THE CLASH OF THE EAGLES

A game tagged; “The Clash Of The Eagles”, will see high flying Super Eagles of Nigeria confront the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

Nigeria vs Tunisia, Jan 23, 2022 @ 8pm WAT, 2pm ET

A game tagged; “The Clash Of The Eagles”, will see high flying Super Eagles of Nigeria confront the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. They are facing off in the Round of 16 of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The clash of the eagles
The clash of the eagles

The Tunisian side qualified from the Group F via one of the best third-placed spots while the Nigerians came through Group D as commanding group winners.

The last time both teams met at the AFCON, was in 2019, with Nigeria emerging as 1-0 winners in the third-placed playoff.

Super Eagles interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen has been named by CAF as the the Best Coach of the Group Stage after leading his team to three wins out of three.

Augustiine Eguavoen
Augustiine Eguavoen named Best Coach of the AFCON 2021 Group Stage

The Nigerians anticipate a tough battle from the North Africans when they face off in the clash of the Eagles, at the Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua, Cameroon on Sunday Jan 23rd with kickoff at 8 pm WAT.

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SUPER EAGLES DOMINANT AGAIN

Super Eagles dominant again with a commanding performance, as they garnered all attainable nine points in Group D by defeating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 on Wednesday.

Super Eagles dominant again with a commanding performance, as they garnered all attainable nine points in Group D by defeating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 on Wednesday.

Goals from Umar Sadiq and Troost-Ekong helped the team to a perfect winning run as the Super Eagles showed dominance.

Head coach, Augustine Eguaveon made eight alterations to his starting XI, as the Super Eagles became the only team to secure maximum points from the group stage of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations so far.

With Eguaveon, now at the helm twice as the only man to have led the Eagles to three wins from three in the group stages.

A potential clash against defending champions Algeria beckons, as the Eagles seek a fourth AFCON title.

They’ll face one of the best third-placed teams on Sunday in the next round as several fans of the team are anxious.

AFCON 2021: GUINEA-BISSAU VS NIGERIA HIGHLIGHTS

Watch the highlights from the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s [0-2] victory over Guinea-Bissau at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria Highlights

Watch the highlights from the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s [0-2] victory over Guinea-Bissau at AFCON 2021.

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Nigeria vs Sudan Highlights

Watch the highlights from the Super Eagles game against Sudan in AFCON 2021

Nigeria vs Sudan Highlights

Watch the highlights from the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s second game of AFCON 2021 against Sudan.

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Samuel Chukwueze goal

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NIGERIA V SUDAN MATCH PREVIEW | AFCON 2021

Nigeria have claimed 8 wins and 4 draws from the last 14 games between both teams across all competitions.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kicked off their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign in stellar fashion. Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Egypt marked the North African side’s first defeat at the AFCON group phase since 2004 when the Pharaohs lost 2-1 to Algeria.

The Super Eagles hope to continue their impressive run of form when they take on Sudan at 5pm WAT today.

Nigeria currently sit top of Group D following the win over Egypt, and a goalless draw between Sudan and Guinea-Bissau. A victory for the Super Eagles will guarantee their place in the tournament’s Round of 16.

Head-to-Head

Nigeria are still chasing a fourth AFCON title and will fancy their chances when both teams take to the pitch.

The Super Eagles are on an impressive run of form. They have five wins and one draw from their last seven games, falling to one defeat against Central African Republic in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Augustine Eguavoen’s side also enjoy a good head-to-head record against Sudan. Nigeria have claimed 8 wins and 4 draws from the 14 meetings between both teams across all competitions.

Nigeria vs Sudan Head to Head

The last meeting between both sides was a 1-0 win for Gernot Rohr’s home-based Eagles at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) Semi-final, at the Stade de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco in 2018.

Players to Watch

Seniorman Kelechi Iheanacho was in inspirational form, providing a sensational two-touch goal from a Joe Aribo assist.

Eguavoen will be looking towards both players to inspire the attack once again. He will also be calling on Union Berlin forward, Taiwo Awoniyi to break the Sudanese backline.

Nigeria’s captain, Ahmed Musa could also be given an outside chance to lead the lineup as we expect Sudan to sit deep and soak up pressure.

Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles training
Ahmed Musa in Super Eagles training

Sudan’s head coach, Burhan Tia will be looking towards players like Al-Gozoli Nooh and Yasin Hamed to offer some inspiration in attack. However, we expect him to rely more on his defence, especially goalkeeper Ali Abu Eshrein.

The 33-year old’s heroic penalty save in the 82nd minute was enough to earn them a point against Guinea-Bissau on Matchday One of the AFCON. We expect him to have a relatively busy day against the dynamic attack of the Super Eagles.

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SUPER EAGLES OUT TO CRUSH SUDAN

A win will see them progress to the Round of 16 of this 33rd Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be out to crush the Jediane Falcons of Sudan on Saturday. They are currently sitting comfortably on top of Group D with three points from their opening fixture against Egypt.

