Eagles Star Troost-Ekong: Messi Or No Messi, We Know How Argentina Play
Published: June 23, 2018
William Troost-Ekong has commented on the upcoming meeting between Nigeria and Argentina at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, June 26. The Bursaspor defender was in the Super Eagles team that came back from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in a pre-World Cup friendly staged in Krasnodar last Novem...
Tyronne Ebuehi Reacts After Becoming Cap-Tied To Nigeria For Life
Published: June 23, 2018
The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) are aware that they will break the rules if they approach new Benfica wing-back Tyronne Ebuehi to represent the Netherlands after the 2018 World Cup. Only two days ago, that would have been possible, but manager Gernot Rohr handed Ebuehi his first competitive appearance wh...
Injured Mikel To Undergo Scan Today, Unhappy That Croatia Plan To Rest Key Players Vs Iceland
Published: June 23, 2018
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel does not want Croatia to rest their key players in Tuesday's final Group D match with Iceland after they sealed their spot in the next round with a comprehensive win over Argentina. Nigeria can qualify for the last sixteen if they beat Argentina or if the game ends in a draw and I...
Maradona Demands Access To Argentina National Team Before Showdown Vs Nigeria
Published: June 23, 2018
Legendary Argentina midfielder Diego Maradona has demanded access to the Argentina national team before their final game in the group stage of the World Cup against Nigeria, according to reports. The two-time world champions are on the brink of elimination from the World Cup, and this will be confirmed on Tu...
Ndidi, The Real Hero Behind Nigeria Win Vs Iceland: Leicester Star Top Man In Aerials Won Again
Published: June 23, 2018
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised Kenneth Omeruo for his outstanding aerial display in his side's 2-0 win over Iceland, but the Chelsea defender was not Nigeria's top man in that statistic. The Iceland team, being the tallest team at the 2018 World Cup, had been expected to dominate the three-time African ...
Rohr Provides Update On Mikel's Injury, The Reasons He Took Idowu Off At Half-time
Published: June 23, 2018
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has provided an update on the injury suffered by Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel in the closing minutes of the national team's 2-0 win against Iceland on Friday evening. Mikel was seen holding his wrist and was forced to play through the pain barrier as the Nigeria team had us...
Musa Ahead Of Duel Vs Messi : It's Do Or Die, We Have To Win
Published: June 23, 2018
Super Eagles attacker, Ahmed Musa is confident the team would not rest on their laurels at the moment and that the real celebrations would start if they come off with a positive result in their last group game on Tuesday.Musa scored both goals for Nigeria in their 2-0 win against Iceland in their World Cup encounter on...
Five Things Noted In Argentina Vs Croatia Game & How Nigeria Can Exploit South Americans
Published: June 23, 2018
The Super Eagles defeated Iceland 2-0 on Friday to enhance their chances of qualifying to the Round of 16 stages of the World Cup. The positive outcome makes it imperative to then consider how to navigate the crucial last Group D match against Argentina.Izuchukwu Okosi highlights the takeaways from the Argentina ver...
Rohr Suggests Mikel, Moses Did Not Want To Play DM, RWB Vs Iceland Until He Convinced Them
Published: June 23, 2018
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has suggested that captain Obi Mikel and another star player in the squad, Victor Moses, did not want to be deployed as a defensive midfielder and right wing-back respectively until he convinced them in the days leading up to the match vs Iceland. Iceland were the better team offensi...
Nigeria's Top Scorer In World Cup History, Musa: I'm Very Good In Breaking Records
Published: June 23, 2018
Ahmed Musa has spoken of his happiness after entering the Nigerian history books as their top scorer in World Cup history thanks to his brace against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday evening. The Leicester City striker once held the record for the most goals scored in a single season in the Nigerian Professi...
Chelsea Hero Drogba Applauds Musa's First Goal Vs Iceland : First Touch Unbelievable, Great Goal
Published: June 22, 2018
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has applauded the skill of Ahmed Musa for his first goal scored in the 49th minute of Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland at the 2018 World Cup. The Leicester City striker stretched his leg to control a cross from Victor Moses before firing home a spectacular half volley from close range pa...
Five Things We Learned From Nigeria's Impressive 2-0 Win Against Iceland
Published: June 22, 2018
Nigeria's hopes of a place in the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup was boosted Friday evening after a gutsy performance by the Super Eagles who defeated Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd, Russia.Izuchukwu Okosi takes a look at five things learned from this Group D contest. 1. Uzoho Dealt With Crosses CreditablySuper Eagles...
The Three Nigerian World Cup Records Musa Set In Eagles Win Vs Iceland, Uzoho Sets African Record
Published: June 22, 2018
Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa is the latest official Man of the Match at the ongoing World Cup in Russia after he kept Nigeria's hopes alive with a brilliant brace against Iceland on Friday. The Super Eagles number seven opened the scoring in the 49th minute after a swift counter attack, then doubled the advanta...
Chelsea Heap Praise On Omeruo After Masterclass Performance Against Iceland
Published: June 22, 2018
Premier League powerhouse Chelsea have heaped praise on their player, Kenneth Omeruo, following his masterclass performance in the Super Eagles 2-0 win vs Iceland in their second game of the 2018 World Cup. Omeruo joined The Blues in January 2012 from Nigeria Professional Football League outfit Sunshine Stars but ha...
Rohr Hails Three Super Eagles Players After Starring Against Iceland
Published: June 22, 2018
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was impressed with the performance of three players following the 2-0 win over Iceland on Friday evening, and was pleased with the manner his side handled set-piece deliveries from the opponents. If Iceland were slightly better offensively in the first half, the three-time African cham...