Eagles jet out to Tunisia today

After a comfortable 4-0 win over Libya in an AFCON 2018 qualifier, the Super Eagles are scheduled to fly out for the return leg Monday (today). The second leg of the AFCON 2019 qualifier takes place tomorrow in Sfax, Tunisia – which officially serves as home for Libya due to the civil unrest in the North African nation. The initial plan by the NFF was to move via a chattered flight to the Tunisian city immediately after Saturday’s game but the idea was jettisoned as part of strategy to ensure…

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Eagles celebrate Independence Day

Top Super Eagles stars took to their social media platforms to celebrate motherland Nigeria on the occasion of her 58th Independence anniversary on Monday. Nigeria clocked 58 after gaining independence in 1960. “Happy Independence Day Nigeria, your big 17 at Arsenal and for the Nigeria national team celebrating you,” Alex Iwobi said in a video he posted on Twitter. “Happy Independence Day to all my fellow countrymen. 58 years of freedom and independence. May God continue to bless our nation & may his grace continue forever. #Weareone #Nigeria #EK ,”…

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Libya plans seven-day camping for Eagles

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The Libyan national team will camp in Tunisia for seven days ahead of their trip to Uyo for a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles. Libyan newspaper, Al Wasat, reported that the official spokesman of the Libyan Football Federation Fatih Chaboulos confirmed that the Libyan team would camp for a week in Tunisia from October 4-11 before traveling on a private plane to Uyo for the AFCON qualifier against the Super Eagles. The match day three fixture will take place at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in…

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AFCON 2019: Libya, S’Africa can’t stop Eagles nowonly

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo has said that their Nigerian national team have gotten the African Cup of Nations qualifiers campaign back on track and would not allow their group rivals Libya and South Africa to stop them from picking the ticket to the tournament for the first time in five years. The Leganes of Spain defender was in action when the Eagles recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Seychelles in their last group match in Victoria which placed them third on the log and the player said the team…

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Eagles’ jersey nominated for Beazley’s best design AFCON

President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick at the weekend said that the country’s green-white-green jersey has been nominated as one of the best designed in the world. The Super Eagles jersey, which was designed by NIKE, has been nominated as one of nominees of the most-purchased and best design for the London’s Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the year The jersey will compete with 86 other designs picked by the reputable outfit. The award cuts across six categories (architecture, digital, fashion, product, graphics and transport). Also, the New York-based…

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Seychelles vs Nigeria: Funds threaten Eagles’ show

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NFF to delay match bonus …as ministry withholds allocation   The Super Eagles’ preparations for the African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles is not going smoothly as the Nigeria Football Federation struggles to raise the needed funds to prosecute the game, New Telegraph has reliably learnt. The tie is scheduled for Saturday at the Stade Linite but our correspondent reliably learnt that the egg-heads at the NFF were still looking for money to take care of essentials regarding the tie. A source told New Telegraph that the current…

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AFCON qualifier: Super Eagles to take chartered flight to Seychelles

Super Eagles will fly out on a chartered flight for an African Cup of Nations qualifier in Seychelles on September 7, an official has said. Flight connections to and from the island-nation are few and far between and so the need for the Nigeria Football Federation to organise a chartered flight to fly the Eagles out for the game. The team will return immediately after the match on the same chartered flight. Both Nigeria and Seychelles lost their opening qualifiers to South Africa and Libya, respectively. Meanwhile, the Eagles training…

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NFF crisis: How Sanusi pulled the trigger to stop Congress

•Giwa demands Sec Gen slot, others in exchange for peace     The influence of the Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation Muhhamed Sanusi in the Presidency was the reason the pendulum has swung in the favour of the embattled Amaju Pinnick-led board in the fight for the soul of soccer in the country, Saturday Telegraph has reliably learnt. Club owner Chris Giwa, in the past one month, had been acting as the substantive President of the federation based on the pronouncement of the Supreme Court which affirmed the…

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Friday Elahor: Eagles need fresh legs

    …backs Rohr to continue   Ex-international, Friday Elahor, has advised the Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, to replace some ageing players in the team with fresh legs to make the Nigerian side a formidable team ahead of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers. Despite showing so much promise ahead of the recently concluded Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Super Eagles failed to progress from the group stage, winning a game against Iceland while losing the other two to Croatia and Argentina. While speaking with New Telegraph, Elahor said…

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WC: Eagles crashed because they were overrated by Nigerians – Khan

Former Germany goalie, Oliver Kahn, has said Super Eagles’ early ouster from the ongoing World Cup finals in Russia was due to the overrating by Nigerians. Khan said Nigerians expected too much from the team and despite the fact that the Eagles were not good enough. Kahn, who was part of the Germany team that lost Brazil in the final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, is however of the opinion that Nigerians expected too much of the Super Eagles. Speaking in an interview with German television station, Kahn stated…

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