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Two times Champions League winners Enyimba FC, will play host to Sudanese side Al Hilal in a second round qualifying tie on Sunday.
The agreement between new Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, reached late Thursday, is significant because several border areas remain closed, including Heglig in South Sudan’s former Unity State, Kafiakinji in Raja in South Sudan, and El-Khurasana in Sudan’s Western Kordofan state.
The head coach of Nigeria Under 23 team, Imama Amapakabo, has stressed that he knew that the defeated Sudanese side would park the bus in order to protect their slim first-leg advantage in the return leg of the 2019 U23 AFCON qualifier played on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
The Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, has commended the Nigerian U-23 national team, (Olympics team) for trashing the Sudanese national team 5-0 at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba, Delta State, thereby qualifying for the African U-23 AFCON tournament slated for Egypt, November this year.
Ogbuke, who represented Nigeria at the U-23 level in 2003, says the Imama Amapakabo’s team should be wary of the Sudanese side’s ‘fast breaks and wing play’, insisting the Nigerians will prevail if they remain focused and not underrate their opponents.
The Ambassador of Nigeria to Sudan, Musa Mamman, has backed the Olympic Eagles ahead of their crucial clash with their Sudanese counterparts.
Assistant coach of Nigeria’s U23 national team Fidelis Ilechukwu has declared that the Dream Team is ready for the test of scaling the hurdle of Sudan ahead of today’s crucial second leg clash against the Sudanese U23 team.
Genk and Nigerian forward Steven Odey has stated that the Nigeria U23 national team is set to overturn the deficit suffered by Nigeria in the 1-0 first leg defeat against Sudan.
Delta state government has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic football qualifier between Nigeria and Sudan, billed Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba would be ticket free.
South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for the first time in a year to meet his rival, President Salva Kiir, and try salvage a stalled peace agreement.
Lobi Stars and national team defender Ebube Duru has stated that the Nigeria U23 national team will not let Nigerians down ahead of today’s crucial CAF U23 AFCON qualifying tie against their Sudanese counterpart in Khartoum.
Head Coach Imama Amapakabo has picked team captain Azubuike Okechukwu, forwards Stephen Odey and Taiwo Awoniyi and 15 other players for Thursday’s U23 AFCON final-round qualifying, first leg battle against Sudan in Omdurman.
A Sudanese court on Saturday charged ousted president Omar al-Bashir with illegal acquisition and use of foreign funds.
Nigeria’s U-23 Eagles coach Imama Amapakabo says his boys are ready to face a tough Sudanese side in the 2019 U-23 AFCON qualifying fixtures – the final hurdles his charges must cross to secure a berth in the competition that will also serve as the African qualifiers for the men’s football event of 2020 Olympic Games.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal Office, has arrested one Olumide Agbabiaka, a sales agent with Fidelity Bank Plc for allegedly stealing N137million.
President Muhammadu Buhari says the Federal Republic of Nigeria stands in solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following drone attacks yesterday on the refinery plants at Khurais and Abqaiq.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a battle for political survival in a closely fought election on Tuesday that could end his 10-year domination of national politics.
The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, has commended the re-appointment of Senator Chris Ngige as Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment; describing it as a reward for outstanding performance in a very sensitive ministry.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and members of the House of Representatives, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to approve the operation of the Lekki and Badagry seaports in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herdsmen and boost economic activities.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has called for his players to be mentally stronger after captain Granit Xhaka claimed they were “too scared” during the 2-2 draw with Watford.
Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, today expresses great joy at the verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirming the mandate of President Mohammadu Buhari.
A video circulating on social media has shown how a yet-to-be identified policeman was beaten by a mob in Oye Ekiti, Ekiti state.
Shiite Muslims in Nigeria on Tuesday proceeded with their annual religious procession, ignoring warnings by security agencies against the procession across the country.