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Algeria Sets New African Record In Friendly Match Win Vs Tunisia

Algeria Sets New African Record In Friendly Match Win Vs Tunisia

The Desert Foxes of Algeria created a new African national team record of 27-match unbeaten, after defeating Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly match on Friday.

The record was initially set by Cote d’Ivoire in 2013 who went on a 26-match unbeaten run.

Algeria set the record by winning 20 matches, drawing seven, scoring 58 goals and conceding 17.

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They faced 24 opponents from Africa plus Mexico, Colombia and Qatar, played nine matches at home, six away and 12 at neutral venues.

Facing Tunisia away was a huge challenge as reigning African champions Algeria sought to overtake the mark set by the Ivorian “golden generation”.

Playing at home, the Tunisians ranked second in Africa, two places above Algeria took a 12-match unbeaten run into the north African tie on Friday.

But goals from skipper and Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez and Qatar-based Baghdad Bounedjah, secured the win. 

Having broken the African record, coach Djamel Belmadi can now adjust his sights to the 36-match world mark set by then world champions Brazil in 1996.

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  • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

    This is what we are talking about. Record breaking national team that wins friendly and competitive matches. Is it a crime to aspire for the Super Eagles to attain such dizzy heights. Under Gernot Rohr, we have suddenly become a team that prioritises competitive matches ahead of friendlies. Okay o! At least we are still winning competitive matches so I guess half bread is better than none right? Wrong!!! I want the full fuckin loaf of bread and I want the Super Eagles to be where Algeria presently are. I will not settle for less, I will not settle for mediocrity, I will not settle until Gernot Rohr is shown the door and we have a coach winning both competitive and friendly matches. Thereafter, the Super Eagles shall be great again. We shall rule Africa with an iron boot! Teams shall tremble at the mention of the Super Eagles. We shall reclaim our rightful place in global football fraternity. NIGERIA SHALL RULE THE WORLD SOON AND VERY SOON, WE SHALL OBLITERATE ALL OPPOSITIONS!!!

    Arribbaa!!!!!

     
    • Oakfield 1 month ago

      We hear you but does the Algerian coach change players like Rohr in the series of matches that they played to achieve this feat.???

       
      • Oakfield 1 month ago

        Did***

         
      • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

        The end justifies the means. Belmadi has his means and is achieving his ends for Algeria. Rohr better starts doing the same this his second term and fast or else the chorus for his sack will get louder and louder from us the ARC (Anti-Rohr Coalition). Call us haters, call us enemy of the state, ask us to hug transformers but we will not stop. We are intransigent. Our voices shall be heard! Rohr must either shape us or ship out!
        Much respect to my comrades out there.

        A luta continua!!!

         
        • Oakfield 1 month ago

          U have not answered my question up there, mister? Research and come back with ur findings. I really wonder when u started following the eagles bcs if your were an ardent follower you’d understand that the numerous occasions we lost matches (friendlies inclusive) was when we played with either an under strenght team or a team made up of mostly rookies. For instance, the Madagascar match that some sorry ass miserable folks always dig up was played with a totally different team and we all know how it panned out. Same happened to us when we faced south africa in uyo a couple of years back and the back to back Cameroun games. Now, check, the matches we played with our full strength squad barring any injuries or whatever , you’d see that we won almost virtually all of them which made us qualify for tournies with games to spare on several occasions! The Algerian coach has always been using the same crop of players and hence the chemistry, tempo and understanding are never changed hence their outstanding record. He doesn’t have the luxury of players like us which makes his job very easy and straight to the point bcs he doesn’t face any invite this, invite that headache. piece of advice, the next time you want to post a comment, pls, research very well to avoid disgracing urself like you’ve just done.

           
          • kenneth 1 month ago

            You need to keep quiet. What rubbish are you spilling here. Please tell us who didn’t feature in the Madagascar match. Last time i checked below was the squad list for the match. So please who shouldn’t have played the match or who would have won us the game. Since we the sorry ass like to bring it up.

