Will Super Eagles’ Bronze Save Rohr?

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By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles of Nigeria finished its campaign at the 2019 African Cup of Nations on a consolatory note, winning the bronze medal for the eighth time  in  the  history of AFCON. Odion Jude Ighalo scored the only goal of the third place match against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the third minute to register his fifth goal of the Championship and, also, to maintain his top position in the highest goal scoring cadre at the competition. Ighalo could have increased his tally of goals, but…

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Super Eagles Cruises Into AFCON Semi Finals, Continues Its Dominance Over South Africa

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By Akinwale Kasali It could have been a dream year for the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, if it had defeated Nigeria In the Quarter Final of the on-going 2019 Africa Cup of Nations championship, having defeated Africa powerhouse, Egypt, in the Round of 16. Sadly, the fairytale journey of the coach Stuart Baxter side came to an end, as it lost 2-1 to its foe, the Super Eagles of Nigeria, in a highly tensed match. Nigeria took the lead in the 26th minute through Samuel Chukwueze, who registered his…

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AFCON: Super Eagles Faces South Africa Hurdle, As History Favours Nigeria

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By Akinwale Kasali This will be the third time in the history of Africa Cup of Nations championship that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be facing the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. Interestingly, the Super Eagles have won the two previous encounters at AFCON 2000 and 2004. The first time both teams met at the continental showpiece was at the AFCON 2000 co-hosted by Nigeria and Ghana. It was at the Semi-finals  with Nigeria coming out victorious at 2-0. Again, both teams were pitched together in the same group…

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Super Eagles Defeats Cameroon, As South Africa Humbles Host, Egypt, To Rekindle Rivalry With Nigeria In The Quarter Finals

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By Akinwale Kasali Two goals in  a space of three minutes gave the Super Eagles a 3-2 victory over their arch-rivals, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in their Round of 16 encounter at the on-going 2019 African Cup of Nations championship in Egypt. The Super Eagles of Nigeria drew the first blood in the 17th minute with a goal mouth scramble goal that saw Odion Jude Ighalo registering his second goal in the competition, to put the West African giants in the lead. Kenneth Omeruo and William Troost Ekong who…

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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Faces Cameroon In Round of 16 Tie; Cameroonians Seek Revenge

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By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles will meet  the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Round of 16 knockout stage of the on- going 2019 African Cup if Nations championship in Egypt. Having lost its leadership position in Group B to Madagascar, after the embarrassing  2-0 loss last Sunday, the Super Eagles settled for the second spot, pitching them against the five’ time Champions, Cameroon, who also came second behind the Black Stars of Ghana, having recorded five points from three matches. The Indomitable Lions’ only victory in the competition…

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Madagascar Breaks Jinx, Defeats Nigeria

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By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles failed to finish top leaders of Group B at on-going 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt. Debutants, Madagascar defeated the Super Eagles 2-0 at the Alexandria Stadium, to break the jinx of always losing to Nigeria. After seven attempts of not winning against the Super Eagles and also not scoring, the Coach Le Puit tutored Madagascan team humbled the Eagles by scoring in both  halves to register their famous victory in football. Coach Gernot Rohr of the Super Eagles made five changes in…

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1980 Green Eagles Squad: 38 Years After AFCON Success

The ‘Chief Justice’ of Nigerian football, distinguished legal luminary and Member of the Order of the Niger (MON), Chief Adokie Amiesimaka was the one who called me (Segun Odegbami) up and reminded me it was 38 years to the day on March 22 that a group of young Nigerian footballers won the African Cup of Nations for their country for the first time and created history. He told me he was celebrating the team in his own way, and was calling up all those he could reach to extend his…

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