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Alhassan Yusuf: Everything You Need To Know About New Nigeria Super Eagles Invitee

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Royal Antwerp midfielder, Alhassan Yusuf, has been invited to the Nigeria senior national team for this month’s African Cup Of Nations engagement in Ivory Coast, taking the player of injured Leicester City midfielder, Ndidi Wilfred.

Who is he and what will he bring to the three-time African champions as Jose Peseiro hopes to make a huge statement in the prestigious tournament with the Nigeria Super Eagle’s team.

In case you are unfamiliar with the 23-year-old energetic midfielder and where he plys his trade, Sports Journalist, Nwosu ‘Chygoz’ Chigozie has come up with an extensive profile of the man who will be expected to make a big impression on the three-time African champions.

WHO IS ALHASSAN YUSUF?

Born on 20 July 2000 in Kano, highly talented, Alhassan Yusuf started his football career with Nigeria based side, FC Hearts Nigeria from where he moved to sign his first professional contract with Swedish giants, Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg in 2018.

In Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg, unhearlded Alhassan Yusuf took no long to break into the stars studded Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg team commanding first team shirt playing from the defensive midfield position.

In his four-year stint with, Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg, Alhassan Yusuf, turned a cult hero and a favourite of the Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna Göteborg fans as he played 66 games and scored (6) goals as a defensive midfielder.

Raising eyebrows and attention, Alhassan Yusuf who topped transfer radar of most big Clubsides across European top league latter proceeded to join Belgian First Division outfit, Royal Antwerp in 2021.

The show continued to get better for the energetic box to box midfielder as he cemented his place in the Royal Antwerp team and played a pivotal role in the team crowning as champions of Belgian First Division league in the 2023/2024 season.

In his style of play, Alhassan Yusuf who is dubbed Nigeria ‘Ngolo Kante’ is a skilful midfielder who is very good when it comes to aerial balls.

The 23-year-old is strong and has also drawn praise for his flair, speed as well as ability to hold up the ball.

If handed the defensive midfield position in the Nigeria Super Eagles team in the AFCON, the energetic midfielder is widely tipped to cover grounds to make Wilfred Ndidi absence not felt.

His ability of ball recovery and his unmatched strength in winning duels will no doubt bring the much needed balance in the Super Eagles team in the AFCON.

Against Spanish giants, FC Barcelona in the Champions league, Alhassan Yusuf who was adjourned the Man Of The Match was absolute phenomenal for the Royal Antwerp team, commanding play from the midfield which earned the team the breed will-power to demolish the Catalans.

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Yusuf Abdullahi: Fast Rising Top Talent Dazzles In Nigeria Flying Eagles Training

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Highly rated Nigeria youngster, Yusuf Abdullahi, has been spotted in training with the Nigeria Under-20 team (Flying Eagles) as the team intensified preparations for football event in the All African Games which will take place in Ghana.

The sensational goal poacher who scored five goals in game in the Nigeria topflight league with Kano Pillars was handed invite by Coach Ladan Bosso upon return from Norway.

Afterwards his heroics, Yusuf Abdullahi, who has been a ‘hot cake’ in the transfer market has been in Norway where to negotiate a potential move to top Norwegian Eliteserien league giants.

Dazzling in the Nigeria Under-20 training Cup for All African Games, Coach Ladan Bosso, has been given thumbs up for his rich scouting network to ensure the best for the Nigeria Flying Eagles team.

The towering youngster, Yusuf Abdullahi, is tipped to bring in something different and outstanding in the Nigeria Flying Eagles team for All African Games with his killer instinct passes and goal scoring prowess.

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AFCON23: Nigerians Owes José Peseiro Apologies

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Failure as they said has no friends whilst success comes with lots of friends and family members inclusive.

Success never comes overnight as it requires time, consistency, believing in your craft will surely draw the much needed success closer than expected.

The Nigeria Super Eagles yesterday stepped into the semi-finals of the on-going African Cup Of Nations In Abidjan, Ivory Coast following its 1-0 win over Angola, all thanks to Lookman Ademola first half goal which was enough to separate the two sides at full time.

