Fight For Bronze Medal: Rohr Must Unleash The Beast In His Team
Published: July 16, 2019
It's no more news that the Super Eagles' dream of winning their fourth continental trophy was shattered by Algeria in Sunday's semi-final tie which ended 2-1.Gernort Rohr's men couldn't stand the Desert Warriors' challenge and they were a little bit unlucky to have conceded a goal with the last kick of the game.Though ...
Official : Talented Midfielder Olise Inks New Three-Year Deal With Reading FC
Published: July 15, 2019
Reading Football Club on Monday announced the contract extension of attacking midfielder Michael Olise.The 17-year-old's first professional contract will see him stay with the Royals until the summer of 2022.Olise  has spoken to the club's website on the new chapter in his career."It feels great to finally sign, I'm e...
Rohr Expresses Misgivings Over VAR Decisions At 2019 AFCON
Published: July 15, 2019
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has expressed misgivings over some of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) decisions at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. The German has opined that VAR was not correctly applied by referee Rédouane Jiyed during the 2-1 win over South Africa as goalscorer Bongani Zungu was in an offs...
AFCON 2019 : Three Massive Implications From Nigeria's 2-1 Loss To Algeria
Published: July 15, 2019
Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 to book their place in the AFCON final for the first time in 29 years. It took a very late effort in the match for the tie to be settled courtesy of a superb finish just outside the box from Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez.This was the case as Nigeria surrendered to the might of the North...
'We Could Not Find Our Wingers' - Rohr Reveals What Went Tactically Wrong In Loss To Algeria
Published: July 15, 2019
Gernot Rohr admitted that the tactics employed by Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi proved to be enough to neutralize his pacy wingers Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze. Rohr also revealed the intensity of pressing by the Algerian players restricted the Super Eagles from getting into their rhythm and highlighted that Bag...
Rohr Suspects Super Eagles Players Were Waiting For Extra Time To Finish Off Algeria
Published: July 15, 2019
Reacting to the Super Eagles 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semifinal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, manager Gernot Rohr admitted that his players wanted the game to go to extra time because they were fitter than the opponents. The former Bayern Munich defender acknowledged that the Desert Foxes dominated the first ...
Ighalo On Conceding Injury-Time Goal, Hardest Game & Message To Super Eagles Fans
Published: July 15, 2019
Shanghai Greenland Shenhua striker Odion Ighalo has shared his thoughts on the Super Eagles heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semifinal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Ighalo's 72nd minute goal from the spot after the referee consulted VAR would have taken the game into extra-time, only for Manchester City'...
Riyad Mahrez On Scoring Sensational Free-Kick Goal, Facing Tough Nigeria
Published: July 15, 2019
Riyad Mahrez's stunning 95th minute free-kick sent Algeria to the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations  after beating Nigeria 2-1 on Sunday evening. The Manchester City star admitted that the Super Eagles were a tough nut to crack and was delighted to net the winning goal in injury time. ''It was a strong an...
'Mahrez Is A Smart & Great Player' - Super Eagles Stars React To 'Annoying' Loss To Algeria
Published: July 15, 2019
Super Eagles players could not hide their disappointment after they lost 2-1 to Algeria in the last four of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday evening. Levante winger Moses Simon and midfielder John Ogu spoke to reporters in the mixed zone shortly after the game at the Cairo International Stadium. Simon sai...
Key Stats Algeria Vs Nigeria : Omeruo Most Passes & Clearances; Ighalo Top Shooter; Ekong Aerial Duels; Etebo Most Fouled; Ndidi Dribbles; Awaziem Intercpetions
Published: July 15, 2019
Three-time African champions Nigeria suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Algeria in the semifinal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday evening after Riyad Mahrez scored a stunning added time free-kick to secure a win for Algeria. From the statistics as published by Whoscored.com, the Super Eagles players had...
Four Takeaways From The Super Eagles Heartbreaking Injury Time Loss To Algeria
Published: July 15, 2019
Nigeria will not play against Senegal in Friday's final of the 2019 AFCON but will rather face Tunisia on Wednesday in the third place final. Izuchukwu Okosi looks at four takeaways in the 2-1 defeat to Algeria on Sunday.1. Better Second Half By The EaglesThe Super Eagles deployed a different tactics from their quarte...
'It Is Very Sad I Was Beaten By That Free-Kick' - 'Fall Guy' Akpeyi Wishes He Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time
Published: July 15, 2019
Daniel Akpeyi was made the scapegoat for the Super Eagles failure to qualify for the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they conceded an injury time free-kick, from which Riyad Mahrez scored. The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper is trending for all the wrong reasons on social media with many Super Eagles fans que...
Super Eagles Player Ratings In Loss To Algeria : Ugly Marks For Ekong, Akpeyi; Etebo Bright Spark; Musa Quiet; Iwobi, Chukwueze Tame
Published: July 14, 2019
Izuchukwu Okosi reflects on the performances of the Super Eagles players in the semifinals defeat to Algeria. The Starters Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi : Seems to lack confidence as always and had no answer to Riyad Mahrez's world class free kick. 4.5/10. Defenders Chidozie Awaziem : What a performance by Awaziem...
'This Jersey Has Always Been Unlucky' - Heartbroken Super Eagles Fans Blame Less Fancied Dark Green Jersey For Defeat Vs Algeria
Published: July 14, 2019
The Super Eagles of Nigeria won't continue their race for a fourth AFCON glory after losing 2-1 to Algeria in Sunday's second semi-final clash. Troost-Ekong's own-goal and Riyad Mahrez's stunning free kick were enough to see the North African powerhouse overcome Nigeria's challenge.Having witnessed their darling team ...
Algeria 2 Nigeria 1 : Ighalo Nets 4th AFCON Goal, Mahrez Scores Sublime Injury Time Winner
Published: July 14, 2019
Nigeria will battle for a third place finish in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after suffering a 2-1 defeat against Algeria Sunday evening at the Cairo International Stadium.Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez was the match winner as his last gasp free kick secured victory for the Desert Foxes who will face Senegal in...