Iheanacho’s Dwindling Career A Major Concern To Rohr

By Akinwale Kasali It wasn’s surprising to football analysts over the omission of Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho from the Super Eagles squad that faced Seychelles and Egypt in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and International friendly last month. Coach Gernot Rohr openly criticised the performance and lackluster attitude of Iheanacho during international duties. He said for Iheanacho to remain in contention for the 2019 AFCON tournament, he has to be more serious minded. Since Claude Puel was sacked by Leicester City earlier this year, Iheanacho struggled to…

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Mikel Obi In Limbo

By Akinwale Kasali John Obi Mikel is yet to dorn the green and white jersey since the Super Eagles were booted out at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia at the group stage of the mundial. Since then, Obi is yet to feature for the Gernot Rohr tutored team. Obi ruled himself out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles in Victoria and the double header against Libya early this month. Reason for Obi’s absence was that he needed to concetrate more on his club career…

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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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Super Eagles Optimistic Of Victory Against Iceland

By Akinwale Kasali With elimination starring at the faces of the Super Eagles team after their abysmal display against the Croatia national team, the Gernot Rohr are still optimistic that they could still scale through out of Group D. The players know that they have no choice than to go all out against the Icelandic team to have any hope of advancing to the next phase of the competition. Rohr has disclosed that the team will go all out for victory against the European team. There was joy in the…

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Rohr Optimistic Of Victory Against Croatia

By Akinwale Kasali With few days to the opening match of the Super Eagles against Croatia at the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is optimistic that the national team will do the nation proud by defeating their European opponent in the first match of their group D encounter. Rohr insists the Super Eagles will be arriving in Russia for the 2018 World Cup to make a bold statement, not as frightened rabbits. The three-time African champions, who are scheduled to hit Russia on Monday…

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Super Eagles Line-Up Against Czech Republic Revealed

By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles have the objective of coming out of Wednesday’s friendly against the Czech Republic with a win to set them in great psychological tune for the FIFA World Cup finals. Coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that is bent on seeing his team triumph against the Czechs to further make them determined and prepared for the tournament when hostilities resume next week for the FIFA World Cup. Rohr is expected to start Francis Uzoho in goal, Bryan Idowu, and Tyronne Ebuehi in the left and right…

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Rohr May Likely Drop Agbo, Akpeyi, Echiejile, Awaziem

By Akinwale Kasali As Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is set to name a 25-man team that will jet out of Abuja to London, England today after the team’s meeting president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa later today before traveling to London to face the three lions of England, insinuations is rife that the Super Eagles gaffer is likely to drop Elderson Echiejile, Chidozie Awaziem, Stephen Eze, Uche Agbo and Daniel Akpeyi. The magazine can authoritatively disclose that the French-German tactician, Rohr, was visibly annoyed with his left backs,…

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2018 World Cup: Rohr’s Headache

By Akinwale Kasali With less than 35 days to the commencement of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is having serious nightmare over the injury list of his players that soar to eight, with Las Palmas Football Club midfielder, Oghenekaro Peter Etebo joining the list of injured players. Before Etebo joining the fray, Rohr has been battling for the recovery of Joel Obi (Torino FC), Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City), Tyronne Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag), Henry Onyekuru (Anderlecht FC), Leon Balogun (Mainz FC), Elderson Echiejile…

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Stan Football Academy: Discovering Future Soccer Stars

By Akinwale Kasali Six years ago, little or nothing was known about Junior Oluwafemi Ajayi, Super Eagles striker, who made his debut for the national team in the friendly match against Serbia in London last month. The attacking prowess of Ajayi for his Egyptian club side, Al Ahly, caught the eyes of  Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, who invited the young lad to be part of last month’s friendlies against Poland and Serbia.   For most soccer enthusiasts, Ajayi’s name became an household name following his impressive performance at the…

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Russia 2018: Rohr Names 28-Man Eagles Team For Poland And Serbia Cracker

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has listed captain Mikel John Obi, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and playmaker Victor Moses in his 28 –man squad to battle Poland’s fellow Eagles and Serbia in pre-FIFA World Cup friendly matches this month. Home-based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa leads the goalkeeping section and will be joined by new boy Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi. Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo is back among the defenders, as Joel Obi among the midfielders, while Eagles’ B stalwarts, defender Stephen Eze and forward Gabriel Okechukwu, are also handed opportunities.…

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