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    Alampasu finally joins Flying Eagles’ camp

Alampasu finally joins Flying Eagles’ camp

Former U-17 goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu, has joined the Flying Eagles’ camp on Friday in Abuja after completing his move to Estoril Praia of Portugal.  Assistant coach of the team, Nduka Ugbade, had earlier expressed fears that the goalkeeper could miss the Africa Youth Championship (AYC), if he failed to join the team early enough. But that has now been put to bed [...]

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    No automatic shirt for Alampasu in Flying Eagles, says Garba

No automatic shirt for Alampasu in Flying Eagles, says Garba

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has told Dele Alampasu not to expect an automatic shirt in his team despite his new status as a foreign based player. Alampasu recently signed a four-year contract with Portuguese Primeira Liga side Estoril Praia for an undisclosed fee. And Garba said the 18-year-old will have to fight for a place in his team like any other [...]

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    Alampasu: It’s a dream to sign for a good European team

Alampasu: It’s a dream to sign for a good European team

Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Alampasu, is delighted that his first professional contract abroad is with “a good European team”. Alampasu signed a four-year contract with Portuguese Primeira Liga side Estoril Praia for an undisclosed fee. The 18-year-old, who was voted as the best goalkeeper at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup, is happy with the deal. “It's a dream to sign for [...]

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    Siasia commends ‘very good’ Flying Eagles team

Siasia commends ‘very good’ Flying Eagles team

Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has commended the U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles after they emerged champions of the 2015 Super Six invitational tournament in Abuja. Siasia, whose team came second behind their junior counterpart after they could only secure a 3-3 draw in the final game of the tournament on Sunday, stood up for the champions Flying Eagles. “They are good. [...]

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    Flying Eagles won’t be overconfident, says Garba

Flying Eagles won’t be overconfident, says Garba

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, is not carried away with the impressive showing of his team in the Super Six invitational tournament saying the team is still work in progress. The U-20 team has won all their games so far in the competition but Garba said there’s still room for improvement. “The team has gained much playing against much older and experienced [...]

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    Flying Eagles are Super Six champions

Flying Eagles are Super Six champions

Nigeria’s under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, on Friday won the Super 6 invitational tournament in Abuja with a match to spare after they beat Dolphins 4-1. The Flying Eagles, who were invited alongside the national U-23 team to the competition, recorded an unassailable 12 points lead from four games. The U-23 side are in second place on eight points, while Enyimba have [...]

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    Flying Eagles defender ‘now doing fine’ after injury scare

Flying Eagles defender ‘now doing fine’ after injury scare

Flying Eagles defender, Izu Omego, is “now doing fine” after he was discharged from hospital following his injury against Kano Pillars. Omego (right) was kicked in the head by an opponent during the Super Six clash on Monday and slumped immediately. But he was revived on the pitch and taken to a hospital where he was confirmed to be in a [...]

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    Flying Eagles beat Warri Wolves in Super Six clash

Flying Eagles beat Warri Wolves in Super Six clash

The national U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, on Wednesday in Abuja defeated Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Warri Wolves by 1-0 in the Super Six invitational tournament. Before the kick-off of the match, a minute silence was observed for former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare who died on Tuesday. Warri Wolves dominated the open exchanges but were unable to break the [...]

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    Disaster averted as medics revive Flying Eagles player

Disaster averted as medics revive Flying Eagles player

Flying Eagles defender, Izu Omego, brought back memories of Samuel Okwaraji as medics battled for several minutes to resuscitate him during a Super 6 game between the junior national team and Kano Pillars on Monday. Unlike Okwaraji who slumped without any contact with an opponent or the ball, Omego hit his head on the turf in an attempt to clear [...]

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    Enyimba’s Udoji not embarrassed by loss to Flying Eagles

Enyimba’s Udoji not embarrassed by loss to Flying Eagles

Enyimba captain, Chinedu Udoji, has not taken to heart the 2-0 loss to the Nigeria U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, in the Super Six tournament in Abuja saying the result was not embarrassing.   Eagles captain Musa Mohammed gave his side the lead from the spot in the 58th minute after Ifeanyi Anaemena brought down Taiwo Awoniyi. Substitute Musa Yahaya then [...]

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    Ugbade relishes Super 6 challenge for Flying Eagles

Ugbade relishes Super 6 challenge for Flying Eagles

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, has expressed delight in the Under-20 national team’s involvement in the Super 6 tournament starting this Saturday at the Abuja National Stadium saying it “is a very good test for us ahead of the African Youth Championship”. The Manu Garba-tutored team and the Nigeria U-23 team have been handed special invitations to participate in [...]

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    Flying Eagles get tough AYC draw

Flying Eagles get tough AYC draw

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will play host Senegal, Congo and Ivory Coast in the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) in March. The Flying Eagles defeated Tanzania 6-1 on aggregate and walked over Lesotho to qualify for the tournament which they have won a record six times with their last triumph in 2011. The host are making their debut in Africa's under-20s [...]

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    Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Sam Okwaraji: Today’s ‘Paper Talk’

Death was the august visitor in the month of August, 25 years ago. It took the lives of Sam Okwaraji and 12 others on Saturday August 12, 1989, inside the main bowl of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos during a 1990 World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Angola. TheCable goes into its archives to see how the sad events of that month, [...]

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    Ebola: Lesotho abandons U20 qualifier vs Eagles

Ebola: Lesotho abandons U20 qualifier vs Eagles

Lesotho has pulled out of this weekend’s 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier against the Flying Eagles, citing concerns about the outbreak of Ebola in Nigeria. Nigeria, the most successful country in the history of the championship, were to host Lesotho at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna in a repeat of the 1989 meeting between the two sides, which the Flying Eagles won 4-0 [...]

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    NFF still interested in Keshi

NFF still interested in Keshi

Despite the impeachment of Aminu Maigari as president of Nigeria Football Federation, the executive committee has expressed interest in still working with out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi. Keshi’s contract ended after Brazil 2014 World Cup but the emergency congress of the NFF is set to resume talks with him to continue bossing the senior national team. In a communiqué released after Thursday's meeting, the executive [...]

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‘Go and watch videos of Nwosu, Okocha, and myself for tutorials’ Etim Esin tells Mikel

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Etim Esin has joined the growing list of soccer fans who were disappointed with the performance of John Mikel Obi at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. And like the others, Esin remembered William Shakespeare and is wondering Much Ado About Mikel! Esin, nicknamed ‘Maradona’ during his playing days, wore the country’s No.10 jersey between 1988 [...]

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