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    Marco Silva sacked as Everton manager — after Liverpool defeat

Marco Silva sacked as Everton manager — after Liverpool defeat

Marco Silva, Alex Iwobi's manager at Everton, has been sacked by the Merseyside club, after the English football side fell into the relegation zone.Silva was sacked on the back of Wednesday's 5-2 defeat to Liverpool, which leaves the club in 18th position on the log.It was Everton's most dreadful record at Anfield -- 20 years and still counting without a [...]

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    Ighalo, Ndidi, Iwobi nominated for CAF best XI

Ighalo, Ndidi, Iwobi nominated for CAF best XI

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho, four Super Eagles stars, have been shortlisted for the 2019 FIFPro/CAF Africa Best XI.Their selection comes on the back of their outstanding performances for their country and different clubs.Ighalo, who had an impressive outing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, won the golden boot as the highest goal scorer with [...]

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    Osimhen brace helps Eagles thrash Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifier

Osimhen brace helps Eagles thrash Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifier

Super Eagles of Nigeria showed quality to beat Lesotho 4-2 in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Maseru on Sunday.The hosts drew the first blood with a good header from the center of the box through Masoabi Nkoto.Nigeria levelled up in the 26th minute. Victor Osimhen tackled a Lesotho defender and laid up Alex Iwobi, who made [...]

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    ‘Abeg comot for road’ — Arsenal celebrate Nigeria’s independence anniversary in pidgin

‘Abeg comot for road’ — Arsenal celebrate Nigeria’s independence anniversary in pidgin

Arsenal football club, Everton and many others have taken to social media to celebrate Nigeria as the country marks its 59th independence anniversary.Arsenal shared a picture of Nwankwo Kanu, former Super Eagles captain, wearing the green national jersey with the north London club insignia at the background on their official Twitter handle.The English side also adopted the pidgin English language as [...]

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    VIDEO: Alex Iwobi’s first premier league goal for Everton

VIDEO: Alex Iwobi’s first premier league goal for Everton

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, netted his first Everton English Premier League goal on his home debut game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon at the Goodison Park.The Marco Silva's boys edge Wolves 3-2 at the end of 90 minutes of play.The 23-year old Nigerian also scored his first goal for the Toffees in last week's Carabao cup game [...]

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    Iwobi: My first senior goal was against Everton — but I aim to score for them now

Iwobi: My first senior goal was against Everton — but I aim to score for them now

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, says his first senior competitive goal was against Everton, but he aims to score more goals for the Marco Silva-managed -- not against them. Iwobi, who made his debut appearance for the Toffees in a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Friday in an interview with Everton TV said his aim is to make a significant [...]

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    Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Alex Iwobi has opened up on how speaking with Marco Silva and Marcel Brands, Everton's coach and director of football, convinced him to join the Toffees in the summer transfer window.In an interview on Everton TV, the Super Eagles forward admitted that what Silva and Brands offered him was too good to be turned down.The Merseyside club completed a post-deadline deal to [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Real reason Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton

EXCLUSIVE: Real reason Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles' forward, left Arsenal for Everton because of his desire to play his preferred position of central midfield, TheCable has been informed.A member of Iwobi's family told TheCable that Iwobi also had no choice but to leave the north London club so as to get a regular playing time with the Toffees."He left because of his desire [...]

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    Iwobi’s move to Everton finally goes through

Iwobi’s move to Everton finally goes through

Everton has completed a post-deadline deal to sign Super Eagles' Alex Iwobi on a five-year contract.Iwobi made the switch for an undisclosed fee on transfer deadline day, but the announcement was made over four hours after window officially closed.Iwobi faces falling down the pecking order at Arsenal after the arrival of £72 million club record signing of Nicolas Pepe from [...]

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    Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m bid for Iwobi hours before transfer deadline

Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m bid for Iwobi hours before transfer deadline

Just about 24 hours to the end of the summer transfer window, Arsenal Football Club has rejected £30 million bid for Super Eagles' Alex Iwobi by Everton.Everton turned attention to the Nigerian international after being priced out of a move for Wilfried Zaha and Watford Abdoulaye Doucoure.Arsenal are believed to be open to selling Iwobi before Thursday’s deadline if there is an [...]

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    Iwobi: I might have to leave Arsenal if they sign Zaha

Iwobi: I might have to leave Arsenal if they sign Zaha

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles of Nigeria forward, has admitted that he could be forced to leave Arsenal if he loses his place in the first team to Wilfried Zaha.The 26-year-old Crystal Palace winger has since been a top target for Unai Emery with the Gunners seeking to strengthen the right wing position, where Iwobi, their academy graduate, featured regularly last [...]

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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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    VIDEO: The Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria into quarterfinals

VIDEO: The Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria into quarterfinals

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, scored the third goal that sent Nigeria into the quarter-finals of the 2019 African Cup of Nations match holding in Egypt.Nigeria defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon 3-2 in round of 16 matches.Cameroon are the defending champions.Below is the video of the superb finish.Iwobi goal from TheCable on Vimeo. [...]

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    FULL LIST: Burna Boy, Alex Iwobi make Forbes Africa ’30 under 30′

FULL LIST: Burna Boy, Alex Iwobi make Forbes Africa ’30 under 30′

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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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    Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday as the countdown began for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles.Three-time African champions Nigeria have already made sure of a place at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt this summer, [...]

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