Nigeria’s escape from World Cup disaster

BUT for the unassailable fourteen-point dominant lead Nigeria stamped on the earlier touted “zone of death”, the Group B of Africa’s World Cup qualification efforts, the nation could have been thrown into deep mourning after it was sanctioned by the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. FIFA had announced the […]

Kano agog as African football legends play for IDPs

Kano agog as African football legends play for IDPs — 12th December 2017 From Desmond Mgboh, Kano African football legends will be staging a charity game intended to raise money for thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) across various states in the North. Former Super Eagles captain and Arsenal FC great, Nwankwo Kanu, and Senegal’s former skipper, […]

Fanendo Adi vows to take Eagles chance

— 9th December 2017 by Emma Jemegah Nigerian born American based centre forward, Adi once again declares his intension to lace his boots for Nigeria. The Portland Timbers goal poacher who has made his mark in the MLS expressed his commitment to play for the Super Eagles if given the opportunity. Adi, 27, has proved beyond […]

This is a difficult group, but I think we can spring a surprise – Rohr

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said he hopes to spring a surprise after drawing Argentina in the 2018 World Cup on Friday — the two-time champions they sensationally beat 4-2 in a friendly last month. Making their sixth appearance in the showpiece competition, Nigeria are bringing their most inexperienced squad ever to Russia next year. “This […]

2018 World Cup Draw: England wants to avoid Nigeria

England want to avoid playing Nigeria in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. According to English tabloid, The Sun, the Super Eagles are not the preferred rival that the Three Lions will want to face amongst the teams in Pot 4, which also contains Serbia, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea and […]

My Russian coach told me to ignore Nigeria – Brian Idowu (Russia must have regretted not inviting him)

Festus Abu Nigerian fans would have watched one of their own strutting his stuff in Russia’s colours at the 2018 World Cup if the European country had not dilly-dallied. Perhaps Brian Idowu would have jumped at the opportunity to represent the country where he was born. Until the 25-year-old energetic and tough-tackling defender made his […]

Maradona is angry that Argentina lost to Nigeria in friendly

  Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday’s 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli’s side was without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, […]

Sudanese club hire ex Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, as coach

  Former Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amuneke has been unveiled by Sudanese outfit Al Khartoum Watani on a two-year contract. Tunisia ’94 Africa Cup of Nations winner Amuneke, who was unveiled after putting pen to paper on Tuesday, watched the Khartoum outfit lose 1-0 to Merreikh Nyala. The former Barcelona player helped, who helped Nigeria […]

Rohr, Mikel snub Ronaldo in FIFA Best Player Award

Gernot Rohr Lionel Messi was the Eagles boss’ top pick for the award, with Antoine Griezmann and Manuel Neuer taking up his second and third votes for the gong Gernot Rohr chose Lionel Messi for the 2016-17 Best FIFA Men’s Player award, leaving out eventual winner Cristiano Ronaldo in his top three. Real Madrid star, […]

No automatic shirt for Enyeama – Rohr

Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has taken out time to explain how the battle for the first choice spot of the Super Eagles will be like following the impending return of former goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. Enyeama Enyeama is set to return to the team after talks with Rohr ended on a […]

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