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Ahmed Musa leads Super Eagles to 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles qualify for 2019 AFCON after holding Bafana Bafana in Johannesburg

The Super Eagles today qualified for next year’s AFCON after they were forced to a 1-1 draw by hosts South Africa in Johannesburg.
The Nigerian Football Federation on Friday dismissed reports of an alleged denial of visas to some Super Eagles players by the South African Embassy in Turkey, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Gernot Rohr: Injuries, suspensions mean opportunities for others

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr rues the injuries and suspension that has robbed him of four of his regulars for Saturday’s crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, but is comforted that the situation has presented opportunities for some other performers to step onto the runway.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Leon Balogun’s limited Brighton role won’t affect the Super Eagles

Former Nigeria international Yisa Sofoluwe has backed Leon Balogun to put his frustration for lack of playing time at his Club behind him and deliver good performance for the Super Eagles as they take on Bafana Bafana on Saturday.

AFCON: 22 Eagles hit Asaba for Bafana clash

Stand-in Captain Ahmed Musa and 21 other players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba on Tuesday evening as the Super Eagles stepped into gear for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying battle against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in Johannesburg.
The Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles, will travel to Johannesburg on Thursday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.

AFCON: Super Eagles to depart for South Africa Thursday

The Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles, will travel to Johannesburg on Thursday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.

Gernot Rohr under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr, is under pressure to drop Leon Balogun for Kenneth Omeruo who has been impressive for La Liga side Leganes lately.
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Leon Balogun benched again in Brighton’s defeat to Cardiff

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun watched from the bench as Cardiff fought back from a goal down to trash his Club Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 in the English premier league game on Saturday.
Super Eagles and Arsenal ace Alex Iwobi battles Dean Furman of South Africa in an AFCON qualifier in June 2017

Gernot Rohr calls up Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo, 21 others for South Africa, Uganda...

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up stand-in team captain Ahmed Musa and 22 other players for preparations ahead of the senior national male football team’s two upcoming matches.

Kelechi Iheanacho, William Troost-Ekong, 14 others to hit Super Eagles camp Monday

Leicester City of England duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, as well as Udinese defender, William Troost-Ekong, are expected to lead 13 other players into the Super Eagles’ camp in Uyo on Monday ahead of Saturday’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Mediterranean Knights of Libya.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

AFCON: Gernot Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya qualifying game

Isaac Success is among 24 players invited for the Super Eagles’ double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya.

AFCON: Leon Balogun shifts attention to Libya clash after win against Seychelles

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has shifted his attention to the team’s next 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya at home following Saturday’s 3-0 win against Seychelles.
Eagles training in Seychelles – (Lto R) – Ndidi, Omeruo, Ahmed Musa, Onyekuru, Samuel Kalu, Jamilu Collins

Samuel Kalu debuts, Awaziem in for Super Eagles after Jamilu Collins fails late fitness...

Kenneth Omeruo will play alongside Leon Balogun in central defence, while Kelechi Iheanacho will play behind top striker Odion Ighalo with Ahmed Musa and Kalu running the flanks.
Seychelles President Danny Faure

Seychelles president, vice to attend Pirates vs Super Eagles clash

President of the Republic of Seychelles, His Excellency Danny Faure and the Vice President, His Excellency Vincent Meriton will attend Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Pirates of Seychelles and the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Victoria.

Super Eagles roll out World Cup stars against Seychelles

The Pirates of Seychelles may be ranked a lowly 188th in the world by FIFA, but Gernot Rohr is leaving nothing to chance and so he looks set to roll out his top stars as the Super Eagles aim to win today to get their 2019 AFCON qualification campaign back on track.
Eagles training in Seychelles – (Lto R) – Ndidi, Omeruo, Ahmed Musa, Onyekuru, Samuel Kalu, Jamilu Collins

Coach Esu challenges Super Eagles to prove their worth against Seychelles

As the Super Eagles face the Pirates of Seychelles in the qualification for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Vitoria this afternoon, veteran coach, Godfery Esu, has challenged the players, particularly the newly invited ones, to use the opportunity and make a name for themselves.

Kenneth Omeruo: Super Eagles going for win against Seychelles

Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo has stated that the Super Eagles will be out to claim the maximum points against their hosts, Seychelles, in Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifers.

Henry Nwosu: Henry Onyekuru, Samuel Kalu, Kenneth Omeruo should be given Super Eagles’ chance

With Nigeria in dire need of a Victor Moses’ replacement, Henry Nwosu expects Henry Onyekuru and Samuel Kalu to do well against Seychelles and beyond.
Super Eagles training in Seychelles before Saturday’s AFCON qualifier

AFCON: Super Eagles begin training on Victoria beach

The Super Eagles players engaged in a Foot-Volleyball match on Tuesday evening as they began full training ahead of Saturday’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clash with Seychelles in Victoria.

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