            GK 1 Ikechukwu Ezenwa
            RB 20 Chidozie Awaziem
            CB 6 Leon Balogun
            CB 5 William Troost-Ekong
            LB 2 Ola Aina
            CM 8 Peter Etebo
            CM 10 John Obi Mikel (c) Substituted off 59′
            RW 7 Ahmed Musa
            AM 19 John Ogu Substituted off 46′
            LW 17 Samuel Kalu Substituted off 73′
            CF 9 Odion Ighalo
            Substitutions:
            MF 4 Wilfred Ndidi Substituted in 46′
            MF 18 Alex Iwobi Substituted in 59′
            MF 15 Moses Simon Substituted in 73

            So i don’t know what your excuse is. Even if the remaining 11 started the match they were still expected to win that game. So don’t come here like a cry baby and stop thinking through your ass. So if by now you don’t know your PE teacher is just garbage, i will advise you shut up

             
          • Oakfield you are correct. You see only follow football with their head and not heart. The development of a team happens gradually.

            Algeria does not have the luxury of new talents that we have presently.

            Algeria keep using their A squad every now and then. Now some of these old ones will get injured or retired soon. Replacing them will be a problem.

            This has always been the case with north African teams. You see some people here are just young followers of football.

            North African teams usually go under after sometime because they always find it difficult replacing the ageing stars.

            Egypt was like that after winning nations cup severally. They are just picking it up. Same with Algeria.

            But in our case at present we have lots of talents that are young now. If we get over the trial of new players that are coming on the scene, we will be stable with about 25 players that will be available for a long time.

            Rohr has tried to keep up with at least 7 main players in first team for important matches. The reason why we find it easy qualifying. We got to the semi final of afcon. It took an error for Algeria to beat us. We would have been in the final or even win. We olatedt majorly with our A team.

            If ademola ejaria Olise com on board, I advise rohr to stop inviting new players into the camp except for exceptional cases.

            Losing it winning friendly matches is not a big deal apart from FIFA ranking.

            The matches against Cameroon was done with about 70% of main team absent.

            Think of oshimen in the attack, a fit Kali and chukwueze on the wings. Think of sanusi and Aina or ebuehi at full backs.

            What about Leon balogun at the back. What about even onyekuru.

            We are still missing the guy in almeiria.

            It’s just that we are bad losers. We are always short sighted. We think about short term only in Nigeria.

            Rohr thinks about the future the reason why he is bringing in young players that will be there even when he is gone.

             
      • Eagles will overtake Algeria soon. Our team is becoming a strong one. We are already having a combination of about three players in one position. It’s a phase my brother.

         
  • Oakfield 1 month ago

    No be una they shout rohr Is too conservative! He is tooo scared!!!! Change some players! Invite moffi, invite olayinka, invite omo9ja, invite ke, invite ni! And in all of these bruhaha u expect the team to perform well like the Algerian national team that plays a full strenght squad whenever they are playing, be it friendlies or not. You people are just funny. When the coach yields to your crazy “invite” yearnings and changes the team which automatically affects the chemistry of the team hence leading to not too satisfying results, u same people will start blabbing nonsense like headless chickens.

     
  • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

    @Oakfield, Nigeria played full strength squads against Algeria and Tunisia last year only to end up losing one and drawing one. His second term is causing much anxiety and we must not put up with it any more. He did qualify for the Afcon with games to spare but the quality of football on display left a lot to be desired. We members of the ARC (Anti Rohr Coalition) suspected he will make a mockery of the friendlies against Cameroon and so it turned out. We members of the ARC now demand that the NFF do the needful and relieve Rohr of his duties. He has done well for us but it is time he leaves gracefully.
    The following coaches are available to take over from Rohr.

    Ernesto Valverde
    Andrea Pirlo
    Marco Silva
    Dunga
    Mark Hughes
    Rudi Garcia
    Andre Villas Bollas
    Eddie Howe
    Alex Mcleish

    NFF should see if any of these guys will be willing to coach Nigeria. If not, we look for others.

