1. ‘I Like John Ogu Very Much’- Rohr Defends Decision Not To Field Midfielder Vs Libya
Hapoel Beer Sheva’s John Ogu was a non-playing substitute in Nigeria’s 4-0 rout of Libya in Saturday evening’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr was forced to make an injury-enforced change in the 18th minute, bringing on Chelsea loanee Ola Aina for Abdullahi Shehu, while Isaac Success and Henry Onyekuru came on in the second half.
2. ‘Super Eagles Will Be Aggressive In Sfax Vs Libya’ – Bordeaux Winger Samuel Kalu
Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu is confident that the Super Eagles will pick up their third win on the spin when they trade tackles with Libya on match day four of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The former Gent star earned his second cap for Nigeria this past weekend and closed the scoring in the 90th minute with a brilliant curler from just outside the box to make it 4-0.
3. AFCON 2019: Pinnick dedicates Eagles’ win over Libya to Buhari
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Saturday’s match was the first in the fresh tenure of the Pinnick –led NFF, following the elections in Katsina on September 20 that handed the Board another four–year term.
A statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications and made available, quoted Pinnick as saying that the Eagles victory was dedicated to President Buhari for his continued support to the NFF.
4. Rohr On Iwobi Playing Number 10 Role : He Can Deliver Passes And Score
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr was satisfied with the performance of Arsenal star Alex Iwobi during his side’s 4-0 rout of Libya in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday, October 13.
Although Iwobi did not wear Mikel’s hallowed number ten jersey, the absence of the former Chelsea star due to fitness issues opened the door for the Hale End Academy product to be deployed as an attacking midfielder.