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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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    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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    Poland vs Nigeria: Potential starting goalie and a glimpse into Rohr’s mind

Poland vs Nigeria: Potential starting goalie and a glimpse into Rohr’s mind

The battle for Super Eagles number one goalkeeper spot remains unresolved.Since Vincent Enyeama's departure from the Nigerian national team, it's been difficult to get a permanent replacement.Ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, fans and pundits would hope that a solution is in sight.The trio of Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Francis Uzoho are the goalkeepers invited by Gernot Rohr [...]

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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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    Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Okechukwu fires Super Eagles into CHAN final

Gabriel Okechukwu's goal helped Nigeria pip Sudan 1-0 to qualify for the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Eight minutes into the game, Nigeria suffered a huge blow when Ikechukwu Ezenwa got injured in the process of blocking out Mohamed Idris's effort on goal. The Eagles' skipper couldn't continue the match and was replaced by Dele Ajiboye.In the 16th [...]

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    CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

CHAN preview: Unbeaten Eagles, Falcons battle for final berth

The Super Eagles of Nigeria and Falcons of Sudan will on Wednesday face off in the semi-final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Both sides are unbeaten so far in the continental tournament.Nigeria scored two great goals to fight past their Angolan counterparts in the quarter-final showdown on Sunday.After going a goal down, Anthony Okpotu levelled matters for the Eagles [...]

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    Ezenwa: We defeated Angola because the coach believed in us till the end

Ezenwa: We defeated Angola because the coach believed in us till the end

Ikechukwu Ezenwa, captain of the home-based Super Eagles, says Yusuf Salisu's belief in his players gave the team the confidence to defeat Angola.Ezenwa, who was named man of the match for his impressive performance between the sticks, said the coach's body language on the touchline was pivotal to the eventual outcome."For the victory, I'll say the coach was wonderful because [...]

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    CHAN preview: Eagles seek redemption in tricky test against unpredictable Libya

CHAN preview: Eagles seek redemption in tricky test against unpredictable Libya

By annihilating Equatorial Guinea 3-0 in the Group C opener, Libya confirmed they mean business in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN). Nigeria, on the other hand, surprisingly drew goalless with Rwanda on Monday night. Despite creating the better chances and dominating large periods of the game, the CHAN Eagles were wasteful and thrice hit the woodwork. Must win for CHAN Eagles  Yusuf [...]

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    How the CHAN Eagles fared against Rwanda

How the CHAN Eagles fared against Rwanda

The CHAN Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Rwanda on Monday night. TheCable runs the rules over the team.Ikechukwu Ezenwa: He was confident handling balls in his goal area and was decent when called upon to help his side. 7/10.Osas Okoro: He justified his selection by holding his own against the Rwandan strikers and was rarely dribbled. 6/10Stephen Eze: The Kano Pillars [...]

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    CHAN: Home-based Eagles play out stalemate with Rwanda

CHAN: Home-based Eagles play out stalemate with Rwanda

Nigeria and Rwanda played a 0-0 draw in their first game of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday night.The CHAN Eagles thrice hit the woodwork in a dominating performance in Tangier.Nigeria had the first chance of the game but Sunday Faleye's effort came off the woodwork.The home-based Eagles could have taken the lead after the ball fell nicely for [...]

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    CHAN 2018: Home-based Eagles head to Morocco on Monday

CHAN 2018: Home-based Eagles head to Morocco on Monday

The home-based Super Eagles will fly out to Morocco on Monday for the fifth African Nations Championship.The tournament will take place from January 13 to February 4.Dayo Enebi Achor, team administrator, said the team will travel aboard a Turkish Airline flight from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and connect Rabat from Istanbul on Tuesday morning."The team will train for [...]

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    Salisu Yusuf names 23-man squad for CHAN

Salisu Yusuf names 23-man squad for CHAN

Salisu Yusuf has released his final squad list for the fifth African Nations Championship in Morocco.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, midfield Trojan Rabiu Ali and marksman Anthony Okpotu are named in the list.Ezenwa is joined by Oladele Ajiboye and Theophilus Afelokhai for goalkeeping duties.The 23 players and the team's officials are expected to fly out of the country in a few days.Nigeria’s [...]

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    Ezenwa: CHAN an opportunity to impress Rohr ahead of World Cup

Ezenwa: CHAN an opportunity to impress Rohr ahead of World Cup

Ikechukwu Ezenwa says players who perform well at CHAN 2018 will improve their chances of making the World Cup list of Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr.In an interview with thenff.com, the goalkeeper said the home-based Eagles are drawn in a "very tough group" but that he expects a better performance than the last tournament."The preparation has been going on [...]

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    CHAN 2018: Our target is the final, says home-based Eagles captain

CHAN 2018: Our target is the final, says home-based Eagles captain

Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has said the Nigerian team will strive to better its bronze-winning outing at the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN).Ahead of the CHAN 2018 holding in Morroco, the home-based Super Eagles will participate in the Super Six tournament alongside the top six teams in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).In a chat with TheCable, Ezenwa said: [...]

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    Salisu Yusuf include Ezenwa, Olatunbosun in 30-man squad for CHAN

Salisu Yusuf include Ezenwa, Olatunbosun in 30-man squad for CHAN

Salisu Yusuf, head coach of the home-based Super Eagles, has invited 30 players for the fifth African Nations Championship (CHAN).Nigeria will tackle 2014 champions Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea in the group stage at the championship.The matches of Group C will be played in Tangier.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders; Stephen Eze, Osas Okoro and Adeleye Olamilekan, midfielders; Afeez Aremu, Rabiu Ali [...]

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    Ezenwa to start in goal for Super Eagles against Cameroon

Ezenwa to start in goal for Super Eagles against Cameroon

Ikechukwu Ezenwa will start in goal for the Super Eagles against Cameroon in Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying cracker in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.This was announced during the team’s press conference held on Wednesday at the Ibom Meridien Hotel, Uyo.South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been ruled out of action as a result of an injury. Akpeyi was in goal in [...]

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