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Sullay Kaikai: Former Crystal Palace winger looks forward to ‘dream debut’ for Sierra Leone
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Sullay Kaikai: Former Crystal Palace winger looks forward to ‘dream debut’ for Sierra Leone

The 25-year-old has been included in the Leone Stars squad that will take on the Squirrels in an Afcon qualifier Sullay Kaikai has revealed his eagerness to make his debut for Sierra Leone when they take on the Republic of Benin in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on June 14. The Blackpool winger was born in England to parents from Sierra Leone and had turned down a previous opportunity to feature for the Leone Stars. The forward explained his inability to establish himself at club level during the period made him snub the chance but having now decided for the West Africans, he is excitedly hoping to make his debut for the side.
Nigeria Vs Lesotho: Sanwo-Olu’s Convoy Wasn’t Booed – Gboyega Akosile
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Nigeria Vs Lesotho: Sanwo-Olu’s Convoy Wasn’t Booed – Gboyega Akosile

Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State, on Wednesday, described as false a video claiming to show people booing the convoy of his principal, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday evening at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The 23 seconds video, which a Twitter user, @absuxxess shared, showed some cars leaving the premises of the Teslim Balogun Stadium after the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Lesotho 3-0 in an African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifier tie on Tuesday evening. Some youths at the Stadium gate booed the occupants of the cars with a chant of ‘Ole,’ which means ‘thief’ in the Yoruba language. The Twitter user wrote, “Immediately Governor Sanwo-Olu departed Teslim Balogun stadium after the match. Hear the response from supporte...
Ivory Coast Vs Ethiopia AFCON Qualifier Referee Collapses During Match
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Ivory Coast Vs Ethiopia AFCON Qualifier Referee Collapses During Match

Ivory Coast Vs Ethiopia Africa Cup of Nations qualifier went into chaos on Tuesday after the referee collapsed. In the 80th minute, Ivory Coast had a 3-1 lead, referee Charles Bulu was clearly not feeling himself. Referee bulu can be seen walking slowly walked to a medical staff before falling to the ground. Bulu was carried off the pitch on a stretcher, and some time with the medical staffs. Bulu was promoted to be the referee after the main referee in charge of the match tested positive for Covid-19. After minutes of talks, Kenyan assistant referee Gilbert Cheruiyot took charge for the final minutes of the match. Ivory Coast and Ethiopia have already qualified for the AFCON finals. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/ZIv8mdAtAOU
Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Fans React To Substitute Paul Onuachu Volley Goal
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Nigeria 3-0 Lesotho: Fans React To Substitute Paul Onuachu Volley Goal

Paul Onuachu scored yet again in Nigeria's 3-0 win today against Lesotho in the second half. Onuachu came on in the second half as a substitute. After 8 minutes on the pitch, Onuachu scored another goal for Nigeria against Lesotho. His goal sealed Nigeria's 3-0 win today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Paul Onuachu has now scored 2 goals in 2 AFCON Qualifier matches for Nigeria. Fans have now reacted on social media. A fan wrote: "Nigeria's Super Sub." Another Fan Wrote: "Belgian Goal Machine." Watch Video; https://youtu.be/F7PK_6f7P0o
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Aribo Doubtful For Super Eagles AFCON Qualifier Vs Lesotho

  Glasgow Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo has been rated as doubtful to make his eighth appearance for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s dead-rubber 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. The former Charlton Athletic star is battling to overcome a stomach issue less than twenty four hours before the tie against the Crocodiles. Aribo has emerged as a key player for the Super Eagles since starring on his debut against Ukraine, starting every single game they have played in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers so far. Speaking at the end of training on Monday, Rohr said : “The training was okay, we had a long time to come here because of the traffic but the training was okay, we trained for one hour and fifteen minutes of good work. “Un...
Nigeria Super Eagles Final Training Before Lesotho AFCON Qualifier Match
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Nigeria Super Eagles Final Training Before Lesotho AFCON Qualifier Match

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have completed their final training session before the AFCON Qualifier against Lesotho. Nigeria play against Lesotho today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Nigeria Vs Lesotho starts at 5:00pm today. The Super Eagles have already qualified for the AFCON finals in Cameroon. A final training session was conducted for the Super Eagles to prepare them for the Lesotho game. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/sODuCcp-NvQ
Nigeria Super Eagles Finally Leave For Benin By Boat For AFCON Qualifier
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Nigeria Super Eagles Finally Leave For Benin By Boat For AFCON Qualifier

The Nigerian Super Eagles team have now departed lagos for Benin by boat in the early hours of today. Nigeria will face Benin in the 2021 AFCON Qualifier match on Saturday. The Super Eagles will than play against Lesotho in the second 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier match. Fans gathered around as the Super Eagles players and full team boarded a boat to Benin today. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/TNEcwF_re2E
AFCON Qualifier: We Know How To Beat Nigeria – Benin Republic Coach
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AFCON Qualifier: We Know How To Beat Nigeria – Benin Republic Coach

