Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Arsenal’s EPL target is top four, says Iwobi

Arsenal’s EPL target is top four, says Iwobi

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi says Arsenal drive of getting to the top four spot in the English Premier League is as realistic as winning the Europa League.The Arsene Wenger tutored side are eight points off the Champions League slot and currently sixth on the EPL table, with 45 points.In an interview with UK Mirror, he said "We have to [...]

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    Lokomotiv Plovdiv unveil Steven Eze, CHAN Eagles defender

Lokomotiv Plovdiv unveil Steven Eze, CHAN Eagles defender

Nigerian defender Steven Eze has been unveiled by Bulgarian clubside Lokomotiv Plovdiv.The former Kano Pillars player signed for the Bulgarian top side while on duty with the CHAN Eagles in Morocco last month.The 23-year-old has promised to make a difference for Lokomotiv in their quest for a Bulgarian title."I am happy to be a part of a big club like [...]

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    Nigeria’s World Cup opponents rise to No. 18 in FIFA ranking

Nigeria’s World Cup opponents rise to No. 18 in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 51 to 52 in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday -- but their World Cup opponents, Iceland, are now at an all-time high of No. 18.On a brighter note, the three-time African champions climbed two spots up from nine to seven in the continental ranking.The fortune of [...]

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    Fortun Sittard take Oliseh to Dutch FA, demands proof of ‘illegal activities’

Fortun Sittard take Oliseh to Dutch FA, demands proof of ‘illegal activities’

Hours after the suspension of Sunday Oliseh as the manager of Dutch second division club, Fortuna Sittard, its management has vowed to institute legal actions against him for alleging illegal activities.Fortuna Sittard, in a statement on its website, said the club side will present the case to the arbitration committee of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) in a bid [...]

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    NFF told Ahmed Musa to move out of Leicester, says Pinnick

NFF told Ahmed Musa to move out of Leicester, says Pinnick

Amaju Pinnick says the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) played a role in the return of Ahmed Musa to CSKA Moscow on loan.The forward recently rejoined the Russia-based team from Leicester. He will be there until the end of the season.The NFF president said the glass house is involved in "every major movement" of Nigerian players abroad."We just don't maintain a [...]

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    Oliseh: I was suspended for opposing ‘illegality’

Oliseh: I was suspended for opposing ‘illegality’

Sunday Oliseh has confirmed his exit from Foruna Sittard with claims that his refusal to take part in fraudulent activities at the club led to his suspension.The Dutch club side in a statement on Wednesday said they parted ways with Oliseh over actions not related to on-field performance.Oliseh, in a tweet, confirmed his exit, stating: "I confirm: Due to my [...]

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    Dutch club fire Sunday Oliseh

Dutch club fire Sunday Oliseh

Fortuna Sittard, second division Dutch club, has fired Sunday Oliseh, former Super Eagles coach.The management of the club said it took the decision over actions "not related to on-field performance".Fortuna Sittard said his relationship with other personnel at the club left them with no choice but to let him go.“Fortuna Sittard immediately relieves Sunday Oliseh of his duties,” the club announced in [...]

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    Isaac Success joins Malaga on loan

Isaac Success joins Malaga on loan

Watford FC winger Isaac Success has joined Málaga CF on loan until the end of the season.Watford made the announcement on its official website on Wednesday.The Nigerian forward, who arrived Watford on July 1, 2016 for a club record fee of £12.5 million, has scored only one goal for the club.Success has made only one appearance this season owing to [...]

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    Another FA Cup brace for Iheanacho as Leicester secure emphatic victory

Another FA Cup brace for Iheanacho as Leicester secure emphatic victory

Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho scored a brace as Leicester City defeated Peterborough United 5-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.It was an entertaining first half for Leicester City as Fousseni Diabate gave them the lead very early in the game.Diabete, who was making his debut for Leicester, stabbed the ball home with his left foot in the ninth minute.Iheanacho [...]

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    Eagles can become first African team to reach World Cup semi-final, says Musa

Eagles can become first African team to reach World Cup semi-final, says Musa

Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles are determined to become the first African team to make the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup.Musa caught the eye at the 2014 World Cup, scoring a brace in Nigeria's 3-2 loss to Argentina.The Leicester City player says he hopes to be one of those lucky enough to make Gernot Rohr's final World Cup list."We [...]

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    Iheanacho: I’m happy to be scoring… I want to win the FA Cup

Iheanacho: I’m happy to be scoring… I want to win the FA Cup

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho says he's delighted to be scoring in the English FA Cup and hopes to win the tournament with Leicester City.Iheanacho scored twice as Leicester defeated Fleetwood Town in the third round of the FA Cup.The striker said he would like to emulate the heroics of Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo in the tournament."I think [...]

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    Super Eagles to get World Cup allowances in March, says Dalung

Super Eagles to get World Cup allowances in March, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says the World Cup allowances of the Super Eagles will be paid in March, three months before the tournament begins.He said it is imperative to pay the allowances upfront to boost the confidence of the Nigerian team.Dalung made this known Tuesday after the 2018 budget defence before the house of representatives committee on [...]

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    Keshi honoured with Google doodle on posthumous birthday

Keshi honoured with Google doodle on posthumous birthday

Stephen Keshi, former Super Eagles captain and coach, has been honoured with a Google doodle on his posthumous birthday.Keshi, who would have clocked 56 today, excelled as an influential captain for the Eagles and also achieved a lot as a coach.Nicknamed 'Big Boss', Keshi had 64 international caps as a player. His international debut was a friendly match against Upper [...]

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    Leon Balogun: When Keshi called me his son, I knew my international career had started

Leon Balogun: When Keshi called me his son, I knew my international career had started

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun says the late Stephen Keshi helped kickstart his international career.Balogun said an unexpected phone call from Keshi served as the catalyst for his membership of the Eagles team.The defender, who is of mixed nationality, said playing for Germany was not an option because there were many players that were "ahead of me".In an interview with [...]

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    Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Eagles' pre-World Cup programme ahead of the tournament in Russia.The NFF made the announcement on Wednesday during a sponsorship agreement signing with Coca-Cola in Lagos.The Super Eagles will play Congo on May 28 in Abuja before the warm-up game against the Three Lions of England on June 2 at Wembley Stadium.The [...]

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    Iheanacho makes history, nets brace on return to action

Iheanacho makes history, nets brace on return to action

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho ended his goal drought in a rare start for Leicester City on Tuesday night.The Nigerian also scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the video assistant referee (VAR) as Leicester City advanced in the English FA Cup.Iheanacho bagged a brace in the 2-0 win against League One outfit Fleetwood Town.The 21-year-old [...]

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