Thursday, August 6, 2020

Tag "Junior Ajayi"

    Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

After another exciting weekend of football, TheCable selects the best XI of Nigerian players in action across the globe. Sylvester Igboun and Junior Ajayi lead in the attack which has Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets' gaffer, as its coach. The team also include Ramon Azeez, Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo. Francis Uzoho The Deportivo La Coruna loanee kept Omonia Nicosia in the [...]

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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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    Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Nigeria's 30-man provisional World Cup list released on Monday comprised mainly of regular Super Eagles players and a few first-time invitees. However, a few players who have been impressive for their respective clubs of late were overlooked by Gernot Rohr, gaffer of the national team. They are: Olarenwaju Kayode Despite his good form in Ukraine, Kayode was left out of the provisional squad. [...]

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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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    Junior Ajayi to miss Super Eagles’ game against Poland

Junior Ajayi to miss Super Eagles’ game against Poland

Junior Ajayi, newly invited Super Eagles forward, will be unavailable for the team's upcoming game against Poland owing to visa hitches. The Eagles players are expected to start arriving Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of the international friendly with the Polish side. The Nigerian team will trade tackles with Poland on Friday and face Serbia three days later. Ajayi, who recently emerged as the best [...]

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Iheanacho ends 14 month goal drought as Musa win with CSKA Moscow

It was a productive weekend for Nigerian players abroad, Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho was on target as he recorded his first Leicester City English Premier League goal after a 14 months spell.   Here is how events unfolded over the weekend.   Austria   Ibrahim Alhassan was missing in action for Austria Wien who thrashed SKN St Poelten 4-0.   Belgium   Samuel Kalu was a delight to watch [...]

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    Junior Ajayi on Super Eagles call-up: It’s the greatest source of satisfaction

Junior Ajayi on Super Eagles call-up: It’s the greatest source of satisfaction

Junior Ajayi has described his call-up to the Super Eagles as the "greatest source of satisfaction". The Al Ahly striker is among the 28 players invited for the Eagles' friendly games against Poland and Serbia. He will link up with the likes of Odion Ighalo, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Wilfred Ndidi. Ajayi told TheCable that he's "in shock" to have been invited, saying [...]

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How Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend

Dudu Omagbemi and Junior Ajayi hogged the headlines among Nigerian players abroad over the weekend.   TheCable has more on how Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend.   Austria   Former Flying Eagles attacking midfielder Ibrahim Alhassan played the entire 90 minutes for Austria Wien who suffered a 2-1 away loss at Admira Moedling.   Belgium   Odeni Jamabo could not make the Eupen first team squad as they [...]

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    Troost-Ekong, Moses nominated for CAF player of the year award

Troost-Ekong, Moses nominated for CAF player of the year award

William Troost-Ekong and Victor Moses have been nominated for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award. The Super Eagles stars, who play their trade in Europe, are the two Nigerians among 30 players nominated for the award. Junior Ajayi of Al Ahly is among the nominees for the African player of the year (Africa-based). CAF announced the nominees in [...]

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