A win will see them progress to the Round of 16 of this 33rd Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.

The team had an intensive closed-door training session on Thursday night in Garoua, and will go into this weekend’s clash on the back of an impressive 1-0 win over seven-time champions Egypt.

Jamilu Collins and Samuel Chukwueze in Super Eagles training

Nigeria and Sudan will meet for the third time at the AFCON following previous clashes in 1963 where the Sudanese team thrashed Nigeria 4-0 and in 1976 when Nigeria won by a single goal to nil.

The Super Eagles will be looking to maintain their momentum and go all out for the victory against Sudan. Kick off is at 5pm on Saturday January 15th live from the Estadio Roumde Adjia stadium in Garoua.

Interim head coach, Agustine Eguavoen also revealed that the three-time African Champions are likely to be without defender, Chidozie Awaziem. He misses out due to an ankle injury sustained while preparing for the tournament.

Augustine Eguavoen address the Super Eagles players in training
Augustine Eguavoen address the Super Eagles players in training

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SUPER EAGLES SEEK FOURTH AFRICAN TITLE ON LION’S TURF

The team will be led by interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen, not forgetting the newly appointed Head Coach; Jose Peseiro will serve as an observer.

Having finished third at the 2013 edition in South Africa, and boasting a record of 4 runners up medals, 8 bronze medals, the Super Eagles will be gunning to better their performance when they begin their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Egypt on Tuesday.

The team will be led by interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen, not forgetting the newly appointed Head Coach; Jose Peseiro will serve as an observer.

A couple of notable players missed out from the squad due to injuries, covid restrictions and refusal of release from their clubs. Ahmed Musa, a player who holds the highest number of National team appearances (103) will captain the team, deputed by Troost Ekong, with a few tournament debutants coming in.

For the super Eagles, this might seem like a tough ask playing one of the African powerhouses for their first group match, in the Egyptian team, with creative, tricky, talented players like Salah, Trezeguet amongst others and also losing out on 4 of the team’s best in-form attacking options, but then the pace, flair and tricky act of Iheanachö, Musa, Ejuke and Chukwueze might as well wreak havoc to the Egyptian backline

Nigeria AFCON 2021 Fixtures
Nigeria AFCON 2021 Fixtures

Best wishes to the team ahead of their opener on Tuesday, 11th January 2022 at the Stade Roumdé Adjia, Garoua, Cameroon by 17.00hrs

AFCON 2021: Nigeria v Egypt Match Preview

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will open their AFCON 2021 campaign with a true test of preparedness against a formidable Egyptian side on Jan 11.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will kick off their AFCON 2021 campaign with a true test of preparedness against a formidable Egyptian side. It is the first game of Group D, and will kick off at 5pm WAT on Tuesday January 11 live from the Estadio Roumde Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon.

Both teams enjoyed a fairly comfortable Africa Cup of Nations qualification, and will hope to make a statement win on Matchday One of the tournament.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are three-time AFCON Champions while their Egyptian opponent have lifted the trophy an impressive seven times. The North African side’s impressive tally makes them the most successful team in the tournament’s history.

Head-to-Head

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Pharaohs of Egypt have faced off five times in competitive games. The Egyptians won three games, Nigeria won one and they once played out a draw.

Nigeria’s only win against Egypt came in their most recent matchup. The Super Eagles won by a single Paul Onuachu goal to nil in a March 2019 international friendly.

Nigeria vs Egypt Head to Head
Nigeria vs Egypt Head to Head

If history is anything to go by, it clearly favours the Egyptians, however Nigeria are on a slightly better run of form.

Players to Watch

A highly competitive fixture is on the cards for both teams who boast of stars playing across the globe.

Nigeria lose out on in-form Watford FC striker Emmanuel Dennis, and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, but have senior players like Leicester City duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho available.

Kelechi Iheanacho 2021/2022 Season Stats
Kelechi Iheanacho 2021/2022 Season Stats

There’s also an array of pacy wingers in Chidera Ejuke and Samuel Chukwueze who will fancy their chances against the Egyptian backline.

Chidera Ejuke 2021/2022 Season Stats
Chidera Ejuke 2021/2022 Season Stats

The Pharaohs themselves have players who would cause problems for the Super Eagles defence. Star player, Mohammed Salah is currently in the form of his life.

Salah will be joined by Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and Aston Villa’s Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet. They will all be expected to lead the charge as Egypt battle to claim a record eight African title.

The game looks delicately poised with two African footballing powerhouses deadlocked and looking to claim a win and the bragging rights.

Victory for either side will send a statement of intent to every other team at the Africa Cup of Nations. The match is also fairly important for knockout round draws, as the second placed team in the group faces the winner of Group E (which has Algeria, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone and Equitorial Guinea) in the Round of 16.

AFCON 2021 Fixtures: Nigeria (Group D)

Both sides are considered amongst the pre-tournament favourites and will be hoping to start in the best possible manner..

One thing we are sure of though, is that it will be a highly contested battle, and an entertaining fixture.

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