1. Abedi Pele Abedi Ayew, known professionally as Abedi Pele, is a 56-year-old Ghanaian retired professional soccer player who played as an attacking midfielder for Lille and the Ghana national team. Regarded as one of the African best dribblers of all time, Pele is renowned for his speed, close ball control, passing and goalscoring ability.
It was established in 1957 as the most prestigious international football tournament for men on the African continent. The competition is often shortened as AFCON in order to save space on the competition's official website. Algeria is the most recent winner of the championship, having taken first place in the tournament in 2019.
The African Cup of Nations is set to kick off on the first week of January 2022, and as we all know, a host of English Premier League sides will be forced to release their Africa stars to go represent their respect nations at the tournament in Cameroon.
There are many people who went on to coach the super eagles after playing for them, but the only person who won a trophy as player and coach for the team is Stephen Keshi. He is regarded as one of the best players that has ever represented the super eagles.
Football is one sport which gives players the freedom to play for any country of their choice as long as they were born there, nationalized or have parental/ancestral origins from there. This freedom to choose national teams have seen Africa lose some of its best legs over the years.
The January transfer window is less than two months away, when teams will return to the market in search of fresh players to bolster their squads. With the African Cup of Nations competition approaching, several teams will be without their best players in January, necessitating the need for fresh acquisitions.
Photo credit: AFP Nigeria suffered several heartbreaks before finally fulfilling her ambition of making an appearance at the FIFA World Cup. Two occasions where she had been so close to nicking a ticket but bungled the chance at the last hurdle were so fresh in the memory of Nigerians that she was hardly given a chance when the qualification matches for the USA 1994 World Cup started.
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, scored his 9th goal of the season (in all competitions) as Napoli defeated Legia Warsaw In the Europa League. The 22 year-old has become one of the most sought after players in Europe at the moment and has proven to be a decisive player for Napoli.
January is known in the Premier League to be a time that can truly make or break a football club’s season as there are a number of different things that can happen. Star players can become injured over the period as the festive season is one of the most hectic times of the football calendar, whilst some can burnout and feel tired as they look to try and continue to play at the highest level every three days or so.
Before Gernot Rohr signed his first contract to be the coach of the Super Eagles, many people did not know him. So, when he was unveiled as new coach of the Super Eagles, many fans had lofty expectations. This is because of where the Super Eagles were when he took over.
The 2021/22 English Premier League season promises the tightest and most intriguing title race we’ve seen in a while with at least four teams in the mix. Defending champions, Manchester City and European champions, Chelsea are considered frontrunners with Liverpool and Manchester United also in the mix
The African Cup of Nations is the black continent's biggest tournament which allows every African national side to know their preparedness, not only, that to know who is leads the continental football for some of four years. The mind-blowing one is when the current champion of the continental prize comes back to defend it.
The African Cup of Nations is one of Africa's most popular and watched football competitions. It is a football tournament in which many African countries compete. Football was a popular sport among many people as early as the 1960s. The African Cup Of Nations competition features over 20 African countries.
Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta recently confirmed that Hale End Academy graduate, Jack Wilshere is currently training at the club, but the manager emphasized that the club is only helping him prepare for his next step while continues to do his coaching badges. Looking at the situation from another perspective, signing the player on a six-month deal may actually help Arsenal in January.
The current super eagle's coach Gernot Rohr was appointed as Super Eagles Technical Adviser in August 2016. At the onset, His mandate was to qualify the Nigerian football team for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, as well as the Egypt 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria surprisingly lost 0-1 to the Central African Republic at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos in a world cup qualifier. The game has many highlights but this game reminded fans of how stagnant the team's midfield has been in recent games. Although the team has players doing well in various clubs in Europe, the Super Eagles have yet to get a player who can make the difference in creating chances.
As we all know, the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations is scheduled to start on the 9th of January and end on the 6th of February, 2022. The qualified nations have already been confirmed and the group stage has been drawn. Nigeria’s super eagles were drawn in group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.
The one hundred and fourteen-year-old African club is, no doubt, one of the decorated clubs on the globe. This Egyptian club has influenced its country's national football team into turning the most successful national side In the black continent, with seven African Cup of Nations titles.
The African cup of Nations will hold next year in Cameroon The following are some things you need to know about afcon since 1990 1. Nigeria won the afcon just twice The super eagles of Nigeria has won the African cup of nations just twice since 1990, the Nigerian national team won the tournament in 1994 after defeating Zambia 2-1 in the final, and also won it in 2013 against Burkina Faso with just a lone goal.
Right from the onset, Africa has been producing avalanche of highly skillful and talented footballers who are not only recognised in Africa but also in the entire world. These African football stars made notable achievements for their various clubs helping them win various trophies and awards. One could hardly come to terms that these prominent African football giants weren't able to inspire their various countries to win the African Cup of Nations trophy.