The 23-Man Super Eagles Squad Rohr Named For AFCON 2019

Yeah, the coach in that tournament is that white guy – Gernot Rohr.

He named a 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which took place in Egypt.

The Super Eagles can be said to have been lucky as they were drawn in Group B alongside Burundi and Madagascar, who participated in the tourney for the first time in their history, as well as Guinea.

Rohr’s Super Eagles squad for AFCON saw the inclusion of Premier League based-players Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, and Alex Iwobi.

Team captain John Obi Mikel also made the Nigeria AFCON 2019 squad list alongside Chelsea loanee Ola Aina, William Ekong of Udinese, and Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze.

Before this tournament, Mikel’s last game for the Super Eagles was at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

He was absent all through the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

In short, Mikel was forced to make that AFCON completion his last outing for Nigeria.

Nigeria had failed to qualify for the last two tournaments and so 20 of the players on the squad to Egypt made their first appearances in the competition.

The majority of the squad that Rohr featured at the 2018 World Cup in Russia are named in Nigeria squad for AFCON 2019.

Before I reel out all the names of the players in Nigeria Squad For AFCON 2019 let's see the Super Eagles lineups from group stage to the third place fixtures.

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2019 AFCON Group B

Nigeria v Burundi Lineup

Super Eagles Starting Lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi
  2. Defender: Ola Aina
  3. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  4. Defender: Abdullahi Shehu
  5. Defender: William Troost-Ekong
  6. Defender/Midfielder: Wilfred Ndidi
  7. Midfielder: Samuel Chukwueze
  8. Midfielder: Peter Etebo
  9. Midfielder: John Obi Mikel (captain)
  10. Midfielder/Forward: Alex Iwobi
  11. Forward: Paul Onuachu

Substitutions:

  • Chidozie Awaziem for Abdullahi Shehu in the 42nd minute
  • Ahmed Musa for John Obi Mikel in the 58th minute
  • Odion Ighalo for Paul Onuachu in the 73rd minute

Scoreline was Nigeria 1-0 Burundi and the goal was scored by Ighalo in the 77th minute.

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Nigeria v Guinea Lineup

Nigeria Starting Lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi
  2. Defender: Ola Aina
  3. Defender: Chidozie Awaziem
  4. Defender: Leon Balogun
  5. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  6. Defender/Midfielder: Wilfred Ndidi
  7. Midfielder: Peter Etebo
  8. Midfielder/Forward: Alex Iwobi
  9. Forward: Odion Ighalo
  10. Forward: Ahmed Musa (captain)
  11. Forward: Moses Simon

Substitutions:

  • Samuel Chukwueze for Alex Iwobi in the 76th minute
  • Paul Onuachu for Odion Ighalo in the 88th minute
  • Samuel Kalu for Moses Simon in the 90th minute

Cards:

  • Ahmed Musain the 62nd minute was issued Yellow card
  • Peter Etebo was in the 90th minute issed Yellow card

Scoreline was Nigeria 1-0 Guinea and the goal was scored by Kenneth Omeruo in the 73rd minute.

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Madagascar v Nigeria Lineup

Eagles Starting Lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Ikechukwu Ezenwa
  2. Defender: Ola Aina
  3. Defender: Chidozie Awaziem
  4. Defender: Leon Balogun
  5. Defender: William Troost-Ekong
  6. Midfielder: Peter Etebo
  7. Midfielder: John Obi Mikel (captain)
  8. Midfielder: John Ogu
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Samuel Kalu
  10. Forward: Odion Ighalo
  11. Forward: Ahmed Musa

Substitutions:

  • Wilfred Ndidi for John Ogu in the 46th minute
  • Alex Iwobi for John Obi Mikel in the 59th minute
  • Moses Simon for Samuel Kalu in the 73rd minute

Scoreline was Madagascar 2-0 Nigeria and the goals were scored by Lalaïna Nomenjanahary and Carolus Andriamahitsinoro in the 13th and 53rd minute respectively.