    Rohr must go.

     
    • Oakfield 1 month ago

      Lol………see list…. Lol….. Ngwanu, go and borrow money from China and give the nff to foot the bills of any of the coaches u have listed. Lol…. Even dunga dy the list??? Lmao…. Una no fit pay the one wey dy around now, na to go hire dunga to come coach Nigeria… Chai! I think, as u have declared to be anti rohr, your brain is beginning to work against u. I mean, ur reasoning is beginning to go anti clockwise. Lol. Pls, don’t forget to include guardiolla for the list o. Lest I forget , we never lost to tunisia my young friend but won them in the last afcon and played a draw with them the last time we met in a friendly. Pls, pls, do a research before u come here to vomit nonsense. Apart from the Algerian games both at afcon and the friendly, which other game did we play with our full strenght that we lost????? Facts are always working against you people whenever u come up with your senseless attacks against Rohr. You people will never learn!

       
      • My bro @oakfield, no mind ds day dreamer @ringbell… Na play em dey play, none, I repeat none of those you listed can work naija NFF at d moment, moreover our FA no get money to pay bills, so fa, fa, fow!!! We thank baba GR, more grace and wisdom to our coachee.

         
    • Coachie 1 month ago

      “But goals from skipper and Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez and Qatar-based Baghdad Bounedjah, secured the win.”

      Did anyone see the line “Qatar-based Baghdad Bounedjah”.

      If na Rorh invite player from Qatar, omg, hell would be let loose…

       
      • Coachie 1 month ago

        I saw Ghana-Cote D’ivoire play today, watched a little of Morocco vs Burkina, i also saw Cameroon play Nigeria plus it’s obvious what Senegal are capable of bringing to the table on their good day.
        Having seen most of these teams, i have reached a personal conclusion that the only two countries in Africa who are serious with their football at the moment is just Senegal and Algeria and this is evident in their football.
        Shikena

         
  • GLORY 1 month ago

    All you lots castigating Rohr should exercise caution, just so you can have the voice to jubilate with a triumphant SE under Rohr, come next AFCON cos I honestly see that happening. Mark this day and remind me.

     
  • Shuma 1 month ago

    In my opinion the top African teams in no order are Senegal, Cameroon, Ivory Cost, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, but Nigeria is last out of the group.

    A lot of these countries are colonized by France. In which these players are already playing in the top 5 league, ligue 1 or French ligue being 5 in the uefa ranking. A Lot of those players are starters too. Crazy thing is half of the players are born in France and choose to play for their French colonized country. To me the reason being is that they have enough top tier players with experience to actually compete and win things. Where is Nigerian people are always begging and pleading for foreign born Nigerians to play for them. But I always say they will easily outgrow the team, knowing few are actually good enough to compete and might get tired of carrying the team.

    Nigeria only chance to stay in competition is through friendlies where the coach stay experimenting, so many one, two or three capped players. The lineups are never consistent. But people here eat anything. There was an article where a bunch of players dropped out because they were injured, I don’t know if that was true or if the players even pull through. But I saw the lineup and found at it was true. I read somewhere else that the reason players dropped out was because of unpaid wages, like always. It was no coincidence that a bunch a players decided that they were injured. Now tell me, why would a foreign born Nigerian would come play for Nigeria when you might not get your money, but in Europe you are most certain. Same thing with the women’s team, the women were protesting.

    Back to my point, another way for Nigerians to compete is through the fifa youth competition, its how Osimhen and Chuckweze got recognized. Nigeria has the most u-17 world cup, but that doesn’t translate well for the final team they cant even make it past the second round. Lastly is through relegated or under 1 tier teams and or out of the top 4 uefa leagues and work your way up. Ngolo kante played in French third tier league, then worked his way up. Sadio Mane worked his way up. Edouard Mendy was unemployed, was constantly trying to make a team, then he got noticed by chelsea goal keeper Peter. The thing is outside of foreign born players in France they are players born in Senegal, Ivory Cost, Cameroon and etc that are being scouted by French people and others, and they get to play for top tier teams. While in Nigeria Taiwo Awoniyi was scouted by Liverpool, but he didn’t get his papers in order which put him on a whole bunch of loan spells, he got his papers late and now he might get sold to a mediocre team, that’s on him.

