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    Ameobi happy to be back in the Premier League

Ameobi happy to be back in the Premier League

Former Super Eagles striker, Shola Ameobi, is excited to be back in the Barclays Premier League after joining Crystal Palace on a short-term deal until the end of the season. Ameobi departed England in May 2014 to join Turkish side Gaziantep but left them in December. The 34-year-old forward is now reunited with his boss in Newcastle United, Alan Pardew. “I'm very excited [...]

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    Sammy Ameobi ‘wants to play alongside Shola’ for Nigeria

Sammy Ameobi ‘wants to play alongside Shola’ for Nigeria

Sammy and Shola Ameobi played together at Newcastle United but now the younger Ameobi is looking to unite with his brother for the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Shola Ameobi went to Brazil 2014 World Cup with Nigeria, where he played 63 minutes in two group games – against Iran and Bosnia. Sammy Ameobi played for Nigeria U-20 in two friendly games against [...]

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    Pardew:  Ameobi running out of chances to prove worth

Pardew: Ameobi running out of chances to prove worth

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has warned striker Sammy Ameobi that time is running out for him to prove himself at the Toon. Sammy, younger brother of Shola and affectionately referred to by many fans as “Sameobi”, recently pledged his international future to Nigeria but Pardew is more concerned about his Newcastle future, which might be up if his form does [...]

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    Eagles dare Congo in Calabar

Eagles dare Congo in Calabar

The Super Eagles of Nigeria welcome the Red Devils of Congo to Calabar in their opening qualifying match for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco. This is the team’s first game after the round-of-16 defeat to France at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and coach Stephen Keshi is in the saddle again, albeit without a contract, to see [...]

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    Moses out of Eagles squad for Congo, South Africa games

Moses out of Eagles squad for Congo, South Africa games

Stoke City winger Victor Moses was excluded from the list of 23 players called up for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Red Devils of Congo and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. Moses, who just secured a season-long loan deal with the Potters, tops the names of players who were in the last World Cup in Brazil [...]

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    Ameobi joins Turkish second division side

Ameobi joins Turkish second division side

Super Eagles striker, Shola Ameobi, has signed a one-year deal with Turkish second division side, Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor. The Nigeria international was a free agent following his departure from Newcastle, where he had been a first-team player for 14 years. The forward made 312 appearances for the English side, scoring 53 goals in the process. "We want to establish an ambitious team [...]

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Ameobi: Sammy can make up his own mind about Nigeria

Shola Ameobi has revealed he will not try to sway the mind of younger brother Sammy when it comes to playing for Nigeria. Sammy Ameobi was in Brazil supporting the Super Eagles and it was revealed he has even spoke with Stephen Keshi about his international future. But speaking on the prospect of his brother following in his foot-steps with the Nigeria [...]

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    I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

Former Newcastle United striker and one of the most experienced players in the Super Eagles, Shola Ameobi, says he is glad he was finally able to play for Nigeria, having started his international career as an English man. "I consider myself blessed to be involved at the World Cup at this stage of my career. You dream of playing or representing [...]

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    All eyes on Odemwingie in survival fight

All eyes on Odemwingie in survival fight

The Super Eagles arrived Cuiaba on the morning of June 19 in preparation for their make-or-break clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday. There was a training session which journalists were allowed to watch the first 15 minutes only. It is not an exaggeration to attach importance to this match and going by the abject display against Iran in Curitiba, not many [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria or Bosnia to win 2-1

THE PANEL: Nigeria or Bosnia to win 2-1

One day, the Super Eagles will be a subject in secondary school curriculum and a typical JAMB question could go: Which expression depicted the team’s situation prior to a 2014 World Cup game with Bosnia? a) Do-or-die b) Win-or-bust c) Make-or-mar d) All of the above The answer is a no-brainer, but the team are unpredictable as ever; the Super Eagles may fly or may not even get [...]

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    Ameobi expects a win over Bosnia

Ameobi expects a win over Bosnia

Nigeria striker, Shola Ameobi, is aware the Super Eagles are now condemned to win their next game against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday after the dismal game with Iran in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ameobi, who came on as a second half substitute in the 0-0 draw, failed to inspire the African champions to an opening-day win over the [...]

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    Nigeria, Iran play World Cup’s first goalless game

Nigeria, Iran play World Cup’s first goalless game

The Super Eagles of Nigeria returned to the global stage to play out a goalless draw at a World Cup that had yielded goals in each of the preceding 12 encounters. The result means Nigeria has now failed to win any of its last nine World Cup games, the last being the 1-0 victory over Bulgaria on June 19, 1998, at [...]

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    Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Nigeria will head to Brazil having failed to win any of their three pre-tournament friendlies, following a 1-2 loss to Team USA  at EverBank Field. Saturday night's loss was preceded by draws with Scotland and Greece. Victor Moses earned a penalty after good work by Emmanuel Emenike in the 86th minute, and converted for a consolation goal for Nigeria. But that was after Jozy [...]

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Ameobi: Everything is going well

Shola Ameobi believes the Super Eagles are making progress, and will hit peak performance before the World Cup commences next week. Nigeria are yet to win a game after a 2-2 draw with Scotland last week, and a goalless draw with Greece on Wednesday morning. But Ameobi, who started the game against Scotland, but did not make an appearance in the game [...]

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Stephen’s seven

That Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi left it late in naming his final 23-man World Cup squad is no news. It is bad news though for Obinna Nsofor, Sunday Mba, Ejike Uzoenyi, Joel Obi, Nosa Igiebor, Nnamdi Oduamadi, and Daniel Akpeyi who didn’t make the final cut. Keshi, who whittled down his provisional 30-man squad in the early hours of this [...]

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    Nations Cup hero Mba not going to Brazil 2014

Nations Cup hero Mba not going to Brazil 2014

Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, late Monday night put to rest the long wait for the release of the Super Eagles team to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, naming his previously-estranged captain, Joseph Yobo, in the final 23-man list. But the man who scored Nigeria's winning goal in the final of the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, Sunday Mba, will not be [...]

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