AFCON 2019 top scorer, Odion Ighalo, is the only Nigerian player that made the latest 10-man shortlist, while the duo of Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi and Lille’s Victor Osimhen have been dropped in the running for the prize.
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Former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo has stepped up his recovery from injury with a session at the gymnasium on Tuesday.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has congratulated Bronze-winning Super Eagles over their outstanding performance at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations’ in Egypt.
The 32-year-old midfielder made 89 appearances for his country between 2005 and 2019, scoring six times.
Clarence Seedorf has reportedly been sacked as Cameroon manager after a poor performance at Africa Cup of Nations.
It is a feisty confrontation of Eagles as Nigeria and Tunisia file out at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday for the third place match of the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals.
Paul Put was fired by Guinea on Monday in spite of his side reaching the last 16, while Ricardo Mannetti has not had his contract renewed after Namibia lost all three group games.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, alongside his 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko, and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, were on Monday at the Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel camp of the Super Eagles to ginger the players ahead of Wednesday’s third place match against Tunisia.
Riyad Mahrez was the winner of the match as his last-gasp goal through a well-taken free kick sent his team to their first final in 29 years.
Algerian Military has offered six military airplanes to transport fans to Egypt for the African Cup of Nations semifinals encounter against Nigeria in Cairo tonight.
Three-time champions Nigeria are looking for their fourth title since winning their first on home soil at the expense of Algeria in 1980, while the Algerians are looking for their second gong since their only title won on home soil at the expense of Nigeria in 1990.
Even before knowing the identity of their AFCON 2019 semi final opponent, Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr on Thursday morning charged his wards to be focused and fully committed to the task at hand as they countenance another tough session on Sunday night at the Cairo International Stadium.
Tunisia ended Madagascar’s fairytale Africa Cup of Nations run in the quarter-finals on Thursday with a 3-0 win over the tournament debutants in Cairo.
Algeria will now meet Nigeria in the semi-finals at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday as they seek to end their long wait for continental success that stretches back to 1990.
Coach Stuart Baxter of South Africa says it is difficult to find positives after one has lost a game.
The former coach of the Golden Eaglets, Godwin Izilein, has described the current Super Eagles as a team for the future.
Rohr said the time taken to confirm his opponents’ goal had unsettled his team.
Midfielder Idrissa Gueye scored the only goal of the match at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Wednesday, securing the Teranga Lions a place in the final four of the AFCON for the first time since 2006.
Amuneke signed a two year contract with the TFF in 2018 and successfully qualified the country for the ongoing African Cup of Nations after 39 years absence.
At a meeting with the players at breakfast on Tuesday, the man who is also the chief organizer of the AFCON 2019 championship, urged the three-time champions to give their all when confronting the Bafana Bafana.