Saturday, June 15, 2019

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    2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

2019 Afcon: Time for Super Eagles to fly again

After landing an "easy" pool for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), Nigeria's passage to the tournament's second round is almost certain.Alongside the Super Eagles in group B are Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar -- who rank at least 25 places behind Nigeria on the latest Fifa rankings.Head coach, Gernot Rohr, knows his players have to be at their optimum [...]

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    Fifa Rankings: Nigeria goes into Afcon as 3rd in Africa — 45th on the globe

Fifa Rankings: Nigeria goes into Afcon as 3rd in Africa — 45th on the globe

Seven days to Africa Cup of Nations kick-off, Nigeria dropped three spots down from 42nd to 45th in FIFA's latest ranking.According to the rankings released on Friday by the world footballing body, the Super Eagles maintain its 3rd position on the continent.The Super Eagles dropped from its April points of 1435 to 1432.The Eagles on Saturday took on Zimbabwe in [...]

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    Egypt 2019 may be my last Afcon, says Mikel

Egypt 2019 may be my last Afcon, says Mikel

John Obi Mikel has revealed that 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt may be his last for the Super Eagles.The 14 –year veteran with the Eagles who had been out of the team since the end of the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals in Russia said he does not want to overstay his welcome.Mikel won the Man-of-the-Match award in [...]

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    Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad

Rohr drops Iheanacho, Ajayi from Afcon squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has dropped Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City forward, and Rotterdam's Semi Ajayi from the 23-man final squad for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.Ihenacho, who had a tough season with less of play time during the English Premier League season, was dropped due to "lack of fitness".In the last season, he came [...]

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    Nigeria Vs Zimbabwe: Warriors to storm Lagos for Eagles clash

Nigeria Vs Zimbabwe: Warriors to storm Lagos for Eagles clash

A 26–man delegation of Warriors of Zimbabwe will land in Nigeria on Thursday night aboard a South African Airways flight, ahead of Saturday’s pre-Afcon send forth international friendly with the Super Eagles.According to the NFF, the Zimbabwe delegation will spend Thursday night in Lagos, and fly to Asaba on Friday morning.On Friday evening, the Warriors will hold their official training [...]

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    Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Otedola: Money will be no impediment in Chukwu’s treatment

Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman, has assured that money will be no impediment in the way of providing Christian Chukwu, former captain of the Super Eagles, with adequate medical and post-medical care.The business tycoon and chairman of Forte Oil, was speaking when he paid Chukwu a visit at the Wellington hospital, Circus road, St. John’s woods in London.TheCable had broken the news of [...]

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    Ahmed Musa wins Saudi league title with Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa wins Saudi league title with Al Nassr

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa has won the Saudi Arabia Professional Football League (SAPFL) title with Al Nassr, which recorded a 2-1 victory over Al Batin at the King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh.Musa featured for 62 minutes before he was substituted with Matheaus Petros on Thursday.Abderazak Hamed-Allah got Al Nassr ahead from the spot in the 26th minute.Zaid Ounalli leveled for Al [...]

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    Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Mikel Obi returns as Rohr unveils 25-man provisional squad for Afcon 2019

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, has listed Mikel John Obi, Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Abdullahi Shehu in a 25-man squad to prepare for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt this summer.Rohr also placed six other players on standby.Mikel was absent from the team following the Super Eagles 1-2 loss to Argentina at the 2018 FIFA [...]

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    2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

2019 Afcon: Eagles to play Zimbabwe, Senegal in friendlies

Nigeria will square up to Zimbabwe and Senegal in pre-Afcon 2019 friendly matches in the month of June.According to the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday, the three-time African champions will open camp in Asaba, capital of Delta State on June 2, ahead of the clash with the Warriors of Zimbabwe at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Saturday, June 8.Zimbabwe, who [...]

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    Rohr: Super Eagles Afcon group is a tough one

Rohr: Super Eagles Afcon group is a tough one

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles’ technical adviser, has said that his team's group for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) is a tough one.Rohr, who attended the Afcon draw, held at the famous Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt capital, on Friday night, said his team will do well at the football showpiece as long as his players finished their season [...]

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    Burundi, Guinea… Nigeria in ‘easy’ group for 2019 AFCON

Burundi, Guinea… Nigeria in ‘easy’ group for 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed 'easy opponents' in group B for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Guinea, Madagascar, and Burundi in group B to advance to the knock out round in the summer African tournament at the Alexandria stadium.The host nation, Egypt is drawn against DR Congo, Uganda, and [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria has been seeded in Pot 1 for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals draw ceremony which will hold in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday evening.It is scheduled to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids as from 6pm GMT (7pm Nigeria time).It is the biggest Africa Cup of Nations finals in the history of the competition, due to feature [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Christian Chukwu ‘battling cancer’ — gets N1.5m from Enugu gov

EXCLUSIVE: Christian Chukwu ‘battling cancer’ — gets N1.5m from Enugu gov

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles defender and coach, is battling prostate cancer, TheCable can report. Norbert Okonkwo, media officer of Enugu Rangers, who disclosed this to TheCable, said Chukwu had a successful leg surgery five days ago."Christian Chukwu has prostate cancer which affected his leg," Okonkwo told TheCable."He had an operation last week and discharged on Thursday but went to stay [...]

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    FIFA rankings: Nigeria jumps four spots on the globe, now 3rd in Africa

FIFA rankings: Nigeria jumps four spots on the globe, now 3rd in Africa

Super Eagles of Nigeria moved four steps up from 46 to 42 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.In the continent, the three-time African champions displaced Morocco to occupy the 3rd position.The Super Eagles improved from its March points of 1427 to 1432.Tunisia maintained their number one spot while Teranga Lions of Senegal are second in the continent.Morocco, [...]

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    Onuachu’s goal parts Red Sea as Eagles fly past stubborn Pharaohs

Onuachu’s goal parts Red Sea as Eagles fly past stubborn Pharaohs

Super Eagleswarmed up for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 victory over Egypt at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday night.Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr examined some new faces when his team faced the Pharaohs in the friendly match.John Ogu, Ebere Onuachu, Henry Onyekuru, Moses Simon and Daniel Akpeyi were all given the chance to shine.Egypt gaffer Javier [...]

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    Player Ratings: Soaring, flying or clipped wings… how Eagles performed in Delta

Player Ratings: Soaring, flying or clipped wings… how Eagles performed in Delta

The Super Eagles of Nigeria finished their AFCON qualifiers series with a 3-1 win over the Pirates of Seychelles at the Stephen Keshi stadium in Asaba, Delta State.The win ensured Gernot Rhor's wards finished top of Group E, but the game itself was poor. Littered with many that looked ordinary against a defensive-minded Seychelles team which had nothing to [...]

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