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All change up front as Nigeria look for goals against Iceland

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.

Super Eagles disappoints fans in crucial World Cup opener

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.

Super Eagles crash to Croatia in World Cup first group match

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.

Gernot Rohr not bothered by Super Eagles ‘underdog’ status

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.

Gernot Rohr: Wilfred Ndidi fit for World Cup

Speaking shortly after the Super Eagles 1-0 loss to Czech Republic, Rohr said; “We also had some positive lessons, especially with the return of Ndidi. He has not played for two months.

NFF confirm 25 Super Eagles for London

The Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that injured Moses Simon is on the way to London with the other 24 Super Eagles who survived the cut on Wednesday.

World Cup: Moses Simon to undergo final scan in London, as Gernot Rohr drops...

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.

World Cup: Ex-internationals ask Super Eagles players to justify selection

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 trail Gernot Rohr’s provisional 30-man World Cup list

Mixed reactions on Monday trailed Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

World Cup: Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa in as Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles’ provisional...

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.

World Cup: Gernot Rohr releases 30-man provisional squad

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’ Polish camp to open on Monday

The camp of the Super Eagles will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against Poland, the Nigeria Football Federation have announced in a press release.

Gernot Rohr invites Mikel, Ajayi, Obi, others for Poland, Serbia friendlies

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.

Sunday Oliseh: I made Super Eagles stronger by bringing Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon

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.

Algerian FA to punish officials over Nigeria bungle

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.

Ex-Reps member Godfrey Gaya calls for punitive measures following FIFA sanction

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.

NFF set up committee to probe into error leading to FIFA punishment

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. \

FIFA deducts three points from Nigeria for fielding ineligble player

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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