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    Ighalo, Ndidi, Iwobi nominated for CAF best XI

Ighalo, Ndidi, Iwobi nominated for CAF best XI

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho, four Super Eagles stars, have been shortlisted for the 2019 FIFPro/CAF Africa Best XI. Their selection comes on the back of their outstanding performances for their country and different clubs. Ighalo, who had an impressive outing at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, won the golden boot as the highest goal scorer with [...]

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    Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Super Eagles of Nigeria held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in an international friend game at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang on Sunday. The Eagles endured early time of pressure from the Brazilian side with their 4-3-3 formation. Gernot Rohr’s side had finished third at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, losing in the semi-finals to Algeria, who went on to beat [...]

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    Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Five years after his first invitation to the Super Eagles, Ramon Azeez has made Gernot Rohr's 23-man list for the international friendly match with Brazil in Singapore. Rohr's boys will take on five-time world champions on Sunday, October 13 at the Singapore national stadium in Kallang. Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem are back from injury, otherwise, the squad is largely unchanged from [...]

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    Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

After another exciting weekend of football, TheCable selects the best XI of Nigerian players in action across the globe. Sylvester Igboun and Junior Ajayi lead in the attack which has Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets' gaffer, as its coach. The team also include Ramon Azeez, Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo. Francis Uzoho The Deportivo La Coruna loanee kept Omonia Nicosia in the [...]

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    Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Akpeyi: I won’t be playing against Tunisia — here’s why

Daniel Akpeyi has disclosed to TheCable that he won't be starting the third-place match against Tunisia at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Akpeyi also revealed that Francis Uzoho will man the goal post in the winner takes all clash against the Carthage Eagles at the El Salam stadium. He, however, explained Gernot Rohr's reason for the change in the [...]

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    AFCON: Ighalo, Onyekuru help Eagles tame Pirates in Asaba

AFCON: Ighalo, Onyekuru help Eagles tame Pirates in Asaba

Nigeria ended their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification campaign on a sound note with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates of Seychelles. Already qualified Nigeria were out to build on their recent run of form when they hosted the Pirates at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Friday afternoon. The Super Eagles already booked their AFCON ticket, having recovered [...]

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    Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday as the countdown began for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles. Three-time African champions Nigeria have already made sure of a place at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt this summer, [...]

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    Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… TheCable’s team of the week

Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week. Francis Uzoho He was unafraid to leave his line and made several outstanding saves. Commanding. Kenneth Omeruo Alongside fellow defenders, he held off the hosts with ease. Certainly, the Nigerian had the better of Iago Aspas, beating him in the [...]

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    Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… TheCable’s team of the week

Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week. They are; Francis Uzoho The goal-minder returned from a five-week injury and was in fine form in the 0-0 draw with Sporting Gijon. He made a handful of impressive saves. Joel Obi Obi's crosses from the left caused the Parma defenders [...]

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    Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa. Uzoho, who featured in Elche's 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch. According to Elche, Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain. "The player suffers [...]

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    Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week. They are; Francis Uzoho He was constantly tested and stood up to everything. He denied Real Zaragoza on several occasions. Godswill Ekpolo The Barcelona product made crucial tackles and frustrated the Dalkurd attackers with ease. He also supported the attack whenever [...]

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    Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr has stuck with his winning team for the second leg of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya. Hat-trick hero, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi will lead the attack just as they did in the 4-0 drubbing of the North Africans in the first game in Nigeria. Similarly, Ahmed Musa will man the left flank of attack, [...]

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    How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

The Super Eagles are days away from their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Seychelles. TheCable takes a look at what it would take for the lads to win at the Stade Maine on Saturday. Francis Uzoho needs to stand in his head If the Eagles are to succeed in Seychelles, they will need a healthy and in-form Uzoho to [...]

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    World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

From 30 to 25, and now, we have Gernot Rohr's final World Cup squad comprising 23 players. TheCable takes a look at the anointed soldiers heading to Russia to fight for Nigeria. GOALKEEPERS Francis Uzoho (19, Deportivo La Coruna) Five caps The former Golden Eaglets reserve goalie made his Eagles debut in a 4-2 win over Argentina in November 2017. He is expected to [...]

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    Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has decried the exclusion of Al Ahly striker Junior Ajayi from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad. Siasia believes Ajayi should have made the cut because of his performance for his club this season. He told TheCable that Ajayi's inclusion "could have been the right thing to do". He said: "Junior has proven himself with the Olympic team and [...]

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    Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Gernot Rohr, technical adviser of Super Eagles, has released the 28-man squad to battle Poland and Serbia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa lead the list of the usual suspects invited by the Eagles' gaffer. Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo makes a return to the squad, same as Joel Obi, who [...]

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