Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "John Obi Mikel"

    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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    Mikel has not called me in five years, says father

Mikel has not called me in five years, says father

The father of Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi says his son has not called him in over five years.Pa Obi said his relationship with the football star is fraught with "issues" and that he has made several attempts to "fix it" to no avail.Mikel's father said he is a target of kidnappers because they believe he has access to [...]

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    Mikel: I was told about my father’s abduction hours before Argentina game

Mikel: I was told about my father’s abduction hours before Argentina game

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi says he was informed of his father's abduction a few hours before Nigeria played Argentina in a World Cup group game.Pa Michael Obi, Mikel's father, was rescued on Monday after being kidnapped for the second time in seven years.The police had said Pa Obi and his driver, John Ishaya, were abducted on Makurdi-Enugu Road on [...]

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    Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, says the youthfulness and energy of the Super Eagles team will be the key factor to winning Saturday’s game against Croatia. [...]

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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 World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Ten days ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the jersey numbers of Gernot Rohr's 23-man squad have been unveiled.The squad numbers were revealed by the Super Eagles Twitter handle on Monday with a bland music at the background of the video.Captain John Mikel Obi will retain number 10, Victor Moses is number 11, Odion Ighalo is 9 while Kelechi [...]

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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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    Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday.Apart from the usual suspects, Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goal scorer, was included in the list. Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, [...]

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    Mikel says Eagles ready for ‘big match’ against England

Mikel says Eagles ready for ‘big match’ against England

John Mikel Obi says the Super Eagles will put their best foot forward during the international friendly match against the Three Lions of England.The game is billed to hold at the Wembley Stadium, London, on June 2.Mikel, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday, said the three-time African champions are ready for the "big match".“The match comes up only two weeks before [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Hat-trick in Germany, goals all around

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Hat-trick in Germany, goals all around

It was an eventful weekend for Nigerian players abroad as quite a number of them scored goals for their respective teams.TheCable has a low down on how Nigerian players fared across the globe.AustriaIbrahim Alhassan saw action for only one minute as Austria Wien defeated Yusuf Otubanjo's Altach 2-1.BelgiumUche Agbo took lasted the entire match duration as Standard Liege pipped Sporting [...]

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    Mikel to defeated Eagles: Learn from loss to Serbia

Mikel to defeated Eagles: Learn from loss to Serbia

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has urged his teammates to keep their heads up despite the 0-2 loss to Serbia in an international friendly game on Tuesday.He advised his teammates to "learn" from the result, urging them not to see it as a defeat.Mikel, pivot of the Eagles, has missed the last two friendly matches due to work permit [...]

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    Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

The 2-0 loss suffered at the hands of Serbia would have given Gernot Rohr an opportunity to identify potential weaknesses, and strengths, in his team.On Tuesday, he made four changes to the team that beat Poland last week but Nigeria bowed to Aleksandar Mitrovic's brace at the Hive Stadium.Here are five things we learned from Eagles' loss.Defence still a concernChidozie Awaziem [...]

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    Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

The Super Eagles head into their international friendly match against Serbia in a good position after a 1-0 victory over Poland on FridayHere are five reasons why the players, if at their best, should beat the Serbs at the Hive Stadium on Tuesday. Counter-attacking edge Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may have finally cracked it.Ater two failed attempts to qualify for the [...]

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    ‘Frustrated’ Mikel to miss another friendly game

‘Frustrated’ Mikel to miss another friendly game

John Obi Mikel, captain of the Super Eagles, will miss his team's next friendly match.Mikel, who was unavailable to play in the 1-0 win over Poland, says he won't be able to feature in Tuesday’s friendly encounter against Serbia in London.The Tianjin Teda midfielder said he is "sad" and "frustrated" over his imminent absence in the game.TheCable had earlier reported that Mikel [...]

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    Poland vs Nigeria: ‘Absence of Mikel, Junior Ajayi good for Eagles’

Poland vs Nigeria: ‘Absence of Mikel, Junior Ajayi good for Eagles’

The imminent absence of John Obi Mikel and Junior Ajayi in Nigeria's friendly game against Poland is good for the Super Eagles, says Abdullahi Biffo, Katsina United coach.Daniel Akpeyi and Oghenekaro Etebo are two other players who will be unable to make the match.According to Biffo, their absence will give other players the chance to stake a claim for shirts.The Katsina [...]

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    Poland vs Nigeria: Super Eagles’ possible line-up, formation

Poland vs Nigeria: Super Eagles’ possible line-up, formation

The Super Eagles' camp in the Polish city of Wroclaw is buzzing with excitement ahead of Friday’s international friendly against the Bialo-Czerwoni.Both World Cup-bound teams will trade tackles at the 43,000-capacity Stadium in Wroclaw.Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, is expected to build his tactics around either of the 4-3-3 or 3-4-3 formations. Which formation will suit the Eagles against Poland? During [...]

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