AFCON 2019 – Round of 16

Nigeria v Cameroon Lineup

Super Eagles Starting Lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi
  2. Defender: Ola Aina
  3. Defender: Chidozie Awaziem
  4. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  5. Defender: William Troost-Ekong
  6. Defender/Midfielder: Wilfred Ndidi
  7. Midfielder: Peter Etebo
  8. Midfielder/Forward: Alex Iwobi
  9. Forward: Odion Ighalo
  10. Forward: Ahmed Musa (captain)
  11. Forward: Moses Simon

Substitutions:

  • Samuel Chukwueze for Moses Simon in the 60th minute
  • Paul Onuachu for Odion Ighalo in the 85th minute
  • Leon Balogun for Alex Iwobi in the 90th minute

Cards:

  • Chidozie Awaziem was issued a yellow card in the 70th minute

Scoreline was Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon and the goals were scored by:

Nigeria

  • Odion Ighalo (19)
  • Odion Ighalo (64)
  • Alex Iwobi (66)

Cameroon

  • Stéphane Bahoken (42)
  • Clinton N'Jie (44)

2019 AFCON Quarter-Final

Nigeria v South Africa Lineup

Nigeria Starting Lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi
  2. Defender: Chidozie Awaziem
  3. Defender: Jamilu Collins
  4. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  5. Defender: William Troost-Ekong
  6. Defender/Midfielder: Wilfred Ndidi
  7. Midfielder: Samuel Chukwueze
  8. Midfielder: Peter Etebo
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Alex Iwobi
  10. Forward: Odion Ighalo
  11. Forward: Ahmed Musa (captain)

Substitutions:

  • Moses Simon for Ahmed Musa in the 81th minute
  • Leon Balogun for Alex Iwobi in the 90th minute

Cards:

  • Ahmed Musa got a yellow card in the 35rd minute

Scoreline was Nigeria 2-1 South Africa and the goals were scored by:

Nigeria

  • Samuel Chukwueze (27)
  • William Troost-Ekong (89)

South Africa

  • Bongani Zungu (71)

AFCON 2019 Semi-final

Algeria v Nigeria Lineup

Super Eagles Starting Lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Daniel Akpeyi
  2. Defender: Chidozie Awaziem
  3. Defender: Jamilu Collins
  4. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  5. Defender: William Troost-Ekong
  6. Defender/Midfielder: Wilfred Ndidi
  7. Midfielder: Samuel Chukwueze
  8. Midfielder: Peter Etebo
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Alex Iwobi
  10. Forward: Odion Ighalo
  11. Forward: Ahmed Musa (captain)

Substitutions:

  • Henry Onyekuru for Samuel Chukwueze in the 78th minute

Cards:

  • Chidozie Awaziem was cautioned with a yellow card in the 88th minute

Scoreline was Algeria 2-1 Nigeria and the goals were scored by:

Algeria

  • William Troost-Ekong – Own Goal (40)
  • Riyad Mahrez (90)

Nigeria

  • Odion Ighalo – Penalty (72)

AFCON 3rd place 2019

Tunisia v Nigeria Lineup

Nigeria Starting Lineup:

  1. Goalkeeper: Francis Uzoho
  2. Defender: Ola Aina
  3. Defender: Jamilu Collins
  4. Defender: Kenneth Omeruo
  5. Defender: William Troost-Ekong
  6. Defender/Midfielder: Wilfred Ndidi
  7. Midfielder: Samuel Chukwueze
  8. Midfielder: Peter Etebo
  9. Midfielder/Forward: Alex Iwobi
  10. Forward: Odion Ighalo
  11. Forward: Ahmed Musa (captain)

Substitutions:

  • Victor Osimhen for Odion Ighalo in the 46th minute
  • Moses Simon for Ahmed Musa in the 75th minute
  • Samuel Kalu for Samuel Chukwueze in the 90th minute

Cards:

  • Wilfred Ndidi was booked with yellow car in the 18th minute

Scoreline was Tunisia 0-1 Nigeria and the goal was scored by Ighalo in the 3rd minute.