Benin Republic coach, Michel Dussuyer, has said his side will be ready for Saturday’s showdown against Nigeria in Porto Novo. Dussuyer’s side will host the three-time African champions in the 2022 Group L African Cup of Nations qualifiers encounter on Saturday. The Squirrels are a point behind the Super Eagles and a win will boost their hope of finishing on top of the Group ahead of the neighbors. Speaking in a news conference on Monday, Dussuyer said his side has respect for Super Eagles but they will approach the game with everything they have. “We have respect for Nigeria but we also have our assets. We will approach the game with a lot of seriousness and determination. “We know what we have to do On Saturday our ambition is to win. It will not be an easy task. We hav...
Benin City To Host Super Eagles Vs Sierra Leone AFCON Qualifier
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Benin City To Host Super Eagles Vs Sierra Leone AFCON Qualifier

The newly refurbished Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin will host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture between the Super Eagles and Sierra Leone. The encounter is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, with the the reverse fixture to take place four days later in Freetown. Gernot Rohr’s side played their last home game in the qualifier against Benin Republic at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. The Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium last hosted a national team game on November 12, 2011 when the Super Eagles were held to a 0-0 draw in a friendly by the Zebras of Botswana. The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw in a friendly by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in Austria this month. The three-time African champions top Group L of 2021 AFCON qualifier with six p...
AS Roma Celebrate Nigeria Win Over Benin In Pidgin
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AS Roma Celebrate Nigeria Win Over Benin In Pidgin

On Wednesday, Nigeria hosted the Squirrels of Benin Republic in the African Cup of Nations Qualifiers AFCON at the Godswill Akpabio stadium, Uyo. Benin had an early lead against the Super Eagles but Victor Osimhen in the 45th minute gave Nigeria an equalizer while Samuel Kalu sealed the victory in the second half with a second goal. Following the victory, Italian club, AS Roma took time to celebrate the Nigerian Super Eagles via it pidgin Twitter handle.
Don’t compare Benin to Brazil’ – Gernot Rohr warns Super Eagles ahead of AFCON qualifier
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Don’t compare Benin to Brazil’ – Gernot Rohr warns Super Eagles ahead of AFCON qualifier

Super Eagles Head coach, Gernot Rohr has warned Nigerian not to underrate Benin when his side face the West African team today in the AFCON 2021 qualifying match. Rohr, whose side boasts very young and pacy players, coached the Super Eagles to impressive results against Ukraine and Brazil last month, but has warned Nigerians not to take the very defensive-minded Benin for granted, as they are a threat on the counter when they decide to sit back and defend. Rohr speaking to reporters during the pre-match press conference in Uyo, said : ''We try always to bring the best team, our two games you spoke about were very difficult games against great teams but not African teams, the football was different and the two teams played very offensively so we had space and we need that in our team ...
Mo Salah Shows Off Six Pack In New Picture
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Mo Salah Shows Off Six Pack In New Picture

Liverpool and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah shows off six pack as he posed for a shot at the gym at Egypt team hotel. Salah who is currently with the Egyptian national team for the upcoming Afcon qualifier shared a post workout picture on Instagram, flaunting six pack. Source: rushhoursport
AFCON Qualifier: Fans Hail Eagles, Urge Rohr To Fortify Team
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AFCON Qualifier: Fans Hail Eagles, Urge Rohr To Fortify Team

Ebonyi football fans on Wednesday commended the Super Eagles’ 3-2 victory over the Mediterranean Knights of Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday night in Sfax, Tunisia. The fans expressed their satisfaction with the result, recorded by the Ahmed Musa-led team, in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki. NAN reports that the Libyans decided to play the qualifier for the 2019 competition finals scheduled for Cameroon in Tunisia as a result of the ongoing civil war in their country. The football enthusiasts, however, advised Coach Gernot Rohr to fortify the squad, by correcting the lapses noticed in the match in Tunisia ahead of the two remaining matches of the qualifiers against Seychelles and South Africa. Chinedu Chukwu...
Nigeria Vs Libya: Chelsea, Arsenal React To Super Eagles’ Win
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Nigeria Vs Libya: Chelsea, Arsenal React To Super Eagles’ Win

