Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tag "Alex Iwobi"

    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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    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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    Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Nigerians in action as Arsenal face Napoli, Villarreal draw Valencia in UEL quarter-finals

Alex Iwobi's Arsenal will face a tough tie against Napoli in the last eight of the Europa League, while Samuel Chukwueze side, Villareal will settle scores with Valencia.Unai Emery's men were drawn to face the Serie A side after their dramatic comeback to beat Rennes in the last-16.The first leg initially was due to take place in Naples next month, but [...]

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    Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, Bollywood actress who got heavy backlash for sharing a racist comment, calling Alex Iwobi "gorilla" has tendered a written apology to the Arsenal player and Super Eagles forward.She tendered her apology via an Instagram post. She wrote, ''I am extremely sorry for my ignorant action last Friday. Being an ardent fan of many years, I was deeply engrossed [...]

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    Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, former Miss India a well-known Arsenal fan, has come under heavy backlash for sharing racist remarks aimed at Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi.Gupta, a Bollywood star posted a Whatsapp image conversation with a friend describing Iwobi as a "gorilla".The other person wrote: "Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. [...]

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    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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