Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Ahmed Musa's second goal against Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament award.According to FIFA, Musa's spectacular strike is one of the 18 goals shortlisted out of the 169 in Russia.He scored the classy goal scored in the 75th minute from a controlled cross from Victor Moses.It was an individual great [...]

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    Mikel: I was told about my father’s abduction hours before Argentina game

Mikel: I was told about my father’s abduction hours before Argentina game

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi says he was informed of his father's abduction a few hours before Nigeria played Argentina in a World Cup group game.Pa Michael Obi, Mikel's father, was rescued on Monday after being kidnapped for the second time in seven years.The police had said Pa Obi and his driver, John Ishaya, were abducted on Makurdi-Enugu Road on [...]

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    Limited experience cost Super Eagles Argentina game, says Okocha

Limited experience cost Super Eagles Argentina game, says Okocha

Austin Okocha, former captain of the Super Eagles, says the team had limited experience, hence the defeat to Argentina in the World Cup.Argentina edged Nigeria 2-1 in a tight game to sneak into the round of 16 of the tournament ahead of Nigeria.“We were not clear to keep more players in attack. We were limited in terms of experience,” Okocha, [...]

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    I am in complete remission, says Carl Ikeme

I am in complete remission, says Carl Ikeme

After undergoing chemotherapy, Carl Ikeme, Super Eagles goalkeeper who has been battling leukaemia, says he is getting better.In a tweet on Saturday, the 32-year-old goalkeeper said although there are still hurdles to overcome, he is hopeful.“After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete remission,” he tweeted.Complete remission is when tests and physical [...]

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    Super Eagles can go very far in World Cup, says Buhari after Iceland win

Super Eagles can go very far in World Cup, says Buhari after Iceland win

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Super Eagles can go far in the ongoing World Cup in Russia.In a statement released after Nigerian team defeated Iceland, the president expressed delight at the confidence of the players.“I am confident that if our players believe in themselves, they can qualify out of their difficult group and even go very far in the tournament,” [...]

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    Rohr names Eagles starting XI for Iceland, switches to 3-5-2 formation

Rohr names Eagles starting XI for Iceland, switches to 3-5-2 formation

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has named his starting line up for the game against Iceland, with three changes made to the side that lost 2-0 to Croatia. [...]

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    Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will produce a performance to match their "sleek" jersey in upcoming World Cup games.  [...]

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    Super Eagles have what it takes to progress beyond group stage, says Pinnick

Super Eagles have what it takes to progress beyond group stage, says Pinnick

The president of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has declared that despite the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles have the wherewithal to lift themselves up. [...]

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    Nigeria off to stuttering start in Russia

Nigeria off to stuttering start in Russia

Croatia moved to the top of Group D with a well deserved 2-0 win over Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday night.  [...]

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    Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, says the youthfulness and energy of the Super Eagles team will be the key factor to winning Saturday’s game against Croatia. [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Mystical pig’ predicts Super Eagles will reach World Cup semi-final

EXTRA: ‘Mystical pig’ predicts Super Eagles will reach World Cup semi-final

A pig said to have psychic powers has predicted that the Super Eagles will play up to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia, Daily Mail reports.Popularly known as “Mystic Marcus”, the black micro pig has a knack for predicting winners and rightly picked Donald Trump as winner of the US presidential election over Hilary Clinton.The pig also correctly predicted the [...]

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    Rohr: Eagles physically, mentally ready for Croatia

Rohr: Eagles physically, mentally ready for Croatia

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team are “physically and mentally ready” for their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup against Croatia on Saturday.Rohr insisted that his wards are in no mood to play second fiddle at the Kaliningrand Stadium."It will be a tough one, but we are physically and mentally ready," Rohr said at a press [...]

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    Mikel: Super Eagles goal is to qualify from ‘group of death’

Mikel: Super Eagles goal is to qualify from ‘group of death’

Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Mikel Obi, says the team's goal is to qualify to the next round from the "Group of Death" at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Mikel, however, agrees that the group is very tough but sees Nigeria advancing from it to the next round."That is the motivation. We have given ourselves the target of coming out [...]

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    World Cup: Croatia only better than Nigeria on paper, says Rohr

World Cup: Croatia only better than Nigeria on paper, says Rohr

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr says the Croatian side is only better than the Nigerian team on paper.Rohr said the Eagles will go all out against Croatia in their first 2018 World Cup game in Kaliningrad on Saturday.“We admire this team, but we do not plan to watch them when we play against them, we hope to fight," Rohr [...]

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    VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

VIDEO: I used to hawk groundnut, wash windshield in Lagos traffic, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi, Super Eagles midfielder, says he used to hawk groundnut for his mother and also wash windshields in Lagos traffic.In an interview with ESPN FC, the Leicester star said he hawked different types of fruits and foodstuff ranging from pepper to tomatoes."At that time, I was jack of all trade while my mum was selling, I'll go and hawk for [...]

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    World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

The Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup via a 2-0 defeat to France in the second round.Prior that game, the team drew 0-0 against Iran, pipped Bosnia 1-0 and lost 3-2 in a thrilling game against Argentina.The 2014 mundial was a competition that brought about mixed feelings for Nigeria but the most unforgettable game of the tournament [...]

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