Tag "Flying Eagles"

‘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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    Adepoju: Ramadan fast won’t take shine off Musa

Adepoju: Ramadan fast won’t take shine off Musa

Nigeria's two-goal hero against Argentina, Ahmed Musa, won’t be affected by Ramadan fast, which begins on Saturday/Sunday in Monday’s game with France, according to former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju. The Muslim world will be observing the holy month of Ramadan, as the World Cup knockout stages start. Ramadan occurs during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is a period of [...]

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Odemwingie: We lose sleep over Messi

Nigeria forward Osaze Odemwingie has admitted that he and his teammates are scratching their heads on the daunting task of confronting Argentina superstar Lionel Messi in Brazil. The Super Eagles come face to face with one of their old rivals at the World Cup, Argentina at Estádio José Pinheiro Borba in Porto Alegre on June 25 and Odemwingie has confessed that [...]

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    Flying Eagles, Super Falcons trounce opponents 4-1

Flying Eagles, Super Falcons trounce opponents 4-1

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday qualified for the third and final round of the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifiers, after trouncing Tanzania counterpart 4-1. Playing at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, Nigeria took the lead in the seventh minute when Alhassan Ibrahim's low shot beat goalkeeper Hamad Joma. The Ngorongoro Heroes evened scores on 16minutes, as Banda Hassan curled a free [...]

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    Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

Lis-BURN! Real, Atletico set Portugal on fire

The last and arguably most prestigious trophy in European competition is up for grabs, as Real Madrid play Atletico Madrid – their nearest but far-from-dearest rival – in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final at the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal. In a special preview of the game, TheCable spoke to Mutiu Adepoju (from his base in Spain) and Dimeji Lawal – [...]

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    AYC: Impressive Flying Eagles win 2-0 in Tanzania

AYC: Impressive Flying Eagles win 2-0 in Tanzania

The Flying Eagles got off to a bright start in the qualifiers for the 2015 African Youth Championship (AYC) after beating hosts Tanzania 2-0 in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The Nigerian under-20 male football team scored in the 49th minute through Musa Yahaya and extended their lead in the 82nd minute through Taiwo Awoniyi. According to a statement by the team’s [...]

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    Flying Eagles coach lists 20 for Benin clash

Flying Eagles coach lists 20 for Benin clash

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has released the names of 20 players scheduled to play  an international friendly against Benin Republic at Charles de Gaulle Stadium in Porto Novo on Sunday, May 4. The players are Joshua Enaholo, Adamu Abubakar, Abdulazeez Abubakar, Musa Muhammed, Mustapha Abdullahi, Ifeanyi Nweke, Wilfred Ndidi, Izu Omego and Zaharadeen Bello. Others are Chidiebere Nwakali, Musa Yahaya, Kelechi Iheanacho, [...]

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    Nwakali: We are not there yet

Nwakali: We are not there yet

Flying Eagles and Manchester City defender, Chidiebere Nwakali believes the National U-20 team are not yet where they should be, despite a string of fine friendly-match performances. Nwakali made the remarks after the team thrashed Nigeria Nation-Wide League (NNWL) side FC Abuja 7-2 in a test match played at the FIFA Goal project. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the test match was [...]

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