Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Chukwueze, Ndidi, Igboun… TheCable’s team of the week

Chukwueze, Ndidi, Igboun… TheCable’s team of the week

With brilliant and scintillating football matches across the globe over the weekend, some Nigerians went from zero to hero, some absent from action and some performed below par.Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s team of the week:Austin EjideWhen Hapoel Hadera needed someone to help them navigate past Sektzia Nes Tziona in the Toto Cup, it was Austin [...]

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    Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Siasia cannot speak on FIFA ban… he’s still dealing with his mother’s kidnap, says aide

Opukiri Jones Ere, media aide to Samson Siasia, says the embattled former Super Eagles coach's lawyer will look into the recent FIFA's life ban handed to him.Siasia who expressed shock over his ban by FIFA and called for a press conference was unavoidably absent on Saturday to clear the air surrounding the issue.Ere said the Olympic silver and bronze medal-winning [...]

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    FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

FIFA bans Siasia for life over bribe, match manipulation

Samson Siasia has been banned for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches.The former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach has been banned from all football-related activities over attempts to rig matches at international level.The world football's governing body said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson [...]

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    Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Akpeyi dropped, Iheanacho picked as Rohr invites 23 for Ukraine friendly

Gernot Rohr has called up Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Alex Iwobi, twenty others for the Super Eagles’ international friendly with the Ukraine senior national team.The international friendly match is scheduled to take place at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.Tyronne Ebuehi, who missed the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals due to injury, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, Kelechi Iheanacho who [...]

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    Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Chelsea cut asking price by €2.5m as Omeruo joins Leganes

Kenneth Omeruo, Super Eagles defence stalwart, has penned a five-year deal with Spanish La Liga side, Leganes.Chelsea lowered the initial €7 million asking price to €4.5m for the center-back before, Chelsea official website confirmed on Tuesday night.“We would like to thank Kenneth for his service and wish him all the best for the future,” the club statement said.The 25-year-old spent [...]

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    Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Iwobi: Everton’s offer too good to turn down

Alex Iwobi has opened up on how speaking with Marco Silva and Marcel Brands, Everton's coach and director of football, convinced him to join the Toffees in the summer transfer window.In an interview on Everton TV, the Super Eagles forward admitted that what Silva and Brands offered him was too good to be turned down.The Merseyside club completed a post-deadline deal to [...]

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    Onyekuru joins Ikpeba’s former club, AS Monaco, in €20m deal

Onyekuru joins Ikpeba’s former club, AS Monaco, in €20m deal

Super Eagles forward, Henry Onyekuru, has completed a five-year contract deal to Victor Ikpeba's former French Ligue 1 side, AS Monaco.He completed a €20 million fee from Everton FC to the Leonardo Jardim's coach side, the club website announced.Onyekuru move to Monaco became imminent as the club lost its opening game of the new Ligue Un season 3-0 at home [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Who will replace Odion Ighalo as Super Eagles’ Rashidi Yekini?

ANALYSIS: Who will replace Odion Ighalo as Super Eagles’ Rashidi Yekini?

You must have remembered legendary Rashidi Yekini after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) -- thanks to one man, Odion Ighalo.Odion drew the curtain on his international career at the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after emerging top scorer -- equalling Yekini's record of a five-goal AFCON golden boot.Luckily for the Super Eagles there is plenty [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Real reason Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton

EXCLUSIVE: Real reason Iwobi left Arsenal for Everton

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles' forward, left Arsenal for Everton because of his desire to play his preferred position of central midfield, TheCable has been informed.A member of Iwobi's family told TheCable that Iwobi also had no choice but to leave the north London club so as to get a regular playing time with the Toffees."He left because of his desire [...]

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    Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m bid for Iwobi hours before transfer deadline

Arsenal reject Everton’s £30m bid for Iwobi hours before transfer deadline

Just about 24 hours to the end of the summer transfer window, Arsenal Football Club has rejected £30 million bid for Super Eagles' Alex Iwobi by Everton.Everton turned attention to the Nigerian international after being priced out of a move for Wilfried Zaha and Watford Abdoulaye Doucoure.Arsenal are believed to be open to selling Iwobi before Thursday’s deadline if there is an [...]

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    Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, signs with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, has signed with Roc Nation Sports (RNS), a management firm founded by Shawn 'JAY-Z' Carter.RNS, which is the sports management division of Roc Nation, took to its social media outlets to announce the partnership on Thursday.The sports firm said it has entered a partnership with '10 Management' to manage the affairs of Chukwueze."Today Roc Nation Sports [...]

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    Osimhen pens five-year deal with Enyeama’s former club, Lille

Osimhen pens five-year deal with Enyeama’s former club, Lille

Super Eagles forward, Victor Osimhen, has signed a five-year deal with Vincent Enyeama's former club, Lille of France.Osimhen moved from Sporting Charleroi of Belgium to Lille in a deal worth €12 million plus €3 million add-ons.The 20-year old whose contract runs till 2024 will wear the number 7 jersey, according to Lille's website.The club official Twitter handle unveiled the signing [...]

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    Like Otedola, Dangote redeems AFCON $50K per goal pledge to Eagles

Like Otedola, Dangote redeems AFCON $50K per goal pledge to Eagles

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, has redeemed his pledge of $50,000 per goal to the Super Eagles.This is coming days after Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman and former chairman of Forte Oil PLC, fulfilled his pledge to give the Nigerian team the sum of $25,000 per goal at the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The duo had made the [...]

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    Otedola fulfils AFCON $25K per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Otedola fulfils AFCON $25K per goal pledge to Super Eagles

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has fulfilled his $25,000 per goal pledge to the Super Eagles.Otedola had pledged the sum of $25,000 for each goal scored by the Eagles during the just concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).He made the promise alongside Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, who doubles as Africa's richest man, before the Eagles' semi final clash against Algeria [...]

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    Onyekuru, Super Eagles winger, weds in Benin

Onyekuru, Super Eagles winger, weds in Benin

Henry Onyekuru, Super Eagles winger, got married to Esty, his long-time partner, in Benin, Edo state capital, on Saturday.Some of his teammates in the national team stormed Benin for the elaborate wedding.In attendance were Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Jamilu Collins and John Ogu.The national team also showed support for Galatasary's player on social media."Our @henryconyekuru got eye not [...]

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    Nigeria moves up 12 spots on FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world

Nigeria moves up 12 spots on FIFA ranking, now 33rd in the world

Six days after the end of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Nigeria moved twelve spots up from 45th to 33rd in FIFA's latest rankings.According to the rankings released on Friday by the world footballing body, the Super Eagles maintain its 3rd position in the continent.The Super Eagles moved from its June points of 1433 to 1481.The Eagles won [...]

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