Saturday, January 19, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… TheCable’s team of the week

Onazi, Akpom, Eleke… 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 UzohoThe goal-minder returned from a five-week injury and was in fine form in the 0-0 draw with Sporting Gijon. He made a handful of impressive saves.Joel ObiObi's crosses from the left caused the Parma defenders [...]

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    National security and Olonisakin’s shadows

National security and Olonisakin’s shadows

BY AJOGWU JERRYWhen in December 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari decided to extend the tenure of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Gabriel Abayomi Olonisakin and other Service Chiefs, some Nigerians never discern the wisdom in the President’s decision. But it was a decision timely and strategic for reasons not far-fetched.The extension of tenure of Security Chiefs was ennobled by [...]

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    Akpeyi, Ndidi, Odey… TheCable’s team of the week

Akpeyi, Ndidi, 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;Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United)Akpeyi once again proved why he is one of the best Nigerian goalkeepers. He made four world-class saves in the 1-0 loss to Amazulu.Leon Balogun (Brighton & Hove Albion)Balogun did well as a substitute in [...]

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    Nigeria drops to 4th in Africa as Belgium leads FIFA rankings

Nigeria drops to 4th in Africa as Belgium leads FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria maintained its 44th position in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.In the continent, the three-time African champions dropped a spot down from 3rd to 4th spot.The Super Eagles lost 14 points from October's 1441 to 1427.While the Teranga Lions of Senegal have overtaken the continent's number one position from Tunisia.Senegal and Tunisia are [...]

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    Three positives from Super Eagles team fielded against Uganda

Three positives from Super Eagles team fielded against Uganda

Nigeria were held to a goalless draw by Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Tuesday. Days after securing an automatic ticket to AFCON 2019, coach Gernot Rohr made several changes to the team and many positives that should make an average fan optimistic were evident in the lineup.A youthful sideEven before a ball was kicked, the presence of youngsters such [...]

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    Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Nigeria vs Uganda: Rohr names starting XI for friendly

Gernot Rohr has named the Super Eagles players to face Cranes of Uganda at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta, on Tuesday.The Super Eagles coach made six changes to the squad that faced South Africa at the weekend.Rohr included Semi Ajayi, Daniel Akpeyi, Brian Idowu, Mikel Agu, Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen in his team list.Daniel Akpeyi will be between [...]

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    Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles arrive Asaba after picking 2019 AFCON ticket

Super Eagles players landed in Asaba, Delta state, at 11:14am on Sunday after picking the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ticket in the qualifying match against Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The team and contingent arrived at the Asaba International airport after a 7 and half hours trip from OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.The chartered Max Air Boeing B737-300/500 aircraft [...]

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    Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

Two lawful goals disallowed — but Eagles book AFCON 2019 ticket

The Super Eagles of Nigeria picked their ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 draw in the match against their South African counterparts on Saturday.Two lawful goals by Nigeria were wrongly ruled off-side by the referee.Nigeria will be appearing at the African showpiece after missing out in the last two editions of the tourney.Stuart Baxter’s charges [...]

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    AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

AFCON: Nigerians cheering Super Eagles ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Some Nigerians assembled in front of the Eagles Capitol Park Hotel, Johannesburg, ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualification match of the Super Eagles with Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The game is slated for 2pm Nigerian time.[...]

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    Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South Africa match

Iheanacho, Iwobi make Rohr’s list for South Africa match

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has named a very strong starting line-up to face Bafana Bafana in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in South Africa.The Super Eagles will adopt the 3-5-2 formation in the Group E encounter this afternoon with captain Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho playing upfront.Rohr had to switch formation following the withdrawals of Odion Ighalo, [...]

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    I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

I’ve never lost in S’Africa, Musa bullish ahead of Bafana Bafana clash

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles stand in captain, says the team will win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Al Nassr FC player told TheCable that the Eagles are determined to return to AFCON as they last participated in 2013."I have never lost a game in South Africa and I'll never lose by the grace of [...]

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    South Africa coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

South Africa coach: Eagles will have to work very hard to beat us

Stuart Baxter, head coach of Bafana Bafana, says  Nigeria will have to work very hard to beat his side in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game.Speaking with TheCable, Baxter said he expects the encounter with the Super Eagles at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg to be a tough one."I can not guarantee a win but if they are [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

PHOTOS: Super Eagles land in Johannesburg for Bafana Bafana clash

The Super Eagles have arrived in Johannesburg for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The team touched down at OR Tambo International Airport at about 3:30am on Friday.The chartered aircraft which took off from Asaba, Delta, had a stop-over in Luanda, Angola.While in South Africa, the Super Eagles will lodge at Park Hotel, Sandton.[...]

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    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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