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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.
Lionel Messi of Argentina holds off William Troost-Ekong of Nigeria | Getty Images

World Cup: William Troost-Ekong satisfied with Super Eagles performance despite ouster

Despite crashing out in the first round of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong has expressed satisfaction with his performance and that of his teammates.

Odion Ighalo: Argentina will be nervous if Super Eagles score first

Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo believes that the team will earn their first competitive win against Argentina when both teams meet in a Group D clash today (Tuesday) at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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Nigerian trio in Russia for FIFA leadership programme

NFF’s Head of Women Football, Ruth David, in company with captain of the U20 Women National Team (Falconets), Oluwakemi Famuditi and Referee Olufunmilayo Alaba will arrive in Russia on Tuesday for a new educational programme of the world football–governing body, FIFA taking place on Wednesday and Thursday in Moscow.
Francis Uzoho of Nigeria celebrates victory

Francis Uzoho: Super Eagles fired up for Argentina clash

Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has declared that the team are primed for Tuesday’s crucial Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D clash against Argentina at the Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg following Friday’s 2-0 win against Iceland.
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Ahmed Musa dedicates Man of the Match award to wife

Super Eagles all time World Cup highest goal scorer with four goals, Ahmed Musa, has dedicated his Friday man of the match award to his wife.
Akinwunmi Ambode is the Governor of Lagos State

Governor Ambode orders additional World Cup viewing centre in Ikorodu

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos on Saturday ordered that a World Cup Viewing Centre be opened at Ikorodu immediately.
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Stoke City hail Oghenekaro Etebo after Super Eagles victory over Iceland

English Championship club Stoke City have congratulated their new signing Oghenekaro Etebo on his performance in Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.
Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho and Iceland's Aron Gunnarsson

Kelechi Iheanacho thanks Nigerians for support in win over Iceland

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has thanked Nigerians for their unflinching support in Friday’s 2-0 win over Iceland at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

World Cup: You can defeat Argentina – President Buhari tells Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory on Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Julius Aghahowa urges Gernot Rohr to give Mikel Obi central midfield role against Iceland

Iceland, a tiny nation of 335, 000 in population, pulled what stands as the biggest surprise of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals by holding Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their opening group D match on Saturday.

Diego Maradona: Don’t blame Lionel Messi for Iceland draw

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has absolved Lionel Messi of blame after the Albiceleste captain missed a penalty in the country’s 1-1 draw against Iceland in their Group D encounter in Moscow on Saturday, at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Oghenekaro Etebo: All hopes not lost yet

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, has admitted that the team’s main undoing in the 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their first Group D match of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday was poor handling of set-piece situations, but remains optimistic that the team will improve and get better results from the next games.

Felix Owolabi: Gernot Rohr should take responsibility for Eagles loss

Nigeria’s Ex-International, and member of the All-Conquering 1980 African Cup of Nations, Felix Owolabi, has said that the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr should take the responsibility for the team’s 0-2 loss to Croatia.

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.

Ex-Flying Eagles star Rilwan Salawu tips Super Eagles to fly high at World Cup

Former Nigeria U20 Star Rilwan Salawu has said that the Super Eagles will shine at Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup and make Nigerians proud.

World Cup: Lagos provides insurance cover at viewing centres

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has opened six viewing centres for Lagos residents to watch live football actions from the ongoing Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup: Super Eagles train in Essentuki, off to Kaliningrad Thursday

The Super Eagles have settled down nicely at their Sanatorium Istochnik Hotel, Essentuki team base at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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NPFL Playoffs: Enyimba beat Ifeanyi Ubah to climb top spot

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Manchester United-bound Daniel James likened to Usain Bolt and Ronaldo

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One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
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