The Weekend in Review

It’s the first of its Kind, Every Single Sporting Activity that Happened From Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Here is a Summary that will interest you.

SUPER EAGLES
The Super Eagles on Saturday produced an all round performance against the Mediterranean knights of Libya at the Nest of champions in Uyo, as the trashed them by 4 goals to nothing. Odion Ighalo getting a hattrick and Samuel Kalu rounding his hard work for the day with the 4th goal.

Coach Gernot Rohr says Odion Ighalo gave answers to his inclusion in the Super Eagles list, the German tactician also spoke about the teams preparation.

The Super Eagles would be hopping to continue from where they stopped on Tuesday in Tunisia where they play the second leg against Libya.

FLYING EAGLES
Paul Aigbogun coach of the Under 20 side Flying Eagles says they have written to the technical department of NFF and he is sure the NFF are doing their best to ensure the team resumes camp as soon as possible he went on to distance himself from the Akwa United job.

WOMEN AITEO CUP
Rivers Angels have gotten to the finals of the womens Aiteo Cup for the 3rd time after defeating Bayelsa Queens 2-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe, Stadium Enugu state. Rivers Angels would take on Ibom Angels on the 25th of October in Bayelsa for a chance at glory in the Aiteo Cup.
Well Matilda Otuene manager of the side says she is excited for her team on getting to their 3rd final.

UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE
The German national team have continued their terrible run of form since the world Cup as the have been dropped to the bottom of their group in the on going nations league. The Germans lost 3 goals to nothing against a fantastic Dutch side with Memphis Depay in fine form.

A pic of Mesut Ozil after the game.

RESULTS OF SOME TOP GAMES IN THE UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE:
Netherlands 3 – 0 Germany
Macedonia 4 – 1 Liechtenstein
Norway 1 – 0 Slovenia
Belgium 2 – 1 Switzerland
Croatia 0 – 0 England
Russia 2 – 0 Turkey
Lithuania 1 – 4 Montenegro
Israel 2 – 0 Albania

Over to Old-Trafford

MICHAEL CARRICK
Manchester United former player Michael Carrick has revealed that despite being blessed with exceptional vision on the football pitch, his eyesight is actually terrible.

The Manchester United assistant Manager while talking about his new book in the UK said despite being a midfield mistero and playing 464 times he had to wear contact lenses because he was as blind as a bat.

HAZARD
Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard has described Jose Mourinho as a wonderful manager he would love to work with again, Hazard played under Jose Mourinho in Chelsea during the 2014/15 Epl season winning the tittle and getting the Premier league player award for the season. “In 12 years I’ve only had one bad season, the last six months under Mourinho – and it was partly my own fault. After the title, we asked Mourinho for extra holidays. I came back totally out of shape.
“If the results are poor, Jose starts criticising his players. You know that, but afterwards I’ve been able to accept that, it’s part of his character. Mourinho is the best coach you can imagine. Then he is a friend of yours – you ask whatever you want.
“Mourinho’s image of an extremely defensive coach isn’t completely right. He is far from adventurous like Guardiola, but the season in which we became champions, we have made many goals and played good games.”

KOSCIELNY
Laurent Koscielny has announced his retirement from international football, citing disappointment at head coach Didier Deschamps as the reason for his decision.

MONACO Fc
Monaco have Confirmed Thierry Henry as its new manager following the sack of Leonard Jardim. The Arsenal legend signed a deal until June 2021 and said on Monaco’s website: “I am very happy to come back to Monaco and extremely determined to meet the challenges ahead.” And he has began life as the manager of that side by signing Arsenal Under-18s coach Kwame Ampadu to join him as part of his backroom staff as well as Benfica Under-23s coach Joao Carlos Valado Tralhao who is going to be part of the new Monaco backroom staff.

CASSANO
Former Italian forward Antonio Cassano announced his retirement from football for the third time, just a week after he
Started training with Serie C side Virtus Entella. “Over the last few days of training, I realised that I no longer have the mentality to train consistently. In order to play football, you need passion and talent, but above all determination and at this moment I have other priorities.”

MARADONA
Argentina legend Diego Maradona has hit out at fellow argentine Lionel Messi, saying the Barcelona star is not a leader on the pitch and should not be considered a football god. Maradona claims Messi is one player at his club Barcelona and a different one with Argentina.
“We shouldn’t deify Messi any longer, He’s Messi when he plays for Barcelona. Messi is Messi when he wears that shirt and he’s another Messi with Argentina. “He’s a great player but he’s not a leader. It’s useless trying to make a leader out of a man who goes to the toilet 20 times before a game.”

Lets go to the world of other sports

BOxINg

Eddie Hearn says he would like to stage future boxing matches at Liverpool and Newcastle’s 50,000-plus capacity football stadiums. The UK based promoter sees Anfield and St James’ Park as potential venues to host two of his fighters Callum Smith and Lewis Ritson.

Eddie Hearn who is also the promoter for Anthony Joshua also described Tyson Fury as an entertaining boxer only outside the ring, and believes Wilder would defeat Fury on the 1st of December because Tyson Fury is only 50 percent fit.

TENNIS
Novak Djokovic continued his superb form by beating Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the Shanghai Masters.
The second seed beat 21-year-old Coric 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 37 minutes to claim his fourth Shanghai title and 4th title in the year 2018. Djokovic, now has 18 consecutive wins since losing at the Rogers Cup on 10 August and the Serb will replace Federer as world number two when the rankings are released today. Let’s quickly listen to Novak Djokovic as he says he is close to world number one Raphal Nadal.

Still on Tennis but this time news around the Women game.
Sloane Stephens who is the world number 8 qualified for the season-ending WTA Finals for the first time.
The 25-year-old American became the sixth player to qualify for the event in Singapore, which begins on 22 October.
Her place was confirmed after world number five Elina Svitolina confirmed she will not play an event this week. The final two spots will be taken by either Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova or Kiki Bertens.
Already qualified are world number one Simona Halep, Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, US Open winner Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki.

UFC
UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to go one better than Conor McGregor after calling out boxer Floyd Mayweather, saying “in the jungle there is only one king”.
Russian Nurmagomedov, beat McGregor on the 6th of October to extend his unbeaten mixed martial arts record to 27-0.
In an Instagram video filmed with Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions. Khabib said “Let’s go, Floyd, we have to fight now, 50-0 v 27-0, two guys who never lose, why not? Because in the jungle there is only one king. Of course I am the king because he could not drop McGregor and I dropped him easily”.

That’s all on our Maiden Edition of the Weekend Review From Event kettle.

See you next Monday.

Editor- @Captainsalazar0

Co-Editor- OluwaFemi Balogun @OluwafemiG

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