Thursday, August 1, 2019

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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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    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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    An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

Samson Siasia, coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team IV, says an African country would win the senior World Cup, if teams on the continent overcome their present difficulties.Siasia, who spoke Brazil, the continent would have to deal with issues that had been stalling their progress.“I think that’s an issue we have, not just in Nigeria. I think it’s the case with [...]

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    Cruyff ‘diagnosed with lung cancer’

Cruyff ‘diagnosed with lung cancer’

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has been diagnosed with lung cancer, according to reports in Spain.Radio station RAC1 and Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo  have said the 68-year-old was diagnosed on Tuesday and is currently undergoing tests to discover the extent of his illness.The story in Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, says the ex-Barcelona manager was given the news by doctors on Tuesday [...]

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    I’m still in Oliseh’s plan, says Oshaniwa

I’m still in Oliseh’s plan, says Oshaniwa

Hearts defender, Juwon Oshaniwa, has disclosed he has been reassured by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that his international career is not in jeopardy.The left-back, who joined Hearts in August from FC Ashdod of Israel, last played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2-2 draw with South Africa last November as the team failed to qualify for the [...]

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    FIFA announce Nov/Dec dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

FIFA announce Nov/Dec dates for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

FIFA have announced the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.The number one football event will now be staged from November 21 to December 18 in 2022.FIFA's executive committee confirmed the dates which means it will be the first ever winter World Cup from the traditional summer tournament to avoid Qatar's heat.Also, the event will take place over 28 [...]

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    Fela and Nigeria winning the FIFA World Cup

Fela and Nigeria winning the FIFA World Cup

BY UZOR MAXIM UZOATUA dear friend of mine said that he wished that Fela Anikulapo-Kuti were still alive so he could listen to his take on the scale of corruption in the country now.I told my friend that Fela had seen it all ahead of his time and need not say anything new. It is only left for us [...]

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    Pele out of hospital after back surgery

Pele out of hospital after back surgery

Brazil legend Pele has been released from hospital after successfully undergoing back surgery.The 74-year-old was suffering from a trapped nerve and has had surgery to relieve pain in his back and hip at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.Pele, who played 14 games at four World Cups scoring 12 goals, was treated for a urinary infection eight months ago [...]

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    Pele back in hospital two months after surgery

Pele back in hospital two months after surgery

Brazilian legend Pele has been admitted to hospital for the third time in eight months.Local media reports say the 74-year-old was suffering from a trapped nerve and has had back surgery at the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo.Pele, a three-time World Cup winner, had spent two weeks in hospital in December and then underwent prostate surgery in May.Mirtes [...]

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    Hearts close to signing Oshaniwa

Hearts close to signing Oshaniwa

Scottish top flight team, Hearts, appear to have won the race to sign Super Eagles defender Juwon Oshaniwa.The 24-year-old has verbally agreed to join the four-time Scotland champions and was granted a conditional British work permit after his representatives attended a meeting at Hampden on Tuesday.Oshaniwa has spent the last three seasons playing for FC Ashdod but departed the Israeli [...]

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    Figo proposes expanded 48-team World Cup

Figo proposes expanded 48-team World Cup

Luis Figo would look at increasing the number of teams in the World Cup from 32 to up to 48 if he is elected to replace Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.The former Portugal international said while releasing his manifesto at Wembley Stadium that the current format of the World Cup could be increased to 40 teams or FIFA could stage [...]

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    Echiejile: We will be okay on artificial pitch

Echiejile: We will be okay on artificial pitch

Super Eagles left-back, Elderson Echiejile, has said the team will cope with playing on an artificial turf in Saturday’s game with Sudan in Khartoum.The Sudanese football federation moved the match from Omdurman – where they lost to South Africa – to the capital city hoping to win on an artificial pitch. The Monaco ace, though, said the team will adjust [...]

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    Moses vows to reclaim Eagles jersey

Moses vows to reclaim Eagles jersey

Stoke City forward Victor Moses has vowed to fight his way back into the Super Eagles’ starting lineup in next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan.Moses, who was in the team during the World Cup in Brazil, was overlooked by coach Stephen Keshi in the recent matches against Congo and South Africa.Now the winger feels that he [...]

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    Football house in crisis: NFF’s diary of shame

Football house in crisis: NFF’s diary of shame

Keeping pace with the drama that has engulfed Nigeria football since Super Eagles 2-0 loss to France at the World Cup requires only the use of the memory because the events happened, and keep happening, in a speed of light!Don’t worry though.We bring you blow-by-blow account of the drama that will soon be a big hit in Nollywood!June 30: Nigeria [...]

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