Photo Credit : Almeria Sadiq was on target again for Almeria in their Spanish Segunda B game against Alconco on Friday. The big striker scored twice to guide his club to a 4-0 win over their opponents at home. The goals took Umar's tally to five in five league game this season, and he's Almeria current leading scorer.
As Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr prepares his team that will challenge the rest of Africa for the most prestigious prize on the continent, which is the African Cup of Nations title (2021 AFCON), which will be hosted by Cameroon in January 2022, Gernot Rohr will be looking to field the best Nigerian squad.
Photo Credit : Odion Ighalo Odion Ighalo is back in the news after netting two excellent goals for his club Al-Shabab Football Club in the Saudi Arabian Premier League encounter against Al-Hazm on Sunday. The 32-year-old forward scored in the 3rd and 87th minute to give his club their first victory of the season, four games.
On Friday, Sadiq Umar scored his fourth goal for Almeria in the league this season. It could have been a hat-trick for him on the night but his effort from the spot was awarded as an own goal. Sadiq Umar has started from where he stopped last season in goal scoring
Nigeria's Super Eagles are one of Africa's and the world's greatest men's international football teams. Without further ado, in this article, I will share with you 5 Super Eagles players who were not born in Nigeria but decided to play for Nigeria despite their eligibility to play for the nations in where they were born:
Super Eagles' results at the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers isn't a surprise to their die hard supporters. They have won their first two games and scored four goals in the process. That’l's an average of over two goals per game. Nigeria being top is not a shock either, they have established themselves as one of the best teams behind Algeria in Africa.
The Nigeria national football team represents the country in men's international football and have emerged as three-time Africa Cup of Nations' winner with the most recent one in 2013. The Super Eagles of Nigeria have produced so many talented players both in the past and in the present with many of them still very relevant in the modern game of football.
Nigeria have gained a bad reputation for stockpiling talent. At present, they have over 1000 players in Europe. Indeed, it would be possible to field a competitive Nigerian team out of players plying their trade in Turkey. Gernot Rohr has a strong squad already, though.
Nigerian fans are smiling to the Bank after their darling Super Eagles started the World Cup Qualification on an excellent note. The Super Eagles dispatched Liberia and Cape Verde Islands in Group C games. They have six points from two games. With international break now over, Ademetan Abayomi takes a look at five players who impressed for Nigeria.
Coach Gernot Rohr rose to prominence because he was Pragmatic. The Super Eagles' boss is not unique in that sense because it's a trait many of the top managers in football have. They back themselves. He had an idea and he's spent years adapting it to make it as close to perfection as possible because inevitably having to evolve it to keep up with the times.
The instinct was to grimace at the sight of defenders in panicked retreat as Dylan Tavares fizzed Cape Verde ahead, or wince as Ryan Mendes left Super Eagles floored. There was also an occasion to consider the wider picture as Nigeria won 2-1 during the World Cup Qualification Group C day 2.
Photo Credit :Twitter The Super Eagles of Nigeria started their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on a positive note, but there is still a room for improvement in their team. In the game against Liberia and Cape Verde, The Super Eagles struggled to dominate play from midfield and the Victor Osimhen was isolated in the attack.
Photo Credit : Twitter Gernot Rohr was appointed as the Head Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in August 2016, by the Amaju Pinnick led Nigeria Football Federation. Since he came on board, Rohr has endured criticisms from Nigeria's ex-international football and the media for his style of play.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles players have returned to their various club bases after a fulfilled international break during which they strengthened their place at the summit of Group C of the African qualifying series for the 2022 World Cup. The Eagles were able to secure two victories in their opening games of the campaign.
What Gernot Rohr has done at Super Eagles has gone slightly under the radar given what’s happening at to other big sides like South Africa and Ghana, but the German manager continues to do remarkable things. His side are currently on top of World Cup Qualification Group C league after yet another convincing win.
Nigeria national team defeated Cape Verde senior team 2-1 away from home on Tuesday evening to maintain their impressive run in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The three times After Cup of Nations Champions played one of their best away games on Tuesday evening, as they came from a goal down to defeat their opponent 2-1.
Following Nigeria's 2-1 victory over Cape Verde in the first round of World Cup qualifying Group C matches, Ademetan Abayomi takes a look at how Gernot Rohr has fared at the helm of the Super Eagles so far. Some months ago to this day, I put together a little opinion piece about how Rohr was the right man for the Nigeria national team job, in the wake of growing criticism for the Franco-German.
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.
According to Soccernet, citing TransferMarkt, Leicester City defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi is the most expensive player in the Nigerian national team fold in terms of his valuation. This was revealed after Nigeria's Super Eagles was rated the 21st most valuable international team in the world with a value worth N142 billion (€226.65m).
A back-to-back World Cup Qualification on the route, third place in the last AFCON competition, conservatively working with Nigerian youngsters. I guess we often overlook the achievements of our noble Nigerian Coach. It's one thing to have a good team that can play good football for two to three years, it's another different thing to build a team that would last for many years.