    When I watch Senegal, Cameroon, Morocco, Algeria and Ivory Cost, I’m like I know most of these players. While super eagles I know few by heart like Osimhen, Chuckweze, sadly Iwobi, Kelechi and Ndidi. All people do here is post new players that should play for super eagles every other day, which relates to my point how there’re soo many players with less than 5 caps for the team. Which disrupts the synergy and partnerships with players. Even in friendlies Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia still compete and not do a whole switch-a-roo of players.

    For a team to win something the whole foundation has to be good. I know Nigerians here are corrupted by heart by promoting a bunch of players to be slaves, working for free, imagine that. I thought slavery ended. I just don’t see the super eagles being successful where the federation cant even pay its players, its just not gonna happen. And I dont care about what a past player said about should of played of Nigeria because I would have played more, even for free than playing a few times for England because they will actually pay me, thats the stupidest comment I ever heard. Yall really have no jobs to keep talking about Eze, Lookman, Aridibayo, Nmecha etc every other day. Why would a European born Nigerian getting paid come play for Nigeria and not get paid? Spamming their social media is not gonna help either. These players will have great club careers, but not national team careers. People keep dreaming and hoping, hope is irrational. All this team is gonna do is rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat. People reject a call up and or not playing because they are not getting paid then they look for another sucker. Just a bunch of poor players who been relegated or dropped down from a league. From poor Collins to Awaziem.

    But how was that first game with Cameroon? It was bad when they were playing with the sprinklers on, in Austria. my gosh. Andre Aguissa shot could of been saved, but the keeper was late. Like I said there are numerous goal keepers from French colonized African countries that play first ligue in France, even democratic Congo players. While people here desperate hanging on to Okoye. Cameroon, Senegal, Congo producing great goal keepers able to play in top leagues. Onana play for ajax that almost made it to the champions league finals. I guess Iwobi poor performance from Everton carried on to the team. Carlo Ancelotti left, I want to see if his performance change with a new coach, because I was not feeling him. But nice to see Olayinka

    For the second game Marcus Abraham had energy, was seeing him up and down. Olayinka needs more chances. The game was still poor, Rohr aint getting paid so he hitting it where it hurts. This guy is going on two world cups. Even of Rohr gets fired, who they gonna get? Who wants this job?

     
  • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

    @Oakfield, if only you allow yourself come out of your rude and insulting mode, perhaps you will better comprehend what I wrote. I said, friendlies against Tunisia and Algeria last year ended in one loss (to Algeria) and 1 draw (to Tunisia). You were so much in haste to start insulting me needlessly that you missed this crucial point. The coaches I listed are just a few of coaches currently out of work in international football. If the NFF can’t afford any of them, surely there will be others they can afford.
    Listen, I have no intentions of sinking down to your level. If being abusive and rude is the only manner open to you in which to engage in a public discourse, then I leave that to you and your upbringing. We members of the ARC are dissatisfied with the fact that Rohr hasn’t won a single friendly match since signing a new contract. We worry that his brand of football and approach to the game are unlikely to get the best out of this generation of players. We remain disappointed at the 4-4 debacle to Sierra Leone and find his inability to play convincing football against Cameroon as utterly reprehensible.
    Now, that is our position clearly laid out to you in a civilized manner. But it seems etiquette and decorum are alien concepts to you, so I look forward to your abusive and disrespectful rants. Be mindful though, two can play the gutter game. But I choose not to use gutter language with you, YET.

