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Nigeria vs Cameroon: All you Need to Know about friendly, Match Details, TV Schedule
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Nigeria vs Cameroon: All you Need to Know about friendly, Match Details, TV Schedule

  Nigeria will play Cameroon in a friendly game this Friday. The match has been put together, to help the Super Eagles prepare for their 2022 World Cup qualification games against Liberia and Cape Verde in September. Gernot Rohr’s squad has been hit with several withdrawals, including Victor Osimhen, Tyronne Ebuehi, Ola Aina, Simy Nwankwo, Frank Onyeka and Samson Tijani. However, some key members like Ahmed Musa, Paul Onuachu, Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are available. The game against the Indomitable Lions will be the Super Eagles’ third international game in 2021. Their last two outings have been qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations. This is the second time Nigeria will play Cameroon in two years. All the Super Eagles players Rohr dropped for Camero...
Nigeria vs Cameroon: 18 Super Eagles Players in Camp
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Nigeria vs Cameroon: 18 Super Eagles Players in Camp

  At least 18 Super Eagles players were in training on Tuesday, ahead of their international friendly against Cameroon on Friday. Captain Ahmed Musa who is now with Kano Pillars and Genk’s top scorer, Paul Onuachu, are yet to join the squad. This was confirmed by a tweet via the team’s official Twitter page. It read: Training today was good. 18 players trained. Super Eagles friendly with Cameroon under threat “Musa and Onuachu to fly in tomorrow.” Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, invited 24 players for the two games, which will be played June 4 and 8 respectively. However, up to six players have already pulled out of the squad. They include: Victor Osimhen, Tyronne Ebuehi, Ola Aina, Simy Nwankwo, Frank Onyeka and Samson Tijani. All the Super Eagles players...
Super Eagles Friendly with Cameroon Under Threat
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Super Eagles Friendly with Cameroon Under Threat

Nigeria’s friendly matches against Cameroon scheduled for next week is at risk, Soccernet reports. This is due to the withdrawal of several players from the squad, while there are complaints about unpaid salaries. Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, invited 24 players for the two games, which will be played June 4 and 8 respectively. However, as many as six players have already pulled out of the squad. They include: Victor Osimhen, Tyronne Ebuehi, Ola Aina, Simy Nwankwo, Frank Onyeka and Samson Tijani. This has left the squad thin, and players based in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) cannot be called up as it is too late to apply for visas. Rohr invites 31 Super Eagles players for friendly against Cameroon [Full list] Aside from the injury withdrawal...
Simy Nwankwo Has Offers From Premier League Clubs- Agent –
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Simy Nwankwo Has Offers From Premier League Clubs- Agent –

Nigeria forward Simy Nwankwo has offers from some clubs in the English Premier League his agent Vincenzo Morabito has confirmed. Nwankwo scored 20 goals and provided three assists in 38 league appearances for relegated Crotone in the 2020/21 season. Lazio, Saint Etienne, Monza and a number of other clubs are rumoured to be interested in his services. “Simy has a very interesting market in England, there are at least a couple of interested clubs in the Premier League,” Morabito told TuttoMonza. “His preference is for foreign countries, eventually we will consider offers from the upper-middle-range Serie A club. “We are therefore working mainly on the English market, where the clubs are economically more solid and can offer important figures both to Crotone and to the pl...
Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him
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Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Reveals how Cristiano Ronaldo snubbed him when he Attempted to Exchange Jerseys with him

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Crotone of Italy striker, Simy Nwankwo has revealed his post-match encounter with super star footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo. During a league match in February, Juventus were winning Crotone 3-0. Simy was introduced as a 72nd-minute substitute for Adam Ounas, however, he could not find the back of the net for his team. Simy said after the game had ended, he tried to swap his shirt with Ronaldo but he did not get it as the Serie A top scorer gave it to his compatriot Pedro Pereira instead. Despite the snub, Simy said he hopes to get a shirt from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Barcelona's Lionel Messi. "I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him,” Simy told Tribuna. "I w...
Simy Nwankwo Proud To Break Martins’ Serie A Record, Not Willing To Discuss Future Move
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Simy Nwankwo Proud To Break Martins’ Serie A Record, Not Willing To Discuss Future Move

