Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Super Eagles player ratings vs England

Super Eagles player ratings vs England

Super Eagles showed their good and bad sides in the 2-1 defeat against England at Wembley stadium. Gernot Rohr's boys went through a shambolic first half but redeemed themselves in the second to half the deficit. World Cup qualifiers hero, Alex Iwobi, was again, particularly impressive despite the defeat.Francis Uzoho: The Deportivo La Coruna reserve keeper looks like the chosen [...]

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    Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to the Three Lions in a pre-World Cup game at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Dele Alli, a player of Nigerian descent, was showered with boos every time he touched the ball while Iwobi, another player who had the option of playing for Nigeria and England, scored in the international friendly.Gary Cahill's stunning header gave Gareth Southgate's [...]

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    Carl Ikeme ‘devastated’ to miss World Cup

Carl Ikeme ‘devastated’ to miss World Cup

Carl Ikeme says he is devastated that he won't be a part of the Super Eagles contingent to the World Cup.The goalkeeper took to Twitter to vent his frustration and to also wish the Super Eagles good luck as the team continues preparation towards the tournament in Russia.The Wolverhampton Wanderers player did not play a game in the 2017/18 season [...]

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    England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

England vs Nigeria: Talking points, key battle and possible lineups

The Super Eagles and the Three Lions will battle for bragging rights at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.It will be the Eagles' penultimate friendly match before heading to Russia for the World Cup.The Nigerian team was average against DR Congo on Monday; a match where Gernot Rohr paired Joel Obi and Oghenekaro Etebo in central midfield and utilised Tyrone [...]

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    Troost-Ekong: Oliseh said I’m too soft for African football — I have proven my point

Troost-Ekong: Oliseh said I’m too soft for African football — I have proven my point

William Troost-Ekong, Super Eagles defender, says Sunday Oliseh's criticism motivated him to excel.He said the former Eagles coach once described him as "too soft for African football" after an international game.In an interview with UK Telegraph UK, the defender said: "My partner at centre-back is half-German, half-Nigerian, so he is the same as me."After a game, he said we [...]

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    Nigeria’s World Cup jersey sells out as hundreds queue to buy in London

Nigeria’s World Cup jersey sells out as hundreds queue to buy in London

Nigeria's new jersey was sold out minutes after its release as fans queued outside London’s Niketown store in Oxford to make purchases.Since its unveiling months ago, the jersey has earned rave reviews by football fans, hence the demand for it was high even before it was released.Nike said it had received three million pre-orders for the shirt prior to its [...]

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    Ighalo: If I don’t score goals at World Cup, others will

Ighalo: If I don’t score goals at World Cup, others will

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles striker, says he is not under pressure to score goals at the World Cup.The Changchun Yatai player said any member of the team can provide the goals, noting that the Eagles operate as a unit.Ighalo said his main objective is to contribute to the team's success in Russia."I am not under pressure because it's a teamwork [...]

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    World Cup: Super Eagles physiotherapist, kitman denied Austrian visas

World Cup: Super Eagles physiotherapist, kitman denied Austrian visas

The Austrian embassy in Nigeria has denied two key staff of the Super Eagles entry visas.The officials affected are to accompany the team for the final pre-World Cup camping programme billed to begin on Sunday.The Eagles will camp in Austria before flying to Yessentuki, the team base at the World Cup, on June 11.Dayo Enebi Achor, Super Eagles team administrator, [...]

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    Nwankwo: I’m not obsessed with making final World Cup squad

Nwankwo: I’m not obsessed with making final World Cup squad

Simeon Nwankwo, Super Eagles debutant, says he is not obsessed with going to the World Cup.The striker said he is not worried by the pressure of securing an inclusion in the final 23-man squad."It's not an obsession for me. The only thing I have to control is that I have to focus on playing, in training, I have to be focused [...]

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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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