2019 AFCON: Fireworks as Eagles, Bafana light up Cairo

2019 AFCON: Fireworks as Eagles, Bafana light up Cairo

        Nigeria and South Africa are at each other’s jugular in what promises to be a frenetic Africa Cup of Nations quarter final attrition at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night. The match kicks off at 9pm Egypt time (8pm Nigeria time). While the Super Eagles bundled out Cup holders and five –time winners Cameroon 3-2 in the Round of 16 in Alexandria on Saturday, the Bafana Bafana shocked host nation and seven –time champions Egypt 1-0 in front of 75,000 fans at the Cairo International…

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NANPF President, Babanginda celebrates with Eagles, Pinnick, urges team to go for AFCON Trophy 

NANPF President, Babanginda celebrates with Eagles, Pinnick, urges team to go for AFCON Trophy 

      President of the National Association of Nigeria Professional Footballers, NANPF, Tijani Babanginda has joined millions of Nigerians to congratulate the Super Eagles for their heroic performance in their 3-2 second round win over  the defending champions, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. Babanginda also rejoiced with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick and other members of his board for the Super Eagles’ resounding victory over Cameroun. Speaking from Egypt, the former Nigeria International says the performance of the team against Nigeria’s perennial rivals showed how…

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2019 AFCON: Eagles match against Cameroun will be tough but exciting says Rohr

2019 AFCON: Eagles match against Cameroun will be tough but exciting says Rohr

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has predicted a thrilling match between his team and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun on Saturday in the round of 16 of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Rohr expects a repeat performance from his team where the Super Eagles dazzled in the presence of Uyo fans in Nigeria when the Nigerian team spanked Cameroun 4-0 in one of the qualification series of the 2018 World Cup. He, however called for a united house to get the positive result needed which is…

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2019 AFCON: Super Eagles face Indomitable Lions in Round 16

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles face Indomitable Lions in Round 16

  Nigeria will confront Cameroon in one of the Round of 16 matches of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals ongoing in Egypt, and venue is the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday, 6th July. The match will kick off 5pm Nigeria time. This tantalizing fixture was accomplished on Tuesday evening after a 0-0 draw with Benin Republic, and Ghana’s 2-0 defeat of Guinea Bissau, condemned the Cup holders to second place in Group F, and a direct confrontation with the second –placed team in Group B, being Nigeria. Cameroon defeated Nigeria in…

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2019 AFCON: Etebo, Awaziem doubtful to play against Senegal

2019 AFCON: Etebo, Awaziem doubtful to play against Senegal

Super Eagles stars Oghenekaro Etebo and Chidozie Awaziem are doubtful to play against Africa number one team Senegal in a friendly match in Egypt this weekend as a result of being falleń sick while in Eagles Camp in Ismailia Egypt. The players according to the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr suddenly took ill as a result of the cold weather due to torrential rainfalls in Asaba venue of the team’s last home friendly game against Zimbabwe that ended in a scoreless draw. He said the duo started…

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Eagles, Warriors of Zimbabwe end it 0-0 in sendforth friendly

Eagles, Warriors of Zimbabwe end it 0-0 in sendforth friendly

    Nigeria and Zimbabwe dragged to a scoreless stalemate in their pre-2019 Africa Cup of Nations sendforth international friendly at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Saturday. Opportunities were few and far between in a rain-swept encounter that marked the return of captain Mikel John Obi to the camp of the three –time African champions after a year out, and despite the conditions, he showed his fitness and usual firmness in the middle and fully deserved the Man-of-the-Match award that came at the end. As early as the 5th minute,…

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AFCON 2019: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

AFCON 2019: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

  Nigeria will square up to Zimbabwe and Senegal in pre-AFCON 2019 friendly matches in the month of June, thenff.com can confirm. The three –time African champions will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on 2nd June, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, 8th June. Zimbabwe, who have in their ranks globally –acknowledged talents Knowledge Musona and Kharma Billiat, finished top of a qualifying group that included two-time African champions, Democratic Republic of Congo, a resurgent Liberia and 1972 AFCON winners, Congo…

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U23 AFCON qualifiers: Rohr wants Eagles, U23 Olympic team to train together in Asaba

U23 AFCON qualifiers: Rohr wants Eagles, U23 Olympic team to train together in Asaba

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has mapped out training programs that can help both the Eagles preparations for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations and most importantly the Olympic Eagles quest to qualify for this year’s Under 23 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON). The Eagles handler told NationSport exclusively that he is also more concerned about the qualification of the Under 23 national team for the U23 AFCON, a reason why he planned for both teams to train together in June like both teams did in Asaba before the…

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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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FIFA rankings: Nigeria now 3rd best in Africa, 42nd in the world

FIFA rankings: Nigeria now 3rd best in Africa, 42nd in the world

  Super Eagles of Nigeria have climbed up four poaces to the 3rd best position in Africa according to FIFA rankings released today, the country also moved up to 42nd position in the world The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now 42nd in the world, according to the FIFA rankings published on the federation’s official website on Thursday. It means Gernot Rohr’s men have risen four places from last month. In the last month, the Eagles have played two competitive games and won both. Nigeria rounded off their 2019 Africa…

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