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Eagles Arrive Abuja From Seychelles, Depart For Monrovia Tuesday Morning

Eagles Arrive Abuja From Seychelles, Depart For Monrovia Tuesday Morning

By Johnny Edward:

The Super Eagles of Nigeria arrived in Abuja from Seychelles enroute Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly clash against Liberia reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The team arrived with all the 13 foreign based players listed for the game, and will travel to Lagos later today (Monday) where they will lodge at the Sheraton Hotel.

The team will be joined by the four home-based players called up by Gernot Rohr for the friendly.

The players are Enyimba FC’s captain, Mfon Udoh, Adeleye Olamilekan of FC IfeanyiUbah and Ebube Duru of Lobi Stars, as well as Enyimba FC forward Sunday Adetunji.

The team will leave for Monrovia Tuesday morning where they will face the Lone Stars, CSN also gathered.

The match is in celebration of Liberian President, former World Footballer of the Year George Oppong Weah, and is scheduled for Tuesday evening at the 35,000 –capacity Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

The Super Eagles defeated Seychelles 3-0 in a 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier on Saturday at the Linite stadium in Victoria.


Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United, England); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal); Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars)

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, Portugal); Joel Obi (AC Chievo Verona, Italy)

Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Simeon Nwankwo (Crotone FC, Italy); Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray SK, Turkey); Sunday Adetunji (Enyimba FC); Samuel Kalu (Bordeaux FC, France); Mfon Udoh (Enyimba FC).

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  • _All We Are Saying…_

    Much to the dismay of a large section of us fans, coach Rohr continues as Nigeria’s Coach after what many saw as a painful, inept and incompetent way of crashing out at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    Resigned to this reality, fans watched the match against Seychelles on Saturday hoping to see whether coach Rohr has learnt one or two things from his mis-handling of the dying minutes against Argentina.

    From Omo9ja, to Haymaker and other highly esteemed forumites, the answer is a resounding NO!

    Still, many fans admirably choose to err on the side of patience believing that Rohr will deliver, given time.

    Now that we go into another international friendly match tomorrow, these are 5 “all we are saying” to Coach Rohr and his coaching crew.

    1) No dying minutes substitutions please. Make substitutions in a meaningful manner.

    2) Don’t play players out of position when there are players available in that position languishing on the bench.

    3) If you didn’t plan to use John Ogu, you should have sent him back; for heaven sake play this guy!

    4) Be adventurous with the strikers you invited and please, deliver us from 1 goal per year striker.

    5) Try both goalkeepers and if you are not convinced, it is high time you find a reliable substitute to Francis Uzoho.

    Gareth Southgate’s most significant achievement as England Coach is to re-connect fans and the general public with the England national team. Coach Rohr seems a million miles away from doing that at the moment with Nigeria.

    • you are spot on as are all the other forum contributors..
      I believe that such strikers as Taiwo Awoniyi, Sadique Abubakar Umar, Fanendo Adi, Larry Kayode, Victor Osimhen etc should be invited to these and more friendlies and competitive matches.. also WING BACK Skipper Mohammed, Midfielder AbdulJeleel Ajagun, K Nwakali, Alpha, Yahaya , Winger Eze, Moses Simon, Defenders Tosin Kehinde,………. let’s try them and more now via friendlies and then competitive matches..

      • OUSCA2007: Most of the players you have mentioned are not ready. Taiwo Awoniyi and Victor Osimhen need to start producing for their clubs first. Victor didn’t do much at Wolfsburgh in the two seasons he has been there and Taiwo hasn’t picked up from last season. Larry Kayode and Moses Simon are injured so not eligible for selection.

        AbdulJeleel has lost his starting place this season (I was clamouring for his inclusion in July/August) and Mohammed Musa also needs to increase his playing time. I don’t see the rational behind calling him up as he is playing 3 minutes and 15 minutes in a second division team this year when we have premiership players playing 90 minutes all season in their positions.

        Others that sit on the bench include Tosin, Umar, Alpha, Yahaya. No point calling up people that warm the benches or are not even in matchday squads when there are senior players who are scoring goals and playing full matches and thus match fit and in good condition.

        Instead I’d call Orji Okonkwo (attacking midfield Bologna),
        Dennis Bonaventure and Arnaut Danjuma (striker and right wing Club Brugge), Blessing Eleke (striker Luzern)
        Seth Sinclair (Right Back Rizespor),
        Anthony Nwakaeme (Left wing/striker Trabzonspor),
        James Igbekeme (Defensive and attacking midfield Real Zaragoza),
        Ekpai Moses Ubong (Right wing Vitoria Plizen),
        Deji Ousman Beyreuther (Left back Eintracht Frankfurt),
        Aminu Umar (Right wing Rizespor)

        These players are first choice for their clubs (some champions of their league), in form, scoring goals and performing day in day out right now.
        I’ll also call up from the bench John Ogu and Onyekuru to the starting line up and remove Simy Nwankwo and Ighalo plus Joel Obi from the squad altogether

  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    Oh yes. Well spoken @deo. In fact, it shall be well with you my man by God’s grace amen. @OUSCA2007, kudos to you as well. We all wants the best for our country.

    Enough of politics game in our football. Is ideal they listen to us or they leave our football for us because we all deserves some respect from NFF. I love you all. Have a good night my people. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Prince 3 years ago

    Super Eagles best line up against Lybia … Hopefully barring no injuries!

    Super eagle should start to play the same formation used in the second halves in the friendlies against Argentina and England !!!
    (2-1-4-3) formation 

    When we attack – 2-3-2-3
    When we defend – 2-1-3-4

    Musa; Iheanacho
    Ebuehi; Wilfred; Mikel; Idowu
    Leon; Eze; Ekong

    Adi, , Onyekuru, Kalu, Simy, Simon
    Ogu, Etebo; Nwakali
    Ajayi, Aina, Abdullahi
    Afelokhai, Ezenwa

  • Prince 3 years ago

    When is our coach gonna give some upcoming prospect a chance …. someone like – Cyriel Dessers

  • I don’t know when NFF is going to learn.

    We are playing tonight and at the same time flying out of Lagos same day.

    NFF has been making this kind of mistake for years and till now still making the same mistake.

    What stopped our players from getting to the country at least 24 hours before the match to get use to the climate?