     
    • Oakfield 1 month ago

      Who is holding you from using the gutter language?? Maybe your ancestors. Common sense should have told u that It was very unreasonable to nurse the thought of hiring one of the guys u listed let alone spending ur precious time and energy to give us a list knowing fully well that we can’t afford them. U said we should go for the one we can afford but the one we can afford is already here with us, chunning out results but paying him has become a mountain task and you’re thinking if hiring pirlo and the likes… Lol. Your hatred for rohr drove u straight away to compiling a list of coaches that Nigeria won’t even be able to afford in the next century. Lol. Pls, answer my question up there and come back make we talk. If registering up to about 17shots against 1 of a Camerounian team , having more of the balls (possession) and created more chances to score is not an impressive performance against a strong tram like Cameroun with a team made of new faces like olayinka and co, I wonder what that is. Stop the hate and think objectively.

       
  • SAMUEL 1 month ago

    @Mrringmybell,please don’t bother yourself about all these guys being rude and uncultured.I still maintain my stand that Nigeria will never win Afcon under this coach if NFF refuses to hire a good assistant for the coach.After the comeback sierra leone made against us,i finally gave up on Genort Rohr.Thank you

     
    • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

      According to Hilary Clinton, when they go low, we go high. There is nothing to be gained from tarnishing myself by responding to filth with filth. You are greatly regarded Sir Samuel.

       
      • Oakfield 1 month ago

        But you guys have already been lying low all this while with ur inaccurate judgments and shear hatred! If that’s not low enough na u sabi. I’m still waiting for ur answer to my question up there but you have been running around the house as usual like a headless chicken. Let me ask u again, has the Algerian coach been changing players for every match like rohr based on invite this, invite that hullabaloo???? Go and Sack rohr and get pirlo to come and coach super eagles abeg as person wey get sense. Lol. Any way, this clearly shows the depth of ur intelligence since u referred to omo9ja and one other fool as great minds, it’s nothing new again. We are already used to ur type here. They flash like “false” lightening with false allegations and disappear without trace like missing money in Nigeria.

         
        • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

          Actually, I did answer your question. Not that I have to (as I have a low opinion of people who act in a manner devoid of decorum and etiquette). The answer yet again to your question is that Rohr has his means, Belmadi also has his. Belmadi’s means is churning out favourable results in friendlies while Rohr is either losing or drawing. In keeping with your upbringing and how filthy attitude, one can only expect disgust from you as an answer. You did not respond to my allegations that you abused me without merit. I said we lost and drew to Algeria and Tunisia while you abused me because you said I said we lost and drew to Senegal. I leave you with your conscience if at all you have any. Hatred Hatred Hatred… That seems to be a word you like using a lot, am I suprised? Since you exhibit nothing but hatred to those people who you disagree with, so you more than most can teach us about hatred. You live and breath hatred. You said I am running around the house like headless chicken, that is rather interesting, coming from someone spewing out filthy language, someone who only just wants to engage in exchange of bad language, someone who sole mission is to abuse and insult others. Someone who claims I said Nigeria was defeated by Tunisia (and then followed it up with his trademark of filthy language) when in fact I said we lost to Algeria and drew to Tunisia. I have exhibited remarkable self restraints in dealing with you while you have been rude, impertinent and abusive all this while. So, people reading our exchanges will make their own conclusions of who the headless chicken is. If by aligning myself with Omo9ja (whom conducts himself with great integrity on this platform by not insulting anybody) shows my level of intelligence, then answer this question, what does your rude attitude, gutter language and intolerance of others show about the level of your intelligence? Yes, Omo9ja’s views are outlandish, you Omo9ja’s views can be wacky but at least he exhibits good character. In Yoruba, they say good behaviour is better than gold and silver. I will rather have good manners than be shamelessly intolerant to the views of other people. Intolerance shows lack of principle, values and morals. I will rather flash like you say than show the whole world how disgusting I can be when relating with those in whoms views I oppose.

