Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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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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    Super Eagles arrive Nigeria from Brazil

Super Eagles arrive Nigeria from Brazil

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have returned to the country following their second-round elimination by France at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Nigeria, who played four matches in the World Cup, touched down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Friday.The team were led by the head coach, Stephen Keshi.The embattled coach said the team would have loved [...]

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    10 most memorable moments of World Cup round-of-16

10 most memorable moments of World Cup round-of-16

Just before the quarter-finals of the World Cup kick off on Friday, we bring you 10 of the many good and ugly moments of the second round.Unlike the previous round, though, every action was on the pitch. The Black Stars have gone home!1. Chilling game and penalty shootout drama for Brazil and their fansThe game against Chile elicited different moods from Brazil fans [...]

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    7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

7 reasons why Nigeria lost to France

The French were there for the taking and a quarter-final place was looming large, but instead of eating French, Fries the Super Eagles of Nigeria ended up eating humble pie after the painful 2-0 loss.The song of “what-if” gets released after a yet-so-close-but-yet-so-far loss. It was played in 1994 after the loss to Italy. A remix was made after the [...]

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    Keshi, Yobo quit; Enyeama may follow suit

Keshi, Yobo quit; Enyeama may follow suit

Reports emanating from the media centre at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia say Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has resigned his post with immediate effect.According to Ben Alaiya, the team's media officer, Keshi confirmed his resignation to the players after the round-of-16 defeat to France."He thanked them for all their efforts under his watch as their coach and wished them well for the [...]

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    Corner-kick errors send Eagles out of Brazil

Corner-kick errors send Eagles out of Brazil

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have crashed out of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup after a 2-0 loss to France.Juventus midfielder, Paul Pogba, put France ahead on 79 minutes from a poorly-defended free kick, while Eagles Captain Yobo — making his 100th national-team appearance — put the game to bed in stoppage time by putting the ball into his own [...]

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    Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

As the Super Eagles file out against France on Tuesday, we examine a player who has been a revelation at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite posting underwhelming performances prior to the tournament.When regular left-back Elderson Echiejile copped up an injury during a pre-World Cup game against Greece, all seemed lost for a team that could truly boast no reliable player [...]

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    THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

Nigeria battle France at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, on Monday evening, and the Super Eagles will be out to spoil the party for the 1998 winners in a bid to reach the World Cup quarter-final for the first time.The African champions finished as runners up to Argentina in Group F, having picked up 4 points from three games. After [...]

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    Full list of Joseph Yobo’s 99 caps for Nigeria

Full list of Joseph Yobo’s 99 caps for Nigeria

Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, will become the first ever Nigerian to join the illustrious centenary club of international players to have played a 100 games for their country when he files out with the Eagles against France on June 30, 2014 at the Estadio  Nacional in Brasilia.  Yobo made his international debut for the senior national team on March [...]

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    10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

On the field and off it, we recount the beautiful and ugly moments of the first round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.RVP’s wonder goal against SpainRobin van Persie's wonderful diving header for Holland against Spain is destined to be among the defining moments of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. No controversies.The goal came when Daley Blind fired a [...]

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    Adepoju: Ramadan fast won’t take shine off Musa

Adepoju: Ramadan fast won’t take shine off Musa

Nigeria's two-goal hero against Argentina, Ahmed Musa, won’t be affected by Ramadan fast, which begins on Saturday/Sunday in Monday’s game with France, according to former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju.The Muslim world will be observing the holy month of Ramadan, as the World Cup knockout stages start.Ramadan occurs during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is a period of [...]

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    Babatunde out of World Cup, undergoes successful surgery

Babatunde out of World Cup, undergoes successful surgery

Super Eagles midfielder Babatunde Michael has undergone successful surgery on his fractured wrist and has since returned to the team’s base in Campinas, ahead of the trip to Brasilia for the second round clash with France.However, his teammate Ogenyi Onazi, whose shot did the damage, jokingly said that Babatunde stopped his goal-bound effort.“I swear, that was a sure goal if [...]

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    I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

Former Newcastle United striker and one of the most experienced players in the Super Eagles, Shola Ameobi, says he is glad he was finally able to play for Nigeria, having started his international career as an English man."I consider myself blessed to be involved at the World Cup at this stage of my career. You dream of playing or representing [...]

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    Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Ahmed Musa scored a double against Argentina to become the first Nigeria player to bag a brace in a World Cup match, and the CSKA Moscow forward has come out to reveal that his mates and coaches told him before the match that he would score.Musa, who scored Nigeria's fastest-ever goal at a World Cup, on four minutes, was beaming with smiles after the [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 3-2 to Argentina, but qualified for the Round-of-16 after Iran failed to get the maximum points in a 3-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzegovina.Argentina consequently claimed the top spot in Group F, with the highest-possible 9 points.Twice, Lionel Messi put La Albiceleste ahead, and twice Ahmed Musa equalised for Nigeria. But in the end, it was a [...]

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    THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

The Super Eagles face already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the grasp of the African champions.Our team of analysts returns to discuss what is now becoming a World Cup rivalry.Which approach should Stephen Keshi adopt against Argentina?Bless Ekene (BE): Why would the team kill themselves for a win when we [...]

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