World Cup 2018: Nigeria first African nation to qualify, thrash Zambia to claim ticket with one more match to go

igeria is heading to the World Cup! The Super Eagles knew what they needed to do ahead of the game, and they managed to get the three points that secured their spot in Russia. Alex Iwobi, who scored in the reverse fixture in their Group B opener, came on as a substitute to grab the […]

Ghana beat Nigeria 4-1 to win WAFU Cup

Ghana yesterday proved that their 0-2 loss to Nigeria in the group stage of the WAFU Cup was a fluke when they beat the home-based Eagles 4-1 in the final game of the WAFU Cup held at the Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana. Yesterday’s game saw a different Black Stars, who ran rings around their perennial […]

Draw moves Nigeria closer to World Cup

Nigeria survived a late Cameroon onslaught to draw 1-1 in Yaounde Monday and move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Moses Simon put Nigeria ahead on 30 minutes and substitute Vincent Aboubakar equalised from a 75th-minute penalty at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo to spark a rally by the hosts. Unbeaten leaders Nigeria […]

FIFA clears Aina to play for Nigeria

FIFA clears Aina to represent Nigeria   Nigeria have received clearance from FIFA for Hull City defender, Ola Aina, to represent the country. The clearance makes Aina eligible for Monday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier reverse fixture against Cameroon in Yaounde. Nigeria thrashed Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo on Friday in the first of the double-header. […]

Video: Moses helps Nigeria trounce Cameroon

News By: adekunle    Friday, September 1, 2017         After a rather tentative start by the home team, Ighalo marked his return with the opening goal after 29 minutes. He overpowered his marker after he received a clever assist from skipper Mikel John Obi before he fired past a diving goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa. The Eagles […]

Cameroon crisis deepens, as Eagles September 1 clash looms

  ‘Tana Aiyejina Internal problems in Cameroon football took a new dimension on Thursday, when armed gendarmes surrounded the headquarters of the country’s football governing body, FECAFOOT. The latest development is coming following FIFA’s appointment on Wednesday of a Normalisation Committee to run FECAFOOT, in the wake of the imbroglio rocking the body. “The specified […]

Eagles move up in FIFA rankings

TOP HEADLINES   Idris Adesina Nigeria moved up a spot from the 39th to 38th position in the latest FIFA Rankings released by the world football body on Thursday. The three-time African champions also moved up a place from the seventh position they occupied last month to the sixth position on the continent. The Super […]

Picture: Rashidi Yekini’s daughter, Yemisi, graduates with distinction in UK

YEMISI Yekini, one of the two daughters left behind by the Nigeria’s all-time Super Eagles’ highest goal scorer, Rashidi Yekini, last week graduated from Dumonforte University in Leicester City, the United Kingdom with distinction. She finished as the second best overall student of her graduating set. The first born of the late goal-king who read […]

Russia 2018: Abedi tips Eagles to fly over Indomitable Lions

By Chidera Akalonu Ghanian soccer legend, Abedi Pele has tipped Super Eagles to beat Cameroon in September’s back-to-back Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The Super Eagles are currently on top of Group B table with 6 points from two matches with the Indomitable Lions managing just 2 points from two matches. And the former Ghana […]

Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, threatens to resign

Gernot Rohr • Cites interference by NFF Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr is said to be seriously considering his position as head coach of the Nigerian national team and may tender his resignation as early as next week when he meets with the Nigerian federation leadership in Morocco during the CAF meetings. The Franco-German […]

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