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    I’ll play professional football until I am 40, says ex-Eagles defender

I’ll play professional football until I am 40, says ex-Eagles defender

Azubuike Egwuekwe, former Super Eagles defender, says he will still play professional football for 10 more years. Egwuekwe, who is 29 and approaching 30, played most of his national team football under the late Stephen Keshi. The former captain of Warri Wolves recently quit SuperSport FC of South Africa. "I can still play for like eight to 10 years more by God's grace," Egwuekwe [...]

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    No ‘Congo shock’ for Super Eagles this time, says Egwuekwe

No ‘Congo shock’ for Super Eagles this time, says Egwuekwe

Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, is looking to avoid the mistake of the last Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign when the team face Chad on June 13. Nigeria lost 3-2 to Congo in the 2015 AFCON first qualifying match in Calabar. The team never recovered from that setback as they failed to book a ticket to the championship hosted by [...]

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    Egwuekwe rejects Hapoel’s ‘small money’, returns to Wolves

Egwuekwe rejects Hapoel’s ‘small money’, returns to Wolves

Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, has disclosed that the meagre offer proposed by Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv made him renege signing for them. Egwuekwe was thought to have signed for the Israeli Premier League side after undergoing a successful medical and even assigned jersey number three. Apparently, the deal fell through and the defender blames the club for offering him peanuts. “I [...]

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    Egwuekwe signs with Hapoel Tel Aviv

Egwuekwe signs with Hapoel Tel Aviv

Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, has signed for Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv from Warri Wolves. The 25-year-old defender signed for an undisclosed fee on Friday after successful medicals. He has been assigned jersey number three. “Nigerian Egwuekwe Azubuike landed in the morning in Israel and signed after passing medical tests earlier this week,” the club website announced. This move has all but [...]

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    Amokachi: Players need to be patient before moving abroad

Amokachi: Players need to be patient before moving abroad

Super Eagles assistant coach, Daniel Amokachi, has implored players seeking foreign clubs to be patient before jumping on the transfer bandwagon.   With players leaving the domestic league in droves, the former Super Eagles striker said it would be best if they are a bit patient before securing such moves. “It doesn’t make sense at all because everything in life takes time; [...]

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    Eagles too good for Yemen

Eagles too good for Yemen

Goals from Mfon Udoh and Azubuike Egwuekwe earned the Super Eagles B team a 2-0 win over Yemen at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai. FIFA ranking don’t lie as 176th ranked Yemen couldn't withstand the onslaught from Nigeria who are 43 in the monthly ranking by the world football governing body. It was a stroll in the park for Nigeria who were [...]

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    Egwuekwe: Time for me to move abroad

Egwuekwe: Time for me to move abroad

Super Eagles defender, Azubuike Egwuekwe, has confirmed his readiness to take his career beyond the Nigeria Professional Football League. The Warri Wolves defender has had his fair share of appearances for the Super Eagles in the past three years and he is now itching to take his game outside the shores of the country. “I think this is the right time for [...]

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    Nations Cup hero Mba not going to Brazil 2014

Nations Cup hero Mba not going to Brazil 2014

Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, late Monday night put to rest the long wait for the release of the Super Eagles team to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, naming his previously-estranged captain, Joseph Yobo, in the final 23-man list. But the man who scored Nigeria's winning goal in the final of the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, Sunday Mba, will not be [...]

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    Keshi: We’re footballers — not gamblers

Keshi: We’re footballers — not gamblers

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has defended his players, following Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Scotland — a game whose pre-match proceedings was dominated by match-fixing investigations. Keshi, who has won the Africa Cup of Nations as captain and coach, said his team was not affected by the off-field issues before the kick-off. “We did because it’s something ridiculous, something that we don’t [...]

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    Eagles fight back to snatch late equaliser against Scotland

Eagles fight back to snatch late equaliser against Scotland

A last-gasp equaliser by substitute Uche Nwofor rescued a draw for Nigeria in their World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The match ended 2-2. Charlie Mulgrew’s audacious flick and an own goal from Azubuike Egwuekwe had given Scotland a 2-1 lead over the Super Eagles, but Nwofor pounced after a mix-up in the Scotland defence and poked [...]

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    Osaze is biggest surprise in Keshi’s 30-man squad

Osaze is biggest surprise in Keshi’s 30-man squad

Afterdelays, Super Eagles' Coach, Stephen Keshi, has finally released his much-anticipated 30-man provisional list for the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. Against widespread expectations, Stoke City striker, Osaze Odemwingie, who was snubbed for last year’s Africa Cup of Nations, was included in the squad, which is dominated by known faces. The high-profile casualties are Villareal of Spain striker, Ikechukwu Uche; Schalke 04 FC [...]

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    My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

There are only a few minutes until Coach Stephen Keshi names his provisional World Cup squad. But just before he does, here is my own list. It is not a provisional list of 32 players. Instead, it is a list of players who will fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if I were the Super Eagles coach. VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille, France): Since [...]

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