One of the opponents of Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the Russia 2018 World Cup, Iceland, has named its 23-man squad for the tournament three weeks earlier than required by FIFA. The 23-man squad announced on Friday is made up of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, eight midfielders and four strikers.
Iceland, the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup and are placed in Group D with Argentina, Nigeria and Croatia. They will face the Super Eagles on June 22 in Volgograd after their first game against Argentina on June 16.
A list of 35 players is expected from Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, next week before the 23-man list is sent to FIFA before the June 4 deadline.
ICELAND’S FINAL 23-MAN RUSSIA 2018 WORLD CUP SQUAD:
Hannes Halldorsson (Randers), Runar Runarsson (Nordsjaelland), Frederik Schram (Roskilde);
Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), Holmar Eyjolfsson (Levski Sofia), Rurik Gislason (Sandhausen), Sverrir Ingason (Rostov), Hordur Magnusson (Bristol City), Birkir Saevarsson (Valur), Ragnar Sigurdsson (Rostov), Ari Skulason (Lokeren);
Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa), Samuel Fridjonsson (Valerenga), Johann Gudmundsson (Burnley), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City), Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Olafur Skulason (Karabukspor), Arnor Traustason (Malmo);
Jon Bodvarsson (Reading), Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg), Albert Gudmundsson (PSV), Bjorn Sigurdarson (Rostov).
RESERVE LIST: Andri Bjarnason (Helsingborgs), Elmar Bjarnason (Elazigspor), Kjartan Finnbogason (Horbens), Jon Fjoluson (Norrkoping), Hjortur Hermannsson (Brondby), Ingvar Jonsson (Sandefjord), Vidar Kjartansson (Maccabi Tel Aviv), Ogmundur Kristinsson (Excelsior), Elias Omarsson (Gothenburg), Kolbeinn Sigthorsson (Nantes), Runar Sigurjonsson (St Gallen, on loan from Grasshoppers), Arnor Smarason (Hammarby).
Star actor, Babafemi Branch, who has been conferred with a chieftaincy title in Oyo State as Agun Asa of Edeland clocks another year today, May 14,2018
The actor who has the same birthday with his sister, was celebrated by friends and indegenes of the state as many put up his photographs on their social media platforms
The celebrant himself posted a photo of himself as he penned down a word of prayer in his language which read;
Wo ku ojo ibi o Omo senbora lumafon, omo arugbo inobu ojo, ko no ibu ojo eji a po. Omo igi meta woro r'opopo Atan, okan mi so owo, okan mi so okun, okan yoku mi so arabara oba aso..... @femibranch @jagun_asa_of_edeland Wa ri batise, wa rona gbe gba o. Ase. #ijebuland...
Afrobeat musician, Seun Kuti has waded into the trending discussion about Yahoo Boys which started after men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) raided Club 57 in Lagos and arrested 12 suspected internet fraudsters.
The news became a debate after fashion enthusiast, Noble Igwe reacted by labeling Yahoo boys as fraudsters who are armed with laptops. His opinion drew criticism from some quarters who are of a contrary opinion.
One of those who have contributed to the debate is Seun Kuti who in a Facebook post labeled the Yahoo boys as fools themselves. According to him, it was stupid for them to scam a white man and still end up spending the money on materials made by whites which is equivalent to returning the money to them....
Former Miss Ambassador for Peace, Beauty Istifanus, has said in a chat with Vanguard that the issue of domestic violence has continued to be on the increase mainly because more women have refused to submit to their men.
The beauty queen also buttressed her belief that women are inferior to men and that gender equality is impossible.
“Gender equality is not possible in this part of the world because men are superior to women. This is my own opinion and I’m unapologetic about it. The major cause of domestic violence in homes today is the unwillingness of the wife to be submissive to her husband, thereby bringing friction between them. My advice to women is that they should be submissive to their husbands and in return they will be respected.” she said