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AFCON qualifiers: Top five Nigeria must start against Sierra Leone

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images, EPA. After Friday’s collapse in Benin, the German tactician must keep faith in these five players in the reverse fixture in Freetown Friday’s 4-4 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium has set things up for an entertaining game at the National Stadium. Given how Gernot Rohr’s troops somehow contrived to blow Read More…

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Nigeria 4-4 Sierra Leone: Super Eagles stunned as Leone Stars come back from four down

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: NGSuperEagles, Complete Sports. Gernot Rohr’s men roared into a four-goal lead at Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, but were ultimately forced to settle for a point Nigeria surrendered a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 against Sierra Leone in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game on Friday evening. Alex Iwobi’s double and Read More…

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Osimhen says he’s not in competition with fellow Nigerian strikers

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria and Napoli forward Victor Osimhen says he and other Super Eagles strikers are not in competition but united in winning to make the country proud whenever on national call. Osimhen, during a pre-match press conference ahead of Friday’s Super Eagles/Leone Stars’ 2021 AFCON qualifier in Benin, said he and his colleagues were focused on Read More…

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‘Nigeria want to win both games’ – Rohr sets Sierra Leone target

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: GOAL, BioReports. The German tactician has set his sights on defeating the Leone Stars over two legs towards securing an early ticket to Cameroon 2022 Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has stated his team’s double-header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers are must-win games, to shift attention to World Cup qualifiers. The Super Eagles currently Read More…

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Osimhen missing from first Super Eagles training for Sierra Leone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: GOAL. 16 players participate in training session for AFCON qualifiers The Super Eagles on Tuesday in Benin had their first training session in the last leg of preparations for their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches against Sierra Leone. 16 of the 23 invited players took part in the training. Napoli forward Read More…

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Abdullahi gets Nigeria call to replace injured Onyeka ahead of Sierra Leone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: GOAL. The 27-year-old is back in Gernot Rohr’s team after missing their last four matches. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has invited Shehu Abdullahi to replace injured Midtjylland midfielder Frank Onyeka for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixtures against Sierra Leone. Onyeka picked up an injury during his side’s 4-0 win over Read More…

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CAF bars newsmen, fans from Nigeria, Sierra Leone AFCON qualifier

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: GOAL. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday said no journalist or supporter would be allowed into the stadium for Nigeria’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. A statement from the Director, Communications, of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said that CAF Read More…