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    La Liga to resume on June 8

La Liga to resume on June 8

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's prime minister, has given the La Liga go ahead to resume the league on June 8, after three months of shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2019-20 Spanish league season has been suspended since March 12 when a state of emergency was declared in the country. But on Saturday, Sanchez gave the green light for football to return in [...]

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    Azeez: Hard work got me back to Super Eagles – not goal against Barcelona

Azeez: Hard work got me back to Super Eagles – not goal against Barcelona

Ramon Azeez, Super Eagles midfielder, says his goal against Barcelona was not the reason he got invited back to the team -- after he was sidelined for more than five years. Azeez, who got his first Eagles call-up on February 3, 2014, told TheCable that his hard work over the years earned him a return to the team. "You know that I [...]

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    Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Super Eagles of Nigeria held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in an international friend game at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang on Sunday. The Eagles endured early time of pressure from the Brazilian side with their 4-3-3 formation. Gernot Rohr’s side had finished third at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, losing in the semi-finals to Algeria, who went on to beat [...]

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    Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Five years after his first invitation to the Super Eagles, Ramon Azeez has made Gernot Rohr's 23-man list for the international friendly match with Brazil in Singapore. Rohr's boys will take on five-time world champions on Sunday, October 13 at the Singapore national stadium in Kallang. Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem are back from injury, otherwise, the squad is largely unchanged from [...]

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    Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

After another exciting weekend of football, TheCable selects the best XI of Nigerian players in action across the globe. Sylvester Igboun and Junior Ajayi lead in the attack which has Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets' gaffer, as its coach. The team also include Ramon Azeez, Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo. Francis Uzoho The Deportivo La Coruna loanee kept Omonia Nicosia in the [...]

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    Ramon Azeez scores as Grenada beat Barcelona

Ramon Azeez scores as Grenada beat Barcelona

Ramon Azeez, Super Eagles of Nigeria player, scored one and was impressive for Granada on Saturday night in the minnows’ 2-0 win over La Liga defending champions, Barcelona. Granada, who returned to the Spanish top league this season following promotion from the Segunda division, harried and bullied a surprisingly flat Barcelona side to submission. The 26-year-old Azeez set the tone for the [...]

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    Utaka, Azeez, Ajayi… TheCable’s team of the week

Utaka, Azeez, Ajayi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerians were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend -- some impressive, some flopped, and many were lost in the activities.  Here are the top performers who made TheCable's team of the week: Sebastian Osigwe The former Flying Eagle was always in the action, blocking several shots and was always ready to take risks. Alert. Moses Odubajo A rock at [...]

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    Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… 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. Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera) The former Gabros and Etoile du Sahel shot-stopper made a number of decent saves to help his team pick a point last weekend. Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes) Despite Leganes' 1-0 loss to Espanyol, Omeruo stood out as one of his [...]

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    Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… TheCable’s team of the week

Uzoho, Omeruo, Ambrose… 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. Francis Uzoho He was unafraid to leave his line and made several outstanding saves. Commanding. Kenneth Omeruo Alongside fellow defenders, he held off the hosts with ease. Certainly, the Nigerian had the better of Iago Aspas, beating him in the [...]

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Players who deserve a call-up to the Super Eagles squad

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr has supervised more than four training sessions since the team converged in Wroclaw for the friendly match against Poland. TheCable takes a look at in-form players who were omitted from the game due to take place on Friday. Chikeluba Ofoedu - Eskisehirespor Ofoedu has been the top man of his team this season, shouldering their campaign with [...]

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How Nigerian players fared abroad over the weekend

With the World Cup bell gradually ringing, Nigerians abroad were in action and they gave Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr reasons to consider them for selection.   TheCable runs the rules on the report card of our players in the past weekend.   England   Manchester City thrashed Leicester City 5-1 thanks to four goals from Sergio Aguero and a treble of Kevin De Bruyne [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Super Eagles stars bang in the goals

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Super Eagles stars bang in the goals

It was largely a productive weekend for Nigerian players and their teams. TheCable takes a look at the performance of our players in Europe, Asia and Africa. ENGLAND Alex Iwobi registered his name on the scoresheet as Arsenal shrugged off the impending departure of Alexis Sanchez by scoring four times in the first 22 minutes en route a 4-1 hammering of Crystal Palace. Wilfred [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I’d like to play in the World Cup again, says Ramon Azeez

INTERVIEW: I’d like to play in the World Cup again, says Ramon Azeez

When the Super Eagles list for the 2014 FIFA World Cup was made public, many Nigerians were surprised by the inclusion of Ramon Azeez, because prior to that time, he was largely unknown. Many did not know that Azeez was playing regularly for Almeria in the La Liga before the World Cup but during the tournament, he made a decent appearance in [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Why I resigned, by Keshi

EXCLUSIVE: Why I resigned, by Keshi

Stephen Keshi left his post as the head coach of the Super Eagles after Nigeria's loss to France in the second round of the World Cup. He spoke with TheCable at the Brasilia Palace Hotel a day after the ouster.   TheCable: Knowing what you know now, what would you have done as regards the preparations of the team before this World [...]

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    7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

The French were there for the taking and a quarter-final place was looming large, but instead of eating French, Fries the Super Eagles of Nigeria ended up eating humble pie after the painful 2-0 loss. The song of “what-if” gets released after a yet-so-close-but-yet-so-far loss. It was played in 1994 after the loss to Italy. A remix was made after the [...]

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    Moses returns, Yobo strikes 100

Moses returns, Yobo strikes 100

Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses, will return to the Nigerian starting lineup against France on Monday evening, as both teams battle for a place in the quarter-finals of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. Moses hasn't played at the tournament since his substitution early into the second half of the first group-phase match against Iran. Moses' absence was rumoured to be caused [...]

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