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Opinion: 5 Ex Super Eagles Players Who Should Return To The NPF

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa was recently unveiled as a player of Kano Pillars, making it his second stint at the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).Below are five ex Super Eagles players who should return to the Nigerian top flight.5.John Ogu Currently unattached at the moment, the former Hapoel Beer Sheva man has what it takes to add value to the NPFL.

  1 year ago ago
Opinion: 5 Ex Super Eagles Players Who Should Return To The NPF

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6 Nigerian Footballers Fans Didn't Realize Are Still Playing

Nigeria is renowned for producing extremely talented footballers who take the world by storm. Great footballers have been nurtured and thrown into the world stage by Nigeria. These footballers have over the years put the flag of Nigeria in good light. They are great ambassadors of the nation. Here, we take a look at six Nigerian Footballers you didn't realize are still playing. 1. Austin Ejide The thick size goalkeeper will easily be remembered as one of the save hands for Super Eagles in the early 2000. Th

  2 years ago ago
6 Nigerian Footballers Fans Didn't Realize Are Still Playing

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Nigeria Team Of The Week: Chelsea Loanee Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, Kayode, Saka & Ujah Sparkle

Another eventful weekend saw Nigerian footballers impressing for their clubs abroad. They really gave good account of themselves with decent performances. Our Team of the Week will see a 4-3-3 formation deployed. Let us know if you agree with us in the comments below. Austin Ejide - Hapoel Hadera The veteran goalkeeper did many things right in helping his team draw in Israel. He made many saves and wasn't at fault in the two goals Hapoel Hadera conceded. Musa Muhammed - HNK Gorica The defender is becoming an

  1 year ago ago
Nigeria Team Of The Week: Chelsea Loanee Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, Kayode, Saka & Ujah Sparkle

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Meet the 7 Nigerian Goalkeepers Who Currently Play for European Clubs.

Over the years, Nigeria has produced some of the finest goalkeepers the world has seen. The likes of Emmanuel Okala, Peter Rufai, Alloysius Agu, Best Ogedengbe, Ike Shorunmu and Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide. There are arguments as to who is Nigeria's best goalkeepers ever. Some say Okala, some Rufai, some Enyeama. However, this article is not meant to answer that question. They were all exceptional goalkeepers and we are proud of them. But in recent times, people have come out to complain about the pres

  2 years ago ago
Meet the 7 Nigerian Goalkeepers Who Currently Play for European Clubs.

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The 35-years-old ace ready to rescue Rohr's Super Eagles keeper crisis ahead of AFCON qualifiers

The 35-years-old star Austin Ejide ready to rescue Genort Rohr's Super Eagles goalkeeping problem ahead of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone in Uyo. The shot-stopper currently in fine form for Hapoel Hadera where he has played 21 times for ‎Sharon Mimer’s men this season, helping them to the sixth spot in the Israeli Premier League table.  Super Eagles tactician currently facing goalkeeping with trouble with Francis Uzoho currently injured, while Kaizer Chiefs’ Daniel

  2 years ago ago
The 35-years-old ace ready to rescue Rohr's Super Eagles keeper crisis ahead of AFCON qualifiers

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10 Most Valuable Nigerian Goalkeepers

Several talented goalkeepers have manned the post of Nigeria over the years. The likes of Best Ogedegbe, Emmanuel Okala, Alloy Agu, Peter Rufai, Ike Shoronmu, Dosu Joseph, Vincent Enyeama, Austin Ejide and Dele Aiyenugba have been behind the sticks for the Super Eagles in the past. They made their mark and are still being celebrated till today. Nigerian goalkeepers are making names for themselves abroad with superlative performances. The form of Daniel Akpeyi at Kaizer Chiefs is the most remarkable story to

  2 years ago ago
10 Most Valuable Nigerian Goalkeepers

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8 Home-based Players That Made Nigerian Super Eagles Squad To World Cup

Since 1994, Nigeria has made it six times to the world cup final. Players playing in Europe dominate the list. Only one player playing in another African country has made the squad of those going to the World Cup. The 1994 list included one Thomson Oliha that was plying his trade with an Ivorian club. In this article, I am going to list the players who have made the World Cup squad while plying their trade with a local-based club here in Nigeria. After 1994, the 1998 World Cup held in France did not record a

  1 year ago ago
8 Home-based Players That Made Nigerian Super Eagles Squad To World Cup

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Remember Dele Aiyenugba, the ex-Nigerian shot stopper. Meet his son who is also a goalkeeper.

Nigeria international goalkeeper Dele Aiyenugba was born on 20th November 1983 in Jos, Nigeria. He is a Nigerian footballer who is currently Unattached after his last stint at Hapoel Afula of Israel.  The 35-year-old lists Kwara Stars, Enyimba, Bnei Yehuda, Hapoel Ashkelon and Hapoel Iksal as his former clubs. Aiyenugba was mainly a back up to Vincent Enyeama and Austin Ejide at the national team. However, he made 17 appearances last played for the Super Eagles against Guinea in 2011. His honours includes

  2 years ago ago
Remember Dele Aiyenugba, the ex-Nigerian shot stopper. Meet his son who is also a goalkeeper.

