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Rohr, Super Eagles Coaches To Analyse Mistakes In Two AFCONQ Games

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has bared his mind on the last two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers played by the national team in which they conceded three goals. The Franco-German has revealed that he's not going to forget about the two games and his assistants will analyse the mistakes and show the players when they meet again in the next FIFA window in March 2020.An error from Chidozie Awaziem led to the Super Eagles conceding an own goal in the closing minutes against the Crocodiles but Rohr refused to blame the CD Leganes defender.''When we concede three goals it is a little bit too much, from the three goals we scored one ourselves, it was unlucky but the first one against Benin and the first one we conceded against Lesotho there were some mistakes, we have to work on it, so all the time we do that,'' Rohr told the Super Eagles Media Team via Youtube.''Speaking about the mistakes we can improve, that's what we have been doing since three years. It's not only we win and we forget and look forward. We want to analyse what went wrong.''On a more positive note, Rohr…

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Super Eagles Defender Seeks To Maintain Another Impressive Display On Wednesday

After an impressive performance in the colours of the senior national team during the international break, Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi will be hoping to maintain his place in the starting line as West Brom welcome Sheffield Wednesday in Saturday’s English Championship.The Nigerian international, who played a key part in the Super Eagles 4-2 win against Lesotho in a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Maseru last weekend, will be hoping to make his 17th joining West Brom at the summer.Having netted two goals this ongoing season, the former Rotherham star is expected to continue from where he stopped for the club before the international break.The Baggies are unbeaten in their last six and triumphed 1-0 over Hull City in their most recent outing, while Wednesday have not won in their last three and face a tough task to return to winning ways.West Brom sit atop the Championship table after a fine season in which they have lost just twice – a 2-1 defeat against Millwall in the EFL Cup and a 1-0 league loss to Leeds United – the most recent of which came at the start of October.Possible Line UpsWest Brom: …

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Ahmed Musa: Nigeria captain plans to sponsor 100 students

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has announced he will be sponsoring 100 students at a university in the Nigerian city of Kano.Musa has made the gesture to mark his ambassadorial role for the Skyline University.Despite its size Kano and being the commercial centre of northern Nigeria there is a real lack of opportunity for education, which many simply cannot afford.On social media, the former Kano Pillars forward said the sponsorship is designed to “promote this vision of becoming anything you want to be in life as long as you can dream it.”So, I am pleased to let you know that I would be sponsoring 100 students at this university. Yes! 100. Details to follow shortly.”It is the latest charitable gesture the 27-year-old has made in the city and across the region.During his summer breaks he regularly donates food, mattresses as well as making financial contributions.He follows in the footsteps of former Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo who handed out 300 educational scholarship awards to students in the country's Niger Delta region back in 2007.They are not the only football stars doing charitable work, including the likes of Ikechukwu Uche, Peter Odemwingie, Wilfred Ndidi…

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Nigeria’s Ighalo, Iwobi, Ndidi and Uzoho shortlisted for 2019 Caf best XI

The quartet could be rewarded for their impressive displays this year, having been nominated for the continent’s best XIFormer Nigeria international Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caf best XI.Shanghai Greenland Shenhua striker Ighalo delivered impressive showings at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The former Watford forward scored five goals in the competition to win the Golden Boot award and helped the Super Eagles clinch their eighth bronze medal before his retirement from international duty.Leicester City combative midfielder, Ndidi has been a consistent performer for both club and country, finishing as the 2018-19 Premier League top tackler. Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi and AC Omonia goalkeeper Uzoho also played key roles for the Super Eagles in Egypt and will hope to make the final team.The Caf best XI will be announced in a ceremony on January 7, 2020.Caf best XIGoalkeepers: Moez Ben Cherifia, Yassine Bonnou, Mohamed El Shenaway, Sylvain Gbohouo, Rais M'bolhi, Edouard Mendy, Richard Ofori, Andre Onana, Denis Onyango, Francis UzohoDefenders: Youcef Atal, Serge Aurier, Mehdi Benatia, Ahmed El-Mohammadi, Lamine Gassama, Faouzi Ghoulam, Achraf Hakimi, Ahmed Hegazi, Kalidou Koulibaly, Christian Luyindama,…

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John Obuh: Akwa United don’t need to press the panic button

Coach of Akwa United FC John Obuh has stated that the Promise Keepers don’t need to press the panic button yet and that the club just need a win to get into full swing and start winning matches after another disappointing draw at home ending goalless with Katsina united at the Akwa Ibom nest of champions.Obuh speaking in a chat said the team has been satisfactory in terms if game play but just haven’t gotten things right in scoring. He added that once the team beats the jinx and anxiety of a win, they will start winning matches in the league.“The way and manner my boys executed the match technically it was“I don’t want to press any panic button yet. I just want to believe that all we want to do now is get back to our winning ways. Once we get our winning ways probably by the next game, I don’t think that we will lose any game for about 5 to 8 games.”

