Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Joel Obi, Onyekuru, Akpeyi… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Daniel AkpeyiAgainst Kaizer Chiefs, Akpeyi was brilliant and succeeded in keeping a clean sheet.Kenneth OmeruoOmeruo appears to have finally found his bearing in Spain. He was rock solid for Leganes against Girona.John OguThe versatile Ogu [...]

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    Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Odion Ighalo says he will be out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's 2-2 draw in the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.Ighalo said he is sad to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The striker, however, said he has accepted his fate."I pulled my hamstring," Ighalo told TheCable. "I am [...]

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    S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

Gernot Rohr has called up Henry Onyekuru as a replacement for injured Odion Ighalo ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  disclosed this on its Twitter handle on Thursday.The tweet read: "[email protected] replaces injured @ighalojude for game against South Africa. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #Afcon2019Q"https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1060375540891312128?s=21Onyekuru returned to action last weekend for his Turkish [...]

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    Ighalo to miss AFCON clash against S’Africa

Ighalo to miss AFCON clash against S’Africa

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Ighalo sustained a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's game against Tianjin Quianjian on Wednesday.The five-goal hero in the two-legged AFCON qualification games against Libya in October was stretchered off the pitch in the 16th minute.Ighalo disclosed to TheCable that it's [...]

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    Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Uzoho, who featured in Elche's 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch.According to Elche, Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain."The player suffers [...]

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    Moses has to improve to get into Chelsea squad, says Sarri

Moses has to improve to get into Chelsea squad, says Sarri

Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea manager, says Victor Moses needs to improve to get into his squad.The Nigerian star, 27, was a first-team regular at Stamford Bridge under previous manager Antonio Conte but since the summer arrival of Sarri, he has found himself spending more time on the bench."Moses is more suitable to play like a wing-back, rather than like a winger or a [...]

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    Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has invited 23 players for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.The same group of players will prosecute the friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda.Former U17 World Cup-winning forward Victor Osimhen returns after a long time out of the team, with another ex-U17 forward [...]

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    Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Mikel, Success, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.They are;Francis UzohoHe was constantly tested and stood up to everything. He denied Real Zaragoza on several occasions.Godswill EkpoloThe Barcelona product made crucial tackles and frustrated the Dalkurd attackers with ease. He also supported the attack whenever [...]

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    Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

Eagles move up four places in latest FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles moved four spots up from 48 to 44 in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions now occupy the third position.The Super Eagles also gained 16 points from September's 1415.Belgium overtook world champions France who dropped a spot down from first to the second spot.The top 10 teams are:Belgium (1)France [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Some fans threatened to kill me after the World Cup, says Ighalo

INTERVIEW: Some fans threatened to kill me after the World Cup, says Ighalo

If the Super Eagles qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Odion Ighalo will earn special praise for his hat-trick and brace in two consecutive games against Libya.After coming under immense criticism over his below-par World Cup performance, the Super Eagles striker is back to his best as the team's top attacker.His goals have boosted the chances of [...]

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    My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

My brace against Libya is a birthday gift to my son, says Ighalo

Odion Ighalo has dedicated his brace against Libya to his son, Samuel, who will be a year older on Wednesday.The Chanchung Yatai's prolific striker told TheCable after the Eagles defeated Libya 3-2 that he is happy to be back on scoring form."I am dedicating my goals to my son who will be a year older tomorrow," Ighalo said."I am happy [...]

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    Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Nigeria vs Libya: Aina starts as Rohr sticks with usual suspects

Super Eagles gaffer Gernot Rohr has stuck with his winning team for the second leg of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Libya.Hat-trick hero, Odion Ighalo, and Alex Iwobi will lead the attack just as they did in the 4-0 drubbing of the North Africans in the first game in Nigeria.Similarly, Ahmed Musa will man the left flank of attack, [...]

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    Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Libya game will be the toughest for Super Eagles, says Etebo

Oghenekaro Etebo, Super Eagles midfielder, says the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against Libya will be the toughest for the team so far.The Stoke midfielder told TheCable that in spite of Libya's loss to Nigeria on Saturday, it will be detrimental to take the North Africans for granted."I think this game is the most important game for us and [...]

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    AFCON: Super Eagles arrive in Tunisia for second test against Libya

AFCON: Super Eagles arrive in Tunisia for second test against Libya

The Super Eagles have arrived Sfax, Tunisia, ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Libya.The three-time African champions departed from Uyo, Akwa Ibom, in the morning and touched down at Sfax Airport at about 4pm local time.The players and team officials subsequently headed to their Zeitouna Hotel abode for a short rest before the commencement of the [...]

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    Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Ighalo’s hat-trick a perfect response to his critics, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says Odion Ighalo's hat-trick against Libya is the perfect answer to his critics.The Changchun Yatai striker had come under heavy criticism following his below-par performance at the World Cup.But Rohr has continued to invite him for national team engagements.Speaking with TheCable after the Super Eagles thrashed Libya 4-0, Rohr said: "Two days ago one of you [...]

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    Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Ighalo’s hat-trick helps Nigeria secure emphatic win over Libya

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria defeated Libya 4-0 at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium on Saturday.In the early kick-off, South Africa thrashed Seychelles 6-0 in a one-sided affair.Nigeria and Libya were left with no choice but to pick up maximum points in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.The three-time African champions scored their first goal through Odion Ighalo who dispatched his strike [...]

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