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    Super Eagles retain spot in latest FIFA ranking

Super Eagles retain spot in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have remained unchanged in the FIFA/Coca-Cola world latest rankings. According to the list released on Thursday by the world football body, the Super Eagles retained their 31st position in the world. Senegal secured the 20th position and remained at the summit of African football with 1555 points. They are followed by Tunisia who were ranked 27th. The Gernot Rohr-inspired [...]

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    INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

INTERVIEW: My bad outing at 1999 U-20 world cup cost me Super Eagles opportunity, says Dombraye

Eddy Lord Dombraye, former Nigerian football player, says his bad outing at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup, on home soil, deprived him of more playing time with the Super Eagles. Dombraye, who has one cap for the Super Eagles and also featured four times with the Flying Eagles at the youth international championship before they were knocked out of the [...]

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    AFCON qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sierra Leone in Asaba

AFCON qualifiers: Super Eagles to face Sierra Leone in Asaba

The Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba will host Super Eagles' 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Leone Stars of Sierra Leone. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed the 15,400 capacity stadium as the venue of Eagles next AFCON match in a statement on Sunday. “We have finally settled for the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba for the qualifying match against [...]

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    NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach

Joseph Yobo, former Super Eagles center back and captain, has been appointed as assistant coach of the team by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). He will replace Imama Amapakabo in the three-time African champions’ technical crew, according to a statement by the federation on Wednesday. Yobo, who played for the country's U20 boys - Flying Eagles – during the FIFA World Youth [...]

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    It’ll be dream come true to play for Super Eagles, says Hungary-based Nigerian footballer

It’ll be dream come true to play for Super Eagles, says Hungary-based Nigerian footballer

Haruna Garba, a Nigerian footballer, who plies his trade with Debrecen, a Hungarian club side, says it will be a "dream come true" if he's invited to play for the Super Eagles. In an interview with TheCable, the Gombe-born striker, who is yet to put on the jersey for Nigeria, opened up on his journey from the nation’s league and why [...]

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    Ighalo: My mother cried when I told her about the move to Man Utd

Ighalo: My mother cried when I told her about the move to Man Utd

Odion Jude Ighalo, former Super Eagles striker, says his mother cried on learning that his dream move to Manchester United has been finalised. In an interview with Manchester United Official website on Wednesday, Ighalo also revealed how he made his choice for the squad jersey number 25. The 30-year old, who joined the Red Devils in a last-minute January transfer deadline window [...]

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    Nike unveils new Super Eagles jerseys

Nike unveils new Super Eagles jerseys

Nike, sportswear giants, has unveiled the new Super Eagles jerseys ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification series. The three-time African champions will host Sierra Leone in the match day three of AFCON qualifier game in March. Heidi Burgett, Nike's senior director, global communication, posted the Nigerian national team jerseys on her official Twitter handle on Wednesday. https://twitter.com/heidiburgett/status/1225132212762312704?s=21 "New 2020 kits for [...]

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    Buhari appoints Amokachi as football ambassador

Buhari appoints Amokachi as football ambassador

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Daniel Amokachi, former Super Eagles player and assistant coach, as Nigeria’s football ambassador. Amokachi's appointment was announced on Tuesday via the Nigeria presidency official Twitter handle. https://twitter.com/ngrpresident/status/1224743910272118785?s=21 “President Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, as Nigeria’s Football Ambassador,” the tweet read. “As Nigeria’s Football Ambassador, a largely ceremonial role, Amokachi [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ighalo said he’d always dreamt of playing for Manchester United

FLASHBACK: In 2016, Ighalo said he’d always dreamt of playing for Manchester United

In 2016, Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, admitted he would find a move to Manchester United difficult to turn down if they came calling. Ighalo who was in sensational form for English Premier League side Watford FC during the 2015/2016 season disclosed this to Sun UK on January 7, 2016 -- the same month he was awarded EPL player of the [...]

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    Akpeyi, Eagles goalkeeper, earns contract extension with Kaizer Chiefs

Akpeyi, Eagles goalkeeper, earns contract extension with Kaizer Chiefs

Daniel Akpeyi, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has signed a two year contract extension with Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa's Absa premiership side. Akpeyi, who joined Chiefs duirng the 2019 January transfer window on a one-year deal, will stay till 2022. After showcasing an impressive performance at the club, he became Kaizer Chiefs' first choice after Khune Itumeleng suffered an injury that kept him on [...]

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    Osigwe, Aribo, Iheanacho… TheCable’s team of the week

Osigwe, Aribo, Iheanacho… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend – some impressed, others flopped, and many were lost in the activities. Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s team of the week. Sebastian Osigwe - Krien Osigwe had one of his best games of the season in Krien's 0-0 draw with Winterthur in the Swiss Challenge League. He [...]

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    Ighalo ‘linked with loan move to Man United’

Ighalo ‘linked with loan move to Man United’

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, is reportedly linked with a loan move to Manchester United. In their bid to search for a replacement for injured Marcus Rashford, the Shanghai Shenhua player, has become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's target for the striking position, according to Sky Sports. The 29-year-old former English Premier League star -- who had plied his trade with Watford -- [...]

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    Victor Moses joins Inter Milan on loan

Victor Moses joins Inter Milan on loan

Victor Moses, former Super Eagles winger, has completed a loan move to Serie A's Inter Milan from Chelsea. According to a statement on the club's website, Moses has joined the Nerazzurri on loan with an option to buy. The 29-year-old talented winger is expected to spend the remainder of the 2019/20 season at Inter Milan, having returned to Chelsea from his temporary spell in [...]

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    Nigeria draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR for 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket

Nigeria draw Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR for 2022 FIFA World Cup ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia in group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup second round qualifying. The draw ceremony was held at the Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday evening. The Eagles will be facing Cape Verde for the first time ever in a World Cup qualification series. https://twitter.com/caf_online/status/1219676102169432064?s=21 Algeria, African champions, [...]

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    Akpeyi, Osimhen, Mikel… TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Osimhen, Mikel… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs over the weekend - some impressed, others flopped, and many were lost in the activities. Here are the top performers who made TheCable's team of the week. Daniel Akpeyi Chiefs picked up a 1-1 draw at Black Leopards thanks to the number one keeper who produced series of smart saves. Shehu Abdullahi If [...]

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    I left Watford for China because of money, says Ighalo

I left Watford for China because of money, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo, former Super Eagles forward, says money was an instrumental factor when he chose China after leaving Watford. Ighalo left the English Premier League side during the January 2017 winter transfer window for Changchun Yatai for an undisclosed fee. According to Watford Observer, the former Hornets player said that he has no regret leaving England for China because it has made a [...]

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