Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "Super Eagles"

    I’ve announced myself to Turkish league, Nwakaeme says after scoring brace

I’ve announced myself to Turkish league, Nwakaeme says after scoring brace

Super Eagles striker Anthony Nwakaeme says he's not yet in his best form despite scoring two goals for Trabzonspor on Saturday.The striker grabbed a brace and provided an assist as Trabzonspor thrashed Galatasaray 4-0.Nwakaeme moved to the Turkish league from Hapoel Beer Sheva during the summer transfer window."There is definitely much more to come from me," he told TheCable after his [...]

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    AFCON: Super Eagles to face Seychelles September 8

AFCON: Super Eagles to face Seychelles September 8

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Seychelles national team, known as Pirates, will take place on September 8.The Seychelles Football Federation (SFF) confirmed the date on Tuesday.Demola Olajire, head of media and communication of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said the SFF sent a mail to NFF on the development.“Georges Bibi, the [...]

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    Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Four uncapped players invited for AFCON qualifiers

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has released a 24-man list for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles.Four uncapped players -- Semi Ajayi, Jamilu Collins, Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Kalu -- were included in the list.The list, released on Friday, also includes 18 of the 23-man squad which represented Nigeria at the Russia 2018 World Cup.As earlier reported, John Obi [...]

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    Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

Rohr says Mikel will miss AFCON qualifier

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, is set to miss the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.This was made known on Thursday by national team manager, Gernot Rohr, who spoke to Kwese Sports.Rohr said the Tianjin TEDA of China midfielder called him to withdraw from possible selection because he just recently returned from injury and would need to concentrate [...]

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    Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Ndidi extends Leicester contract

Nigeria's midfield lynchpin and Leicester City's energetic enforcer, Wilfred Ndidi, has signed a new six years contract with the Premier League side.The Super Eagles player, who's previous contract was due to end 2022 made this known on his Twitter account that he has signed on for two more years, extending till 2024."Happy to extend my contract with @lcfc special thanks [...]

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    Joel Obi completes switch from Torino to Chievo Verona

Joel Obi completes switch from Torino to Chievo Verona

Chievo Verona have announced the signing of Joel Obi from Torino.The midfielder was snapped up in a deal which will keep him at the club for the next three seasons.Obi will wear the number 22 jersey for the Serie A outfit.The Nigeria international has an option to add a fourth year to the deal at the Stadio Bentegodi.Born in Nigeria in [...]

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    Levante sign Moses Simon on five-year deal

Levante sign Moses Simon on five-year deal

Super Eagles forward Moses Simon has joined Levante from KAA Gent on a five-year deal.Simon, who was previously linked with a move to Liverpool, was signed for £4.5 million.The Spanish football club announced Simon's signing via Twitter on Monday."Welcome to #LevanteUD, @Simon27Moses," Levanted tweeted.https://twitter.com/levanteud/status/1026506089003720704?s=21The 23-year-old attacker has made 20 appearances for the Super Eagles since his debut against Uganda on [...]

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    Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term deal.Iwobi has been at Arsenal since he was nine years old, making his first-team debut in 2015.The 21-year-old has since played 98 times for the north London club, scoring nine goals."It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young," Iwobi told the club’s [...]

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    Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Ahmed Musa joins Saudi club Al Nassr

Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has moved from Leicester City to Al-Nassr for an undisclosed fee, the Saudi Arabian club has announced.Musa was the Foxes' record signing when he moved to the King Power for £16.6m in 2016.But the 25-year-old failed to hold down a place and was loaned back to his old club CSKA Moscow for the latter part [...]

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    NFF to train Ikeme as goalkeeper coach

NFF to train Ikeme as goalkeeper coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says it will absorb retired goalkeeper Carl Ikeme into the technical crew of the Super Eagles.According to a statement by the federation on Sunday, a coaching education as a goalkeeper trainer will be offered to Ikeme.Mohammed Sanusi, secretary general of the federation, said the NFF is in contact with Ikeme, who announced his retirement from [...]

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    ‘A fine gentleman and goalie’ — tributes pour in for Carl Ikeme as he retires from football

‘A fine gentleman and goalie’ — tributes pour in for Carl Ikeme as he retires from football

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on Friday announced his retirement from football.Following his announcement, tributes have been pouring in for the former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper, particularly from footballers lovers across the world and his teammates.Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, and he recently announced that he was in remission.Jeff Shi, Wolves executive chairman, described Ikeme as a brother [...]

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    Carl Ikeme retires from football

Carl Ikeme retires from football

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from football.Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017. Last month, the Nigerian shot-stopper announced that he was in remission.The 32-year-old has been with Wolves throughout his career, making more than 200 appearances for the club.Jeff Shi, Wolves executive chairman, said: "Having been at the club since the age of 14, [...]

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    Echiejile defends Etebo’s decision to sign for Stoke City, tips him to excel

Echiejile defends Etebo’s decision to sign for Stoke City, tips him to excel

Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile is confident Oghenekaro Etebo will be a big hit at Stoke City when the new season of the English Premier League (EPL) starts.The central midfielder recently agreed to join the Potters from Feirense in a deal reported to be in the region of £7 million.Clubs in Spain and Portugal had chased the Nigeria international for many [...]

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    France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

Benjamin Pavard’s stunning strike for France in the 4-3 defeat of Argentina has been voted the best goal of the 2018 World Cup.Pavard's effort beat Ahmed Musa's second goal for Nigeria in the group stage game against Iceland.Over three million FIFA.com users voted in the poll which saw Pavard become the first European player to win the goal of the [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

TRENDING VIDEO: Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, caught on camera taking ‘bribe’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles head coach, has been caught on camera accepting a cash gift to field two players for the African of Nations Championship (CHAN).The home-based Eagles were defeated in the final of the competition which took place in January in Morocco.In a video filmed for BBC African Eye by Ghanaian undercover reporter Anas Aremayaw, the coach can be seen [...]

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    Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

A £12 million bid for Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles striker, by Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr has been rejected by Leicester City.According to Sky Sports, Leicester are keen on recouping majority of what was paid to sign the Nigerian from CSKA Moscow.Musa joined The Foxes in July 2016 for a then club record fee of £16.6m and has only made 21 Premier [...]

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