Manchester United player to withdraw from his national team's upcoming games.
The Serbia midfielder will not play in his country's matches against Germany or Portugal.
He follows club mates Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial, who pulled out of the England and France squads respectively with injuries earlier this week.
Matic, 30, was forced to miss recent United games against Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Paris Saint-Germain before returning to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's starting line-up for the Premier League defeat to Arsenal.

Pogba can be world’s best, says Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Swede
Zlatan Ibrahimovic backs Paul Pogba to be the best midfielder in the world if he continues on his current trajectory.
The Swedish star, currently featuring for the LA Galaxy, was a team-mate of Pogba's during his stay with Manchester United.
Pogba was routinely criticized early in the season as he faltered under Jose Mourinho, but he's been a revelation under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward charged by Uefa over celebration

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side's 2-0 first-leg victory.
Ronaldo made the gesture after his third goal of his hat-trick in the return leg as Juventus won 3-0.
Uefa will rule on the case on 21 March.
Simeone was fined 20,000 euros (£17,000) for his celebration.

UEFA League: Tottenham face Man City in quarter-finals

The Uefa Champions League draw was made a few hours ago and break down are, Tottenham will play Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Manchester United have been drawn against Barcelona.

Last year's beaten finalists Liverpool will play Porto, and Ajax will face Juventus in the other ties.

The semi-final draw was also made and Manchester United will meet Liverpool if both win their last-eight ties.

The quarter-final first legs take place on 9 April and 10 April. The semi-finals start on 30 April and 1 May.

Man Utd quarter-final tie with Barcelona reversed due to Man City

Manchester United have seen their Champions League quarter-final tie with Barcelona switched around, meaning the first leg will take place at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were drawn to face the Spanish champions in the last eight on Friday, with Barca's name initially coming out of the hat first.

Arsenal 'really hungry' for Champions League return, says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Arsenal are ready to return to Uefa Champions League.

Sunday's victory over Manchester United boosted Unai Emery side's top-four chances as they climbed to fourth in the English top-flight standings with 60 points from 30 games.

With a point behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur, the Gabon international believes the Gunners can still achieve their target for the season.

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