Friday, March 22, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    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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    Mikel joins Championship side Middlesbrough

Mikel joins Championship side Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has joined English Championship side, Middlesbrough, until the end of the season.The club on Thursday announced the signing of the 31-year-old former Chelsea midfielder.Mikel became a free agent in November 2018 after a two-year stint with Chinese Super League side, Tianjin Teda.Middlesbrough coach, Tony Pulis, said Mikel is a quality player. "I'm pleased to [...]

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    Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has agreed on personal terms with Middlesbrough and is undergoing a medical at the club.The Nigeria international held talks with Boro manager Tony Pulis at the Middlesbrough training ground last week and is now close to signing a short-term deal with the Championship club," Sun UK reports.Mikel's two-year contract with a Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA, [...]

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    REVEALED: Ex-Super Eagle jailed for fraud since Sep 2017

REVEALED: Ex-Super Eagle jailed for fraud since Sep 2017

Efetobore Sodje, former Super Eagles defender, has been jailed for fraud alongside his brothers, Stephen and Bright.The Sodje brothers were found guilty of siphoning money from their family charity, the Sodje Sports Foundation (SSF).According to a National Crime Agency investigation, the brothers siphoned over £60,000 given to the foundation.The Sodjes were said to have been jailed since September 2017.Efe, face [...]

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    ‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

‘Give me a chance with Eagles’ — Israel-based Ofoedu begs Rohr

Chikeluba Ofoedu, Maccabi Tel Aviv attacker, has called on Gernot Rohr to give him a chance to prove himself with the Super Eagles.Since moving to Europe after emerging as the revelation of the 2011/2012 Nigerian league season, Ofoedu has continued to impress in front of goal.The attacker scored his seventh goal for Maccabi Tel Aviv when they drew 1-1 with Hapoel [...]

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    Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that "everything legitimate" will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy."The very big one that we do not want [...]

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    Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, NPFL goal king, joins Esperance

Junior Lokosa, Kano Pillars striker, has joined Esperance of Tunis Football Club on a two and half-year deal.The announcement of Lokosa's acquisition was announced by Esperance on Monday.The 24-year-old was the highest goal scorer in the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season."Arrived Saturday night in Tunis to finalize his transfer to Esperance, the top Nigerian scorer of last season, [...]

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    Rohr: Moses’ retirement from international football premature

Rohr: Moses’ retirement from international football premature

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says Victor Moses must decide on his own if he wants to return to the team.Rohr said he is willing to welcome Moses back to the team provided he is ready to give 100 percent."If he changes his mind, we will welcome him but he has to find that motivation within himself to come [...]

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    Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

Egypt wins right to host 2019 AFCON

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has given Egypt the right to host the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).The decision was reached at the CAF executive committee meeting held on Tuesday at the Terrou-Bi Hotel in Dakar, Senegal.A 16 to one vote by the executive committee members won Egypt the hosting rights.It will be the fourth time Egypt will [...]

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    Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… TheCable’s team of the week

Lookman, Iwobi, Etebo… 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.Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera)The former Gabros and Etoile du Sahel shot-stopper made a number of decent saves to help his team pick a point last weekend.Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes)Despite Leganes' 1-0 loss to Espanyol, Omeruo stood out as one of his [...]

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    Mikel linked with Fenerbache move after Tianjin Teda exit

Mikel linked with Fenerbache move after Tianjin Teda exit

John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain, has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig outfit, Fenerbache.Mikel cancelled his contract with Chinese club, Tianjin Teda, on Thursday.According to L'equipe, the 31-year-old refused to go with the Chinese outfit on their pre-season training in Spain.He was said to have subsequently announced his departure from the club.Mikel, who made 31 appearances for [...]

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    Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Ndidi is only Nigerian in France Football’s African team of the year

Wilfred Ndidi has been named in France Football magazine's 2018 African team of the year.The Leicester City midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list published on Wednesday.Ndidi was praised by the magazine for his ball-winning abilities. He is paired with Ghana's Thomas Partey and Morocco's Hakim Ziyech in the midfield.Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah, are the [...]

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    How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

How Nigerian players abroad fared on New Year’s Day

Several Nigerian players in English football leagues were in action on the first day of 2019.Here is TheCable's wrap-up:Kicking off in England, Alex Iwobi provided an assist for Arsenal in their 4-1 victory over Fulham in the English Premier League. Bukayo Saka replaced Iwobi in the 83rd minute.Wilfred Ndidi played all 90 minutes for Leicester City while teammate Kelechi Iheanacho [...]

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    Onazi sustains achilles injury, could be out of AFCON

Onazi sustains achilles injury, could be out of AFCON

Trabzonspor FC of Turkey has confirmed that Ogenyi Onazi, Super Eagles midfielder, will undergo surgery for a ruptured Achilles on Monday.Onazi raptured his Achilles in the Turkish side's 4-1 win over Caykur Rizepor on Sunday.“An MRI on the injury sustained by our player Ogenyi Onazi in the game against Çaykur Rizespor has diagnosed him of an Achilles Rupture. Onazi is [...]

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    Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Ighalo: Whether in Egypt or S’Africa, Eagles will be ready for 2019 AFCON

Odion Jude Ighalo says the Super Eagles can make a serious impact at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).A five-goal haul by Ighalo in two games against Libya propelled the Super Eagles to pole position in the AFCON qualification series.Africa’s football governing body, CAF, will name a new host nation in January 2019 after withdrawing the hosting mantle from Cameroon.Commenting [...]

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    Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Despite FIFA ranking, Pinnick says Falcons are ‘number one in the world’

Amaju Pinnick, president, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the Super Falcons are the best women's national team in the world.Although the Falcons retained their top position in Africa, they dropped from 38th to 39th position in the latest FIFA world ranking.But Pinnick says they are "number one" after surpassing the US and Germany's continental records by winning a ninth Africa [...]

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