Rohr: Home-based Eagles must wait for their time

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Super Eagles chief coach, Gernot Rohr, has called on home-based Eagles stars to wait for their appropriate time to make it to the first squad of the senior national team. The Eagles’ coach told Sunday Telegraph in an interview that, the clamour by some Nigerian football stakeholders to have home-based stars in the main Super Eagles team will not work out for now, as the players still have enough time to prove themselves worthy playing in the top flight Nigerian league. “I think, they just have to wait for their…

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Russia 2018 will be dream come true, says Olarenwaju

Kayode Olarenwaju, one of Nigeria’s top goal scorers in the European leagues this season having netted 17 goals, has revealed his dream of recording more caps playing for the Super Eagles of Nigeria after having a taste of the action in the international friendly game against Senegal in London last month. Kayode, 23, made his debut for Nigeria in the 1-1 draw with Senegal, and he is optimistic that the Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr was impressed with his gamechanging appearance as a second-half substitute. He said: “It was nice to…

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Alimi ready to win title with Akwa United

After his mid-season transfer to Akwa United, Super Eagles defender, Jamiu Alimi, has assured supporters that he is in Uyo to win the league title. Alimi who joined Akwa from Kano Pillars said he saw the good work that the coach, Abdul Maikaba, was doing with the club and promised to hit the ground running for his new team. “I am not in Uyo for sightseeing, I am here to win something with my new club,” he said. “I want to play every time and I was not getting that…

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Ebuehi: Omeruo, Troost-Ekong helped me in Eagles

ADO Den Haag young star Tyronne Ebuehi has revealed that defenders William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo helped him settle into the Super Eagles squad during last month’s training camp in London. Understandably, Troost-Ekong took Ebuehi under his wing because he was born in the Netherlands, while Omeruo spent time with ADO Den Haag on loan shortly after his transfer to Chelsea in January 2012. ‘’I will not forget. Troost-Ekong, who also has a Nigerian father and a Dutch mother, took me and showed me around, ‘’ said Ebuehi to De…

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Akpeyi: Iheancho, Iwobi, others scare S’Africa

…says Eagles must not underrate Bafana Bafana Super Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel A k – peyi, has said that South Africa are scared of the caliber of players at the disposal of Nigeria adding that they are poised in stopping the Eagles when both teams battle in the opening match of the 2019 African Cup of Nations billed for June. The Eagles will play host to Bafana Bafana on June 11 and Akpeyi who was in goal during the friendly against Senegal in London stressed the need for team to start…

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Rohr ready to quit Eagles if….

                          …hails players’ professionalism     Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he will quit his job if Nigeria team did not win the ticket to the 2018 World Cup. Rohr’s wards are currently leading the Group B of World Cup qualifying series with maximum six points from two games, four points ahead of Cameroon who are second and further five over Algeria and Zambia. The Eagles are the favourites to pick the sole ticket from the group but Rohr said in case his team capitulate and lose in…

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No Hayatou manipulation for Eagles – Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said the ouster of erstwhile Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou has created a level playing ground for Nigeria and Cameroon as both countries battle for the 2018 World Cup ticket. Hayatou is from Cameroon and the German feared the administrator could have used his position to manipulate things in favour of the Lions who are currently trailing the Eagles in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers. Nigeria and Cameroon will clash in August and September when the qualifying campaign resumes. “The…

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Why Rohr dropped Musa as Super Eagles’ captain

The reasons behind the controversial decision of the Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr, not to hand the team’s captaincy band to the team’s assistant captain, Ahmed Musa, when the Eagles played an international friendly against The Teranga Lions of Senegal in London, have been revealed. It was learnt by Sunday Telegraph, that, the coach took the decision to hand the captain’s arms band to midfielder star, Ogenyi Onazi, in total agreement with the team technical staff. A source disclosed to Sunday Telegraph, that, the Eagles dropped Musa because of his…

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Rohr: It’s difficult for me to cope with Nigerian foods

  The expectation of Nigerians was low when Gernot Rohr was appointed as Super Eagles Manager, but after winning his first three matches, the fans have accepted him and look forward to him qualifying the country for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In an exclusive interview with CHARLES OGUNDIYA, Rohr says he loves Lagos without he traffic. He shed light on other issues. Excerpts…         Tell us how everything started for you as a footballer? I was born into a football family; my father played football,…

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