Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    ‘257 killed’ as Algeria military aircraft crashes

‘257 killed’ as Algeria military aircraft crashes

At least 257 people were killed after a military aircraft crashed near the Boufarik airbase outside Algiers, the Algerian capital.Ennahar TV, Algerian state television, said the aircraft, carrying mostly soldiers, went down shortly after takeoff on Wednesday morning.The plane was said to be headed to Tindouf in Algeria's south — home to camps for refugees — when it crashed.In a [...]

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    FIFA fine: NFF sets up four-man panel to investigate error

FIFA fine: NFF sets up four-man panel to investigate error

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has set up a four-man panel to unravel the slip that resulted in Nigeria forfeiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria.FIFA punished Nigeria for fielding Shehu Abdullahi, a player not eligible for the game."The committee has two weeks to submit its report," said Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, in a statement on Wednesday."It [...]

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    Nigeria draw with Algeria to end World Cup qualifiers unbeaten

Nigeria draw with Algeria to end World Cup qualifiers unbeaten

Nigeria ended its FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification on an unbeaten note, drawing 1-1 with Algeria on Friday night.Having qualified for the football mundial in Russia, the Eagles went into the game bereft of pressure, as a loss would have made no impact in the overall scheme of things.Nigeria had the majority of possession but lacked the final pass towards goal [...]

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    Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Rohr talk tough, aim to end WC qualifiers unbeaten

Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Rohr talk tough, aim to end WC qualifiers unbeaten

As the Super Eagles prepare to go up against the Fennecs of Algeria, coach Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi have said the goal is to finish the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten.Mikel, who will win his 80th cap for Nigeria if selected to play at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, said the team is focused on finishing the [...]

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    Rohr to ‘make six changes’ for game against Algeria

Rohr to ‘make six changes’ for game against Algeria

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has said he will make six changes for the Super Eagles game against Algeria, owing to the injuries suffered by some key players.The game against Algeria, billed to hold Friday, is the Eagles' final 2018 World Cup qualification match."The most important thing in this game against Algeria is to have a good game and also get [...]

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    Eagles land in Morocco… Onazi, Simon to miss Algeria World Cup qualifier

Eagles land in Morocco… Onazi, Simon to miss Algeria World Cup qualifier

The Super Eagles have arrived in Rabat, Morocco, ahead of preparation for Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria.The Nigerian side will take on the Fennecs at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, Constantine, Algeria.Gernot Rohr, technical adviser, has replaced injured midfielder Ogenyi Onazi with defender Kenneth Omeruo, while Girona FC of Spain forward Olanrewaju Kayode takes the place of Moses [...]

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    Mikel, Musa, Ighalo… Rohr’s 24-man squad for Algeria, Argentina matches

Mikel, Musa, Ighalo… Rohr’s 24-man squad for Algeria, Argentina matches

Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, and Odion Ighalo are among the 24 players invited by Gernot Rohr for the Super Eagles' matches against Algeria and Argentina.Nigeria will play Algeria in the last 2018 World Cup qualifying match and will take on Argentina four days later in a friendly match to be held in Russia.Goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi were included [...]

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    Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

Super Eagles reserve players to line up against Algeria, says coach Yusuf

The Super Eagles coaching crew will field several players yet to taste action in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers for the upcoming game against Algeria.Salihu Yusuf, coach of the Super Eagles, made this known on Monday.Yusuf said the aim of including other players in the last game of the qualifiers is to create an increased pool of players ahead [...]

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    Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved three steps up from 44th to 41st in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.Tunisia, seeking to qualify for the World Cup, has upstaged Egypt as the number one country on the continent.Egypt is now ranked second while Senegal is in third place. The West African country needs to win just one of [...]

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    Russia 2018: If we beat Zambia, we’ll face Nigeria with high morale, says Algeria’s coach

Russia 2018: If we beat Zambia, we’ll face Nigeria with high morale, says Algeria’s coach

Algeria's newly appointed coach Lucas Alcaraz says his team's chances of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be possible by defeating Zambia before facing Nigeria in the last group game.He said the Algerian side will face Nigeria's Suer Eagles with high morale if Zambia can be beaten.Algeria is presently bottom of Group B after a 1-1 draw with [...]

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    Super Eagles move up to 40th spot in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles move up to 40th spot in FIFA rankings

Nigeria moved up one place from 41st to 40th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.In Africa, Nigeria moved two spots up from 7th to 5th.Cameroon slipped a spot down from 32nd to 33rd and third behind Egypt and Senegal on the continent.Algeria slipped 14th places down from 40th to 54th while Zambia slipped seven spots down from 90th [...]

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    Super Eagles maintain 41st position in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles maintain 41st position in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain in 41st position in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.In the African continent, Nigeria also maintained the seventh position.Cameroon moved a spot up from 33rd to 32nd. The Indomitable Lions are third behind Egypt and Senegal in Africa.Algeria retained the 40th position while Zambia moved a spot up to 90th position.South Africa and [...]

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    Russia 2018: Eagles need to beat Cameroon, Zambia to qualify, says Rohr

Russia 2018: Eagles need to beat Cameroon, Zambia to qualify, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, believes Nigeria will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia if his team can win its two home games against Cameroon and Zambia.Rohr said that a lack of competitive action will be a disadvantage for the Eagles ahead of the clash with Cameroon.“Winning our first two matches was a great start, but [...]

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    Mahrez: It’s impossible for Leicester to win Champions League

Mahrez: It’s impossible for Leicester to win Champions League

Riyad Mahrez, Dessert Warriors of Algeria and Leicester City forward, says the English Premier League champions can not win the UEFA Champions League.Asked by TheCable if his club could shock Europe just like like it did England by winning the premiership, Mahrez said: "It will be impossible to win the Champions League. No! That will be impossible."‎Obviously, what happened last season was [...]

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    How Algerian govt arrested and expelled hundreds of refugees

How Algerian govt arrested and expelled hundreds of refugees

Algerian authorities have rounded up more than 1,400 sub-Saharan migrants and deported many of them to Niger, according to Human Rights Watch.The organisation said the operation started on December 1, and migrants in Algiers, capital of the country, were targeted.“A mass and summary deportation of migrants, including men and women who may have fled persecution or have worked for years [...]

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    Mikel: We’re determined, Osinbajo’s visit has motivated us

Mikel: We’re determined, Osinbajo’s visit has motivated us

Mikel Obi, captain of the Super Eagles, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo motivated the players through a personal visit.Three days ago, Osinbajo walked into the training session of the Eagles at the Abuja National Stadium.Commenting on this, Mikel said his team mates will take to the pitch on Saturday determined to earn all three points.“Three points, that is what we will [...]

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