Sunday, October 20, 2019

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Italy-born Zaccala, two home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles goalkeepers for U20 World Cup

Italy-born Zaccala, two home-based stars… meet Flying Eagles goalkeepers for U20 World Cup

Twenty-one young Nigerians will be flying the nation's green-white-green flag in Poland this summer as the nation seeks to bring home the U20 Fifa World Cup. Anticipating the championship, TheCable will begin profiling the Flying Eagles World Cup squad by starting out with the three goalkeepers who have been picked to travel to Poland.Coach Paul Aigbogun picked his 21-man team with [...]

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    Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles of Nigeria pipped Niger 1-0 in the U20 Africa Cup of Nations to book a ticket to the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Poland.A second-half goal from Adamu Alhassan was enough to secure Nigeria a place in Poland.The first half ended goalless with the hosts Niger with more chances that they failed to convert.Nafizi Yahaya would have put [...]

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    Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr says he will include the best Nigerian players in the U20 Nations Cup in the Super Eagles.The Super Eagles technical adviser gave the assurance to the Flying Eagles on Tuesday in Niger."I have decided to pick one or two of them, the best ones, to give them a chance when we regroup for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt [...]

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    Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Flying Eagles to battle S’Africa, Niger for World Cup ticket

Nigeria's Flying Eagles have been drawn in group A to face hosts nation, Niger, South Africa and Burundi for the U20 Africa Cup of Nations.The draw was held in Niamey, Niger on Thursday.The Nigerian side will play their group matches in Niamey while group B will be in Maradi.The tournament starts on February 2 and ends on the 17th.The top [...]

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    Flying Eagles trounce Mauritania to book place in 2019 AYC

Flying Eagles trounce Mauritania to book place in 2019 AYC

Nigeria on Saturday qualified for the 2019 African Youth Championship following a ruthless 5-0 rout of Mauritania.Kano Pillars starlet Nazifi Yahaya was the hero as he grabbed a hat-trick in the one-sided game at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.Wasiu Alalade and Norway based midfielder Afeez Aremu were also on song for the Paul Aigbogun-tutored team.The Flying Eagles finished 6-1 over [...]

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    Udoh, Eneji, Ibrahim… all the players invited for U20 AFCON qualifiers

Udoh, Eneji, Ibrahim… all the players invited for U20 AFCON qualifiers

Paul Aigbogun, head coach of the U20 male national team, has called up 28 players for the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.Enyimba's Ikouwem Udoh, who was named young player of the year at the AITEO-NFF awards, is among those invited.Also included are Super Eagles B teammates Peter Eneji and Nur Muhammed, as well as Nasarawa United’s [...]

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