Breaking: Again, Lookman scores as Super Eagles tame Angola, zoom to AFCON 2023 semi-final

February 2, 2024 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Friday night edged Angola 1-0 to secure semi-final ticket at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations 2023 in Cote d’ivoire. It was Ademola Lookman’s 41st minute strike was all that made the difference. Lookman’s goal was assisted by Moses Simon following a counter-attack move that split the Angolan defence. In the second half, Victor Osimhen’s firm Read More

Akpabio leads Nigeria’s delegation to cheer Super Eagles vs Angola in AFCON 2023 quarter-final clash

February 2, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Nigerian Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio has arrived in Ivory Coast to support the Super Eagles as they contend for their fourth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title. The Senate President led a 10-man Senate delegation to Ivory Coast to chear up the Super Eagles. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected to virtually monitor the team’s progress. Blueprint gathered Read More

Happening now [AFCON 2023]: Nwabali in, as Peseiro rolls out Super Eagles squad for Angola

February 2, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali will man the goalpost when Nigeria faces Angola in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, quarter-final tie on Friday evening. Recall that The Chippa United keeper was a major doubt after he sustained a knee injury during Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Cameroon in the round of 16 clash last Saturday. However, Super Eagles manager Read More

Super Eagles to face world champions Argentina in friendly

January 30, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The international friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and world champions, Argentina will now be played at the Guangdong Olympics Centre Stadium, China. The friendly was earlier scheduled to take place in Japan. The encounter will however take place at a yet to be decided date in March. The ground, also known as the Aoti Main Stadium, was opened Read More

Senate committee on sports salutes Super Eagles over AFCON 2023 quarter-final ticket, backs Gusau’s NFF

January 28, 2024 Gbenga Gsong 0

Chairman Senate Committee on Sports Senator Suleiman Kawu Sumaila OFR, has commended the Super Eagles’ outstanding display against Cameroon in their Round 16 tie at the ongoing AFCON in Ivory Coast. The Eagles defeated their arch rival 2-0 to book a date with Angola in the quarter final. The Chairman said the team’s exceptional performance against the Cameroonians has received Read More

AFCON 2023: Go for trophy, Speaker Abbas tells Super Eagles 

January 27, 2024 Joshua Egbodo  0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D, has charged the Super Eagles with bringing home the trophy at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Speaker Abbas, in his message to the Nigerian male national team, said the Super Eagles have the potential to win the AFCON, especially with the array of stars and experienced players in Read More

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles get round of 16 opponent

January 23, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Nigeria will play Cameroon in the Round of 16 at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The knockout tie was confirmed on Tuesday evening after defending champions Senegal defeated the Syli Stars 2-0 and Cameroon beat Gambia 3-2. The result means that Senegal top Group C with nine maximum points, while Cameroon finish second with four points. Guinea also finished Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles Pip Guinea, progress to Round of 16, Cote d’ivoire crash out of AFCON 2023

January 22, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Super Eagles have progressed to the next round of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) after defeating Guinea-Bissau 1-0 on Monday. The Super Eagles took the lead on the 36th minute after Guinea-Bissau’s Sangante kicked the ball into the net. Nigeria finished as runners-up in the group behind Equatorial Guinea. Meanwhile, the host, Cote d’Ivoire failed to go through Read More

Happening now: Aribo, Simon in; Lookman, Troost-Ekong, Iwobi out as Peseiro names Super Eagles squad vs Guinea-Bissau in AFCON 2023 clash

January 22, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has named four new players in his starting line-up for Monday’s (today) Group A with the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau. Peseiro also opted for a 3-4-3 formation for the clash billed for the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium. Stanley Nwabali will start in goal for the third consecutive game in the competition. Fenerbahce’s Bright Osayi-Samuel will Read More

Odegbami drums support for Super Eagles in Cote d’Ivoire

January 21, 2024 Admin II 0

Former Nigeria captain, Dr. Patrick Olusegun Odegbami has called on Nigerians at home and in the diaspora to provide ample support for, and have strong belief in, the Super Eagles to triumph at the ongoing 34th Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cote d’Ivoire. Speaking on his radio programme on Eagle FM on Saturday morning, the one known as ‘The Mathematical’ Read More

Super Eagles in for greater AFCON exploits after heaping defeat on Cote d’ivoire – NFF 

January 20, 2024 Admin II 0

  President of Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa Gusau said on Friday that the Super Eagles’ victory over hosts Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday at the 34th Africa Cup of Nations finals has opened the door of success for the three-time African champions. Gusau commended the players for their calmness and superb organisation in a highly tactical game with the Read More

AFCON 2023: Remain focused, SWAN Charges Super Eagles, Thumps Up NFF, FG

January 19, 2024 Admin II 0

The Leadership of Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has expressed delight with the turn of performance and subsequent victory by the Super Eagles over the Elephants of Cote d’ivoire in the second group A match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023. SWAN President, Mr. Isaiah Benjamin, who spoke from Abidjan, venue of the tournament via a Read More

[Happening now] AFCON 2023: Moses Simon benched as Peseiro rings changes ahead of Cote d’Ivoire vs Super Eagles clash

January 18, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has opted for a 3-4-3 formation for the side’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash with hosts Cote d’Ivoire. Peseiro also make three changes to the side that played out a 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea on Sunday. Nantes winger Moses Simon will start from the bench. Midfielder Alhassan Yusuf, who also Read More

AFCON 2023: Alhassan Yusuf out of Cote d’Ivoire clash – Peseiro

January 17, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has confirmed that Alhassan Yusuf is out of the match against host, the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire, on Thursday at the Stade Olympique Alassan Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan. Peseiro confirmed this on Wednesday at the team’s news conference ahead of Nigeria’s second match at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire. Read More

Sadiq Umar: NFF defends Super Eagles’ medical team despite club claims

January 16, 2024 Blueprint News 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday dismissed allegations of negligence and unprofessional conduct on the part of the Super Eagles medical team concerning the withdrawal of Spain-based forward Sadiq Umar from the squad for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire. Blueprint recalls that Sadiq was reported to have suffered a knee injury when the Super Read More