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Leon Balogun: We have another `Group of Death’ on our hands

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, on Sunday said the most important concern with the Nigerian team now should be how not to brood about Saturday’s 0-2 loss to Croatia. Balogun told News Agency of Nigeria...

Leon Balogun: Nigerian team needs to stick together to overcome setback

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun on Sunday said the most important concern with the Nigerian team now should be how not to brood about Saturday’s 0-2 loss to Croatia.

Taribo West: Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho, Mikel Obi key to Nigeria’s World Cup chances

Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel are Nigeria’s most important players at the World Cup, former international defender Taribo West says.

Skipper: Super Eagles hope to defy predictions by going past World Cup ‘Group of...

The Super Eagles wish to go past the ‘Group of Death’ at the World Cup in Russia despite predictions they cannot, according to captain Mikel Obi.

Nike receive three million orders for Super Eagles jerseys

American sportwear makers Nike have claimed that they have received in excess of three million orders for the new World Cup jerseys of the Super Eagles.

Leon Balogun backs Gernot Rohr to get Super Eagles soaring

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr may annoy his players at times, but the discipline imposed by the German is a major factor in the team's qualification for the World Cup, says Leon Balogun.

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers’ ready for the ‘Group of Death’ – coach

As the countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games continues, Coach Abdulrahman Mohammed is optimistic about D’Tigers’ chances of having a good tournament, despite describing their group – consisting of host-Australia, Canada and New Zealand – as the ‘Group of Death’.

2017 most defining year for Nigeria’s football – NFF

Mr Ademola Olajire, the Director of Media and Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has described 2017 as the most defining year for the nation’s Football House following the expectations and successes recorded.

Nigeria’s William Troost Ekong unfazed by Argentina test

Nigerian defender William Troost-Ekong has issued a warning to the Argentine national squad ahead of their international friendly on Tuesday.

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.

Kensington Adebutu splashes N50m on Eagles

Multi-millionaire business mogul, Chief Kensington Adebutu, on Saturday rewarded the Super Eagles with the sum of N50m after the three-time African champions became the first African country to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

WCQ: Why Nigeria deserve to qualify – Mikel

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel feels that the Super Eagles deserve to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals next month.

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