RelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Nigeria’s Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has called Bordeaux forward Josh Maja for the international friendly match against Ukraine billed for Dnipro Arena, Kyiv on September 10. Maja’s French Ligue 1 outfit, Girondis Bordeaux, confirmed the striker’s invitation on their official website on Tuesday. This is the first time Maja, who is eligible to play for both Nigeria and England, will be invited to the Super Eagles. “Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has called up Josh Maja in the squad to face Ukraine on 10 September in a friendly. The young striker (20) will join his team-mate attack in Bordeaux, Samuel Kalu. This is his first call in the national team. Born in London of Nigerian parents, Josh is eligible for both selections [Nigeria or England],” reads the statement on Bordeaux website. Maja linked up with Bordeuax from Sunderland in January. He also previously had stints with Crystal Palace and Fulham. The young striker has scored one goal in four league appearances for Bordeaux this season.Tags: EnglandGernot RohrGirondis BordeauxJosh MajaNigeriaSuper EaglesUkraine
Sunday’s County Football Final throws in at half one in Leahy Park in Cashel.Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Dolans Supervalu and The Gate House Bar, Cahir. Cahir manager Tom McGlinchey says his team need to keep their focus if they are going to get their hands on the trophy this Sunday. It’s been over a decade since the South-Tipp club have won the O’Dwyer Cup, but they’ll have to dig deep to overcome reigning champs Loughmore-Castleiney. Tom McGlinchy believes a repeat of their semi-final performance will not be enough to secure a win.
Ryan Giggs – Winger, coach, caretaker manager – It was quite a moment to savour when club legend Ryan Giggs took to the dugout for his first game in charge as caretaker player/manager following David Moyes departure, as the whole of Old Trafford rallied to support their hero and their team as they attempted to restore some confidence. The Chosen One – He wasnt looking so chirpy for long. It seemed David Moyes Old Trafford tenure was doomed from the moment Fergie bellowed the words: You must stand by your new manager. He saw the team slump to their worst home record since 1978 and achieve their lowest Premier League points tally, which saw him axed just ten months into a six-year contract. 6 6 King Louis – Things have looked more rosy under Van Gaal seen here handing out presents to fans on Boxing Day, what a legend! with the Red Devils firing on all cylinders again. Hes organised and united the team, and though he still has problems at the back, he certainly seems to be the man to steer the club back to glory glory days once again. 6 Record breaker – United smashed the British transfer record to sign Angel di Maria in the summer. The £60m Argentine has excelled for Louis van Gaal’s side this season, but with just three goals in 14 appearances, there’s certainly still more to come from him too. Click the arrow to see five memorable photos from United’s 2014 It’s fair to say it’s been an interesting year for Manchester United.Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement was always going to be a shock to the system which brought over 20 trophies to the Old Trafford cabinets, but it couldn’t have gone much worse with ‘chosen one’ David Moyes at the helm.Hand selected as Fergie’s successor by the great man himself, the former Everton boss lasted just ten months before the club unceremoniously tore up his six-year contract following a disastrous tenure.Things have looked brighter under new chief Louis van Gaal. The Red Devils are finally beginning to look like 20-time champions again, with the side back where they belong, or there abouts, in the top four.It sure has been a 12 months to remember – or forget – for United fans, so check out our small selection of picture highlights above! 6 6 Dream Team? – Van Gaal has overseen wholesale changes in the squad, but most notably have been his attacking acquisitions. Loanee Radamel Falcao initially struggled following his deadline day switch but has looked in bright form recently. His partnership with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie could prove vital in their task to maintain their top four place and secure Champions League football. 6