Home » Posts tagged "上海夜网KK"

Ezenwa is Last Eagle to Land in Wroclaw for Poland

first_imgSuper Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, confirmed the arrival of Ezenwa to the Radisson Blu Hotel camp of the team wednesday.Ibitoye also confirmed that Gernot Rohr and his assistants were no longer expecting any more player before taking on Robert Lewandowski and his Polish team mates on Friday night.Ezenwa who led Nigeria’s home-based Eagles to a runners up finish in the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco last month is expected to join the senior national team in having a feel of the Stadion Miejski turf at 8.30pm this evening.Missing from Friday friendly with Poland is team captain, John Mikel Obi (work permit); Oghenekaro Etebo (injury); while Junior Ajayi, Gabriel Okechukwu and Daniel Akpeyi all had visa issuance problems.Apart from Etebo, all the other four players that are going to miss tomorrow’s game in Wroclaw have been directed by Rohr to proceed to London for the friendly with Serbia on Tuesday.Interestingly, while Nigeria’s coaches are sad over the absence of their inspirational Captain Mikel, the Polish crew are also at a loss over the absence of Napoli striker, Arkadiusz Milik.He is second most important player after Lewandowski.Milik, 24, is the most expensive Poland star in history after he was bought by Napoli for 32 million Euros from Ajax Amsterdam. He injured his left knee late last year, but the whole of Poland are holding their breath hoping he will be fit in time for the World Cup in Russia in June. In September 2016, he injured his right knee.Top Polish journalist, Piotr Kozminski, confirmed yesterday the absence of the Napoli player.“He is Poland next star after Robert Lewandowski and he is so highly rated that if he is fit, he plays alongside the Bayern Munich star upfront in an old-fashioned 4-4-2 formation,” added Kozminski.“But in his absence, Lewandowski plays upfront alone with an attacking midfielder behind him in a 4-4-1-1 formation.”Meanwhile, Poland FA have called off a plan for fans to display a special get-well-soon message for Milik during Friday’s friendly against Nigeria in Wroclaw.“The fans message during the match against Nigeria has been cancelled by the FA.“It’s a shame because it was to have been a special event for the player,” concludes Kozminski.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram  Akpeyi, Okechukwu directed to join team in LondonDuro IkhazuagbeWith the arrival of Enyimba International safe hands, Ikechukwu Ezenwa to Super Eagles camp in Wroclaw wednesday, all is now set for Nigeria to take on Poland in the international friendly scheduled to take place at the Stadion Miejski in the Polish city tomorrow.The match kicks off at 8.45pm (Nigeria and Poland are on same time zone) on Friday.last_img read more

Continue reading »

Euro 2016: England thrash San Marino in 5-0 easy win

first_imgEngland delivered the expected easy win over San Marino at Wembley to maintain their 100% start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.Manager Roy Hodgson has been handed a highly favourable draw in Group E as England attempt to banish the memories of their miserable World Cup – and they are taking full advantage so far.Phil Jagielka headed England in front and Wayne Rooney scored his 42nd England goal from the penalty spot before half-time as San Marino presented barely any serious competition.Danny Welbeck, the two-goal hero of the opening win in Switzerland, added the third before substitute Andros Townsend got in on the act and Rooney saw his cross deflected in by Alessandro Della Valle.The scoreline matched England’s win here in October 2012 and Hodgson’s men now move on to face Estonia on Sunday as they attempt to make it three wins out of three.San Marino’s right to a place at this level – they are joint bottom with Bhutan at 208th in the Fifa world rankings – has been questioned, and nothing happened here to suggest they can ever be a going concern in international football. Apart from the odd piece of token resistance – and the antics of keeper Aldo Simoncini – this was another unsuccessful exercise in damage limitation. England’s record over them is now an aggregate 31-1 from five meetings.For Hodgson and his players, this was job done in front of a highly respectable attendance of 55,990 and the impression remains that there would be the biggest inquest in England’s football history should they fail to progress from this group.Match factsDanny Welbeck has scored seven goals in his past eight games for club and countryAlessandro Della Valle has scored an own goal in each of San Marino’s past two games against EnglandSan Marino goalkeeper Aldo Simoncini made more passes than any of his team-mates in the first half Wayne Rooney has scored 42 goals for England, only seven shy of Bobby Charlton’s national recordRooney’s penalty moved him to 42 England goals, seven shy of Sir Bobby Charlton’s national record, and the 28-year-old thought he might have added number 43 – but his second effort took a heavy deflection and went down as a Della Valle own goal.The game quickly settled into the expected pattern, with San Marino penned in their own half, but the visitors survived until the 24th minute when Jagielka rose to head in from a corner as keeper Simoncini stumbled in a melee.England goalkeeper Joe Hart, as usual in these matches, was little more than a spectator, although he was kept interested by a 20-yard shot from Matteo Vitaioli that flew wide, an occurrence so rare it drew warm applause from the Wembley crowd.Rooney earned and scored the spot-kick that put England further ahead just before half-time. Andy Selva raised his boot, and the Manchester United keeper drove in powerfully from the spot to set up the second half perfectly for the home side. Hodgson made a double change at half-time, sending on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Adam Lallana for Liverpool pair Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson.Oxlade-Chamberlain made an instant impact with a run to the by-line and cross that Welbeck turned in neatly at the near post.Rooney was getting the opportunities to add to his first-half goal but he found the eccentric Simoncini in defiant mood, saving three times from the England captain in quick succession.It was another substitute, Townsend – on for Welbeck, who added to England’s tally after 72 minutes when his powerful shot beat Simoncini at his near post.San Marino were simply trying to keep the score down but could not quite see out the rest of the game as Rooney’s effort took a heavy deflection to complete the scoring.last_img read more

Continue reading »