           
  • SAMUEL 1 month ago

    @Oakfield,please dont go that low in your football analysis that we had 17 shots at goal while cameroon had 1 !!!!!.Please that one chance made cameroun to win us.Are you aware that 1 olympic gold medal comes first before 99 olympic silver medal. Oakfield Genort Rohr made mistake against Argentina and he repeated the same thing against algeria and had it been we were given more time against sierra leone they would have disgrace us!!!! Please and please Nigeria football must move forward.Thank you

     
    • Oakfield 1 month ago

      But just 2 days ago, some folks which u know, were gallivanting the whole place that they were impressed with waldrum’s super falcons having lost to “Jamaica”. Their consolation was that they played well, recording more shots at goal and having more of the balls but u have now turned around and said these statistics didnt matter bcs say na Rohr. Talk about double standards, this is no different from it. Let our judgments be based on equity and fairness and the aforementioned can be gotten through facts and figures.

       
  • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

    @Oakfield
    Actually, I did answer your question. Not that I have to (as I have a low opinion of people who act in a manner devoid of decorum and etiquette). The answer yet again to your question is that Rohr has his means, Belmadi also has his. Belmadi’s means is churning out favourable results in friendlies while Rohr is either losing or drawing. In keeping with your upbringing and your filthy attitude, one can only expect disgust from you as an answer. You did not respond to my allegations that you abused me without merit. I said we lost and drew to Algeria and Tunisia while you abused me because you said I said we lost and drew to Tunisia . I leave you with your conscience if at all you have any. Hatred Hatred Hatred… That seems to be a word you like using a lot, am I suprised? Since you exhibit nothing but hatred to those people who you disagree with, so you more than most can teach us about hatred. You live and breath hatred. You said I am running around the house like headless chicken, that is rather interesting, coming from someone spewing out filthy language, someone who only just wants to engage in exchange of bad language, someone who sole mission is to abuse and insult others. Someone who claims I said Nigeria was defeated by Tunisia (and then followed it up with his trademark of filthy language) when in fact I said we lost to Algeria and drew to Tunisia. I have exhibited remarkable self restraints in dealing with you while you have been rude, impertinent and abusive all this while. So, people reading our exchanges will make their own conclusions of who the headless chicken is. If by aligning myself with Omo9ja (whom conducts himself with great integrity on this platform by not insulting anybody) shows my level of intelligence, then answer this question, what does your rude attitude, gutter language and intolerance of others show about the level of your intelligence? Yes, Omo9ja’s views are outlandish, you Omo9ja’s views can be wacky but at least he exhibits good character. In Yoruba, they say good behaviour is better than gold and silver. I will rather have good manners than be shamelessly intolerant to the views of other people. Intolerance shows lack of principle, values and morals. I will rather flash like you say than show the whole world how disgusting I can be when relating with those in whoms views I oppose.

     
  • Mr Ringmybell 1 month ago

    If a national opinion poll is to be conducted to find out how people are happy with the work Rohr is doing, the outcome will be very interesting interesting indeed. Gernot Rohr is now in his second term as Super Eagles coach yet the cracks that were evident in his first reign continue to manifest themselves. By and large, Gernot Rohr did well in his first reign as Super Eagles coach and we eminent members of the ARC (Anti-“Rohr coalition) are very grateful to him. However, we remain of the view that Rohr no longer has injection of fresh ideas and he has to go.
    We have listened to debates from Glory, Ayphylidegrate and Dr Drey about the benefits of retaining Gernot Rohr. They still believe that he is doing a good job. They believe so long as Rohr is qualifying Nigeria for major tournaments with games to spare, then all other factors are irrelevant.
    We disagree with them. We members of the ARC want Nigeria to be where Algeria is at the moment, being African champions, taking all games seriously and setting new records. We the ARC do acknowledge that Nigeria is inhospitable for world class coaches to work. We agree that the NFF will make it difficult for even the most competent coach to thrive. Having said all that, the tactical ineptitude of Gernot Rohr cannot just be put down to the incompetence of the NFF.
    We members of the ARC regret that it can be quite challenging for the NFF to sack Rohr at this time due to financial constraints. As a result, our ‘ARC Pressure Group’ will not be disbanded throughout Rohr’s reign. We will serve as a voice of reason to point out the flaws of Gernot Rohr and to be hear to say ‘we told you so’. However, we will choose to disband if Rohr changes his ways. We will scrutinise Nigeria’s games with a fine tooth comb and if we see more of the same, we will ramp up our pressure and resistance. Mediocrity will never be allowed to gain a foothold in the Super Eagles. If Rohr shapes up, we will have no other choice than to support him. If he doesn’t we will be here.
    We shall welcome constructive dialogue, we shall engage in lively debate. But we members of the ARC (Jimmy, Omo9ja, Chima, Larry and others) shall desist from engaging in damaging and disrespectful conversations the likes propounded by people like Oakfield. This is a civilized platform and we shall endeavour to conduct ourselves in a civilized manner.
    Simpy because we are all working towards the same goal. Sadly, while some believe Rohr will take us to the promised land, we see nothing so far from Rohr’s second reign to support this position.
    This reckless Pro-Rohr position has its foundation in mediocrity. WE THE ARC SHALL NEVER SUPPORT MEDIOCRITY!!

