Saturday, April 6, 2019

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    South Africa eager to nail AFCON place before Nigeria game

South Africa eager to nail AFCON place before Nigeria game

South Africa midfielder Dean Furman is determined to get all three points against Sudan that will guarantee qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and avoid a win-or-bust scenario against Nigeria on November 19.Bafana Bafana beat Sudan at Omdurman and naturally, Furman is eager for a repeat performance at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday and get the job [...]

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    Oboabona ‘100% sure’ of AFCON qualification

Oboabona ‘100% sure’ of AFCON qualification

Super Eagles defender Godfrey Oboabona is confident that the team would secure a place in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite their current position on the log.Nigeria are in third place behind Congo and South Africa – the two countries they must beat in their next games to ensure a mathematical chance of qualification – but the Caykur Rizespor of [...]

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    Ahmed Musa wants to be Africa’s best player

Ahmed Musa wants to be Africa’s best player

Super Eagles of Nigeria winger, Ahmed Musa is looking to dethrone Yaya Toure as Africa’s best player.The CSKA Moscow winger has been nominated among 25 players for the GLO/CAF African Player of the Year Award for 2014 after his scintillating performances for club and country.This is the second year running that the Jos-born star is making the CAF short list.Musa [...]

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    Sammy Ameobi ‘wants to play alongside Shola’ for Nigeria

Sammy Ameobi ‘wants to play alongside Shola’ for Nigeria

Sammy and Shola Ameobi played together at Newcastle United but now the younger Ameobi is looking to unite with his brother for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Shola Ameobi went to Brazil 2014 World Cup with Nigeria, where he played 63 minutes in two group games – against Iran and Bosnia.Sammy Ameobi played for Nigeria U-20 in two friendly games against [...]

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    ‘Nothing like friendly’ when Ghana takes on Nigeria

‘Nothing like friendly’ when Ghana takes on Nigeria

Home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria tackle Ghana U-23 team in a friendly match in Uyo on Friday, but coach of the visitors, Malik Jabir, has revealed that it is never a friendly affair whenever Nigeria meets Ghana.Jabir, the former technical director of Kano Pillars, expects a fiery encounter despite both sides not fielding their key players.“We are taking this [...]

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    The strange case of Dr. Stephen and Mr. Keshi

The strange case of Dr. Stephen and Mr. Keshi

In Nigeria politics, when a politician is eyeing a return to office after being booted out four years earlier – or less through impeachment – people rhetorically ask: “What did he forget in government house?”The Yoruba translation sounds even better: “Ki ni lagbaja gba gbe si ile gomina?”Stephen Keshi is back as coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, so it is [...]

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    Nigeria v Sudan: The adventure of a working fan

Nigeria v Sudan: The adventure of a working fan

Stephen Keshi's reinstatement after being sacked despite Super Eagles 3-1 win over Sudan jogs the memory of TheCable's sports reporter who was at the scene of the events.Here is the diary of a working-fan. A WORKING FAN  Aside my phones (this is even a recent development), I normally go to the stadium with a notepad and pen.On Wednesday, I went as a working fan [...]

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    United signs £2m deal with Chi Limited

United signs £2m deal with Chi Limited

Manchester United may have sent Chicharito (Javier Hernandez) on loan to Real Madrid, but the Red Devils have hooked up with another Chi.On Wednesday, United announced a commercial deal with Chi Limited to become the club's official soft drinks partner in Nigeria.The deal allows Chi Limited to use United's crest and club imagery on their products in Nigeria.For the club, [...]

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    Pele to watch Eagles, Black Stars open Akwa Ibom stadium

Pele to watch Eagles, Black Stars open Akwa Ibom stadium

Brazil football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento (better known as Pele) would be watching when the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana play a friendly match on November 7 as part of the events to officially open the ultramodern Akwa Ibom stadium in Uyo.President Goodluck Jonathan is also expected to grace the occasion.Towards guaranteeing [...]

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    Nigeria, China trade hits N1.7 trillion in 7 months

Nigeria, China trade hits N1.7 trillion in 7 months

The  trade volume between Nigeria and China in the last seven months hit a record  N1.7 trillion ($10.3 billion), Liu Kan, the consul-general of the People’s Republic of China, said on Wednesday.According to Liu, Nigeria is currently China’s third-largest trading partner in Africa.“The momentum and zest for trading between China and Nigeria is unstoppable, and is by the day, waxing [...]

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    Keshi eyes ‘dream’ Ghana job

Keshi eyes ‘dream’ Ghana job

Stephen Keshi, former Super Eagles coach, has expressed interest in the vacant Ghana coaching job.The Ghana Football Association has already short-listed and interviewed three European coaches for the vacant position but Keshi wants to gatecrash the process and land the job after being axed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in October 16, 2014.The Big Boss told Accra-based Happy FM [...]

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    Nigeria an Ebola-free country, the ceasefire or crossfire… 10 things about last week

Nigeria an Ebola-free country, the ceasefire or crossfire… 10 things about last week

Last week started on a cheery note in Nigeria with the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring the nation free of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). On the international scene, the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius attracted considerable attention. Here is a roundup of last week's top stories. CEASEFIRE OR CROSSFIRE?Hopes were high when Alex Badeh, an air chief marshal and chief of defence staff, [...]

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    Enyeama wants AFCON cancelled for Ebola

Enyeama wants AFCON cancelled for Ebola

Vincent Enyeama, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has called on CAF to shelve the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Morocco because of the deadly Ebola virus disease.The goalkeeper, who is seeking qualification with Nigeria, is worried about the deadly virus being passed on in Morocco and has pleaded with the continental soccer governing body to consider cancelling January's tournament.Many [...]

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    Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Lulu Louis Mnguni, the South African ambassador to Nigeria, confirmed to the press on Friday that Nigeria has received the $15m seized by South African authorities in connection with two arms deals.Mnguni also reacted to the Synagogue collapse and its effect on the relationship between the two countries, saying they had come a long way and the collapse could only [...]

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    Super Eagles slip five places in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles slip five places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped five places to 42nd position in the latest ranking released on Thursday by the world soccer governing body, FIFA.After a poor start to Africa Cup of Nations 2015 qualifiers, Nigeria expectedly dropped to ninth position in Africa.Algeria continue to occupy top spot on the continent and even climbed five places in the world, where [...]

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    Amodu: 66 players to fight for Super Eagles jersey

Amodu: 66 players to fight for Super Eagles jersey

Shuaibu Amodu, Super Eagles interim coach, has been handed a 66-man list drawn from local and foreign clubs by the technical department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), to prosecute the last two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 qualifiers in November.Amodu, though, did not disclose the names on the list.“What the technical department has done for me is very [...]

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