The European football governing body UEFA has reacted after Super Eagles of Nigeria star Taiwo Awoniyi netted another goal in his team's 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim FC on Sunday evening. The former Liverpool star who has been superb for the club in their previous matches was given another starting role by his coach, and he was able to play an important role in his team's away draw.
On Friday, the Nigeria Super Eagles kick off their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign against Liberia at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The Super Eagles are hoping for a much better showing in this match after some recent underwhelming performances in friendlies. Kevin Akpoguma and Frank Onyeka are still unavailable for the game in Lagos, according to Gernot Rohr.
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There have been several stories of how foreign-born Super Eagles players switched allegiance to Nigeria after representing their countries of birth at youth levels. Credit often goes to Coach Gernot Rohr and scouts the Nigeria Football Federation assigned to do the job, but recent developments revealed most of deals are struck behind the scene.
Ever since Gernot Rohr becomes Super Eagles head coach, he has been trying all the best he could to get the best players for Nigeria national team, and that has given him the opportunity to look for many Nigeria-Eligible players that have been exceptional for their respective clubs in Europe.
With Taiwo Awoniyi and Victor Osimhen scoring some cracking goals, we select the best Nigerian XI from the weekend. Maduka Okoye - Sparta Rotterdam Stopped almost everything thrown at him and was always well placed. He continued his labours but wasn't at fault for the goal Groningen scored.
Taiwo Awoniyi got a beautiful goal against Hoffenheim as Union Berlin drew 2-2 in the Bundesliga. His compatriot Kevin Akpoguma also scored at the opposing side. In the Saudi Arabian Professional League, Odion Ighalo continued to show quality with a brace for Al Shabab. There was a red card for Victor Osimhen in Napoli's win over Venezia.
Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Kevin Akpoguma was outstanding for German Bundesliga giants Hoffenheim football club on Saturday evening, as he guided them to a remarkable 3-1 comeback victory over Wolfsburg football club. The Nigerian international was dropped to the bench by coach Sebastian Hoeness, and he was exceptional after being introduced to the pitch.
Plenty of Nigerian players will be glumly watching the World Cup Qualifiers on their sofas. Here's an XI of those who might think themselves unlucky to be omitted from the Super Eagles heading to day 1 and 2 of Qatar 2022 qualifiers. Adeleye Adebayo Adebayo's form over the last couple of seasons has warranted a spot in Nigeria squad, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a surprise that he missed out.
Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Kevin Akpoguma was outstanding for German Bundesliga giants Hoffenheim football club on Friday night, as he guided them to a convincing 5-0 home League victory over FC Koln. The former Hannover 96 FC star was given a starting role by coach Sebastian Hoeness and he was able to play a vital role in his team's deserved victory.
Some Super Eagles players put up impressive performances for their European clubs on Sunday, with Kevin Akpoguma, Taiwo Awoniyi and Joseph Ayodele-Aribo on target for Hoffenheim, Union Berlin and Glasgow Rangers, in that particular order. Akpoguma, who is rarely among the goals scored on 14 minutes, to draw his team level against Union Berlin as both teams battled to a 2-2 draw in a Bundesliga game week 2 clash at PreZero Arena in Sinsheim.
The Super Eagles will face Liberia on Friday. Victory for the Super Eagles stakes a claim over their quest to participate in 2022 World Cup that will be held in Qatar. Gernot Rohr's men have began training ahead of the game. However, we picked out important points for discussion.
In the past, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Ola Aina and Tyrone Ebuehi switched alligiences from their European nations for Super Eagles and more recently Maduka Okoye, Joe Aribo and Kevin Akpoguma - who are current squad members. Ademetan Abayomi takes a look at four Players who are eligible to play for Nigeria and two other countries.
Stars of Villarreal, Almeria and Salernitana are among those who will be gutted to miss out of the World Cup qualification game between Nigeria and Liberia. In three days the World Cup Qualifiers will be underway, and it will be a chance for players to enhance and solidify their reputations.
By Femi Fasetire Glasgow Rangers of Scotland midfielder, Joe Aribo led the array of Nigerian players in the goals’ chart on Sunday, with Funsho Ojo also netting for Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership, while Taiwo Awoniyi and Kevin Akpoguma both scored in Germany. In Scotland, with Aribo making hay early, Rangers got back to winning ways in the league by overcoming Ross County 4-2 to move level on points with Celtic ahead of next weekend's Old Firm meeting.
Super Eagles defender Kevin Akpoguma was superb for German Bundesliga giants Hoffenheim football club on Sunday, as he netted a fine goal in their 2-2 draw against Union Berlin FC in the second game of the season. The Nigerian international was given another starting role by coach Sebastian Hoeness, following his impressive performance for the club in their previous matches, and he was exceptional again.
Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Kevin Akpoguma was superb for Hoffenheim football club on Saturday, as he guided them to a convincing 4-0 away victory in the week 1 of German Bundesliga. The Nigerian international was given another starting role by his coach, following his outstanding performance for the club in their last game, and he was able to impress again.
There is news about Nigerian players who take part in the European leagues overseas. In this article, we will take a look at some of the Nigerian players that have found the back of the net for the teams in Europe. On Sunday, August 22nd two Nigerians were in action as Hoffenheim recorded a 2-2 draw against Union Berlin in a German Bundesliga fixture played at the PreZero Arena
Two Nigerian players were in fine form for their clubs in the German Bundesliga on Sunday .The match was between Hoffeheim and Union Berlin . Kevin Akpoguma played for the home side while Taiwo Awoniyi was in form for the away team . Hoffeheim came into the encounter with 3 points from one game while Union had just one point from their previous game .
Taiwo Awoniyi continued his goal scoring form as he netted again for his German club Sunday Afternoon.The ex-Golden Eaglet striker has now scored four goals in three games for Union Berlin. With the 2:2 score, the Iron Ones have now extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 games.
Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Kevin Akpoguma was in action on Friday night for Hoffenheim in their 8th league game of the German Bundesliga season against FC Cologne at the PreZero Arena. The Nigerian star was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI having established himself as a key figure in the squad paraded by Sebastian Hoeness following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game.