    ARRIBBA!!!

     
  • Dr Banks 1 month ago

    Guys, contrary to widespread report that Ejaria and Lookman switch has been approved, however a search through the internet still proved the these 2 players are still registered with FIFA as English Nationalty………….check on this website http://www.sofifa.com and this will be confirmed.

    Also a reliable official of the NFF said that contrary to media reports Lookman and Ejaria change of allegiance has not yet been approved by FIFA because the two players do not have Nigerian passports yet.

    He said that FIFA cannot approve a switch of nationalities without proof of a player’s citizenship, which in this case is the Nigerian passport

    Why is this such a problem if not due to poor sense of duty of our NFF chieftains, how can you apply to FIFA for a switch of Nationality without providing a sole evidence of Citizenship of the country? Nawa oooo

     
    • JimmyBall 1 month ago

      Do you know if Nigeria’s mission anywhere still have passport leaflets to issue a passport? Have media not been awashed by tales of no passport leaflets/booklets anywhere in Nigeria’s foreign mission including right back home in Nigeria? Maybe that’s why they still don’t have passports… I don’t know Sha… just thinking of what could be a plausible reason!

       
      • Dr Banks 1 month ago

        Thanks for the response @JimmyBall, I actually meant NFF should’ve organise getting them a passport even before submitting the application 2 years ago. How do you apply for a switch without first giving evidence of citizenship of the player concerned. There was no scarcity of passport booklet at that time 2 years ago.

         
  • SAMUEL 1 month ago

    Femi Thomas
    Musa Muhammed
    Ebube Duru
    Chinedu Ajanah
    Olamilekan Adeleye
    Ibrahim Alhassan
    Kelechi Nwakali
    Chidiebere Nwakali
    Dayo Ojo
    Emem Eduok
    Samad Kadiri
    Olufemi Kayode
    Olorunleke Ojo
    Stanley Okoroma
    Ikouwem Utin
    Austin Opara
    Isiaka Oladuntoye
    Raphael Ayagwa
    Destiny Ashadi
    Usman Mohammed
    Sadiq Umar
    Tosin Omoyele
    Kadiri Samadi

    Guys,these are the players that played athletico madrid in uyo years back.Why cant Gernot Rohr build on these players from the beginning rather than inviting all dick and harry to super eagles.Whats on the coach mind now is to go and bring back ighalo to the team.Five years as a coach to Nigeria,this man has done nothing.Please compare his achievements to Late amodu and Keshi achievements.

     
    • JimmyBall 1 month ago

      I want to believe… Rohr still has it in mind to recall Odion Ighalo… I won’t be surprised… Yet he is looking for players who play for Real Madrid, Barcelona and Man City.

