2019 AFCON: Eagles’ Troost-Ekong dramatic late winner send Nigeria into semi-final

2019 AFCON: Eagles’ Troost-Ekong dramatic late winner send Nigeria into semi-final

William Troost-Ekong scored a dramatic late winner to send Nigeria into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at the expense of South Africa. Samuel Chukwueze hit the opener as he controlled Alex Iwobi’s cross, before scoring at the second attempt. Bongani Zungu equalised with a header initially ruled out for offside before VAR replays showed a free-kick hit a Nigerian player on the way to him. But Udinese’s Troost-Ekong bundled home from close range late on to win it. His finish was into an empty net after goalkeeper Ronwen Williams…

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Nigeria first country to reach AFCON 2019 Round of 16

Nigeria first country to reach AFCON 2019 Round of 16

    Nigeria became the first country to make it to the knockout rounds of the ongoing 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt on Wednesday evening, as Kenneth Omeruo’s well –placed header from a Moses Simon’s corner kick earned all three points against Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium.   A below –par first half gave way to a lively second half, during which Odion Ighalo, who earned all the three points for Nigeria after coming on as a substitute against Burundi on Saturday, could have scored if the Guinean…

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2019 AFCON: Eagles will impress in Egypt says Dimeji Lawal

2019 AFCON: Eagles will impress in Egypt says Dimeji Lawal

Ex Nigerian international Dimeji Lawal, believes the Super Eagles of Nigeria, has what it takes, to vie for the 2019 African Nations Cup title in Egypt. In an interview with sportswriters in Yenagoa last Sunday, Kabongo, as the former Super Eagles’ winger is popularly known, said the present Eagles squad was good enough to contest for the African title. “I believe the present squad has the quality of a potential champion, going by the fact that we have an assemblage of young players who are eager to explode”. Dimeji Lawal,…

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Rohr lists Mikel Obi, Musa, 23 others for AFCON 2019 camp, 6 standby players too

Rohr lists Mikel Obi, Musa, 23 others for AFCON 2019 camp, 6 standby players too

      Coach Gernot Rohr on Tuesday listed midfield enforcer Mikel John Obi, pacy winger Ahmed Musa and defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Abdullahi Shehu in a 25-man squad to prepare for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt this summer. Six other players are on standby. Mikel Obi, who captained the team at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia last year summer, has not been with the group since Nigeria’s elimination from the finals after a 1-2 defeat by Argentina in Saint Petersburg. However, a recent meeting…

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2019 AFCON: Eagles must fight hard to excel in Egypt- Ubah

2019 AFCON: Eagles must fight hard to excel in Egypt- Ubah

Chairman of Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has predicted a tough competition for the Super Eagles in the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt in June this year. The ever blunt football administrator and politician who recently won election as a Senator said that there are no more minnows in African and world football. He argued that all the teams coming for this year’s AFCON has equal opportunity to win but if the Eagles work extra hard and show more passion and determination they may surprise…

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Rohr says Eagles have little chance of winning 2019 AFCON

Rohr says Eagles have little chance of winning 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has come out boldly to tell Nigerians not to tag the Nigeria’s senior national team favourites to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt. The Franco-German football tactician defended that he doesn’t want people that are tipping the Eagles to win the 2019 AFCON to put undue pressure on the young team that does not not have big stars playing in big European clubs but are quality and talented bunch. “We have a little chance to win it like 8 or…

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Ace Comedian A.Y tips Eagles for 2019 AFCON success, hails Akpoyibo Green Foundation

Ace Comedian A.Y tips Eagles for 2019 AFCON success, hails Akpoyibo Green Foundation

Popular comedian and actor Ayodeji Richard Makun also known as A.Y has strongly tipped the Super Eagles to emerge Champions of this year’s Africa Cup of Natuons (AFCON) holding in Egypt in June. A.Y who was a special guest at the Akpoyibo Green Foundation/Asteven Youth Talent Hunt and Football Tournament that was rounded off in Abuja on Sunday. He was among the dignitaries that presented medals and Trophy to winners Akpoyibo Green Foundation which defeated a selected team 5-4 via penalty after full time ended in a pulsating 2-2 score…

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NFF desperate to win 2019 AFCON 

NFF desperate to win 2019 AFCON 

    BY EDITOR   President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has reiterated that preparing the Super Eagles adequately to win the Africa Cup of Nations title this summer is the major focus of the Federation for this year, while also making it clear that Nigeria is interested in putting up excellent performances in every competition she is involved in.   Pinnick, who is also 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football and President of the AFCON Organizing Committee, said at the weekend that a…

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