Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Juwon Oshaniwa"

    I’m still in Oliseh’s plan, says Oshaniwa

I’m still in Oliseh’s plan, says Oshaniwa

Hearts defender, Juwon Oshaniwa, has disclosed he has been reassured by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that his international career is not in jeopardy.The left-back, who joined Hearts in August from FC Ashdod of Israel, last played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2-2 draw with South Africa last November as the team failed to qualify for the [...]

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    Hearts complete Oshaniwa’s transfer

Hearts complete Oshaniwa’s transfer

Hearts have completed the signing of Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Juwon Oshaniwa, subject to international clearance.The left-back, who has spent the last three years with Ironi Ashdod in Israel's Premier League, penned a three-year deal at Tynecastle.And he is delighted with the move to the Scottish Premier League.“I am happy because I have made a big step in my [...]

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    Hearts close to signing Oshaniwa

Hearts close to signing Oshaniwa

Scottish top flight team, Hearts, appear to have won the race to sign Super Eagles defender Juwon Oshaniwa.The 24-year-old has verbally agreed to join the four-time Scotland champions and was granted a conditional British work permit after his representatives attended a meeting at Hampden on Tuesday.Oshaniwa has spent the last three seasons playing for FC Ashdod but departed the Israeli [...]

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    Oshaniwa keen on Celtic move

Oshaniwa keen on Celtic move

Super Eagles left-back, Juwon Oshaniwa, would relish the opportunity of linking up with international team mate Efe Ambrose at Celtic after claiming that the Scottish club have made enquiries on his availability.The Ashdod of Israel defender, who has 11 caps for Nigeria and played all his country’s games at the World Cup in Brazil, said Celtic have contacted his [...]

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    Oshaniwa: South Africa game ‘a win or nothing for us’

Oshaniwa: South Africa game ‘a win or nothing for us’

Super Eagles defender Juwon Oshaniwa says the team is condemned to beating South Africa on Wednesday – a win that will guarantee qualification for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.  According to the MS Ashdod of Israel left back who started Saturday’s game against Congo ahead of Elderson Echiejile, the 2-0 win in Pointe Noire is not enough [...]

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    Echiejile: We will complete the job in Uyo

Echiejile: We will complete the job in Uyo

Monaco defender, Elderson Echiejile, is certain that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will beat South Africa in Uyo to qualify for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea.Nigeria beat Congo 2-0 in Pointe Noire to get their qualifying campaign firmly back on track after a disastrous start.The African champions are now second in Group A with seven points from [...]

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    PLAYER RATING: How the Eagles fared against France

PLAYER RATING: How the Eagles fared against France

7 Vincent EnyeamaLike in the game against Argentina, he was the busier of the two goalkeepers, and was forced into lots of saves. Also, like in the previous, game error from set pieces cost him dear. He could have dealt better with Pogba's header when he came out for the ball from a corner but could only parry for the [...]

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    Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

As the Super Eagles file out against France on Tuesday, we examine a player who has been a revelation at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite posting underwhelming performances prior to the tournament.When regular left-back Elderson Echiejile copped up an injury during a pre-World Cup game against Greece, all seemed lost for a team that could truly boast no reliable player [...]

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    Moses returns, Yobo strikes 100

Moses returns, Yobo strikes 100

Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, will return to the Nigerian starting lineup against France on Monday evening, as both teams battle for a place in the quarter-finals of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.Moses hasn't played at the tournament since his substitution early into the second half of the first group-phase match against Iran.Moses' absence was rumoured to be caused [...]

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    Nigeria-Bosnia: Moses out, Odemwingie in

Nigeria-Bosnia: Moses out, Odemwingie in

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has dropped forward Victor Moses from the starting eleven in the crucial World Cup match against Bosnia-Herzegovina.Also dropped from the starting team against Iran are Ramon Azeez and the injured Godfrey oboabona, who will be replaced by team captain, Joseph Yobo.Osaze Odemwingie takes the place of Ramon Azeez, while Michael Babatunde replaces Victor Moses.The Super [...]

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    Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

A pillow and mat would have come in handy as it was snooze time at the Arena de Baixada during Monday night's listless draw between Nigeria and Iran.It was the first drawn match of the 2014 World Cup; it was also the first drab match.The Super Eagles were expected to cruise past Carlos Quieroz’s side, and win their first World [...]

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    Yobo out of starting XI vs Iran

Yobo out of starting XI vs Iran

Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, will not be leading Nigeria on the pitch when the team files out on Monday night in their World Cup opener against Iran.Keshi’s starting eleven obtained by TheCable sees the return of youngster Kenneth Omeruo to the defence.Asides Juwon Oshaniwa, who takes the place of injured Elderson Echiejile, and UD Almeria’s Ramon Azeez, Keshi’s team [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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    Uninspiring friendlies, Echiejile’s injury, and the World Cup

Uninspiring friendlies, Echiejile’s injury, and the World Cup

It is barely four days away from the start of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ and the injuries keep on robbing nations of their big names. Radamel Falcao, Rafael van der Vaart and recently, Franck Ribery and Marco Reus are already ruled out. Meanwhile, Portugal point man and Balon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, is flirting dangerously with this list.Nigeria [...]

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    Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Nigeria will head to Brazil having failed to win any of their three pre-tournament friendlies, following a 1-2 loss to Team USA  at EverBank Field.Saturday night's loss was preceded by draws with Scotland and Greece.Victor Moses earned a penalty after good work by Emmanuel Emenike in the 86th minute, and converted for a consolation goal for Nigeria.But that was after Jozy [...]

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    Echiejile out of World Cup

Echiejile out of World Cup

Nigeria’s first-choice left back, Elderson Echiejile, has been ruled out of the World Cup.The Monaco defender sustained a hamstring injury in Monday’s friendly encounter against Greece, and trained separately from the team ever since, under the watch of team doctor, Ibrahim Gyaran.Coach Stephen keshi had been reluctant to drop Echiejile, saying on Friday morning that he would not “rush things”.“We [...]

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