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Onazi Offers Battling Ability

 The race for three over-aged players in Samson Siasia’s squad should include SS Lazio of Italy box-to-box midfielder, Eddy Ogenyi Onazi, who can provide a much need extra dose of battling ability and efficacy in Nigeria’s mid-section. Born December 25, 1992, Onazi began playing football on the streets of Jos, but came to prominence when he moved to Lagos to ...

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Can Isaac Replicate Granada Form?

Though Isaac Success ended up with an implosion at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, he has since become a leading force at Granada of Spain and one of the first choice preferences announced by Samson Siasia for Rio 2016. Born January 7, 1996 in Benin City, Isaac Success Ajayi started his career with BJ Foundation Academy ...

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Moses Simon Gives Many Options

A chart of three goals in four matches with the Super Eagles appears like credible credentials for AA Gent of Belgium attacker, Simon Moses, who is also still within the age-bracket for the Olympics. Born July 12, 1995 in Jos, Moses Daddy-Ajala Simon is a product of GBS Academy that also produced Ahmed Musa, in whose style he has show ...

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Akas Exudes Extra Quality

One unexpected option for Samson Siasia’s team to Rio 2016 is Sharks of Port Harcourt left-wing-back, Chima Akas, who has grown in leaps and bound since popping unto the scene with Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan. Born May 3, 1994, Akas has tremendous experience playing in the Glo Premier League, which accounted for his role as home-based Eagles captain ...

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Ighalo Holds Egypt 2009 Memories

Watford of England striker, Jude Odion Ighalo (The Arrow) should be a sure bet for a slot in Samson Siasia’s team to Rio, on both emotional and merit levels, due to the fact that he w3as the coach’s captain in the ill-fated Flying Eagles’ squad to Egypt 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Born June 16, 1989 in Lagos, Ighalo will ...

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What Fate Awaits Awoniyi, Ajayi?

-Musa, Aminu, Iwobi Enter Radar -As Controversy Rages Over Mikel One huge poser that has cropped up in the aftermath of Coach Samson Siasia’s stated preferences for invitations to his Rio-bound team is what fate awaits two of his previously preferred strikers, Taiwo Awoniyi and Oluwafemi Ajayi Jnr. With Siasia having stated a desire to have Super Eagles captain, Ahmed ...

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CHAN 2016 Begins

The stage is asset for the much-expected kick-off this Saturday in the fourth edition of CAF’s Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Kigali, Rwanda. With Nigeria’s home-based Eagles chasing gold in their second outing at the competition, starting with their opening match on Monday against Niger Republic, Weekend SportsDay’s Glo Premier League guru, JEROME OBUNINTA serves a loaded package in ...

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Eagles Land In Kigali

Nigeria’s home-based Eagles landed in Kigali, Rwanda in the early hours of Friday, as the squad moved into the Championship of African Nations (CHAN) venue some 72 hours before their opening group match against Niger Republic on Monday (5pm Nigeria time). A team of 23 players and 12 officials landed at the Kigali International Airport in the early afternoon, after ...

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Hill View Hotel Hosts Nigeria

 Nigeria’s home-based Eagles are lodged at Hill View Hotel in Kigali – the same hotel where the main squad of the national team also stayed for a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Amavubi four years ago. Speaking on arrival early Friday, Eagles head coach, Sunday Oliseh was talking tough, as he appeared to take confidence from his ...

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Oliseh Faces First Major Test

The 2016 CHAN, which kicks off in Rwanda on Saturday, could well define Sunday Oliseh’s time in charge of Nigeria as many will judge him on the results and performances of the team of domestic league players at this bi-ennial continental tournament. Expectations in Nigeria are again high the country’s ‘B’ team will go all way in Rwanda after they ...

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