Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    Mikel dreaming of winning the World Cup

Mikel dreaming of winning the World Cup

Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, is relishing the dream of playing in the World Cup for the first time and he wants the experience to last till the end of the tournament in Brazil.After missing out on South Africa 2010 due to an injury at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour, Mikel is ready to put in [...]

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    Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has acknowledged that Monday’s opponents Iran are something of an unknown quantity.Nigeria meet Iran in their Group F opener, and with red-hot favourites Argentina in same group, the most realistic aim for both is likely a second-place finish behind the-two World Cup champions.Picking the maximum points against Carlos Queiroz's men could prove vital in avoiding [...]

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    He wanted to be a soccer star, but now, he’s a ‘Solidstar’

He wanted to be a soccer star, but now, he’s a ‘Solidstar’

Ever imagined seeing dance hall, R&B, hip hop star, Solidstar, on stage with an Oghene group to play the Oghene drum? Well, you didn't think that would happen. There are a lot more you do not of know about the Oluchi crooner. Solidstar was born as Joshua Iniyezo. A native of the town Isoko in Delta State, he is the last of four siblings who were raised by [...]

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    Five most shocking African World Cup victories

Five most shocking African World Cup victories

The whole of Africa will be behind Cameroon, as it kick-starts the continent's participation at the Brazil 2014 World Cup in a few hours with a potentially pulsating clash against  North American power house, Mexico.But Cameroon can put aside their seesaw qualification process and draw inspiration from some of the most momentous victories by African sides at the global showpiece. Algeria vs West Germany, [...]

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    THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days, but one prize — the World Cup! Now, it is here.The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo today with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while Nigeria get their campaign up and running against Iran on Monday. TheCable’s team of analysts, dubbed The Three Wise Men — comprising a journalist, Bless Ekene (Editor, i-Soccer magazine), a soccer aficionado, Sunday [...]

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    Super Eagles in Brazil: Fantastic Four to the rescue!

Super Eagles in Brazil: Fantastic Four to the rescue!

After unimpressive friendly encounters that ended in two draws and a loss, Nigeria’s chances at the World Cup are now in the hands of the Fantastic Four!Well, maybe the Reliable Four would have been a more appropriate name for the quartet of Vincent Enyeama, Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi, and Emmanuel Emenike, who form the spine of the Super Eagles.But [...]

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    Emenike blasts ‘disrespectful, boastful’ Argentina

Emenike blasts ‘disrespectful, boastful’ Argentina

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has hit out at two-time world champions Argentina as “disrespectful and boastful” ahead of their World Cup Group F clash.The Fenerbache star striker is piqued by recent remarks by Argentina players, notably from Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, on their superiority over the African Champions, and Emenike said he’s looking forward to the encounter."They should [...]

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    Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is the 28th highest-paid manager at this year's World Cup.A MailSport review of what the 32 managers of the World Cup nations earn shows that Keshi is on a salary of £233,750 per annum.The Big Boss is among the five lowest-paid managers who are all nationals of their own countries. In the order of smallest [...]

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    No cause for panic, say Keshi, Yobo

No cause for panic, say Keshi, Yobo

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi and captain Joseph Yobo have assured fans that there is no cause for panic, as Nigeria get set to commence their campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Iran on June 16.After unimpressive draws with Scotland and Greece and the loss to USA, many Nigerian fans have been brought back to earth from their hitherto [...]

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    Victory against Nigeria vital, says Iran coach

Victory against Nigeria vital, says Iran coach

Oceano Cruz, Iran’s national team assistant coach, has predicted defeat for African champions, Nigeria, when both sides meet in their Group F opener at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.The two teams square up at the Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, on June 16; and Oceano, an extremely important member of Iran’s coaching staff, has voiced his sentiments about the potentially decisive [...]

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    Amiesimaka: Eagles’ problem psychological

Amiesimaka: Eagles’ problem psychological

The technical crew of the Super Eagles must work on the psyche of the players to instill a winning mentality in them ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, former Green Eagles winger, Adokiye Amiesimaka, said on Monday.The 1980 Africa Cup of Nations winner said that the players should be positively disposed to their chances of a successful campaign at the tournament.“What I [...]

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    Eagles have been written off and Musa is happy

Eagles have been written off and Musa is happy

Nigeria forward, Ahmed Musa, is happy that the Super Eagles have already been written off even before a ball has been kicked in Brazil. This, Musa believes, is a good omen for the team.After unimpressive pre-World Cup games that ended in two draws and a loss, Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina are now favourites to emerge from Group F with Nigeria and [...]

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    Oboabona: Lack of communication ’caused’ defeat

Oboabona: Lack of communication ’caused’ defeat

Nigeria defender, Godfrey Oboabona, is gutted by the two goals the Super Eagles conceded in their 1-2 loss to the USA, has he has blamed it on lack of communication.Jozy Altidore scored his first goal in 2014 for his country just after the half-hour mark, tapping in Fabian Johnson’s cross, while he added a second after half-time. Oboabona knows that with better [...]

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    [ANALYSIS] Super Eagles badly exposed by US

[ANALYSIS] Super Eagles badly exposed by US

It is very difficult to pick holes in the actions or selections of a title-winning coach. It even seems more foolish when one considers or remembers how this coach and his charges have made pundits eat humble pie in the past.At the final whistle of the friendly international between the Super Eagles and the United States on Saturday, some Nigerians [...]

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    Keshi ready for tough US test

Keshi ready for tough US test

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, says his team will do their best against Team USA in Saturday night's final pre-World Cup game, after admitting that the end of the club season has left his players struggling to for fitness.Speaking before training at EverBank stadium in Jacksonville, the Big Boss knows he’s running out of time to put the team in top [...]

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    Emenike not after personal glory

Emenike not after personal glory

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike will not be chasing personal glory at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.The Fenerbache star was top scorer at last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and his goals were equally crucial as Nigeria qualified for a fifth World Cup.But Emenike, who has scored 10 goals in 21 games for the national team, [...]

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