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September 18, 2018 5:41 AM Libya vs Nigeria: 2019 AFCON qualifier moved to Tunisia

The Super Eagles will now face Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture on October 14, at a yet to be named venue in Tunisia. According to a report in the Libyan Observer, the idea of playing the game in Algeria was put forward by head coach of the team, Adil Amrouche. Amrouche, who is an Algerian by birth, was hoping to gain public support 19

September 12, 2018 2:14 PM Rohr speaks on Mikel Obi retiring from Super Eagles

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has laid to rest speculations in some quarters that John Mikel Obi has retired from the national team. Rohr said he expects Mikel to be fit for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya next month. There have been speculations that Mikel’s time with Nigeria could be over, after he asked to be excused 21

September 11, 2018 6:32 PM Liberia vs Nigeria: Super Eagles starting XI for Monrovia friendly revealed

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has named his starting XI for today’s international friendly against Liberia in Monrovia. Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who plays his club football for Enyimba, starts in goal. First-choice stopper Francis Uzoho, has returned to his Spanish side, after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles. In front 49

September 9, 2018 12:54 PM Liberia vs Nigeria: Rohr invites four NPFL players

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has called up four players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), for Tuesday’s international friendly against Liberia. The players are: Ebube Duru, Mfon Udoh, Olamilekan Adeleye and Sunday Adetunji. They are all expected to join 21 Super Eagles players on their return to Lagos from Victoria 28

September 9, 2018 5:44 AM 2019 AFCON qualifiers: Libya accuses Super Eagles of using ‘juju’

Coach of the Libyan national team, Adel Amrouche, is confident his team will be well prepared to face the Super Eagles, when both sides clash in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier next month in Nigeria. Amrouche’s side currently lead Group E with four points from two games, following a 0-0 draw with South Africa at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban 26

September 9, 2018 5:24 AM AFCON qualifiers: Why Nigeria beat Seychelles – Super Eagles’ coach, Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has explained why his side defeated Seychelles 3-0 in Saturday’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier. An own goal and strikes from Chidozie Awaziem and Odion Ighalo, saw Gernot Rohr’s men pick up their first win of the qualifying series, having lost 2-0 to South Africa in Uyo last year. According to Rohr, his side defeated 25

September 8, 2018 11:17 AM Seychelles vs Nigeria: Super Eagles starting XI for 2019 AFCON qualifier revealed

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has named his starting XI for today’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles. Francis Uzoho, who recently swapped Deportivo La Coruna for Elche will start in goal. In front of him in defence are Leon Balogun, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo and Bryan Idowu. The midfield is made up of Wilfred 24

September 8, 2018 10:28 AM Former Super Eagles coach reveals how he stripped naked, cursed Nigeria football

Former Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Joe Erico, has revealed that he stripped naked and placed a curse on Nigeria after he was sacked without being paid in 2002. Erico, who was a goalkeeper during his playing days, insisted that the troubles in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will continue until he is paid his outstanding salary and allowances 22

September 7, 2018 6:14 PM Seychelles vs Nigeria: What Kelechi Nwakali told Rohr about starting AFCON qualifier

Arsenal midfielder, Kelechi Nwakali has told Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr that he is ready to take the challenge if called upon to start Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifying game against Seychelles. The German coach gave Nwakali his first call-up as several Super Eagles fans had clamored that he should be invited to the team after starring 23

September 6, 2018 5:21 PM Seychelles vs Nigeria: Rohr speaks on importance of AFCON 2019 qualifier

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has told his players to show character in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash against the Pirates of Seychelles. Nigeria currently occupy third spot in Group E of the 2019 AFCON qualifying series, after losing their opening game to South Africa. Rohr admits the position does not befit the three-time 21