Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Gernot Rohr"

    Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South African match

Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South African match

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a very strong starting line-up to face Bafana Bafana in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in South Africa.The Super Eagles will adopt the 3-5-2 formation in the Group E encounter this afternoon with captain Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho playing upfront.Rohr had to switch formation following the withdrawals of Odion Ighalo, [...]

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    S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

Gernot Rohr has called up Henry Onyekuru as a replacement for injured Odion Ighalo ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  disclosed this on its Twitter handle on Thursday.The tweet read: "[email protected] replaces injured @ighalojude for game against South Africa. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #Afcon2019Q"https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1060375540891312128?s=21Onyekuru returned to action last weekend for his Turkish [...]

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    Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has invited 23 players for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.The same group of players will prosecute the friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda.Former U17 World Cup-winning forward Victor Osimhen returns after a long time out of the team, with another ex-U17 forward [...]

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    Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles moved four spots up from 48 to 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions now occupy the third position.The Super Eagles also gained 16 points from September's 1415.Belgium overtook world champions France who dropped a spot down from first to the second spot.The top 10 teams are:Belgium (1)France [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Some fans threatened to kill me after the World Cup, says Ighalo

INTERVIEW: Some fans threatened to kill me after the World Cup, says Ighalo

If the Super Eagles qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Odion Ighalo will earn special praise for his hat-trick and brace in two consecutive games against Libya.After coming under immense criticism over his below-par World Cup performance, the Super Eagles striker is back to his best as the team's top attacker.His goals have boosted the chances of [...]

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    Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr has stuck with his winning team for the second leg of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.Hat-trick hero, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi will lead the attack just as they did in the 4-0 drubbing of the North Africans in the first game in Nigeria.Similarly, Ahmed Musa will man the left flank of attack, [...]

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    Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Oghenekaro Etebo, Super Eagles midfielder, says the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against Libya will be the toughest for the team so far.The Stoke midfielder told TheCable that in spite of Libya's loss to Nigeria on Saturday, it will be detrimental to take the North Africans for granted."I think this game is the most important game for us and [...]

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    Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says Odion Ighalo's hat-trick against Libya is the perfect answer to his critics.The Changchun Yatai striker had come under heavy criticism following his below-par performance at the World Cup.But Rohr has continued to invite him for national team engagements.Speaking with TheCable after the Super Eagles thrashed Libya 4-0, Rohr said: "Two days ago one of you [...]

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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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    Nigeria vs Libya: Eagles ‘condemned’ to win for spot in 2019 AFCON

Nigeria vs Libya: Eagles ‘condemned’ to win for spot in 2019 AFCON

The Super Eagles have a mountain to climb when they take on Group E leaders, Libya, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.The Mediterranean Knights are at the summit of the group while South Africa is second, Nigeria is third and Seychelles sit in bottom place.The Super Eagles have failed to qualify for the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations [...]

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    Onazi out of Libya game after suffering achilles injury

Onazi out of Libya game after suffering achilles injury

Ogenyi Onazi will not feature for the Super Eagles in the Africa Cup of Nation qualifier (AFCON) against Libya due to an achilles injury.Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr disclosed this to TheCable on Friday.Rohr said Onazi got injured during a closed-door training the Eagles had on Thursday."He is injured," Rohr told TheCable."He won't be able to play against Libya tomorrow. [...]

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    Rohr: Eagles have to beat Libya, new coach changes nothing

Rohr: Eagles have to beat Libya, new coach changes nothing

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr says the resignation of Libya's coach may make the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier more difficult for his team.Rohr told TheCable that no matter the circumstances, the match against the Mediterranean Knights won't be a walk in the park for his side."It will not be an easy game because they change the coach. [...]

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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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    Success returns as Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya test

Success returns as Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya test

Isaac Success is among 24 players invited for the Super Eagles' double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya.The Watford striker last played for Nigeria in 2017.Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr also called up Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon for the clash against the Mediterranean Knights.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home-based Eagle invited.The team will go [...]

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    FIFA Best Award: Rohr voted Modric, Mikel chose Messi

FIFA Best Award: Rohr voted Modric, Mikel chose Messi

It has been revealed how coaches and captains of national teams voted in the FIFA Best Award which took place on Monday.Croatia's Luka Modric was announced as the best player in the world for 2018, amassing 29.05 percent of the total votes cast by the coaches, captains and media representatives of the 168-member associations.Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, voted the [...]

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    Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Carl Ikeme, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, says it was painful to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, told BBC that his inability to join the Super Eagles in Russia affected him psychologically.The former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper said he's looking forward to being involved with the team in a coaching capacity, noting that he has "unfinished business [...]

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