Why Algeria Beat Super Eagles; Nigeria To Play Third Place Match

Super Eagles of Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles of Nigeria has failed to feature in its Eight African Cup of Nations final, as a last-gasp set-piece from Leicester City midfielder, Riyad Mahrez, shattered  the hopes of coach Gernot Rohr side. The Desert Warriors of Algeria defeated the Super Eagles 2-1. The Algerians dominated the match right from kick-off, creating several scoring chances, but Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, saved the situation on,at least, two occasions. The pressure from the Algerians paid off, as a cross from Mahrez was deflected into the net…

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Super Eagles Zooms into Round of 16

Super Eagles

By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles of Nigeria became the first Nation to qualify for the knockout stage at the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), championship in Egypt. The Super Eagles defeated the Syli Nationale of Guinea 1-0, thanks to  a header by Leganes football club defender, Kenneth Omeruo. The Coach Gernot-Rohr tutored team recorded another successive 1-0 triumph in Alexandria to book their place in the round of 16. The team line-up saw some changes, with captain, John Mikel Obi, Villarreal midfielder, Samuel Chukwueze and Paul Ebere…

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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Battle Senegal Ahead Of Championship

Super Eagles

By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to trade tackles against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in a friendly encounter ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament to be hosted in Egypt. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the Senegalese Football Association reached a conclusion that the two African soccer power house will play each other in testing the strength of their teams and their preparedness ahead of the championship. Earlier, the Zimbabwean Football Association has also indicated interest to play the 2013 AFCON champions…

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AFCON 2019: Bafana Bafana Gears For Super Eagles Clash

By Akinwale Kasali With less than two weeks to the 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers match between Stuart Baxter led Bafana Bafana of South Africa and three time AFCON champions, The Super Eagles of Nigeria, the coach of the former apartheid country is not leaving any stone unturned as he has named a strong 23-man squad that will trade tackles with Gernot Rohr side in Pretoria on Saturday November, 17th, to know who tops Group E. The Southern Africa country had earlier defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 at the…

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AFCON 2019: Rohr Wary Of Libya Threat

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes the sudden resignation of Libya coach Adel Amrouche could motivate their rivals even more ahead of a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Amrouche quit as Libya coach just days before the clash in Uyo, southern Nigeria, over unpaid wages. But German handler Rohr has warned over complacency. “The coach can change, but the players and his assistants are still there, so it won’t be an easy game because they changed the coach,” Rohr said. “Sometimes it’s even more difficult when a…

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