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Marcus Rashford eyeing Rooney’s record

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Marcus Rashford believes he definitely “holds a chance” of breaking all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney’s record at Manchester United.

Rashford managed a season-best tally of 30 strikes for the Reds in 2022/23, bringing his total number of goals for the club to 123, as it stands.

Legendary striker Rooney, who currently leads the way on 253, managed his haul in 559 games for United, with Marcus, so far, having only played 359 in total.

The topic – which was discussed on the latest episode of The Debate with Gary Neville – is something our current no.10 isn’t ruling out of the equation, after he committed his long-term future to the club when signing a new contract recently.

“You never know what’s going to happen,” conceded the United forward, ahead of this weekend’s friendly double-header with Lens and Athletic Club.

“But I’m all about scoring goals and trying to make assists, so there’s definitely a chance that it can happen and I’ve actually spoken to Wazza [Rooney] about it.

“He wants me to do it. He said it would be good for me to do it because I’ve grown up at the club, stuff like that. Hopefully, I get the opportunity to try to make that happen.”
Coming off the back of Rashy’s terrific goalscoring form last season, Reds boss Erik ten Hag suggested that the 25-year-old can further improve on his levels in front of goal, with a target of 40 suggested by the Dutchman.

With a spring in his step and the dust firmly settled after penning that five-year contract at Old Trafford, Marcus believes everything is beginning to come together in M16, ahead of what should be another exciting campaign.

“I feel like, at the age I’m at, I’ve still got a big opportunity to try to do that, with the timing too, I feel like we’re closer than what we think,” he added, when asked about the potential of accruing more silverware.

“But we still need to take those extra steps and, at the minute, we’ve got a manager who’s fully dedicated to just winning at all costs.

“He just wants us to be the best we can be individually, as best as we can be as a team. At the end of the day, he wants us to win trophies.”

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Men charged with murder of Kaizer Chiefs’ Luke Fleurs remanded

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Men charged with murder of Kaizer Chiefs’ Luke Fleurs remanded

Six suspects arrested over the murder of Kaizer Chiefs player Luke Fleurs have been remanded by the Roodepoort magistrate’s court on Friday.

Ndumiso Moswane, 26; Fernando Siva, 25; Nhlakanipho Dlamini, 21; Franky Xaba, 25; Maredi Mphahlele, 36; and Thembinkosi Hlomikhawu, 31, have been charged with murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, robbery with aggravating circumstances and defeating the ends of justice.

The suspects are expected to apply for bail during their court appearance next Friday.

All six suspects have opted to apply for the services of Legal Aid lawyers.

State prosecutor Arnold Limekhaya said the state intends to oppose the bail applications.

“We will oppose bail,” he told the court, indicating the state was yet to get the profiles of the men and their bail statements.

The 24-year-old Kaizer Chiefs defender and South Africa under-23 international was hijacked and fatally shot in the chest at a petrol station in Honeydew last Wednesday.

It is understood that the assailants drove off in Fleurs’ vehicle.

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Lagos FA to debut Nigerian Ex-International cup

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Lagos FA To Debut Nigerian Ex-International Cup

The Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) has concluded arrangements to organize a tournament involving Nigerian ex-internationals and their clubs’ teammates back in the day.
The Lagos State Football Association Chairman, Hajj Gafar Olawale Liameed, disclosed that the ex-internationals coming together to play football will inspire lots of youths.

“We believe in our ex-players. LSFA is determined to carry along ex-internationals and drive the game forward at every level,” Hajj Gafar stated.

“The tournament will see former Nigeria internationals based in Lagos adopt teams. For instance, if an ex-international is based in the area of Dino SC he can adopt them.

“The competition tagged ‘The Nigerian Ex Internationals Cup’ would see teams play on a home and away basis in the first phase before we proceed to the knockout stage.

“We want to have a clear identity and organize lots of programs. This is one of our innovations and we hope to take blessings from the Lagos State Government and Nigeria Football Federation,” the football technocrat enthused.

Hajj Gafar also reiterated LSFA’s commitments to the proper development of football in the centre of excellence.

“We’re determined to lead that development at every level and have created a robust plan for doing so using all our resources and knowledge.”

Meanwhile, former Nigeria internationals like Joseph Yobo, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Wasiu Ipaye have already thrown their weight behind the innovation by the LSFA.

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NFF appoints Manu Garba as Golden Eaglets’ Head Coach

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The Board of Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former U17 World Cup winner Manu Garba as Head Coach of the Nigeria U17 boys, Golden Eaglets.

The Board of Nigeria Football Federation has appointed former U17 World Cup winner Manu Garba as Head Coach of the Nigeria U17 boys, Golden Eaglets.

 

Garba had, in the same role, led the Golden Eaglets to win the FIFA U17 World Cup for Nigeria in the United Arab Emirates in 2013 – Nigeria’s fourth triumph at that stage.

 

Garba’s world-conquering squad in 2013 included Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, Isaac Success, Musa Mohammed, Chidiebere Nwakali and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu.

 

The squad, which finished as runners-up at the African U17 Championship in Morocco after a penalty shootout defeat by Cote d’Ivoire, defeated Mexico 6-1 in their opening game, drew 3-3 with Sweden and hammered Iraq 5-0. In the Round of 16, they ran Iran ragged 4-1, dispatched Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter-finals and trounced Sweden 3-0 in the semi-finals, before they dislodged Mexico by the same margin in the final to lift the trophy.

 

The former Nigeria international will now immediately resume the role and take charge of the team’s preparations for next month’s WAFU B U17 Championship, taking place in Ghana.

 

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