Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Aluko: I just want to beat Arsenal in FA Cup final

Aluko: I just want to beat Arsenal in FA Cup final

Hull City will face Arsenal Football Club at the Wembley Stadium, London, on Saturday in the FA Cup final. Nigeria international Sone Aluko, who plays for Hull, spoke to TheCable and took other questions from twitter on the all-important match of his careerTheCable: Is the FA Cup final still as big a match?Aluko: Most definitely. Anyone who says otherwise is [...]

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    Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Mikel: Argentina won’t be lucky this time around

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi believes Nigeria’s Group F World Cup foe, Argentina will bite the dust when both countries meet in the last group match coming up in June 25 at the Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre.Super Eagles face Argentina, Bosnia and Iran in the first round and Mikel said he’s expecting Nigeria to reach the knock-out stage, as they [...]

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    World Cup baby for Odemwingie!

World Cup baby for Odemwingie!

Super Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie is now the father of two sons.His wife Sarah was wheeling their first child Noah around the garden when the strain appears to have sent her into premature labour.But all's well that ends well because the birth of baby Theo appears to have gone smoothly according to Odemwingie's humorous tweet.“My wife underrated Noah's weight yesterday [...]

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    Super Eagles’ opponents Iran name squad

Super Eagles’ opponents Iran name squad

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz has released the preliminary 30-man squad for the FIFA World Cup.Two London-based players, Fulham midfielder Ashkan Dejageh and Charlton Athletic striker Reza Ghoochannejad, are among 10 foreign-based players in the squad, which will be trimmed to 23 by June 2.The Iranians have had a troubled build-up to the tournament and last month Queiroz started a training [...]

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    Omeruo: Easy to play under a manager who was a central defender

Omeruo: Easy to play under a manager who was a central defender

Super Eagles' defender, Kenneth Omeruo, said he’s benefiting from the experiences of club and national team coaches who were seasoned defenders during their playing days.In a chat with FIFA.com, the defender born in October 17, 1993, the month and year Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize, thanked Aitor Karanka and Stephen Keshi for improving [...]

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    Enyeama wins historic Ligue 1 award

Enyeama wins historic Ligue 1 award

Vincent Enyeama is the first Nigerian, the first goalkeeper and first player from English-speaking Africa to be named France’s Ligue 1 African player of the season.The Super Eagles' vice-captain has played all 37 championship games for his club Lille this season, conceding just 25 goals.The 31-year-old, at one point this season – which comes to an end next weekend – went [...]

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    Strachan names uncapped duo for Nigeria friendly

Strachan names uncapped duo for Nigeria friendly

Scotland coach, Gordon Strachan has added uncapped Derby County duo of Chris Martin and Craig Forsyth to his squad for the upcoming friendly against Nigeria at Craven Cottage. Dundee United left, back Andrew Robertson, is named among the defenders, while Craig Bryson joins his Pride Park teammates who have helped guide the Rams to the Championship play-off final.Gary Caldwell returns in defence [...]

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    Uche bears no grudge for WC snub

Uche bears no grudge for WC snub

Despite not making coach Stephen Keshi’s provisional 30-man list, Nigeria forward, Ikechukwu Uche, says he bears no grudge against the Super Eagles boss.The Villarreal striker, who last played for his country as a substitute in the 1-0 win against Burkina Faso in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa last year, was ignored even with his 12 [...]

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    Omeruo demands ‘double money’ from Chelsea

Omeruo demands ‘double money’ from Chelsea

Chelsea run the risk of losing their Nigerian international centre-half, Kenneth Omeruo, on the cheap, after the youngster rejected their latest contract offer.Omeruo, who has impressed under the tutelage of Aitor Karanka on loan at Middlesbrough, is out of contract in the summer of 2015.His agent, Chika Akujobi, wants a better deal from Chelsea before he leaves for the World [...]

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    FIFA World Cup: Nigeria lowest-ranked in Group F

FIFA World Cup: Nigeria lowest-ranked in Group F

The latest FIFA ranking has placed Nigeria on 44th in the world.The ranking, which was released on Thursday, indicates that Nigeria moved only one spot up from 45th in last month’s ranking.Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran, Super Eagles Group F opponents in the World Cup are placed 7th, 25th and 37th, respectively.However, the Super Eagles remain sixth in Africa, with Cote [...]

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    Ngodigha sure Agbim will come good

Ngodigha sure Agbim will come good

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, David Ngodigha, has backed Chigozie Agbim’s inclusion in the 30-man provisional list for 2014 World Cup preparation.Since his lacklustre performance at the African Nations Championship in South Africa, Agbim has been a byword for incompetence among football lovers.But speaking to TheCable, Ngodigha, the technical adviser of Nigeria National League side, Go Round of Omuko, Rivers State, backed [...]

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    Ex-Internationals say Keshi’s Eagles can fly in Brazil

Ex-Internationals say Keshi’s Eagles can fly in Brazil

Two former Super Eagles players have given their backing to the players on Coach Stephen Keshi's provisional list of 30 players for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, released on Tuesday after weeks of speculation.Some notable omissions are Dynamo Kiev’s Brown Ideye, Schalke 04’s Chinedu Obasi, and Ikechukwu Uche of Villarreal, who is perhaps the biggest absentee.Keshi hasn’t selected Uche in a year, since describing him “tactically [...]

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    Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Former Super Eagles manager, Clemens Westerhof, has backed Jose Mourinho’s tactics, which have come under the spotlight in recent days.The Chelsea boss was roundly criticised for his ultra-defensive tactics after his team's 3-1 aggregate loss to Spanish club, Atletico Madrid in last week’s UEFA Champions League semifinal.Morten Olsen, Denmark’s head coach, was the most vociferous, declaring on Monday that Mourinho’s [...]

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    My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

My World Cup list… If I were Keshi

There are only a few minutes until Coach Stephen Keshi names his provisional World Cup squad. But just before he does, here is my own list. It is not a provisional list of 32 players. Instead, it is a list of players who will fly to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, if I were the Super Eagles coach.VINCENT ENYEAMA (Lille, France): Since [...]

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    Abdullahi: Match-fixing allegation a distraction

Abdullahi: Match-fixing allegation a distraction

Former Sports Minister Bolaji Abdullahi said on Monday that match-fixing allegation should not be a distraction to Nigeria as the nation geared up for 2014 World Cup .Abdullahi, however, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) should not be distracted by the allegation by  Wilson Perumal, in his book, Kelong Kings."For me, I must [...]

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    Nigeria can stop Messi through ‘a simple tactic’

Nigeria can stop Messi through ‘a simple tactic’

Multiple title winner in many countries and former Ajax, Machelen and Anderlecht manager Aad de Mos says that Nigeria's Super Eagles need to have their feet planted on the ground going into the World Cup in Brazil.He also spoke on how Nigeria should contain Argentine wizard, Lionel Messi, in their group match at the World Cup.Speaking to TheCable in Eindhoven, [...]

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