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Ndidi, Iheanacho To Rejoin Leicester Friday After Eagles – Libya Clashes

Super Eagles duo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, will rejoin their Leicester City teammates on Friday following their international engagement with Nigeria. Ndidi and Iheanacho were part of Super Eagles squad that executed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya. Talented midfielder, Ndidi played in both legs of the qualifier against Libya in Uyo and Sfax on Saturday and Tuesday respectively. The former KRC Genk midfielder picked up a yellow card in the closing stages of the second leg fixture in Sfax which effectively ruled him out of Super Eagles next 2019 AFCON qualifier against…

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Rohr: Eagles Won’t Miss Ndidi Vs Bafana Bafana

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi will not be hugely missed when Nigeria take on South Africa in the next match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Johannesburg, according to Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr. Ndidi got his second yellow card of the campaign Tuesday night in Sfax, where the Eagles defeated Libya 3-2 to go top of the Group E log, and that automatically disqualifies him for the next game against South Africa. Rohr however remains confident that either John Ogu or Ogenyi Onazi can fill the void created the disqualification…

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They Insulted My Wife & Children, Rohr Convinced Me Not To Quit Super Eagles After Death Threats- Inghalo

Chanchung Yatai and Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Odion Ighalo has revealed the extent to which some Nigerians went after his poor showing at the World Cup in Russia. Ighalo had a tournament to forget for Nigeria with many blaming him for the missed chances in Nigerias 1-2 loss to Argentina which sent them crashing out of the World Cup at the group stage. He has since recovered from that set back and presently leads the top scorers race in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers with six goals to his name with all of his goals coming in Nigerias last…

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Rohr Hails Eagles’ Character After Nervy Win Against Libya In Sfax

Gernot Rohr has hailed the Super Eagles hard-fought 3-2 win against Libya in Tuesdays 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifying match in Sfax, and reckons it was a true test of the teams character. The Super Eagles surrendered a two-goal lead in the encounter, but they fought back to secure a crucial away win against Libya in Group E at the Taeb Mhiri Stadium, Sfax, Tunisia, to the delight of German tactician, Rohr. A simple tap-in from Odion Ighalo in the 14th minute and a close-range strike from Ahmed Musa three minutes later gave the Rohrs…

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Ighalo Hits Brace As Eagles Pip Libya 3-2 In Sfax, Go Atop Group E

The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved to the top of their 2019 African Nations qualifying Group E after defeating home side Libya 3-2 at the Stade Taieb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday. A goal in each half from Odion Ighalo and another strike from Ahmed Musa gave the Super Eagles their third straight win in Group E. Mohamed Zubya and Ahmed Ben Ali were on the scoresheet for the Libyan team. Gernot Rohrs men started brilliantly stroking crispy passes but failed to create a chance. In the 17th minute, a quick interchange of passes between Musa and Alex Iwobi…

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Tanzania Pip Cape Verde To Bag First Win Under Amuneke

The Taifa Stars of Tanzania picked their first win in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series following a 2-0 home win against Cape Verde at the National Stadium, Dar Es Salaam on Tuesday. It was the East Africans first win under their Nigerian coach, Emmanuel Amuneke The Taifa Stars lost 3-O to the same opponent in Praia on Saturday, their first defeat under Amunekes tutelage. Saimon Msuva opened scoring for the home team in the 29th minute to send the fans inside the National Stadium into wild jubilation. Captain Mbwana Samatha put the game beyond the visitors when…

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Gbenga Ogunbote: Rangers targets Aiteo Cup trophy in Asaba

Rangers International FC of Enugu Technical Adviser Olugbenga Ogunbote says the club is committed to winning the Aiteo cup trophy in Asaba at the expense of the Kano Pillars. Rangers will battle Kano Pillars in the final match of the 2018 Aiteo cup slated for Asaba on Oct. 24. Ogubote, who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Enugu, said that the clubs resolution to win the Aiteo cup before the commencement remained intact. Before the start of the national tournament, we decided that we are going for the trophy and since then we have been working hard. …

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Rohr’s Starting XI For Reverse Tie With Libya – Aina Starts, Semi Ajayi Makes Squad

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has released his line up for todays game against Libya in the race to be at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal. Injured Shehu Abdullahi who started in the first tie against Libya misses out and Ola Aina who replaced him starts todays game at right full back while Rotherham defender Semi Ajayi makes the matchday squad after missing out entirely last weekend. The squad will play same 4-2-3-1 formation like the tie they won 4-0 over the weekend as Rohr eyes a…

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Details Of Super Eagles Training Session In Tunisia Ahead Libya Clash – Rohr Hints At Formation

Super Eagles of Nigeria warmed up for their reverse tie against Libya in the AFCON 2019 Qualifiers by having their first and sole training session at the pitch in Tunisia where the game will be played Owngoalnigeria.com has details of the session which lasted a little over an hour and had all 22 players involved following the injury forced withdrawal of Ogenyi Onazi and Shehu Abdullahi. During the session goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was drilled separately by the goalkeeper coach, a sign which could mean the Elche goalkeeper will continue in his role as shot stopper later today. The outfield players were…

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Super Eagles Land In Sfax Ahead Of Second Leg Clash with Libya

Super Eagles of Nigeria have landed in Sfax, Tunisia today (Monday) ahead of Tuesdays 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match day four clash against Libya The three time African Championship boarded an Max Air aircraft that took off from Uyo and had a stop over in Kano to refuel touched down at the Sfax Airport at 4pm Tunisia time (same as Nigeria). CSN gathered that the players and team officials immediately headed to their Zeitouna Hotel abode for a short rest before the official training session. Ogenyi Onazi and Abdulahi Shehu were not part of the squad that touched down…