Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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    How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

How Super Eagles can beat the Pirates of Seychelles

The Super Eagles are days away from their 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier clash against Seychelles.TheCable takes a look at what it would take for the lads to win at the Stade Maine on Saturday.Francis Uzoho needs to stand in his headIf the Eagles are to succeed in Seychelles, they will need a healthy and in-form Uzoho to [...]

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    NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

NFF bans Eagles coach for one year over ‘cash gift’

Salisu Yusuf, Super Eagles coach, has been banned from all football-related activities for a year.A source in the ethics and fair play committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told TheCable that Salisu has been found guilty of receiving “cash gift” to field two players at the 2018 CHAN competition in Morocco.Salisu was also promised 15 percent of the players’ [...]

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    More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

More injury woes for Eagles as Iwobi, Troost-Ekong pull out of Seychelles game

Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong have been ruled out of the AFCON qualifier game against Seychelles.Iwobi who is ill was not listed for Arsenal's game against Cardiff in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.Troost-Ekong, a defender, is ruled out due to injury.The Super Eagles Twitter handle confirmed the development on Monday.The tweet read: "Just In: Iwobi, Aina and Ekong [...]

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    AFCON: Aina ruled out of Seychelles match due to injury

AFCON: Aina ruled out of Seychelles match due to injury

Super Eagles wingback Ola Aina has pulled out of African Cup of Nations qualification match against Seychelles after sustaining a muscular injury.The 21-year-old limped off during Torino's 1-0 win over SPAL on Sunday.Aina has been in impressive form since joining Torino on loan from Chelsea.https://twitter.com/torinofc_1906/status/1036654250762358784?s=21The Super Eagles player has made one start for his new side and has come off the bench [...]

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    Nwakaeme, Onazi, Ekong, Danjuma… TheCable’s team of the week

Nwakaeme, Onazi, Ekong, Danjuma… TheCable’s team of the week

As is the case every other week, some Nigerian footballers shine in their respective clubs, and as such, deserve recognition.Due to the fact that the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) is in the off-season, TheCable is basing its team of the week on Nigerian players plying their trade abroad.Here are the players who made the cut.Okeimute Odah (Jeddah)Still one of [...]

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    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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