Let’s now take a look at the AFCON 2019 Super Eagles squad.

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Nigeria Squad For 2019 African Cup Of Nation

Goalkeeper

Daniel Akpeyi

South Africa

Kaizer Chiefs

8/3/1986

Ikechukwu Ezenwa

10/16/1988

Maduka Okoye

Netherlands

Sparta Rotterdam

8/28/1999

Sebastian Osigwe

Switzerland

FC Lugano

3/26/1994

Defender

Ola Aina

England

Fulham FC

10/8/1996

Semi Ajayi

England

West Bromwich Albion

11/9/1993

Kevin Akpoguma

Germany

1899 Hoffenheim

4/19/1995

Ifeanyi Anaemena

2/16/1992

Chidozie Awaziem

Portugal

Boavista

1/1/1997

Leon Balogun

Scotland

Rangers FC

6/28/1988

Jamilu Collins

Germany

SC Paderborn 07

8/5/1994

Tyronne Ebuehi

Netherlands

FC Twente

12/16/1995

Kingsley Ehizibue

Germany

1. FC Köln

5/25/1995

Kenneth Omeruo

Spain

CD Leganés

10/17/1993

Zaidu Sanusi

Portugal

FC Porto

6/13/1997

William Troost-Ekong

England

Watford FC

9/1/1993

Midfielder

Mikel Agu

Portugal

Vitória Guimarães

5/27/1993

Joe Aribo

Scotland

Rangers FC

7/21/1996

Ramon Azeez

Spain

Granada CF

12/12/1992

Peter Etebo

Turkey

Galatasaray

11/9/1995

Wilfred Ndidi

England

Leicester City

12/16/1996

Abdullahi Shehu

Cyprus

Omonia Nikosia

3/12/1993

Forward

Samuel Chukwueze

Spain

Villarreal CF

5/22/1999

Emmanuel Dennis

Belgium

Club Brugge KV

11/15/1997

Cyriel Dessers

Belgium

KRC Genk

12/8/1994

Chidera Ejuke

Russia

CSKA Moskva

1/2/1998

Kelechi Iheanacho

England

Leicester City

10/3/1996

Alex Iwobi

England

Everton FC

5/3/1996

Samuel Kalu

France

Girondins Bordeaux

8/26/1997

Ahmed Musa

Saudi Arabia

Al Nassr

10/14/1992

Paul Onuachu

Belgium

KRC Genk

5/28/1994

Victor Osimhen

Italy

SSC Napoli

12/29/1998

Moses Simon

France

FC Nantes

7/12/1995

Manager

Gernot Rohr

since 05/02/2018

6/28/1953

The three-time champions of Africa were one of the favourites to win the 2019 African Cup of Nations.

But unfortunately, Rohr and his men fumbled at the semifinal against Algeria and Riyad Mahrez punished the Super Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi for standing right behind the defence wall he formed and Nigeria ended up winning 3rd place one more time.

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Algeria won the 2019 AFCON eventually beating Senegal 1–0 in the final on 19 July 2019 for their second Africa Cup of Nations title, and their first since 1990.

Let's now see the prize money for AFCON 2019.

Confederation of African Football shared a total of $14.2 million between the best eight teams in the form of prize money.

The 2019 AFCON final winners were paid $4.5m with the runners-up pocketing $2.5m.

See breakdown of the prizes in the table below.

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Prize money for AFCON 2019

Position

Prize (Per Team)

Total Prize Fund

Quarter-finalists

$800,000

$3.2m

Fourth place

$2m

$2m

Third place

$2m

$2m

Runners-up

$2.5m

$2.5m

Winners

$4.5m

$4.5m

TOTAL

-

$14.2m

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This article was most recently revised and updated 9 months ago

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