2021 AFCON qualifier: Eagles, Leone Stars share points in Freetown

2021 AFCON qualifier: Eagles, Leone Stars share points in Freetown

The Super Eagles delayed picking their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying ticket as they could only share points in a scoreless draw with the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Freetown on Tuesday. Spurred on by a special incentive of a blank cheque made by President Julius Maada Bio should they defeat the Super Eagles, the Leone Stars approached the game with some gusto, and sought to wear down the Eagles with their team work, cohesion and fast breaks. Yet, it was Nigeria that created the early chances, with…

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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles land in Freetown

AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles land in Freetown

PHOTO: The Nigeria delegation on arrival at the International Airport, Lungi with members of the aircraft crew. Nigeria’s delegation to Tuesday’s 2022 AFCON qualifying match against Sierra Leone arrived in Freetown on Monday afternoon aboard a chartered flight that flew the team from Benin City, and after a 30-minute ferry ride on the Atlantic from the International Airport in Lungi to the Sierra Leonean capital. The chartered aircraft touched down at the airport in Lungi at 12:15pm local time, and players and officials were received by the Charge d’Affaires of the…

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We are very sorry’ – Eagles’ Captain Musa apologized to Nigerians, promises 2021 AFCON qualification

We are very sorry’ – Eagles’ Captain Musa apologized to Nigerians, promises 2021 AFCON qualification

Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa has apologized to Nigerians on behalf of his teammates for not beating Sierra Leone in the first leg of the 2021 AFCON qualifier which ended in 4-4 score draw at the Sam Oghemudia Stadium, Benin City on Friday night, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The Eagles were leading  4-0 before the visitors came back to end the game in 4-4 draw. But the very sober and disappointed team Captain begged Nigerians who have been supporting them to give the team the second chance on Tuesday to get a…

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Eagles will try to beat Sierra Leone but the game won’t be easy- Osimhen

Eagles will try to beat Sierra Leone but the game won’t be easy- Osimhen

Super Eagles and Napoli FC of Italy forward Victor Osimhen has vowed to help his team beat Sierra Leone on Friday when the two countries battle each other for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualification ticket in the first leg of the double header slated for the Sam Oghemudia Stadium, Benin, www.adantesports.com.ng reports. The prolific scorer who joined the team Wednesday evening as a result of flight problems still believe that his team is capable of beating the visitors to snatch the 2021 AFCON ticket. “I am very happy…

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Rohr hails Eagles’ performance in Tuesday’s recovery training involving 16 players

Rohr hails Eagles’ performance in Tuesday’s recovery training involving 16 players

PHOTO: Deputy Governor of Edo State Philip Shaibu took photograph with Super Eagles team and coaches after he had a few minutes of training session with the players Tuesday evening to boosts their morales before the 2021 AFCON qualifying match against Sierra Leone holding at the Sam Oghemudia Stadium, Benin on Friday. Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Gernot Rohr has hailed the attitude and response of 16 Eagles’ stars that participated in Tuesday evening’s recovery training at the Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin. The visibly satisfied Rohr told AdanteSports.com.ng in an exclusive…

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GAC Motor becomes Official Automobile Partner of Nigeria Football Federation

GAC Motor becomes Official Automobile Partner of Nigeria Football Federation

PHOTO: (Left to right)  Hon. Rasheed, Samuel Chukwueze, Chien, Pinnick and Paul Onuachu. At a simple but telling and historic event in Lagos on Tuesday, the Nigeria Football Federation and GAC Motor signed a partnership agreement that had all the components of a groundbreaking relationship. The union confers on GAC Motor the title of Official Automobile Partner of Nigeria Football Federation. The momentous signing ceremony at the GAC Headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos marked the first time Nigeria’s football governing body was having a remarkable partnership with an automobile company, and…

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Okoye early bird in Eagles Camp, As Musa, Iheanacho, Etebo, Onuachu arrive this morning

Okoye early bird in Eagles Camp, As Musa, Iheanacho, Etebo, Onuachu arrive this morning

Super Eagles and Sparta Rotterdam of Netherlands’ goalkeeper Maduka Okoye happened to be the first Nigeran player to hit Benin City Camp on Monday for the all important double header 2021 AFCON qualifiers with the first leg slated for the Sam Oghemudia Stadium, Benin, Edo State. Super Eagles’ Captain Ahmed Musa would be in Benin City this morning for the must win double header that would seal qualification for Nigeria if won. Other top Eagles stars who are expected in Camp Tuesday morning are: Leicester City’s forward Kelechi Iheanacho, Galatasaray…

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Council of Sports recommends December 3rd- 18 for Edo Sports Festival

Council of Sports recommends December 3rd- 18 for Edo Sports Festival

The Technical session of National Council on sports has recommended December 3rd 2020 for the opening ceremony of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival, with the closing ceremony holding on Friday December 18th. According to the communique issued at the end of the Council meeting, it was agreed that the games would open on Thursday December 3rd, opening ceremony scheduled for December 5th , closing ceremony takes place on Thursday December 17th.The competition proper is staggered in two phases from December 12th- 16th. The communique noted” The Virtual meeting held…

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No fans for Nigeria, Sierra Leone clash, As Ministry, PTF insist on Covid-19  protocol 

No fans for Nigeria, Sierra Leone clash, As Ministry, PTF insist on Covid-19  protocol 

The Ministry  of Youth  and Sports Development and the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19  have advised the Edo  State Government  and the  Nigerian  Football Federation  against  breaching the covid-19 protocol  by not allowing fans into the  Nations Cup game against  Sierra Leone. In a  letter to the Deputy Governor  of  Edo State Comrade Philip  Shaibu, the Ministry  said” The Ministry  wishes to bring to your  urgent attention  that in compliance with the  condition of no gathering  agreed upon by the Ministry and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 before…

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Ola Aina scores as Fulham secure first Premier League win

Ola Aina scores as Fulham secure first Premier League win

In a match between two former Championship sides that are yet to win a match this season, with four Nigerians on parade, it was Ola Aina’s Fulham who came out on top. Ola Aina led Tosin Adarabioyo and Ademola Lookman to battle against Semi Ajayi’s West Brom, but the trio conquered. Bobby Decordova-Reid headed Fulham ahead from close range after Aleksandar Mitrovic’s cushioned header had set him up. The hosts doubled their lead four minutes later and Mitrovic was again involved as he laid the ball off for Nigerian Ola…

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