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Mikel Obi: ‘If Nigeria were organised we’d have won World Cup’

Nigeria’s captain opens up on the ‘massive problems’ that derailed the team in 2014, life in China and the day he feared Sir Alex Ferguson would punch him For Mikel John Obi, it was the boyhood dream that soured. “It was a disaster,” the Nigeria midfielder says of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil – his first involvement at a finals. From …

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Victor Moses shifts his focus to the World Cup

Chelsea’s Victor Moses, still on a high after winning the FA Cup against Manchester United last Saturday, posted this tweet today that should be music to the ears of Nigerian fans. It is a big few weeks indeed for Nigeria as the World Cup in Russia looms next month. Moses, arguably Nigeria’s most influential player, operating mainly as a winger, …

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Chelsea missing Michael Emenalo

Chelsea has just finished fifth in the Premier League and out of the Champions League places after the final games were played this afternoon.  They won the league last season and many fans may think that the reason for this term’s failure is the absence of talisman striker Diego Costa who was sold in the summer.  But coach Antonio Conte …

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Victor Moses: Chelsea needs to pull together

Ahead of their toughest domestic challenge yet, Victor Moses says the Chelsea players have the mental strength and the belief to finish in the top four this season. They travel to runaway league leaders Manchester City aiming to replicate the success at the Etihad last season, and by doing so keep pace with those competing for a spot in next …

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2017: A great year for Victor Moses

Victor Moses made it to 100 on Boxing Day. That is 100 games played for Chelsea and to mark becoming the club’s latest centurion, the 27-year-old reflects on a successful 2017 by speaking to the official Chelsea website. He also celebrated his 100th appearance with a win – a 2-0 home victory over Brighton – and by posting about it …

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Michael Emenalo in rare interview reminisces about time at Chelsea

The former Nigerian international defender and recently departed Chelsea technical director, Michael Emenalo, has never been one to grant regular interviews.  He occasionally spoke to the in-house Chelsea TV station in his 10 years at the club.  Yesterday he granted an interview to the UK’s Talksport radio station.  It made very insightful listening. Emenalo stressed that there are similarities between …

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Michael Emenalo appointed Sporting Director at Monaco after leaving Chelsea

Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has joined Monaco as their new sporting director. The Ligue 1 side confirmed the appointment on Monday afternoon and said that the 52-year-old will take charge of all sporting matters at the club, who currently sit in third place in the French top-flight standings. Emenalo only resigned from his position as Chelsea’s technical director …

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Michael Emenalo explains why he has quit Chelsea

Former Nigerian international defender Michael Emenalo announced today that he he is standing down as technical director at Chelsea.  He has been at the club for 10 years, starting out as a scout under coach Avram Grant.  He rose to technical director in 2011. He spoke to Chelsea TV today explaining his reasons for leaving. How difficult a decision was it …

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