Friday, November 16, 2018

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    FIFA Best Award: Rohr voted Modric, Mikel chose Messi

FIFA Best Award: Rohr voted Modric, Mikel chose Messi

It has been revealed how coaches and captains of national teams voted in the FIFA Best Award which took place on Monday.Croatia's Luka Modric was announced as the best player in the world for 2018, amassing 29.05 percent of the total votes cast by the coaches, captains and media representatives of the 168-member associations.Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, voted the [...]

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    Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Gernot Rohr, technical adviser of Super Eagles, has released the 28-man squad to battle Poland and Serbia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa lead the list of the usual suspects invited by the Eagles' gaffer.Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo makes a return to the squad, same as Joel Obi, who [...]

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    Iheanacho: I’m happy to be scoring… I want to win the FA Cup

Iheanacho: I’m happy to be scoring… I want to win the FA Cup

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho says he's delighted to be scoring in the English FA Cup and hopes to win the tournament with Leicester City.Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester defeated Fleetwood Town in the third round of the FA Cup.The striker said he would like to emulate the heroics of Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo in the tournament."I think [...]

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    Two victories in four days and Super Eagles assured of ‘promised land’

Two victories in four days and Super Eagles assured of ‘promised land’

The stage is now set for the all-important FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification game between longtime rivals; the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.This is, without doubt, the toughest game to be played by the Nigerian senior national team in 2017, one which the Super Eagles have no choice than to win. Draw is not an option They simply [...]

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    Mikel, Ighalo, Moses return to Eagles squad for game against Cameroon

Mikel, Ighalo, Moses return to Eagles squad for game against Cameroon

China-based duo Jon Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo will make a return to the Super Eagles squad after missing a couple of World Cup qualifiers.Eagles' coach Gernot Rohr on Tuesday released the 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions.Israel-based marksman Anthony Nwakaeme got his first call-up to the national team while defender Leon Balogun returns to [...]

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    Nigeria maintain 40th position in FIFA rankings

Nigeria maintain 40th position in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 40th spot in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.On the African continent, Nigeria also maintained its fifth position.Cameroon and Algeria, also unmoved, are 33rd and 54th respectively while Zambia dropped a spot down from 97th to 98th position.South Africa and Seychelles maintained their 64th and 196th positions respectively while Libya move [...]

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    Ideye missing as Mikel, Ighalo lose on Chinese League debut

Ideye missing as Mikel, Ighalo lose on Chinese League debut

Nigerian players in the Chinese League failed to help their teams avoid defeat on Saturday.John Mikel Obi was unable to prevent his team, Tianjin Yeda, from losing as they slumped 0-2 to Shandong Luneng.Shandong Luneng scored twice in the second half through Binbin Liu and Papiss Cisse to win the game.Brown Ideye, Obi's teammate, did not feature in the game.Tianjin Yeda [...]

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    Chelsea boys sink Algeria

Chelsea boys sink Algeria

Chelsea stars, Victor Moses and Mikel Obi, were the hero for the Super Eagles who defeated their Algerian counterpart by 3-1.The game started with the Fennecs sitting back waiting to hit the Eagles on the counter, but the 25th minute goal from Moses pushed the visitors out of their shell.Moses had earlier missed an opportunity after deciding to go for [...]

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    Moses, Mikel, Musa among Rohr’s 24-man squad to battle Algeria

Moses, Mikel, Musa among Rohr’s 24-man squad to battle Algeria

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, opted for continuity in his squad selection for Nigeria's match against Algeria in the world cup qualifiers.Rohr retained the bulk of the squad that defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola earlier this month to put Nigeria in control of Group B.Leon Balogun returns to the side after recovering from injury while English Premier League stars, Alex [...]

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    YOUR SAY: Should Rohr convert Mikel to an attacker for Super Eagles?

YOUR SAY: Should Rohr convert Mikel to an attacker for Super Eagles?

Saturday's bronze medal-winning feat of Dream Team VI saved Nigeria the same of exiting Rio 2016 Olympics without winning a single medal. While winning bronze in the male football event at least gave millions of Nigerians something to cheer about, it is John Obi Mikel who is likely the biggest beneficiary.For years, Mikel has endured a love-hate relationship with Nigerian (and [...]

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    Siasia names Mikel as Dream Team captain

Siasia names Mikel as Dream Team captain

Samson Siasia, coach of the Nigerian U23 squad, has appointed John Mikel Obi as captain of the team representing Nigeria at the  31st Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Announcing his choice at the end of a meeting with players and officials on Saturday, Siasia said the choice of the midfielder was natural.He also expressed excitement over being the first Nigerian [...]

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    Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi, are in the 35-man Olympics list, which Samson Siasia, head coach of the U-23 team, released on Friday.The list is expected to be trimmed down to 21 ahead the competition, which kicks off in Rio, Brazil, on August 5.Some of the young talented players in the list are: Ogenekaro Etebo, Musa Muhammed, Stanley Amuzie, [...]

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    Mikel, Iwobi arrive Eagles camp

Mikel, Iwobi arrive Eagles camp

Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi and Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi have arrived the team’s camp ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against the Pharaohs of Egypt.Iwobi had scored a goal for Arsenal in the team’s 2-0 win at Everton on Saturday.The encounter with Egypt is scheduled to take place in Kaduna on March 25, and [...]

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    UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

UCL: Mikel, Simon qualify… Ideye crashes to Europa league

Moses Simon made history with his Belgian club Gent while Mikel Obi finally featured for Chelsea as the London club booked their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) on Wednesday.Brown Ideye, though, could only settle for a passage to the Europa League.John Obi Mikel (Chelsea; group G): The midfielder came on as a substitute, four [...]

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    Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Odion Ighalo scored the winner for Watford but Victor Moses walked off injured in West Ham's goalless draw at Manchester United in the latest round of English premier league matches."We have to wait for a scan but it doesn't look good," Slaven Bilic, the West Ham manager, said after the match."It's not like cramp. I don't know if it's three, four, five or six weeks. [...]

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    PREVIEW: How will Super Eagles players fare in the EPL?

PREVIEW: How will Super Eagles players fare in the EPL?

Nigerian players will resume action for their various clubs this weekend in the English Premier League (EPL).Watford’s Odion Ighalo is currently the best performer of the pack while Kelechi Iheanacho will aim to improve on his scoring form for Manchester City.Here is an update on the players' current form.Odion Ighalo (Watford): The striker scored last Sunday against Aston Villa to [...]

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