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    Iheanacho returns as Rohr invites Dessers, Ehizibue for Sierra Leone clash

Iheanacho returns as Rohr invites Dessers, Ehizibue for Sierra Leone clash

Gernor Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has invited Kingsley Ehizibue and Cyril Dessers of FC Koln and Heralces Almero respectively, in his 24-man squad for the quick-double 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifyiers against Sierra Leone. The list include Ahmed Musa, the captain, William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo. Others are Daniel Akpeyi, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen [...]

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    Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Captain Ahmed Musa is back after injury as Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, named the twenty-three players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November. Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been called for the first time since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as first choice as Francis Uzoho is out for several months [...]

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    JUST IN: Jamilu Collins makes AFCON debut as Rohr names starting XI to face Bafana Bafana

JUST IN: Jamilu Collins makes AFCON debut as Rohr names starting XI to face Bafana Bafana

Paderborn defender Jamilu Collins will make his Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) debut against South Africa in the quarter final match at the Cairo International Stadium. Super Eagles Manager Gernot Rohr has made Torino full back Ola Aina the scape goat of the poor defensive display in the 3-2 win over Cameroon by keeping him on the bench for the match [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Weather hampering our performance but opponents are scared of us, says Musa

EXCLUSIVE: Weather hampering our performance but opponents are scared of us, says Musa

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles skipper, says the weather in Egypt is hampering the team's fluidity on the field play at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nation. The Eagles vice captain however admitted to the TheCable that the team is working on improving their scoring abilities. There have been concerns over the Super Eagles low scoring form lately. The three-time African champions have [...]

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    AFCON: Ighalo, Musa missing as Rohr lists Eagles XI to face Burundi

AFCON: Ighalo, Musa missing as Rohr lists Eagles XI to face Burundi

Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa have been dropped from the Super Eagles eleven for the match against Burundi at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr also omitted Jamilu Collins as he named his starting line-up for Saturday's AFCON 2019 Group B opening game at the Alexandria Stadium. The game, which will kick off at [...]

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    Meet the Super Eagles goal machines for AFCON 2019

Meet the Super Eagles goal machines for AFCON 2019

Nigeria is spoilt for choice; there are many different players that could fill the striking force of the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. TheCable reviews some of the top candidates. It's hard to picture the Super Eagles playing without a top-class strikers: Over 30 years, Nigeria has had many world class strikers at its disposal; this list [...]

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    Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, has listed Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Abdullahi Shehu in a 25-man squad to prepare for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt this summer. Rohr also placed six other players on standby. Mikel was absent from the team following the Super Eagles 1-2 loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA [...]

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    SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, have been nominated for the 6th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards. Shanghai Shenhua striker will have Ahmed Musa and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars to contend with for the Striker of the Year category. The nomination was announced at a media briefing in Ibis Hotel in Lagos on Thursday. Francisca Ordega of [...]

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    Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, dropped Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, from twenty-three man list for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs. On the list is stand-in Ahmed Musa, in-form CD Leganes of Spain defender Kenneth Omeruo alongside usual suspects Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu and William Ekong, as well [...]

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    Ahmed Musa loses mother

Ahmed Musa loses mother

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles vice captain, has lost his mother, Sarah Moses. Moses died on Thursday in a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness. Musa disclosed her passing on his Instagram page, saying: "What a sad day of my life... just lose my mum." https://www.instagram.com/p/BtBWh4tl5eD/ The Al Nassr FC player is in Nigeria recuperating from an injury he sustained a couple of [...]

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    Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Oshoala, Musa, Ighalo nominated for 2018 CAF awards

Super Eagles trio of Ahmed Musa, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi have been nominated for the 2018 Confederation of African Football CAF) African player of the year awards. Wilfred Ndidi has also been nominated in the Youth player of the year category. Also Super Falcons quartet of the current woman of the year player, Asisat Oshoala, Franscisca Ordega, Desire Oparanozie and Onome [...]

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    Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Gernot Rohr has named the Super Eagles players to face Cranes of Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta, on Tuesday. The Super Eagles coach made six changes to the squad that faced South Africa at the weekend. Rohr included Semi Ajayi, Daniel Akpeyi, Brian Idowu, Mikel Agu, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen in his team list. Daniel Akpeyi will be between [...]

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    Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria picked their ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 draw in the match against their South African counterparts on Saturday. Two lawful goals by Nigeria were wrongly ruled off-side by the referee. Nigeria will be appearing at the African showpiece after missing out in the last two editions of the tourney. Stuart Baxter’s charges [...]

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    I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles stand in captain, says the team will win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa. The Al Nassr FC player told TheCable that the Eagles are determined to return to AFCON as they last participated in 2013. "I have never lost a game in South Africa and I'll never lose by the grace of [...]

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    My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has dedicated his brace against Libya to his son, Samuel, who will be a year older on Wednesday. The Chanchung Yatai's prolific striker told TheCable after the Eagles defeated Libya 3-2 that he is happy to be back on scoring form. "I am dedicating my goals to my son who will be a year older tomorrow," Ighalo said. "I am happy [...]

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    Ighalo scores brace as Eagles defeat Mediterranean Knights

Ighalo scores brace as Eagles defeat Mediterranean Knights

Odion Ighalo scored a brace as Nigeria moved to the brink of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification. The Super Eagles are top of Group E with nine points after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Libya. A brace from Ighalo and a well-converted effort by Ahmed Musa allowed Nigeria to overcome a comeback attempt by the Mediterranean Knights. Nigeria began the match [...]

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