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Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr shook up his forward line on Friday for the clash against Iceland in Volgograd, bringing in Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho among three changes for a match in which defeat would see them eliminated.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria started their campaign in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia with a 0-2 defeat against the Vatreni of Croatia, which has dampened the expectations of fans who had expected the team to soar.
Nigeria seat bottom place to n Group D at the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup following a 2-0 loss to Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is unfazed at the ‘underdog’ tag given his team following their not-too-impressive performances in their pre-World Cup friendlies.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday said Super Eagles’ winger, Moses Simon, would undergo one more final scan in London ahead of Nigeria’s game against England on Saturday.
As more Nigerians react to the Super Eagles provisional list for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, ex-internationals, Bright Omakaro and Friday Ekpo, have advised the players to justify their selection.
Mixed reactions on Monday trailed Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa, who has a knack to score at least a goal in every two matches, is among the 30 players listed by Super Eagles’ manager Gernot Rohr in Nigeria’s provisional list for the Russia 2018 World Cup.
The list released on Monday included two surprises – Junior Lokosa, who has scored 18 goals in the Nigeria Professional Football League, and Simeon [Simy] Nwankwo, who scored five goals for Italian Serie A side, Crotone, in April.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has listed captain Mikel Obi, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, Victor Moses as well as Ahly forward Junior Ajayi and African Nations Championship (CHAN) star Gabriel Okechukwu in his 28-man squad to face Poland and Serbia in pre-FIFA World Cup friendly matches this month, the Nigeria Football Federation announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has stated that the national team was weak until he introduced some young players into the squad after his appointment as coach in 2015.
The Algerian Football Federation has promised to punish officials who missed the Abdullahi Shehu bungle in last month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.
Godfrey Gaya, a former lawmaker, has urged the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure disciplinary measures are taken against erring officials following FIFA’s sanction on Nigeria for using an ineligible player.
Nigeria Football Federation First Vice-President, Seyi Akinwunmi, a lawyer, has been named the head of a four-man panel to investigate the error that led to Nigeria forfeiting the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria in Constantine on 10th November 2017, the NFF announced in a press release on Wednesday. \
Nigeria was lucky to retain its ticket to the Russia 2018 World Cup following world football governing body, FIFA’s discovery that the Super Eagles fielding Shehu Abdullahi, who was ineligible, in its last qualifying game against Algeria.
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Youths Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Monday insisted that announced result of Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti was correct.
The Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has extended it scholarship programme to China, Germany and France to deepen capacity of Nigeria in the oil and gas sector.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced a community integration and stakeholders’ engagement to sensitise people in Cross River ahead the planned oil palm-based bio-diesel project.
Former Arsenal forward Thierry Henry has announced he is leaving Sky Sports to focus on his "long-term ambition to become a football manager".
Newspaper Vendors in Bauchi have lamented over the drop in sale of newspapers as a result of internet evolution.
Chris Akomas, a former deputy governor of Abia State, has formally declared his interest to run for the 2019 governorship race on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and solicited for the support of his party members.
Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic insisted fatigue will not be an issue for the biggest game of his career despite being pushed to three periods of extra-time to make Sunday’s World Cup final.
As part of measures to raise the consciousness of motorists on safety issues on the highways in Katsina, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state on Wednesday said it had apprehended 32 motorists for various offences ranging from overloading, violation of traffic rules and driver’s licence.
Thirty men suspected to be members of an unlawful society called “Black Axe” were on Wednesday arraigned in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has received a batch of 160 assisted voluntary returnees from Libya who were stranded in failed attempts to reach different European countries.