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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Why I Won’t Undergo Breast Reduction, Actress, Ruth Eze Opens Up
Nollywood actress, Ruth Eze has revealed that she has no plan to undergo any surgery in order to reduce her large breast.
She made this known in an interview with Saturday Beats, where she noted that her breast is her unique selling points.
Ruth also disclosed that she would put an end to any relationship if her partner demand for her nude pictures,
“I have never thought of reducing my boobs. I wish I can even increase them. They are my selling points and my baby loves them.
“On the issue of cheating, I think everyone cheats but I cannot stand a cheating partner. Cheating is stressful; why would one be with someone if you will be cheating on them? It makes no sense.”
“It is not the right thing to do and I have never done it. If my partner asks for my nude pictures, that will be the end of the relationship. I will get out of the relationship.”
“Well, my raw talent has gotten me more roles. The thing is, if you are a movie director, producer or movie marketer, after watching any of my movies, you must call me for your jobs because you will be impressed by how I interpret my roles. I will love to play the role of a policewoman.”
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Just In: Gunmen Storm Oyo Correctional Facility, Set Inmates Free
Suspected gunmen have attacked one of the facilities of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), in Oyo State.
It was gathered that the facility, christened Abolongo correctional facility was attacked by the gunmen Friday evening.
It was gathered that the gunmen set all the prisoners at the facility free during the attack.
Our correspondent gathered on Saturday that the attackers stormed the facility at about 10pm on Friday.
It was gathered that the attackers used grenades to gain access and set prisoners free.
Spokesman for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) in the state, Olanrewaju Anjorin confirmed the attack to DAILY POST on Saturday.
Anjorin in a telephone conversation with DAILY POST Saturday morning, said that the senior officers of the agency were on their way to assess the level of damage.
He said, “Yes. It has been confirmed that the attack actually happened.
“And right now, the comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and other top officers are assessing the situation.
“But, I can confirm to you that the incident actually happened”.
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I’ll Retire From Football When My Legs Are Tired, Ronaldo Declares
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out international retirement.
The Portugal captain, 36, became the all-time top scorer in international football last month.
Ronaldo – who lifted the Euro trophy in 2016 – is hungry for more ahead of the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar in December next year.
Quizzed by Sky Sports on international retirement, he said: “But why? I think it’s not my time yet. It’s not what people want, it’s what I want.
“It’s when I feel that I’m not capable to run, to dribble, to shoot, if the power is gone… but I still have that stuff so I want to continue because I’m still motivated.
“It’s the main word – [motivated] to do my stuff, to make people happy and my family happy and the fans and myself. I want to put the level even higher.
“You speak about Portugal but in the Champions League I have the most goals, the most wins, assists… everything.
“But I want to carry on. I like to play football. I feel good to make people happy.”
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