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Tag "Odion Ighalo"

    Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

Ighalo joins Rashidi Yekini in AFCON golden boot hall of fame

Odion Jude Ighalo has won the highest goal scorer award at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night.The Super Eagles star scored five goals in the 32nd edition of the African football showpiece in Egypt.Ighalo becomes the second Eagles player, after late Rashidi Yekini to have won the golden boots award at the AFCON.The Shanghai Shenhua [...]

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    Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

Algeria will be tougher than Cameroon, S’Africa, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, Nigeria's point man at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, says the semi-final clash against Algeria will be "tougher" for the Super Eagles than previous matches.Ighalo, however, admitted to TheCable that the Eagles are ready for Sunday's battle against the Fennecs, with plans to win it.The 30-year old said the three-time African champions team is built [...]

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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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    AFCON 2019: Ighalo on point as Eagles ‘swallow’ the Swallows of Burundi

AFCON 2019: Ighalo on point as Eagles ‘swallow’ the Swallows of Burundi

Nigeria started its 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign on a positive note with a 1-0 victory over debutants Burundi at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday.It was a hard fought game on the part of the Super Eagles who had to dig deep to pick maximum points in the Group B cracker.There were good chances in the early minutes [...]

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    AFCON: Ighalo, Musa missing as Rohr lists Eagles XI to face Burundi

AFCON: Ighalo, Musa missing as Rohr lists Eagles XI to face Burundi

Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa have been dropped from the Super Eagles eleven for the match against Burundi at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr also omitted Jamilu Collins as he named his starting line-up for Saturday's AFCON 2019 Group B opening game at the Alexandria Stadium.The game, which will kick off at [...]

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    Meet the Super Eagles goal machines for AFCON 2019

Meet the Super Eagles goal machines for AFCON 2019

Nigeria is spoilt for choice; there are many different players that could fill the striking force of the Super Eagles at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. TheCable reviews some of the top candidates.It's hard to picture the Super Eagles playing without a top-class strikers: Over 30 years, Nigeria has had many world class strikers at its disposal; this list [...]

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    AFCON: It is good if they see Eagles as underdogs, says Ighalo

AFCON: It is good if they see Eagles as underdogs, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has revealed that the Super Eagles can win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a dint of hard work on the team's part, adding that it is good to be seen as the underdog in the tournament.Ighalo, who was the highest goal scorer with seven goals in the qualification series to Egypt said the Eagles have the [...]

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    Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, has listed Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Abdullahi Shehu in a 25-man squad to prepare for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt this summer.Rohr also placed six other players on standby.Mikel was absent from the team following the Super Eagles 1-2 loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA [...]

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    SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

SHORTLIST: Oshoala, Ighalo for 2018/19 Nigeria Pitch Awards

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo and Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala, have been nominated for the 6th edition of Nigeria Pitch Awards.Shanghai Shenhua striker will have Ahmed Musa and Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars to contend with for the Striker of the Year category.The nomination was announced at a media briefing in Ibis Hotel in Lagos on Thursday.Francisca Ordega of [...]

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    Rohr: Super Eagles Afcon group is a tough one

Rohr: Super Eagles Afcon group is a tough one

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles’ technical adviser, has said that his team's group for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is a tough one.Rohr, who attended the Afcon draw, held at the famous Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt capital, on Friday night, said his team will do well at the football showpiece as long as his players finished their season [...]

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    Ighalo: Why I turned down move to join Barcelona

Ighalo: Why I turned down move to join Barcelona

Odion Ighalo, Nigerian professional player, has revealed that he rejected a move to join Barcelona on loan in January because he 'deserved better' than a short-term deal.The Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, while on duty for relegated Changchun Yatai in the 2018 Chinese Super League season, had attracted interest from the European giants after he finished as the 2018 CSL's second-top [...]

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    AFCON: Ighalo, Onyekuru help Eagles tame Pirates in Asaba

AFCON: Ighalo, Onyekuru help Eagles tame Pirates in Asaba

Nigeria ended their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification campaign on a sound note with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates of Seychelles.Already qualified Nigeria were out to build on their recent run of form when they hosted the Pirates at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Friday afternoon.The Super Eagles already booked their AFCON ticket, having recovered [...]

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    Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday as the countdown began for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles.Three-time African champions Nigeria have already made sure of a place at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt this summer, [...]

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    Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, dropped Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, from twenty-three man list for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs.On the list is stand-in Ahmed Musa, in-form CD Leganes of Spain defender Kenneth Omeruo alongside usual suspects Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu and William Ekong, as well [...]

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    CSL: Ighalo suffers heavy defeat on Shanghai Shenhua debut

CSL: Ighalo suffers heavy defeat on Shanghai Shenhua debut

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat on his debut game for Shanghai Shenhua against champions Shanghai SPIG in their first season Chinese Super League clash on Friday at the Hongkou Stadium.The 29-year old Eagles striker featured for the entire duration of the game.Ighalo joined Shanghai Shenhua from relegated Changchun Yatai in February.Shanghai Shenhua conceded an own goal [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: European clubs couldn’t afford my buy-out clause, says Ighalo

EXCLUSIVE: European clubs couldn’t afford my buy-out clause, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo,Super Eagles striker, has revealed that European club sides could not afford his buy out clause as the reason for opting for another Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua.Ighalo told TheCable his buy out clause was €40 million ($45.2 million) at the Chinese side Changchun Yatai.He also admitted that reuniting with his former Watford FC of England coach, Quique Sanchez Flores, [...]

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