VIDEO: Watch what Super Eagles did after silencing Egypt’s Pharaohs in AFCON 2021 opener

January 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The entire Super Eagles have been in cloud nine after putting spirited efforts to defeat experienced Pharaohs of Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations opening group D match in Garoua, Cameroon on Tuesday. Super Eagles number one goalkeeper Maduka Okoye took centre stage to thrill his teammates. He later shared the joyful mood through his tiktok social media handle Read More

Pictures: Super Eagles settle in Cameroon as CAF, LOC give Nigerian team special welcome to AFCON 2021

January 8, 2022 Editor 0

The Confederation of African Football and the Local Organizing Committee on Saturday morning formally received three –time champions Nigeria to the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in the Republic of Cameroon 9th January – 6th February. A formality, but nonetheless important part of a team’s programme on arrival at a major football championship, the Team Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles land in Cameroon ahead AFCON 2021 tourney

January 6, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles Wednesday night landed at Garoua, Cameroon, four days ahead of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The biennial competition is scheduled to kickoff January 9 with the Nigerian senior national men team playing their first match on January 11. Nigeria will battle Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau in group D at the competition. The Austin Eguavoen-tutored team had Read More

[Breaking]: AFCON 2021: Ahmed Musa bolts out of Super Eagles’ camp, misses training

January 5, 2022 Editor 0

Super Eagles squad travelling to Cameroon Wednesday night will be without captain Ahmed Musa. Blueprint gathered that Musa also missed their last training session held inside the MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on Wednesday morning after losing a family member. The Fatih Karagumruk of Turkey striker was given permission to leave the team’s camp to be with family members following Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles’ camp depletes as 4 key players pull out, 10 days to AFCON 2021 kickoff

December 31, 2021 Editor 0

There are growing concerns in the camp of Super Eagles after up to four key players were confirmed to have pulled of Africa Cup of Nations scheduled for Cameroon as from January 9, 2021. A statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday morning confirmed that experienced goal poacher Victor Osimhen will not make to the biennial soccer championship. Read More

Breaking: NFF officially appoints new Super Eagles coach, less than 2 weeks to AFCON 2021

December 29, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has officially appointed a foreign coach Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles coach. Peseiro is a Portuguese. This was disclosed in a communique issued on Wednesday evening after a virtual NFF executive committee meeting. Part of the Communique reads, “After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Read More

Breaking: At last, NFF releases Super Eagles squad ahead AFCON 2021 *See full list

December 25, 2021 Editor 0

Head Coach Augustine Eguavoen has named his 28-final list of the Super Eagles of Nigeria for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon 9th January – 6th February 2022, with Captain Ahmed Musa, midfield enforcer Wilfred Ndidi and effervescent forward Victor Osimhen all making the cut for the big houseparty. The three –time winners will confront seven-time and record winners Read More

SWAN FCT celebrates Super Eagles coordinator, Patrick Pascal

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) FCT chapter has felicitated with the Super Eagles coordinator Mr Patrick Pascal (MON) on his birthday. In a statement in Abuja, SWAN FCT chairman Mr. Ndubueze Chidoka commended Mr. Pascal who he described as a man of integrity with outstanding exploits. “Mr. Patrick Pascal is a rare personality in the sports sector, particularly Read More

AFCON 2021: Super Eagles begin camping in Uyo

December 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Super Eagles of Nigeria will start their preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Uyo on December 28. According to reports, the team will train in the Akwa Ibom state’s capital before moving to Garoua, Cameroon venue of their group games. There are also plans for the Super Eagles to play at least three warm-up games before the Read More

Breaking: NFF officially terminates Gernot Rohr’s contract, Eguavoen takes over Super Eagles’ job

December 12, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Mr Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis. This is with immediate effect, and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three –time African champions for the past 64 months, and is Read More

Gernot Rohr: NFF meets deadline, submits report to sports ministry

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has submitted the technical report on the performance of the Super Eagles and its Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, meeting the deadline given it by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development. Top sources in the Ministry said the comprehensive report from NFF is being studied before a further meeting to chart the way forward. Read More

Breaking: At last, NFF terminates Gernot Rohr’s contract as Super Eagles coach

November 21, 2021 Editor 0

Report from the headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has it that the country’s football governing body has reached mutual termination of agreement with Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr. The agreement was reached few hours ago with Rohr said to have returned back to his base, NFF source told Blueprint in Abuja on Sunday. Clamour for Rohr’s removal reached Read More

Ighalo: I didn’t bribe my way back to Super Eagles

November 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Returning Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has denied bribing his way back into the team. His recall has generated a lot of debates on the media space with some unfounded allegations that he bribed his way back into the team. Al Shabab FC striker while speaking to NFFTV denied the allegation and insisted that he only came back to Read More

Breaking: NFF move to sack Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr

November 18, 2021 Editor 0

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is most likely to get the axe any moment soon. The decision to sack the Franco-German gaffer was reportedly taken after a company associated with the senior National team of Nigeria agreed to pay the termination clause in the contract of the coach. According to sources at the nation’s football house, the Nigeria football Federation Read More

[Breaking] 2020 World Cup qualifier: Kelechi Iheanacho drops to bench as Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen lead Super Eagles’ attack vs Blue Sharks

November 16, 2021 Editor 0

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has made public his starting lineup for their matchday six encounter of the 2022 World Cup qualifier versus Cape Verde on the road to Qatar. Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho drops to the bench for Odion Ighalo as the three-time African champions will line up in a 3-5-2 pattern. While Ighalo anchors the frontline, Victor Read More