Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru relishes debut Eagles call up, says ‘I’ll never disappoint’

Ebube Duru, Lobi Stars player, says he is elated with his debut call-up to the Super Eagles.The left-back is among the 18 players invited for the international friendly against Liberia on Tuesday.Duru has been in fine form for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions.He was also impressive for the Super Eagles B team in the 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in [...]

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    My time will come, says Collins after bench-warming outing against Seychelles

My time will come, says Collins after bench-warming outing against Seychelles

Jamilu Collins, Paderborn 07 defender, is optimistic of making his debut for the Super Eagles in no time.The overlapping full-back was tipped to feature in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Seychelles on Saturday, but he failed to see action.Collins was kept on the substitutes bench for the entire match duration as Nigeria secured a 3-0 victory."Saturday's game was great. [...]

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    Four home-based Eagles in Rohr’s squad for Liberia friendly

Four home-based Eagles in Rohr’s squad for Liberia friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has included four home-based players in the squad that will face the Lone Star of Liberia.Mfon Udoh, captain of Enyimba FC, defenders Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah) and Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars), as well as Enyimba FC forward Sunday Adetunji are the new invitees.All the newly invited players will report at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos on Monday.The [...]

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    Player ratings: How Super Eagles fared against Pirates of Seychelles

Player ratings: How Super Eagles fared against Pirates of Seychelles

The Super Eagles went through the motions to register a 3-0 win over Seychelles and her band of mostly part-time footballers.Captain Ahmed Musa led by example with the opener, while there was a debut goal for defender, Chiedozie Awaziem. Odion Ighalo broke his 10-game goal drought with a penalty won by debutant, Samuel Kalu, who impressed in a game that [...]

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    AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

AFCON: Super Eagles back on track after emphatic win over Seychelles

The Super Eagles recorded a resounding 3-0 victory over Seychelles on Saturday in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.Due to the poor condition of the artificial pitch, both teams initially struggled to find their footing and rhythm at the Stade Linite.Samuel Kalu caused the Pirates all sorts of problems with his trickery and pace. He forced the hosts to [...]

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    Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Rohr asks Eagles to ‘show character’ in AFCON qualifier against Seychelles

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says his team is in Seychelles for "serious business" ahead of the 2019 AFCON qualifier match.With the team occupying third position in Group E after losing the opening game to South Africa, the 62-year-old tactician has charged his wards to "show character" against the Pirates of Seychelles.“We are not here on vacation. We are here [...]

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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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