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BREAKING NEWS!! Super Eagles Boss Drops Iheanacho For AFCON 2019 (See 23-Man Squad)



It is confirmed that Kelechi Iheanacho will miss the upcoming AFCON 2019 in Egypt.

Remember that Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr once said ‘club form’ will be a major factor in selecting players for the upcoming tournament.

Unfortunately, Ihenacho has struggled for game time in premier league side Leicester City, and his poor form was further glaring when he missed a glorious chance for his club in a title deciding tie against Manchester City.

The other player who has been dropped is Semi Ajayi of English club Rotherham United.

Below are the faces of the 23-man squad that will depart for Egypt, venue of the Nations Cup from Asaba on a chartered flight today:

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Nigeria 1 Vs 0 Guinea Live: Omeruo’s goal gives Super Eagles a slim win




Nigeria vs Guinea

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to take on Guinea in their second game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Nigeria will be the first side to book their place in the round of 16 with a win against the Syli nationale.

Guinea will be looking for their first win of the tournament after their 2-2 draw against Madagascar.

For where to watch this game, please click here.

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr made five changes to the side that beat Burundi 1-0 in the first game.

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Rohr dropped Mikel Obi from the starting XI alongside William Troost-EkongSamuel Chukwueze and Paul Onuachu.

Chidozie Awaziem who replaced injured Shehu Abdullahi in the first game starts at right back.

For Guinea, Liverpool midfield Naiby Keita starts in his first game of AFCON 2019.

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Full time: Nigeria get a slim win to book their place in the second round.


Guineans waste a freekick from a good area after a foul from Etebo.


The Super Eagles trying to hold on to their 1-0 lead. Chukwueze fails to connect a pass to Musa on a counter.


Guinea threaten with a cross inside the Nigerian penalty box but Omeruo defends well.


The Guineans wipe in a freekick from the edge of Nigeria’s penalty box but Daniel Akpeyi comes out to punch. Referee gives Nigeria a freekick as Akpeyi was fouled while trying to punch the freekick.


Iwobi is off for Samuel Chukwueze


Goal for Nigeria!! Kenneth Omeruo beats everyone to a corner from Moses Simon to head past Guinea goalkeeper


Chance for Nigeria: Iwobi curls an effort on target and the Guinean goalkeeper saves.


Ahmed Musa beats two men on a counter attack but his final cross to Ighalo is intercepted for a corner.


Ndidi intercepts the ball in the midfield drives into the box but his cross is cleared for a corner. Guinea can’t defend properly, the ball gets to Omeruo who does well to beat his marker but his cross goes straight to the goalkeeper


Kamono drives forward from midfield but his effort goes wide.


Iwobi, Musa and Ighalo combines well but the Guineans defend well. Iwobi tries from distance but his effort goes well over the bar


Moses Simon beats his man on the right but fails to deliver a good cross. Corner for Nigeria.


End of first half. Super Eagles and Guinea fail to break down each other with very few chances in the game.


Alex Iwobi tries his luck from distance but the Guinean goalkeeper gets his hands to it. Awaziem can’t direct his header from the resulting corner towards goal.


Chance for Nigeria! Odion Ighalo does well to beat the offside trap but he tries to beat the goalkeeper from a difficult angle with Ahmed Musa free on goal on the left side.


Game still going very slowly as both sides wait to pounce on a mistake from the opposition.


Wilfred Ndidi gets his head on a long throw but his effort is off target.


It’s been a quiet game of few chances. Daniel Akpeyi gave Nigerians a nervy moment when he failed to catch a shot from distance. Alex Iwobi had a chance to shoot inside the box but he held on to the ball before he was dispossessed. Ahmed Musa found Odion Ighalo in the box but the striker couldn’t keep the ball from a fine position

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Harry Redknapp Predicts Club To Win Champions League Next Season




A former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp has predicted the winners of next year’s Champions League.

Redknapp said that it was the turn of Manchester City to end their Champions League hoodoo next season.

City have enjoyed remarkable success in recent years, including back-to-back Premier League titles and a historic domestic treble in 2018/19 season.

However, European glory has continually alluded them

Liverpool went on to lift the iconic trophy in an all-English final against Redknapp’s former club, Tottenham in Madrid.

But Redknapp beleives that Pep Guardiola’s men are the team to beat.

Redknapp, speaking as the new brand ambassador for BetVictor’, said,

“I really feel this next few years, the Champions League is going to be made for the English clubs.

“We’ve got Man City next year, I fancy them next year. I think it’s their turn to win it.

“If I had to have a bet now on next year’s winners, I’d want to be with Man City.

“I mean the two semi-finals were two of the great games we’ll ever see.

“The Barcelona game, that Liverpool performance, was just amazing, then Tottenham coming back in the second half against Ajax was incredible as well.

“I look around now, and I really can see us dominating for the next few years.

“I think it looks to me that Real Madrid are in decline, Barcelona don’t look what they were, Liverpool showed they are nothing to fear.”


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Burundi Was Too Hard To Crack – Super Eagles Captain Says




Mikel Obi who spoke after the Super Eagles game against Burundi in the ongoing AFCON competition, stated that they were too hard to crack.

According to the Super Eagles captain, the original plan was to go for early victory but the Burundian side held their ground making it difficult for the Eagles to have a smooth sail.

Mikel Obi who stated that the Burundi national team was quite hard to crack, however expressed delight that the Eagles ultimately earned the three points at stake.

“It was indeed a tough match. We played a compact team that was not easy to break into” he said.

The Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr who agreed with his Captain that it was a tough match, remained optimistic that the team will play better as the tournament progresses.

He however blamed the struggle on setbacks in the camp, no thanks to virus that attacked the players within the week making it impossible for many of them to function to full capacity.

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