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    Super Eagles end 2019 at 31st in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles end 2019 at 31st in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria have maintained the 31st position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings.According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also took 3rd position in the continent.Belgium secured the FIFA ranking’s 'Team of the Year' for the second successive time after a record-breaking year for the global ladder.The Red Devils held on [...]

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    Chukwueze: The ‘N98m’ Ferrari doesn’t belong to me… I don’t know how to drive

Chukwueze: The ‘N98m’ Ferrari doesn’t belong to me… I don’t know how to drive

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, has come out to deny ownership of a Ferrari car he was recently spotted posing with some months ago.In September, the Umuahia-born football star had taken to his Instagram page to share photos of him sitting on the car - which is said to be worth a whopping "N98,000,000".The pictures had gone viral on social media and [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ighalo, Ndidi, Osimhen shortlisted for CAF 2019 awards

FULL LIST: Ighalo, Ndidi, Osimhen shortlisted for CAF 2019 awards

Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Osimhen, three Super Eagles stars, have been shortlisted among thirty for the 2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.The nominees for the different categories were announced by the confederation on Sunday.https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/1198554937619353601?s=21Super Falcons trio of Asisat Oshoala, Nnadozie Chiamaka and Kanu Uchenna are also among the first ten nominees for the [...]

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    ‘Ighalo’s replacement, new defence combo’ — 5 takeaways from Nigeria-Benin clash

‘Ighalo’s replacement, new defence combo’ — 5 takeaways from Nigeria-Benin clash

Like the Trojans, the Super Eagles of Nigeria went to the battlefield and emerged as conquerors.They gallantly fought back to earn three priceless points against Benin Republic in the day 1 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.Former West Bromwich Albion star, Stephane Sessegnon, silenced the noisy hosts after capitalising on a defensive gaffe by the three-time African champions.Eagles [...]

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    Rohr: Our technical attitude, key to defeating Benin Rep

Rohr: Our technical attitude, key to defeating Benin Rep

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says the attitude of his players after being a goal down in the early minute of play was key to beating Benin Republic.Rohr admitted, in the post match press conference, that the Beninoise were a very good side that gave his team a run for their money.Nigeria picked all three points in the hard-fought [...]

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    AFCON 2021 qualifiers: Rohr tackles CAF over ‘unfair’ fixtures

AFCON 2021 qualifiers: Rohr tackles CAF over ‘unfair’ fixtures

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles head coach, has tackled the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over its unfair fixtures for the qualifying games ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The Eagles will be hoping to start their qualification campaign with victory over the Squirrels of Benin Republic at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Wednesday.They will also face Lesotho in an away fixture [...]

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    Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Captain Ahmed Musa is back after injury as Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, named the twenty-three players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November.Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been called for the first time since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as first choice as Francis Uzoho is out for several months [...]

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    Brazil coach names Neymar, Coutinho, Alves for Super Eagles friendly

Brazil coach names Neymar, Coutinho, Alves for Super Eagles friendly

Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, Brazil's head coach commonly referred to as Tite, has listed players like Neymar, Dani Alves and Roberto Firmino as the likely players for the friendly match with Super Eagles.The Eagles versus Brazil international friendly is billed to take place at the Singapore National Stadium at 5am Nigerian time on October 13.Top on Tite's killer squad for the friendly [...]

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    Rohr loses mum at 97

Rohr loses mum at 97

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken to social media to commiserate with Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, who lost his mother to the cold hands of death.Elisabeth Rohr passed away at the age of 97.The country's football authority took to its Twitter page on Thursday to break the sad news."We commiserate with @NGSuperEagles Head coach, Mr Gernot Rohr who just [...]

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    Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Gernot Rohr has called up Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, twenty others for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the Ukraine senior national team.The international friendly match is scheduled to take place at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals due to injury, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kelechi Iheanacho who [...]

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    Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Daniel Akpeyi has disclosed to TheCable that he won't be starting the third-place match against Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.Akpeyi also revealed that Francis Uzoho will man the goal post in the winner takes all clash against the Carthage Eagles at the El Salam stadium.He, however, explained Gernot Rohr's reason for the change in the [...]

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2019 AFCON: Belmadi reveals game plan of how Algeria defeated Super Eagles

Head coach of Algeria, Djamel Belmadi has revealed that the 2-1 defeat of the Super Eagles was well planned.Belmadi said at the post-match press conference that he made sure Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze never had the chance of making runs from the wings.Musa and Chukwueze were contained by Sofiane Feghouli and Adlane Guedioura from running the Algerians aground from [...]

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    PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

Nigeria aims to book a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals when they come up against South Africa on Wednesday night.The Super Eagles prevailed 3-2 over Cameroon in the second round. However, the Eagles were second best, for most of that game, and will need to improve to book a semi-final spot.South Africa may have picked their [...]

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AFCON 2019: I am scared of penalties, Eagles will win Cameroon within 90 minutes of play, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr has revealed he is scared of penalties at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Rohr while responding to questions from journalists at the pre-match press conference ahead of the Cameroon Round of 16 clash assured that the Eagles will win within 90 minutes of play.The Franco-German Super Eagles gaffer explained that a good team might lose the [...]

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    Rohr: No shame in losing to Madagascar

Rohr: No shame in losing to Madagascar

Gernot Rohr says there is no shame in losing to Madagascar, a team making her debut in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The Franco-German Eagles tactician who is married to a Malagasy admitted to journalists at the post match press conference that the Barea's deserved to win on Sunday at the Alexandria stadium.He added that he rang a [...]

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Eagles set to make AFCON history against Madagascar on Sunday

Nigeria will, for the first time, emerge from an Africa Cup of Nations group phase expedition with an immaculate record if the Super Eagles does not concede against the Barea of Madagascar at the Alexandria Stadium on Sunday.One-goal wins over Burundi and Guinea at the same venue in earlier days means the three-time champions have booked a ticket in the [...]

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