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Unai Emery SACKED as Arsenal manager

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Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal’s manager after 18 months in charge.

The Spaniard was hired as the replacement for long-term manager Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 but has overseen Arsenal’s worst run of form since 1992 in recent months.

They lost 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening in the Europa League and have not won in the Premier League since early October.

Arsenal chiefs held a meeting on Friday morning to discuss his future following the loss and decided to can Emery. 

Before the Frankfurt game, Emery was expected to get the chance to lead Arsenal into the match against Norwich and turn around their form.

But the defeat accelerated the process and they decided to end his contract early.

Former Arsenal player Freddie Ljungberg has been put in interim charge of the team.

Arsenal have also announced that they will now be carrying out the search for a new permanent head coach. 

A statement from Josh Kroenke, son of majority owner Stan, said: ‘Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand. 

‘We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success.’ 

A further statement from an Arsenal spokesperson added: ‘The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.’ 

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We don’t owe you – Amaju Pinnick replies Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr

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Amaju Pinnick, the president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has berated the action of the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr to have accused the federation of owing him salary.

The German tactician had in a recent interview claimed that the NFF is currently owing him $100,000 in bonuses and allowances, a report that has been debunked by the federation.  

Pinnick has cleared the air on the federation bill with Rohr in terms of payment of salaries. According to him,

“We don’t owe you (Rohr), you cannot come out to say that we owe you salary. We pay you, an employee, and you must respect the employer because we pay you salary religiously.”

Pinnick further advised the technical adviser to be mindful of his utterances in the media.

‘’If they pay you, you don’t come out to say they pay you. There are some things you don’t say.”  

Rohr’s present contract is set to expire in June 2020.

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Former Arsenal and England footballer, Benik Afobe loses 2-year old daughter

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Footballer Benik Afobe is “heartbroken” after the death of his two-year-old daughter.  

The striker, who plays for Championship club Bristol City on loan from Stoke, announced today December 1, that his daughter Amora had died on Friday evening after “unexpectedly developing a severe infection”.

A statement issued by his family said: “It is with an extremely heavy heart that the Afobe family have today confirmed the devastating news that their first child, their beloved daughter Amora, 2, passed away late on Friday evening.

“Amora was taken to hospital for treatment after unexpectedly developing a severe infection.

“Unfortunately she then suffered a number of serious complications and despite doctors doing absolutely everything they possibly could, Amora passed away peacefully with the love of her family by her side.

“The entire family have been left totally devastated and heartbroken, and would like to ask that their privacy is respected at this incredibly difficult time.”

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Gunmen kill FRSC officer on Lokoja road — 20 minutes after FC Ifeanyi Ubah was attacked

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, on Friday, attacked some officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), killing one, and leaving other critically wounded.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Bisi Kazeem, spokesman of the corps, said the two officers who were on their way to Lagos on an official assignment were ambushed by the gunmen about 1:50pm.

”Two personnel who were travelling in a Toyota Hilux pick-up van with registration number; PILOT 01A were ambushed by the gunmen after Zariagi on Lokoja – Okene road precisely at  Oshawa, a town close to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital,” he said.

Kazeem said the gunmen opened fire on sighting the marked vehicle and shot the driver in the head, killing him instantly.

“The vehicle subsequently lost control and veered off the road.  It took hours before the rescue team could locate the vehicle in the bush and evacuate the victims,” he said.

He said Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal, expressed his sympathy to the family of the bereaved, the entire management and staff of the corps, and the country for the death of the officer who lost his life in active service.

The attack on the officers happened 20 minutes after gunmen opened fire on a bus conveying the players and crew of FC Ifeanyi Ubah from Anambra to Kano for a match against Jigawa Golden Stars.

The onslaught on the team bus happened at 1:30pm at Kabba junction, near Lokoja.

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