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    AFCON qualifier: I’ll give everything for Eagles to beat Seychelles, says Kalu

AFCON qualifier: I’ll give everything for Eagles to beat Seychelles, says Kalu

Samuel Kalu says he will give everything to help the Super Eagles defeat Seychelles.The Bordeaux winger said he'll be motivated to "make the country proud" going into the game.The new Super Eagles invitee said the African Cup of Nations qualifier will be a chance to show what he's made of.“I’m prepared to give everything to the Super Eagles. It’s my [...]

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    Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says his team is in Seychelles for "serious business" ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualifier match.With the team occupying third position in Group E after losing the opening game to South Africa, the 62-year-old tactician has charged his wards to "show character" against the Pirates of Seychelles.“We are not here on vacation. We are here [...]

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    Nwakaeme, Onazi, Ekong, Danjuma… TheCable’s team of the week

Nwakaeme, Onazi, Ekong, Danjuma… TheCable’s team of the week

As is the case every other week, some Nigerian footballers shine in their respective clubs, and as such, deserve recognition.Due to the fact that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) is in the off-season, TheCable is basing its team of the week on Nigerian players plying their trade abroad.Here are the players who made the cut.Okeimute Odah (Jeddah)Still one of [...]

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    Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has released a 24-man list for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles.Four uncapped players -- Semi Ajayi, Jamilu Collins, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Kalu -- were included in the list.The list, released on Friday, also includes 18 of the 23-man squad which represented Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup.As earlier reported, John Obi [...]

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    Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, is set to miss the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.This was made known on Thursday by national team manager, Gernot Rohr, who spoke to Kwese Sports.Rohr said the Tianjin TEDA of China midfielder called him to withdraw from possible selection because he just recently returned from injury and would need to concentrate [...]

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    Rohr: Eagles physically, mentally ready for Croatia

Rohr: Eagles physically, mentally ready for Croatia

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team are “physically and mentally ready” for their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Croatia on Saturday.Rohr insisted that his wards are in no mood to play second fiddle at the Kaliningrand Stadium."It will be a tough one, but we are physically and mentally ready," Rohr said at a press [...]

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    World Cup: Croatia only better than Nigeria on paper, says Rohr

World Cup: Croatia only better than Nigeria on paper, says Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says the Croatian side is only better than the Nigerian team on paper.Rohr said the Eagles will go all out against Croatia in their first 2018 World Cup game in Kaliningrad on Saturday.“We admire this team, but we do not plan to watch them when we play against them, we hope to fight," Rohr [...]

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    Rohr: Super Eagles not ready for the World Cup

Rohr: Super Eagles not ready for the World Cup

Days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup commences, Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team is not ready for the mundial.The Super Eagles lost their final warm-up game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.Reacting to the defeat, Rohr said the 0-1 loss does not really matter but, however, expressed sadness over the result.He said: “We’ve 9 days to be [...]

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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 capsThe 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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    Super Eagles arrive Austria for final pre-World Cup friendly

Super Eagles arrive Austria for final pre-World Cup friendly

The Super Eagles have arrived in Austria for the final phase of their preparation for the World Cup.The Nigerian delegation, led by Shehu Dikko, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) second vice president, settled in at Avita Resort, Bad Tatzmannsdorf, on Sunday.The Austrian embassy in Nigeria had last week denied entry visas to Nnaemeka Anozie, lead physiotherapist, and Chidi Ngoka, equipment manager, thereby [...]

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    Ola Aina, Mikel Agu dropped as Rohr prunes World Cup squad to 23

Ola Aina, Mikel Agu dropped as Rohr prunes World Cup squad to 23

Mikel Agu and Ola Aina have been dropped from the Super Eagles World Cup squad.The final World Cup squad list was unveiled on Sunday as the team heads to Austria to take on the Czech Republic in a friendly match.The Super Eagles will face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup.https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1003206539992293376?s=21See the 23-man squad below:Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu [...]

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    Super Eagles need Ndidi, says Rohr after England friendly

Super Eagles need Ndidi, says Rohr after England friendly

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says the team needs the presence of Wilfred Ndidi in midfield.Rohr said he is hopeful that the Leicester City player will be ready for the next warm-up game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.Ndidi has been nursing a hamstring injury and has not featured in any of the Eagles' World Cup preparatory matches."We need him [...]

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    Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to the Three Lions in a pre-World Cup game at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Dele Alli, a player of Nigerian descent, was showered with boos every time he touched the ball while Iwobi, another player who had the option of playing for Nigeria and England, scored in the international friendly.Gary Cahill's stunning header gave Gareth Southgate's [...]

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    England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

The Super Eagles and the Three Lions will battle for bragging rights at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.It will be the Eagles' penultimate friendly match before heading to Russia for the World Cup.The Nigerian team was average against DR Congo on Monday; a match where Gernot Rohr paired Joel Obi and Oghenekaro Etebo in central midfield and utilised Tyrone [...]

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    Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Florent Ibenge, head coach of DR Congo, says his team "did not come to win" the Super Eagles in the international friendly played on Monday.According to Ibenge, the friendly which ended 1-1 was to help the Nigerian team prepare for the World Cup.Ibenge disclosed this to NAN on Monday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers."We did not [...]

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    Rohr confirms Moses Simon out of World Cup

Rohr confirms Moses Simon out of World Cup

Gernot Rohr has confirmed that Simon Moses will not be on the Super Eagles train to the World Cup in Russia.Rohr disclosed this on Sunday after the team's closed-door training in Port Harcourt, Rivers state."Yes, the situation is that he has an injury and the medical staff said he will bob out for like three or four weeks," the coach [...]

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