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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Coach Rules Out New Players From Squad

Ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt, Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr said he is not considering bringing in new players to bolster his squad. The three-time African champions are returning to the tournament after missing back-to-back editions in 2015 and 2017. They won the competition during their last appearance in 2013 in South Africa. Rohr disclosed that despite having goalkeeping concerns- with first-choice Francis Uzoho struggling for regular football this season, he is not ready to!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles Move Up By 4 Spots

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by four spots to 44th position in the new ranking by World football governing body, FIFA. In the ranking table published on FIFA website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1431 points in October, placing it third on the continental stage. The coach Gernot Rohr defeated the Mediterranean Knights of Libya 4-0 (home) and 3-2 (away) earlier this month, in the African Nations Cup qualifiers to top the group fixtures. The movement has now placed Nigeria as the third in Africa behind…

2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Top Table After Libya 2nd Leg Defeat

Three-time African champions, Super Eagles went top of the Group E table in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualification series, with a 3 – 2 victory over the Meditteranean Knights of Libya. The game took place on Tuesday night at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, the home ground of Tunisia Premier League side, CS Sfaxi. Odion Ighalo put Nigeria in the lead in the 14th minute and Ahmed Musa doubled the lead, three minutes after. But the Libyans pulled one back through Mohamed Zubya in the 35th minute, while Ahmad…

Alex Iwobi Pens Long-Term Deal At Arsenal

Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the London club announced on Friday. The new deal will see the 22-year-old stay at the Emirate stadium till 2023. “It's always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young,” Iwobi told Arsenal media. “To get an extended contract is an amazing feeling and I hope I'm doing the Arsenal family proud as well as my family. “It feels so special. The first kit I had was Arsenal and long may I continue to represent them,” he added.…
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