Chelsea player, Kai Havertz has warned his teammates that qualifying for the next round of the FA cup is a must that cannot be thrown away as thinking of a second chance in the competition will be a mirage. Chelsea is slated to host Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final slated at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. However, Havertz is optimistic that the Blues are in a vantage position to qualify for the semi-finals, stating that his ambition is to take the FA medal home this season. He said, “It’s a big ambition of mine to win trophies at Chelsea,” Havertz said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website.
Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick has emerged as one of the Vice Presidents of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), at the ongoing 43rd Ordinary General Assembly taking place in Rabat, Morocco after a landslide victory. Pinnick defeated Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by 43 votes to eight during the CAF General Assembly held on Friday. The Nigeria Football boss is now the fifth Vice President in the new arrangement by the continent’s football governing body who hitherto had only three vice presidents. After Friday’s poll, the trio of Augustine Senghor (Senegal), Ahmed Yahaya, (Mauritania), Souleiman Waberi (Morocco) who all stepped down for Patrice Motsepe to emerge as President were returned as Vice Presidents in that order.
Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal have all qualified for the quarter-final of this year's champions league and Europa League competition, although a tricky fixture awaits them in the next round. Liverpool has been drawn against Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals, a repeat of 2018 final, while Chelsea and Manchester City will take on Porto and Borussia Dortmund respectively with holders Bayern Munich facing last year’s beaten finalists Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released his 24 man squad to face Benin Rep & Lesotho on 27th of March and 30th of March respectively for their AfCON qualifiers and has surprisingly omitted Paul Onuachu who has 24 goals in 28 games for Genk this season and is also topping the list for the Belgian league Golden boot.