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Chelsea Players Cried When Mourinho Got Sacked – Mikel

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Former Chelsea midfielder, John Mikel Obi has revealed that he and his teammates cried when José Mourinho got sacked as the head coach during his first stint at the club.

He said Mourinho’s departure made the training ground very emotional. However, they were able to put it behind them to train that day.

“It’s hard to say goodbye. For me, obviously, the most special one was when [Jose] Mourinho got sacked.


“A lot of people were in tears, were crying. It was very emotional because he had just won the Premier League twice, a young man and he is a special one,” Mikel said in the latest episode of his podcast, The Obi One.

He added: “It was crazy because we all cried, emotional and everything, and then he leaves and five minutes later we are all on the training pitch and everybody is laughing and joking.

“We just moved on with it but then after training, we started talking about it. Once we are in the pitch again, it’s like, ‘We’ve to get on with the job.’

“We start training, focus on the next game and the next manager and how to get back to winning ways becau

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Euro 2024″ Ronaldo Targets Semi Final Finish Woth Portugal

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Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has set an ambitious target for his team ahead of the start of Euro 2024.

This is the sixth European Championship Ronaldo will be playing in and his desire to win is as strong as it was back in 2004.

The 39-year-old has a record number of international caps (207) and goals scored (130) and is expected to again be his country’s talisman.


Upon arrival in Marienfeld, Ronaldo stated his ambitions for the team.

“Semi-finals? I hope we can go further,” he stated.

“We must take it step by step, live in the moment, stay calm, and continue working hard. We know it’s a short competition, but the team is well-prepared.”

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NFF To Hire ‘Expatriate’ Technical Adviser For Super Eagles, Apologises To Nigerians

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will hire an expatriate technical adviser for the Super Eagles after the team’s dismal outing in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Nigeria have failed to win a match out of four games in the qualification series, the latest being a shocking loss to the lowly Benin Republic in their last clash. The development triggered a backlash from fans calling for Finidi George’s sack.
Days after the loss, the NFF in a Thursday communique following a meeting, said the appointment of the technical adviser would come “in the coming weeks” and apologised to Super Eagles’ fans for the team’s outings in recent days.

“The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation held a meeting on Wednesday, 12th June 2024 in hybrid mode to deliberate on important issues in Nigeria Football and resolved as follows:

“The Executive Committee wholeheartedly apologized to Nigerians for the dismal output and subsequent very poor returns of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles, in four out of 10 matches in the ongoing qualification series for the 2026 FIFA World Cup finals, and pledged to work assiduously and put necessary measures in place to ensure a better-prepared squad ahead of the AFCON 2025 qualifiers in September this year and the resumption of the World Cup qualifiers in March 2025,” the NFF said.

“Further to (1) above, the Executive Committee resolved to employ an expatriate Technical Adviser for the Super Eagles in the coming weeks, ahead of the AFCON qualifiers and the remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.”

It is, however, unclear what role Finidi will play in the Super Eagles going forward.

The NFF also “expressed displeasure with the poor attitude of some of the players to the national assignment, and unanimously decided in favour of a more robust scouting programme of outstanding Nigeria-eligible players from across the four corners of the universe, who can add tremendous value to the nation’s flagship team”.

Away from the Super Eagles, the football body promised to support the Super Falcons in their preparations for the Olympics taking place in France from 24th July – 11th August.

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Palmer Is A Talented Footballer. -Aguero

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Manchester City legend, Sergio Aguero, has expressed his astonishment at Cole Palmer’s impressive performance for Chelsea last season.

Palmer, who transferred from Manchester City to Chelsea for £40 million last summer, had a standout first season.

The England international netted 22 goals and contributed 11 assists in 33 Premier League matches for the Blues.

The 22-year-old is poised to play for England in Euro 2024.

He was recognized as the Premier League young player of the year.

“You saw Cole Palmer’s talent first-hand so I’m not surprised,” Aguero told Stake.


“But it was quite shocking to see how fast he adapted to a new team.

“It would normally be really tough for players to do that. You can tell that this process went exceptionally well by the amount of goals and assists Cole had during his first season.”

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