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AFCON 2019: Ighalo To Start Game As Super Eagles Battle Guinea For Spot In Knockouts

Ahead of the today’s Super Eagles crucial encounter with Guinea in the ongoing African Cup Of Nations, AFCON 2019, Coach of the team, Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Striker, Odion Ighalo will be in his starting lineup for the match. The team will take on Guinea today at 3.30 pm Nigerian time at the Alexandria Stadium in Egypt for their second group game. Recall that Ighalo was the late substitute who scored the only goal of the team’s opening game in last Saturday’s match to claim all three points against Burundi.

2018 CAF Awards: Ighalo, Iwobi, Musa, Oshoala Make Nominees List

Super Eagles trio Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) and Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai) have been named among nominees for the 2018 African Player of the year CAF Awards - slated to hold in Senegal for the first time in January. The 34-man list which has the likes of Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Liverpool) and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), was announced on Friday by the Confederation of African Football. Wilfred Ndidi who plays for Premier League club Leicester…

AFCON Qualifier: We Will Beat S/Africa – Musa Assures

The Stand-in Captain of the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa, on Friday said that the Nigerian national team would not play for a draw in South Africa. The Super Eagles are scheduled to play the second leg of Group E top-of-the-table clash with South Africa at the FNB Stadium on Saturday. Musa, in a statement signed by Demola Olajire, Head of Communication of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said that the Super Eagles are not thinking of simply gaining a point from the encounter. “Our determination is to win and pick our…

Gernot Rohr Pleased With Young Super Eagles Despite Wobble

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has praised the effort and quality of his young team after they secured a vital 3-2 road win against Libya in Sfax on Tuesday, thus taking a step closer towards booking their spot at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon next year. The Super Eagles were missing a number of first-team regulars for the qualifier through injury, notably experienced pair John Obi Mikel and Ogenyi Onazi, and for long periods chased the game, but ultimately secured a doubleheader victory. Speaking with reporters…

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…

2019 AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Arrive Tunisia Ahead Of Libya 2nd Leg Clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Monday evening arrived Sfax, Tunisia ahead of the 2nd leg of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), qualifying fixture against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya. The 22-man squad arrived at the Sfax International Airport at approximately 5:40 PM via the MaxAir Charter Airline which took off from Uyo. The game will take place on Tuesday at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri, the home ground of Tunisia Premier League side, CS Sfaxien. We have arrived safely in Sfax, Tunisia…

AFCON Qualifiers: Musa, Ndidi, 16 Others Arrive Eagles’ Camp

18 Super Eagles players have arrived the Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa in Victoria ahead of Saturday’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles, according to a statement on Super Eagles official twitter handle. As at Monday night, only Galatasaray forward, Henry Onyekuru was in camp but was joined for Tuesday’s breakfast by 9 Eagles players namely, Kenneth Omeruo, Francis Uzoho, Semi Ajayi, Samuel Kalu, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Chidozie Awaziem, Chidiebere Nwakali and Bryan Idowu. The statement…

Super Eagles Players Get Official World Cup Squad Numbers

Nigeria’s 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup have been allocated jersey numbers The number allocation was announced in a video clip published on the Super Eagles’ verified Twitter handle on Monday. Eagles’ Captain Mikel Obi retains his number 10, Odion Ighalo kept his number nine jersey, Victor Moses was handed number 11 and Ahmed Musa number 7. Ikechukwu Ezenwa was handed the number 1 shirt as the first-choice goalie, while Francis Uzoho got the shirt number 23, while Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong got…

2018 World Cup Qualifier: Super Eagles Held To A Draw In Yaoundé

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were on held to a 1-1 draw by their arch rivals, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualification match on Monday in Yaoundé, Cameroun. Simon Moses who was assisted by China-based striker Odion Ighalo, scored a goal for the Eagles at the first half but the Lions leveled proceedings when Abubakar converted from the spot in the second half. The draw means Cameroun are officially out of the World Cup and Nigeria solidify their position at the top of the group B table…

‘We Will Fight Till The Last Minute To Beat Super Eagles’, Cameroon Coach Says

The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon will seek redemption when they face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying clash in Yaounde on Monday, according to comments credited to Coach Hugo Broos. Goals from China-based duo Odion Ighalo and captain Mikel Obi, Chelsea star Victor Moses and new Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho sealed a memorable 12th win in 20 outings for the Eagles against the Lions and further enhance their chances of picking a ticket to Russia from Group B of the African…
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