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    Saka, Ehizibue, Aribo… TheCable’s team of the week

Saka, Ehizibue, Aribo… TheCable’s team of the week

From Friday to Monday, our torchlight was on the performances of Nigerian players all over the globe. Here are the selected eleven, who stood out the most during the weekend's action packed fixtures - with Abdu Maikaba of Plateau United as its gaffer. Dele Ajiboye - Plateau United Dele Ajiboye shone in Plateau United's 1-0 win at Wikki Tourists, keeping out a total [...]

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    Iheanacho returns as Rohr invites Dessers, Ehizibue for Sierra Leone clash

Iheanacho returns as Rohr invites Dessers, Ehizibue for Sierra Leone clash

Gernor Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has invited Kingsley Ehizibue and Cyril Dessers of FC Koln and Heralces Almero respectively, in his 24-man squad for the quick-double 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifyiers against Sierra Leone. The list include Ahmed Musa, the captain, William Troost-Ekong and Kenneth Omeruo. Others are Daniel Akpeyi, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen [...]

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    Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… 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. Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera) The former Gabros and Etoile du Sahel shot-stopper made a number of decent saves to help his team pick a point last weekend. Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes) Despite Leganes' 1-0 loss to Espanyol, Omeruo stood out as one of his [...]

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    Balogun makes history with first English Premier League goal

Balogun makes history with first English Premier League goal

Leon Balogun, Super Eagles defender, scored his first goal in the English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday, helping 10-man Brighton and Hove Albion to a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace. Brighton started the game brightly, taking the lead through Glenn Murray's penalty on 24 minutes before teammate, Shane Duffy, was sent off for pushing an opponent. This prompted manager, Chris Houghton, to [...]

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    Balogun holds fort in Brighton win over Manchester United

Balogun holds fort in Brighton win over Manchester United

Brighton and Hove Albion, with the presence of Super Eagles' centre back, Leon Balogun, defeated a poor Manchester United side 3-2 at the Amex stadium. United handed starts to Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young after a long summer in Russia, while Anthony Martial got into the first 11 due to Alexis Sanchez's injury. Lukaku should have put United ahead 10 minutes into [...]

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    Leon Balogun keen to play ‘biggest role’ for Brighton & Hove Albion

Leon Balogun keen to play ‘biggest role’ for Brighton & Hove Albion

Leon Balogun, Brighton & Hove Albion defender, says he is looking forward to the start of the English Premier League (EPL) with his new club. The 2018/2019 EPL season is expected to kick off on August 10. Balogun on Thursday said he hopes to play the "biggest role" to bolster the strength of the team. The Super Eagles player joined the Seagulls from [...]

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    Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Super Eagles centre-back Leon Balogun has joined Brighton on a two-year deal. The English Premier League (EPL) club announced the signing of Balogun on Tuesday. "Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun," the statement read. The 29-year-old defender joins the club on a free transfer after leaving Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05. Albion manager Chris Hughton said: [...]

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    Leon Balogun: When Keshi called me his son, I knew my international career had started

Leon Balogun: When Keshi called me his son, I knew my international career had started

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun says the late Stephen Keshi helped kickstart his international career. Balogun said an unexpected phone call from Keshi served as the catalyst for his membership of the Eagles team. The defender, who is of mixed nationality, said playing for Germany was not an option because there were many players that were "ahead of me". In an interview with [...]

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    Super Eagles stars Balogun, Ujah suffer racist abuse in Germany

Super Eagles stars Balogun, Ujah suffer racist abuse in Germany

Super Eagles duo, Anthony Ujah and Leon Balogun, suffered racist abuse during a German Bundesliga game on Saturday. The incident took place during FSV Mainz 05's encounter with Hannover. After the game, Balogun informed the club that racist slurs were hurled at himself and Ujah during the second half of the game while they were warming up in front of a block [...]

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Balogun begins New Year training with Mainz

Super Eagles central defender Leon Balogun was among the players that started training with Mainz 05 on January 2, 2018.   Balogun will be key in the plans of the German side who are hoping to swim out of the relegation zone at the end of the current Bundesliga campaign.   Mainz will hope to start the year with friendly matches against St Gallen [...]

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    Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Super Eagles duo of Victor Moses and Leon Balogun have been named in the best 11 of Confederation of African Football (CAF) of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The continental body made the announcement on their Twitter handle on Thursday. The best CAF XI is in a 4-4-2 formation with Balogun as one of the center-backs and Moses as the right [...]

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    Echiejile, Alampasu, NPFL stars arrive Corsica for Eagles friendly

Echiejile, Alampasu, NPFL stars arrive Corsica for Eagles friendly

Twelve of the invited twenty-five Super Eagles players have arrived Corsica ahead of Friday's friendly against Togo. The official Twitter handle of the team announced on Wednesday and that the Eagles will be camped at Best Western Hotel, Ajaccio Amiraute, France. "We have arrived safely in Corsica.We are camped at Best Western Hotel, Ajaccio Amiraute," read the tweet. https://twitter.com/NGSuperEagles/status/867084802930954240 Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Stephen Odey, Sikiru [...]

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    My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

There are only a few minutes until Coach Stephen Keshi names his provisional World Cup squad. But just before he does, here is my own list. It is not a provisional list of 32 players. Instead, it is a list of players who will fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if I were the Super Eagles coach. VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille, France): Since [...]

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