It’s a Heavyweight Clash between Nigeria and Cameroon

Predictions and head-to-head is what you need to know about the most talked about clash between Nigeria and Cameroon in the last 16 of the 2019 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon, the title defenders face Nigeria, the hopefuls for the title. Both the teams have dealt with a lot of disruptions over pay disputes and have been goal-shy at the tournament as well. William Troost-Ekong, the Nigerian defender has insisted that the defeat has fired the team up. In the meanwhile, Coach for Cameroon, Clarence Seedorf, has high hopes for Karl Toko Ekambi. He expects that the forward will be able to revive the form that he had for La Liga when they face Nigeria in the match that is going to be a blockbuster.

Karl Toko Ekambi was the lead Villarreal scorer with 10 goals in the Spanish top flight. But he did not succeed to discover the net in the three group matches for the Indomitable Lions. Several attack combinations were tried out by Cameroon coach, all of which included Ekambi. But after a 2-0 win by the defending champions over Guinea-Bissau, they were forced to be satisfied with 0-0 draws by Benin and Ghana. In the year 2004, Cameroon was eliminated by Nigeria in the first knockout round itself in the Cup of Nations Championship. Known to be greatest rivals, Nigeria and Cameroon have met each other six times in the Biennial tournament. It includes three final matches that Cameroon won, one that was decided by the penalty shootout.

THE MAJOR WINNERS OF THE NFF AWARDS

Monday was a special day for Nigerian football as the governing body NFF hosted an Award ceremony in the city of Lagos. The award was in recognition of the performances of players in the respective national teams as well as the league.

The major winner in the awards was AL-Nassr forward Ahmed Musa who went home with the Player of the Year and the Goal of the Year awards. The 26-year-old has enjoyed an unforgettable 12 months with the national team.

The Focus in Nigeria Falls on Onuachu When he Scored the 10 Second Goal

Paul Onuachu has become the star of Nigerian football when he scored the foal within 10 seconds against Egypt during his international debut. The strike by the twenty-four old players is being considered to be the fastest goal in international football that has enabled the Super Eagles to secure their first victory in 29 years over the Pharaohs.

This goal has made journalists, fans, coach, and teammates to talk about him.Gernot Rohr, his coach has said that they have played only twice but there might be something in the player. He goes on to say that they shouldn’t get to carried away. However, Onuachu offers them with a different option along with an alternative attack.

FLYING EAGLES SEE OFF BURUNDI

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria got their U-20 African Cup of Nations campaign off to a flying start courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Burundi, in what was a frantic affair all through.

We endured a drab first half of the game; with both sides struggling to create any major openings for the first 45 and the nerves were beginning to set in.
Nigeria were particular guilty of being complacent, failing to really cut open the Burundi defense as they continued to toil all afternoon.

Dominic Dukodod, A Footballer From Nigeria Died While Warming Up

A Nigerian footballer named Dominic Dukudod who was warming up for the upcoming match died on the spot. The demise of the star Nigerian footballer was confirmed by his team spokesperson. Dominic died on the evening of Thursday on 13th December on the soil of state of Nasarawa. The veteran was warming up for his upcoming match which was to be held against Nasarawa United. But before he could play for his team, he slumped on the ground and then never got up. His sudden and unexpected demise has not only shocked the Nigerian football fraternity but also it has shocked the entire fraternity of football.

The Nigerian football team has not even recovered from some instances of previous mishaps that they suffered another heart broking news of the demise of their star player. They were already going through a bad phase and losing one of their best players has exacerbated things for them. Not it is going to be very difficult for them to cope up from this situation. They have paid deepest condolences on his untimely demise and have assured to give all mental support to his family.

John Mikel Obi Pledged Monetary & Moral Support To Amputee Team

The amputee football team missed the previous World Cup’s mainly due to lack of funds and went for crowd-funding to compete in the tournament this year. The Super Eagles squad and Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick did make best monetary contributions. However, John Mikel Obi, the captain has decided to assist the team.

Fred Edoreh, the fundraising coordinator said that they have had a word with John Mikel Obi’s representative who has agreed to help and assist the team. As per Edoreh, the support of John Mikel Obi will be a great boost and now the biggest challenge is to get flights to help the squad to reach Mexico. He also said that they are running short of time and now with fares going higher by the day, their opening game is going above the budget. Therefore, the decision has been taken by the management to send the first team as the initial batch. This is being done mainly to avoid the increased cost and help the team to settle down prior to the match against Brazil.

Nigeria Rohr Warns Amrouche's Departure Can Motivate Libya

Abuja, Nigeria, October 11 - Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr believes that the coach of Libel Adel Amrouche and his sudden withdrawal from the team could motivate their rivals even more ahead of a crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification. The match is going to take place on Saturday.

Amrouche ended as the Libya coach just days before clashes in Uyo, southern Nigeria, over unpaid wages. But the German manages Rohr has warned of complacency. Rohr said, "The coach can change, but the players and his assistants are still there so it will not be an easy game because they changed the coach. His guidance to the team is still there to motivate them."

Rohr wants positive results

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wants a positive result in the match against Seychelles that will be counting for the African Cup of Nations qualifier. He said that the Nigerian team has been preparing themselves well and that there is no reason why they cannot win the match against one of Africa minnows.

Nigeria who is currently third in the group need a win and Gernot Rohr said that all his players are aware of the situation. He said that this is not a good position to be in and that Nigeria should be among the top teams in the continent. He said that they have been working hard during the training session and that the players need to give their best on the pitch.

Flying Eagles Of Nigeria Qualify For U20

The qualifying rounds for Africa U-20 Cup of Nations were recently concluded for the year 2019 and the Flying Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the same. The U20 team of Nigeria sealed in their qualification in great style in the qualifying match that was held last Saturday. This was held at Agege Stadium and here in Lagos, the team was able to beat their opponents Mauritania with a score of 5-0.

The match went well for this team, they score two goals within the game’s first half; they were able to do more in the second half and scored the remaining goals to confirm their win over the opposing team. Wasiu Alalade was the player of the Nigerian team who was able to put Nigeria in front by the 12th minute. This was due to a shot that he made in the goal mouth. Though there were several missed chances after that, Flying Eagles were able to double their lead, which happened in the half-hour mark and this was achieved by Nafizi Yahaya.

Leicester City’s Wilfried Ndidi Suffers A Hamstring Injury

Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi has reportedly suffered a hamstring injury which could potentially rule him out of Nigeria’s World Cup campaign. The 21-year-old has been one of the Super Eagles’ top performers of late and national team coach Gernot Rohr faces a huge decision to make, if the midfielder is deemed unfit for the summer World Cup.

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