Saturday, February 16, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Mikel: I’ve seen the good and bad times in Chelsea

Mikel: I’ve seen the good and bad times in Chelsea

John Mikel Obi may have lost his automatic shirt in Chelsea’s first team with the arrival of Nemanja Matic in January, but the Super Eagles midfielder says he has seen the good and the bad times at Stamford Bridge to know there’s always a probable turnaround.   Mikel has now become an elder’s statesman at Chelsea, as only just John Terry and [...]

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    Omeruo to miss league curtain-raiser

Omeruo to miss league curtain-raiser

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo is a major doubt for Middlesbrough’s English Championship league season opener against Birmingham City on Saturday, according to his manager, Aitor Karanka.Omeruo completed his loan switch from Chelsea to Boro on Wednesday, following a delayed summer break due to his World Cup commitments with Nigeria.And his boss has now said his ward is unlikely to [...]

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    Emenike ‘happy’ in Istanbul

Emenike ‘happy’ in Istanbul

Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike has revealed his desire to remain with Fenerbahce but would not rule out a transfer away from Turkey if his club agrees to the move.Emenike, who won the Turkish Süper Lig title with the Istanbul-based club last season, said he is happy at the club and ready to help it achieve more success this season."For now, [...]

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    Onazi for Real?

Onazi for Real?

You do not write a letter to someone you are not interested in, except of course you are compelled to.But there was no trace of compulsion in Real Madrid’s ‘get-well-soon’ letter to combative Nigerian and Lazio midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi.Onazi suffered a fractured ankle when he was stamped on by France midfielder Blaise Matuidi during Super Eagles' 2-0 loss in the [...]

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    NFF still interested in Keshi

NFF still interested in Keshi

Despite the impeachment of Aminu Maigari as president of Nigeria Football Federation, the executive committee has expressed interest in still working with out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.Keshi’s contract ended after Brazil 2014 World Cup but the emergency congress of the NFF is set to resume talks with him to continue bossing the senior national team.In a communiqué released after Thursday's meeting, the executive [...]

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    Musa: Messi deserves Golden Ball award

Musa: Messi deserves Golden Ball award

Super Eagles forward, Ahmed Musa, has said that Lionel Messi deserved to win the World Cup's Golden Ball ahead of James Rodriguez of Colombia.Several distinguished personalities in the game, including Diego Maradona and Sepp Blatter, questioned the choice of the Barcelona forward for the award, while some felt that Colombia international and new Real Madrid signing, James Rodriguez, ought to [...]

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    Echiejile sets sight on Russia 2018 World Cup

Echiejile sets sight on Russia 2018 World Cup

Nigeria left back, Elderson Echiejile, is hoping to make up for missing the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup by featuring in Russia four years’ time.The AS Monaco defender suffered a muscle injury during Nigeria’s 0-0 draw with Greece in a pre-World Cup warm-up game in Pennsylvania on June 3, and was subsequently ruled out of the World Cup.Echiejile, who has [...]

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    Mourinho behind Omeruo’s return to Boro

Mourinho behind Omeruo’s return to Boro

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has revealed that Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho told him there is no place for him in the first team of the Blues for the 2014/15 season.On Sunday, Omeruo announced his return on loan to English Championship club, Middlesbrough, ahead of the new season. And the former ADO Den Haag man has now revealed that the decision was [...]

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    Enyeama ‘still very much’ a national team player

Enyeama ‘still very much’ a national team player

After initially saying he needed to review his continuity with the Super Eagles, following the team's ouster at the second round of the World Cup, Vincent Enyeama has now declared his intention to continue with the national team.The Nigeria international goalkeeper had hinted after the 2014 Fifa World Cup that he would quit the Eagles, but he has now revealed [...]

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    Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

Samuel Okwaraji’s death and the five games that changed David Ngodigha’s life

The sun has long set on his football career, but former Super Eagles goalkeeper David Ngodigha still has some games permanently etched in his mind.The current technical director of Nigeria National League Division One side, Go Round, went memory lane in this chat with TheCable.1) P&T vs. Sharks, Rivers State Governor’s Cup semifinal, 1978I was still in secondary school [...]

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    After World Cup, Nigeria rise 10 places in FIFA ranking

After World Cup, Nigeria rise 10 places in FIFA ranking

Nigeria now occupy the 34th position in latest FIFA ranking released Thursday.The Super Eagles' qualification for the round-of-16 at the just-concluded World Cup in Brazil has reflected on the July FIFA ranking, as the country now occupies the 34th position.In the rankings table released by the world football governing body, Nigeria garnered 660 points to move up 10 spots as [...]

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    We’ll soon brief FIFA on NFF, says Danagogo

We’ll soon brief FIFA on NFF, says Danagogo

Sports Minister, Tamuno Danagogo, spoke to state house correspondents on Wednesday just before FIFA hammer fell on Nigeria on Wednesday night. He said he was in the process of briefing the world football-governing on the crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). We are out of the World Cup, can you give us the rundown on our performance?Well I have said [...]

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    Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’

Odemwingie could quit Eagles ‘in a couple of weeks’

Osaze Odemwingie is considering following in the footsteps of Joseph Yobo by quitting the Super Eagles of Nigeria.Odemwingie, who became the first Stoke City player to score in the World Cup after his strike in the 1-0 win against Bosnia-Hercegovina, said that after 67 caps, the 2-0 loss to France could be his last game for Nigeria."Sometimes you just feel like [...]

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    Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Yobo: I will return as Eagles coach

Joseph Yobo has put behind him the horror of scoring an own goal in his last international game for the Super Eagles, and the 100-cap man is now looking to return to the team as the head coach.Nigeria lost 2-0 to France in Yobo’s 100th and last game, but the former Eagles captain is already looking ahead to a [...]

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    How Mikel prevented Azeez from playing against France

How Mikel prevented Azeez from playing against France

All that was left was for the referee’s assistant to raise the board and indicate that the injured Ogenyi Onazi would be replaced by Ramon Azeez after the Lazio player was stretchered off following a devastating Blaise Matuidi tackle in the second-round game against France.The Almeria of Spain midfielder had already been instructed by Coach Stephen Keshi on what was expected of him [...]

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    Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Keshi: My priority is Nigeria, but…

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi says he is ready to continue as manager of the national team if his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is renewed.Speaking to reporters in Abuja after his team's arrival from Brazil, Keshi said he would love to finish what he started with the team if given the opportunity to continue.“Although I have not spoken [...]

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