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No indication of the cause of Algeria deadly air crash

Algerians on Thursday mourned 257 people killed in a military plane crash the day before, the country's worst-ever aviation catastrophe, with no indication yet of the cause.

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said.

Military plane with 100 on board crashes in Algeria

An Algerian plane with around 100 army personnel on board crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from an airbase outside the capital, a military source said.

CHAN: World Cup desire propels Super Eagles in Morocco

Ardent desire to gain places in Nigeria’s 23–man squad for the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia will be the key incentive for Nigeria’s home–based professionals, who begin campaign for glory in the 5th African Nations Championship in Morocco on Monday.

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.

FIFA sanction: NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick apologises to Nigerians

The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has apologised to Nigerians and football lovers for the FIFA sanctions on the country.

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.

FIFA fines Nigeria for use of ineligible player against Algeria

World football governing body FIFA has sanctioned Nigeria for fielding an ineligible player in Shehu Abdullahi in their final FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifiers tie against Algeria on the 10th of November 2017 in Constantine.

WCQ: Gernot Rohr hails NFF for Super Eagles’ success

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has hailed the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the “professional and committed manner” it handled the team’s 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Coach Gernot Rohr delighted with Nigeria’s depth

Nigerian national team coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that depth in his Super Eagles squad can help them at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

FIFA to launch World Cup trophy tour with Nigeria, Argentina friendly

The friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina will be used to launch FIFA’s Russia 2018 World Cup trophy tour.

Super Eagles in Russia for Argentina friendly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived safely in southern Russian city of Krasnodar, Russia ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against the La Albiceleste’s of Argentina at the Krasnodar Arena.

Gernot Rohr confirms Mikel Obi will play against Argentina

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr also revealed that captain Mikel Obi will return to the starting line-up in Tuesday’s friendly against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia.

I have found some good new players ahead of the World Cup – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised the performance of the fringe players he played yesterday in Constantine when Nigeria were forced to a 1-1 draw by Argentina.

Cameroon rescue point against Zambia with late Yaya Banana strike

A goal in added time from Cameroon saw them force Zambia to a 2-2 draw in an inconsequential African Group B Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier in Ndola on Saturday.

Gernot Rohr impressed by quality, attitude of Super Eagles against Algeria

Gernot Rohr has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his team in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Algeria in a dead rubber World Cup qualifier in Constantine.

Ebonyi fans want erring African referees punished

Football fans in Ebonyi have urged the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to mete stiffer penalties against referees who decide outcome of matches with their biased officiating.

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