Sunday, October 20, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    INTERVIEW: I ignore food when I fail to score goals, says Nigeria’s Tayo Saliu

INTERVIEW: I ignore food when I fail to score goals, says Nigeria’s Tayo Saliu

Tayo Saliu, a Nigerian footballer who plies his trade with Malmo FC, Swedish club side, says he rejects food when he does not score during any match he plays in.In an interview with TheCable, Saliu, who is yet to put on the country's jersey, opened up on his journey from the nation's league and why he is called "the lion".The beast, [...]

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    ‘Eagles played PSG, Man City, Barca and Liverpool’ — Twitter reactions to Nigeria-Brazil friendly

‘Eagles played PSG, Man City, Barca and Liverpool’ — Twitter reactions to Nigeria-Brazil friendly

The Nigerian Twittersphere  is currently abuzz after the Super Eagles held the Samba Boys of Brazil to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.The international friendly game took place at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang.Joe Aribo gave the Super Eagles the lead in the 35th minute but Real Madrid's Casemiro equalised three minute into the second half.The moment the game ended, quite a [...]

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    Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Aribo scores as Super Eagles play out 1-1 draw with Brazil

Super Eagles of Nigeria held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in an international friend game at the Singapore national stadium, Kallang on Sunday.The Eagles endured early time of pressure from the Brazilian side with their 4-3-3 formation.Gernot Rohr’s side had finished third at this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations, losing in the semi-finals to Algeria, who went on to beat [...]

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    Nigeria lose out as England name Tammy Abraham, Tomori in Euro qualifiers squad

Nigeria lose out as England name Tammy Abraham, Tomori in Euro qualifiers squad

Chelsea duo of Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori have been called up by England for the 2020 Euro qualifiers.Gareth Southgate's Three Lions side will take on the Czech Republic away on October 11, before travelling to Bulgaria three days later.Abraham and Tomori have had great performances with Chelsea since the start of the 2019/20 English Premier League season.Abraham has scored [...]

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    ‘Abeg comot for road’ — Arsenal celebrate Nigeria’s independence anniversary in pidgin

‘Abeg comot for road’ — Arsenal celebrate Nigeria’s independence anniversary in pidgin

Arsenal football club, Everton and many others have taken to social media to celebrate Nigeria as the country marks its 59th independence anniversary.Arsenal shared a picture of Nwankwo Kanu, former Super Eagles captain, wearing the green national jersey with the north London club insignia at the background on their official Twitter handle.The English side also adopted the pidgin English language as [...]

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    Tammy Abraham set to accept England over Nigeria

Tammy Abraham set to accept England over Nigeria

Nigeria is set to miss out on the services of Tammy Abraham, Chelsea football star, as he is rumoured to be on the verge to pledge his allegiance to England.According to Telegraph UK, Gareth Southgate, England's head coach, has shown interest for the in-form striker with respect to the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.The 21-year-old talented [...]

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    Brazil, Nigeria’s friendly match will be explosive, says Kanu

Brazil, Nigeria’s friendly match will be explosive, says Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu, former Super Eagles captain, says the October 13 friendly match between Brazil and Nigeria is going to be like a war between both sides.The former Arsenal forward told TheCable in Lagos on Monday.The two teams are expected to lock horns in a match billed to take place at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang.The Eagles last engaged the Samba [...]

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    Akpeyi, Collins, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Collins, Ndidi…TheCable’s team of the week

Some Super Eagles players have made our team of the week due to their outstanding performances in a weekend of high drama, exciting comebacks and fabulous goals across the globe.Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s team of the week:Daniel AkpeyiKaizer Chiefs continued their good run thanks to their net minder. He came and won all Amazulu's crosses and [...]

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    Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Azeez is ‘happy to be back’ as Rohr names squad for Brazil clash

Five years after his first invitation to the Super Eagles, Ramon Azeez has made Gernot Rohr's 23-man list for the international friendly match with Brazil in Singapore.Rohr's boys will take on five-time world champions on Sunday, October 13 at the Singapore national stadium in Kallang.Kenneth Omeruo, Abdullahi Shehu and Chidozie Awaziem are back from injury, otherwise, the squad is largely unchanged from [...]

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    Chukwueze, Dele-Ashiru nominated for 2019 Golden Boy award

Chukwueze, Dele-Ashiru nominated for 2019 Golden Boy award

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, and Tom Dele-Ashiru, Flying Eagles midfielder, have been named in the 40-man list of nominees for the 2019 Golden Boy award.The annual award organised by Tuttosport, an Italian newspaper, recognises the most outstanding player in Europe under the age of 21.One of the criteria for nomination is that the players nominated must be playing in top [...]

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    ‘I am on my own’ — Siasia begs FG to rescue mother from abductors

‘I am on my own’ — Siasia begs FG to rescue mother from abductors

Samson Siasia, a former Super Eagles player and coach, says he feels abandoned by the federal government after his mother's kidnap.TheCable had reported on July 15 that Ogere Betty was kidnapped at her Odoni residence in Sagbama, Bayelsa state.The 76-year-old previously been kidnapped in November 2015 and regained her freedom 13 days later.Siasia told TheCable that he is disappointed in Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa [...]

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    Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

Aribo, Ajayi, Chukwueze… TheCable’s team of the week

After another exciting weekend of football, TheCable selects the best XI of Nigerian players in action across the globe.Sylvester Igboun and Junior Ajayi lead in the attack which has Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets' gaffer, as its coach.The team also include Ramon Azeez, Joe Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi and Kenneth Omeruo.Francis UzohoThe Deportivo La Coruna loanee kept Omonia Nicosia in the [...]

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    Brazil coach names Neymar, Coutinho, Alves for Super Eagles friendly

Brazil coach names Neymar, Coutinho, Alves for Super Eagles friendly

Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, Brazil's head coach commonly referred to as Tite, has listed players like Neymar, Dani Alves and Roberto Firmino as the likely players for the friendly match with Super Eagles.The Eagles versus Brazil international friendly is billed to take place at the Singapore National Stadium at 5am Nigerian time on October 13.Top on Tite's killer squad for the friendly [...]

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    FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

FIFA rankings: Nigeria drops a spot on the globe, remains 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 33 to 34 in FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings.According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles also maintained its 3rd position in the continent.The Gernot Rohr-inspired team moved from its August points of 1481 to 1482 in September.In July, the Nigerian national team won the bronze [...]

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    NFF spokesman: Salisu Yusuf’s reinstatement is subject to exco’s decision

NFF spokesman: Salisu Yusuf’s reinstatement is subject to exco’s decision

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that Salisu Yusuf, chief coach of the Super Eagles, has served his one-year suspension for bribery.Ademola Olajire, NFF's director of communications, however, told TheCable that the federation is yet to reinstate Salisu as the chief coach of the Super Eagles because his "reinstatement is subject to decision of the executive committee (exco)"."Salisu reinstatement [...]

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    Rohr loses mum at 97

Rohr loses mum at 97

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has taken to social media to commiserate with Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, who lost his mother to the cold hands of death.Elisabeth Rohr passed away at the age of 97.The country's football authority took to its Twitter page on Thursday to break the sad news."We commiserate with @NGSuperEagles Head coach, Mr Gernot Rohr who just [...]

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