Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tag "South Africa"

    Oshaniwa: South Africa game ‘a win or nothing for us’

Oshaniwa: South Africa game ‘a win or nothing for us’

Super Eagles defender Juwon Oshaniwa says the team is condemned to beating South Africa on Wednesday – a win that will guarantee qualification for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.  According to the MS Ashdod of Israel left back who started Saturday’s game against Congo ahead of Elderson Echiejile, the 2-0 win in Pointe Noire is not enough [...]

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    Against Nigeria, Mashaba wants to maintain unbeaten record

Against Nigeria, Mashaba wants to maintain unbeaten record

Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Shakes Mashaba is determined to maintain his side’s unbeaten run in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers when they take on Nigeria on Wednesday at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.South Africa booked qualification for the tournament to be held in Equatorial Guinea after beating Sudan 2-1 on Saturday and they can afford to lose the [...]

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    Echiejile: We will complete the job in Uyo

Echiejile: We will complete the job in Uyo

Monaco defender, Elderson Echiejile, is certain that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will beat South Africa in Uyo to qualify for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea.Nigeria beat Congo 2-0 in Pointe Noire to get their qualifying campaign firmly back on track after a disastrous start.The African champions are now second in Group A with seven points from [...]

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    4 lessons from Eagles’ win in Pointe Noire

4 lessons from Eagles’ win in Pointe Noire

ENYEAMA REMAINS EAGLES' SAFEST HANDVincent Enyeama justified the extra hours of massaging and physiotherapy from the Super Eagles medical staff to shrug off a niggling shoulder injury after putting up a commanding performance against Congo in Pointe Noire.The Lille of France numero uno saved everything thrown at him when called to action, like:His 2nd-minute save that ricocheted off Egwuekwe's shin.His [...]

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    66 South African victims of Synagogue tragedy flown home

66 South African victims of Synagogue tragedy flown home

The bodies of 66 South African victims of the Synagogue building collapse have been handed over to a South African official, to be taken home.The remains were collected from the Mainland Hospital, Yaba and the Isolo General Hospital, Isolo on Saturday.A correspondent of NAN, who was at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, reported that the bodies were seen being loaded into three [...]

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    South Africa ‘not worried’ about Ebola ahead of Nigeria trip

South Africa ‘not worried’ about Ebola ahead of Nigeria trip

Dominic Chimhavi, South Africa Football Association (SAFA) head of communications, says there are no health concerns for Bafana Bafana ahead of next week's trip to Nigeria.The fear of an outbreak of the Ebola virus was the reason Morocco relinquished their hosting right for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) but Chimhavi does not exercise such fears, saying there have been [...]

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    Zuma’s corruption saga tears South African parliament apart

Zuma’s corruption saga tears South African parliament apart

There was tension at the South African parliament on Thursday, as lawmakers from opposition parties disrupted the plenary sitting.Baleka Mbete, the speaker, had attempted to bar the opposition from tabling motions relating to the allegations of corruption involving President Jacob Zuma.Zuma is presently being investigated for allegedly using the sum of $23 million to refurbish his homestead at Nkandla, a community [...]

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    South Africa eager to nail AFCON place before Nigeria game

South Africa eager to nail AFCON place before Nigeria game

South Africa midfielder Dean Furman is determined to get all three points against Sudan that will guarantee qualification for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and avoid a win-or-bust scenario against Nigeria on November 19.Bafana Bafana beat Sudan at Omdurman and naturally, Furman is eager for a repeat performance at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday and get the job [...]

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    Oboabona ‘100% sure’ of AFCON qualification

Oboabona ‘100% sure’ of AFCON qualification

Super Eagles defender Godfrey Oboabona is confident that the team would secure a place in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite their current position on the log.Nigeria are in third place behind Congo and South Africa – the two countries they must beat in their next games to ensure a mathematical chance of qualification – but the Caykur Rizespor of [...]

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    ‘Nothing like friendly’ when Ghana takes on Nigeria

‘Nothing like friendly’ when Ghana takes on Nigeria

Home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria tackle Ghana U-23 team in a friendly match in Uyo on Friday, but coach of the visitors, Malik Jabir, has revealed that it is never a friendly affair whenever Nigeria meets Ghana.Jabir, the former technical director of Kano Pillars, expects a fiery encounter despite both sides not fielding their key players.“We are taking this [...]

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    Keshi invites Ikechukwu Uche… finally

Keshi invites Ikechukwu Uche… finally

Stephen Keshi has called up Ikechukwu Uche and 24 other players for the win-or-bust 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo and South Africa.Uche, who had a public spat with Keshi, is returning to the team since he last played in 2013.Tony Edjomari, Nasarawa United midfielder, has been given his first senior-team opportunity.Home-based defender Solomon Kwambe also returns, as [...]

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    Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Nigeria’s $15m returned, says South Africa

Lulu Louis Mnguni, the South African ambassador to Nigeria, confirmed to the press on Friday that Nigeria has received the $15m seized by South African authorities in connection with two arms deals.Mnguni also reacted to the Synagogue collapse and its effect on the relationship between the two countries, saying they had come a long way and the collapse could only [...]

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    Ahmed Musa dedicates brace to Keshi

Ahmed Musa dedicates brace to Keshi

Super Eagles two-goal hero, Ahmed Musa, has dedicated his brace against Sudan to Stephen Keshi.The winger scored two goals in the 3-1 at Abuja national stadium, which saw Nigeria claim their first win in Group A in the AFCON 2015 qualifiers.But the 22-year-old is sad to see the Big Boss shown the door.“Yes, my brace is for him, sad to [...]

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    Pinnick: Keshi was sacked to remain a hero

Pinnick: Keshi was sacked to remain a hero

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), say Stephen Keshi was relieved of his job so as to maintain his hero status in Nigeria football.The new board sacked Keshi on Thursday despite his side's 3-1 win against Sudan that gave Nigeria a mathematical chance of qualifying for AFCON 2015.During the match at the Abuja national stadium, soccer fans called for [...]

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    Emenike the new Heskey? 4 questions after Nigeria, Sudan

Emenike the new Heskey? 4 questions after Nigeria, Sudan

HAS EMENIKE METAMORPHOSED INTO HESKEY? It seems Emile Heskey, the first non-scoring striker, has resurrected and now goes by the name Emmanuel Emenike.The duo could well go as twins – in looks, built and style of play – but that’s not where the similarities end.Heskey retired from international football after the 2010 World Cup but his 11 years involvement with England [...]

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    South Africa: We will return Nigeria’s $15m

South Africa: We will return Nigeria’s $15m

The South African government has expressed readiness to return seized funds totalling $15 million, belonging to Nigeria and purportedly meant for arms purchase, saying it was only interested in due process.Lulu Mnguni, South African ambassador to Nigeria, made the disclosure on Africa Independent Television (AIT) news programme on Tuesday night. He said his country was willing to resolve to discuss [...]

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