Chelsea and Arsenal have reacted to Super Eagles’ 4-0 victory over Libya in the 2019 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying encounter played on Saturday evening. Three goals from Changchun Yatai star, Odion Ighalo, and a goal from Kalu Uche, ensured that the Super Eagles took all three points in Uyo. The two Premier League clubs, monitored the game due to their respective players, Ola Aina and Alex Iwobi, who were in action for Gernot Rohr’s side. In their match review, Chelsea stated through their official website, that: ”Ola Aina also started on the bench for Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier but he was introduced into the action much sooner. ”An injury led to our 22-year-old defender, who is currently on-loan in Italy at Torino, coming on after just 18 minutes...
Ighalo Joins Yekini, Uche In Ranks Of Nigeria’s Hat Trick Heroes
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Ighalo Joins Yekini, Uche In Ranks Of Nigeria’s Hat Trick Heroes

Changchun Yatai F.C of the Chinese league striker, Odion Ighalo has joined the league of the Super Eagles hat trick heroes. In more than 65 years of Nigeria’s senior team existence, Ighalo became the 9th players who have scored three times against opposition. Ighalo scored his first hat trick for the Super Eagles in the AFCON qualifier game against Libya in Uyo, Nigeria. The 29-year-old joins hat trick heroes which include, Buraimoh Abudu, Paul Hamilton, Bobo Mordi, Thompson Usiyen, Segun Odegbami, Rasheed Yekini, Victor Ikpeba, Ikechukwu Uche and Nnamdi Oduamadi. Nigeria defeated the Libyans 4-0 with Samuel Kalu scoring his first for the Super Eagles.
Libya Team Arrive Uyo Stadium After Rejecting Hotel Provided By NFF (Photos)
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Libya Team Arrive Uyo Stadium After Rejecting Hotel Provided By NFF (Photos)

Libya national football team arrived Nigeria yesterday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Super Eagles. The game is scheduled to kick off 4pm Nigerian time, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium. According to a report by OwnGoal Nigeria, the Libyan delegation alleged rejected the accommodation provided by their host the Nigeria Football Federation ( NFF). They reportedly turned down the accommodation that was provided to them by NFF officials. The Libyans arrived with a 50-man delegation, but declined the hotel Ibom Hotel and Golf Resort, which was reserved for them. They arrived for training at the venue of today’s game and spent an hour working out on the pitch before engaging in drills and tactical training ahead of the match. Owngoalnige...
AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Begin Training Ahead Seychelles Clash (Photos)
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AFCON Qualifier: Super Eagles Begin Training Ahead Seychelles Clash (Photos)

The Super Eagles squad have commenced full training ahead of Saturday’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash with Seychelles in Victoria.   The Nigerian kicked off on Tuesday evening and also continued on Wednesday to prepare themselves for the clash.   In camp are Henry Onyekuru, Kenneth Omeruo, Francis Uzoho, Semi Ajayi, Samuel Kalu, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Chidozie Awaziem, Kelechi Nwakali, Bryan Idowu, Simeon Nwankwo and Joel Obi. Ahmed Musa, alongside Ogenyi Onazi, Odion Ighalo, Jamilu Collins,  Oghenekaro Etebo and Leon Balogun are also in camp.   The Super Eagles who were defeated 2-0 at home to South Africa in June 2017, will be hoping to clinch their first three points when they face the Pirates on Saturday. See m...
AFCON Qualifier: Beating Nigeria Is Very Interesting – Baxter
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AFCON Qualifier: Beating Nigeria Is Very Interesting – Baxter

South African national team coach, Stuart Baxter, says winning Nigeria in an African Nations qualifier is very interesting. Baxter made the assertion at Uyo on Saturday after his team beat the Super Eagles 2-0 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium. The South African coach said “We opened up the game in the first half but unfortunately we did not score. Beating Nigeria is very interesting. “Nigeria is a very good side but my boys prevented them from scoring. We are trying to develop our boys and expose them,’’ he said. South African striker, Tokelo Rantie lived up to his billing as he scored in the 56th minute while Percy Tau who replaced Rantie, scored the second goal for his side in the 83rd minute. The visitors sized up the Eagles in the first half, took advantage of their slowe...
AFCON Qualifier: Bafana Bafana‘ll Frustrate Eagles In Uyo – Baxter
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AFCON Qualifier: Bafana Bafana‘ll Frustrate Eagles In Uyo – Baxter

Head coach of the South African national team, Stuart Baxter, has mapped out plans to frustrate Super Eagles’ free-flowing attacking football with a strange style of play that can give Eagles problems. Nigeria have been in camp since last month and Baxter is well aware that Bafana have got out of the starting blocks a lot later than their rivals. “We have got very little time (to prepare) in comparison to Nigeria’s three weeks in France in training camps. We have very little time and so we need to maximise (our training). “The reports I got from Nigeria (from his scout) is that offensively they are very strong‚ defensively they all work very hard. “They are on a good run of results‚ so they look very confident. “So the way we are going to play is very‚ very much to try and be t...

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