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    Rohr to Eagles: You can win 2021 AFCON… but stay humble

Rohr to Eagles: You can win 2021 AFCON… but stay humble

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says his team has the chance of winning the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 66-year-old Franco-German tactician, however, advised that to achieve that feat, his players must have to stay humble and qualify for the tournament before dreaming of lifting the trophy for the fourth time. In an interview with Channels TV on Tuesday, Rohr [...]

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    INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

Eddy Lord Dombraye, former Nigerian football player, says his bad outing at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup, on home soil, deprived him of more playing time with the Super Eagles. Dombraye, who has one cap for the Super Eagles and also featured four times with the Flying Eagles at the youth international championship before they were knocked out of the [...]

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    NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles center back and captain, has been appointed as assistant coach of the team by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He will replace Imama Amapakabo in the three-time African champions’ technical crew, according to a statement by the federation on Wednesday. Yobo, who played for the country's U20 boys - Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth [...]

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Korea/Japan 2002: Wobbling Eagles In “Group of Death”

From the moment the tournament draw took place for Korea/Japan 2002, Group F was regarded incontrovertibly as the "Group of Death" much like the exact situation for Russia 2018 with Nigeria scheduled to compete with perennial rivals Argentina, Croatia and dangerous underdogs Iceland.   It lived up to its billing. No team won more than one game in arduous group play, and [...]

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    Yobo, wife welcome third child

Yobo, wife welcome third child

Former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo and his wife Adaeze have welcomed their third child, a baby girl. Yobo made the announcement via his verified Twitter account on Monday. Delighted to announce the arrival of our Gorgeous baby girl on Monday 13th February, 2017. Mummy and baby are doing great! — Joseph Yobo (@jyobo234) February 13, 2017 The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations-winning captain [...]

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    PHOTOS: Election over… Jonathan supporter Yobo visits Buhari in Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Election over… Jonathan supporter Yobo visits Buhari in Aso Rock

Joseph Yobo, ex-Super Eagles skipper, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. The player joined a delegation of Ogoni elders led by G.N.K. Gininwa, the monarch of Gbenemene Tai, who paid a courtesy call on the president. Yobo, an indigene of Rivers state, currently serves as the senior special assistant on sports to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers. His [...]

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    Yobo joins Wike’s cabinet

Yobo joins Wike’s cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has appointed Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles captain, as his senior special assistant on sports development. Wike also appointed Chibuzor Aholu as the senior special assistant on financial matters. According to Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor’s special assistant on electronic media, the appointments take immediate effect. Yobo campaigned vigorously for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the buildup [...]

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    Yobo opens up on regrets of his centenary game

Yobo opens up on regrets of his centenary game

Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles skipper, says the only regret he has about his testimonial game is the inability to invite all those willing to participate in the match. He expressed delight over being able to secure the services of major international players. Preparations for the game has taken Yobo to his old stomping grounds in Europe. "It has been amazing. Almost everybody [...]

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    Uganda stun Super Eagles in Uyo

Uganda stun Super Eagles in Uyo

The Uganda Cranes stunned Super Eagles of Nigeria 1-0 in an international friendly played at the Akwa Ibom Stadium, Uyo, on Wednesday. Farouk Miya, who plays in the Ugandan Super League, scored the only goal of the match in the 81st minute to silence the home fans. Vincent Enyeama achieved a record-equalling 100 games for the national team but like Joseph Yobo [...]

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    Jonathan to lead Kanu, Onyali in physical exercise

Jonathan to lead Kanu, Onyali in physical exercise

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) will on Saturday lead sports personalities and government officials in an outdoor physical training exercise in Abuja aimed at promoting sports and fitness in the country.   Sports personalities expected to participate in the physical training exercise and solidarity rally include Mary Onyali, Austin Eguavoen, Nwankwo Kanu, Joseph Yobo and Chika Chukwumerije, amongst others. The training exercise, [...]

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    Yobo roots for Jonathan’s second-term bid

Yobo roots for Jonathan’s second-term bid

Former captain of Super Eagles of Nigeria, Joseph Yobo, is backing the re-election bid of Goodluck Jonathan, saying the president has done enough to justify another term in office. Yobo’s football career has been in limbo after he was released by Fenerbache of Turkey and in his semi-retirement from the sports that saw him earn 100 caps for Nigeria, the [...]

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    Yobo disappointed with AFCON miss

Yobo disappointed with AFCON miss

Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, has expressed his disappointment at the team’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Yobo, who hung his international boot after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, is shocked that the Nigeria will not be at the AFCON to defend the title he helped the country win in [...]

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    Yobo: Wenger wanted me to replace Campbell years ago

Yobo: Wenger wanted me to replace Campbell years ago

Former Super Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has revealed that Arsenal could be speaking with his agent, after confirming that the London club tried to sign him after the departure of Sol Campbell. Yobo is currently a free agent after leaving Turkish side Fenerbahce. The 34-year-old featured in the Barclays Premier League at Norwich City last season, but couldn't help them avoid [...]

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    Wenger eyes Yobo to plug holes in defence

Wenger eyes Yobo to plug holes in defence

Arsenal are considering making a move for free agent Joseph Yobo, as Arsene Wenger looks for a short-term solution in defence after a disastrous 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. According to the Daily Mail, Wenger is ready to push the panic button after his team were run ragged by Dortmund and is now looking at [...]

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    Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’

Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’

Osaze Odemwingie is considering following in the footsteps of Joseph Yobo by quitting the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Odemwingie, who became the first Stoke City player to score in the World Cup after his strike in the 1-0 win against Bosnia-Hercegovina, said that after 67 caps, the 2-0 loss to France could be his last game for Nigeria. "Sometimes you just feel like [...]

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    Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Joseph Yobo has put behind him the horror of scoring an own goal in his last international game for the Super Eagles, and the 100-cap man is now looking to return to the team as the head coach. Nigeria lost 2-0 to France in Yobo’s 100th and last game, but the former Eagles captain is already looking ahead to a [...]

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