Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Onazi ‘lucky’ to escape death in bomb blast

Onazi ‘lucky’ to escape death in bomb blast

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, was 15 minutes away from being consumed by last week’s twin blasts that killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State.The Lazio player had just left the popular Jos Main Market when the first blast rocked the area."I am very, very lucky, just by the grace of God,” he told the BBC."We had gone [...]

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    Anya has no regrets choosing Scotland ahead of Nigeria

Anya has no regrets choosing Scotland ahead of Nigeria

Ikechi Anya says he has no regrets about choosing to represent Scotland over Nigeria, even though it is the Super Eagles and not The Tartan Terriers that are preparing to head to Brazil for the World Cup.Anya was raised in Scotland by a Nigerian father and Romanian mother, and he made his debut in a September 2013 encounter against Belgium.The Watford [...]

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    Super Eagles start training in London

Super Eagles start training in London

Super Eagles kicked off their preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with a first training session at Fulham FC Mortspur Park training centre on Monday evening.All 30 shortlisted players were in camp and attended the session that lasted for nearly two hours.Coaches Daniel Amokachi and Valerie Houdenmou took the light work-out before the former led the players in [...]

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    ‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

‘Super Eagles are still learning,’ say Ogunjobi, Ekpo

Former Super Eagles midfielder, Friday Ekpo, and erstwhile Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Taiwo Ogunjobi, has dismissed the target set for the Super Eagles at the Brazil 2014 World Cup, saying it puts unnecessary pressure on the team.The Super Eagles are going to Brazil as champions of Africa and the expectations of most fans was recently echoed by [...]

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    Onigbinde: Eagles can surprise the world in Brazil

Onigbinde: Eagles can surprise the world in Brazil

Super Eagles coach to Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup, Adegboye Onigbinde, has said that the Super Eagles are capable of putting up a World Cup performance that could surprise the world, if the team performs well in its pre-tournament matches.The CAF and FIFA technical instructor said that the players needed to show a high level of commitment to be able to [...]

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    Moses: How Nigeria can reach semi-final in Brazil

Moses: How Nigeria can reach semi-final in Brazil

Super Eagles forward, Victor Moses believes that the Super Eagles of Nigeria can reach the semi-final stage of the World Cup, but only if members of the team bond really well."I believe we can reach the semi-finals," Moses told KickOffNigeria.com."But togetherness of the team under the coach is key. There is always a good vibe among the lads when we come [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 21: Can Mikel, Emenike shine on the global scene?

COUNTDOWN 21: Can Mikel, Emenike shine on the global scene?

If Nigeria will ever make the impact its fans have been craving for since the 1994 World Cup, they would need strong performances from two of their key players, John Obi Mikel and Emmanuel Emenike.In a new-look team, both players shone like a million stars as the Super Eagles won the African Nations Cup (AFCON) last year. Mikel’s assured tackling, [...]

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    Iran striker looking forward to Nigeria-Scotland clash

Iran striker looking forward to Nigeria-Scotland clash

One player who will be paying close attention when the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on Scotland at Craven Cottage next Wednesday is Fulham forward, Ashkan Dejagah.Iran kick off their 2014 World Cup Group F opener against the current Africa Cup of Nations champions, and Dejagah is looking forward to seeing what they have to offer in SW6 on Wednesday May [...]

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    World Cup-bound Ameobi leaves Newcastle after 14 seasons

World Cup-bound Ameobi leaves Newcastle after 14 seasons

Nigeria striker, Shola Ameobi, has called time on his Newcastle United career after 14 years at the club.The 32-year-old has spent his entire career at the club, having come through the youth ranks.Ameobi, who finishes his Newcastle career with 79 goals in 397 appearances in all competitions, thanked the Geordie fans for their support afterwards.“Following discussions with Newcastle United, both parties [...]

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    Ezeugo: Nigeria can’t win World Cup with Yobo and co

Ezeugo: Nigeria can’t win World Cup with Yobo and co

Super Eagles defender at USA ’94 World Cup, Emeka Ezeugo, does not share the enthusiasm of his erstwhile teammate and current national team coach, Stephen Keshi, that Nigeria can win the World Cup.The Big Boss earlier in the week had praised the character and attitude of his players, saying this might see them surpass the second-round achievement of the USA [...]

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    A boutique guide to some World Cup teams

A boutique guide to some World Cup teams

If countries participating at the World Cup this summer were an item of clothing, what would they be?From the Super Eagles to the Indomitable Lions, the popular Ikeja City Mall has a product in stock.Nigeria A Viking helmet: dangerous around the edges, not so much through the middle. The Super Eagles are tough and physically quite intimidating, though they were [...]

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    Adebayor: Nigeria, the best African team for Brazil

Adebayor: Nigeria, the best African team for Brazil

Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor is backing the Super Eagles of Nigeria to go furthest of all the African teams – competing in Brazil. The Tottenham star believes the big-game knowledge and ability of the quartet of Stephen Keshi, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi, and Vincent Enyeama are the ingredients needed by any team to be successful in a major competition like the [...]

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    Enyeama sure of World Cup semis

Enyeama sure of World Cup semis

Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has high expectations going into his third FIFA World Cup.Despite Nigeria's struggles in their last two World Cups, the Lille shot-stopper has told FIFA.com that the African champions will go far in Brazil, after being drawn into Group F against Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina.“I think we are going to make big progress," Enyeama said."We [...]

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    Keshi: Present Eagles have character and attitude of ’94 set

Keshi: Present Eagles have character and attitude of ’94 set

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will head into this World Cup as champions of Africa, just as they did 20 years ago. And coach Stephen Keshi sees other similarities between the set he captained in 1994 and present squad he’s taking to Brazil.Speaking in Lagos on Monday, shortly after he was presented with the Best Coach of 2013 in the [...]

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    Nsofor’s brace nails Inter

Nsofor’s brace nails Inter

Super Eagles forward, Victor Obinna Nsofor, sent a message of intent to other strikers vying for places in Coach Stephen Keshi’s World Cup squad by scoring both goals in Chievo’s 2-1 win against Inter Milan in a Serie A match at the Marc'Antonio Bentegodi Stadium on Sunday.Chievo were trailing Inter by a first-half goal from Marco Andreolli before the introduction [...]

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    Martins scores in Sounders’ 1-0 win over Earthquakes

Martins scores in Sounders’ 1-0 win over Earthquakes

Overlooked by Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, in his 30-man provisional World Cup list, Obafemi Martins was determined not to sulk about missing out on the trip to Brazil.Martins, who earlier last week said his World Cup is the next two months playing for the Seattle Sounders, started with his finest goal since joining Major League Soccer.The striker — he [...]

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