Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Remi Sulola

    PREVIEW: Eagles face Guinea in CHAN quarter-final decider

PREVIEW: Eagles face Guinea in CHAN quarter-final decider

Super Eagles of Nigeria face Guinea on Tuesday in their third and last group game knowing only a clear win can guarantee them a place in the quarter finals of the championship.Group C is absolutely wide open and no team is guaranteed a passage to the next round till proceedings end in the two crucial games.Syli Stars of Guinea [...]

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    We respect Nigeria but we want to qualify, says Guinea coach

We respect Nigeria but we want to qualify, says Guinea coach

Mohamed Kanfory Bangoura, coach of the Guinean national team, is still optimistic of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Nations Championship, despite currently lying third in the group.Bangoura stated that although Guinea respects Nigeria, all that will be forgotten once the game starts, as they will do all they can to qualify for the next round."Of course, we [...]

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    Amuneke: They said we couldn’t win the U-17 World Cup

Amuneke: They said we couldn’t win the U-17 World Cup

He was the last African Footballer of the Year thus awarded while still playing on African soil. Emmanuel Amuneke was on the substitutes' bench all through the Tunisia '94 African Cup of Nations, well, until the final when Dutchman Clemens Westerhof started him and he stunned the World by scoring a brace to win the cup for Nigeria.Amuneke also came [...]

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    Oliseh: We’re clearly the toast of CHAN

Oliseh: We’re clearly the toast of CHAN

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    Ugbade: Buhari’s heart gave us N200m, not N2m

Ugbade: Buhari’s heart gave us N200m, not N2m

Nduka Ugbade, captain of the victorious Golden Eaglets of 1985, is still basking in the euphoria of the redemption of a promise made by President Muhammadu Buhari after 30 years of waiting.Nigeria had set a world record as the first black country to win a FIFA tournament when the Baby Eagles, as they were then called, defeated (West) Germany 2-0 [...]

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    Oliseh rues draw, says ‘we deserved to win’

Oliseh rues draw, says ‘we deserved to win’

Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh says his team deserved the three points in the CHAN Group C game against Tunisia on Friday.Oliseh said after the game: "No! It is not a fair result. Because if you look at the physiognomy of the game, we dominated everything, we had more possession, we dictated the tempo of the game. We deserved more."On the defence, [...]

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    Tunisia hold Nigeria to 1-1 draw

Tunisia hold Nigeria to 1-1 draw

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been held to a 1-1 draw by Tunisia, in their second group game of the ongoing African Nations Championship.Chisom Chikatara, Nigeria's chat trick hero in the opening game against Niger Republic, lived up to pre-match billing by giving Eagles the lead on 52 minutes.However, like the Nigerians, the Tunisians also had their danger man, [...]

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    Akas: Oliseh will tell us how to handle Tunisia

Akas: Oliseh will tell us how to handle Tunisia

Chima Akas, captain of the Super Eagles team to the ongoing African Nations Championship, says the team is relying on Coach Sunday Oliseh to provide them with the strategies with which to defeat Tunisia on Friday.Speaking with TheCable in Rwanda, Akas said: "As my coach Oliseh said, Tunisia is a big country when it comes to football. And I know [...]

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    CHAN Eagles are favorites only on paper, says Oliseh

CHAN Eagles are favorites only on paper, says Oliseh

Sunday Oliseh, the Super Eagles coach, says Tunisia, the opponent in tomorrow's second Group C game, are the clear favourites to win the tournament.Oliseh praised the Tunisian league to high heavens and declared that based on statistics and quality, the Tunisian league is the best in Africa and that the Super Eagles are just "paper" favourites.But he assured Nigerians that [...]

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    Eagles hero, Chikatara, dedicates hat trick to late mum

Eagles hero, Chikatara, dedicates hat trick to late mum

 Chisom Chikatara, the Super Eagles substitute who grabbed three goals in the 4-1 victory against Niger Republic, has dedicated the hat trick that won him the man of the match award to his late mum.Speaking with TheCable on Tuesday, Chikatara stated that coming on and changing the game does not make him just a second-half or late-game specialist, as he could also [...]

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    NFF: Win or lose, Oliseh remains our coach

NFF: Win or lose, Oliseh remains our coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will not sack Coach Sunday Oliseh if he fails to win the ongoing CAF African Nations Championship.Speaking with TheCable in Kigali, Rwanda, after the Super Eagles beat Niger Republic 4-1 in their opening match, Chris Green, NFF head of technical committee, said the federation retains full confidence in Coach Sunday Oliseh.He disclosed that he was [...]

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    Ezenwa: Agu is a man of God, I want to emulate him

Ezenwa: Agu is a man of God, I want to emulate him

Sunshine Stars and Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is Nigeria's first-choice goalkeeper at the African Nations Championship. He has played four times for the Super Eagles but in the league he is indeed a veteran. From joining Ocean Boys in season 2006-2008, featuring in 56 games, he has been very consistent and reliable.He moved to Heartland in season 2008 [...]

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    Keshi: I left Eagles after AFCON ‘cos people cursed us like babies

Keshi: I left Eagles after AFCON ‘cos people cursed us like babies

Stephen Keshi, former Super Eagles coach, has reflected on the circumstances that influenced his short-lived resignation after winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Keshi, who was speaking with Thecable from his US home, said he wanted out because he and his crew were cursed like babies while people who didn't know his pains were meddling with his job, going as far [...]

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    Oliseh: I’m not afraid of sack… just pay me off

Oliseh: I’m not afraid of sack… just pay me off

Super Eagles' coach Sunday Oliseh says he is not under pressure "whatsoever" to win the CAF African Nations Championship currently holding in Rwanda, maintaining that he is not afraid of being sacked as long as his entitlements would be paid.The Eagles are "a team in progress" and the championship is an opportunity for the players to be exposed, he said."Pressure to win [...]

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    I want to be highest goalscorer, says Ighalo

I want to be highest goalscorer, says Ighalo

Nigerian International and Watford of England forward Odion Ighalo has revealed that he is eyeing a place on the highest goalscorers chat at the end of the season.Speaking with TheCable after receiving his award as the EPL player of the month of December, he also expressed his loyalty to Watford fans in spite of persistent stories linking him with a transfer [...]

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    Ogude: I paid N1.3m to my wife’s kidnappers

Ogude: I paid N1.3m to my wife’s kidnappers

Fegor Ogude, Super Eagles and Amkar Perm of Russia midfielder, has revealed to TheCable that he freed his wife Maimunat from abduction by paying the sum of N1.3million, despite claims by family sources that the victim was rescued by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS).Maimunat was abducted on January 4 from her home in Warri, Delta state, and the kidnappers [...]

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