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Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

Why Gernot Rohr dropped Mikel Obi from Super Eagles squad for Libya clashes

Super Eagles media officer Toyin Ibitoye has revealed that captain Mikel Obi was left out of Nigeria’s squad to face Libya in this month’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers two-legged encounters due to his fitness issue.
Sebastian Osigwe

Gernot Rohr reignites interest in Swiss-born keeper

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has reignited his interest in Swiss-born goalkeeper Sebastian Osigwe as he broadens his search for a top-class keeper for the Super Eagles.
Joel Obi has signed for Chievo Verona till 2021

Joel Obi to wear jersey No 22 at Chievo Verona

Nigeria international Joel Obi has joined another Serie A side Chievo Verona from Torino.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Sports, Mr. Adeboye Anthony Adeyinka (right) enjoying the France vs. Uruguay match alongside other Nigerian ex- internationals at the Teslim Balogun Stadium viewing centre, Surulere on Friday.

World Cup: Lagos fans evoke experiences at Governor Ambode’s viewing centres

Lagos fans have expressed appreciation to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for the opportunity of watching the Russia 2018 World Cup free as one of the greatest sports fiesta ended on June 15.

Russia 2018: Some Lagosians cry over losses to bet

The early exit of football teams of the supposedly heavy-weight countries at the just concluded world biggest football fiesta tagged “Russia 2018‘’, which ended on July 15, resorted into joys to the betting companies.
Kenneth Omeruo

Chelsea’s Kenneth Omeruo wants to return to play in England

Kenneth Omeruo, who has been shipped out on loan season after season by Chelsea, has said he will hope to play in England in the forthcoming season.
World Cup Trophy

World Cup: Football fans predict France to win, others say Croatia can spring surprises

Some football fans in Lafia, have predicted that France would win Sunday’s decisive World Cup game against Croatia in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup tournament.

Governor Ikpeazu congratulates Amaju Pinnick on new CAF portfolio

Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, has congratulated Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, on his recent appointment as the Ist Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
France manager Didier Deschamps

France focus on World Cup glory, spurred on by 2016 Euro pain

France fine-tuned their preparations for the World Cup final against Croatia on Friday, desperate to overcome the bitter disappointment of losing the Euro 2016 final as FIFA declared Russia 2018 the best-ever tournament.

Christian Chukwu: World Cup final can go either way

Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles coach, on Friday said that the World Cup final match in Russia between Croatia and France could go either way.
Dele Alli

FIFA fine England £50,000 for wearing unauthorised socks

The Football Association have been fined more than £50,000 because three England players have been unauthorised socks at Russia 2018 in breach of FIFA rules.

Galatasaray confirm Henry Onyekuru loan talks with Everton

Nigeria forward Henry Onyekuru is on the verge of joining Turkish giants Galatasaray on loan from Everton.
Mikel Obi on the ball during the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Croatia v Nigeria on the 16th June 2018 at Kaliningrad Stadium,Russia PIX KABIRU ABUBAKAR

Emmanuel Amuneke tips Eagles conquerors Croatia for World Cup glory

Former Africa footballer of the year and also a U-17 World Cup winner, Emmanuel Amuneke , who is currently working with the Russia 2018 FIFA Technical Study Group, has come out to describe Croatia as the surprise team of the tournament.
Chris Giwa with his NFF executive members at the Glass House today

NFF president Chris Giwa promises better welfare for national teams, staff

NFF president Chris Giwa has promised to improve the welfare of both the staff as well as the various national teams when he addressed them at the secretariat in Abuja on assumption of office following a Supreme Court ruling.
Super Eagles

Qatar 2022: NFF urged to focus on early preparation

Nigeria’s Pillar of Sports Donatus Agu-Ejidike on Thursday urged the country’s football administrators and technical managers to put Russia 2018 behind and focus on building a formidable team ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Marcos Rojo and Odion Ighalo

Didier Drogba blames poor VAR decision for Super Eagles failure against Argentina

Legendary Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba says Nigeria showed their true football identity despite losing 1-2 to Argentina and crashing out of the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup.
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: I want to continue as coach of Super Eagles

Gernot Rohr has admitted that he wants to continue in his role as coach of the senior national team of Nigeria despite their failure to progress beyond the group stages of the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup.
Marcos Rojo of Argentina celebrates after scoring | Getty Images

Marcos Rojo: I told Ever Banega, Nicolas Otamendi I would score against Nigeria

Argentina hero Marcos Rojo has stated that he had the premonition he would score against Nigeria in Tuesday’s crucial Group D Russia 2018 World Cup clash in Saint Petersburg.

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Niger APC abandons Mohammed Bago for Femi Gbajabiamila, Ahmed Lawan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and members-elect of the House of Representatives in Niger State have dashed the hope of member representing Chachanga constituency Mohammed Bago of becoming the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Unai Emery

Arsenal’s Unai Emery doesn’t expect easy ride at Wolves

Unai Emery has warned Arsenal not to expect an easy ride from Wolves on Wednesday as the Gunners look to get their top-four bid back on track.
Tukur Buratai

General Buratai: Army pushing hard to stabilise North East

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said that the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Multi-National Joint Task Force is pushing hard to ensure stabilility in the Northern part of Borno.