Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "John Mikel Obi"

    Mikel: Super Eagles goal is to qualify from ‘group of death’

Mikel: Super Eagles goal is to qualify from ‘group of death’

Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Mikel Obi, says the team's goal is to qualify to the next round from the "Group of Death" at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Mikel, however, agrees that the group is very tough but sees Nigeria advancing from it to the next round."That is the motivation. We have given ourselves the target of coming out [...]

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    Eagles will get good result against Czech, says Mikel

Eagles will get good result against Czech, says Mikel

John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain, says Nigeria will have a strong start in the friendly game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.Mikel said the friendly game played against England was "a good test" for the squad.“The game against England was a good test for us, we played well in the second half. In the first half, we didn’t get going [...]

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    World Cup: NFF signs wage agreement with Eagles, says money won’t be an issue

World Cup: NFF signs wage agreement with Eagles, says money won’t be an issue

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has assured Nigerians and the Super Eagles that there will be no challenges over funds at the 2018 World Cup. Shehu Dikko, NFF vice-president, said financial hitches will not mar the Super Eagles' participation at the World Cup in Russia.The federation on Wednesday reached an agreement with the players on pay structure for the mundial."We also agreed [...]

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    Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Rohr talk tough, aim to end WC qualifiers unbeaten

Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel, Rohr talk tough, aim to end WC qualifiers unbeaten

As the Super Eagles prepare to go up against the Fennecs of Algeria, coach Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi have said the goal is to finish the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten.Mikel, who will win his 80th cap for Nigeria if selected to play at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui, said the team is focused on finishing the [...]

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    Mikel, Musa, Ighalo… Rohr’s 24-man squad for Algeria, Argentina matches

Mikel, Musa, Ighalo… Rohr’s 24-man squad for Algeria, Argentina matches

Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa, and Odion Ighalo are among the 24 players invited by Gernot Rohr for the Super Eagles' matches against Algeria and Argentina.Nigeria will play Algeria in the last 2018 World Cup qualifying match and will take on Argentina four days later in a friendly match to be held in Russia.Goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi were included [...]

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    Nigeria vs Zambia: The talking will be done on the pitch, says Mikel

Nigeria vs Zambia: The talking will be done on the pitch, says Mikel

Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi has said the players need not say much ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo.The encounter will determine the swing of Africa’s Group B ticket to football’s biggest party in Russia next summer.“The talking will be done on the pitch," Mikel said."I have no doubt we have the quality to [...]

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    Nigeria vs Zambia: We must secure Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo, says Mikel

Nigeria vs Zambia: We must secure Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo, says Mikel

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel says Nigeria will qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Zambia in Uyo on October 7.Admitting that the Zambian team which defeated Algeria home and away deserve to be respected, Mikel said the Eagles have only one choice and that is to defeat Zambia and book an early place in Russia.“I must admit [...]

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    Mikel Obi scores first goal in Chinese Super League

Mikel Obi scores first goal in Chinese Super League

John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain, has scored his first Chinese Super League goal for his club, Tianjin Teda.Tianjin Teda on Sunday defeated Chongqing Lifan 2-0 at the Tianjin Tuanbo football stadium.Captain Mikel put Tianjin Teda ahead in the 48th minute after Xiaofei Deng had parried Mbaye Diagne's initial shot.Goran Milovic scored an own goal from Yongchi Lei's cross into [...]

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    I will never captain Super Eagles again, says Musa

I will never captain Super Eagles again, says Musa

Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa, says he will never captain the senior national team again, no matter the circumstance.During Thursday's international friendly against Senegal in London, Ogenyi Onazi who captained the Eagles got injured and Musa, the next in line, refused to take the armband as stand-in captain.After the game, the Leicester FC striker told TheCable that he will no [...]

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    Ideye missing as Mikel, Ighalo lose on Chinese League debut

Ideye missing as Mikel, Ighalo lose on Chinese League debut

Nigerian players in the Chinese League failed to help their teams avoid defeat on Saturday.John Mikel Obi was unable to prevent his team, Tianjin Yeda, from losing as they slumped 0-2 to Shandong Luneng.Shandong Luneng scored twice in the second half through Binbin Liu and Papiss Cisse to win the game.Brown Ideye, Obi's teammate, did not feature in the game.Tianjin Yeda [...]

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    Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Odion Ighalo, Changchun Yatai FC striker, says he wasn't excluded from Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad for international friendlies because he moved to the Chinese League. Rohr had excluded Mikel Obi and Ighalo from the list of players to prosecute the upcoming friendly matches in London against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Ighalo told TheCable that he excused himself from the game to have ample [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Only few players in our generation spend foolishly, says Onazi

INTERVIEW: Only few players in our generation spend foolishly, says Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi has enjoyed a steady career since his teenage days as a silver medal-winning member of the Golden Eaglets at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.After winning the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and partaking in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Onazi says he would have joined Liverpool but for an injury sustained at the tournament.The midfielder has [...]

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    Ideye joins Mikel, Ighalo in China

Ideye joins Mikel, Ighalo in China

Super Eagles striker, Brown Ideye, is the latest Nigerian to join the Chinese League, following in the footsteps of John Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and Asisat Oshoala.Ideye has teamed up with Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, at Tianjin Teda after sorting out transfer modalities on Wednesday.The ex-Olympiacos striker is said to have been sold in a deal worth €12 million.Ideye is [...]

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    Super Eagles mentally stronger than Indomitable Lions, says Salisu Yusuf

Super Eagles mentally stronger than Indomitable Lions, says Salisu Yusuf

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles head coach, has said that the Nigerian team is mentally stronger than the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.The former Enyimba coach disagrees with the notion that the Lions will destabilise the Eagles' set-up with their physical strength."They may have the physical strength but we have the mental strength which for me far outweighs their own kind of strength," [...]

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    Odion Ighalo ‘undergoing medical’, set to join Chinese club

Odion Ighalo ‘undergoing medical’, set to join Chinese club

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles and Watford FC striker, says he got tired of sitting on the bench, hence, his decision to join the Chinese league.Chinese club, Changchun Yatai, and Watford have reportedly agreed on £20 million for Ighalo.Walter Mazzari, manager of Watford, had confirmed that the club was considering a "very important" offer for Ighalo.The striker told TheCable that he would [...]

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    Nigeria move up one place to 50th in FIFA rankings

Nigeria move up one place to 50th in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles of Nigeria stepped up one spot in the latest grading released by the world football ruling body and are now seventh in Africa.Nigeria are now ranked 50th, with 619 points, having placed 51st at the end of the 2016 FIFA grading.With this, they are now seventh in Africa behind Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Congo DR.Argentina are number [...]

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