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    Solaja’s book on Super Eagles unveils ‘hidden facts’ of Nigerian football

Solaja’s book on Super Eagles unveils ‘hidden facts’ of Nigerian football

Nigeria has undoubtedly made major marks in global football with its teams hitting notable milestone as first side outside Europe to win the Olympic games gold medal in 68 years following the exploits of Kanu Nwankwo-led Dream Team of 1996.That is not all. The Nigerian U23 football team also became the first in the world to win gold, silver and [...]

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    Chukwueze: The ‘N98m’ Ferrari doesn’t belong to me… I don’t know how to drive

Chukwueze: The ‘N98m’ Ferrari doesn’t belong to me… I don’t know how to drive

Samuel Chukwueze, Super Eagles winger, has come out to deny ownership of a Ferrari car he was recently spotted posing with some months ago.In September, the Umuahia-born football star had taken to his Instagram page to share photos of him sitting on the car - which is said to be worth a whopping "N98,000,000".The pictures had gone viral on social media and [...]

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    I became a goalkeeper by accident, says Okoye

I became a goalkeeper by accident, says Okoye

Maduka Okoye, Super Eagles shot stopper, says he became a goalkeeper by accident.The 20-year-old German-born Nigerian professional footballer told TheCable that he started out as a striker when he was little but an incident with his club side goalkeeper made him volunteer for the position.Okoye admitted that the decision he took that day changed his career position on the field [...]

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    FULL LIST: Ighalo, Ndidi, Osimhen shortlisted for CAF 2019 awards

FULL LIST: Ighalo, Ndidi, Osimhen shortlisted for CAF 2019 awards

Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi and Victor Osimhen, three Super Eagles stars, have been shortlisted among thirty for the 2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award.The nominees for the different categories were announced by the confederation on Sunday.https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/1198554937619353601?s=21Super Falcons trio of Asisat Oshoala, Nnadozie Chiamaka and Kanu Uchenna are also among the first ten nominees for the [...]

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    Azeez: Hard work got me back to Super Eagles – not goal against Barcelona

Azeez: Hard work got me back to Super Eagles – not goal against Barcelona

Ramon Azeez, Super Eagles midfielder, says his goal against Barcelona was not the reason he got invited back to the team -- after he was sidelined for more than five years.Azeez, who got his first Eagles call-up on February 3, 2014, told TheCable that his hard work over the years earned him a return to the team."You know that I [...]

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    Mikel labels Eden Hazard ‘the laziest player I’ve ever played with’

Mikel labels Eden Hazard ‘the laziest player I’ve ever played with’

John Obi Mikel, former Super Eagles midfielder, says Eden Hazard, his former teammate at Chelsea FC, "is the laziest player I have ever played alongside".The Belgian captain, who played alongside Mikel for five years at the Stamford Bridge, has been criticised by the ex-Eagles leader for his lethargic attitude in training during their time together.Hazard was the leading light in [...]

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    Osimhen brace helps Eagles thrash Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifier

Osimhen brace helps Eagles thrash Lesotho in 2021 AFCON qualifier

Super Eagles of Nigeria showed quality to beat Lesotho 4-2 in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Maseru on Sunday.The hosts drew the first blood with a good header from the center of the box through Masoabi Nkoto.Nigeria levelled up in the 26th minute. Victor Osimhen tackled a Lesotho defender and laid up Alex Iwobi, who made [...]

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    ‘Ighalo’s replacement, new defence combo’ — 5 takeaways from Nigeria-Benin clash

‘Ighalo’s replacement, new defence combo’ — 5 takeaways from Nigeria-Benin clash

Like the Trojans, the Super Eagles of Nigeria went to the battlefield and emerged as conquerors.They gallantly fought back to earn three priceless points against Benin Republic in the day 1 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.Former West Bromwich Albion star, Stephane Sessegnon, silenced the noisy hosts after capitalising on a defensive gaffe by the three-time African champions.Eagles [...]

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    Rohr: Our technical attitude, key to defeating Benin Rep

Rohr: Our technical attitude, key to defeating Benin Rep

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says the attitude of his players after being a goal down in the early minute of play was key to beating Benin Republic.Rohr admitted, in the post match press conference, that the Beninoise were a very good side that gave his team a run for their money.Nigeria picked all three points in the hard-fought [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles train in Uyo ahead of Benin clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles train in Uyo ahead of Benin clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria had a full house training ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against Benin on Tuesday evening at the Akwa Ibom stadium, Uyo.This is the only training the squad would be having before they take on the Squirrels of Benin on Wednesday.The three-time African champions' clash against the Beninoise will kick [...]

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    AFCON 2021 qualifiers: Rohr tackles CAF over ‘unfair’ fixtures

AFCON 2021 qualifiers: Rohr tackles CAF over ‘unfair’ fixtures

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles head coach, has tackled the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over its unfair fixtures for the qualifying games ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The Eagles will be hoping to start their qualification campaign with victory over the Squirrels of Benin Republic at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Wednesday.They will also face Lesotho in an away fixture [...]

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    Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Musa, Akpeyi return as Rohr names squad for AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Benin, Lesotho

Captain Ahmed Musa is back after injury as Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, named the twenty-three players for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho in November.Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has been called for the first time since the 2019 AFCON in Egypt as first choice as Francis Uzoho is out for several months [...]

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

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

Some Super Eagles players have made our team of the week due to their outstanding performance in a weekend of Premier League goal scoring breaking record.The Golden Eaglets exciting comeback at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil and some fabulous goals scored by Nigerian players across the globe also made TheCable's team of the week.Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs)The [...]

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FIFA rankings: Super Eagles drop to 35th position on the globe, remain 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped a spot down from 34 to 35 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 September points of 1482 to 1481 in October.On October 13, the Nigerian national team played [...]

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    Ighalo, Alimi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Ighalo, Alimi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

It was another exciting weekend across the globe as club football continued in Europe after a short international break.TheCable selects the best XI of Nigerian players in action across the globe.Odion Ighalo and Sikiru Alimi lead the attack which has Manu Garba, Golden Eaglets' gaffer, as its coach.The team also include Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Daniel Akpeyi and Semi Ajayi.Daniel [...]

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    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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