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Tag "Flying Eagles"

    INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

Eddy Lord Dombraye, former Nigerian football player, says his bad outing at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup, on home soil, deprived him of more playing time with the Super Eagles. Dombraye, who has one cap for the Super Eagles and also featured four times with the Flying Eagles at the youth international championship before they were knocked out of the [...]

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    Philip Osondu, ex-Golden Eaglet, dies in Belgium

Philip Osondu, ex-Golden Eaglet, dies in Belgium

Philip Osondu, former Golden Eaglets forward, has died in Belgium. According to reports, Osondu died on arrival to the hospital he took himself to for treatment on Thursday when he felt unwell at work. The 48-year-old former youth international played regularly for the youth teams of Nigeria, but never reached the first team. The former El-Kanemi warrior player was part of Nigeria squad [...]

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    Ghali, Flying Eagles striker, joins AS Trencin

Ghali, Flying Eagles striker, joins AS Trencin

Ahmad Ghali, Flying Eagles attacker, has completed his transfer to AS Trencin of Slovakia. The 19-year-old joined the former club side of Super Eagles' Samuel Kalu and Moses Simon from Mahanaim FC in Abuja for an undisclosed fee. The deal is expected to be for a year. The Slovakian club announced the signing of the Nigeria U20 star on AS TV, their official [...]

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    Isaac Promise, former international, dies at 31

Isaac Promise, former international, dies at 31

Isaac Promise, a former Super Eagles and Flying Eagles' skipper, has died at the age of 31. His death was announced in a statement on the official website of Austin Bold, his USL championship side, on Thursday. "Austin Bold FC is heartbroken by the death of Promise Isaac who passed Wednesday night at the age of 31," the statement read. "An accomplished player, Isaac [...]

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    Chukwueze, Dele-Ashiru nominated for 2019 Golden Boy award

Chukwueze, Dele-Ashiru nominated for 2019 Golden Boy award

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, and Tom Dele-Ashiru, Flying Eagles midfielder, have been named in the 40-man list of nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy award. The annual award organised by Tuttosport, an Italian newspaper, recognises the most outstanding player in Europe under the age of 21. One of the criteria for nomination is that the players nominated must be playing in top [...]

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    Flying Eagles fail to break 46-year All Africa Games jinx

Flying Eagles fail to break 46-year All Africa Games jinx

Flying Eagles lost 2-0 to Burkina Faso in the men's football final at the 12th All Africa Games to claim the silver medal at the Boubker Aamar Stadium on Friday. The search for gold in the men's football event at the "African Olympics" showpiece continued forty-six years after Nigeria last won it on home soil in 1973. Cheick Djibril Ouattara netted Burkina [...]

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    AAG: Flying Eagles beat Mali — on course to break 41-year jinx

AAG: Flying Eagles beat Mali — on course to break 41-year jinx

Nigeria’s U20 boys, the Flying Eagles, will be battling for the gold medal at the 12th All African Games in Rabat, Morocco on Friday, after defeating Mali on penalties.  This is the first time the Nigerian side will play the final match in the All African Games since 1978. The Paul Aigbogun tutored side beat the Young Eagles of Mali 5-4 in [...]

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Why Manchester City product, Dele-Bashiru rejected England for Nigeria

Manchester City product Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru has revealed reasons why he passed up an opportunity to wear the colours of the English national team in favour of Nigeria. Flying Eagles coach, Paul Aigbogun included the playmaker in his squad for the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. The attacking midfielder made three appearances as the Nigeria U20 team crashed out in the [...]

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    Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

The Flying Eagles have refused to leave their hotel in Poland over the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), an insider tells TheCable. The Nigerian team had crashed out of the Fifa U-20 World Cup tournament in Lodz on Monday. Success Makanjuola’s 50th minute goal only appeared to be a consolation after Amadou Sagna and Niane, fellow African [...]

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    Nigeria crash out of Fifa U-20 World Cup

Nigeria crash out of Fifa U-20 World Cup

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria were bundled out of the 2019 Fifa U-20 World Cup in Poland on Monday night by Senegal. The Nigerian team failed to book their place in the quarter-final after losing 2-1 to Amadou Sagna-inspired Senegal following a series of poor defending and finishing at the Stadion Widzewa. Coach Paul Aigbogun was dealt a terrible blow when winger Maxwell [...]

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    Flying Eagles advance to world cup round of 16 as ‘best losers’

Flying Eagles advance to world cup round of 16 as ‘best losers’

Nigeria fought from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Ukraine in the FIFA U20 World Cup at the Bielsko Biala Stadium on Thursday night. With the result, Nigeria finished third in Group D with four points from three games. The Paul Aigbogun boys advanced to the round of 16 as one of the four best third-placed sides, or "best losers" as it [...]

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Poland 2019: Flying Eagles set for crucial tie against Ukraine

After a below par outing against USA in Bielsko-Biala on Monday night, the Flying Eagles know they must earn a result against group leaders Ukraine at the same venue on Thursday to prolong their stay at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. Goals by Sebastian Soto and a sterling performance by the entire USA squad condemned the seven –time African [...]

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    Flying Eagles thrash Qatar 4-0 in Fifa U-20 World Cup opener

Flying Eagles thrash Qatar 4-0 in Fifa U-20 World Cup opener

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles delivered a bold statement of intent on Friday at the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup with a 4-0 thrashing of Qatar in their group D opening match. Nigeria, runners-up to Portugal in 1989 and Argentina in 2005, raced to a 2-0 lead inside 25 minutes, with all thanks going to their left full back for both goals. Ikouwem Utin [...]

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Poland 2019: Flying Eagles off to a perfect start

Nigeria started their Fifa U20 World Cup campaign with a 4-0 demolition of Qatar on Friday evening. The Flying Eagles who finished fourth at the African Championship completed dominated the Group D game at the Tychy Stadium. Captain Ikouwem Udoh Utin, Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru, Maxwell Effiom and Henry Offia were the tormentors for the two-time World Cup silver medalists. Both sides were cautious in [...]

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    Meet the seven Flying Eagles midfielders for U20 World Cup

Meet the seven Flying Eagles midfielders for U20 World Cup

The Flying Eagles "engine room" is packed with talented and in-form players who will be a match for most nations at the World Cup. Despite coming up short at the U20 Afcon Championships in Niger where the team finished fourth, the midfield is regarded as one of the best for the World Cup in Poland. Who are Nigeria's seven midfielders at the [...]

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    One foreign pro, five home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles defenders for U20 World Cup

One foreign pro, five home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles defenders for U20 World Cup

As the count down to the 2019 U20 Fifa World Cup which is billed to kick off on Thursday, May 23 in Poland, TheCable continues with the profiling of the "backbone" of the Nigerian team -- the defence. The defence has been seen as a strong point in the in Paul Aigbogun's 4-3-3 formation of the Flying Eagles, which allows the [...]

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