Monday, April 22, 2019

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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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    Former Abiola Babes goalkeeper, Raymond King, dies after stroke

Former Abiola Babes goalkeeper, Raymond King, dies after stroke

Former Abiola Babes goalkeeper, Ramoni Oba, who was popularly known as Raymond King, has died.His former teammate, Tajudeen Disu, told TheCable that King died after suffering a stroke."It is a sad situation. Raymond was taken out of the general hospital in Ijaiye, Abeokuta to Ikorodu general hospital after two days," Disu told TheCable."When the commissioner of health in Lagos state [...]

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    Ladan Bosso appointed coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Ladan Bosso appointed coach of FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Ladan Bosso, a former Flying Eagles coach, has been appointed as FC Ifeanyi Ubah manager for the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League season.Iyke Nwokedi, media officer of the club, told TheCable that the management of FCIU has reached an agreement with Bosso to manage the Nnewi club in the new season."We (FC IfeanyiUbah Management) can confirm that we have reached [...]

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    Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Samson Siasia, former gaffer of the Super Eagles, is among eight coaches being considered to head the Rwandan national football team.His biggest rival for the job is Winifried Schafer, who won the 2002 African Cup of Nations with Cameroon.Siasia, who made his name as a top international striker, scored 16 goals for the Nigerian national team in 51 games before he [...]

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    Flying Eagles depart Abuja for Khartoum

Flying Eagles depart Abuja for Khartoum

The Flying Eagles on Thursday departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja for Khartoum for the 2017 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sudan.The team had earlier been scheduled to depart Nigeria on Wednesday but that was put off following some "logistical problems".The team comprising 18 players and nine Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials departed Abuja on board an [...]

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    Nigerian football: Obituary, in memoriam, birth

Nigerian football: Obituary, in memoriam, birth

OBITUARY FALCONS, SUPERIt is with great sorrow the family of Super Falcons of Nigeria announces the passing on of the team at the BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, Canada.The team was long plagued with poor coaching and diagnosed of Okonkodiasis during the 2015 World Cup.She was predeceased by sisters of the same name who died four years apart, and a brother, the [...]

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    Flying Eagles lost concentration when it mattered, says Garba

Flying Eagles lost concentration when it mattered, says Garba

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has blamed the team’s ouster from the FIFA U-20 World Cup on loss of concentration.Nigeria lost 1-0 to Germany in a round-of-16 clash after a 19th-minute strike from German midfielder Levin Oeztunali proved the difference in front of 5, 288 fans at AMI Stadium.Germany, who have played all four of their matches at the tournament in Christchurch, [...]

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    Garba: Flying Eagles are ready for Germany

Garba: Flying Eagles are ready for Germany

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, is unafraid of their round of 16 opponent Germany in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.Nigeria set up the clash with the Germans at the Christchurch Stadium on Thursday after beating Hungary 2-0 in their last group match.Two goals from Taiwo Awoniyi earned Nigeria second position in the group behind Brazil and they [...]

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    We have not got into our groove yet, says Flying Eagles coach

We have not got into our groove yet, says Flying Eagles coach

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has admitted his team are not yet at their best despite the 4-0 bashing of North Korea to get their U-20 World Cup campaign in New Zealand back on track.Two goals from Godwin Saviour and one each from Kingsley Sokari and Isaac Success condemned North Korea to their second defeat and Nigeria’s first after the [...]

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    Flying Eagles trounce North Korea 4-0

Flying Eagles trounce North Korea 4-0

Flying Eagles got their FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign back on a good footing on Thursday with a 4-0 defeat over North Korea in New Plymouth.It took a spirited second-half display after a tight first-half which saw both sides fighting for their life in the competition.The Korean side, which were stoic in the first half went to pieces after the [...]

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    Ugbade: We lost ‘complete concentration’

Ugbade: We lost ‘complete concentration’

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, blames a loss in concentration to the team’s 4-2 defeat against Brazil.The Eagles’ campaign in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup got off to a shaky start after the heavy loss to the five-time champions Brazil in early hours of Monday.But Ugbade blames the capitulation on a loss in concentration from his players.“It was [...]

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    Flying Eagles fail to fly against Brazil

Flying Eagles fail to fly against Brazil

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria started their 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup campaign with a 4-2 loss to Brazil at the Taranaki Stadium in New Plymouth, New Zealand.The two sides put on an exciting display of counter-attacking football before Brazil eventually triumphed.It took Brazil just four minutes to take the lead after defender Joao Pedro pushed forward and found space [...]

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