Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Ighalo, Iwobi are early birds in Eagles’ camp for Egypt clash

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Semi Ajayi were among the first arrivals in the Super Eagles’ camp in Asaba on Monday as the countdown began for Friday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against the Pirates of Seychelles.Three-time African champions Nigeria have already made sure of a place at the Africa Cup of Nations holding in Egypt this summer, [...]

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    NANS mobilise Abia students for Ikpeazu

NANS mobilise Abia students for Ikpeazu

The National Asociation of Nigerian Students (NANS) has endorsed the reelection bid of Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state.In a statement by its national president, Danielson Akpan, NANS commended the governor for his "giant achievements" as the chief driver of Abia development in the last 4 years."There's no gainsaying the fact that the Ikpeazu administration has touched positively on key [...]

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    Mikel: Promotion with Middlesborough will be one of my greatest achievements

Mikel: Promotion with Middlesborough will be one of my greatest achievements

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, says gaining promotion to the English Premier League with his championship side, Middlesborough, will be one of the greatest achievements of his career.Mikel joined Middlesborough on a short term deal in the January transfer window after a two-year stint with the Chinese side, Tianjin Teda.Since the Nigerian midfielder moved to the Riverside stadium, the [...]

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    Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Rohr drops Iheanacho as Musa, Ighalo, return to face Seychelles

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, dropped Leicester city forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, from twenty-three man list for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Pirates of Seychelles and the friendly against Egypt’s Pharaohs.On the list is stand-in Ahmed Musa, in-form CD Leganes of Spain defender Kenneth Omeruo alongside usual suspects Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu and William Ekong, as well [...]

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    CSL: Ighalo suffers heavy defeat on Shanghai Shenhua debut

CSL: Ighalo suffers heavy defeat on Shanghai Shenhua debut

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat on his debut game for Shanghai Shenhua against champions Shanghai SPIG in their first season Chinese Super League clash on Friday at the Hongkou Stadium.The 29-year old Eagles striker featured for the entire duration of the game.Ighalo joined Shanghai Shenhua from relegated Changchun Yatai in February.Shanghai Shenhua conceded an own goal [...]

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    Iheanacho described as £25m ‘potential flop’ at Leicester

Iheanacho described as £25m ‘potential flop’ at Leicester

Kelechi Iheanacho, Super Eagles forward, has been described as a possible "flop" in the colours of Leicester City.Iheanacho who joined Leicester City in 2017 has not lived up to the expectations of the East Midland fans.According to Jamie Kemble of Leicester Mercury UK, the £25 million player needs to show desire to earn his place with The Foxes."Failure to do [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: European clubs couldn’t afford my buy-out clause, says Ighalo

EXCLUSIVE: European clubs couldn’t afford my buy-out clause, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo,Super Eagles striker, has revealed that European club sides could not afford his buy out clause as the reason for opting for another Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua.Ighalo told TheCable his buy out clause was €40 million ($45.2 million) at the Chinese side Changchun Yatai.He also admitted that reuniting with his former Watford FC of England coach, Quique Sanchez Flores, [...]

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    Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenshua FC

Ighalo joins Shanghai Shenshua FC

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles forward has joined Shanghai Shenshua from another Chinese Super League side, Chanchung Yatai.Shanghai Shenshua confirmed the 29-year deal on their Twitter handle.https://twitter.com/shanghaishenhua/status/1095852512907735040?s=21Inspire of Ighalo's 22 goals last season for Changchun Yatai, the CSL side went on relegation.The Super Eagles forward was linked with a move to La Liga's Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier [...]

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    Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, Bollywood actress who got heavy backlash for sharing a racist comment, calling Alex Iwobi "gorilla" has tendered a written apology to the Arsenal player and Super Eagles forward.She tendered her apology via an Instagram post. She wrote, ''I am extremely sorry for my ignorant action last Friday. Being an ardent fan of many years, I was deeply engrossed [...]

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    Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

Residents escape death as scoreboard collapse at Stephen Keshi stadium

The scoreboard of the Stephen Keshi stadium collapsed on Monday night -- only six months after its installation.The scoreboard was installed during the 2018 African Senior Athletics championship, Asaba 2018.According to SaharaReporters, the residents of the popular Nnebisi and commuters plying the road narrowly escaped death after the electric scoreboard at the newly commissioned stadium in Asaba, Delta state, collapsed.Tony [...]

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    Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, former Miss India a well-known Arsenal fan, has come under heavy backlash for sharing racist remarks aimed at Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi.Gupta, a Bollywood star posted a Whatsapp image conversation with a friend describing Iwobi as a "gorilla".The other person wrote: "Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. [...]

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    Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has joined Kaizer Chiefs from Chippa United.Chiefs announced the signing of the Nigerian international on Thursday.Akpeyi's move brings his four-year stay at Chippa United to an end."Kaizer Chiefs would like to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi from Chippa United. He has signed a contract for 1 year and 5 months," the club tweeted."We [...]

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    Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Rohr assures Flying Eagles players of promotion to Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr says he will include the best Nigerian players in the U20 Nations Cup in the Super Eagles.The Super Eagles technical adviser gave the assurance to the Flying Eagles on Tuesday in Niger."I have decided to pick one or two of them, the best ones, to give them a chance when we regroup for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sam Sodje opens up on fraud case, jail term, says family being witch-hunted

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Sodje opens up on fraud case, jail term, says family being witch-hunted

The Sodje brothers made headlines a few days ago when it became known that they were found guilty and jailed for fraud in 2017.The brothers -- Efe Sodje, 46, Stephen Sodje, 43, and Bright Sodje, 52 -- were said to have siphoned off cash from their charity, Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF).They were alleged to have pocketed money raised at black-tie [...]

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    Victor Moses to join Fenerbahce on loan

Victor Moses to join Fenerbahce on loan

Victor Moses, Super Eagles winger, is set to leave Chelsea and join Fenerbahce on loan until the end of the season after completing a medical.Moses, who is expected to sign a six-month loan deal, arrived Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday, according to BBC.The 28-year-old has played just 26 minutes in the English Premier League this season, with his only start coming [...]

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    Ahmed Musa loses mother

Ahmed Musa loses mother

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles vice captain, has lost his mother, Sarah Moses.Moses died on Thursday in a private hospital in Abuja after a brief illness.Musa disclosed her passing on his Instagram page, saying: "What a sad day of my life... just lose my mum."https://www.instagram.com/p/BtBWh4tl5eD/The Al Nassr FC player is in Nigeria recuperating from an injury he sustained a couple of [...]

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