Afcon 2019: Madagascar defeat was Super Eagles joker - Rohr

Breaking Algeria qualify for AFCON 2019 semi-finals

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi believes Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists Nigeria are standing on the brink of a golden future.

"We showed great fighting spirit against Cameroon and South Africa". Their first was on March 11, 1976 against host Morocco.

"We scored the first goal but they equalised". They are a very tough side, compact team.

"We know it is nearly like a final, Algeria one of the best teams in Africa with quality players but also we have confidence and after the game against South Africa we have more passion and we're looking forward to the game", Iwobi told Goal.

Nigeria will next trade tackles with the Fennecs of Algeria in the semi-finals on Sunday in Cairo, and the Franco-German noted the defeat to Madagascar deflected pressure from the Eagles.

Nigeria will play their 14th semi-final in AFCON, more than any other team.

Last night was devoted for watching the quarter final match between Algeria and Côte d' Ivoire. The victory earned them $10,000 each.

MS confirms 1st case of West Nile virus for 2019
In a small number of cases, infection can cause encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death. Using EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535 when going outdoors.

Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye however told reporters in Egypt that these three players are now good to go against Algeria. They defeated Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania to top group c with nine points.

Algeria beat Guinea 3-0 in the last 16 before edging past Ivory Coast in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals.

The team received cash gifts and plots of land from the Nigerian government when they won the competition for the third time in South Africa in 2013.

Each Super Eagles player will pocket $110,000 if they lift the trophy in Egypt.

According to Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Nigerian oil mogul Femi Otedola has also promised to reward the team with $25,000 for every goal beginning from the encounter with Algeria. "They were different players", recalled Belmadi.

The Eagles were beaten 2-0 by the Barea at Alexandria Stadium in their last Group B encounter nearly two weeks ago.

"We have a good team but the players need to play with more determination".

Related News:



Most liked

‘Robot umpires’ debut in independent Atlantic League
Every pitch I've thrown (high in the strike zone) has been a ball my whole career, since I was 6 years old until now. According to reports the move came after a recent partnership with the league and Major League Baseball.

China to impose sanctions on USA firms
They were requested by Taiwan earlier in 2019 in order to bolster its defences - "in the face of pressure" from China. The Chinese government has never renounced the use of force as an option for achieving reunification.

Here's why Trump is insulting Paul Ryan
Now I think he's making some of these knee-jerk reactions ". "Never knew how to go after the Dems like they go after us". The controversial Republican added: "He had the Majority & blew it away with his poor leadership and bad timing.

Novak Djokovic Wins Longest Point Ever Recorded at Wimbledon
Speaking after the match , Nadal admitted there were certain areas where Federer just outclassed him in the match . Nadal said defeat was tough but graciously congratulated Federer on being the better player on the day.

Magnitude 4.6 Earthquake Hits Just Outside Seattle
The quake was followed a couple of minutes later by an aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 3.5, according to USGS. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude natural disaster has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state.

Thousands of people have taken a Facebook pledge to storm Area 51
NTTR experienced a rare security breach in January when an unidentified male sped through a checkpoint at the entrance. Now, a tongue-in-cheek Facebook event has invited people to swarm the military base on September 20 at 3 a.m.

Hawaii evacuation: Thousands flee as brush fire rages in Maui
David Ige tweeted: 'A big mahalo to Oprah for giving Maui County access to your private road for use to assist in the Maui fire'. Smoke from the brush fire raging in central Maui , Hawaii, is seen in a video screengrab from HawaiiNewsNow , July 11, 2019.

Japan cryptocurrency exchange loses $32 million of virtual money
Even after the involvement of the agency, critics remain skeptical towards the security of crypto exchanges. Japan recently revised its laws to bring more clarity and impose stricter controls over cryptocurrencies .

Court tosses suit alleging Trump violated Constitution with political hotel guests
It was specifically reviewing whether Maryland and D.C. had legal grounds, or standing, to sue the president in the first place. The attorneys general from Maryland and District of Columbia issued a statement regarding the court's decision this afternoon.

Charming Charlie closing all of its stores
Founded in 2004, Charming Charlie was known for arranging its merchandise by color, with its array including as many as 26 hues. The Houston-based company had stopped online sales Thursday and was conducting going-out-of-business sales at its stores.

Starbucks Tie-Dyed a Frappuccino for Summer
The Tie-Dye Frappuccino has a tropical fruit flavor that will take you to your happiest place. First off, people are pitying the baristas who will be making the rather complicated drink.

Koscielny refuses to travel on Arsenal's pre-season tour to the USA
And should Arsenal fail to sell him this summer, one option the player could explore is to buy himself out of his deal to make him a free agent.

Hamilton expects Ferrari to up their pace at Silverstone
Gasly's team-mate Max Verstappen , who won last time out in Austria, sat seventh in FP2 after finishing third in the opener. Norris has been instrumental in taking McLaren into fourth in the constructors' championship and has shown huge promise.

Volkswagen to contribute $2.6 billion to Ford's autonomous venture
Volkswagen's investments over three years will make it an equal partner, and the deal is subject to regulatory approvals. The cost of developing self-driving cars keeps going up.

Manchester United left stunned by Newcastle's £50m asking price for Sean Longstaff
Manchester United value the 21-year-old at closer to £20m and they are weighing up what they are willing to offer for the player. The 21-year-old enjoyed a breakout season last term, after arriving back from a full year on loan in League One with Blackpool.