Breaking: Super Eagles qualify for AFCON 2019

.Draw 1-1 with South African Bafana Bafana

By Valentine Amanze

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have qualified for 2019 African Cup of Nation, to be hosted by Cameroon, after they drew 1-1  with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on Saturday.

  Kelechi Iheanacho scored a good goal in the 5th minute, which was ruled out controversially by the match officials in the game played at the FNB Stadium in South Africa.

AFCON: Super Eagles depart Benin to South Africa

The Super Eagles will depart Nigeria’s shores Thursday evening aboard a chartered flight from the Benin City Airport for Johannesburg where they will tackle Bafana in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match on Saturday at the FNB Stadium.

Late arrival Samuel Kalu trained with the rest of the squad on Wednesday after he was the only absentee a day before.

Man United’s biggest problem ignored amid Mourinho’s excuses

Jose Mourinho refused to blame his players for a sub-par display in the Manchester Derby on Sunday, as his Manchester United team lost 3-1 at Manchester City and are now closer to the bottom three of the Premier League than the top.
Instead, Mourinho rattled off excuse after excuse as United lost for the fourth team in 12 games this season after yet another slow start.
In the aftermath of the defeat, instead of highlighting United’s issues, Mourinho delivered excuse after excuse. He took the easy option.

Man Utd win in Italy 2-1 as Ronaldo scores first Champions League goal for Juventus

The Portuguese star fired a spectacular finish to give his side the lead in the second half against Manchester United.
It took until his third Champions League match with the club, but Cristiano Ronaldo's first European goal for Juventus was worth the wait, even in defeat.
Tied with Manchester United in the second half of Wednesday's Champions League match, Ronaldo scored a stunning volley to give Juve a 1-0 lead in Turin.

Pressure on Rashford is too high, says Mourinho

.Defends Man Utd striker
.Bournemouth 1-2 Man United

Leicester City helicopter crash: Funeral arrangements made in Thailand

The funeral of the Leicester City owner who died in a helicopter crash is to begin in Thailand on Saturday.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger when the aircraft came down in a car park moments after taking off from the King Power Stadium.

Details announced in Thailand said the ceremony would begin in the evening with Buddhist bathing rituals.

Crash investigations are still taking place at the football ground.

Wenger vows to return in 2019

Arsene Wenger has promised he will be back in football management at the start of 2019, but the Frenchman does not yet know at which club.
The 69-year-old veteran boss ended his 22-year reign at Premier League side, Arsenal, at the end of last season but insisted at the time he was not yet finished with football.
Asked when he would be back in management, Wenger told Sky Sports on Wednesday: "At the beginning of the year.

'Rashford needs to be scoring 20-30 goals a season' - Man Utd forward challenged to improve finishing

Marcus Rashford has been challenged to become a '20 or 30-goal-a-season' striker by an Old Trafford legend.
The Manchester United forward turns 21 on Wednesday, and former Red Devils captain Bryan Robson wants to see him progress further following his remarkable rise to prominence over the last three years.
Robson believes Mancunian Rashford, who has scored 33 times in 133 appearances since making his debut under Louis van Gaal in 2016, can continue to grow by adding more goals to his game.

Rooney: Man United players still behind Mourinho

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United's players still want to perform for Jose Mourinho despite their struggles this season.
United are battling in eighth place in the Premier League – nine points behind Manchester City and Liverpool – and some of their displays have led to Mourinho coming under fire.

However, they are unbeaten in three league games, including wins over Newcastle United and Everton.

Pogba's no Mickey Mouse' - Mourinho praises Man Utd ace's bravery

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has praised the bravery of Paul Pogba for taking a penalty during the Old Trafford side’s 2-1 Premier League win over Everton.
The Red Devils had gone into the game under pressure to get the win after a poor start to the league campaign saw them fall off the pace of the top four, particularly after they were outplayed 1-0 by Juventus at home in the Champions League in midweek.