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Super Eagles boss gives update on Stanley Nwabili’s injury ahead of Quarter final clash

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Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro has provided an update on Stanley Nwabili’s injury ahead of Nigeria’s quarter-final match at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Nwabili, the Chippa United goalkeeper, sustained an injury during Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Cameroon in the Round of 16.

The injury occurred when he collided with Cameroon forward Georges-Kevin N’KoudouN’Koudou and was unable to continue playing. Francis Uzoho came on as his replacement after Nwabili received treatment.

Peseiro stated that the Super Eagles’ medical team has not yet assessed the full extent of Nwabili’s injury.

However, he remains hopeful that the goalkeeper will recover in time to feature for Nigeria in the upcoming quarter-final match.

“We will assess the state of Stanley Nwabali’sNwabali’s injury in the next 24 to 48 hours. It was difficult to determine his condition while we were in the match,” he said.

“But I hope he will be fit for the next match… I want him to play. And the players want him to play.”

Nigeria is set to face the Palancas Negras of Angola in the quarter-finals, but they might have to do so without their starting goalkeeper, Nwabili.

In his absence, Uzoho could be the chosen option in goal for the Super Eagles against the Black Sable Antelopes.

The match between Nigeria and Angola is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 2, at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, according to a report by Soccerway.

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NFF appoints Finidi George new Super Eagles head coach

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The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Finidi George as the new head coach of the Super Eagles, beating Emmanuel Amuneke to the job.

George, a former international player, served as an assistant to José Santos Peseiro before taking over in an interim capacity for two friendly matches in Morocco last month.

George’s immediate task will be to lead the Super Eagles in two crucial 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against South Africa and Benin Republic.

These matches, to be held in Uyo and Abidjan, respectively, are must-win encounters as Nigeria currently sits in third place in Group C of the African campaign, behind Rwanda and South Africa.

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria soar to 28th ahead Ivory Coast after AFCON silver win

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Nigeria has made a significant jump in the latest FIFA Ranking, now sitting ahead of AFCON champions Cote d’Ivoire and Erling Haaland’s Norway.

After their impressive showing at the AFCON 2023 tournament, Nigeria’s Super Eagles have climbed 14 places in the FIFA World Ranking. They are now ranked 28th in the world and the third-best team in Africa.

Despite their heartbreaking 2-1 loss to host nation Cote d’Ivoire in the final, Nigeria’s performance earned them plenty of praise. Led by coach Jose Peseiro, the young Nigerian side impressed throughout the tournament, narrowly missing out on a fourth AFCON title.

This move from 42nd to 28th is the highest climb for the Super Eagles in 11 years, matching their position in May 2013. They now sit behind Morocco, who moved up one spot to 12th, and Senegal, who are ranked 17th after moving up three places.

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Nigeria 1-2 Cote D’ivoire: Haller hits winner as Ivory Coast beat Super Eagles to take AFCON title

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Sebastien Haller scored a dramatic late winner as Ivory Coast fought back to beat Nigeria 2-1 in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final, completing a remarkable turnaround to claim their third continental title.

Nigeria initially looked set to repeat their group stage victory over Ivory Coast with a 1-0 lead, courtesy of captain William Troost-Ekong’s header late in the first half. However, Franck Kessie equalized just after the hour mark, and Haller scored the winning goal in the 81st minute, sparking wild celebrations among the Ivory Coast fans.

This victory adds to Ivory Coast’s titles in 1992 and 2015 and brings them level with Nigeria on three Cup of Nations triumphs overall, joining Egypt, Cameroon, and Ghana as the most successful teams in the tournament’s history. Nigeria missed the chance to match Ghana’s four victories.

Despite being led by reigning African player of the year Victor Osimhen, Nigeria was considered the strongest team in the competition. However, Ivory Coast’s determination proved too much, making them the first host country to win the AFCON since 2006.

Former captain Didier Drogba, who led the Ivory Coast team that lost to Egypt in the 2006 final, witnessed this stunning victory as a spectator.

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