Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "Samson Siasia"

    Siasia, Kate Henshaw, John Fashanu named African freestyle football ambassadors

Siasia, Kate Henshaw, John Fashanu named African freestyle football ambassadors

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has been announced as part of the ambassadors for the upcoming African freestyle football tournament.Announced alongside Siasia are Nollywood actresses, Kate Henshaw and Tonto Dikeh; John Fashanu, former professional English footballer, and Waidi Akanni, former Nigerian defender and former Head of Lagos State Football Association.Speaking on the competition, Valentine Ozigbo, chairman of Feet 'n' [...]

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    Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has decried the exclusion of Al Ahly striker Junior Ajayi from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad.Siasia believes Ajayi should have made the cut because of his performance for his club this season.He told TheCable that Ajayi's inclusion "could have been the right thing to do".He said: "Junior has proven himself with the Olympic team and [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I don’t think this set of Eagles can win the World Cup, says Siasia

INTERVIEW: I don’t think this set of Eagles can win the World Cup, says Siasia

Samson Siasia's role in Nigerian football is legendary. He succeeded as a player and achieved a lot as a coach and manager. Siasia scored Nigeria's goal against Argentina at the FIFA 1994 World Cup and scored 18 goals in 42 international caps since playing against Ivory Coast in January 1987.The 50-year old coached almost all Nigerian national teams but had challenges [...]

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    PHOTOS: Siasia, Obanikoro, Kanu Nwankwo attend launch of Ighalo’s orphanage

PHOTOS: Siasia, Obanikoro, Kanu Nwankwo attend launch of Ighalo’s orphanage

Odion Ighalo on Saturday unveiled his charity pet project, 'Ighalo Orphanage'.The Super Eagles striker who plays for Changchun Yatai football club of China grew up in the slums of Ajegunle.Ighalo says his childhood inspired in him the need to help the underprivileged in the society.Nollywood stars, politicians and ex-footballers attended the launch ceremony which took place at the Bespoke Centre in [...]

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    Super Eagles, Lions of Teranga lock horns in London

Super Eagles, Lions of Teranga lock horns in London

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Thursday play Senegal in a friendly match in London.The friendly match is in preparation for the all important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against African champions, Cameroon.The Lions of Teranga and the Eagles have met twenty times since their first encounter on February 27, 1963 in the Kwame Nkruma Cup.Nigeria has won nine [...]

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    Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Siasia shortlisted for Rwanda coaching job

Samson Siasia, former gaffer of the Super Eagles, is among eight coaches being considered to head the Rwandan national football team.His biggest rival for the job is Winifried Schafer, who won the 2002 African Cup of Nations with Cameroon.Siasia, who made his name as a top international striker, scored 16 goals for the Nigerian national team in 51 games before he [...]

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    Okagbare: Sometimes I feel like running for another country

Okagbare: Sometimes I feel like running for another country

Blessing Okagbare, track and field athlete, says her disappointment with sports administration in Nigeria sometimes tempts her to consider naturalising.However, the 2008 Olympics women's long jump silver medalist says she will continue sticking with Nigeria because athletics is her "career and passion".Speaking with Punch, Okagbare said the Rio 2016 Olympics, her third, did not feel like an Olympics at all [...]

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    An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

Samson Siasia, coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team IV, says an African country would win the senior World Cup, if teams on the continent overcome their present difficulties.Siasia, who spoke Brazil, the continent would have to deal with issues that had been stalling their progress.“I think that’s an issue we have, not just in Nigeria. I think it’s the case with [...]

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    Siasia names Mikel as Dream Team captain

Siasia names Mikel as Dream Team captain

Samson Siasia, coach of the Nigerian U23 squad, has appointed John Mikel Obi as captain of the team representing Nigeria at the  31st Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Announcing his choice at the end of a meeting with players and officials on Saturday, Siasia said the choice of the midfielder was natural.He also expressed excitement over being the first Nigerian [...]

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    Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho make Siasia’s Olympics list

Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi, are in the 35-man Olympics list, which Samson Siasia, head coach of the U-23 team, released on Friday.The list is expected to be trimmed down to 21 ahead the competition, which kicks off in Rio, Brazil, on August 5.Some of the young talented players in the list are: Ogenekaro Etebo, Musa Muhammed, Stanley Amuzie, [...]

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    Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Siasia relishes Senegal ’92 memories, rewards players with $100 each

Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 team, has recalled his memories of the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium when he featured in the squad that won bronze at 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal.As Dream Team VI files out against host Senegal in the semi-final of the CAF U-23 championship on Wednesday, Siasia wants to achieve another feat with his players.“At the Africa [...]

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    Will Nigeria miss out on the Olympics again?

Will Nigeria miss out on the Olympics again?

On Saturday, Nigeria’s fate on Rio 2016 Olympics will be decided as they face Algeria in Dakar, Senegal, for the last group game of the Africa U-23 championship. Egypt, on the other end, are up against Mali, who have nothing to lose after crashing out of the competition.Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 team, guided Nigeria to the 2008 Beijing [...]

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    Siasia: Playing against Egypt won’t be easy

Siasia: Playing against Egypt won’t be easy

Samson Siasia, coach of the U-23 national team, says Wednesday’s group B match against Egypt would not be a walkover but that his players will improve in their second match in the Africa U-23 Championship.Siaisia said his players will be more careful to avoid pressure from their opponents.“I am very happy and also thank God Almighty for winning the first group match [...]

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    Monarch escapes as gunmen kidnap Samson Siasia’s mother

Monarch escapes as gunmen kidnap Samson Siasia’s mother

One day after celebrating his escape from a plane crash, Samson Siasia, head coach of the U-23 team is devastated, as gunmen abducted his 72-year-old mother from her residence in Bayelsa in the wee hours of Monday.Unlike Gabriel Akah, paramount ruler of Gbarain kingdom in Yenagoa, whose abduction was foiled by youths and security operatives, the kidnappers of Siasia’s mother [...]

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    Dream Team finally arrive at Gambia

Dream Team finally arrive at Gambia

Nigeria U-23 team, the Dream Team, have arrived in Gambia for a 10-day training programme ahead of the 2nd Africa U-23 Cup of Nations taking place in Senegal.The team escaped a plane crash on their way to the West African country on Sunday morning and had to make an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana, due to technical problems.But thenff.com now [...]

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    Dream Team VI escape plane crash

Dream Team VI escape plane crash

Nigeria's Under-23 team, the Dream Team, escaped plane crash on their way to Gambia on Sunday.Goal.com quoted a senior official of the team as saying the pilot of the Arik Aircraft made an emergency landing in Accra, Ghana, due to technical problems.The team may likely leave Accra on Sunday evening after the Nigeria Football Federation might have arranged new travel plans [...]

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