Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Super Eagles in Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Super Eagles in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted Super Eagles at the presidential villa, Abuja.The Eagles were treated to a farewell reception before departing Nigeria for a friendly with England ahead of the World Cup in Russia.In attendance were Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles head coach, and Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president.Below are photos from the reception.[...]

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    Rohr drops Lokosa, Ajiboye, Agbo as he trims World Cup squad

Rohr drops Lokosa, Ajiboye, Agbo as he trims World Cup squad

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles head coach, has dropped five players from his initial 30-man World Cup squad.Junior Lokosa, who has scored 18 goals for Kano Pillars this season, is one of those dropped from the squad.Others are injured KAA Gent winger Moses Simon, Stephen Eze, Uche Agbo and goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye.The Super Eagles are in group D alongside Croatia, Iceland and [...]

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    ‘Deny him space’ — Ighalo outlines best way to stop Messi

‘Deny him space’ — Ighalo outlines best way to stop Messi

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles striker, says the most effective way to neutralise Argentina's Lionel Messi is to deny him space to operate.Ighalo said it is "near impossible" to stop the Barcelona playmaker from expressing himself on the pitch."Get as close as possible, don't give him too much space to operate," Ighalo told TheCable."He is a great player, it's near impossible [...]

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    World Cup Special: The day Zubizaretta ‘scored’ for Nigeria in France ’98

World Cup Special: The day Zubizaretta ‘scored’ for Nigeria in France ’98

The Super Eagles were the underdogs when they faced a formidable Spanish team at the 1998 World Cup in France.The Nigerian team coached by Velibor Bora Milutinovic did not adequately prepare for the tournament, yet a lot was expected from the players.After a good outing at the 1994 World Cup, many Nigerians hoped for an improved performance in France. However, [...]

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    Buhari to host Super Eagles on Wednesday

Buhari to host Super Eagles on Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday host the World Cup-bound Super Eagles at the presidential villa, Abuja.According to a statement made available to TheCable by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Eagles will be hosted by the president before the weekly federal executive council meeting.The statement read: "Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, will present the country’s ambassadors to President [...]

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    Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Florent Ibenge, head coach of DR Congo, says his team "did not come to win" the Super Eagles in the international friendly played on Monday.According to Ibenge, the friendly which ended 1-1 was to help the Nigerian team prepare for the World Cup.Ibenge disclosed this to NAN on Monday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers."We did not [...]

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    Super Eagles draw with DR Congo

Super Eagles draw with DR Congo

The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly against DR Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday.Simy Nwankwo, who struck the woodwork in the third minute, and Junior Lokosa were handed their international debut for Nigeria.Gernot Rohr's wards took the lead through William Troost Ekong after Ogenyi Onazi's free-kick caused a [...]

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    Musa talks World Cup, says ‘we are playing against Argentina, not Messi’

Musa talks World Cup, says ‘we are playing against Argentina, not Messi’

Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles have to work as a team to defeat Argentina at the World Cup.Nigeria is in the same group as Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland.Musa, who grabbed a brace against Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, said the Eagles will not focus solely on Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi.According to NAN, the CSKA Moscow player acknowledged that [...]

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    VIDEO: Relive Super Eagles’ first World Cup goal by Rashidi Yekini

VIDEO: Relive Super Eagles’ first World Cup goal by Rashidi Yekini

The Super Eagles' first World Cup goal was nothing fancy, just a simple tap-in, however, the build-up, significance and Rashidi Yekini's passionate celebration contributed to making it unforgettable.It was the Eagles' first appearance at a World Cup in 1994, and the opening match was against Bulgaria, then one of Europe's best teams in terms of talent and experience.Bulgaria fielded the [...]

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    World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

Since the inception of the World Cup, no African team has ever gone past the quarter-final. Many are optimistic that it will happen someday, but hardened believers hope that someday is Russia 2018.Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are Africa's five representatives at the upcoming World Cup and they will all be aiming to surpass the quarter-final achievements of Senegal in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

With weeks to the start of the World Cup, the Super Eagles have commenced training for their friendly games.The Super Eagles players and coaching crew were seen in full fitness training at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday.The Eagles will square up against DR Congo on May 28, take on the Three Lions of England on June 2 [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s baffling 2010 World Cup miss

FLASHBACK: Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s baffling 2010 World Cup miss

The commentator of the day described it as the "worst missed chance of this World Cup or any other for that matter".It was June 22, 2010, a day Nigerians won't forget in a hurry. It was a day Yakubu Aiyegbeni missed a simple tap-in during a game between Nigeria and South Korea.The miss came when his side was trailing the Koreans [...]

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    World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TheCable takes a look at the track record and best performances of the 32 countries that will be in Russia for the tournament. Group A Russia's best World Cup performance was a semi-final appearance in 1966 in England.Saudi Arabia has never gone past the round of 16.The Pharaohs of Egypt have also never progressed beyond [...]

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    Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup after suffering knee injury

Argentina goalkeeper Romero out of World Cup after suffering knee injury

Argentina on Tuesday suffered a blow as goalkeeper Sergio Romero was ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury.The South American country is in the same World Cup group with Nigeria.According to the Argentina Football Association (AFA), Romero injured his right knee during training in Buenos Aires on Tuesday."Romero will be removed from the list of 23 [...]

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    Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Leon Balogun joins Brighton Albion

Super Eagles centre-back Leon Balogun has joined Brighton on a two-year deal.The English Premier League (EPL) club announced the signing of Balogun on Tuesday."Brighton & Hove Albion have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun," the statement read.The 29-year-old defender joins the club on a free transfer after leaving Bundesliga side FSV Mainz 05.Albion manager Chris Hughton said: [...]

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    World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the national teams of countries that are members of FIFA.Since inception, the tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was cancelled due to World War II.The most recent World Cup was hosted by Brazil in 2014 and [...]

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