Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has dedicated his brace against Libya to his son, Samuel, who will be a year older on Wednesday.The Chanchung Yatai's prolific striker told TheCable after the Eagles defeated Libya 3-2 that he is happy to be back on scoring form."I am dedicating my goals to my son who will be a year older tomorrow," Ighalo said."I am happy [...]

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    Ighalo scores brace as Eagles defeat Mediterranean Knights

Ighalo scores brace as Eagles defeat Mediterranean Knights

Odion Ighalo scored a brace as Nigeria moved to the brink of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification.The Super Eagles are top of Group E with nine points after a hard-fought 3-2 win against Libya.A brace from Ighalo and a well-converted effort by Ahmed Musa allowed Nigeria to overcome a comeback attempt by the Mediterranean Knights.Nigeria began the match [...]

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    Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr has stuck with his winning team for the second leg of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.Hat-trick hero, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi will lead the attack just as they did in the 4-0 drubbing of the North Africans in the first game in Nigeria.Similarly, Ahmed Musa will man the left flank of attack, [...]

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    Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Oghenekaro Etebo, Super Eagles midfielder, says the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against Libya will be the toughest for the team so far.The Stoke midfielder told TheCable that in spite of Libya's loss to Nigeria on Saturday, it will be detrimental to take the North Africans for granted."I think this game is the most important game for us and [...]

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    AFCON: Super Eagles arrive in Tunisia for second test against Libya

AFCON: Super Eagles arrive in Tunisia for second test against Libya

The Super Eagles have arrived Sfax, Tunisia, ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Libya.The three-time African champions departed from Uyo, Akwa Ibom, in the morning and touched down at Sfax Airport at about 4pm local time.The players and team officials subsequently headed to their Zeitouna Hotel abode for a short rest before the commencement of the [...]

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    Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says Odion Ighalo's hat-trick against Libya is the perfect answer to his critics.The Changchun Yatai striker had come under heavy criticism following his below-par performance at the World Cup.But Rohr has continued to invite him for national team engagements.Speaking with TheCable after the Super Eagles thrashed Libya 4-0, Rohr said: "Two days ago one of you [...]

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    Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria defeated Libya 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday.In the early kick-off, South Africa thrashed Seychelles 6-0 in a one-sided affair.Nigeria and Libya were left with no choice but to pick up maximum points in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.The three-time African champions scored their first goal through Odion Ighalo who dispatched his strike [...]

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    Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Shehu, Etebo, Kalu in Nigeria’s starting XI against Libya

Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi will spearhead the Super Eagles' attack in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.The game is a Group E fixture in the qualification race for Cameroon 2019.Captain Ahmed Musa will play on the left side of attack, while Samuel Kalu lines up on the right with Oghenekaro Etebo and Wilfred Ndidi taking [...]

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    Nigeria vs Libya: Eagles ‘condemned’ to win for spot in 2019 AFCON

Nigeria vs Libya: Eagles ‘condemned’ to win for spot in 2019 AFCON

The Super Eagles have a mountain to climb when they take on Group E leaders, Libya, at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.The Mediterranean Knights are at the summit of the group while South Africa is second, Nigeria is third and Seychelles sit in bottom place.The Super Eagles have failed to qualify for the last two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations [...]

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    Onazi out of Libya game after suffering achilles injury

Onazi out of Libya game after suffering achilles injury

Ogenyi Onazi will not feature for the Super Eagles in the Africa Cup of Nation qualifier (AFCON) against Libya due to an achilles injury.Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr disclosed this to TheCable on Friday.Rohr said Onazi got injured during a closed-door training the Eagles had on Thursday."He is injured," Rohr told TheCable."He won't be able to play against Libya tomorrow. [...]

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    Shehu on Libya game: We did it against Cameroon, we can do it again

Shehu on Libya game: We did it against Cameroon, we can do it again

Shehu Abdullahi, Super Eagles player, says Nigeria must defeat Libya to qualify for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).He said although the Eagles will not underrate Libya, they will employ the same strategy used in beating Cameroon to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup."We have to beat them home and away and that's it," Shehu told TheCable."We did it when [...]

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    Eagles will respond to Amrouche’s ‘juju’ claim by beating Libya, says Musa

Eagles will respond to Amrouche’s ‘juju’ claim by beating Libya, says Musa

Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles will on Saturday respond to the allegation that Nigeria uses 'juju' to win matches.Adel Amrouche had made the claim before he resigned as Libya's coach.Reacting, Musa said the Eagles are determined to win the vital Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Medditerean Knights."Before he resigned, he made a statement last time," the Al [...]

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    Rohr: To defeat Libya, Eagles must be very fit

Rohr: To defeat Libya, Eagles must be very fit

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says his team must be "very fit" to beat Libya in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.Rohr said the Super Eagles will prepare for Saturday’s match as they did before playing Cameroon in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in 2017."We have to prepare for the two matches as we did against [...]

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    Amrouche quits as Libya coach ahead of Nigeria clash

Amrouche quits as Libya coach ahead of Nigeria clash

Adel Amrouche has resigned as head coach of the Libyan team ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday.Amrouche, who replaced Omar Al-Maryami’s in May, quit his job after going six months without his salary being paid.According to Alwasat.ly, a Libyan online news outlet, Al-Maryami will lead the Mediterranean Knights out against Nigeria in Uyo.Al-Maryami has [...]

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    Senegal will be first African country to host Youth Olympic Games

Senegal will be first African country to host Youth Olympic Games

Senegal will host the 2022 Youth Olympic Games, the first African country to be given the nod.According to the evaluation commission and the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Senegal presented a visionary, ambitious and technically sound YOG proposal.Thomas Bach, IOC president, said: "Africa is united behind Senegal to host the Youth Olympic Games 2022. With a young population [...]

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    Ighalo, Onazi, Ogu… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Onazi, Ogu… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are:Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera)Hapoel Hadera were strong against Ironi Kiryat Shmona but they won't have kept a clean sheet without the sterling performance of Ejide, who made a host of excellent saves, especially in the second period.Efe Ambrose [...]

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