The English Premier League is known to be one of the world's most competitive domestic football leagues and has some of the most successful clubs in Europe that have in the past won major European trophies. Though premier league clubs are based in England, a lot of players from various clubs come from different geographical regions of the world.
The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick recently made a very valid point of an age-long fact that some Super Eagles players are not as good in the national team as they are in their clubs. And this is very true. Pinnick was speaking while addressing the players at their training camp as they prepare for the upcoming 2022 World Cup Qualifying matches.
Photo Credit : Oganla Media Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi will miss Super Eagles' upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Central African Republic. The midfielder pulled out from the squad due to injury, and he became the third high-profile player to pull out of the game, after Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi.
Nigeria will be facing Cape Verde in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday without the 7 UK-based players in the initial 30-man squad. Punch reports that all 7 of these players have left the Super Eagles camp for their various clubs. The 7 players in question are William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Joe Aribo and Kelechi Iheanacho.
Since the Transfer window has come to an end, all clubs know the players that will play for them till the next window, which is in January. If there will be an additional player before then, it will be players who are currently free agents. The Premier League is among the most-watched football league in the world and there are some Nigerian footballers in this league.
FIFA World Cup/Q Nigeria vs CAR: Can Rohr React Tactically To The Loss of 4 Key Super Eagles Players
As the Super Eagles of Nigeria is preparing to take on the Central African Republic in a FIFA World Cup qualifier double-header, coach Gernot Rohr will be tasked with the problem of how to reset his team's tactics to function well without the services of four key Super Eagles of Nigeria player's.
Nigeria will have the chance to seal a World Cup spot in Qatar if they can get the wins in their two-legged fixture against Central African Republic during this international break. The Super Eagles started their World Cup qualification on a good note with wins against Liberia and Cape Verde.
The English Premier League is known to be one of the world's most competitive domestic football leagues and has some of Europe's biggest clubs and players. In this article, we will be talking about some Nigerian stars that had impressive performances for their various clubs in the EPL match-week 3.
There is no shortage of talent in the English Premier League. That is why the English domestic league is regarded as the most competitive football league in the entire world. It is also worthy of note that we have so many Nigerian football players in the English Premier League.
Nigerian players were in fine shape abroad with former FC Zurich attacker Stephen Odey scoring a brace in Denmark. There were two other players who registered brace for their clubs as well as those assisted. Below a comprehensive wrap up of how the players performed at the weekend.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria traveled away to played their second match of Group C CAF-World Cup Qualifier against the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde, where they earned 2 goals to 1 victory against their host. In 29th minutes, Victor Osimhen cancelled out the home side earlier lead, before eventual Own-goal from Cape Verde Kenny Rochas Santos in 76th minutes, which handed the 3 times African champions the whole 3 points.
Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo tore his quad muscle while playing for Watford and will be sidelined for five months. This not only means Etebo will miss Nigeria’s double-header against the Central African Republic in this current international break but also rules him out of the African Cup of Nations scheduled for January 2022.
Nigeria players have started well with their respective European clubs since the beginning of the 2021/2022 season, and some of the players who joined new clubs have settled quickly with the teams. Many footballers moved to new clubs in 2021/2022 summer transfer window, and that includes several Nigerian players who have really been doing well for their new teams.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to welcome the Wild Beasts of the Central African Republic to the Teslim Balogun Stadium for their third World Cup qualifiers game in Lagos. The Super Eagles recorded victories in their first two matches against Liberia and Cape Verde and could make it three wins in a row on Thursday, 07 October 2021.
Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr is committed to a four-man defence back in the autumn, tweaking the 4-3-3 system which had been successfully employed through a comfortable AFCON qualification campaign. The Nigeria manager is now convinced a variation of 4-4-1-1 or 4-4-2 is the best way to eke performances and possession from his talented squad against Liberia on Matchday 1 of the World Cup Qualifiers.
The crucial match of the Super Eagles' with Central African Republic has brought out a lot of lessons for the the three-time African champions including in the midfield department. Contrary to the thoughts of many football-loving Nigerians who concluded that the Super Eagles will bag a maximum of six points in a doubleheader against the Central Africans on a smooth ride to seal their 2022 World Cup berth in Qatar, but they only took three points out of the two matches.
The Nigerian Super Eagles have already arrived the Estadio Municipal Aderito Sena, Mindelo, for their match against Cape Verde in the 2022 World Cup qualifying games. The Super Eagles are currently leading the race in group C after their convincing 2-0 victory over Liberia on 4 September.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed a huge blow as one of their key squad members is set to be sidelined for a long period with a serious injury issue. Watford midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo is set to be out of action for "four to five" months after suffering a torn quad muscle, which has ruled him out for the upcoming African Cup of Nations tournament which will take place from January next year.
There is news about Nigeria's senior men's national football team known as the Super Eagles. The Super Eagles camp is gradually almost completed as players continue to arrive from their various bases in Europe. The Super Eagles on Friday, September 3rd will tango with the Lone Stars of Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium from 5 pm in their opening group fixture of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Nigeria is set to face a huge encounter with the Central African Republic in matchday three of the World Cup qualifying group stage match which will be played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Thursday at 5pm. Most of the invited Nigerian players already arrived at the Super Eagles training camp with training sessions commencing in the evening.