Eguavoen praises Olayinka as he explains why he made several changes to starting lineup vs Guinea-Bissau
Published: January 24, 2022
Augustine Eguavoen has explained the rationale behind his decision to make as many as eight changes to his starting lineup against Guinea-Bissau in Nigeria's final group game at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. It is believed that the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner made those changes to avoid burnout in the squad as...
Eguavoen responds to Tunisia coach comments on the Super Eagles being predictable
Published: January 24, 2022
Augustine Eguavoen has responded to the post-match comments made by Tunisia coach for the AFCON 2021 round of sixteen clash against Nigeria. The Tunisian coach boasted after the game that the Eagles of Carthage nullified the threat of the Nigeria team by targeting their wingers, especially Moses Simon. There was...
'Everybody's trying to play safe' - Eguavoen on why Aina, Sanusi were not allowed to bomb forward
Published: January 24, 2022
Despite the Tunisia national team adopting a low-block against Nigeria in their round of 16 Africa Cup of Nations clash, manager Augustine Eguavoen did not give the freedom to his pacy fullbacks Ola Aina and Zaidu Sanusi to bomb forward until after they were down to ten men in the second half. With the Tunisians nu...
Eguavoen reveals what he instructed two front players Iheanacho, Awoniyi to do vs Tunisia
Published: January 24, 2022
Creating danger from the wing was Augustine Eguavoen's major tactical approach in the four games at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations but it was easy for the Tunisians to nullify the game plan with two players double-teaming on Samuel Chukwueze and Moses Simon and it played a huge role in their win. Most of Nigeria's off...
'Iwobi was a bit dangerous on Tunisia player' - Okocha insists ref made right call on nephew's foul
Published: January 24, 2022
Nigeria legend Austin Okocha believes there was no way Alex Iwobi wouldn't be shown a red card for dangerous play during the second half of the Super Eagles' 1-0 loss to Tunisia in a round of 16 clash at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night. Seven minutes after entering the game as a substitute, Iwobi was r...
'It wasn't intentional' - Eguavoen tears into Senegalese referee over Iwobi's red card, foul on Ndidi
Published: January 24, 2022
Augustine Eguavoen tried to hold back but couldn't after he was asked to share his views on the red card handed to Alex Iwobi during his side's 1-0 loss to Tunisia at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night. Seven minutes after the former Arsenal star came off the bench to replace Kelechi Iheanacho, he took t...
'They double-teamed on Simon' - Eguavoen admits Super Eagles were troubled by Tunisia low-block
Published: January 24, 2022
Speaking at a press conference following Nigeria's 1-0 loss to Tunisia in the round of 16 at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, manager Augustine Eguavoen admitted that the Super Eagles could not break down the defence of the north Africans. The Super Eagles went into the clash as overwhelming favourites after three str...
AFCON 2021 : Five takeaways from Nigeria's disappointing 1-0 loss to Tunisia
Published: January 24, 2022
Nigeria were eliminated from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday evening after the 1-0 defeat to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.  Izuchukwu Michael presents five things noted  from the game. 1. Same Regular StartersSuper Eagles interim coach Austin Eguavoen did not make changes to his preferred regulars and that...
Super Eagles player ratings : Okoye inexperienced; Ekong no leadership; Simon caged; Awoniyi poor
Published: January 23, 2022
The Super Eagles' promising run at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was halted on Sunday evening at the Roumde Adjia stadium in Garoua as Tunisia stole a 1-0 win from a rather disappointing Nigerian side.Izuchukwu Michael rates the players' performances below : Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye : Made one or two saves but ...
Nigeria 0 Tunisia 1 : Msakni's long-range effort ends Super Eagles' fantastic run
Published: January 23, 2022
Nigeria's Super Eagles on Sunday evening crashed out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-0 defeat to Tunisia as Youssef Msakni's goal separated both sides. The Super Eagles created four goal scoring chances in the first half but none of them were on target while the Tunisians had one attempt to their name.Wi...
AFCON 2021 : Eight things to note on Nigeria's starting lineup to face Tunisia
Published: January 23, 2022
Nigeria legend Augustine Eguavoen has announced his starting lineup to face Tunisia in a round of 16 clash at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Allnigeriasoccer.com brings you eight things to note on the confirmed Super Eagles starting lineup.1) The lineup features eight changes from the eleven that started against Guin...
Confirmed Nigeria starting XI : Ex-Chelsea duo, former Liverpool star, Chukwueze, Aribo return
Published: January 23, 2022
Nigeria's caretaker manager Augustine Eguavoen has announced his starting lineup for Sunday evening's round of sixteen Africa Cup of Nations clash against Tunisia at Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua.The former ACB Lagos defender has reverted to the same team that defeated Egypt and Sudan in the first two matches in the gr...
Arsenal's Anglo-Nigerian right-back receives first call-up for a Premier League match
Published: January 23, 2022
Promising right-back Ryan Alebiosu received his first-ever call-up for an English Premier League match on Sunday afternoon as Arsenal were surprisingly held to a goalless draw by Burnley at the Emirates Stadium. The Anglo-Nigerian youngster benefited from the absence of first choice right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu who wa...
Former Liverpool striker Diouf likens Tunisia to Italy as he rates their chances against Nigeria
Published: January 23, 2022
Former Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf believes the Tunisia national team is similar to four-time world champions Italy in terms of being unpredictable on the pitch. It is now eighteen years since the Eagles of Carthage won their only Africa Cup of Nations title, on home soil with a 2-1 victory over north African ...
'I'm a Nigerian' - Ex-Arsenal striker sends message to Iwobi, Nwakali, Ajayi & Co to beat Tunisia
Published: January 23, 2022
Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is rooting for the Super Eagles to defeat Tunisia when both countries face off in a round of sixteen clash at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday evening. Adebayor was born in Lome, Togo to parents who originally hailed from Nigeria but opted to pledge his international...