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    Akpeyi, Eagles goalkeeper, earns contract extension with Kaizer Chiefs

Akpeyi, Eagles goalkeeper, earns contract extension with Kaizer Chiefs

Daniel Akpeyi, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has signed a two year contract extension with Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa's Absa premiership side. Akpeyi, who joined Chiefs duirng the 2019 January transfer window on a one-year deal, will stay till 2022. After showcasing an impressive performance at the club, he became Kaizer Chiefs' first choice after Khune Itumeleng suffered an injury that kept him on [...]

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    Akpeyi, Osimhen, Mikel… TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Osimhen, Mikel… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend - some impressed, others flopped, and many were lost in the activities. Here are the top performers who made TheCable's team of the week. Daniel Akpeyi Chiefs picked up a 1-1 draw at Black Leopards thanks to the number one keeper who produced series of smart saves. Shehu Abdullahi If [...]

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    Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Captain Ahmed Musa is back after injury as Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, named the twenty-three players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November. Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been called for the first time since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as first choice as Francis Uzoho is out for several months [...]

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    Akpeyi, Abdullahi, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Abdullahi, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Some Super Eagles players have made our team of the week due to their outstanding performance in a weekend of Premier League goal scoring breaking record. The Golden Eaglets exciting comeback at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil and some fabulous goals scored by Nigerian players across the globe also made TheCable's team of the week. Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs) The [...]

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    Akpeyi, Collins, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Collins, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Some Super Eagles players have made our team of the week due to their outstanding performances in a weekend of high drama, exciting comebacks and fabulous goals across the globe. Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s team of the week: Daniel Akpeyi Kaizer Chiefs continued their good run thanks to their net minder. He came and won all Amazulu's crosses and [...]

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    Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Osimhen, Okereke, Samuel…TheCable’s team of the week

Nigerians across the world recorded several “imponderable elements” over the weekend, some shining, some falling just under the radar, and a few getting attention for the wrong reasons. TheCable selects the best XI from across the world of football, where Nigeria's flag is being hoisted by her ambassadors. Daniel Akpeyi From the start, he had to be alert; his succession of superb [...]

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    Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Daniel Akpeyi has disclosed to TheCable that he won't be starting the third-place match against Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Akpeyi also revealed that Francis Uzoho will man the goal post in the winner takes all clash against the Carthage Eagles at the El Salam stadium. He, however, explained Gernot Rohr's reason for the change in the [...]

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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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    Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has joined Kaizer Chiefs from Chippa United. Chiefs announced the signing of the Nigerian international on Thursday. Akpeyi's move brings his four-year stay at Chippa United to an end. "Kaizer Chiefs would like to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi from Chippa United. He has signed a contract for 1 year and 5 months," the club tweeted. "We [...]

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    Osimhen, Success, Nnamani, Akpom… TheCable’s team of the week

Osimhen, Success, Nnamani, Akpom… 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. Daniel Akpeyi - Chippa United A brilliant save to deny Mamelodi Sundowns was the highlight of a busy game for the former Heartland shot-stopper. His team caused an upset against Masandawa. Ola Aina - Torino Against Inter Milan, the on-loan Chelsea defender contributed [...]

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    Akpeyi, Ndidi, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Ndidi, 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; Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United) Akpeyi once again proved why he is one of the best Nigerian goalkeepers. He made four world-class saves in the 1-0 loss to Amazulu. Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion) Balogun did well as a substitute in [...]

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    Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… 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; Daniel Akpeyi Against Kaizer Chiefs, Akpeyi was brilliant and succeeded in keeping a clean sheet. Kenneth Omeruo Omeruo appears to have finally found his bearing in Spain. He was rock solid for Leganes against Girona. John Ogu The versatile Ogu [...]

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    World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

From 30 to 25, and now, we have Gernot Rohr's final World Cup squad comprising 23 players. TheCable takes a look at the anointed soldiers heading to Russia to fight for Nigeria. GOALKEEPERS Francis Uzoho (19, Deportivo La Coruna) Five caps The former Golden Eaglets reserve goalie made his Eagles debut in a 4-2 win over Argentina in November 2017. He is expected to [...]

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    Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has decried the exclusion of Al Ahly striker Junior Ajayi from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad. Siasia believes Ajayi should have made the cut because of his performance for his club this season. He told TheCable that Ajayi's inclusion "could have been the right thing to do". He said: "Junior has proven himself with the Olympic team and [...]

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    Poland vs Nigeria: Potential starting goalie and a glimpse into Rohr’s mind

Poland vs Nigeria: Potential starting goalie and a glimpse into Rohr’s mind

The battle for Super Eagles number one goalkeeper spot remains unresolved. Since Vincent Enyeama's departure from the Nigerian national team, it's been difficult to get a permanent replacement. Ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, fans and pundits would hope that a solution is in sight. The trio of Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho are the goalkeepers invited by Gernot Rohr [...]

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    Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Gernot Rohr, technical adviser of Super Eagles, has released the 28-man squad to battle Poland and Serbia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa lead the list of the usual suspects invited by the Eagles' gaffer. Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo makes a return to the squad, same as Joel Obi, who [...]

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