Prior to the African Cup Of Nations, the Nigeria Super Eagles were written off by its own country people following the team strings of poor run with its Portuguese gaffer, Jose Peseiro, described as an ‘incompetent’ Coach by many Nigeria Football enthusiasts.

José Peseiro suffered all manner of insults and cyber bullying by Nigerians as well as in the hands of the Nigeria Football Federation as he was forced to take a pay but he was undeterred knowing his worth and ability.

Nigeria Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peserio, suffered all manner of negative criticism from Nigeria Football enthusiasts, Journalists and Pundits starting from its Provisional list for the AFCON down to his list of 25 players for the competition.

The Portuguese gaffer amidst all negative criticism remained focused and never allowed side talks from naysayers distract him as he knows his Onion and was ready to prove it.

“We said it, the Nigeria Super Eagles team is too big for Jose Peserio to handle, the team cannot qualify for group stages ” these were words of many Nigerians, pundits and analysts after the team 1-1 draw in its first game in Group A against Equatorial Guinea.

The team squared up against host Nation, Ivory Coast and cruised to a 1-0 win and went ahead to record a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau to secure a place in the round of 16 but still, the Coach Jose Peserio tutored side was under fire as they described the team qualification as a fluke.

In all group stages, the Nigeria Super Eagles team conceded only once and still stretched its clean-sheet with their 2-0 win over Cameroon in the round of 16 down to its 1-0 win over Angola in the quarter-finals.

Against all odds, against all criticism by Naysayers, Coach Jose Peserio has silenced all criticism against him with success stories following the Nigeria Super Eagles qualifications for the semi-finals of the AFCON.

At this point, Nigerian football enthusiasts, Journalists, Analysts and Pundits needs to unanimously come together and tender an apology to the Nigeria Super Eagles gaffer as his big feats in the AFCON has brought smiles in the faces of millions of Nigerians who called for his sack prior to the competition.

As early stated, Success takes time and requires consistent as Jose Peserio has turned around the fortunes of the Nigeria Super Eagles team in the AFCON with its high level of consistency in formations and personnel’s.

With the team setting it’s eyes on the trophy, Portuguese gaffer, Jose Peserio deserves an apology letter from all Nigerians who doubted his ability.

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Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Prepares for Challenging Quarterfinal Showdown Against Angola

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Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Gears Up For Tough Quarterfinal Clash With Angola

Jose Peseiro, the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, has revealed that the team is actively preparing for their upcoming quarterfinal match against Angola. After a recovery and training session in Abidjan, Peseiro shared valuable insights into the team’s preparations and provided an update on the condition of goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali.

Peseiro emphasized the significance of the recovery and training session in ensuring the players are in peak condition for the crucial quarterfinal clash. The session focused on maintaining the players’ fitness levels and sharpness as they gear up for the decisive stage of the tournament.

Regarding Stanley Nwabali, the team’s goalkeeper, a fitness test was conducted to assess his readiness. The medical team, along with Peseiro, is closely monitoring Nwabali’s condition, and decisions regarding his participation in the upcoming match will be based on the results of the evaluation.

With Peseiro’s strategic approach and the team’s dedicated focus, the Super Eagles are determined to face the tough challenge posed by Angola in the quarterfinals and advance further in the tournament.

Coach Jose Peseiro of the Super Eagles has emphasized the need for unwavering focus and a collective team effort as they gear up for the intense quarterfinal clash against Angola. Peseiro highlighted the importance of giving 100% effort in every aspect of preparation, including training, nutrition, and rest.

Recognizing the strength of the Angolan team, Peseiro emphasized the significance of meticulous planning and outstanding teamwork to secure victory in what is expected to be a challenging match.

“We must maintain complete focus, giving our all in every activity, every day – be it training, meals, or rest. Our team must operate at 100%. We are up against a formidable opponent in Angola. To emerge victorious, we need to deliver a fantastic performance.”

Under the guidance of Coach Peseiro, the Super Eagles are fully committed to meticulous preparation and a united team effort as they face the intense quarterfinal clash against Angola.

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