Monday, September 24, 2018

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    Rohr hails Eagles after winning ‘most difficult game’

Rohr hails Eagles after winning ‘most difficult game’

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr praised his charges for overcoming Zambia’s Chipolopolo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup."It was a very difficult game, in fact, the most difficult for us in the qualifying series because of what was at stake, because we knew a win would take us there and we were eager to finish it off," [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I’d like to play in the World Cup again, says Ramon Azeez

INTERVIEW: I’d like to play in the World Cup again, says Ramon Azeez

When the Super Eagles list for the 2014 FIFA World Cup was made public, many Nigerians were surprised by the inclusion of Ramon Azeez, because prior to that time, he was largely unknown.Many did not know that Azeez was playing regularly for Almeria in the La Liga before the World Cup but during the tournament, he made a decent appearance in [...]

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    Nigeria vs Zambia: The talking will be done on the pitch, says Mikel

Nigeria vs Zambia: The talking will be done on the pitch, says Mikel

Super Eagles captain Mikel John Obi has said the players need not say much ahead of Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Zambia’s Chipolopolo.The encounter will determine the swing of Africa’s Group B ticket to football’s biggest party in Russia next summer.“The talking will be done on the pitch," Mikel said."I have no doubt we have the quality to [...]

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    Aruna Quadri tops seeding list for Polish Open

Aruna Quadri tops seeding list for Polish Open

Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri has been seeded number one in the 32-man seeding list released for the ITTF Challenge ‘Polish Open’.The tournament serves off on Thursday, October 6 in Warsaw, Poland.Quadri who lifted the Portuguese Super Cup with Sporting at the weekend is joined on the seeding list by his club side teammate, Joao Monteiro.Hong Kong's Ho Kwan Kit and Jiang [...]

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    Rohr: Why I keep inviting Musa despite not playing in Leicester’s first team

Rohr: Why I keep inviting Musa despite not playing in Leicester’s first team

Ahmed Musa's "positive attitude" and his regular presence in the second team of Leicester FC have earned him a consistent call-up to the Super Eagles squad, coach Gernot Rohr has said.Rohr revealed this to TheCable while explaining his logic for sticking with most of his squad from the last two games against Cameroon.He said: "For your information, Ahmed Musa is [...]

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    ‘Zambia will shock Nigeria in Uyo’

‘Zambia will shock Nigeria in Uyo’

Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya has said the Chipolopolo will upset Nigeria's Super Eagles in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.The former Zambian Football Association president said his country's loss to Nigeria in the first meeting will have no bearing on the game as the team has since grown in confidence."I have always had great respect for the Super [...]

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    Holyfield backs ‘complete’ Joshua to defeat Wilder

Holyfield backs ‘complete’ Joshua to defeat Wilder

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield says he's certain Anthony Joshua will defeat Deontay Wilder to continue his march towards becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.Holyfield, who won the world boxing titles multiple times, says Joshua's ability to come back from a knockdown to still defeat an experienced boxer like Wladimir Klitschko makes him "a complete fighter"."I do think Joshua [...]

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    Rohr: Super Eagles must not underrate Zambia… it won’t be an easy game

Rohr: Super Eagles must not underrate Zambia… it won’t be an easy game

A few days to the all-important 2018 World Cup qualification game against Zambia, Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr is preaching caution.The Super Eagles gaffer says he's very optimistic of Nigeria's victory but said it will be foolhardy to underrate the Zambians."There is no pressure, we must not underrate the team of Zambia. I know that out here, everyone thinks [...]

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    FIFA fines Nigeria for pitch invasion during World Cup qualifier

FIFA fines Nigeria for pitch invasion during World Cup qualifier

World soccer ruling body FIFA has fined Nigeria 30,000 Swiss Francs (N11,049,557) for its fans' breach of security during a World Cup qualifying match.The game took place on September 1 at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom where Nigeria defeated Cameroon 4-0.According to the information on the FIFA website, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 of the FBC FIFA [...]

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    I don’t think I’m the most gifted boxer, says Joshua

I don’t think I’m the most gifted boxer, says Joshua

Anthony Joshua, world heavyweight champion, does not believe he is the most gifted boxer in the world.In an interview with Skysports, the 2012 Olympic boxing champion said his heart, not his talent, has brought him this far."I don't think I'm the most gifted - but when you see me fight I think you see my heart," he said."I wear my heart [...]

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    Iwobi: I must put in more effort to play regularly at Arsenal

Iwobi: I must put in more effort to play regularly at Arsenal

Arsenal FC of England midfield star Alex Iwobi says he has no choice but to do more as a midfielder if he would play regularly in his club.In an interview with Evening standard, Iwobi said the coaches were right in overlooking him to start games, because there were other players who were more committed.“It was hard but something I had to [...]

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    Nigeria vs Zambia: We must secure Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo, says Mikel

Nigeria vs Zambia: We must secure Russia 2018 ticket in Uyo, says Mikel

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel says Nigeria will qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Zambia in Uyo on October 7.Admitting that the Zambian team which defeated Algeria home and away deserve to be respected, Mikel said the Eagles have only one choice and that is to defeat Zambia and book an early place in Russia.“I must admit [...]

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    My dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming a reality, says Quadri

My dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming a reality, says Quadri

Aruna Quadri, Nigerian Table Tennis star, has expressed delight over the opportunity to participate in the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) champions league.Quadri is the first Nigerian to come this far. He has continued to put his country and the continent in the spotlight."I am really so happy that my dream of playing with the best in Europe is becoming [...]

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    I’m jealous of the current set of players, says Okocha

I’m jealous of the current set of players, says Okocha

Austin Okocha, former Super Eagles skipper, says he is jealous of the current set of players.Okocha, who was once African football's most expensive player, said this in an interview with CNN Sports.Fondly referred to as JJ, the skilful player said he felt glad being among the best during his active soccer days.Okocha, who retired from football in 2008.“I am jealous of [...]

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    Ghana thrash Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

Ghana thrash Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

Host nation Ghana defeated Nigeria 4-1 to lift the 2018 West African Football Union trophy at the Cape Coast stadium on Sunday night.The home-based Super Eagles could not replicate their group stage performance against the Ghanaian side.Stephen Sarfo breached the Nigerian defence for the first time in this competition to put the hosts ahead in the 44th minute.Atingha Adae doubled [...]

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    I know how to bring out Joshua’s weaknesses, WBO champion boasts

I know how to bring out Joshua’s weaknesses, WBO champion boasts

New Zealander Joseph Parker says he knows how to bring out the weaknesses of British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua in the ring.Parker, who holds the WBO title, says he will use his knowledge of Joshua's shortcomings to defeat him.The boxer recently extended his unbeaten record to 24 fights, with 18 wins by KO by beating Hughie Fury, cousin of Tyson Fury."I feel [...]

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