Simy Nwankwo is thrilled to overtake Obafemi Martins as the highest scoring Nigerian in Serie A, reports Rushhoursport.com Nwankwo grabbed a brace as Crotone defeated Parma 4-3 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini on Saturday. The 28-year-old now has 29 Serie A goals across three seasons in 77 appearances for Crotone, beating Martins’ record of 28 for most scored in the Italian top-flight by a Nigerian player. ” Reaching such goals in a very difficult championship like the Italian one is nice , but I can’t be 100% happy,”he told sport.sky.it. Despite his impressive scoring form for Crotone this season, the Calabrians are destined for relegation to Serie B and he is disappointed with their position on the table. “The team counts. We are struggling and I can’t be happy,”he stated. ...
Simy Nwankwo Equals Aiyegbeni’s Decade-old Goalscoring Record
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Simy Nwankwo Equals Aiyegbeni’s Decade-old Goalscoring Record

Simy Nwankwo, Super Eagles striker, on Saturday scored his 17th goal of the season to equal Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s 10-year-old goalscoring record — but his team, Crotone, lost 2-1 to Udinese. Yakubu held the record for the most goals by a Nigerian in a single season in any of the top five leagues in Europe — English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Série A, Ligue A. He scored 17 goals with Blackburn Rovers in the 2011/12 season. Nwankwo’s Crotone entered the fixture rooted to the bottom of the table with relegation breathing down their neck. The defensive frailty that has consigned them to the bottom spot reared its head 40 minutes into the game. The defense was sluggish to respond after Alex Cordaz, Crotone goalkeeper, stopped a shot from Roberto Pereyra with his leg. Pere...
How Simy Nwankwo Became The Best Striker In Europe In The Last 1 Month
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How Simy Nwankwo Became The Best Striker In Europe In The Last 1 Month

The Nigerian has been in red-hot form for struggling Crotone in Serie A since the turn of the year. Crotone forward, Simy Nwankwo, has beaten the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland to emerge as the most potent striker in Europe in the last one month. The Nigeria international found the back of the net eight times in five league games for Crotone between March 3 and April 3, 2021. Simy's run started with a consolation goal for Crotone in a 5-1 drubbing against Atalanta. Four days later, he followed up with two goals against Torino to help his team to a rare 4-2 win. The Super Eagles striker continued his free-scoring form against Lazio on March 12, but his brace was not enough to avert a defeat as Crotone went down 3-2. Simy also scored one of...
Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Suffers Racial Abuse on Social media
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Super Eagles Striker Simy Nwankwo Suffers Racial Abuse on Social media

Nigeria international and Crotone of Italy striker, Simy Nwankwo has received abusive racist messages on social media following his side’s 3-2 defeat to Bologna in a Serie A game. The Super Eagles attacker found the back of the net in the weekend encounter to take his tally to 13 goals in 28 league appearances this season but was abused even after his side suffered defeat. He has now come out to urge the football authorities to end the menace affecting the sports world. "It's sadly become a regular occurrence on social media but these hateful words have no place anywhere in society," Simy said BBC Sport Africa. "You can see it's coming from ignorant [people]. We cannot let racist and hateful abuse become a normalised part of the game. "I can't believe how many of the...
My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo
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My Goal Against Juventus Changed My Career For The Better – Simy Nwankwo

Super Eagles and Crotone striker Simy Nwankwo is one of Nigeria’s topmost players plying their football trade in Italy, and in In this interview with Calciomercato.com talk, hé relives his career with Crotone so far while singling out his overhead kick goal in the 1-1 draw against Juventus in a Serie A game way back in April 18, 2018 as the defining moment of his career. The gangling forward then scored 20 goals last season to emerge the first African top scorer in the Serie B as well as helping Crotone regain promotion to the Serie A for the coming season. Simy reveals more in this interview… You scored 20 goals for Crotone in the Serie B to become the first African to win the top scorer in an Italian professional series. How does that makes you feel? Simy: I am proud to have rea...
How Nigeria Must Rebuild After World Cup 2018 Exit
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How Nigeria Must Rebuild After World Cup 2018 Exit

The Super Eagles' elimination was not altogether unexpected, and now Gernot Rohr must kick the second phase of his rebuilding project into gear. Every major footballing nation remains in thrall to a past glory in some way; either banking on it or aspiring to it. For the larger nations, it tends to be a bit of both, but for the smaller, like Nigeria, it is very much the latter. It explains, to some degree, why the success of 1994 has come to be looked upon as a manual of sorts, a strict 'How To' on building a successful Nigerian national side. By that example, it begins with the manager: Clemens Westerhof, charismatic as he was, 'needed' five years to 'build' Nigeria its finest ever side for a maiden World Cup, and so it is against that timeframe that every prospective Nigerian h...

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