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    Will 11 prove a ‘master number’ for the Flying Eagles?

Will 11 prove a ‘master number’ for the Flying Eagles?

This is not Numerology 101 class.But number 11, which is a Master Number in Numerology, comes into play for Nigeria and the FIFA U-20 World Cup.As Flying Eagles begin their campaign against five-time champions Brazil in New Zealand, they will aim to win the coveted trophy after 10 attempts.The closest they came to lifting the cup was in 1989 and [...]

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    ‎Siasia calls 30 for Olympics qualifier

‎Siasia calls 30 for Olympics qualifier

The U-23 national team coach, Samson Siasia, has released a list of 30 players for the team’s camping programme ahead of the qualifying fixture for the African U-23 championship against the winner between Ghana and Congo, in July.Regulars in the squad like Erhun Obanor, Oduduwa Segun, Sincere Seth, Emmanuel Daniel, Abiodun Akande, Oghenekaro Etebo, Usman Mohammed and Junior Ajayi are [...]

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    Mohammed must apologise to Siasia, says Ugbade

Mohammed must apologise to Siasia, says Ugbade

Flying Eagles assistant coach, Nduka Ugbade, has ordered Musa Mohammed to apologise to Dream Team coach Samson Siasia for his “unacceptable” behaviour.Mohammed, the Flying Eagles captain, left the camp of the national U-23 team – which he was seconded to with four of his colleagues – before their All-Africa Games qualifier against Zambia.And Ugbade, his coach in the U-21 [...]

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    We won it ‘the hard way’, says Siasia

We won it ‘the hard way’, says Siasia

Nigeria’s U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia, was a relieved man at the post-match conference after his team's hard-fought victory over Zambia.The Dream Team defeated Zambia 2-1 in their second leg, final round of their 2015 All-Africa Games qualifier in Lusaka on Sunday.A brace from Taiwo Awoniyi gave Nigeria a 2-1 aggregate win which earned them a ticket to Congo-Brazzaville for [...]

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    Dream Team pip Zambia to AAG ticket

Dream Team pip Zambia to AAG ticket

The national U-23 side, the Dream Team, qualified for the All-Africa Games scheduled for Congo-Brazzaville after overcoming Zambia 2-1 in Lusaka.Two goals from Taiwo Awoniyi, who was drafted into the team from the Flying Eagles, earned Nigeria a 2-1 aggregate win over the Zambians in a keenly contested match.It was a winner-takes-all-encounter after the first leg ended 0-0 at the [...]

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    Siasia: We will not ‘park the bus’ like Mourinho

Siasia: We will not ‘park the bus’ like Mourinho

The national U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, says he won’t adopt an ultra-defensive tactics of “parking the bus”, made famous by Chelsea’s boss Jose Mourinho, when the Dream Team face Zambia in Lusaka.Nigeria and Zambia are vying for a ticket for the All-Africa Games soccer event. The first leg of their encounter ended goalless in Abuja and Nigeria need a win [...]

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    Zambia hold Dream Team in Abuja

Zambia hold Dream Team in Abuja

Nigeria U-23 side, the Dream Team, had a nightmarish start to their quest of qualifying for the All-Africa Games as they were held 0-0 by Zambia in their first leg clash at the Abuja National Stadium on Sunday.Nigeria had beaten Gabon 6-1 on aggregate prior to this game and were clear favourites to see off the Zambians, but the host [...]

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    Dream Team almost gave me nightmares, says Siasia

Dream Team almost gave me nightmares, says Siasia

National U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has disclosed that his Dream Team didn’t play too well in the 2-0 win against Gabon.Nigeria beat Gabon 2-0 to advance to the next round of the 2015 All-Africa Games qualifier, but Siasia said his team was too relaxed in the game.“I am happy because my team played to instructions. But I will agree that [...]

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    Dream Team to play Zambia if they overcome Gabon

Dream Team to play Zambia if they overcome Gabon

Nigeria U-23 side, the Dream Team, will play their Zambian counterpart in the next qualifying round for the 11th All-Africa Games if they overcome Gabon.The Samson Siasia-tutored side has a first leg advantage over the Gabonese whom they beat 4-1 in Libreville on Saturday with the return leg set for Abuja on March 7.The winner is billed to play [...]

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    Dream Team hammers Gabon in Libreville

Dream Team hammers Gabon in Libreville

The U-23 national team, the Dream Team, defeated Gabon 4-1 in Libreville in their first leg qualifying round for the 11th All-Africa Games.The Samson Siasia-tutored side went ahead in the first minute of the match through a Junior Ajayi goal.Warri Wolves striker Etebo Oghenekaro increased the tally from the penalty spot two minutes to the end of the first [...]

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    Siasia picks 21 for Gabon

Siasia picks 21 for Gabon

National U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has released a 21-man list for this weekend’s All-Africa Games qualifier against Gabon in Libreville.Gero Abdullahi, a former U-20 international, was the surprise omission from the list of 16 home-based and five foreign-based professionals.Others who failed to make the team are Aminu Umar and Warri Wolves’ forward Freedom Omofonma who both arrived late to [...]

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    Siasia commends ‘very good’ Flying Eagles team

Siasia commends ‘very good’ Flying Eagles team

Under-23 coach, Samson Siasia, has commended the U-20 national team, the Flying Eagles after they emerged champions of the 2015 Super Six invitational tournament in Abuja.Siasia, whose team came second behind their junior counterpart after they could only secure a 3-3 draw in the final game of the tournament on Sunday, stood up for the champions Flying Eagles.“They are good. [...]

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    Yobo disappointed with AFCON miss

Yobo disappointed with AFCON miss

Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, has expressed his disappointment at the team’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.Yobo, who hung his international boot after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, is shocked that the Nigeria will not be at the AFCON to defend the title he helped the country win in [...]

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    Keshi working ‘based on previous arrangement’

Keshi working ‘based on previous arrangement’

Out-of-contract Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, insists he is focused on managing the Super Eagles in the win-or-bust Africa Cup of Nations double-header against Sudan despite having no contract in place.Talks between Keshi and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over a new contract have been on and off since it expired during the World Cup, but the 52-year-old was brought back [...]

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    Siasia: To talk to Mikel, you have to be ready for your own beating

Siasia: To talk to Mikel, you have to be ready for your own beating

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has advised anyone wishing to talk to John Mikel Obi on the need to improve his game to be ready for a “beating”.Mikel, who played under Siasia at 2005 FIFA U20 World Cup but was dropped for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has come under intense criticisms following his recent poor displays for the Super Eagles.Now [...]

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    9 things Sam Okwaraji said and other quotes

9 things Sam Okwaraji said and other quotes

It was 25-years on Tuesday since Samuel Okwaraji slumped and died at the National Stadium, Surulere in service to his motherland.In continuation of our series on the late patriot, TheCable goes into its archives to bring you 25 memorable quotes by the soccer maestro and on the national hero.Football is always a war.Nigerians are yet to see my best. [...]

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