In this feature, we spot the light on experienced Nigeria Footballers who still have what it takes to play for the Super Eagles. Many feel the current Super Eagles team need experienced players to make them challenge for honours at international level. Here is the viewpoint on who are the closest players that have the highest probability of joining Gernot Rohr's squad.
It's telling that there should be such a strong reaction to an uncapped player being overlooked, but at this point it is the frequency with which Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has snubbed Hammarby starlet Akinkunmi Amoo that is the real story. The multi-functional player certainly polarises opinion.
The FIFA World Cup, which is also popularly referred to as World Cup, is an international football tournament contested by the national football teams of 32 countries, that are part of the sport's global governing body "Federation Internationale de Football Association" also known as FIFA.
The Super Eagles deserved their 2-0 victory over Central African Republic in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in Douala on Sunday afternoon, making amends for their error in the first leg. Following the full-time result, CAR head coach Raoul Savoy, in his post-match press conference, said Nigeria should have done better over the two legs due to the Super Eagles' having better players.
Victor Osimhen in the Super Eagles team has been struggling to hit the ground running. The match against the Central African Republic was the first time Osimhen is not scoring a goal in a single match since August. He has been on a scoring spree from September to October for Napoli.
The dexterities of Nigerian players plying their trades in European top-flight leagues are not left out without making a commensurate evaluation in the forthcoming unveiling of the EA Sports FIFA 2022 football simulation video games, releasing its 29th edition on October 1. This evaluation encompasses the best the Super Eagles have paraded recently both in the national colours and for their club sides, especially displays in the African Cup of Nations 2021 qualifiers and the Qatar 2022 qualifiers.
Opinion: Nigeria Will Remain Undefeated In The World Cup Qualifiers If Rohr Decides To Use This Lineup
Nigeria who are currently dominating their group tables, will be hosting Central African in their 3rd group stages match today. Nigeria so far so good, are yet to loose or draw a match in the world cup qualifiers group stage matches and as such, they could be looking forward to extending their winning streaks when they face Central African today.
While key men such as Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wlifred Ndidi and William Troost-Ekong seem assured of their places fitness permitting - there could be some surprise inclusions for the game against CAR next month. Here, we take a look at 10 players who - despite not contributing to Nigeria's recent games could be invited.
The Super Eagles finally redeemed themselves after defeating the Central Africa Republic (CAR) two-nil in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying second leg fixture in Douala, Cameroon. The Nigerian team got their pounds of flesh courtesy of two first half goals scored by Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen after a one-nil shocking home defeat inflicted on them by CAR on Thursday.
There will be the usual calls to cry havoc and let slip the dogs of Gernot Rohr when the Super Eagles face Central African Republic (CAR) at the FIFA World Cup double header next month. This, though, would be counterintuitive. Zoom out a little and the most interesting thing about Rohr's team is the way they are at all times.
It is fast becoming a lot more worrisome that chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) are yet to find suitable suitors that will pick up Gernot Rohr's bills. Many argued that Nigeria's shocking 0-1 loss to the Central African Republic is a reflection of Rohr's body language, which will go a long way to slow down the team's progress.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria suffered their first defeat of their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign as Central African Republic beat them by a goal to nil at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The away side defended for most parts of the match, absorbing all the pressure they got from the Super Eagles.
A lot to expect as Super Eagles prepare to face Central African Republic for a place at the World Cup
Whether parallels can be drawn with Gernot Rohr's time with Super Eagles, from the early ordeals to where, ultimately, he wants the journey to finish, remains to be seen. His character eventually beats one of the grand masters. The German started his journey as head coach of the Super Eagles in 2016.
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 went into the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers defeat against Central Africa Republic on Thursday with head coach, Gernot Rohr being reportedly owed his salary for eight months. For a country of Nigeria's status, the head coach of the nation's number 1 sports team is one person who should not be in this situation.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria were at their finest during the return leg of their 2022 World Cup Qualifiers tie in Cameroon against the Wild Beast of Central African Republic. Gernot Rohr's boy took the fight to their opponents and did justice at the end of ninety minutes.
Nigeria were beaten 1-0 in Lagos in a game many supporters expected them to win fairly easily. The Super Eagles had picked up maximum points from their opening two games and could have edged further away from the sides below them to consolidate first spot. In the end, Karl Namnganda scored in second-half stoppage time to stun the Super Eagles and silence the home crowd.
Below are four Super Eagles players who need to open the cycle with a statement performance to solidify their place in the World Cup Qualification game against Central African Republic. 4. Shehu Abdullahi If it sounds 100% preposterous that Shehu Abdullahi needs to prove anything to anyone at this point, that’s because it is 100% preposterous.
Super Eagles head to Stade de la Réunification (Douala) to face Central African Republic on Sunday. Confidence around Gernot Rohr's side is low at the moment after the 1-0 defeat to CAR at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Thursday, Nigeria head into the final three group games with everything still to play for.
As a team feared in Africa for possessing some of the top talents in the continent, Nigeria failed to beat Central African Republic in their World Cup qualification game at home. While the loss doesn't seem to be the most embarrassing part, the Super Eagles' lack of ideas on how to break a team that is not their match happens to be the most disappointing aspect of the game.