Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tag "Alex Iwobi"

    Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera)The former Gabros and Etoile du Sahel shot-stopper made a number of decent saves to help his team pick a point last weekend.Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes)Despite Leganes' 1-0 loss to Espanyol, Omeruo stood out as one of his [...]

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    How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

Several Nigerian players in English football leagues were in action on the first day of 2019.Here is TheCable's wrap-up:Kicking off in England, Alex Iwobi provided an assist for Arsenal in their 4-1 victory over Fulham in the English Premier League. Bukayo Saka replaced Iwobi in the 83rd minute.Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City while teammate Kelechi Iheanacho [...]

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    Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… TheCable’s team of the week

Aiyenugba, Nwankwo, Ayeni… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.Dele AiyenugbaEasily the man of the match. He made a handful of brilliant saves from the Maccabi Ahi Nazareth attackers.William Troost EkongThe former KAA Gent defender used his experience and tradecraft to keep a clean sheet for [...]

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    Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Iwobi, Oshoala, Ndidi nominated for CAF awards

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, made the top 10 of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.Another Eagles star, Wilfred Ndidi, will contend with Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Franck Kessie of Cote D'Ivoire for the youth player of the year award.Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala, who is the current African football queen, will slug it [...]

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    Monarch calls for support for Nigerian Army

Monarch calls for support for Nigerian Army

Hammed Oyelude, a highly respected traditional ruler in Yorubaland, has called for total support for the Nigerian army in the war against insurgency.He said this while reacting to a report in the media which indicted the Nigerian Army for war crimes in countering Boko Haram and other threats to the country.The monarch said the report, which accused the troops 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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    Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Francis UzohoHe was constantly tested and stood up to everything. He denied Real Zaragoza on several occasions.Godswill EkpoloThe Barcelona product made crucial tackles and frustrated the Dalkurd attackers with ease. He also supported the attack whenever [...]

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    Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Iwobi up against Cech, Lacazette for Arsenal’s player of the month award

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been shortlisted for Arsenal's September player of the month award.Iwobi is up against goalkeeper Petr Cech, Alexander Lacazette and Lucas Torreira for the award.The Nigerian attacker was impressive for the North London club in September, setting up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener in the 4-2 win against Vorskla in the UEFA Europa League.The 22-year-old also made [...]

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    Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Eagles in Europe: Iwobi lifts Arsenal, Troost-Ekong goes down with Udinese

Super Eagles' players had a quiet weekend in Europe with several missing in action, while a few inspired their teams to wins. We review all their action and inaction across European leagues.In the English Premier League, Alex Iwobi sparked Arsenal to a late 2-0 win over Watford to make it five league wins on the bounce. The 22-year-old's low cross resulted [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong have been ruled out of the AFCON qualifier game against Seychelles.Iwobi who is ill was not listed for Arsenal's game against Cardiff in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.Troost-Ekong, a defender, is ruled out due to injury.The Super Eagles Twitter handle confirmed the development on Monday.The tweet read: "Just In: Iwobi, Aina and Ekong [...]

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    Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi got his first start of the season at Stamford Bridge where his Arsenal side lost 2-3 to Mauro Sarri's Chelsea.Starting alongside the 24-year-old in the attacking third were Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Nacho Monreal also got his first game of the season at left back.Chelsea coach, Sarri, named an unchanged side [...]

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    Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term deal.Iwobi has been at Arsenal since he was nine years old, making his first-team debut in 2015.The 21-year-old has since played 98 times for the north London club, scoring nine goals."It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young," Iwobi told the club’s [...]

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    Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been named among the 25-man squad for Arsenal's pre-season training tour of Singapore.The Nigerian, Germany's Mesut Özil and Egypt's Mohammed ELNeny will join the team in Singapore after returning from their World Cup duties.The team will jet out of London on Sunday, July 22, to Singapore.The squad is scheduled to play against Europa League champions [...]

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    Iwobi craves long term stay at Arsenal

Iwobi craves long term stay at Arsenal

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, says he hopes to be an Arsenal player for a long time.Iwobi said Arsenal had always been his dream club, adding that he is "always proud" to be a Gunner."It has always been my childhood dream . I have been playing for Arsenal since I was six," Iwobi told Mirror UK."The fact I am representing [...]

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    Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to the Three Lions in a pre-World Cup game at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Dele Alli, a player of Nigerian descent, was showered with boos every time he touched the ball while Iwobi, another player who had the option of playing for Nigeria and England, scored in the international friendly.Gary Cahill's stunning header gave Gareth Southgate's [...]

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