Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "AFCON 2019"

    Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria defeated Libya 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday.In the early kick-off, South Africa thrashed Seychelles 6-0 in a one-sided affair.Nigeria and Libya were left with no choice but to pick up maximum points in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.The three-time African champions scored their first goal through Odion Ighalo who dispatched his strike [...]

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    Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi will spearhead the Super Eagles' attack in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.The game is a Group E fixture in the qualification race for Cameroon 2019.Captain Ahmed Musa will play on the left side of attack, while Samuel Kalu lines up on the right with Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi taking [...]

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    Rohr: To defeat Libya, Eagles must be very fit

Rohr: To defeat Libya, Eagles must be very fit

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says his team must be "very fit" to beat Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.Rohr said the Super Eagles will prepare for Saturday’s match as they did before playing Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in 2017."We have to prepare for the two matches as we did against [...]

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    Amrouche quits as Libya coach ahead of Nigeria clash

Amrouche quits as Libya coach ahead of Nigeria clash

Adel Amrouche has resigned as head coach of the Libyan team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday.Amrouche, who replaced Omar Al-Maryami’s in May, quit his job after going six months without his salary being paid.According to Alwasat.ly, a Libyan online news outlet, Al-Maryami will lead the Mediterranean Knights out against Nigeria in Uyo.Al-Maryami has [...]

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    AFCON: I’m 100% sure Eagles will beat Libya, says Okunowo

AFCON: I’m 100% sure Eagles will beat Libya, says Okunowo

Gbenga Okunowo, former Barcelona defender, says the Super Eagles will not disappoint in the double-header 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.Nigeria, who are currently placed third in Group E, have two tough games against the Mediterranean Knights."I'm 100 percent certain the Super Eagles' abilities to perform well. They won't disappoint their die-hard supporters," Okunowo told TheCable."The Super [...]

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    My time will come, says Collins after bench-warming outing against Seychelles

My time will come, says Collins after bench-warming outing against Seychelles

Jamilu Collins, Paderborn 07 defender, is optimistic of making his debut for the Super Eagles in no time.The overlapping full-back was tipped to feature in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles on Saturday, but he failed to see action.Collins was kept on the substitutes bench for the entire match duration as Nigeria secured a 3-0 victory."Saturday's game was great. [...]

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    Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says his team is in Seychelles for "serious business" ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualifier match.With the team occupying third position in Group E after losing the opening game to South Africa, the 62-year-old tactician has charged his wards to "show character" against the Pirates of Seychelles.“We are not here on vacation. We are here [...]

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    How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

The Super Eagles are days away from their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Seychelles.TheCable takes a look at what it would take for the lads to win at the Stade Maine on Saturday.Francis Uzoho needs to stand in his headIf the Eagles are to succeed in Seychelles, they will need a healthy and in-form Uzoho to [...]

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    More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong have been ruled out of the AFCON qualifier game against Seychelles.Iwobi who is ill was not listed for Arsenal's game against Cardiff in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.Troost-Ekong, a defender, is ruled out due to injury.The Super Eagles Twitter handle confirmed the development on Monday.The tweet read: "Just In: Iwobi, Aina and Ekong [...]

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    AFCON: Aina ruled out of Seychelles match due to injury

AFCON: Aina ruled out of Seychelles match due to injury

Super Eagles wingback Ola Aina has pulled out of African Cup of Nations qualification match against Seychelles after sustaining a muscular injury.The 21-year-old limped off during Torino's 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday.Aina has been in impressive form since joining Torino on loan from Chelsea.https://twitter.com/torinofc_1906/status/1036654250762358784?s=21The Super Eagles player has made one start for his new side and has come off the bench [...]

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    World Cup qualifier: Playing Cameroon won’t be easy, says Ikeme

World Cup qualifier: Playing Cameroon won’t be easy, says Ikeme

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has admitted that the 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Cameroon in August won't be an easy one for the team.Ikeme, however, is confident that the Eagles will do everything possible to overcome the Indomitable Lions."They were in the Confederations Cup but we are confident going into the games. Like I said, it's not going [...]

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    We will frustrate Nigeria and shut their fans up, says S’Africa’s coach

We will frustrate Nigeria and shut their fans up, says S’Africa’s coach

Ahead of the AFCON qualifying match against Nigeria, Stuart Baxter, South Africa's coach, says the home fans in Akwa Ibom will be key to the outcome of the encounter.The Super Eagles have only lost once in twelve games against South Africa but Baxter believes his team can triumph if the Eagles are unable to have their way in the first 20 [...]

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    Super Eagles to battle South Africa, Libya for AFCON 2019 place

Super Eagles to battle South Africa, Libya for AFCON 2019 place

‎The fixtures for the qualification games of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon was released by Confederation of African football (CAF) on Thursday night.Nigeria, who has been absent from the last two nations cups are back in contention for a place as they are drawn in group E of the qualifiers and will compete with old foes [...]

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