Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Rohr: Nothing is won yet

Super Eagles’ tehnical adviser, Gernot Rohr on Saturday declared that the celebrations should be put on hold as there are still more matches to play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying race. Rohr spoke at the post match press conference, after his charges dismantled Algeria’s Fennecs 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo. In the same pragmatic manner he reacted [...]

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We are going for the three points against Algeria, says Onazi

Super Eagles of Nigeria midfield maestro Ogenyi Onazi says he is optimistic that Nigeria will be the recipient of the vital three points at stake in Saturday's FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification game against Algeria. Onazi, who will most likely be playing his 39th International game stated that it is perfectly normal to be tensed before big games but that what [...]

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John Ogu: We are not scared of Mahrez or Slimani

Super Eagles and Hapoel Be er Sheva of Isreal striker has revealed that the Eagles are not scared of the Algerian big names like Mahrez or Slimani in the crucial game against the Dessert Warriors in Uyo on Saturday. Ogu also said he is very eager to be given an opportunity to play against the Desert Warriors of Algeria in Saturdays [...]

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    Mikel: We’re determined, Osinbajo’s visit has motivated us

Mikel: We’re determined, Osinbajo’s visit has motivated us

Mikel Obi, captain of the Super Eagles, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo motivated the players through a personal visit. Three days ago, Osinbajo walked into the training session of the Eagles at the Abuja National Stadium. Commenting on this, Mikel said his team mates will take to the pitch on Saturday determined to earn all three points. “Three points, that is what we will [...]

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Eagles will defeat Algeria but defence crucial, says Fuludu

Former Super Eagles striker Edema Fuludu says he is very confident that the Eagles will defeat the highly rated Desert Warriors of Algeria if they can replicate their exemplary performance and fighing spirit they showed against Zambia in Ndola. Fuludu told TheCable that:"It's not going to be easy against Algeria on Saturday but we will triumph." "I have confidence in these new [...]

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Eagles determined to earn ninth win against Fennecs

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will walk onto the pitch of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday on superior ground against the Fennecs of Algeria. There have been 17 clashes between both teams (all at competitive level), with Nigeria winning eight times, drawing three and losing six. And Nigeria captain Mikel John Obi was less than three years old the last time Algeria [...]

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    You’ll be paying N1000, N500 to watch Eagles tackle Algeria

You’ll be paying N1000, N500 to watch Eagles tackle Algeria

The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced that tickets for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will go for the sums of N1000 and N500 for covered seats and popular side respectively. Speaking in Uyo on Tuesday, Nse Edem, the permanent secretary, Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Youth and Sports said [...]

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    Osinbajo to motivate players on visit to Eagles camp

Osinbajo to motivate players on visit to Eagles camp

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit the Super Eagles Camp  on Tuesday evening to motivate the players for  the match against Algeria. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is taking the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification aspirations of the Super Eagles seriously judging from the interest the leadership of the country is showing. "The vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will attend [...]

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    Mikel: We plan to defeat Algeria but a draw won’t be bad

Mikel: We plan to defeat Algeria but a draw won’t be bad

Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel says the team intends to win Saturday's match against the Algerian national team, but that "a draw won't be a bad idea". Speaking with TheCable at the end of Tuesday's training session in Abuja, Mikel expressed optimism that the game will go well. He admitted that their opponents are good, but charged his team mates to [...]

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I will reveal strategy against Algeria when all players arrive, says Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser, Genort Rohr says he will wait for all the players to arrive Nigeria and in camp before revealing his game plans and strategies against the Fennecs of Algeria. Rohr also disclosed that there are injury challenges and that they will be careful not to aggravate the injuries:"This morning training is a recovering one because most of the [...]

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    Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

English premier league duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho have arrived the Abuja Bolton White Hotel and Apartments camp of the Super Eagles ahead of Saturday's match with Algeria. Daniel Akpeyi, Chippa United of South Africa shot stopper, who is a last minute replacement for the injured Carl Ikeme, and Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, are also in camp. Gernot [...]

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    Algerians to arrive Abuja Monday

Algerians to arrive Abuja Monday

The Desert Warriors of Algeria will jet into the Nigerian capital of Abuja on Monday ahead of Saturday's epic battle in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. TheCable was informed that after the arrival of the team, they will train at the Abuja National Stadium on Monday evening. Super Eagles players will also start arriving from their bases on Monday, and will be camped [...]

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    Eagles must fight to defeat Algeria, says Amunike

Eagles must fight to defeat Algeria, says Amunike

Emmanuel Amunike, former African footballer of the year, says the Super Eagles have the edge over the Desert Warriors of Algeria. But he said the Algerians would be motivated going into the game because they lost in the game against Cameroon. "Of course, every team has equal opportunity, but we have the edge because Nigeria will be playing at home and in [...]

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Gazzaniga, creator of World Cup Trophy passes away at 95

Silvio Gazzaniga, creator of the FIFA World Cup Trophy died on Monday in his home city of Milan at the age of 95. Gazzaniga was the creator of the most sought after football trophy. The FIFA World Cup trophy was designed and created in 1971 and since that time he saw it pass through the hands of many famous football personalities. Franz [...]

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    Rohr calls up Akpeyi to replace Ikeme

Rohr calls up Akpeyi to replace Ikeme

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles’ technical adviser, has invited Daniel Akpeyi, South Africa-based goalkeeper to replace Carl Ikeme, who has been ruled out of the Algeria encounter as a result of injury. Ikeme sustained injuries while featuring for  his Wolverhampton Wanderers club on Saturday. Akpey stars for Chippa United in South Africa. He was in the Nigerian U-20 squad that finished as runners-up at the [...]

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    Eagles look forward to 50th World Cup qualifier on home soil

Eagles look forward to 50th World Cup qualifier on home soil

The Super Eagles will be playing their 50th World Cup qualifying match on home soil when they take on the Fennecs of Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, on November 12. In their previous 49 home matches, the Eagles won 39, drew seven, and lost three. The first home match for Nigeria was on September 10, 1960, when they tied [...]

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