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Mikel To Miss Eagles’ AFCON Qualifier Against South Africa

By Joseph Aigbonosumua:   Nigeria have again left out captain Mikel John Obi from next month’s crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in South Africa after they named a 23-man squad. China-based Mikel Obi, who made his Nigeria debut in 2005, has not played for the country since he captained the team to the World Cup in Russia in …

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Leopards of DR Congo beat Nigeria’s Super Eagles 2 – 0

Coach Sunday Oliseh suffered his first defeat as Nigerian national team handler on Thursday as the Super Eagles were dumped 2-0 by the Leopards of DR Congo in an international friendly played in Belgium. The defeat came hours after the sudden exit of long-serving goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, from the team. The Super Eagles who were largely unimpressive all through were …

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Cranes of Uganda Beats Super Eagles 1-0 In Uyo

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have continued their abysmal performances and this time losing 1-0 at home to the Cranes of Uganda in an international friendly. The East African side, considered the better in the match, scored in the 80th minute when Faruku Miya’s close range shot from the edge of the box, took a deflection off new boy, Akeem …

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Yobo considering moving to a South African Club

Former Super Eagles skipper Joseph Yobo is believed to be considering a sensational move to one of the top clubs in South Africa in January. Yobo, 34, is a free agent after he was released by Turkish champions Fenerbache and a top source has informed the highly experienced central defender is favourably disposed to rounding up a career that has …

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AFCON 2015: Eagles Conquer Congo in Pointe Noire

The Super Eagles on Saturday showed Champions stuff when they secured a crucial 0-2 win over Congo in their penultimate game of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Eagles knew they needed not just a win over the Red Devils at Pointe Noire and they gave it their all to secure the needed results which has now seen …

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Keshi, Yobo quit Super Eagles

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has resigned his appointment after leading the team to the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Speaking after the Eagles were eliminated by France in the round of 16 match in Brasilia, Monday, the Delta State-born tactician said it was time to move on after leading his country’s national team to the …

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Super Eagles rake N1.4 billion from FIFA

For reaching the Round of 16 for the first time in 16 years, the Super Eagles have considerably enriched the coffers of the Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF). According to the financial package unfolded by FIFA before the World Cup kicked off, each of the 32 participating teams was assured $1.5 million for qualifying for the competition. For those who crashed out of …

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I’m happy we broke winless jinx –Keshi

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says he is excited to lead the team to break their 16-year winless jinx at the World Cup. Nigeria last won at the World Cup in 1998 when they defeated Bulgaria 1-0 in a group game in France. Keshi, who led Nigeria to a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday, said that breaking the jinx …

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Eagles can stop Messi – Omeruo

Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo believes Argentina forward Lionel Messi can be put in check when Nigeria take on Argentina in their last group match at the World Cup in Brazil. The Barcelona midfielder could not beat goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama at the last World Cup in South Africa, but the South Americans won the game courtesy of a sixth minute goal …

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FIFA World Cup: “Am yet to have a team” -Keshi

Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has said he still does not know who will make his squad. Speaking to reporters at the Tom Tom Editors’ Round Table in Lagos yesterday, the African Nations Cup winning coach said all the 23 places in the squad are still open. He was asked to say exactly how many openings were still there in the …

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President Jonathan Rewards Super Eagles for Winning Bronze at 2014 CHAN

President Goodluck Jonathan is delighted to receive the Super Eagles, the team which made the nation proud As he hosted a special reception in the honour of 2014 CHAN bronze-winning Super Eagles at the State House, on Thursday, February 13, 2014, “My dear Super Eagles, I keenly followed your performance from the group stage up to the last 3rd place …

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