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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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Niger 2019: Flying Eagles off to Guinea Bissau

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, will depart the shores of the country on Wednesday for Guinea Bissau, where they will take on their counterparts in the first leg of a 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations second round qualifying fixture on Saturday. The match will take place at the September 24 Stadium in Bissau, starting from 4pm Guinea Bissau time (5pm [...]

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International Friendly: Flying Eagles pick a point away to Egypt in Alexandria

Detan Ogundare and Aniekeme Asuquo excelled as the Nigeria U20 team played out an entertaining goalless draw with Egypt U20 on Monday.   Kogi United goalkeeper Ogundare, one of kept his side in contention with two vital first-half saves, while Akwa United youngster Asuquo also impressed.   The goalkeeper produced an outstanding display of such confidence and assuredness that he has now surely given Aigbogun [...]

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Flying Eagles off to Cairo on two–match tour

Nigeria’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, will on Saturday fly to Cairo for a two –match tour of Egypt as part of the team’s preparations for the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations. Paul Aigbogun, head coach of the team will lead the new group that is being put together with the mandate not only to return the [...]

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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, SUPER It 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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