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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick is upbeat Super Eagles pair Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze have the potential to become Africa’s best in the coming years

Victor Osimhen targets AFCON title with Super Eagles

Victor Osimhen says the quality of players in the Super Eagles put the team in good stead to challenge for Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon next year.
Ahmed Musa trained with Kano Pillars for the first time since rejoining the club on Monday morning.

Ahmed Musa will honour Kano Pillars away games by flight – club chairman

Nigeria international and former Leicester City winger, Ahmed Musa, will only honour Kano Pillars’ away games by flight because of his safety according to the club chairman Surajo Yahaya.
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is overwhelmed with Ahmed Musa’s decision to sign for Nigeria professional football league side Kano Pillars.

Mutiu Adepoju: Super Eagles boss has quality players to prosecute 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Former Nigerian midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju says Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has a rich of quality players to select from ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Eric Bailly is nearing a return for Manchester United after taking part in first-team training on Monday.

Eric Bailly returns to Manchester United training after coronavirus setback

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had revealed that the centre-back – who was an unused substitute in Cote d’Ivoire’s last Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Ethiopia – was yet to return to England and would be unavailable for selection.
Liberia's President George Weah speaks during a news conference at Presidential palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, April 4, 2018. REUTERS-Thierry Gouegnon

George Weah wants Liberia to host AFCON

Weah, who has served as Liberia’s president since January 2018 and was FIFA’s World Player of the Year (now known as the Ballon d’Or) in 1995, revealed this ambition while speaking at the official commissioning ceremony of the Samuel K Doe Sports Complex practice pitch earlier this week.
Napoli players are '100 per cent' behind manager Gennaro Gattuso after Sunday's 3-1 loss to AC Milan, according to Kalidou Koulibaly.

Antonio Conte: I wanted Kalidou Koulibaly at Chelsea

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has showered encomium on Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, describing him as one of the best defenders in the world and revealed how he made an attempt to try and recruit him during his time at Chelsea.
Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has formally signed a short-term deal with four-time Nigeria Professional Football League Champions Kano Pillars.

Finidi George: Kano Pillars move will help Ahmed Musa’s form ahead 2022 WCQ, AFCON

Former Nigerian midfielder, Finidi George, believes the return of Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa is basically meant to keep himself fit ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa set to join Kano Pillars on short-term deal

The versatile winger featured in Nigeria’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Lesotho last month despite his inactivity at club level.
Nigeria international Moses Simon has revealed that it took him time before he could adapt to life in Europe, Sportinglife.ng reports.

Moses Simon constructs roads, drainage for local community in Benue

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon has extended his other side of life to the people of Obagaji Agatu community in Benue state where he’s currently constructing befitting roads and Drainage.
The governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has assured the safety and security of players, supporters and all other visitors coming to the state for the Super Eagles’ 2021 AFCON qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

Kwara deputy governor: Samuel Ogbemudia stadium the best in Nigeria

The Deputy Governor of Kwara, Kayode Alabi, has described the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin as the best in Nigeria.
Cape Town City coach Benni McCarthy admits he holds aspirations of coaching Bafana Bafana, but for now, his focus is on conquering the South African domestic league.

Benni McCarthy ready to lead Bafana Bafana to Qatar

The South Africa Football Association (Safa) are in the process of looking for a new head coach after sacking Molefi Ntseki at the end of last month following his failure to qualify the team for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Cameroon.
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FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

FIFA has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) due to third-party interference and also the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference, soccer’s global governing body said on Wednesday.
Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.

Paul Onuachu scores again as Genk win five-goal thriller

Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu extended his dominance in the Belgian First Division A goalscoring chart with a goal in Genk's 3-2 victory over OH Leuven on Monday.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze were the top performers on first day of training as the Super Eagles intensify preparation for Saturday’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tie against Benin Republic.

WCQ: Cape Verde, Liberia, CAR can’t stop Super Eagles ambition – ex-striker

Former Nigerian Striker Jonathan Akpoborie has disclosed that the Super Eagles have the firepower to overcome Cape Verde, Liberia, and Central African Republic (CAR) for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Manchester United’s Eric Bailly tests positive for coronavirus after Ivory Coast duty

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed Eric Bailly has tested positive for coronavirus after his international duty with Ivory Coast.
Yakubu Aiyegbeni has launched a scathing attack on Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, saying the former Bordeaux manager is one the worst coaches in Nigeria’s football history.

Gernot Rohr: No more invitation of new players to Super Eagles

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, said he is not expecting any new players in his team when Nigeria start the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in June,
Ahmed Musa of Nigeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Semifinals match between Algeria and Nigeria at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Gernot Rohr: Ahmed Musa’s appearance vs Lesotho will help him find new club

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says his decision to use Ahmed Musa against Lesotho is to help him attract clubs in Europe that will be interested in signing him.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed former Super Eagles forward Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador.

Daniel Amokachi: Paul Onuachu has potential to fit into Rashidi Yekini’s shoes

Former Nigerian forward, Daniel Amokachi has described Super Eagles striker, Paul Onuachu as a replica of late Rashidi Yekini due to his physical nature in the 18-yard box and ability to convert half goal-scoring chances.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has praised Anayo Iwuala for his impressive performance in the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles boss hails Anayo Iwuala after impressive display

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has praised Anayo Iwuala for his impressive performance in the team’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin and Lesotho.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has praised the productive partnership between Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy.

Leicester City boss hails Kelechi Iheanacho’s partnership with Jamie Vardy

The Super Eagles forward was previously an understudy to the 2019-20 Premier League Golden Boot winner before his recent combination with the star-forward owing to injuries suffered by James Maddison and Harvey Barnes.
Joseph Yobo has urged Nigeria Professional Football League stars invited to Super Eagles to remain ‘patient’ and keep ‘working hard’ in a bid to cement their place in the national team.

Joseph Yobo impressed with invited NPFL stars in Super Eagles squad

Joseph Yobo has urged Nigeria Professional Football League stars invited to Super Eagles to remain ‘patient’ and keep ‘working hard’ in a bid to cement their place in the national team.
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be staged in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official confirmed on Thursday.

Africa Cup of Nations to kick off on January 9 in Cameroon

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be staged in Cameroon from January 9 to February 6 next year, a Confederation of African Football (CAF) official confirmed on Thursday.

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