       
  • Dr Banks 1 month ago

    @Jimmy, it’s not easy to throw away a brilliant loyal servant my bro. If Man U could try Ighalo out then why not GR who has worked with him and very satisfied with his output. If Ole gave him more playing time in PL matches, Ighalo would’ve still be actively performing well like Cavani, but his non regular use caused a dip in his confidence hence not able to flourish. Even Moses is still very much relevant to the SE at this moment. Kalu, Onyekuru, Chukwueze, Ejuke still have a thing or 2 to learn from Moses
    Experience plays a major role in football, particularly goal scoring aspect as long as the player is still very active. Ibrahimovic (39), Ronaldo (36), Aguero (33), Suarez (34), Messi (34) and Cavani (34) are all older than Ighalo and Moses but still very vital to their respective National team till date.

     
    • JimmyBall 1 month ago

      … I see sense in what you say. I watched Umar Sadiq play against Girona home and away during their unsuccessful semi-final play off for promotion to La Liga… He did not impress me much… Short highlights clips can atimes unfairly accentuate a player’s true firepower and skillset. While Almeria playoff failure may not have been entirely his fault… I would like to see him play in an elite league and perform before giving him proper respects in the coming season… I still do not doubt he could offer Super Eagles more than Onuachu, Moffi and Maybe Iheanacho but in all truth… Sadiq Umar has been in European football long enough to now be playing in an elite team and league if top clubs hold firm and high valuation of his qualities like most Super Eagles fans like to think… With how we are faring… I would welcome back Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo back to Super Eagles! Confidence and experience can never be bought… We will see how things go. If Ighalo is to come back… pairing him with Osimhen in any system that acommodates two centre forward playing off each other would not be bad… once we can have a solid midfield and defence. I am taking this stance now because I feel we may have younger players being giving so much opportunity but not really convincing as against an Ighalo who has been there and done it all… I believe he is a better finisher than what we saw at Russia 2018 World Cup. I keep an open mind now… at this point
      Super Eagles lack true leaders… I will bring back
      Ighalo to replace Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses
      to replace the injury prone Samuel Kalu.

       
  • Eldridge Cleaver 1 month ago

    Kerewa Kerewa. This England team is so underwhelming. It is good Iwobi picked Nigeria instead of the.. Gwerere Gwerere. Ndi England are tournament favourites. Ngwa England will defeat Nigeria. Una dey watch match?

     
  • JimmyBall 1 month ago

    @Eldridge… It’s very difficult understanding your submissions with this your “Ndi” lines you always use… I won’t like often your posts bore me, I don’t know about others though!

     
  • GLORY 1 month ago

    OMG.. The beers are selling really fast.. and the song “it’s coming home resonating” seriously doing my head in. Lolzzz. But happy cos its bright sunny day atleast. My man of the match Kavin Philip. God bless SE, GOD bless Alexander The King Iwobi, God bless Gernot Rohr and God bless Nigeria.

     
    • Eldridge Cleaver 1 month ago

      Brotherman Glory, do you know that Kalvin Phillips turned down Jamaica to represent England. See how he was selected ahead of many other ‘white players’ for England in a major tournament. Kerewa Kerewa Kerewa the boy was fantastic. His decision to reject his country of origin for his country of birth has been rewarded big time. Gwerere Gwerere Gwerere!!!! It will be the turn of Saka in their next match. Kerewa Kerewa Kerewa…

       
      • glory 1 month ago

        Brodaman Eldridge, I don’t subscribe to personal gains in my life but to how we can bring joy to those that are struggling. On the basis of perching on the branch of comfort instead of being a stem to give out branches to many, in my opinion players like Kavin Philip only disserves such disesteem. As for Saka, he can be the Messi of this world, it won’t strike a pinch cord in me. Alexander the king Iwobi, Chuzzy wazza dazzler, Joe Ariball, EKONG, Balogun, Ola Aina, DESSERS, n every other committed SE players are the only reason I watch football, if not I would have personally given up this nonsense they call football; politically, economically, colonially driven nonsense they call football, now totally strangled of that natural flair/ innovations it once had.