Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Keshi: Snubbed Mba ‘did not show the hunger’

Keshi: Snubbed Mba ‘did not show the hunger’

Super Eagles midfielder, Sunday Mba, was left out of the team to the World Cup because he lacked "hunger and fight", Coach Stephen keshi has revealed.The CA Bastia forward, who scored the lone goal in Nigeria’s win against Burkina Faso at the last Africa Cup of Nations, has said he is "gutted" to have been excluded from the team.Mba, who was late in [...]

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    Nations Cup hero Mba not going to Brazil 2014

Nations Cup hero Mba not going to Brazil 2014

Nigeria coach, Stephen Keshi, late Monday night put to rest the long wait for the release of the Super Eagles team to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, naming his previously-estranged captain, Joseph Yobo, in the final 23-man list.But the man who scored Nigeria's winning goal in the final of the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, Sunday Mba, will not be [...]

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    Ambrose hopes World Cup will bring back Chibok girls

Ambrose hopes World Cup will bring back Chibok girls

Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, hopes Nigeria’s World Cup campaign will lead to the return of nearly 276 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by terrorists.The 25-year-old, who joined Celtic from Israeli side Ashdod in 2012, believes the African nation’s passion for football can help bring peace and stability to his homeland.The world was shocked when Boko Haram abducted the girls from [...]

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    Omeruo hoping to grab Chelsea shirt next year

Omeruo hoping to grab Chelsea shirt next year

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Kenneth Omeruo, is setting his sight on a regular first-team spot with Chelsea next season, once the World Cup is over.The 20-year-old Nigeria international recently signed a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge after impressing during a loan spell at Middlesbrough.Omeruo has gained significant experience at international level, winning 16 caps with the Super [...]

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    Odemwingie relishing his ‘fresh start’

Odemwingie relishing his ‘fresh start’

Osaze Odemwingie is delighted to be wearing a Super Eagles green jersey again after patching up his differences with Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi in time to make a mark in Group F in BrazilAfter 18 months in the international wilderness, during which the team won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the Stoke City striker has made up with Keshi, relishing [...]

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    Keshi, here are the strengths and weaknesses of your oponents

Keshi, here are the strengths and weaknesses of your oponents

World Cup debutantes, Bosnia-Herzegovina, play Ivory Coast on Friday in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.But Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, who is also in the US with his team, need not bother traveling or sending his assistant, Daniel Amokachi, to the venue to get first-hand information on Edin Dzeko and co.There are 811.48 miles (by air) from Saint Louis and [...]

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    Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Wenger: Eagles’ ‘team spirit’ will take them to second round

Arsene Wenger has tipped Nigeria to reach the second round of the World Cup, alongside Argentina in Group F.The Arsenal manager, one of the most respected voices in world football, expects the Super Eagles to join La Albiceleste into the knockout stage because of the team's spirit.Wenger expects Argentina to win the group, which also has Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina.“I think that [...]

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    Brazil 2014: Super Eagles head for Philadelphia

Brazil 2014: Super Eagles head for Philadelphia

The Super Eagles will depart their Hilton Cobham hotel in Surrey, UK, for Philadelphia, US, on Thursday for the second phase of their World Cup preparations.The team played a 2-2 draw with Gordon Strachan’s Scotland at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on Wednesday.Coach Stephen Keshi had sent out an experimental side that seemed overawed by the occasion at the start but as [...]

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    Ex-goalies support Ejide despite shocking Scotland display

Ex-goalies support Ejide despite shocking Scotland display

Former Super Eagles goalkeepers, Alloy Agu and David Ngodigha have backed under-fire goalie, Austin Ejide, despite his shambolic display against Scotland, which brought to light the match-fixing allegation that dominated the pre-match proceedings.The National Crime Agency, United Kingdom’s equivalent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were reported to be investigating the potential case involving the Asian betting market.Nigeria [...]

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    Keshi: We’re footballers — not gamblers

Keshi: We’re footballers — not gamblers

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has defended his players, following Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Scotland — a game whose pre-match proceedings was dominated by match-fixing investigations.Keshi, who has won the Africa Cup of Nations as captain and coach, said his team was not affected by the off-field issues before the kick-off.“We did because it’s something ridiculous, something that we don’t [...]

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    Eagles fight back to snatch late equaliser against Scotland

Eagles fight back to snatch late equaliser against Scotland

A last-gasp equaliser by substitute Uche Nwofor rescued a draw for Nigeria in their World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The match ended 2-2.Charlie Mulgrew’s audacious flick and an own goal from Azubuike Egwuekwe had given Scotland a 2-1 lead over the Super Eagles, but Nwofor pounced after a mix-up in the Scotland defence and poked [...]

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    Ambrose: Scotland will provide tough test

Ambrose: Scotland will provide tough test

Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, is expecting a stiff test from Scotland when the teams go head-to-head in a friendly encounter at Craven Cottage on Wednesday in London.The Celtic player will be facing his club captain, Scott Brown, and his other Hoops colleagues in the Scotland squad, but he says it won’t distract him from the task of helping the [...]

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    Yobo to start against Scotland

Yobo to start against Scotland

Skipper Joseph Yobo, making a return to the team after a yearlong absence, will lead the team out in tonight's friendly encounter against Scotland, while Vincent Enyeama, who has deputized for him, will sit it out for Austin Ejide, according to kickoffnigeria.com.Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is expected to make wholesale changes, as he seeks to test out his fringe players [...]

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    Babayaro backs Odemwingie to shine in Brazil

Babayaro backs Odemwingie to shine in Brazil

Atlanta ’96 Olympic soccer gold medalist, Emmanuel Babayaro, reckons the performance of Stoke City, forward Osaze Odemwingie, will be crucial to the Super Eagles in their Group F World Cup games against Argentina, Iran and Bosnia.The former Nigerian goalkeeper is confident Odemwingie will prove himself a worthy World Cup starter during Nigeria's warm-up games, which begin Wednesday against Scotland at Fulham's [...]

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    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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