1. Rohr Knows Nine Of His Starters Vs RSA : Picks Ezenwa In Team A, Undecided Over Leicester’s Iheanacho

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has already made up his mind on at least nine of the players that will be named in the starting line-up for Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg, allnigeriasoccer.com can exclusively report.
The German football tactician intends to name majority of the players that started the wins against Libya last month in the match day five fixture vs Bafana Bafana.

2. Moses Faces Chelsea Obstacle From FIFA Threat

Any thought of Moses leaving Stamford Bridge on loan or in a permanent deal would depend on if the club can buy a replacement, which would be impossible should they get a FIFA transfer ban.

Consequently, Moses will now have to carefully weigh his chances in the January window, as a loan deal outside would accord him regular playing time elsewhere, while staying put would mean working harder to put an end to his current redundant status under Maurizio Sarri.

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3. Ibitoye Rules Out High Altitude Fear For Eagles

With Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) bowing to pressure from the team to allow them travel to Johannesburg two days before the match, stakeholders are worried that the players could get bogged by altitude issues before kick-off.

However, Ibitoye stressed on Thursday before the team flew out of Asaba airport aboard a chartered flight that the players know how to confront all manner of issues and weather conditions.

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4. Asaba Airport gets first international flight as Super Eagles leaves for South Africa

Asaba was agog on Thursday  as the first international flight landed at the Asaba Airport to convey the Nigeria Super Eagles to South Africa, with the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and Captain Yahaya Pam, Pilot, Max Air, saying that facilities at the airport were among the best in the country and of international standard.

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5. ‘We Are Not In Talks With Either Nigeria Or England’ – Southampton Striker Clears The Air On International Future

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has committed his international future to his country of birth, the Republic of Ireland, according to his intermediary, Playerworks CSM Agency.
There has been speculation over the national team he will represent as he is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his parents and England, the country where he was raised.