Nigeria's Super Eagles were beaten 1-0 by the Central African Republic in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Thursday. It ended on a sad note for the Gernot Rohr led team as they could not break through the defence of their CAR visitors, and surprisingly suffered a home defeat.
Arsenal football club of England Legend Kanu Nwankwo and Barcelona football club star Asisat Oshoala have reacted to William Troost Ekong's statement, after guiding the Super Eagles of Nigeria to a remarkable 2-0 victory over Central Africa Republic national team in the FIFA World Cup qualifier on Sunday evening.
Nigeria is one of the most attractive countries in the whole of Africa. We also have so many talented athletes who are from the country. The likes of Victor Moses and Victor Osimhen have been performing very well in Europe. Some of these sports stars have even visited president Buhari over the past few years.
The boys will be back in action on Thursday, after getting a back-to-back victory in their last matches. Gernot Rohr is really doing a good job and he could Line-Up like this, against African Republic. These selections are made based on their current performance and their experience playing for the Nigerian national team.
Cruel fate played a fast one on Super Eagles of Nigeria star , Alex Iwobi in Everton's scandalous loss to Watford in a week nine game of the English Premier league. Everton were cruising to victory with a 2-1 scoreline in the 77th minute. Then, it happened.
The Assistant Captain of the Super Eagles and Watford defender, William Troost Ekong has referred to the iconic story of Victor Osimhen's move from selling N20 water in Lagos traffic into becoming African most expensive footballer as an inspiring one. The light-skinned Eagles' Assistant Captain (Ekong) stated this on his verified Facebook handle after sharing the video clip of himself interviewing the high-flying Napoli and Super Eagles striker.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria would be hoping to return back to winning ways when they travel away to face Central African Republic in Douala. The African giants Nigeria would be hoping to avoid another defeat against Central African Republic in order to maintain their position on the group standings.
Super Eagles of Nigeria vice captain, William Troost-Ekong was in action today for Watford in their 5th game of the English premier league campaign against Norwich City at the Carrow Road Stadium. The Nigerian star retained his spot in his team's starting XI following his outstanding performance for the club in their previous game and he was able to shine.
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.
Super Eagles of Nigeria were narrowly defeated yesterday by Central African Republic in their match day 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers having won their first two games against Liberia and Cape Verde to stay top of the table. The Super Eagles were forced by the visitor to play their style as they deprived the three times AFCON winner from playing quick football, which as such gave them a chance and a great result been their first win in the qualifiers.
Democracy has come to Super Eagles. When Gernot Rohr picked his line‑up for the World Cup Qualification match against Cape Verde the last time out, several first teamers weren't picked. Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong didn't make it. Instead it was Chidozie Awaziem who played alongside Kenneth Omeruo in the 2-1 victory.
The Super Eagles boosted their chances of qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar after their impressive victory over Central African Republic on Sunday afternoon. First half goals from Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen gave Gernot Rohr's side a comfortable victory over their opponents. The result will taste sweet for the Super Eagles as it will come as revenge for their shock defeat at the hands of the same opponents in Lagos last week.
CAR VS NIG: 4 Defenders on Super Eagles Coach Rohr's starting 11, for Nigeria in the clash with CAR.
The quartet of Chigozie Awaziem, Leon Balogun, William Troost Ekong and Jamilu Collins are set to feature in defense for the Super Eagles in their away clash with the national football team of the Central African Republic, as they make Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr's starting eleven in the away clash with the Central African Republic to be played at Douala, Central African Republic on Sunday the 10th of October 2021.
The international break is here again and many national teams are preparing for actions this week, the Nigerian National team is not left out as the are also preparing to take on the Central African Republic. Photo Credit: Own Goal Nigeria. Some of the players that were invited to the team will be unavailable due to injury, but the coach can still build a strong lineup.
William Troost-Ekong is an experienced defender who has played in more than 4 countries, the Nigerian captain has done really well, since he joined the English premier league club, Troost-Ekong helped Watford got promoted to the premier league this season and the fans appreciated the work that he has done for the club, since his arrival.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have themselves to blame yesterday in their match day 3 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Central African Republic at Lagos having dominated the match but could not find the back of the net for a much needed goal. The game yesterday saw the end of Nigeria's unbeaten record of 25 games in the World Cup qualifiers at home, having last been defeated in October 1981 by Algeria at the Surulere Stadium.
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.
Emmanuel Denis. The Nigerian striker has been a key figure for Watford since their return to the Premier League, and he continued his fine form today. He started the match against Norwich City, and he produced a fine performance. He scored the club's first away goal in the Premier League this season to give them a 17th minute lead.
The duo of Nigerian International forward, Ahmed Musa and Former Super Eagles defender, Celestine Babayaro were once managed by Watford new manager Claudio Raneri during their playing time at Leicester City and Chelsea respectively. English Premier League based Club-side, Watford announced recently that they have appointed, Claudio Raneri as the new manager of following the sack of former Watford manager Francisco Xisco.
Nigeria international and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen’s grass to grace story is well known to the football world. The 23 years old has now touched a novel part in his recent interview with King Ekong, the You Tube channel owned by his international team-mate and Watford defender, William Troost-Ekong.