One year after former Super Eagles Coach, Steven Keshi passed away, tributes have poured in from the players as well as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday.

 

The Super Eagles while in training ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo, observed a minute of silence in memory of the late coach.

The NFF also took to twitter to pay tribute to Mr Keshi who died June 7, 2016.

Meanwhile, the current Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has set his sights on a win over South Africa on Saturday.

 

The German acknowledged that the clash with the 1996 AFCON champions will be tough.

 

However, 24 invited players have commenced intensive preparations ahead of the big encounter.

 

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the Bafana Bafana delegation will arrive in Uyo on Thursday.


Last season’s runners-up Tottenham Hotspur will go head to head with Newcastle at St James’ Park on the opening weekend, while Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will take on a new boy – Brighton – away.

Liverpool, who sealed a top-four place last season, will also begin their campaign on the road as they play Watford, but Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed home matches against Leicester City and West Ham United respectively.

United and City will play the first Manchester derby of the season on December 9 at Old Trafford, and Jose Mourinho’s men will travel to the Etihad Stadium on April 7.

Arch enemies Liverpool and United will go head to head at Anfield on October 14, with the reverse fixture being hosted by the Red Devils on March 10.

November 25 is scheduled to host the first North London derby of the season, with Arsenal welcoming Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates and Arsene Wenger’s men travelling to Wembley on February 24.

Spurs, who will be playing all their home matches at Wembley this season, will stage their first at the ground against champions Chelsea on August 19.

Opening weekend fixtures:

Arsenal vs. Leicester City
Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Manchester City
Chelsea vs. Burnley
Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield Town
Everton vs. Stoke City
Manchester United vs. West Ham United
Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton vs. Swansea City
Watford vs. Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion vs. Bournemouth

Boxing Day fixtures:

Bournemouth vs. West Ham United
Chelsea vs. Brighton and Hove Albion
Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal
Huddersfield Town vs. Stoke City
Liverpool vs. Swansea City
Manchester United vs. Burnley
Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Southampton
Watford vs. Leicester City
West Bromwich Albion vs. Everton

Final day fixtures:

Burnley vs. Bournemouth
Crystal Palace vs. West Bromwich Albion
Huddersfield Town vs. Arsenal
Liverpool vs. Brighton and Hove Albion
Manchester United vs. Watford
Newcastle United vs. Chelsea
Southampton vs. Manchester City
Swansea City vs. Stoke City
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Leicester City
West Ham United vs. Everton