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Kenneth Omeruo: ‘We are Nigeria. We have to show class’

5 July 2019 The 25-year-old is Chelsea’s longest-serving current player but is ready for a move. First, though, he wants to win the Africa Cup of Nations again Shortly before playing for Nigeria in the 2014 World Cup, Kenneth Omeruo browsed a list of young players to watch at the tournament and discovered his own name, slotted in next to …

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How Madagascar drove Nigeria mad in 2-0 shock win

1 July 2019 Make no mistake about it, this was no fluke win. Minnows Madagascar beat Nigeria fair and square in the last match of Group B in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Nigerians may want to convince themselves that, with six points in the bag from 1-0 wins in the two games before, the Super Eagles were already …

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Ighalo is the supersub as Nigeria sinks Burundi

22 June 2019 Striker Odion Ighalo came off the bench after 74 minutes and scored with his second touch to give Nigeria an opening Group B win against Burundi at the Africa Cup of Nations in Alexandria, Egypt. The Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr surprisingly left China-based Ighalo, the former Watford hitman on the bench for the untested beanpole striker …

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