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Entries Tagged as 'African Cup Of Nations'

Swan Song – From Walker To Rio – It’s Now One Step Closer

November 16th, 2013 · 103 Comments

Shola Ameobi was included in the Nigerian squad for the home game against Ethiopia today, which was the second leg of the two game tie, after Nigeria won the first leg 2-1 in Addis Ababa last month. And the game has just finished at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar, and Nigeria won by 2-0 […]

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Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Premier League · Shola Ameobi · World Cup 2014

Is This Player Becoming Too Much Like Michael Owen?

October 13th, 2013 · 41 Comments

Shola Ameobi came back to Newcastle after playing for Nigeria in the last International break, but picked up an injury and wasn’t available for Newcastle in any of their games, but he’s back in the Nigerian squad for their next game, which is today in the first leg of their two-legged World Cup qualifying playoff against Ethiopia. […]

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Tags: African Cup Of Nations · International News · Michael Owen · Shola Ameobi · World Cup 2014

Cheick Tiote – I Didn’t Expect To Come Straight Back In

February 11th, 2013 · 18 Comments

Cheick Tiote came on after 82 minutes last Saturday,  in the disappointing defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, but he says he didn’t expect to walk straight back into the side, after being a way for some weeks at the African Cup of Nations representing the Ivory Coast. Cheick Tiote in action on Saturday […]

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Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Cheick Tiote · Premier League

Cheick Tiote Likely To Be Substitute For Newcastle At Spurs

February 5th, 2013 · 20 Comments

Newcastle will play Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, and the squad at Newcastle will be further strengthened this week with the return of Cheick Tiote, after the Ivory Coast were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations at the quarter-final stage by Nigeria. Cheick Tiote – back from South Africa

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Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Cheick Tiote · Newcastle News · Premier League

Ivory Coast Beaten By Nigeria – Cheick Tiote On His Way Home

February 3rd, 2013 · 378 Comments

Cheick Tiote will be on his way home from South Africa after the Ivory Coast – the favorites – were beaten 2-1 by Nigeria in the quarter finals of the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) in Rustenburg, South Africa today. Cheick Tiote and Emamnuel Emanike clash today as Nigeria win 2-1

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Ivory Coast Beat Togo In First Game In African Cup Of Nations

January 23rd, 2013 · 31 Comments

Cheick Tiote and the Ivory Coast won their first game in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), when they beat Togo 2-1 yesterday afternoon, and they now head Group D on 3 points, and are tied with Tunisia who beat Algeria 1-0 in the later game last night. Cheick Tiote in action yesterday afternoon

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Some Relief On Shola Ameobi

January 9th, 2013 · 353 Comments

Shola Ameobi will miss the game at Norwich on Saturday for his rather silly sending off on Saturday, which only made things a lot worse for Newcastle, since we have only one experienced striker available for the game at Norwich City – Papiss Cisse. Shola Ameobi – will not be grounded by Nigerian FF

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Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Newcastle News · Shola Ameobi

Shola Ameobi Omitted From Final Nigeria Sqaud

January 3rd, 2013 · 9 Comments

It’s looking like Alan Pardew and Newcastle will have Shola Ameobi at Newcastle over the next six weeks after the 31 year-old Newcastle striker was omitted from the final Nigerian squad for the African Cup of Nations to take place in South Africa. Shola Ameobi – has one sub appearance for Nigeria in November in […]

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Tags: African Cup Of Nations · Newcastle News · Shola Ameobi

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