The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has announced the Super Eagles 23-man squad that will play the friendly match against Mexico. The Super Eagles 23-man squad list was submitted by Austin Eguavoen, the technical director of the Nigerian Football Federation. All the players in the 23-man Super Eagles squad are home-based players.
There have been lots of speculations surrounding the Super Eagles in the last few days. The voices of those that have called for the head of Gernot Rohr has grown louder. In the wake of the disappointing outcomes of the last AFCON qualifiers, there have been some 'pressure' on the Nigeria Football Federation to sack Rohr. The Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare reportedly told the NFF to appoint more local assistant for Rohr while he also charged the NFF to hold Rohr to higher standards. Dare has not hidden his
After many days of staying together in camp, the time has finally come for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to face the El Tri of Mexico in an international friendly game which has become so anticipated in Nigeria. This international friendly game has generated controversy too in Nigeria First, it was the choice of using home based players to play the match, then the choice of coaches to lead the team; the whereabouts of Joseph Yobo and Gernot Rohr, and then, the last minute inclusion of foreign based players to the team.
Over the years, there have been plenty of Super Eagles players who the opposition fans love to boo due to their rugged acts. But do you ever imagine what would happen if these players made their own squad? Today, we will take a look at the most rugged Super Eagles XI. 11. Goalkeeper: Abiodun Baruwa The stocky Abiodun Baruwa carved his niche not just for making saves but toughness behind the sticks. 10. Right-Back: Austin Eguavoen Cerezo was known for his rash tackles during key games. One of such was the 1994
John Obi Mikel won 91 caps for Nigeria between 2006 and 2019 – and an awful lot changed in those 13 years. The mercurial midfielder announced his retirement from internationals in July 2019. Despite his retirement, the midfielder still provides supporters with plenty of wonderful memories. The Chelsea legend made his international debut for Nigeria against Zimbabwe in a 2006 African Cup of Nations at the Al Masry Club Stadium. He climbed off the bench to replace Wilson Oruma in the 54th minute and scored
Nigerians can't wait till evening, 7:30 PM. We have not seen the Super Eagles play this year, apart from maybe watching replays of some old matches. Truth is, we have missed them and can not wait to see them play again, clad in our new 'aso ebi' Nike jersey. Away from all the seriousness of how they will tactically shape up and the likes. On a lighter note, let us look at another side of the Super Eagles. There seems to be some trend of hairstyles in the Super Eagles. Back in the days, in the 90s, we were used
Having gone against coaching the home-based Super Eagles against Mexico in an international friendly match, the Nigeria national team head coach Gernot Rohr has made u-turn amid his decision against leading the home-based Super Eagles prior to Mexico game in the US. According to reports, Gernot Rohr refused to partake in the training sessions with the home-based Super Eagles at the FIFA Goal Project pitch in Abuja after disclosing that the local players do not match his standard.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will not be physically present when Nigeria play Mexico in a friendly match at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 3. The Nigeria Football Federation had already released a 25-man list for the friendly that will be played in California, USA, with players already in the Abuja camp of the team.
Coaches are the men shouting instructions whilst pacing on the touchline.The footballers play in accordance with the manager's wishes, or at least attempt to do so.
Super Eagles trainer, Gernot Rohr has explained why he avoided the friendly against Mexico, which holds at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 3, because he is not in charge of the home-based team. The home-based team consists of a 25-man squad released by the Nigeria Football Federation last Saturday, with Rohr revealing that he had no hand in the selection.
Five things you need to know ahead of the Super Eagle's clash with Mexico. Head-to-head record Nigeria’s clash with Mexico on Sunday will be the sixth meeting between the two nations. However, the Super Eagles are winless in their last five matches against Mexico, with an abysmal record of 3 draws and 2 defeats.
Austin Eguavoen has called up Sunusi Ibrahim and Joshua Oluwayemi. Nigeria will clash against Mexico on Saturday at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, United States of America. The former Super Eagles player called up the NPFL players and have been in camp for some time before traveling for the game.
Daniel Amokachi, has been appointed as a special assistant on sports by President Buhari. The Media Office of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, declared him Special Assistant on Sports. His appointment letter was issued on August 17th 2020, and signed by Boss Mustapha who is the Secretary to the Government of Federation. This young man's career started in Ranchers Bees Football club of Kaduna, where he played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids.
A recent comment credited to a former Super Eagles player, Garba Lawal, as reported by Brila.net, reeks of racism.
Former Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi clocked 33 on Wednesday. The father of twin girls has had a long and meritorious club and international career spanning 15 years and taking him to Norway, England, China and Turkey. Here are some interesting facts about the midfielder who quit the national team in 2019 and is currently without a club after cancelling his contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor... 1 Mikel's first ever global tournament in Nigerian colours was the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Finland in 200
After 22 YEARS, Former Super Eagles Defender Reveals Real Reasons Nigeria Fumbled At France 98 World
Former Super Eagles defender, Austin Eguavoen, has revealed real reasons behind the team’s dismal performance at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France as he tagged the era of former coach, Bora Milutinović, as a disaster and one of the worst period in the history of the team. Milutinović took over from Philippe Troussier who had qualified Nigeria for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and with the country winning the Olympic Games just two years earlier, they were expected to perform better than they did in
Nigeria Professional Football League players have once again been given a chance to lay down the marker after a string of disappointing results in recent times. NPFL top scorer and NFF/Aiteo Cup Most Valuable Player, Silas Nwankwo of Nasarawa United, tops the list of 26 players to represent the country in an invitational tournament in Congo, which will feature the host nation, Nigeria, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone.
In August 2013, Stand-in captain of the victorious squad of the Tunisia 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, Austin Eguavoen led three other prominent members of the team to the then Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi to discuss the housing pledge the late General Sani Abacha promised them which is yet to be redeemed according to Goal.com.
NFF to unveil Eguavoen as technical director earlier than Eagles, Leone Stars clash Coach guarantees open-door coverage, prices Okocha best player of his era The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will unveil its new technical director, Austin Eguavoen, in Benin quickly before the Super Eagles African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier towards Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The former Super Eagles captain and coach informed The Guardian that he has been in discussions with the NFF on his activity time table, including
Daniel Amokachi, aka Da Bull, began his career in Kaduna with Ranchers Bees Football Club, played for Club Brugge of Belgium, Besiktas of Turkey, Everton of England and Colorado Rapids in the USA. He experienced slight injury that stopped him from going further in his career. He was thrice voted the third best player in Africa. He played in three World Cup finals. Amokachi won two Nations Cup titles as both player and Assistant Coach to Stephen Keshi, Austin Eguavoen, Samson Siasia and Lars Largerback. He was