Nigeria Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr has released the list of players invited to play in their last World Cup Qualifier against Algeria and a friendly match against Argentina.
The 3 goalkeepers in the squad are Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi and Francis Uzoho.
Defenders on the list are William Ekong, Abdullahi Shehu, Tyronne Ebuehi, Leon Balogun, Uche Agbo, Chidozie Awaziem and Olaoluwa Aina.
The midfield players include Mikel John Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Ogu, Mikel Agu, Chidiebere and Nwakali.
The attack is to be represented by Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo, Henry Onyekuru and Anthony Nwakaeme.
On the standby list are Kenneth Omeruo and Russian born Brian Idowu.
All the invited players are expected to arrive in a camp in Morocco next week Monday before the delegation flies to Constantine on November 9, The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disclosed.
These games will likely provide debuts for Chidiebere Nwankali (forward) and Francis Uzoho (goalkeeper) in the main roster of the Super Eagles.
Gernot Rohr has included a lot of experienced players, although the loss of keeper Carl Ikeme is providing a nag as he had become a stalwart in the team.
The most notable omission from the least is Victor Moses, who has been out injured for his club side, Chelsea for about 3 weeks with a hamstring problem.
Turkey-based defender Elderson Echiejile and Feirense keeper Dele Alampasu. Alampasu has yet to play any games for his club this season, are also absent from the 25-man squad.
The Super Eagles have secured qualification to the World Cup next year in Russia
The NFF added that the Super Eagles will fly to Krasnodar, Russia from Constantine on November 11 on a 45–seater chartered aircraft for the international friendly against Argentina, which will hold on November 14.
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Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum
FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.
FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.
FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style
The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”
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Argentina couldn't claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style 🤩🇳🇬 . The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria's 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection 🙌⚽ . #SuperEagles #WorldCup #Russia2018 #worldcup2018 #volgograd #Nigeria #Iceland #FootballKit #Football #Soccer #FootballHistory
The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.
Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis
American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.
Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.
Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:
“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”
nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships
this kidney stone can wait…. 👊🏾 doing it for my team! ❤️ I’ll be gucci girls ! pic.twitter.com/rKkvuEQrKc
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) October 26, 2018
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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game
Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.
Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.
He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”
A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss! pic.twitter.com/Ql4dcuJvCW
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 24, 2018
Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.
Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.