Thursday, May 24, 2018

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

With weeks to the start of the World Cup, the Super Eagles have commenced training for their friendly games.The Super Eagles players and coaching crew were seen in full fitness training at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday.The Eagles will square up against DR Congo on May 28, take on the Three Lions of England on June 2 [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s baffling 2010 World Cup miss

FLASHBACK: Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s baffling 2010 World Cup miss

The commentator of the day described it as the "worst missed chance of this World Cup or any other for that matter".It was June 22, 2010, a day Nigerians won't forget in a hurry. It was a day Yakubu Aiyegbeni missed a simple tap-in during a game between Nigeria and South Korea.The miss came when his side was trailing the Koreans [...]

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    World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TheCable takes a look at the track record and best performances of the 32 countries that will be in Russia for the tournament. Group A Russia's best World Cup performance was a semi-final appearance in 1966 in England.Saudi Arabia has never gone past the round of 16.The Pharaohs of Egypt have also never progressed beyond [...]

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    Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup after suffering knee injury

Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup after suffering knee injury

Argentina on Tuesday suffered a blow as goalkeeper Sergio Romero was ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury.The South American country is in the same World Cup group with Nigeria.According to the Argentina Football Association (AFA), Romero injured his right knee during training in Buenos Aires on Tuesday."Romero will be removed from the list of 23 [...]

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    Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Super Eagles centre-back Leon Balogun has joined Brighton on a two-year deal.The English Premier League (EPL) club announced the signing of Balogun on Tuesday."Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun," the statement read.The 29-year-old defender joins the club on a free transfer after leaving Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05.Albion manager Chris Hughton said: [...]

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    World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the national teams of countries that are members of FIFA.Since inception, the tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was cancelled due to World War II.The most recent World Cup was hosted by Brazil in 2014 and [...]

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    World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

 In a matter of weeks, the Super Eagles will join other countries to participate in the FIFA World Cup, their sixth appearance at the mundial since making a debut in 1994.The Nigerian team, formerly known as Green Eagles, surprised the footballing world in its World Cup debut by defeating a star-studded Bulgarian squad with big names like Nasko Petkov Sirakov, Ivaylo Stoimenov [...]

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    Moses over the moon after FA Cup win

Moses over the moon after FA Cup win

Victor Moses is ecstatic after winning his first FA Cup title with Chelsea at the Wembley Stadium.The Nigerian was sent off when Chelsea lost last season's FA Cup final to Arsenal.But on Saturday, the wingback played until the final whistle and was on the winning side.The former Liverpool and West Ham United loanee tweeted "FA Cup winners baby" to celebrate [...]

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    Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 47th position in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions also maintained the sixth position.Nigeria's World Cup opponents also maintained their position, with Argentina ranked fifth, Croatia 18th and Iceland 22nd.Germany retained the number one position in the world followed by Brazil.The top ten world rankings [...]

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    Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Siasia: Why Rohr should have included Junior Ajayi in World Cup squad

Samson Siasia, former Super Eagles coach, has decried the exclusion of Al Ahly striker Junior Ajayi from Nigeria's provisional World Cup squad.Siasia believes Ajayi should have made the cut because of his performance for his club this season.He told TheCable that Ajayi's inclusion "could have been the right thing to do".He said: "Junior has proven himself with the Olympic team and [...]

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    Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Five players who failed to make Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Nigeria's 30-man provisional World Cup list released on Monday comprised mainly of regular Super Eagles players and a few first-time invitees.However, a few players who have been impressive for their respective clubs of late were overlooked by Gernot Rohr, gaffer of the national team.They are:Olarenwaju KayodeDespite his good form in Ukraine, Kayode was left out of the provisional squad. [...]

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    Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Mikel, Moses, Musa, Lokosa… Nigeria’s provisional World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released the provisional list on Monday.Apart from the usual suspects, Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars and Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) highest goal scorer, was included in the list. Super Eagles 30-man provisional World Cup squad Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye, [...]

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    Atlético Madrid to play Super Eagles in GoTV MAX Cup

Atlético Madrid to play Super Eagles in GoTV MAX Cup

Atlético Madrid, Spanish professional football club, will be visiting Nigeria for the first time to play against the Super Eagles CHAN team in the maiden edition of the GoTv MAX Cup.The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 22 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state."We are delighted to bring one of the three biggest clubs [...]

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    Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

Keeping up with Nigerian players abroad: Musa nets brace as Iwobi, Moses shine in London

The past weekend was packed with highs and lows for Nigerian football players in several leagues across the world.Some players scored important goals and played key roles for their clubs but for a few others, it was a weekend of inaction.TheCable takes you on a voyage around the top leagues across the world to see how Nigerian players fared.BelgiumPeter Olayinka [...]

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    VIDEO: Lars Lagerback sends goodwill message to Eagles ahead of World Cup

VIDEO: Lars Lagerback sends goodwill message to Eagles ahead of World Cup

Lars Lagerback, former Super Eagles technical adviser, has sent a goodwill message to the Nigerian national team ahead of the World Cup.Lagerback managed the Super Eagles to the 2010 FIFA World Cup where the team crashed out in the first round.The Swede said he will watch the Super Eagles' games from his base in Sweden.He said this in a short video [...]

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    Ndidi wins Leicester’s young player of the year award

Ndidi wins Leicester’s young player of the year award

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, has won Leicester City’s young player of the year award for the 2017/18 season.Ndidi beat Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray to pick the plaque at Leicester City's annual awards night on Tuesday.https://twitter.com/lcfc/status/991426886424252416?s=21The 21-year-old was beaten by Harry Maguire to the players’ player of the season award.Maguire also went home with the player of the season award.Captain [...]

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