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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Super Eagles Zooms into Round of 16

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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

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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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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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