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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Emery told who to play between Cech, Leno in Europa League final

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Former England international and Premier League star, Danny Mills has urged Arsenal manager, Unai Emery to feature goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, instead of Petr Cech in their Europa League final clash against Chelsea on May 29 in Baku.

Mills wants Emery to play Leno and drop Cech, who has been tipped to take up a newly-created Sporting Director role at his former club, Chelsea.

Emery’s men reached the Europa League final after defeating Napoli in the semi-final encounter, while Chelsea dumped Frankfurt out of the competition.

Speaking on who Emery should drop between Leno and Cech ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea, the former Norwich and Leeds United defender told talkSPORT: “You start to call into question the player’s integrity, his ability to perform.

“And I don’t think that’s in question, but the problem is if Cech makes a mistake, if something happens in that game against Chelsea.

“Go back to the start of the season where I think they played against Manchester City and he [Cech] tried to play out from the back and he gave it to some of the Man City players.

“Imagine if he did that again… I just think you’re putting him under enormous pressure, it puts himself under incredible pressure.

“If I was Arsenal, I’m not sure I’d want that. If he makes a mistake, if something happens, there will always be that doubt in people’s minds.”

Mills added: “If I was Arsenal, and they must know what he’s doing and where he’s going at the end of the season, if he is going to go to Chelsea as we believe, I wouldn’t play him.

“He can still walk around the pitch and clap all the fans. But I would not play him in that situation, but instead go for Leno.”



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Buhari appoints Amokachi as SA on sports

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Former Super Eagles player and Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi, has been appointed as Special Assistant on Sports to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“I am pleased to inform you that Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved your appointment as Special Assistant on Sports,” the appointment letter dated August 17, 2020, and signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha, reads in part.

As special assistant on sports, Amokachi is expected to advise the President on all sports matters.

The former Everton of England forward, who was earlier in the year named Nigeria’s Football Ambassador, is expected to mentor youngsters and promote the game at the grassroots.

Nicknamed “The Bull”, Amokachi began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football Club of Kaduna, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.

He played in two World Cup finals, USA 1994 and France 1998. He was a member of Nigeria’s 1994 African Cup of Nations winning team and won the 2013 edition in South Africa as assistant to the late Coach Stephen Keshi.

Amockachi also won Gold with team Nigeria in the Football event of the Atlanta 1996 Olympics.

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Tennis: Djokovic confirms US Open participation

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Novak Djokovic confirmed on Thursday he will play at the US Open, ending speculation about his presence at the first Grand Slam tournament since the season restarted following the coronavirus-enforced shutdown.

“I’m happy to confirm that I’ll participate at #CincyTennis and #USOpen this year,” the 33-year-old world number one tweeted.

“It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited,” added the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

The US Open gets underway behind closed doors in New York on Monday August 31, with Djokovic arriving in the United States on Saturday to tune up in the Western and Southern Open, which is normally played in Cincinnati but has been moved to New York this year.

His decision to take part is a major boost for the US Open after a host of headline names pulled out.

Djokovic makes his competitive return after being heavily criticized for hosting a charity tennis event in the Balkans in June at which he and a raft of players tested positive for COVID-19.

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Sam Okwaraji: NFF begins process to retire Eagles No.6 jersey

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The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) is pondering a move to retire the Super Eagles No.6 jersey previously worn by the late Sam Okwaraji, The PUNCH reports.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick made this known during an interview on a radio programme Sports Salsa, which was aired on Kennis 104.1 FM on Wednesday.

Okwaraji died of congestive heart failure minutes after he slumped during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola on August 12, 1989, inside the main-bowl of the National Stadium, Lagos.

The game ended 1-0 in favour of the Eagles.

“Someone made a proposal about retiring the jersey (No.6) at the start of the year and I think it is not too much for us to do that,” Pinnick said.

“I will forward the proposal to the executive committee for implementation because it has been said already. So, we will see how we can retire that shirt in honour of a great patriot (Samuel) Okwaraji.

“His (Okwaraji) death was very tragic because he was a player who showed dexterity, professionalism and maturity each time he played for the Eagles.”

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