Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag "KENNETH OMERUO"

    Etebo, Ndidi, Omeruo… TheCable’s team of the week

Etebo, Ndidi, Omeruo… TheCable’s team of the week

With quite a number of top performances over the weekend, TheCable selects the best Nigerian XI. Adebayo Adeleye - Hapoel Jerusalem Katamon The young lanky goalkeeper stood between the sticks on his 31st Israeli Leumit appearance and made several key saves to prevent the star studded Maccabi Petah Tikva side from putting the ball past him on several occasions. Dominic Iorfa - Sheffield [...]

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    La Liga to resume on June 8

La Liga to resume on June 8

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's prime minister, has given the La Liga go ahead to resume the league on June 8, after three months of shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 Spanish league season has been suspended since March 12 when a state of emergency was declared in the country. But on Saturday, Sanchez gave the green light for football to return in [...]

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    Osigwe, Aribo, Iheanacho… TheCable’s team of the week

Osigwe, Aribo, Iheanacho… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend – some impressed, others flopped, and many were lost in the activities. Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s team of the week. Sebastian Osigwe - Krien Osigwe had one of his best games of the season in Krien's 0-0 draw with Winterthur in the Swiss Challenge League. He [...]

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    Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Captain Ahmed Musa is back after injury as Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, named the twenty-three players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November. Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been called for the first time since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as first choice as Francis Uzoho is out for several months [...]

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    Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Five years after his first invitation to the Super Eagles, Ramon Azeez has made Gernot Rohr's 23-man list for the international friendly match with Brazil in Singapore. Rohr's boys will take on five-time world champions on Sunday, October 13 at the Singapore national stadium in Kallang. Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem are back from injury, otherwise, the squad is largely unchanged from [...]

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    Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Kenneth Omeruo, Super Eagles defence stalwart, has penned a five-year deal with Spanish La Liga side, Leganes. Chelsea lowered the initial €7 million asking price to €4.5m for the center-back before, Chelsea official website confirmed on Tuesday night. “We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,” the club statement said. The 25-year-old spent [...]

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    Otedola fulfils AFCON $25K per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Otedola fulfils AFCON $25K per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has fulfilled his $25,000 per goal pledge to the Super Eagles. Otedola had pledged the sum of $25,000 for each goal scored by the Eagles during the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). He made the promise alongside Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, who doubles as Africa's richest man, before the Eagles' semi final clash against Algeria [...]

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    Omeruo: How Super Eagles feel ahead of Algerian clash

Omeruo: How Super Eagles feel ahead of Algerian clash

Kenneth Omeruo says Nigeria is a difficult side to cast aside at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Eagypt. He is confident Nigeria can continue their 2019 AFCON run with victory over Algeria in Sunday's semi-final at the Cairo International stadium. The Chelsea defender has been a regular alongside William Troost-Ekong in central defence as the Super Eagles navigated past Cameroon [...]

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    PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

Nigeria aims to book a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals when they come up against South Africa on Wednesday night. The Super Eagles prevailed 3-2 over Cameroon in the second round. However, the Eagles were second best, for most of that game, and will need to improve to book a semi-final spot. South Africa may have picked their [...]

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    Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… TheCable’s team of the week

Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week. Francis Uzoho He was unafraid to leave his line and made several outstanding saves. Commanding. Kenneth Omeruo Alongside fellow defenders, he held off the hosts with ease. Certainly, the Nigerian had the better of Iago Aspas, beating him in the [...]

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    Monarch calls for support for Nigerian Army

Monarch calls for support for Nigerian Army

Hammed Oyelude, a highly respected traditional ruler in Yorubaland, has called for total support for the Nigerian army in the war against insurgency. He said this while reacting to a report in the media which indicted the Nigerian Army for war crimes in countering Boko Haram and other threats to the country. The monarch said the report, which accused the troops of [...]

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    Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… TheCable’s team of the week

Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week. They are; Francis Uzoho The goal-minder returned from a five-week injury and was in fine form in the 0-0 draw with Sporting Gijon. He made a handful of impressive saves. Joel Obi Obi's crosses from the left caused the Parma defenders [...]

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    Ighalo, Onazi, Ogu… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Onazi, Ogu… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week. The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week. They are: Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera) Hapoel Hadera were strong against Ironi Kiryat Shmona but they won't have kept a clean sheet without the sterling performance of Ejide, who made a host of excellent saves, especially in the second period. Efe Ambrose [...]

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    Kenneth Omeruo joins Leganes from Chelsea on loan

Kenneth Omeruo joins Leganes from Chelsea on loan

Kenneth Omeruo on Tuesday signed for Club Deportivo Leganés on loan from Chelsea. The Chelsea defender will spend the entirety of the 2018/19 season with the La Liga club. It is the seventh time the Super Eagles player will be shipped out on loan from the north London club. Omeruo, who has so far been unable to lock down first-team opportunities at Chelsea, [...]

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    Poland vs Nigeria: Time for Super Eagles fringe players to shine?

Poland vs Nigeria: Time for Super Eagles fringe players to shine?

Friendly matches offer the technical crew the opportunity to experiment and undertake a SWOT analysis of a team. The Super Eagles isn't an exception, and ahead of the friendly against Poland -- first of the pre-World Cup matches -- football pundits and fans will be expecting some of the fringe players to fight for starting berths. Who is a fringe player? A player who is [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: Uche, Ofoedu net a brace each but Balogun sees red

Keeping up with Nigerian players: Uche, Ofoedu net a brace each but Balogun sees red

Chikeluba Ofoedu and Kalu Uche each scored a brace for their respective clubs at the weekend. Leon Balogun and Taiwo Awoniyi were sent off while Kenneth Omeruo earned a yellow card in the colours of Kasimpasa. TheCable takes you around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared. Austria Attacking midfielder Ibrahim Alhassan did not make the Austria Wien squad [...]

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