Loading… Frank Lampard’s side are reportedly battling with rivals Manchester United for the €100m rated Borussia Dortmund forward.However, according to reports from Goal.com, the Red Devils remain the England international’s more likely destination, leaving the door open to a potential push for Chukwueze.The Nigerian international has been heavily linked with a move away from Javier Calleja’s side in the last 12 months, with Liverpool rumoured to be tracking him last summer.Read Also: Real Madrid aiming for 30% stadium reopening in OctoberThe 21-year old is under contract with the Yellow Submarine until 2023, however he does represent a much cheaper option than Sancho, with Villarreal potentially considering offers in the region of €50m.Chukwueze has been a consistent figure across the last two seasons at El Madrigal, despite the club’s managerial upheaval, with 52 La Liga appearances from a possible 65 league matches.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Premier League giants Chelsea are targeting a move for Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze, if they fail in a bid for Jadon Sancho this summer.Advertisement
BUXTON ‘Carl Hooper’ Cricket Club defeated Lusignan East Sports Club by two wickets to lift the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB)-sponsored Trophy Stall Under-19 title, when the tournament concluded last Sunday at the Buxton Community Centre ground. Batting first, Lusignan Sports Club were bowled out for 88, with pacer Nando (only name given in the press release) creating the major damage, claiming 7-14. No batsman produced an innings of substance.Buxton, in reply, were reduced to 60-7 but Nando’s arrival at the wicket eased whatever tension was there. In a no-nonsense mood, he clobbered a maximum and two fours to seal the win.Buxton eventually reached 90-8.At the presentation ceremony Nando received the Player-of-the-Match trophy.President of the ECCB, Mr Bissoondyal Singh, congratulated both teams for reaching the final, adding that the competition was extremely competitive.He also expressed his sincere gratitude to Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall for sponsoring the tournament for the fifth consecutive year.As it relates to cricket and youth development, the ECCB president explained that the ECCB has put together a packed programme for 2017.“There will also be the employment of several full-time coaches and the East Coast will be divided into four sections as we seek to capture every village,” Singh said.He urged the young cricketers to continue to work hard and become role models, importantly to stay away from illicit drugs and alcohol.Vice-president of the ECCB and chairman of the Competitions Committee, Raymond Barton, congratulated the Buxtonions for their well-deserved victory.He also thanked the clubs and ground staffs throughout the East Coast for their cooperation and contributions, which aided in the successful execution of the tournament.
*Congratulates Olajire, ObiThe umbrella body of sports media leadership in Nigeria, The Sports Editors Guild has saluted the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), over recent appointments made by the body especially that of the Chairperson of the Nigeria Women’s League, Aisha Falode.Falode was on Monday appointed the Chairperson of the Nigeria Women’s Leagues with Ms Nkechi Obi to serve as the Chief Operating Officer, while Mr Ademola Olajire was promoted Ag. Director of Communications by the NFF.President of the Sports Editors’ Guild, Tony Ubani, said in a statement said that with the appointment of Falode, the body was sure that women’s football in Nigeria will witness a drastic transformation of immeasurable proportion especially in the area of corporate governance and support. “We acknowledge past leadership of the women’s league and they also gave their all and did their best but here we are with one of us, a journalist of repute given the mantle to redefine women’s football in Nigeria, we must thank the NFF leadership of Amaju Pinnick for this stance and we are certain that Falode will not disappoint going by her antecedent”.Ubani while also thanking the NFF for the appointment of Obi and Olajire declared that it has become obvious that the media can and is ready to play a pivotal role in rediscovering the great days that Nigeria was a true giant in African sports.“We trust that our esteemed colleagues who have been so appointed to these exalted seats won’t let us and indeed Nigerian football down, what we seek for them is support from all and sundry”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram