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W/C Qualifiers: How Many More Points Do Nigeria Need To Qualify From Group C?

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were in action yesterday in the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and they avenged the shocking defeat which they suffered in Lagos to the Central African Republic. Both teams squared up in Douala, Cameroon for the return fixture and the Nigerian team made no mistake this time around by securing a 2-0 win.

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W/C Qualifiers: How Many More Points Do Nigeria Need To Qualify From Group C?

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CAR 0-2 Nigeria: Two Super Eagles players who broke records

The Super Eagles' 2-0 victory over Central African Republic is not only sweet for the whole team, it is also historical for some players. Nigeria made sure to avenge a shock late minute 1-0 loss three days earlier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Defender Leon Balogun opened the scoring at the half hour mark to put Nigeria ahead at the Stade Japoma de Douala on Sunday afternoon.

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CAR 0-2 Nigeria: Two Super Eagles players who broke records

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Opinion: Super Eagles Defense Will Be Impregnable With Awaziem-Ekong Partnership

Most pundits would assume that a team that conceded two goals from four matches in the Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers had all the necessary central defensive insurance. Yet the truth of the matter for Super Eagles gaffer, Gernot Rohr is that he still has more questions than answers in this department.

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Opinion: Super Eagles Defense Will Be Impregnable With Awaziem-Ekong Partnership

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Nigeria Team Of The Week: Odion Ighalo, Emmanuel Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi, Amoo, Olawoyin Exhilarating

Following a weekend where the top Nigerian players emphasised their qualities, we pick the best XI with Odion Ighalo, Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis shinning like million stars. Daniel Akpeyi - Kaizer Chiefs Certainly does not have the strongest defence in front of him and was consequently tested for the whole game.

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Nigeria Team Of The Week: Odion Ighalo, Emmanuel Dennis, Taiwo Awoniyi, Amoo, Olawoyin Exhilarating

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[Exclusive] How I Convinced Akpoguma And Balogun To Play For Nigeria, Recounts Ex Nigeria Midfielder

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.

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[Exclusive] How I Convinced Akpoguma And Balogun To Play For Nigeria, Recounts Ex Nigeria Midfielder

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CAR 0-2 NIG: Worst Referee And VAR Decision In CAF World Cup Qualifying Match

The Super Eagles of Nigeria bounced back to winning ways after defeating Central African Republic by 2-0 but a controversial decision by the center Referee in the 29th minutes of the game gave Nigeria the lead. An outstanding performance from the Super Eagles gave them the dominace against the Central African Republic who were Impressive in the first leg of the match.

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CAR 0-2 NIG: Worst Referee And VAR Decision In CAF World Cup Qualifying Match

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5 Super Eagles Who Scored For Their Clubs In European Competitions This Week

1. Samuel Chukwueze Chukwueze recently returned from a hamstring injury, restricting him to only two cameo appearances this season for Villarreal. He has played only 13 minutes of football this season. After coming on for Nigerian-born Dutch winger Arnaut Danjuma in the 90th minute, the 22-year-old right-winger found the net with a sublime finish.

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5 Super Eagles Who Scored For Their Clubs In European Competitions This Week

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RAN 2-0 BRO: Leon Balogun's Incredible Form Came Into Play For Rangers As They Won Today's Match.

Leon Balogun was in the starting lineup for Rangers in the UEFA Europa League today when they welcomed Broendby to the Ibrox Stadium on Thursday evening. The Super Eagles Defender put up a stunning performance in the match as he inspired Rangers to a comfortable 2-0 victory over their visitors Broendby.

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RAN 2-0 BRO: Leon Balogun's Incredible Form Came Into Play For Rangers As They Won Today's Match.

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Super Eagles defender nets his first ever UEFA Europa League goal in Rangers victory

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Leon Balogun was outstanding for Glasgow Rangers football club on Thursday night, as he scored his first ever UEFA Europa League goal in their 2-0 victory over Brondly FC. The former Mainz 05 football club star has been superb for Steven Gerrard led team since the beginning of the season, and he was able to impress again.

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Super Eagles defender nets his first ever UEFA Europa League goal in Rangers victory

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2 Super Eagles Players Who Performed Impressively For Their Teams In The Uefa Europa League

The UEFA Europa League returned to action yesterday night, and we got to see some teams secure impressive wins over their opponents in their respective fixtures. Two Super Eagles players were active last night and they did extremely well to inspire their teams to victory in the Europa League.

