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Nigeria Vs Cape Verde: Rohr Reveals Decision On Ighalo

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Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said Odion Ighalo will play some part in their final 2022 World Cup qualifying group match against Cape Verde Islands on Tuesday.

Nigeria need to avoid defeat to book a spot in the final play-off round.

Rohr’s men currently lead Group C with 12 points, with Cape Verde two points behind in second place.

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Ighalo, who recently came out of international retirement, did not make the matchday squad against Liberia on Saturday but he is now in contention for Tuesday’s game.

In this department Ighalo can help us very much. We have wonderful goalscorers, Osimhen, Kelechi who can score.

“I don’t know if he will start the game or not. We will make a decision after the training tomorrow morning but Ighalo will help us.

“He can score every moment, each situation he’s able because he’s very clever to score a goal,” Rohr said in a press conference on Monday.

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FA Cup Third Round: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea Opponents Confirmed [Full fixtures]

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The draw for the FA Cup third round took place on Monday.

Chelsea welcome Chestefield, while Liverpool host Shrewbury at Anfield.

Holders Leicester City take on Watford, Manchester United are at home against Aston Villa and Manchester City are away at Swindon Town.

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In an all-Premier League clash, Leeds United travel to West Ham, while Arsenal are away at Nottingham Forest.

The games will be played the weekend of January 8, 2022.

FULL FIXTURES:

Boreham Wood/St Albans vs AFC Wimbledon

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Yeovil Town vs Bournemouth

Stoke City vs Leyton Orient

Swansea City vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Chesterfield

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Liverpool vs Shrewsbury Town

Cardiff City vs Preston North End

Coventry City vs Derby County

Burnley vs Huddersfield Town

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West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton and Hove Albion

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Kidderminster Harriers vs Reading

Leicester City vs Watford

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Mansfield Town vs Middlesbrough

Hartlepool United vs Blackpool

Hull City vs Everton

Bristol City vs Fulham

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Morecambe

Millwall vs Crystal Palace

Port Vale vs Brentford

Swindon Town vs Manchester City

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Wigan Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers

Luton Town vs Harrogate Town

Birmingham City vs Plymouth Argyle

Manchester United vs Aston Villa

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Sheffield United

Newcastle United vs Cambridge United

Barnsley vs Ipswich Town/Barrow

Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers

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West Ham United vs Leeds United

QPR vs Rotherham United

Charlton Athletic vs Norwich City

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

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EPL: Tuchel Names Club Deserving Of Premier League Top-four This Season

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Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has identified West Ham United as the club that deserves to be in the Premier League top-four this season.

Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with the Hammers on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues boss said West Ham plays strongly in the Europa League, adding that it is always a joy to watch David Moyes’s side play.

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West Ham is currently occupying the 4th position on the Premier League table with 9 points behind leaders Chelsea.

“They [West Ham] almost got there [top-four] last season and have been fighting the whole season for these places,” Tuchel said.

“They show huge solidarity, always a huge joy to watch their games. They did not have too many changes, plays as a team and do what they do very good.

READ ALSO: EPL: Arteta Warned Against Wenger’s Return To Arsenal

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“They deserve to be there [top-four], they play strong in Europe, it is a tough match and a tough team to play against, but it is also tough to play against us.”

Chelsea head to the game following a 2-1 win over Watford in their last game, while West Ham drew 1-1 with Brighton.

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Three Premier League Clubs Planning To Snap Up Aribo

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Premier League clubs, Crystal Palace, Watford and Brentford are reportedly preparing their bids for Super Eagles of Nigeria and Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo.

Aribo, 25, was a key part of Steven Gerrad’s plan at Rangers that saw the club end a ten-year wait for a domestic league title.

Since joining from Charlton in 2019, he has scored 21 times and provided 16 assists in his 116 appearances. He also earned a call-up to the Super Eagles set-up.

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The Premier League clubs on the trail of Aribo already have a number of Super Eagles players and hopefuls and a switch will swell the total number of Nigerian players in English top-flight football.

Aribo’s deal with the The Teddy Bears ends in 2023.

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