Rohr Turns Attention On Libya, Overlooks Liberia

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has turned his attention on Nigeria’s next Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Libya, despite a friendly lying before then against Liberia.

The Eagles battle away to Liberia in an international friendly to honour the West African neighbours’ president, George Opong Weah, but Rohr says the real deal for his in the next AFCON 2019 qualifier against Libya.

Rather than dwell on Tuesday’s friendly in Monrovia and keep celebrating Saturday’s 3-0 spanking of Seychelles at their backyard, the Franco-German tactician is already thinking of whipping the Libyans as well on October 10 in Kaduna. Read more at

‘Stars’ with Eaglets, duds with Eagles: How age cheating ‘killing’ Nigerian football

In recent times, the subject of age has once again become a big issue in our football following the large number of supposedly youngsters failing to make the Golden Eaglets due to issues over their ages. Here, Tunde Sulaiman takes a look at how the problem has not only grown but has subsequently also affected the Super Eagles

After running the World Cup for more than four decades, world football governing body, FIFA, in the mid-70s, decided to broaden the universal appeal of the competition by introducing an age-grade version of the tournament.

The brain child of the then President, late Dr. Joao Havelange of Brazil, it was hoped that the move would fast-track the development of the game through the discovery of talented youngsters who will then be groomed into senior players. Read more at

Amrouche Apologizes To Eagles For “Juju” Comment

Libya’s coach, Adel Amrouche has apologised to Nigerians for the “juju” comments he made about Super Eagles ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash in October reports

Amrouche stated in his post match interview after his side’s goalless draw away to South Africa in Durban that the Nigerian team bank on “juju” and will prefer to play against them.

He also added that Nigeria can go ahead to host both ties as the Mediterranean Knights have been playing their ‘home’ World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Mali, Egypt and Tunisia over the last five years due to the unrest in the country. Read more at

Liberia vs Nigeria: Rohr invites four NPFL players

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has called up four players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), for Tuesday’s international friendly against Liberia.

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has called up four players from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), for Tuesday’s international friendly against Liberia.

The players are: Ebube Duru, Mfon Udoh, Olamilekan Adeleye and Sunday Adetunji.

They are all expected to join 21 Super Eagles players on their return to Lagos from Victoria, where they defeated Seychelles 3-0 in Saturday’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifying encounter. Read more at

Nigeria rely on individual brilliance to beat Seychelles

Never mind the scoreline, the Super Eagles were unimpressive in Victoria, and questions around Gernot Rohr continue to swirl.

There was more at stake than the three points from Saturday’s game against Seychelles. While victory was obviously welcome, and puts Nigeria within a point of the group summit, what was in contention was the continued enthusiasm of the Super Eaglessupporters.

Simply put, it was imperative to determine whether the lessons of the World Cup had been learnt, whether the excessive caution with which Gernot Rohr sabotaged his own side in Russia would now be cast aside.

Usually, it is difficult to be critical of a 3-0 win, and yet, coming away from the experience, there was no satisfaction. Read more at