Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

The Super Eagles recorded a resounding 3-0 victory over Seychelles on Saturday in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.Due to the poor condition of the artificial pitch, both teams initially struggled to find their footing and rhythm at the Stade Linite.Samuel Kalu caused the Pirates all sorts of problems with his trickery and pace. He forced the hosts to [...]

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    How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

The Super Eagles are days away from their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Seychelles.TheCable takes a look at what it would take for the lads to win at the Stade Maine on Saturday.Francis Uzoho needs to stand in his headIf the Eagles are to succeed in Seychelles, they will need a healthy and in-form Uzoho to [...]

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    Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has moved from Leicester City to Al-Nassr for an undisclosed fee, the Saudi Arabian club has announced.Musa was the Foxes' record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6m in 2016.But the 25-year-old failed to hold down a place and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for the latter part [...]

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    France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

Benjamin Pavard’s stunning strike for France in the 4-3 defeat of Argentina has been voted the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.Pavard's effort beat Ahmed Musa's second goal for Nigeria in the group stage game against Iceland.Over three million FIFA.com users voted in the poll which saw Pavard become the first European player to win the goal of the [...]

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    Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

A £12 million bid for Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles striker, by Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr has been rejected by Leicester City.According to Sky Sports, Leicester are keen on recouping majority of what was paid to sign the Nigerian from CSKA Moscow.Musa joined The Foxes in July 2016 for a then club record fee of £16.6m and has only made 21 Premier [...]

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    Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Ahmed Musa's second goal against Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament award.According to FIFA, Musa's spectacular strike is one of the 18 goals shortlisted out of the 169 in Russia.He scored the classy goal scored in the 75th minute from a controlled cross from Victor Moses.It was an individual great [...]

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    Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Ten days ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the jersey numbers of Gernot Rohr's 23-man squad have been unveiled.The squad numbers were revealed by the Super Eagles Twitter handle on Monday with a bland music at the background of the video.Captain John Mikel Obi will retain number 10, Victor Moses is number 11, Odion Ighalo is 9 while Kelechi [...]

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    England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

The Super Eagles and the Three Lions will battle for bragging rights at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.It will be the Eagles' penultimate friendly match before heading to Russia for the World Cup.The Nigerian team was average against DR Congo on Monday; a match where Gernot Rohr paired Joel Obi and Oghenekaro Etebo in central midfield and utilised Tyrone [...]

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    Musa talks World Cup, says ‘we are playing against Argentina, not Messi’

Musa talks World Cup, says ‘we are playing against Argentina, not Messi’

Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles have to work as a team to defeat Argentina at the World Cup.Nigeria is in the same group as Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.Musa, who grabbed a brace against Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, said the Eagles will not focus solely on Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi.According to NAN, the CSKA Moscow player acknowledged that [...]

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    Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday.Apart from the usual suspects, Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goal scorer, was included in the list. Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Hat-trick in Germany, goals all around

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Hat-trick in Germany, goals all around

It was an eventful weekend for Nigerian players abroad as quite a number of them scored goals for their respective teams.TheCable has a low down on how Nigerian players fared across the globe.AustriaIbrahim Alhassan saw action for only one minute as Austria Wien defeated Yusuf Otubanjo's Altach 2-1.BelgiumUche Agbo took lasted the entire match duration as Standard Liege pipped Sporting [...]

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    Serbia outclass wingless Eagles

Serbia outclass wingless Eagles

A brace from Alesandar Mitrovic was the tonic Serbia needed to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-0 in an international friendly match in London on Tuesday.The Eagles were second best for large parts of the game that was clearly dominated by the Serbs.It was a bad day in the office for Gernot Rohr who missed the presence of John [...]

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    Poland vs Nigeria: Time for Super Eagles fringe players to shine?

Poland vs Nigeria: Time for Super Eagles fringe players to shine?

Friendly matches offer the technical crew the opportunity to experiment and undertake a SWOT analysis of a team.The Super Eagles isn't an exception, and ahead of the friendly against Poland -- first of the pre-World Cup matches -- football pundits and fans will be expecting some of the fringe players to fight for starting berths.Who is a fringe player?A player who is [...]

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    Poland vs Nigeria: Super Eagles’ possible line-up, formation

Poland vs Nigeria: Super Eagles’ possible line-up, formation

The Super Eagles' camp in the Polish city of Wroclaw is buzzing with excitement ahead of Friday’s international friendly against the Bialo-Czerwoni.Both World Cup-bound teams will trade tackles at the 43,000-capacity Stadium in Wroclaw.Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, is expected to build his tactics around either of the 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 formations. Which formation will suit the Eagles against Poland? During [...]

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    Europa League: Arsenal, Atlético win; Musa scores as CSKA Moscow advance

Europa League: Arsenal, Atlético win; Musa scores as CSKA Moscow advance

Nigerian international winger Ahmed Musa scored for CSKA Moscow in a surprise 3-2 away win over Olympic Lyonnais in France which secured the Russians' passage into the Quarter finals of the Europa League on a night in which Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Marseille, Lazio and Sporting Lisbon all advanced.The Militerians who lost 0-1 at home knew only a win in France [...]

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    Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Gernot Rohr, technical adviser of Super Eagles, has released the 28-man squad to battle Poland and Serbia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa lead the list of the usual suspects invited by the Eagles' gaffer.Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo makes a return to the squad, same as Joel Obi, who [...]

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