October friendlies: Don’t judge Eagles by results, Rohr pleads, Coach to expose new players

October friendlies: Don’t judge Eagles by results, Rohr pleads, Coach to expose new players

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has told Nigerians not to judge his team based on the outcome of the two International friendlies against Africa’s best teams Algeria and Tunisia since he would be using the two matches to test the qualities of the fresh players he has just invited to the Eagles and also to expose them, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The two International games would be played in Austria next month with Nigeria’s Super Eagles occupying the 3rd best position in Africa according to current FIFA ratings squaring up…

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Nigeria confident we can be at Qatar 2022- Rohr

Nigeria confident we can be at Qatar 2022- Rohr

Before Gernot Rohr was appointed head coach of Nigeria, the team were at a low ebb, having failed to qualify for either the 2015 or 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations. Indeed, many were questioning their ability to make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, especially after they were drawn in an extremely tough group alongside Algeria, Zambia and Cameroon. Despite these difficulties, Rohr rejuvenated the squad by calling up top European-based players such as Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi. These talented youngsters helped the Super…

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FIFA Window: Eagles now to play Algeria and Tunisia as Cote d’Ivoire withdraw, NFF, Eagles get Austria visas   

FIFA Window: Eagles now to play Algeria and Tunisia as Cote d’Ivoire withdraw, NFF, Eagles get Austria visas   

Reigning African champions Algeria have replaced Cote d’Ivoire as the opponents of the Super Eagles in the first of two international friendly matches arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation to be played in Austria next month. The matches fall within the FIFA window for international matches and have been approved by world football –governing body, FIFA and CAF. The Federation Ivorienne de Football, on 22nd September sent to the NFF a letter regretting their inability to send a team to Austria for the game as earlier agreed, citing “internal problems.” However,…

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NFF appoints Bosso, Amoo, Danjuma, Olowookere, Ilerika to head coaching crews of National teams

NFF appoints Bosso, Amoo, Danjuma, Olowookere, Ilerika to head coaching crews of National teams

Ladan Bosso (right) in celebration mood with Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr after a match in Abuja. The Nigeria Football Federation has composed new technical crews for a number of National Teams. The composition sees the return of one-time U20 Boys’ Head Coach, Isah Ladan Bosso, with Christopher Danjuma retaining the U20 Girls’ lead role, and Bankole Olowookere emerging as Head Coach of the U17 girls, Flamingos. Former international defender Oladuni Oyekale will serve as first assistant to Bosso at the U20, with Jolomi Atune Alli (second assistant), Samaila…

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Eagles versus Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia: Ebuehi replaces injured Ndidi 

Eagles versus Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia: Ebuehi replaces injured Ndidi 

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser/Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has drafted FC Twente of Netherlands’ defender Tyronne Ebuehi to replace injured Leicester City FC of England’s defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi for the October FIFA friendlies against Cote d’Ivoire and Tunisia in October 9th and 13th in Austria, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. Ndidi had actually suffered a hamstring strain during last weekend’s 1-1 score draw  at Chelsea in which the Super Eagles battling defensive midfielder had headed in the equalizer. “Ndidi is replaced by Tyronne. Wilfred should be back for November games. “Tyronne is a…

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Minister tips wrestling for Olympics glory, assures of medal haul

Minister tips wrestling for Olympics glory, assures of medal haul

Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare while hosting the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports  Dr. Daniel Igali on Tuesday  assured Nigerians of Olympic medal haul in Wrestling, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. According to the Minister “If we’re sure of a sport that would fetch us medals at the Olympics it  is wrestling, considering the fact that the federation has done so well. “The Wrestling Federation under the leadership of Dr. Daniel Igali’s vision, dream and focus are in line with our plans and we are sure…

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Ghali promises more goals for AS Trencin

Ghali promises more goals for AS Trencin

Ghali (right) dribbles pass Nitra’s defender in a league game decided recently. FormerNigeria U20 player, Abubakar Ghali, who plays for AS Trencin in the Slovakian league, has expressed his delight, after scoring his first goal of the season in his team’s 3-2 victory over FC Nitra on Saturday evening. Abubakar who had provided two assist in the league prior to the match, scored the second goal in the 23rd minute as Trencin grind out first league win in 6 matches. Speaking to Football Republik, the 20 year old expressed happiness…

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Eagles’ best goalkeeper Uzoho missing as Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies

Eagles’ best goalkeeper Uzoho missing as Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has called up 25 players ahead of next month’s friendly matches against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia, scheduled for Austria. Five other players have been put on standby. In the three –time African champions’ first games this year, as a result of the prolonged global coronavirus pandemic, Rohr has listed top names Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as new brooms Frank Onyeka and Chidera Ejuke. Former U17 World Cup winning goalkeeper Dele…

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Dynamite FC Defender Toheeb Aremu Abdulkareem eyes Europe

Dynamite FC Defender Toheeb Aremu Abdulkareem eyes Europe

Dynamite FC Defender Toheeb Aremu Abdulkareem is attracting offers from Europe having performed well for his club playing in the Nigeria National League (NNL) Dynamite Force Football Club, Iyhamo, Edo State, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The very reliable Central defender who is also a talented right full back and defensive midfielder was also invited for the Under 20 National team popularly knowm as the Flying Eagles together with Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Nwakali but couldn’t make the final squad as a result of injury then. Abdulkareem who clocked 21 years this July…

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Eagles stars must play regularly for big clubs says Rohr

Eagles stars must play regularly for big clubs says Rohr

Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr has told his players in the Nigeria’s senior national football team that the only prerequisite for playing for the Eagles is to play regularly for their respective clubs in Europe, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. He made this fact very clear in his reactions to the question on whether it would be of a great advantage for the Super Eagles’ players that have just joined new clubs in Europe to snatch first team shirts ahead of others in the National teams. “It could be a good thing if they (Super…

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