Eagles declare war on Knights in Sfax

Ekong, Etebo, Kalu insist Nigeria’ll drown Libya   Super Eagles have vowed to complete the job they started on Saturday when they confront Libya in the reverse fixture of the African Cup of Nations qualifiers in Sfax, Tunisia today. Eagles trounced the Mediterranean Knights 4-0 at the Goodwill Akpabio Stadium in the first leg on Saturday and could take one hand on the ticket to the Cameroon 2019 tournament if they beat the north Africans in today’s encounter. Midfielder William Troost-Ekong said the team was targeting three points in Sfax,…

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Musa, Iwobi too hot for Libya

…but visitors good with counter attack, team play       The crucial Nations Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Libya takes place at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, with high expectations on both sides. Interestingly, the Libyans are currently ahead of Nigeria in Group E standings after two rounds of matches with four points while Eagles have three points so far. The goalless draw Libya recorded in an away match against South Africa is a morale boaster for the team which largely has home-based stars. It is a match…

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Musa vows to pay back Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa has said he hopes to justify the big money Saudi club Al Nassr paid to snap him up from the English Premier League Leicester City after he scored again and provided an assist in the league. It was reported that Al Nassr paid in excess of 20 million pounds for the Nigeria star. “I am determined to justify the huge investment my club made on me,” he said. Al-Nassr demolished Al-Hazm 5-1 with Ahmed Musa, who was named the best player for September, opening the scoring for the…

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Al-Nassr to unveil Ahmed Musa in grand style today

Super Eagles’ speed demon, Ahmed Musa is set to be unveiled by Saudi Arabian club, Al Nassr in a grand style as the club awaits his arrival at the Riyadh International Airport in the early hours of Friday morning, AOIFootball.com reports. Musa, 25, joined Al Nassr from Leicester City for a reported fee of £14 million, ending his two-year stint with the former EPL champions. A club’s statement read: “#ALNASSR new Nigerian player Ahmed Musa @Ahmedmusa718 will arrive at King Khaled Int’l Airport, Riyadh on Friday 2:20 am, welcome to…

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Rohr: Musa’s move to Al Nassr won’t affect Eagles’ chance

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said Ahmed Musa’s transfer from English Premier League side Leicester City to Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr will not affect the striker’s chances in the national team. The Saudi Professional League side on Friday announced the capture of the former CSKA Moscow player who will be with the Middle East side for another four years.Many pundits expressed shock that the pacey forward would leave Europe for a less competitive league in Asia after an excellent World Cup in Russia, with some fears that this could…

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Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr in mega deal

Nigeria World Cup star Ahmed Musa yesterday finally ended speculations about his future as he signed a four-year contract with Saudi Arabian club, Al Nassr, from Premier League side Leicester City. It is believed to be one of the biggest transfers involving a Nigeria player as unconfirmed media reports suggest it could have cost Al Nassr more than 20 million pounds, which was what Chinese club Changchun Yatai splashed out for Odion Ighalo in January 2017. Ahmed Musa, 25, was the shining star for the Super Eagles at the World…

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Musa, Ndidi, Iheanacho hit Austria with Leicester

  Nigerian trio of Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Ihenacho yesterday made the trip to Leicester City’s pre- season training to Austria as they step up preparations for the 2018/2019 football season. All the players are given green light and are listed to face Turkish side Akhisaspor today. Musa, who was among the star performers for Nigeria at the recently-concluded Russia 2018 World Cup, has been a subject of speculation to move away from the King Power Stadium, with interest coming from a host of clubs the latest of…

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Leicester increase Musa’s price tag to £40m

Reports from England indicates that former English Premier League side, Leicester City have taken another giant step in their efforts to keep Ahmed Musa this summer, as The Foxes have now increased their asking price on his transfer to £40m. In contrast with initial reports that Leicester were angling for £30m to sell the Super Eagles star, who played on loan at CSKA Moscow of Russia last season, the King Power Stadium outfit have now shot their demands up by another one million pounds. In what is seen as another…

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Saudi club splashes £40m on Musa

Striker’s goal nominated for CNN award   Top club from Saudi Arabia has offered a staggering £40 million for Ahmed Musa after his heroics at the World Cup in Russia. The club have already contacted the Leicester City forward’s agent, William D’Avila, who was in Saint Petersburg for the Super Eagles final World Cup Group D match against Argentina. Top sources told SCORENigeria the Saudi club were now expected to make a formal offer for the Nigeria star. “It’s a tempting offer as the player now has to consider securing…

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Musa, Moses can shoot Nigeria back to 2022 World Cup –Sampaoli

Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli has said that with the presence of Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses in the Super Eagles, Nigeria has what it takes to qualify for the 2022 World Cup with ease. Sampaoli stated this after Argentina defeated Nigeria 2-1 to book a place to the round of 16 at the World Cup on Tuesday. He said that the Super Eagles was blessed with an array of talented players that would return the country back to the World Cup in Qatar. “I think that the team has very…

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