Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "South Africa"

    Its stalemate for Nigeria and South Africa in Cape Town

Its stalemate for Nigeria and South Africa in Cape Town

South Africa and Nigeria played to a goalless draw in their Group A 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Cape Town Stadium on Wednesday night.The result earns Bafana Bafana second spot in the group on four points, two behind Congo who defeated Sudan earlier in the day to move to six points. Nigeria are third on one point.South [...]

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    Super Eagles face Bafana Bafana in crunch tie

Super Eagles face Bafana Bafana in crunch tie

South Africa and Nigeria will meet Wednesday (7pm Nigerian time) in Cape Town in their second group game towards qualification for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco.Bafana Bafana head into the tie fresh from a 3-0 win over Sudan in Omdurman but will now face a different challenge in the reigning and wounded AFCON champions who lost 3-2 [...]

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    Court of Arbitration rejects Giwa faction’s appeal

Court of Arbitration rejects Giwa faction’s appeal

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected the request by some members of Chris Giwa's group to restrain FIFA from sanctioning Nigeria pending the determination of their appeal.Led by Obinna Ogbahe, the group of eight filed an appeal at the CAS to restrain FIFA from suspending the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the event that persons claiming [...]

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    Keshi: Media misled Nigerians on Uche brothers

Keshi: Media misled Nigerians on Uche brothers

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has laughed off reports that he handed invitations to Ikechukwu Uche and his brother, Kalu for Wednesday’s game against South Africa in Cape Town, saying the media is misleading Nigerians.Keshi had a media spat with the younger of the Uche brothers whom he accused of wanting to be begged before honouring Nigeria’s call – a claim the [...]

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    NFF secretary sure Eagles would bounce back

NFF secretary sure Eagles would bounce back

The general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Barrister Musa Amadu, has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles would bounce back from Saturday’s shock defeat to Congo and qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Morocco.Speaking at the NFF secretariat in Abuja on Monday, Amadu called on football fans to continue supporting the team while not [...]

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    Mashaba: Nigeria a defining moment

Mashaba: Nigeria a defining moment

South Africa’s coach, Shakes Mashaba, believes Wednesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria will be a “defining moment” for his team.Friday’s morale-boosting 3-0 win over Sudan in Omdurman comes against the backdrop of the Under-20 team's qualification – also under Mashaba's guidance – for the CAF Youth Championships that will be played in Senegal next [...]

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    Le Roy: Better tactics helped us defeat Nigeria

Le Roy: Better tactics helped us defeat Nigeria

Claude Le Roy, coach of the Red Devils of Congo, whose side beat Africa champions Nigeria 3-2 win in Calabar, says his side won the tie because they were tactically superior to the Stephen Keshi-led Super Eagles.Le Roy, who confessed before the game that he would be satisfied with just a point, has revealed how better tactics helped his team nick the three [...]

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    AFCON qualifiers: Eagles lose, Cameroon win without Eto’o

AFCON qualifiers: Eagles lose, Cameroon win without Eto’o

Champions Nigeria were handed a shock defeat at the start of the group phase of African Nations Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Cameroon started their post-Samuel Eto’o era with an away win.Other 2014 World Cup teams Algeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast had mixed results after opening the campaign for a place at the AFCON finals in Morocco in January.Burkina Faso, Gabon and [...]

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    Keshi: Eagles condemned to win in South Africa

Keshi: Eagles condemned to win in South Africa

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has said his team are condemned to win in South Africa on Wednesday after the 3-2 home loss to Congo.South Africa top Group A after beating Sudan 3-0 on Friday and they welcome the African champions in Cape Town.Now, Keshi has called on his players to redeem themselves on Wednesday.“It’s football. Brazil lost 7-1 and [...]

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    Congo upsets Super Eagles in Calabar

Congo upsets Super Eagles in Calabar

A goal from Prince Oniangue and two from Thiery Bifouma gave Congo Brazzaville a 3-2 win over the Super Eagles at the U.J Esuene Stadium on Saturday.The Eagles took the lead in the 18th minute through a free kick from Ahmed Musa. Efe Ambrose nodded into the bottom corner of the net after a knockdown from Elderson Echiejile.Congo responded immediately [...]

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    52-year-old Keshi ‘wants to win’ 52nd game against Congo

52-year-old Keshi ‘wants to win’ 52nd game against Congo

At age 52, Stephen Keshi would be leading out Nigeria for the 52nd time for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Congo at the U.J Esuene Stadium in Calabar.Keshi’s reign as Super Eagles’ coach began on November 11, 2011 with a goalless draw in an international friendly against Botswana at the Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.Since then, he [...]

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    Nwofor parts company with Dutch club, VVV Venlo

Nwofor parts company with Dutch club, VVV Venlo

Nigeria striker Uche Nwofor has quit VVV Venlo, according to the Dutch second division club.The club announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the Super Eagles forward to terminate his contract with them.“VVV-Venlo and Uche Nwofor have spoken in recent weeks with each other and the player has indicated that he would like to play at a higher [...]

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    Sean Tizzle out with ‘Rara’

Sean Tizzle out with ‘Rara’

Following the successful release of his sophomore album, The Journey, Sean Tizzle has proved that he is a man on his grind with the release of a brand new single, Rara.Sampling a beat which turned out to be this masterpiece, Sean, during his recent trip to Jo'burg, Cape Town and Midrand in South Africa, linked up with Mozambique’s newest sensation Elputo and [...]

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    Keshi: ‘Impossible’ for me to beg Ik Uche to play for Nigeria

Keshi: ‘Impossible’ for me to beg Ik Uche to play for Nigeria

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has slammed Villarreal’s forward Ikechukwu Uche for asking for an apology before representing the country again.Uche was omitted from Keshi’s squad to Brazil 2014 World Cup and according to the coach, was supposed to be part of the Nations Cup preparatory team currently in Calabar, but the player wanted to be begged.“He was supposed [...]

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    Keshi replaces Enyeama with home-based Obiazor

Keshi replaces Enyeama with home-based Obiazor

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has replaced goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama with El Kanemi Warriors first-choice keeper David Obiazor for the AFCON 2015 qualifiers against Congo DR and South Africa.The Lille goaltender withdrew from the games to attend to family issues and Keshi has wasted no  time in calling up the Nigeria Premier League player.“We have been monitoring the Nigerian league and [...]

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    Enyeama out of Congo, SA games

Enyeama out of Congo, SA games

Super Eagles number one goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, will miss the team’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Congo DR and South Africa to attend to “pressing family issues”.The goalkeeper, who considered quitting the national team after the 2-0 loss to France in Brazil 2014 World Cup, has now withdrawn from the squad for family reasons“I spoke to the coach [...]

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