Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    World Cup: Ex-Eagles warn against over-confidence, shoddy preparation

World Cup: Ex-Eagles warn against over-confidence, shoddy preparation

Ex-Nigerian internationals have warned the Super Eagles against underrating their opponents at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The Super Eagles are drawn alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D.Etim Esin, former Super Eagles striker, said a World Cup clash with Argentina will be tougher than the friendly match where Nigeria emerged victorious."Argentina again? Argentina again? That was my scary side. [...]

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    Rohr: Martins scoring a lot of goals, Eagles door open to him

Rohr: Martins scoring a lot of goals, Eagles door open to him

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says Obafemi Martins stands a chance of being included in his World Cup plans if he maintains his scoring form.Rohr told KweseESPN that he is willing to add Martins to his squad to increase his striking options."Yes, the door is open to all our best players, including Martins," Rohr said."He is scoring a lot [...]

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    Nigeria to host 2018 FIFA executive summit

Nigeria to host 2018 FIFA executive summit

FIFA will hold its 2018 executive football summit in Lagos, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said.Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, told TheCable that the February 20 summit will take place at the EKO Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island."This is a very important event on the FIFA calendar," Pinnick said."That Nigeria is deemed good enough to be among the 12 countries [...]

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    NFF on Rohr’s new contract: He has done very well

NFF on Rohr’s new contract: He has done very well

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr was given a new two-year contract because of his good performance.Rohr, signed by the NFF in August 2016, has met one of the conditions of his contract, which is to qualify the Super Eagles for a sixth FIFA World Cup. "We have decided to confront head-on any [...]

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    CAF to use video assistant referee at CHAN 2018

CAF to use video assistant referee at CHAN 2018

The Confederation of African Football has said it will use a video assistant referee (VAR) during the 2018 Total African Nations Championship in Morocco.This was announced by the continental football body on Tuesday following a meeting by its referee's' committee in Cairo.The VAR was first used in Japan at the 2016 Club World Cup.It was also tested at the 2017 [...]

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    We consulted Wenger before Rohr was appointed, says Pinnick

We consulted Wenger before Rohr was appointed, says Pinnick

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has disclosed that it consulted several coaches before employing Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles coach.One of those coaches was Arsene Wenger, manager of Arsenal FC, according to Amaju Pinnick, NFF president.Rohr has been praised for qualifying Nigeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a game to spare.The French-German recently led the Eagles to a [...]

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    Michael Emenalo joins Monaco as sporting director

Michael Emenalo joins Monaco as sporting director

Former Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo has been named the sporting director of Monaco.Emenalo, 52, resigned from his position at Stamford Bridge three weeks ago.The Nigerian described his move as the "right choice"."Vadim Vasilyev convinced me to join AS Monaco and I believe this is the right choice for me after my decision to leave Chelsea," he said."It’s a wonderful opportunity [...]

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    Eagles, Falconets, Rohr, Oshoala earn CAF awards nominations

Eagles, Falconets, Rohr, Oshoala earn CAF awards nominations

Gernot Rohr has been nominated for coach of the year by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).The Super Eagles of Nigeria were nominated for national team of the year.CAF announced the nominations for the 2017 Aiteo CAF award on Monday.Super Falcons striker, Asisat Oshoala, is among the nominees for the best women's player award while Nigeria's U20 women national team, Falconets, [...]

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    NFF extends Rohr’s contract by two years

NFF extends Rohr’s contract by two years

The Nigeria Football Federation has extended the contract of Gernor Rohr, Super Eagles' technical adviser, by two years.Amaju Pinnick, president of the association, announced this at the launch of shortcode *1945# ceremony for 2018 Russia World Cup.The event took place in Lagos on Monday.Rohr signed a two-year deal in 2015.Pinnick said 100 Nigerian football fans would be sponsored to the [...]

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    3SC declares Faleye, its player, missing

3SC declares Faleye, its player, missing

The management of the Shooting Stars football club, 3SC has declared one of its players, Sunday Faleye, missing following his failure to show up at training since the beginning of the month.In a statement made available to TheCable, the club's team manager, Dimeji Lawal, said Faleye absconded without any recourse to getting back to the club.Lawal, however, declared that Faleye [...]

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    Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires from football on 35th birthday

Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires from football on 35th birthday

Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from football on his 35th birthday.The former Everton FC striker made the announcement on Wednesday.Aiyegbeni made 250 appearances in the English Premier League, playing for Everton FC, Middlesborough FC, Portsmouth FC, and Blackburn.The striker left League Two side, Coventry City, in April after only three appearances.He made four African Cup of Nations appearances for Nigeria and [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I learnt how to score headers from watching Mutiu Adepoju, says Sophia Omidiji

INTERVIEW: I learnt how to score headers from watching Mutiu Adepoju, says Sophia Omidiji

Sophia Omidiji, a football prodigy born to a Nigerian father and American mother, was recently invited to the squad of the Nigeria U-20 female team.The midfielder who plays for Dutch division one club S.B.V Excelsior is regarded as one of the best young talents in women's football.Playing for PSV Eindhoven in the 2015/2016 season, Sophia scored 18 goals in 20 [...]

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    Wenger: Iwobi is a pleasure to work with… the boy loves football

Wenger: Iwobi is a pleasure to work with… the boy loves football

Arsene Wenger, Arsenal FC manager, has praised Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi over the improvement in his game.He said the Nigerian striker's love of football makes him a "pleasure to work with".Wenger said Iwobi, who scored the goal that qualified Nigeria for the FIFA 2018 World Cup, is getting better in all aspects of his game, especially in the goalscoring [...]

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    Pillars, Bulls qualify for FIBA Africa Club Championship

Pillars, Bulls qualify for FIBA Africa Club Championship

Kano Pillars and Gombe Bulls have qualified for the 2017 FIBA Africa Club Championship.The two Nigerian clubs will represent the zone in Tunisia.Both sides qualified after emerging the best in a competition hosted by the Nigeria Basketball Federation from November 11 to 18 in Lagos.Kano Pillars were unbeaten in the five games played against Gombe Bulls, ASPAC of Benin Republic, [...]

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    Iheanacho, Ndidi feature as Leicester lose to City

Iheanacho, Ndidi feature as Leicester lose to City

Manchester City defeated Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.Manchester City continued their domination of English Premier League as Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi could do little to stop the in-form side.Gabriel Jesus put City ahead in the 45th minute while Kevin De Bruyne scored from 25 yards out to extend City's lead in the 49th minute.Iheanacho [...]

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    CHAN 2018: Nigeria to face Rwanda, Libya, Guinea

CHAN 2018: Nigeria to face Rwanda, Libya, Guinea

The home-based Super Eagles have been drawn in Group C for the 2018 Total African Nations Championship.Nigeria will face Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea and Libya.Morocco, the host nation, are in Group A alongside Guinea, Sudan and Mauritania.Ivory Coast, Zambia, Uganda and Namibia are in Group B while Group D has Angola, Cameroon, Congo and Burkina Faso.https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/931623522660524032CHAN 2018 will run from January [...]

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