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NFF Considers Amuneke, Salisu Options For Rohr’s Assistant Role
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NFF Considers Amuneke, Salisu Options For Rohr’s Assistant Role

Sequel to the recent uninspiring performance of the Super Eagles that led to the home and away draws with their Sierra Leonean counterparts in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are set to take measures to check the slide. Consequently, the NFF is tinkering with the idea of contracting either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to assist Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, adding to Joseph Yobo’s assistant capacity. “Having seen the technical report from the coach and taken into consideration the observations from the meeting with the sports minister, we shall open talks with either Emmanuel Amuneke or Salisu Yusuf to support Rohr,” an official of the NFF told Completesports.com “We have to look at the possibility of getti...
COVID-19 Knocks Newly-invited Nigeria Goalkeeper, Osigwe Out of Sierra Leone Clash
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COVID-19 Knocks Newly-invited Nigeria Goalkeeper, Osigwe Out of Sierra Leone Clash

Swiss Super League club Lugano have announced that newly-invited Nigeria goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe has tested positive for coronavirus. The 26-year-old goalkeeper is a doubt for next month’s AfRICA Cup of Nations qualifiers after his latest medical update. Osigwe was handed his maiden Super Eagles call-up on Thursday, ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier double-header against Sierra Leone in November, and his health status was confirmed shortly after. The Luzern-born goalkeeper and Mattia Bottani contracted the virus in Maurizio Jacobacci’s team while six other players have been quarantined. With eight players out of their next Super League fixture against Young Boys on November 1, Lugano reached out to the league authorities and their request for postponement o...
I Was Never Away From The Eagles — Mikel
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I Was Never Away From The Eagles — Mikel

Super Eagles’ captain, Mikel John Obi has revealed that he was never away from the National team despite missing majority of the county’s matches during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, AOIFootball.com reports. In an exclusive interview with theNFF.com, which was monitored by AOIFootball.com, the 32-year-old stated he was in constant touch with the team despite being away for almost 327 days. Read Also: Captain: Rohr insists on Mikel “I’m happy, to be honest; it’s been a long time about a year now since I haven’t been here with the team but I have kept in touch with the team and have followed all that was going on and wished the guys the best of luck whenever they went on to play a game. “For me, I had a good conversation with the coach after the World Cup, like you know I have be...
AFCON2019: Lady Hiding After Realizing Camera Was On Her During South Africa Vs Nigeria Match
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AFCON2019: Lady Hiding After Realizing Camera Was On Her During South Africa Vs Nigeria Match

While Nigeria's Super Eagles have qualified for 2019 African cup of nations leaving South Africa to decide its fate in one match, a South African is now trending after a video of her hiding after she realized the camera was on her during the match went viral on social media. The lady's reaction has got many thinking she might be on a 'cheating date' with a side nigga. South Africans on Twitter have already launched a search for the boyfriend of the South African lady, hiding from the camera during the match. Here are photos and the video below; Watch Video Omg this is sending me. His reaction ??? #AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/PWrE7QWlAD — Lesego ✨ (@LitSego) November 17, 2018
‘I’m Disappointed! “- Baxter Laments At South Africa Draw Against Nigeria
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‘I’m Disappointed! “- Baxter Laments At South Africa Draw Against Nigeria

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has expressed his disappointment following their 1-1 draw against Nigeria in their penultimate 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday afternoon. The British-born mentor admitted that his men were not brave enough when it mattered most and will now have to fight until the death against Libya in their final match in Group E. “I’m disappointed a little bit and I’m proud a little bit. We’ve taken four points off the Super Eagles and the only goal we’ve conceded so far in the tournament is an own goal,” Baxter told SuperSport TV. “I’m disappointed that we weren’t braver, we said at half-time, we give them problems when we get through and get our movements, we run people away and challenge them one v one,” added the coach. Reflecting on...
Seychelles Chubby Goalkeeper, Dave Mussard Causes Commotion Online After Nigerian Match (Photos)
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Seychelles Chubby Goalkeeper, Dave Mussard Causes Commotion Online After Nigerian Match (Photos)

Nigeria visited Seychelles on Saturday to tackle the minnows in a qualification game for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and, despite a comfortable 3-0 victory, the Major headline from the game had nothing to do with the end result. The game had a surprising social media star, with the Seychelles goalkeeper’s appearance getting the attention of everyone due to his physicality. Social networks were quickly full of images of the Chubby goalkeeper, and his physique became the primary point of interest for many watching.
Nigeria Believes In Juju, We Believe In God’ – Libya Coach Speaks Ahead Of Clash
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Nigeria Believes In Juju, We Believe In God’ – Libya Coach Speaks Ahead Of Clash

Coach of the senior national team of Libya Adel Amrouche says he is confident of his side having a good result against Nigeria when both teams meet on the 10th of October in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers. Nigeria will lock horns in back to back games against Libya in October with Libya currently leading group D of the qualifiers with four points after their 0-0 draw against second place South Africa, a team they lead base on his superior goal difference. Speaking after the game against South, Amrouche said his team who are one point ahead of Nigeria are not scared of facing the Super Eagles and wouldn’t mind playing both games in Nigeria. He further said South Africa, who defeated Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo are better than the Super Eagles as the Nigerian team rely on voodoo...

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