Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles two goals hero in Nigeria’s defeat of Iceland at Volgograd, on Friday said the game against Argentina will be a tough one for the opponents.
Musa told journalists at a post-match conference in Volgograd after the Eagles won the all important match that made Nigeria to remain in contention for the second round qualification.
Musa, who emerged as the Man-of-the Match, scored in the 49th and 75th minutes of the game to set the victory song for Nigeria.
‘’I am happy for scoring the two goals that helped Nigeria to beat Iceland, but this is not the first time I will set such a record.
‘’For me I am very good at breaking record, before I wanted to be the best scorer in the competition but it is not easy,
‘’My main focus will be the match against Argentina which I consider a must win. They are beatable. We have beaten them before and we can still do it. It is going to be fire-for –fire,’’ Musa said.
He thanked Nigerians for the support given to the team which enable it to surmount the opposition.
He equally thanked his Russian CSK club for helping him to make it to the world cup, saying ‘’prior to the mundial I was not playing for six months.’’
‘’For this reason, I will like to go back to CSK for the role they played in my profession,’’ he said.
The victory has now put Nigeria second on the table with three points behind Croatia with six points from two matches, while Argentina and Iceland are having one point each.
The second qualifier from the group will emerge on Tuesday after the last group matches as the Croatians are already in the second round.
JUST IN: Jubilation As Anthony Joshua Arrives In Sagamu
There was jubilation in Sagamu on Wednesday when Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua arrived at the palace of Akarigbo of Remo.
It was gathered that Joshua met Akarigbo and other chiefs in Sagamu around 1.15pm.
Head, Anthony Joshua Supporters Club, Sagamu, popularly known as Mr Naira, confirmed Joshua’s presence to The PUNCH.
He commended the boxer for yielding to their calls to visit Sagamu.
Footballer Suspended For 5 Years For Biting Opponent’s Penis During A Match In France
An amateur player was handed five years ban in a local league for biting one of his opponents’ penis during a post-match fight in France.
The incident reportedly occurred after a second division game between Terville and Soetrich in a local league that ended 1 – 1 on 17 November 2019.
According to a local news website in Lorraine, a player from each side started fighting, another Terville player joined in, apparently trying to separate them. The Soetrich player responded by biting the peacemaker’s penis. The victim required about 10 stitches and had to take four days off work.
‘The events took place after the match, in the stadium car park. There was an altercation, an escalation and things got worse,’ said Emmanuel Saling of the Mosellan football district, adding that the blame was ‘more or less shared’.
Saling also said that because the ‘case was quite original’, the disciplinary committee had called an expert witness before deciding to suspend the Soetrich player for five years.
The injured Terville player was also suspended for six months for his part in the fight.
‘It’s quite rare to have sanctions of several years, there are less than 10 per year,’ Saling said. ‘The case was a bit saucy, but … there must have been some nasty tension, so the smiles on the disciplinary committee quickly faded.’
The publication also revealed that the two clubs were punished with two penalty points and a fine of 200 euros ‘for failing to meet their safety obligations’ and ‘for the lack of reaction from club officials when the fight broke out.’
Atletico Madrid Stun Liverpool With Early Goal
Saul Niguez puts the home-side Atletico Madrid ahead with an early goal at the fourth minute against Liverpool
The defending champion of Champion League struggled to stage a comeback for a better part of the match but all efforts were abortive as the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash ended one goal to nil in favor of Madrid.
Salah had his goal for Liverpool ruled out because Firmino miles offside. It was Oblak who made a huge mistake, sending his clearance straight to Salah.