The international football break is always a good time to debate on the players who are called up to the national team. Some people agree with the list, while others believe some players on the list should be dropped and some others called up. The national team manager calls up the best performing eligible players around the world, and occasionally, they face rejections.
The current window might have closed for other players to come in, coach Gernot Rohr has invited 30 players to prosecute the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Liberia and Cape Verde in September. However, when the three time African Champions return for duty in October with a game at home against Central African Republic and then the trip to Monrovia, some players have done well to merit a call up.
English-born Super Falcons' defender Ashleigh Plumtre has finally picked up her Nigerian passports, along with her father. The Leicester City defender switched allegiance to Nigeria back in July,, and she has now completed the process that will make her available for competitive matches for Nigeria.
In football, we often see players with dual citizenship decide to play for the country of their choice, so many things are involved in this process and at the end, the player decides what to do based on his own calculation. Just recently, Manchester City defender Ayemeric Laporte switched allegiance from France to Spain and he has been listed in their Euro 2021 squad.
Photo Credit : Victor Modo The Super Eagles of Nigeria will continue their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Cape Verde senior National Team on. Tuesday. The Three-time African Champions secured a 2-0 victory over Lone Stars of Liberia in their opening game on Friday, and another victory against the Cape Verdean mean they will maintain their position on top of the Group.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria suffered a 1-0 shocking defeat against the Wild Beast of the Central African Republic in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers game held yesterday in the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The match was scheduled for 5:00 PM local time with fans in attendance. The three-time African Champions were quite wasteful in the match with Victor Oshimhen coming close to scoring on two occasions but couldn't convert it.
Actions will return in CAF organised competitions this weekend as teams who excelled beyond the preliminary stages begin their quest for continental glory. Following the elimination of current Nigeria professional football league champions, Akwa United, in the preliminary stage, Nigeria is left with three teams in the continent with Rivers United, Enyimba and Bayelsea United campaigning in the CAF champions league and CAF Confederation Cup respectively.
Photo Credit : Twitter The Super Falcons of Nigeria suffered a 4-2 defeat against the Bayana Bayana of South Africa in the final game of the Aisha Buhari's invitational tournament. The record African Champions conceded three goals in the first half of the encounter, but they gave themselves hope of a come back when they reduced the deficit to a goal in the second half.
The surprise decision of the young talented reading midfielder to represent his father's land in international football has given rise to a lot of controversies, how a player could prefer Nigeria to France.However, the current African Champions, Algeria has also solicited for Michael Olise's services, by going through his representives and of course his girlfriend who is also an Algerian to convince him.
Photo Credit : Twitter The Super of Nigeria will play their second game at the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde on Tuesday. The Three-time African Champions won their first game of the campaign against Liberia on Friday, but they will need something special to beat Cape Verde in their backyard come Tuesday.
Already occupied with the task to qualify for the 2022 AWCON competition scheduled to hold in the Kingdom of Morocco, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are hard on training in their training camp, Lagos, Nigeria ahead of their first and second AWCON deciding clash against the Black Queens of Ghana.
The Nigeria Super eagles is a major force in African national team football and the world over. The three-time African Champions are the only side from the continent till date to have won a major world trophy when they captured the gold medal in at the olympics in Atlanta'96. In the 1990s, only a few teams were better than Nigeria, who were boasting some of the world's finest players in every position. The super eagles were so good that in April 1994, just few months before the USA '94 World Cup, they were ranked
African Cup of Nations qualification matches have resumed, as three-time African Champions, Super Eagles of Nigeria, prepare to play host to Sierra Leone this evening. Picture used for illustrative purpose Both teams will log horns today by 5pm, Nigerian Time. The match will be played in Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, in Edo State of Nigeria. The match will be a tough one. As a result, the Super Eagles could use a tactical lineup that will feature Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze in Gernot Rohr's starting
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The three times African Champions laboured to back-to-back draws against lowly-rated Sierra Leone in their last qualifying games in November, 2020.
The three time African Champions was drawn in Group D of the preliminary round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation alongside Egypt, Guinea Bissau and Sudan. Gernot Rohr's men finished 2021 AFCON qualifiers campaign unbeaten, winning 4 matches and drawing just 2. As the preparation for the 2021 AFCON tournament intensifies, the German tactician shoud eadevour to imitate late Stephen Keshi’s success story by inviting more home-based players into the team.
"Trouble With Nigeria": Echoing Achebe's Premise In Relation To Super Eagles Display Against Algeria
The Super Eagles of Nigeria squared up last night with Algeria in a friendly match. The game came up at Jacques Lemans Arena in Austria, as part of activities to mark the Fifa international break. Eventually, the reigning African Champions came out triumphant in the match. They edged Nigeria by a lone goal, a repeat of the 2019 African Nations Cup Semi-Final win over the Eagles. The Super Eagles performance in the match reverberates the postulations of Chinua Achebe in his famous article, "The trouble with Nigeria".
The Super Eagles are getting set to take on the reigning African Champions, Algeria in their first friendly game in Austria. Head Coach, Gernot Rohr is optimistic about the outcome of the match but there are many things we would be looking at as we set out for the friendly matches. Today, we look at 3 things that could affect Gernot Rohr side's, the Super Eagles performance in their upcoming friendly matches. 1. Choosing the best 11 to start: Although it seems just fine in the Super Eagles camp with all the
Former Abia Warriors and Rivers United pacey winger, Bolaji Sakin, spranged up emotions as he pens a departing note to his Conakry based outfit, Horoya Athletic Club. Since joining the Guinea based side, Bolaji Sakin, grew through the ranks to establish himself as an integral squad member of the Horoya team.
The Nigeria National football team, represents Nigeria men’s international football. The National Team is managed by the Nigeria Football Federation NFF. The National team is also known as Super Eagles. The super eagles of Nigeria, currently the three-time African Champions, remain firm in their position in the latest FIFA world rankings released by the world governing body FIFA. Nigeria has ended 2020 as the 35th best football team in the world, According to the FIFA. The three-time African champions, currently
A Moroccan-Egyptian struggle over the title of "African Champions" ... the beginning with the "Red Summit" African football competitions are reviving their activity on the impact of two Moroccan-Egyptian summits in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. The matches will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Mohammed V Stadium in the economic capital of Morocco, Casablanca, after the competition was suspended seven months ago due to the spread of the new Corona virus, which led to the imposition