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Liverpool to rival Arsenal over Nigerian youngster

Premier league giants Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly at loggerheads over German born Nigerian youngster Karim Adeyemi.Karim Adeyemi was born 18 January 2002 plays as a Striker for FC Liefering in the Austrian division two and has been in sparkling form.His form has now caught the attention of the premier league sides who are now ready to snap him up in the coming January transfer window.Adeyemi started his club career with FC Bayern München in 2012, before he was transferred to SpVgg Unterhaching.Then in the beginning of 2018/19 season, Adeyemi joined FC Red Bull Salzburg where he is contracted till May 2021.Adeyemi was born in Munich, Germany to a Nigerian father and Romanian mother.

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Nigeria victory is a stepping stone to World Cup – Refiloe Jane

South Africa's opening Africa Women Cup of Nations victory over Nigeria should set the tone for Banyana Banyana to qualify for the World Cup, according to Refiloe Jane.The 2018 COSAFA champions defeated the Super Falcons for the first time at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, courtesy of Chrestina Kgatlana's 84th-minute stunner.Jane, who was instrumental in the build-up to the goal, believes that the opening victory should set Banyana on their way to a top-three finish.”Beating Nigeria is not just a statement of intent,” she told ESPN, “but it is a stepping stone to qualify for the World Cup.”However, we know everyone here is aiming for that spot and it's not going to be easy for us.”We just have to take it one game at a time, and hopefully we win our upcoming games and see ourselves in the semi-final,” she added. “I hope we qualify.”South Africa's performance demonstrated that they could be the side to end the duopoly of Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea in the AWCON, despite Asisat Oshoala's recent claim that the Super Falcons faced no rivals in their hunt for a record-extending 11th title.”The win today gives people an idea…

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Nigeria federation boss Pinnick blames investigations for failures

 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has blamed investigations by the anti-corruption authorities for the country's recent failures on the international scene.He added that the NFF was facing a lack of funds as he responded to a call by Nigeria's sports minister Sunday Dare at a meeting on Tuesday for an explanation to 'several failures' from the football administrators. Nigeria's under-17 and under-20s suffered round of 16 exits at this year's World Cup, the team of locally-based players failed to qualify for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as well as suffering an early exit from the regional Wafu Cup tournament.More recently both the men's and women's teams failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games football tournaments.The NFF boss responded to Dare's comments with a 15-page statement on what problems the body is currently facing.”Issues of funding (inadequacy and late release of same) and the toxic and disruptive environment in which the NFF has had to operate for the past 18 months (with the Federation's leadership and brand falsely and maliciously dragged from one investigative agency to the other and from one court to the other on same baseless allegations) are the…

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Odey, Onuachu get New Manager at Genk

There’s been a change of guard at Genk with Manager Felice Mazzu paying the ultimate price by getting the sack following a string of poor results.Gene who were champions of the Belgian Jupiler League, are currently languishing in mid-table with 20 points from 14 matches – 13 points adrift leaders Club Brugge.Meanwhile, the club has since named Mazzu’s replacement following the announcement of, Tuesday, of former Stuttgart Head Coach Hannes Wolf as their new Boss.Wolf was tutored by Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp when he was in charge of the youth teams at Borussia Dortmund.He will have Nigerian internationals Stephen Odey and Paul Onuachu to call on when Racing travel to Royal Excel Mouscron this weekend.

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Former Super Eagles Captain Warns Onyekuru on Monaco Debacle

Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo has urged Henry Onyekuru to quit Ligue 1 club AS Monaco, as soon as possible, over the Winger’s lack of game timeOnyekuru signed for the former French Champions from Everton after his impressive loan spell with Galatasaray last season.The Nigerian scored 14 goals in 30 league appearances for the Istanbul Giants in his second loan spell away from Everton.He never played for the premier league side, a situation Yobo described as “sad”.“It was sad he (Onyekuru) couldn’t find a chance to play in Everton,” Yobo, said told www.brila.net.“He is a great talent. His failure to secure a work permit didn’t allow him to play for Everton.“The English Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world, but it can be a big disadvantage when you don’t play.But, Yobo insists the 22 year-old must end his torrid spell in Monaco’s nightmare, latest January, to revive his career.So far this season, the Nigerian has only made four appearances in all competitions for Leonardo Jardim’s side. He also lost his place in the national team as a result.“His performance for Galatasaray last season was exceptional and…