Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tag "Odion Ighalo"

    AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

The Super Eagles recorded a resounding 3-0 victory over Seychelles on Saturday in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.Due to the poor condition of the artificial pitch, both teams initially struggled to find their footing and rhythm at the Stade Linite.Samuel Kalu caused the Pirates all sorts of problems with his trickery and pace. He forced the hosts to [...]

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    How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

The Super Eagles are days away from their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Seychelles.TheCable takes a look at what it would take for the lads to win at the Stade Maine on Saturday.Francis Uzoho needs to stand in his headIf the Eagles are to succeed in Seychelles, they will need a healthy and in-form Uzoho to [...]

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    World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

From 30 to 25, and now, we have Gernot Rohr's final World Cup squad comprising 23 players.TheCable takes a look at the anointed soldiers heading to Russia to fight for Nigeria. GOALKEEPERS Francis Uzoho (19, Deportivo La Coruna) Five capsThe former Golden Eaglets reserve goalie made his Eagles debut in a 4-2 win over Argentina in November 2017. He is expected to [...]

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    Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Ten days ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the jersey numbers of Gernot Rohr's 23-man squad have been unveiled.The squad numbers were revealed by the Super Eagles Twitter handle on Monday with a bland music at the background of the video.Captain John Mikel Obi will retain number 10, Victor Moses is number 11, Odion Ighalo is 9 while Kelechi [...]

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    England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

The Super Eagles and the Three Lions will battle for bragging rights at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.It will be the Eagles' penultimate friendly match before heading to Russia for the World Cup.The Nigerian team was average against DR Congo on Monday; a match where Gernot Rohr paired Joel Obi and Oghenekaro Etebo in central midfield and utilised Tyrone [...]

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    Ighalo: If I don’t score goals at World Cup, others will

Ighalo: If I don’t score goals at World Cup, others will

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles striker, says he is not under pressure to score goals at the World Cup.The Changchun Yatai player said any member of the team can provide the goals, noting that the Eagles operate as a unit.Ighalo said his main objective is to contribute to the team's success in Russia."I am not under pressure because it's a teamwork [...]

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    ‘Deny him space’ — Ighalo outlines best way to stop Messi

‘Deny him space’ — Ighalo outlines best way to stop Messi

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles striker, says the most effective way to neutralise Argentina's Lionel Messi is to deny him space to operate.Ighalo said it is "near impossible" to stop the Barcelona playmaker from expressing himself on the pitch."Get as close as possible, don't give him too much space to operate," Ighalo told TheCable."He is a great player, it's near impossible [...]

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    Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday.Apart from the usual suspects, Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goal scorer, was included in the list. Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

The past weekend was packed with highs and lows for Nigerian football players in several leagues across the world.Some players scored important goals and played key roles for their clubs but for a few others, it was a weekend of inaction.TheCable takes you on a voyage around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared.BelgiumPeter Olayinka [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Keeping up with Nigerian players: In-form Ighalo bags brace — and so does Nwankwo

Nigerian players abroad showed quality for their clubs over the weekend.While some grabbed the headlines for being instrumental to their club's overall performance, a reverse was the case for others.TheCable has a lowdown on how they performed:BelgiumPeter Olayinka scored the match winner for Zulte Waregem in their 2-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron. The hosts missed the service of Taiwo [...]

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    Four-goal hero Odion Ighalo says ‘God gave me all at once’

Four-goal hero Odion Ighalo says ‘God gave me all at once’

Odion Ighalo says God made it possible for him score a double brace in the Chinese Super League season on Saturday.Ighalo scored the goals for Changchun Yatai in the 5-2 5away win at Guizhou Hengfeng.The striker told TheCable he is happy that his hard work in perfecting scoring chances has yielded results."I have not been lucky in front of goal but [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Hat-trick in Germany, goals all around

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Hat-trick in Germany, goals all around

It was an eventful weekend for Nigerian players abroad as quite a number of them scored goals for their respective teams.TheCable has a low down on how Nigerian players fared across the globe.AustriaIbrahim Alhassan saw action for only one minute as Austria Wien defeated Yusuf Otubanjo's Altach 2-1.BelgiumUche Agbo took lasted the entire match duration as Standard Liege pipped Sporting [...]

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    Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

The 2-0 loss suffered at the hands of Serbia would have given Gernot Rohr an opportunity to identify potential weaknesses, and strengths, in his team.On Tuesday, he made four changes to the team that beat Poland last week but Nigeria bowed to Aleksandar Mitrovic's brace at the Hive Stadium.Here are five things we learned from Eagles' loss.Defence still a concernChidozie Awaziem [...]

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    Serbia outclass wingless Eagles

Serbia outclass wingless Eagles

A brace from Alesandar Mitrovic was the tonic Serbia needed to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-0 in an international friendly match in London on Tuesday.The Eagles were second best for large parts of the game that was clearly dominated by the Serbs.It was a bad day in the office for Gernot Rohr who missed the presence of John [...]

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    Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

The Super Eagles head into their international friendly match against Serbia in a good position after a 1-0 victory over Poland on FridayHere are five reasons why the players, if at their best, should beat the Serbs at the Hive Stadium on Tuesday. Counter-attacking edge Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may have finally cracked it.Ater two failed attempts to qualify for the [...]

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    Poland vs Nigeria: ‘Absence of Mikel, Junior Ajayi good for Eagles’

Poland vs Nigeria: ‘Absence of Mikel, Junior Ajayi good for Eagles’

The imminent absence of John Obi Mikel and Junior Ajayi in Nigeria's friendly game against Poland is good for the Super Eagles, says Abdullahi Biffo, Katsina United coach.Daniel Akpeyi and Oghenekaro Etebo are two other players who will be unable to make the match.According to Biffo, their absence will give other players the chance to stake a claim for shirts.The Katsina [...]

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