Monday, November 12, 2018

Tag "OGENYI ONAZI"

    Onazi out of Libya game after suffering achilles injury

Onazi out of Libya game after suffering achilles injury

Ogenyi Onazi will not feature for the Super Eagles in the Africa Cup of Nation qualifier (AFCON) against Libya due to an achilles injury.Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr disclosed this to TheCable on Friday.Rohr said Onazi got injured during a closed-door training the Eagles had on Thursday."He is injured," Rohr told TheCable."He won't be able to play against Libya tomorrow. [...]

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    Ighalo, Onazi, Ogu… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Onazi, Ogu… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are:Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera)Hapoel Hadera were strong against Ironi Kiryat Shmona but they won't have kept a clean sheet without the sterling performance of Ejide, who made a host of excellent saves, especially in the second period.Efe Ambrose [...]

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    Success returns as Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya test

Success returns as Rohr names 24-man squad for Libya test

Isaac Success is among 24 players invited for the Super Eagles' double-take 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Libya.The Watford striker last played for Nigeria in 2017.Super Eagles’ technical adviser Gernot Rohr also called up Alex Iwobi and Moses Simon for the clash against the Mediterranean Knights.Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa is the only home-based Eagle invited.The team will go [...]

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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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    English FA denies Onazi work permit to join Birmingham

English FA denies Onazi work permit to join Birmingham

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Ogazi has been denied a work permit to sign for Birmingham City by the English Football Association.According to a BBC report, Onazi had sealed a transfer from Trabzonspor to Birmingham, but the rejection of his application has now hindered the move.Onazi, interestingly, is a major player of the Nigerian national team and thus officially entitled to [...]

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    AFCON changes will make life easier for African players, says Onazi

AFCON changes will make life easier for African players, says Onazi

Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, says shifting the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) from January/February to June/July will ease difficulties faced by players.He also endorsed the new 24-team format of the tournament.The Super Eagles player said the development is of massive advantage to Africans playing for European clubs."When you finish a game and if you finish before the finals, your [...]

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    Onazi: Victory over S’Africa key to our World Cup, AFCON aspiration

Onazi: Victory over S’Africa key to our World Cup, AFCON aspiration

Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who will lead Nigeria against South Africa on Saturday, says the game is crucial to the Super Eagles' qualification for the African Cup of Nations and the World Cup.The Bafana Bafana will face the Eagles on the turf of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom."It is a big game, and we are one for the [...]

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    Rohr: Why Mikel, Ighalo were not invited for S’Africa clash

Rohr: Why Mikel, Ighalo were not invited for S’Africa clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles manager, has revealed why John Mikel Obi and Odion Ighalo were not invited for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa."The reasons for not inviting players in the Chinese League is because it is very difficult to monitor the players there," he told TheCable on Monday."One of them is injured, that is our captain. The other one is [...]

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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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    I will never captain Super Eagles again, says Musa

I will never captain Super Eagles again, says Musa

Super Eagles striker, Ahmed Musa, says he will never captain the senior national team again, no matter the circumstance.During Thursday's international friendly against Senegal in London, Ogenyi Onazi who captained the Eagles got injured and Musa, the next in line, refused to take the armband as stand-in captain.After the game, the Leicester FC striker told TheCable that he will no [...]

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    Onazi distributes foodstuff to the needy on 23rd birthday

Onazi distributes foodstuff to the needy on 23rd birthday

Super Eagles star, Ogenyi Onazi, turned 23 on Christmas, and the SS Lazio midfielder celebrated his special moment with members of the community in his hometown, where he gave out gifts.Onazi shared food stuff and other items with women and children who did not have enough for the Christmas celebration.‘’I am a testimony of the great works of God; He sent his [...]

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    Onazi expected as Eagles prepare for Swaziland

Onazi expected as Eagles prepare for Swaziland

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is expecting only three players in the camp as preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Swaziland on Friday in Lobamba intensify.Italy-based Ogenyi Onazi, Portugal-based defender Abdullahi Shehu and US-based forward Obafemi Martins were being expected.The strike action embarked upon by workers of Lufthansa Airlines delayed the arrival of the players. [...]

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    Onazi dedicates goal to Nigeria at 55

Onazi dedicates goal to Nigeria at 55

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, scored his first goal of the season for Lazio in the 3-2 win in the Europa League against Saint-Etienne and he dedicated the goal to Nigeria.Lazio came from a goal behind to beat nine-man St. Etienne 3-2 in a thrilling encounter at the Stadio Olimpico in Europa League Group G.The French side went ahead after [...]

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    NFF fines Onazi $5,000 for Chad red card

NFF fines Onazi $5,000 for Chad red card

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, who earned a straight red card for an act of retaliation during the match between Nigeria and Chad, has been fined the sum of $5,000 by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).The Lazio of Italy player was also issued a letter of reprimand and ordered to produce a written apology.“The board of the Nigeria Football Federation [...]

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    CAF slams Onazi with two-match ban

CAF slams Onazi with two-match ban

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has slammed a two-match ban on Super Eagles’ midfielder Ogenyi Onazi over his sending-off in Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Chad.The SS Lazio playmaker, who has been a regular in the team’s midfield in the past few years, was shown a straight red card for retaliation.He committed the act after [...]

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    Onazi will say ‘yes’ to Liverpool offer

Onazi will say ‘yes’ to Liverpool offer

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi says he will not turn down a chance to join Barclays Premier League side, Liverpool if offered the chance.Onazi was linked to the Reds before the summer transfer window. The deal fell through but the Lazio player still pines for a move to the 18-time English champions.“Of course (I will say yes) if Liverpool [...]

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