Monday, February 18, 2019

Tag "Super Eagles"

    World Cup baby for Ejide!

World Cup baby for Ejide!

Austin Ejide may have let in two goals in his underwhelming showing against Scotland in London last week, but there was cheery news for him on Friday when his wife, Chito, safely delivered a bouncing baby girl in Chicago, United States.The Super Eagles camp in Jacksonville, also in US, was in jubilant mood when the goalkeeper gleefully relayed the news, notwithstanding the injury worries of [...]

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    Bosnia are dangerous, Oliseh warns

Bosnia are dangerous, Oliseh warns

Former Nigeria captain, Sunday Oliseh, has warned the Super Eagles not to take for granted the threat posed by World Cup debutants and Group F opponents, Bosnia-Herzegovina, when they meet on June 21 in Cuiaba.The Eastern Europeans, who qualified for the World Cup after topping their UEFA qualifying group ahead of Greece and Slovakia, boast technically-gifted players; and Eagles 1994 [...]

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    Eagles ‘will fly in Brazil’ despite winless friendly games

Eagles ‘will fly in Brazil’ despite winless friendly games

Atlanta 1996 Olympics gold medalist, Emmanuel Babayaro, on Thursday said that the Super Eagles would progress beyond the World Cup group stage, despite the outcome of their friendly matches .The team drew their last three games against Mexico (0-0), Scotland (2-2) and Greece (0-0), but Babayaro has implored Nigerians to be unruffled by the results, saying that warm-up matches are [...]

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    FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

Nigeria’s position remains unchanged in the latest FIFA World Rankings.The Super Eagles are 44th in the world, and 6th in Africa, following recent draws against Scotland and Greece.It was a different ball game for their World Cup Group F opponents, two of which ascended the log.Argentina moved up to fifth, Bosnia moved four places up from 25th to 21st [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that insecurity in some part of Nigeria, particularly in the North-East, affects the focus of his players.Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi once recalled how he was 15 minutes away from being consumed by twin blasts that killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State; while defender Efe Ambrose, who is from the northern city [...]

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    Nigeria’s opponent, Iran, second to arrive Brazil

Nigeria’s opponent, Iran, second to arrive Brazil

The Super Eagles of Nigeria's Group F opponents, Iran, were the second country to arrive Brazil for the global showpiece kicking off next week.According to a FIFA statement on Wednesday, Iran landed at the Sao Paulo International Airport, Brazil, at 4:10p.m. on Tuesday.Australia, the first of the 32 teams to land in Brazil , had arrived last week.Upon arrival in Sao Paulo, Iran [...]

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    Keshi concedes Eagles need to improve

Keshi concedes Eagles need to improve

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is expecting a better performance from his team in future games, compared  with what they mustered in the last two games with Greece and Scotland.Nigeria drew 0-0 with fellow World Cup finalists Greece in Philadelphia on Tuesday, as both sides created chances but were unable to find the target.And Keshi knows the team can [...]

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    MLS move ‘not responsible’ for Martins World Cup snub

MLS move ‘not responsible’ for Martins World Cup snub

Obafemi Martins’move to the Major League Soccer is not reason the Seattle Sounders striker did not make the Super Eagles World Cup squad, Coach Stephen Keshi has said.A few eyebrows were raised when the former Newcastle striker was left out of Nigeria’s preliminary list for the 2014 World Cup. And the questions from football fans, especially those based in America, about [...]

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    Eagles draw again as World Cup preparations continue

Eagles draw again as World Cup preparations continue

The Super Eagles of Nigeria fought to a scoreless draw with Greece at PPL Park in an international friendly between two teams preparing for the World Cup.Greece had their fair share of chances to win the match but couldn’t beat Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who made a fantastic double save on Georgios Samaras and Dimitris Salpingidis in the 83rd minuteGreece had [...]

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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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