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Russia 2018: Eagles end qualifiers unbeaten

Russia 2018: Eagles end qualifiers unbeaten

2017-11-11 11:36:11

Nigeria yesterday night ended the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers unbeaten after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Algeria in Constantine yesterday. A goal from Hapoel Beer Sheva midfielder, John Ogu, and a converted penalty from Yacine Brahimi ensured the two sides shared the points at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui. The Super Eagles, who had qualified for the Mundial before the match, finished top of Group B with 14 points while the Algerians are last with two points the North Africans failed to win a match in the qualifiers. The Eagles qualified with a 1-0 victory over Zambia… continue reading


Mikel, Rohr Focus On Unbeaten Run As Super Eagles Face Algeria Tonight

Mikel, Rohr Focus On Unbeaten Run As Super Eagles Face Algeria Tonight

2017-11-10 11:23:26

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi has stated that the team is focused on finishing the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten . The Super Eagles have recorded four wins and one draw in the five games they have played so far, clinching the sole ticket in Group B at the expense of Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria. Mikel who may start the encounter from the substitutes bench added that his teammates won’t be complacent when they file out against a rejuvenated Algerian side at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui Constantine tonight. A win or draw for the Eagles tonight will stretch Nigeria’s… continue reading


Abraham has no regrets about Nigeria snub

Abraham has no regrets about Nigeria snub

2017-11-07 11:05:50

New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation. Tammy Abraham Abraham’s father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian federation president Amaju Pinnick, who claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the west African country. But Abraham, an England Under-21 international, denied the claim and having been called up for England’s forthcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil, the striker is not entertaining second thoughts. “I see myself as being a long-term England player,” Abraham, 20, told reporters at England’s St George’s… continue reading


Rohr may invite new players as Argentina land in Russia today

Rohr may invite new players as Argentina land in Russia today

2017-11-06 08:29:56

Following the spate of injury induced withdrawals from Nigeria’s team to the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier and the international friendly game against Argentina, Super Eagles’ Coach, Gernot Rohr, is thinking of inviting new players to fill the void created by the absentees. As at last count, Odion Ighalo, Simon Moses, Victor Moses and Ogenyi Onazi were said to be unavailable for the matches due to various degrees of injury. Among the players expected to fill the void are the three initially placed on standby by Rohr, including Kenneth Omeruo and Alhassan Ibrahim, as well as Girona striker, Olanrewaju Kayode.… continue reading


FIFA approves Nigeria, Argentina friendly

FIFA approves Nigeria, Argentina friendly

2017-11-04 08:51:31

World football-governing body, FIFA, has approved the friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina as scheduled in Krasnodar, Russia, on November 14. This was contained in a letter forwarded to the Football Union of Russia, addressed to the General Secretary, Aleksandr Alaev, and signed by FIFA’s Director of Competitions, Christian Unger. The letter, dated October 31, read, “FIFA would like to thank you for complying with the regulations governing international matches by submitting the relevant information and authorisations for the following tier 1 international match: Argentina vs Nigeria, Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, November 14, 2017. “In accordance with Article 7 of the… continue reading


Arsenal Beach Soccer team to play at COPA Lagos

Arsenal Beach Soccer team to play at COPA Lagos

2017-11-03 08:24:04

The annual beach soccer tournament organized by Kinetic Sports has disclosed that the Arsenal Beach Soccer team will feature in this year’s event scheduled for December 8 to 10 at Eko Atlantic City. This is the first time the Arsenal Beach Soccer team will be coming to Africa and Nigeria. Arsenal Beach Soccer team are the current Cup holders of the English National League, after lifting the title in London with a 7-2 win over the erstwhile champions, Silesia BS St Neots. The team has expressed excitement for the opportunity in featuring in this year’s edition of COPA Lagos. Every… continue reading


CAF lists three Nigerians among nominees for African players awards

CAF lists three Nigerians among nominees for African players awards

2017-11-02 09:55:08

Three Nigerian players are now in line for consideration for continental football awards in January after being listed among nominees by the Confederation of African Football ( CAF ). The three players include overseas-based Victor Moses and William Troost-Ekong who have been nominated for the African Player of the Year award. Egypt-based Junior Ajayi who plays for Egyptian side Al Ahly has also been nominated for the African Player of the Year Based in Africa 2017 award. 30 players each have been nominated for the two topmost categories of the awards. The winner of each award will be decided by… continue reading


Nigeria wins 2nd Africa Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship

Nigeria wins 2nd Africa Zone 2 Junior Swimming Championship

2017-10-30 11:14:42

Nigeria on Sunday swept the medals table to emerge winner of the 2nd Africa Zone 2 Junior swimming Championship at the newly refurbished National Stadium Swimming Pool. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria won 26 gold, 35 Silver and 26. Bronze medals, winning a total of 87 medals. Ghana came second with 12 gold, nine silver and six bronze medals making a total of 27 medals. Senegal came third with eight gold, three silver, and six bronze winning a total of 17 medals. Ten countries took part in the 2nd edition of the regional swimming championship. They… continue reading


Joshua hopes Africa calls after Takam bout

Joshua hopes Africa calls after Takam bout

2017-10-28 10:10:26

Britain’s world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua hopes his long held dream to fight in Africa will move a step closer with a successful defence of his IBF and WBA belts against Cameroon-born Carolos Takam on Saturday. Anthony Joshua — who weighed in at a career-heaviest 18st 2lbs (114.3kilos) compared to Takam’s 16st 11lb — has his eyes set on Nigeria as his mother Yeta is Nigerian and his father Robert Irish-Nigerian. The 28-year-old has won all 19 of his professional bouts including most memorably Ukrainian great Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA title last April. And he said one of the… continue reading


NBA: Aminu Makes 5th NBA Start In Blazers’ Defeat; Ojeleye Fails To Score? As Celtics Win

NBA: Aminu Makes 5th NBA Start In Blazers’ Defeat; Ojeleye Fails To Score? As Celtics Win

2017-10-27 10:43:15

Nigeria star, Al Farouq Aminu suffered his second defeat of the NBA season in action for the Portland Trail Blazers Friday morning (Nigerian time) against Los Angeles Clippers who extended their winning streak to four games, The Portland Trail Blazers lost 103 – 104 to Los Angeles Clippers. It was their seventh consecutive loss to the Clippers. Aminu, making his fifth start of the season, scored in double figures whole featuring for 33 minutes and recorded 19 points, six rebound, two assists one block, three steals and five 3-pointers in the defeat to the Clippers in Los Angeles. The Portland… continue reading


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