IFEANYI ANAEMENA REPLACES BRYAN IDOWU IN SUPER EAGLES SQUAD

FC Lokomotiv Moscow left back, Bryan Idowu has withdrawn from the Super Eagles squad to face Benin Republic and Lesotho in their upcoming AFCON 2021 qualifiers.

Ifeanyi Anaemena of Enyimba has been selected and called up to the squad as his replacement.

Anaemena is a 27-year old Centre Back

The Super Eagles face Benin republic on the 13th of Nov live from Uyo.

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by Ayotunde Ogala

CAF names Senegalese officials for Eagles, Squirrels clash

The Confederation of African Football has picked Senegalese official Issa Sy as referee for next week’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Benin Republic in Uyo. Sy will be assisted by compatriots Nouha Bangoura (assistant referee 1), El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (assistant referee 2) and Fatou Thioune (fourth official) at the encounter scheduled for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, from 5pm. The Day 1 clash in the qualifying series will also see Munkaila Nassam Adam from Ghana as match commissioner while Kria Samir Bouzareah from Algeria will play the role of referee assessor.

Nigeria will welcome back skipper Ahmed Musa from injury, with defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Bryan Idowu, as well as midfielder Mikel Agu and forward Samuel Kalu also returning. The Super Eagles, bronze medallists at the 32nd AFCON finals in Egypt this year summer, will then fly to Maseru on Friday, 15th November for the Day 2 clash with the Crocodiles of Lesotho, billed for the artificial turf of the Maseru-Setsoto Stadium as from 6pm Lesotho time (5pm Nigeria time) on Sunday, 17th November.

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Super Eagles coach, Rohr pays visit to Olympic Eagles camp

Super Eagles Technical Adviser,  Gernot Rohr has paid a solidarity visit to the camp of national U23 male team in Ismailia, Egypt where the Olympic Eagles are preparing ahead of Afcon U23.

The German tactician who arrived Egypt late  Saturday evening was officially welcomed by  head coach of the Olympic Eagles, Imama Amapakabo, and his backroom staff at Mercure Hotels training pitch on Sunday morning.

He noted he’s in Ismailia to support the Olympic Eagles before the team embark on its mission in Egypt.

“I’m here for a solidarity visit.”

“I believe some of you will join me at Super Eagles some day”.

“This team is full of potentials and I will be here to  watch your first game against Cotd ‘Ivore on Saturday.”

“I hope you will give all your best to make sure the team achieve its aim in this  Afcon U23 tournament.”

“I will be leaving on Sunday because the Super Eagles are also preparing for the Afcon qualifiers. “

The Olympic Eagles will kick off their title defence on Saturday 9th of November at the As-Salam stadium in Cairo.

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SUPER EAGLES 23-MAN SQUAD TO FACE BENIN & LESOTHO

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, has announced his squad of 23 players to face Benin Republic and Lesotho in their upcoming qualifying matches for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles will face Benin on the 13th of November, in Uyo, before jetting off to Lesotho for their second game on the 17th of November.

23 PLAYERS IN SQUAD TO FACE BENIN REPUBLIC & LESOTHO

Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)

Defenders: Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain); Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Olaoluwa Aina (Torino FC, Italy); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England); Bryan Idowu (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)

Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Mikel Agu (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia); Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Samuel Kalu (Girondins Bordeaux, France);

Update: (Nov 11, 2019): Ifeanyi Anaemena of Enyimba replaces Bryan Idowu. Read More

Standby: Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion, England); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City, England)

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SUPER EAGLES DROP ONE SPOT IN LATEST WORLD RANKINGS

The Super Eagles have dropped one place, and are now ranked as the 35th ranked national team in the world following the latest release of the FIFA World Rankings, today.

The Super Eagles slipped in the World Rankings, despite earning a credible 1-1 draw vs Brazil in an international friendly from Singapore on October 13.

Nigeria is however still ranked as the third best nation in Africa, behind Senegal (20) and Tunisia (29).

The next edition of the FIFA World Rankings will be released on 29 November, 2019

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FRANCIS UZOHO SET TO MISS SIX MONTHS WITH ACL INJURY

Super Eagles  & AC Omonoia goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho is reportedly set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following his ‘bad’ injury after he landed awkwardly while trying to contest for a cross, in the 62nd minute of the international friendly vs Brazil on Sunday.

He is reportedly out for at least six months with an ACL rupture in his left knee.

We wish him a speedy recovery

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