AFCON qualifiers: Eagles’ list out early march, Rohr confirms Dessers for tie

Super Eagles list for the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sierra Leone won’t be released this month again until the first week of March. Rohr has also revealed he will hand fresh call ups to one or two faces for next month’s AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone, AOIFootball.com reports. The German tactician further stated that he was already working on the list which should be out in the first week of March even as he hopes they will be no fresh injury crises in the squad. “They…

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2022 W’Cup qualifiers: Ikpeba, Akpoborie tip Eagles to qualify

Two ex- internationals, Victor Ikpeba and Jonathan Akpoborie, have expressed confidence that the Super Eagles will qualify for the final round of qualifiers for Qatar 2022 World Cup. Confederation of African Football ( CAF) on Tuesday staged draws for qualifiers for  the World Cup with Nigeria placed in Group C alongside, Liberia, Central African Republic and Cape Verde and the duo believe that the Gernot Rohr side has what it takes to emerge top of  the Group. In an interview with Nigerian Pilot Sports, Ikpeba stated that although football in…

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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Eagles know foes Jan 21

The Super Eagles opponents in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will emerge at a draw slated for January 21 in Cairo, Egypt, New Telegraph can report. In a press release on Wednesday, the Confederation of African Football announced that the ceremony scheduled to take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cairo, Egypt would see 14 winners from the first round join 26 top-seeded teams including Nigeria to form 10 groups of four (based on the December 2019 edition of the FIFA Rankings. This second round,…

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Cameroon 2020: Eagles arrive Lesotho

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have arrived Maseru ahead of their Nations Cup 2020 qualifier against Lesotho. The Group L game comes up tomorrow with the Eagles hoping to cement their grip on top spot after their come from behind 2-1 win over Benin on Match Day One on Wednesday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. On the same day, Lesotho pulled off a surprise result after holding Sierra Leone to a 1-1 draw in Freetown. The Lone Star will be in Cotonou to face the Squirrels of Benin in their…

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Benin list Sessegnon, Mounie for Eagles clash

Stephane Sessegnon and Steve Mounie are the big names in the pack as Republic of Benin head coach Michel Dussuyer on Tuesday unveiled his 23-man list for next week’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 qualifier against Nigeria’s Super Eagles, reports www.aclsports.com. Dussuyer in a brief ceremony at the Benin Football Federation headquarters in Cotonou on Tuesday sprung a few surprises in his roster, calling up only 14 members of the side that reached quarter finals at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The Frenchman however reserved places…

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Cameroon 2021: CAF names Senegalese officials for Eagles, Squirrels clash

The Confederation of African Football has picked Senegalese official Issa Sy as referee for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Uyo. Sy will be assisted by compatriots Nouha Bangoura (assistant referee 1), El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (assistant referee 2) and Fatou Thioune (fourth official) at the encounter scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, from 5pm. The Match Day 1 clash in the qualifying series will also see Munkaila Nassam Adam from Ghana as Match Commissioner, while Kria Samir Bouzareah from…

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Pascal: Eagles’ll be ruthless against Benin, Lesotho

Team Coordinator of the Super Eagles, Patrick Pascal, has said the Nigerian team will be ruthless when they face off with Benin and Lesotho in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers scheduled for November. Pascal said nothing short of victory should be expected when the Super Eagles play Benin Republic and Lesotho. It would be recalled that the draws for the 2021 AFCON paired Nigeria alongside Benin, Lesotho and Sierra Leone with the Super Eagles starting their campaign against Benin in November before taking on Lesotho few days later.…

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