As Manchester United gets set to battle Villarreal FC in Wednesday’s Europa League final, football fans in Nigeria have taken to their various social media handles to talk about the match which will see two Nigerians each playing for the opposing sides.
The fierce debate currently raging on social media was triggered shortly after Super Eagles duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho both helped Leicester City to their first English FA Cup triumph over Chelsea a fortnight ago, which was also followed up by Asisat Oshoala’s victory with Barcelona Women FC who also defeated Chelsea to lift the female version of the Champions League.
This time, for the Europa League final, Super Eagles winger, Samuel Chukwueze will be hoping to help his team land their first Europa league trophy, while Manchester United teenage star, Shola Shoretire will also hope to get his first winners medal with the English giants.
Chukwueze has made his mark for both club and country, and he was instrumental in Nigeria’s third-place bronze trophy in the just concluded 2019 AFCON, which was held in Egypt.
But Shoretire, on the other hand, is just a teenager who is yet to make an appearance for any country of which England and Nigeria are the countries he eligible to play for.
Football frenzy fans have already taken sides wishing their countrymen all the best. Most of the fans say Shola Shoretire has not made an appearance for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. So he is not yet a complete Nigerian player, while others are saying once a Nigerian, always a Nigerian.
Chukwueze performed well in their first leg of the quarter-finals, which was against Arsenal. They won 2-1 before playing a goalless draw in the return leg to give them the final ticket.
It is Manchester United’s first final under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery, the former Arsenal manager. The final will be played on the 26th of this month which just a week a few days from now.
@AustineAwurum The Lord that did it for her will also do it for #Chukwueze
@PoojaMedia This is how we are supporting Samuel Chukwueze against Man Utd. Nigerians to the world
@onichaAdo Shola Shoretire no be Nigerian again?
@Emmy2fly93 Mumu he’s English by birth and has never stepped foot into Naija
@BarcaPrincipal Who noticed how Man United fans are trying to force the Shola Shoretire agenda of being a Nigerian??? Shola doesn’t play for Naija, Chukwueze does, Shola doesn’t play regularly, Chukwueze does, Shola won’t fly Nigerian flag, Chukwueze will. Villareal for Europa.
@vheek_thor Shola or no Shola….. Man united for Europa champions come 26th of May…. #Chukwueze no vex but e get why
@fikayo as a Man United fan I will definitely support my player, Shoretire to win the Europa League. This is not a matter of having Nigerian affiliation again.
@dave Shola P all the way against Chukwueze. What’s my business with supporting my Nigerian player. Shoretire for Europa.
@sampe I am simply rooting for Shoretire because he has a Nigerian background as well.
@IcekidCairo God of #chukwueze will do it for Villarreal
@Iam_TIMI Same way every Nigerian should support Villarreal in the Europa League final. For our brother #chukwueze
@josites I will be gladly rooting for #Chukwueze to win the Europa League.
@Kaycee_Bishop Congratulations to #Iheanacho and #Ndidi on their victory, #Chukwueze is next.
@shola_awe #wizkid #Chukwueze Just so you know, FOCUS itself is a FULL COURSE.
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BBNaija: Emmanuel Once Asked Me For A Kiss, Saskay Tells Angel
…He’s a Complete Flirt, Angel Insists
Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Saksay, has revealed that Emmanuel asked her for a kiss during the last Saturday Night Party.
Saskay revealed this while discussing with Cross and Angel on Thursday, day 54 of the show, after Emmanuel and Liquorose received rewards from Biggie.
Big Brother rewarded Liquorose and Emmanuel with 250 Abeg Naira and 200 BB tokens each, as Liquorose successfully carried out her secret task.
Liquorose and Emmanuel were also rewarded with an exclusive two-hour dinner date in the Executive lounge.
Discussing the wins, Angel noted that despite Liquorose’s prank, she still believed that Emmanuel is a flirt.
Earlier in her Diary Session, Angel has stated that she was happy that Liquorose and Emmanuel were having a ‘fight‘.
When it was revealed that the ‘fight’ was a prank, Angel still insisted that Emmanuel was not being genuine to Liquorose.
Corroborating her claims, Saskay stated that Emmanuel also asked her for a kiss during the Friday party.
Saskay said, “We were dancing and next thing, he (Emmanuel) was like, ‘can I kiss you?’ I told him, ‘If you want to chop slap, go ahead’.”
She also added that she feels that Emmanuel’s nature is to joke around and Angel agreed to it.
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I Joined APC To Prevent Nigeria From Breakup, Fani-Kayode Reveals
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has disclosed why he joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode explained that the APC he joined was different from the one he heavily criticized in the past.
The former minister had officially defected to the ruling party on Thursday.
His defection was disclosed at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by the acting National Chairman of APC.
However, the former minister explained that he joined a forward-thinking and accommodating party.
Speaking with Channels Television, Fani-Kayode, insisted that he joined APC to maintain national unity.
Asked if he joined for financial gain, he said: “I find that very insulting whether it is coming from you or my critics, I am not the first person that would decamp to the APC, have you asked others this same question?
“If you ask all politicians this question, you will get the same answer; nobody knows tomorrow. I have my values and I will continue to work towards that.”
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You’re Yoruba’s Judas, Traitor, Gumi Blasts Fani-Kayode Over Defection To APC
Controversial Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Gumi, has slammed former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode over his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Fani-Kayode, who had been a great critic of the Buhari-led administration, joined APC on Thursday after he was received by the President at the State House, Abuja.
Gumi, reacting, shared a throwback statement by Fani-Kayode in 2018 saying he would rather die than join the APC or bow to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Gumi said he had long neglected the rantings of Fani-Kayode, knowing fully well that he is a traitor and fake.
He described the former minister as a Yoruba Judas and a traitor.
His post on Facebook read, “I have for long neglected the rantings of the Judas of Oduduwa attacking me knowing fully well that he is fake and a traitor.
“Time has now caught up with him and thanks to Allah, all his vituperations are cast in the dustbin of merciless history.
“It’s him now one wonders which of the seven circles of hell this duper will settle if he doesn’t repent.”
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