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Beautiful Pictures of Austin Ejide with Family

The joy one gets from family cannot be seen or underood by anyone. It is felt in the heart and cherished by those who know what family is all about. Augustine "Austin" Amamchukwu Ejide (born 8 April 1984) is a Nigerian football goalkeeper who plays for Israeli club Hapoel Hadera. Ejide grew up in the business city of Onitsha, Anambra State where he attended Primary and Secondary Schools. He then joined the Gabros FC of Nnewi youth team where he began his career in football. He has big investments in real es

  1 year ago ago
Beautiful Pictures of Austin Ejide with Family

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Old War horses Ogbeche and Gyan clear post match awards in India

Former Nigerian International, Bartholomew Ogbeche and Ghana Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan both shone like a million stars on the last match day of 2019 in the Hero Indian Super League. Ogbeche is currently the Only Nigerian player in the 2019/2020 ISL and at 35, he is still prolific in front of goal.  He was only 17 years and 8 months when Coach Adegboye Onigbinde selected him to be part of Nigeria's squad to the 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup and he went on to play full 90 minutes against Argentina

  2 years ago ago
Old War horses Ogbeche and Gyan clear post match awards in India

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Remembering Nigeria's squad that last faced Cape Verde

As the Nigerian national team are set to face Cape Verde in Mindelo on Tuesday night, we remember the squad that played an international friendly against in 2013. Stephen Keshi was just building what had become champions at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, and here’s how the starting XI looked like.

  8 months ago ago
Remembering Nigeria's squad that last faced Cape Verde

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Austin Ejide: Veteran goalkeeper retains Nigeria ambition

Almost two decades after making his debut, veteran goalkeeper Austin Ejide insists he has not given up hope of playing for Nigeria again. The 35-year-old has played all 12 matches for Israeli Premier League side Hapoel Hadera this season, but the last of his 34 Nigeria caps came in September 2014. Daniel Akpeyi, 33, remains the only active experienced keeper, first-choice Francis Uzoho is out for a lengthy spell, inactive Ikechukwu Ezenwa lacks composure while young Maduka Okoye is inexperienced. "I can nev

  2 years ago ago
Austin Ejide: Veteran goalkeeper retains Nigeria ambition

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Nigeria Team of the Week: Former Chelsea stars Mikel and Omeruo; Moses, Osimhen, Ogbeche dominate XI

Here are the 11 Nigerian players who stood out the most during this weekend's action packed games all over the world. Austin Ejide (Hapoel Hadera)   Hapoel Hadera and Sektzia Nes Tziona had their chances in this match. However, both teams were wasteful in front of goal. Hadera shot stopper Austin Ejide shone in this match, keeping out a total of 7 shots. Chidozie Awaziem (Leganes) If one wants to get something from Real Sociedad, the team's defenders must have a good day. Awaziem had one of his better days

  2 years ago ago
Nigeria Team of the Week: Former Chelsea stars Mikel and Omeruo; Moses, Osimhen, Ogbeche dominate XI

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Why Enyeama Is Nigeria's Greatest Keeper Of All Time

It was the twilight period for the golden generation of Nigerian footballers and the team had just failed to add another title to the African Cup of Nations it won in 1994. Although, Super Eagles returned from Mail 2002 with a Bronze medal, nevertheless, the silverware meant nothing to the nation because the star-studded team was widely expected to triumph at the continental fiesta. The team was subsequently disbanded for insubordination by the then Sports Minister, Mark Aku - meaning Amodu Shuaibu who had earlier

  1 year ago ago
Why Enyeama Is Nigeria's Greatest Keeper Of All Time

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Ex-Super Eagles net minder shares emotional time with family at Coronavirus self isolation (Video)

It is not an understatement when the wise ones say there's happiness in every disappointment.  When life gives you a tough time, find a way around it to make yourself happy with it.  At this trying period of Pandemic Coronavirus which has made everyone to remain indoors with fear of contacting the virus, one should always find memorable ways to make out time with their families. Such was what former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Austin Ejide did with his lovely family while on self isolation from the Coronavir

  2 years ago ago
Ex-Super Eagles net minder shares emotional time with family at Coronavirus self isolation (Video)

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Sad reality: Ejide nursing a return to Super Eagles shows dearth in goalkeeping

Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, Austin Ejide, has said he is in the best form of his career and ready to become the country’s number one choice in goal, six years after his last appearance. Ejide, who was also part of the squad to the Africa Cup of Nations tournaments in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2013, has played all 21 matches for Israeli Premier League club, Hapoel Hadera, this season. However, he has not played for the Super Eagles since 2014. Ahead of Nigeria’s 202

  2 years ago ago
Sad reality: Ejide nursing a return to Super Eagles shows dearth in goalkeeping

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Ex Super Eagles shot stopper keeps clean sheet in Israel

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Austin Ejide kept a clean sheet for Hapoel Hadera in the Israeli top flight on Saturday. The ex Etoile du Sahel, Gabros International and Hapoel Beer Sheva star produced six saves as the hosts beat Hapoel Kfar Saba 2-0. It was the 11th game Austin Ejide did not concede a goal after 23 rounds of matches in the top division. The former Nigeria international proved invincible in the goalpost on Saturday. Ejide has kept the most clean sheets in Israel this season. Hapoel Hadera oc

  2 years ago ago
Ex Super Eagles shot stopper keeps clean sheet in Israel

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