Friday, February 14, 2020

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Eagles determined to earn ninth win against Fennecs

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will walk onto the pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday on superior ground against the Fennecs of Algeria. There have been 17 clashes between both teams (all at competitive level), with Nigeria winning eight times, drawing three and losing six. And Nigeria captain Mikel John Obi was less than three years old the last time Algeria [...]

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    Continental Cup: Nigeria’s Ejaria to play for England against Golden Eaglets

Continental Cup: Nigeria’s Ejaria to play for England against Golden Eaglets

Nigeria’s U17 boys, Golden Eaglets, on Tuesday arrived the Korea Republic to contest in the 4-Nation U19 Suwon Continental Cup against England, Iran and hosts, Korea. The Eaglets on Monday departed the country via Murtala Mohammed Airport in Lagos on a seven hour non-stop flight aboard Qatar Airways to Hamad International Airport in Doha. From Doha, they embarked on another nine-hour flight [...]

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Vice President Osinbajo pumps up Eagles, Falcons’ spirits

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise visit to the country’s senior national football teams, Super Eagles and Super Falcons at their respective training sessions at the training pitch of the National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday. While the Super Falcons are preparing for the 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon November 19 to December 3, the [...]

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    You’ll be paying N1000, N500 to watch Eagles tackle Algeria

You’ll be paying N1000, N500 to watch Eagles tackle Algeria

The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced that tickets for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will go for the sums of N1000 and N500 for covered seats and popular side respectively. Speaking in Uyo on Tuesday, Nse Edem, the permanent secretary, Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Youth and Sports said [...]

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    Osinbajo to motivate players on visit to Eagles camp

Osinbajo to motivate players on visit to Eagles camp

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit the Super Eagles Camp  on Tuesday evening to motivate the players for  the match against Algeria. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is taking the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification aspirations of the Super Eagles seriously judging from the interest the leadership of the country is showing. "The vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will attend [...]

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    Mikel: We plan to defeat Algeria but a draw won’t be bad

Mikel: We plan to defeat Algeria but a draw won’t be bad

Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel says the team intends to win Saturday's match against the Algerian national team, but that "a draw won't be a bad idea". Speaking with TheCable at the end of Tuesday's training session in Abuja, Mikel expressed optimism that the game will go well. He admitted that their opponents are good, but charged his team mates to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Battle-ready Eagles hit training pitch

PHOTOS: Battle-ready Eagles hit training pitch

The camp of the Super Eagles of Nigeria opened on Monday ahead of Saturday's encounter with 'Fennecs' of Algeria. The match will be played in Uyo, Akwa Ibom capital, on Saturday. Below are some pictures of the players at the practice pitch of the Abuja National Stadium. [...]

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I will reveal strategy against Algeria when all players arrive, says Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser, Genort Rohr says he will wait for all the players to arrive Nigeria and in camp before revealing his game plans and strategies against the Fennecs of Algeria. Rohr also disclosed that there are injury challenges and that they will be careful not to aggravate the injuries:"This morning training is a recovering one because most of the [...]

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ITTF confirms Nigeria, 26 others for World Junior Championship

The world table tennis ruling body – International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed Nigeria and 26 others for this year’s World Junior Championships holding in Cape Town, South Africa. In the list of participating countries released by ITTF for the tournament scheduled for November 30 to December 7, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria including host – South Africa would represent [...]

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    Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

English premier league duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho have arrived the Abuja Bolton White Hotel and Apartments camp of the Super Eagles ahead of Saturday's match with Algeria. Daniel Akpeyi, Chippa United of South Africa shot stopper, who is a last minute replacement for the injured Carl Ikeme, and Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, are also in camp. Gernot [...]

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Morrison, Phillips, sink champions at home

West Bromwich Albion became the first team to win a premier league match at Leicester since Arsenal in September 2015 with a 2-1 win at the King power stadium. The win is a well deserved one with James Morrison and Matt Phillips scoring excellent goals. Leicester and West Brom went goalless at the end of the first half, courtesy of a great [...]

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    Ibrahimovic scores EPL’s 25,000th goal as Man Utd defeat Swansea

Ibrahimovic scores EPL’s 25,000th goal as Man Utd defeat Swansea

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 25,000th goal of the premier league on Sunday during a match between Manchester United and Swansea. The goal was the 400th of the player's career. The Red Devils bounced back from their poor run of form and claimed all three points in the Liberty Stadium game, which ended 3-1. A Paul Pogba screamer and a double from Ibrahimovic rendered Mike van der [...]

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    Ifeanyi Ubah FC win Federation Cup

Ifeanyi Ubah FC win Federation Cup

Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club defeated Nasarawa United 4-3 on penalties, on Sunday, to emerge winners of the federation cup. Nasarawa had the opportunities during the game but failed to utilize them. With the regulations time ending in goalless, the game proceeded to penalties and it was IfeanyiUbah that came top after converting all their spot kicks. The Solid Miners however paid for their [...]

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JUST IN: Aruna Quadri maintains 25th position in world ranking

Against all odds, Aruna Quadri maintained his status in the November ITTF World Ranking as the number 25th rated player in the world.   Many had expected the 2014 ITTF star player to slide in the ranking following his first round exit at the ITTF World Cup in Germany as well as the men’s singles final match lost to Egypt’s Omar Assar [...]

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Klopp’s Reds whipped Mazzari’s hornets 6-1 to top league table

Jurgen Klopp's Reds goes top of the league after 11 games from thrashing Watford FC 6-1 at Antfield Sunday afternoon. Liverpool ran riot against Watford from the blast of the whistle racing into a 3-0 lead by half time at Anfield. Watford defended well in the opening stages, but were finally opened up by Sadio Mane’s header in the 27th minute. Philippe Coutinho [...]

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    Harry Kane nets equaliser for Tottenham in a feisty derby

Harry Kane nets equaliser for Tottenham in a feisty derby

The North London derby saw Arsenal and Tottenham extend their different unbeaten runs – Arsenal in all competitions since August, Spurs in the Premier League this season. Kevin Wimmer had the ball glanced off his head against his goalkeeper to gift Arsenal the lead in the 42nd minute from a free-kick. Harry Kane sent Petr Cech the wrong way to level the [...]

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