2019 AFCON: Eagles beat Seychelles 3-1, Qualify As Group Winner

2019 AFCON: Eagles beat Seychelles 3-1, Qualify As Group Winner

            Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Seychelles 3-1 in the last Group E match of the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier decided at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Friday, .   Shenhua Shangai striker, Odion Ighalo who put the hosts ahead from the spot in the 35th minute became the African Nations Cup qualifier highest goal with 7 goals from 6 matches.   Roddy Melanie of Seychelles gave the fans at the Asaba Stadium a scare when he restored parity for the visitors six…

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U23 AFCON qualifier: Azubuike ready for Libya, happy to be in team

U23 AFCON qualifier: Azubuike ready for Libya, happy to be in team

Nigeria’s U-23 national team midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu has told www.adantesports.com.ng that he is physically fit and in explosive form for his team’s U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Libya slated for Tunisia on Wednesday. The former Captain of the U-23 national team also expressed appreciation to the team’s Chief Coach Imama Amapakabo for extending invitation to him. He was happy to be among the best players included in the team that would square up against Libya in Tunisia. He also assured football lovers in Nigeria to have believe in…

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2019 AFCON: Eagles will play attacking football- Rohr  

2019 AFCON: Eagles will play attacking football- Rohr   

          Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has disclosed to SportingLife that his team would go full throtle on all attacking style when hostilities begin in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations holding from June this year in Egypt.   When he was asked about his philosophy and what type of style he would love to adopt in the competition he simply told SportingLife that “the best form of defence is to attack”.   He also emphasized on the availability of pacy strikers in the team which suits his attack…

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Egypt names Cairo International Stadium, 5 others for 2019 AFCON

Egypt names Cairo International Stadium, 5 others for 2019 AFCON

2019 African Nations Cup hosts, Egypt has named six stadiums to be used for this year’s African Cup of Nations. With four months to the commencement of the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Egypt will use the Cairo International Stadium, a military venue on the outskirts of the capital, plus the controversial Port Said Stadium among the six venues across five cities for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations. Confederation of African Football ( CAF) awarded Egypt the hosting right of the competition after stripping off the original host Cameroon…

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2019 Nations Cup: Eagles prefer camping in Abuja- Rohr

2019 Nations Cup: Eagles prefer camping in Abuja- Rohr

Www.adantesports.com.ng has discovered that the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr and his players would prefer to stay in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory for the final preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations if the necessary logistics including training facilities and accommodation are put in place  to that effect. Rohr who disclosed this to Sporting Life said that “it is very adequate and normal procedure as it was the usual practice by the big nations in football. It will also give fans the opportunity to see the final…

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AFCON boss Pinnick assures on Egypt 2019 success

AFCON boss Pinnick assures on Egypt 2019 success

The 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, who is also the President of AFCON Organizing Committee, Nigeria’s Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured that the continental football –ruling body is doing everything within its power to ensure that the 32nd Africa Cup finals holding in Egypt this summer is a huge success.   Speaking in Lagos on Monday, Pinnick, who is also President of the Nigeria Football Federation, said CAF is aware of the apprehension of the African football stakeholders, and is putting measures in place to tackle those fears…

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2019 AFCON: Rohr to avoid putting pressure on Eagles to win

2019 AFCON: Rohr to avoid putting pressure on Eagles to win

BY THE EDITOR Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has told adantesports.com.ng he would try as much as possible to avoid putting much pressure on his team to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt in June. There had been reports in the media that Rohr’s employers the Nigeria Football Federation has given him the ultimatum to win this year’s AFCON, but the Eagles handler has called  for caution in order not to break the team now full of young but enterprising players. The Eagles Coach said that his team…

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AFCON 2019: Rohr to prepare Eagles against hot weather 

AFCON 2019: Rohr to prepare Eagles against hot weather 

BY EDITOR Super  Eagles handler Gernot Rohr would meet the President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick to sort out the issue of Eagles’ Camp site in preparation for this year’s Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt. Since naming Egypt to replace  the  initial host Cameroun Rohr had commenced intensive preparations which made him to discover that the weather in Egypt would be hot. AdanteSports.com.ng however learned that the Eagles  Coach is scheduled for Nigeria soonest to have a round table meeting with the NFF President and the…

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AFCON 2019: Recuperating Onazi vows to be ready for Eagles 

AFCON 2019: Recuperating Onazi vows to be ready for Eagles 

      BY EDITOR Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi said that he was recovering so fast after his surgery that he would be ready for the Eagles’ campaign in this year’s Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt. Onazi who has been a key player for Trabzonspor of Turkey suffered an injury in a league clash against Caykur Rizespor and thereby torn his Achilles. He,  however had a successful operation on Monday,  December 2018. Onazi lamented  that he got the injury at a time he was having his best time…

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