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    Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerian migrants bombed in Libya were about to return home

Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerian migrants bombed in Libya were about to return home

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, executive chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says nine Nigerians were killed in the airstrike on a migrants' camp in Tripoli, capital of Libya.At least 44 people were killed while as many as 130 sustained injuries in the incident which happened on Tuesday.In a statement on Thursday, Dabiri-Erewa, said the Nigerians killed in the camp were due to be airlifted [...]

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    Nigerian migrants bombed at Libyan camp

Nigerian migrants bombed at Libyan camp

Nigerians were among those killed at a migrants camp that was bombed in Tripoli, capital of Libya, on Tuesday night.At least 44 people were killed while as many as 130 were said to have sustained injuries in the incident which the United Nations said might amount to war crime.Survivors said the attack occurred about 11:30pm and that they had regularly [...]

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    Awoniyi, Nwakali top Olympic Eagles’ squad for Libya clash

Awoniyi, Nwakali top Olympic Eagles’ squad for Libya clash

Imama Amapakabo, head coach of the "Dream Team VII" has listed Taiwo Awoniyi, Kelechi Nwakali and twenty-one others for the first leg Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying match against Libya.The team departed Nigeria via Royal Air Maroc flight on Monday morning for Bengerdan, venue of the Friday's encounter.After camping for almost three weeks, the former Enugu Rangers' coach opted [...]

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    Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Odion Jude Ighalo says the Super Eagles can make a serious impact at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).A five-goal haul by Ighalo in two games against Libya propelled the Super Eagles to pole position in the AFCON qualification series.Africa’s football governing body, CAF, will name a new host nation in January 2019 after withdrawing the hosting mantle from Cameroon.Commenting [...]

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    AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot

AFCON: Super Sand Eagles one win away from World Cup spot

Nigeria’s Super Sand Eagles are on the verge of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup after a 4-2 defeat of Tanzania on Monday.Abu Azeez scored one of Nigeria’s four goals to take his African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tally to three – same as Emeka Ogbonna.Similarly, Taiwo Adams, who netted twice against Senegal on the opening day, has three goals [...]

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    Super Sand Eagles thump Libya to bounce back in Beach Soccer AFCON

Super Sand Eagles thump Libya to bounce back in Beach Soccer AFCON

The Super Sand Eagles defeated Libya 6-3 to brighten their chance of a place in the semi-final of the Beach Soccer African Cup of Nations.The two-time African champions had lost their opening game via a penalty shootout to Senegal after both teams were inseparable at 4-4.Emeka Ogbonna scored two of the goals while Abu Azeez, a top player in the Nigerian [...]

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    Libya returnee laments ‘wasted years’ as NEMA receives 174 stranded Nigerians

Libya returnee laments ‘wasted years’ as NEMA receives 174 stranded Nigerians

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received another batch of 174 stranded Nigerians from Libya.The returnees arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 1:10am on Friday.Segun Afolayan, acting zonal coordinator of NEMA, south-west, said after profiling the returnees, they included 61 female adults, four female children and eight female infants.Afolayan said there were also 91 male adults, [...]

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    Sand Eagles draw Senegal, Libya, Tanzania for beach soccer AFCON

Sand Eagles draw Senegal, Libya, Tanzania for beach soccer AFCON

The Sand Eagles have been drawn in Group B for the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations beach soccer tournament.Nigeria will slug it out against the defending champions, Senegal, who have been a major force in past tournaments.Libya and Tanzania are the other teams in the group.The host country has been drawn against Morocco, Cote D'Ivoire and Madagascar in Group A.The AFCON will [...]

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    My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has dedicated his brace against Libya to his son, Samuel, who will be a year older on Wednesday.The Chanchung Yatai's prolific striker told TheCable after the Eagles defeated Libya 3-2 that he is happy to be back on scoring form."I am dedicating my goals to my son who will be a year older tomorrow," Ighalo said."I am happy [...]

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    Ighalo scores brace as Eagles defeat Mediterranean Knights

Ighalo scores brace as Eagles defeat Mediterranean Knights

Odion Ighalo scored a brace as Nigeria moved to the brink of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification.The Super Eagles are top of Group E with nine points after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Libya.A brace from Ighalo and a well-converted effort by Ahmed Musa allowed Nigeria to overcome a comeback attempt by the Mediterranean Knights.Nigeria began the match [...]

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    Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr has stuck with his winning team for the second leg of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.Hat-trick hero, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi will lead the attack just as they did in the 4-0 drubbing of the North Africans in the first game in Nigeria.Similarly, Ahmed Musa will man the left flank of attack, [...]

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    Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Oghenekaro Etebo, Super Eagles midfielder, says the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against Libya will be the toughest for the team so far.The Stoke midfielder told TheCable that in spite of Libya's loss to Nigeria on Saturday, it will be detrimental to take the North Africans for granted."I think this game is the most important game for us and [...]

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    AFCON: Super Eagles arrive in Tunisia for second test against Libya

AFCON: Super Eagles arrive in Tunisia for second test against Libya

The Super Eagles have arrived Sfax, Tunisia, ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Libya.The three-time African champions departed from Uyo, Akwa Ibom, in the morning and touched down at Sfax Airport at about 4pm local time.The players and team officials subsequently headed to their Zeitouna Hotel abode for a short rest before the commencement of the [...]

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    Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says Odion Ighalo's hat-trick against Libya is the perfect answer to his critics.The Changchun Yatai striker had come under heavy criticism following his below-par performance at the World Cup.But Rohr has continued to invite him for national team engagements.Speaking with TheCable after the Super Eagles thrashed Libya 4-0, Rohr said: "Two days ago one of you [...]

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    Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria defeated Libya 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday.In the early kick-off, South Africa thrashed Seychelles 6-0 in a one-sided affair.Nigeria and Libya were left with no choice but to pick up maximum points in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.The three-time African champions scored their first goal through Odion Ighalo who dispatched his strike [...]

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    Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi will spearhead the Super Eagles' attack in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.The game is a Group E fixture in the qualification race for Cameroon 2019.Captain Ahmed Musa will play on the left side of attack, while Samuel Kalu lines up on the right with Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi taking [...]

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