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2 Super Eagles Players Who Performed Impressively For Their Teams In The Uefa Europa League

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Checkout Two Super Eagles stars who scored for their club in Europa League

Super Eagles star players are doing well in their respective clubs as Victor Osimhen and Leon Balogun scored today in the Europa League. Photo Credit: Twitter.com Leon Balogun who played for the Scottish side Rangers was the one that scored Napoli's first goal. Photo Credit: Twitter.com

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Checkout Two Super Eagles stars who scored for their club in Europa League

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4 Footballers That Were Born In Europe But Are Currently Playing For The Nigerian Senior Team

Leon Balogun Leon Balogun is first on this list, he is a prominent footballer, he currently plays as a defender for the Scottish Premiership club; Rangers, and also the Nigerian Senior team. Balogun started his Professional back in 2007, and he has played for so many clubs; including; Werder Bremen, and Mainz, before joining Ranger in 2020.

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4 Footballers That Were Born In Europe But Are Currently Playing For The Nigerian Senior Team

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Nigerian stars shine bright in UEFA Europa and Conference League

The third round of group stage matches in both the UEFA Europa League and the newly formed Conference League witnessed a high level of involvement from Nigerian players. 24 Nigerian players featured in either one of the Europa or Conference Leagues for 16 different clubs. This is a report on all 24 players and how they fared on the European stage.

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Nigerian stars shine bright in UEFA Europa and Conference League

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4 Super Eagles Players That Were On The Scoresheet At The Europa League and Europa Conference League

Super Eagles stars having been making huge impacts for their respective clubs in the 2021/2022 Europa League and Europa Conference League. Here are four players that were on the scoresheet in week 3 of the competition; 1, Leon Balogun: The 33 year-old Super Eagles and Rangers defender, scored the opener for Rangers in their 2-0 win against Brondy at the Europa League.

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4 Super Eagles Players That Were On The Scoresheet At The Europa League and Europa Conference League

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CTA 0-2 NGR: Nigeria's Next Two Games & The Maximum Points Super Eagles Need To Qualify For 2022 WC

Nigeria’s Super Eagles shook off the disappointment of losing at home to Central African Republic on Thursday in the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers, overturning the last result and getting their pound of flesh when both teams clashed in the return leg on Sunday. Nigeria secured all three points with a 2-0 victory to maintain their top spot in the table.

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CTA 0-2 NGR: Nigeria's Next Two Games & The Maximum Points Super Eagles Need To Qualify For 2022 WC

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Checkout 5 Things That Helped The Super Eagles Beat CAR 2-0 In Cameroon

Nigeria defeated CAR 2-0 in a tough match that was played yesterday evening in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. During the clash, super eagles players Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored the two goals for the Super Eagles in an encounter played in Cameroon. With that, let's take a look at 3 things that helped the Super Eagles win their world cup qualifiers clash against CAR.

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Checkout 5 Things That Helped The Super Eagles Beat CAR 2-0 In Cameroon

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Super Eagles defender scores 1st ever European goal and guide his team to clean sheet in UEL 2-0 win

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Leon Balogun was in action yesterday for Glasgow Rangers in their third game of the UEFA Europa League ties against Broenby IF at the Ibrox Stadium. The Nigerian star was outstanding in the show of the night as he played significant roles in his team's success to get their first win of the competition which placed them at the third spot on the table.

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Super Eagles defender scores 1st ever European goal and guide his team to clean sheet in UEL 2-0 win

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How we can avert the danger ahead for our teams by doing it right.

Even though goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen helped the Super Eagles put behind them the shameful defeat to CAR same in Lagos four days earlier, one thing that it helped to bring to the fore is that Super Eagles are not there yet as our work have been cut out.

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How we can avert the danger ahead for our teams by doing it right.

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Super Eagles defender nets his first UEFA Europa League goal to inspire his team to a 2-0 win

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Leon Balogun was in action on Thursday night for Glasgow Rangers in their third game of the UEFA Europa League Group A ties against Broenby IF at the Ibrox Stadium. The former Brighton and Hove Albion star was handed a role to play in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game.

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Super Eagles defender nets his first UEFA Europa League goal to inspire his team to a 2-0 win

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AFCON: Rangers Seeks To Strike A Deal With Nigerian FA Over Nigerian Trio

Rangers are looking to strike a deal with the Nigerian football association to prevent their team stars from missing Celtic clash in January due to AFCON Rangers are hoping to ensure their star Nigerian trio are available for the Old Firm clash in January despite the Africa Cup of Nations Competition.

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AFCON: Rangers Seeks To Strike A Deal With Nigerian FA Over Nigerian Trio