Nigeria A Win Away From Setting A New African Record At World Cup
Published: October 09, 2017
The Super Eagles are set to become the most successful African country to have participated in the Fifa World Cup after qualifying for next summer's tournament in Russia.Only Cameroon, with seven, has made more World Cup appearances than the Super Eagles among African teams.The Indomitable Lions also lead the way in th...
Leicester City Fear Ndidi Suffered A Knock Vs Zambia But Midfielder Is Fine
Published: October 09, 2017
Leicester City fear one of their important first-teamers Wilfred Ndidi suffered a knock in the closing minutes of Nigeria's 1-0 win over Zambia in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.The central midfielder had to be attended to by Super Eagles medics in added time after suffering some discomfort as he attempted a shot.''...
Super Eagles Coach Rohr To Nigerian Fans : Stop Criticizing Mikel, He'll Learn
Published: October 09, 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr  has dismissed criticism over the performance of Porto loanee Mikel Agu in the wake of his side's 1-0 win against Zambia in a World Cup qualifier this past weekend.It was thought the German will tinker with his formation by moving Abdullahi Shehu to his natural central midfield position ...
FIFA, CAF Investigating Nigeria-Zambia Match In Uyo
Published: October 09, 2017
Fifa and Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have launched an investigation into the behavior of the Copper Bullets fans during Nigeria's 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening.Photographs show the Zambia fans displaying a banner,'H.E. E.C. LUNGU GOD BLESS YOU' in the stands at the Godswill Akpabio International St...
Five Things We Learned From Nigeria's 1-0 Win Over Zambia
Published: October 08, 2017
An Alex Iwobi goal sixteen minutes from time against Zambia booked Nigeria their place at next summer's World Cup in Russia.Here are five things we learned : These Eagles can touch the height of the skies as a compact unitIt was evident,most especially in the first half, that the Super Eagles were in for a torrid outin...
Post-Game Wrap-Up Nigeria Vs Zambia : A Tale Of Two Substitutions Mikel & Iwobi
Published: October 08, 2017
The Super Eagles scrapped through to the World cup finals in Russia next year by virtue of Iwobi's late strike but then it was not all that straightforward.If there is any virtue in playing a helter-skelter game inefficiently for a huge part of it, perhaps it is precisely that it imposes a starker dose of efficiency on...
Chelsea Congratulate Ola Aina On His Debut For Super Eagles, Acknowledge Mikel
Published: October 08, 2017
Premier League champions Chelsea have finally congratulated one of their own products Ola Aina for making his international debut for the Super Eagles on Saturday, after earlier omitting the defender from their match report.In the roundup of their players on international duty, The Blues have now included Aina and also...
How The Generals Balogun & Ekong Reacted To Nigeria's Qualification
Published: October 08, 2017
Leon Balogun and his defensive partner William Troost-Ekong were pleased after Nigeria qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and took to social media to celebrate the win over Zambia.For the second time in three World Cup qualifying matches, the Mainz and Bursaspor stars helped goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa to keep ...
U17 World Cup: Potential Super Eagles RB Eyoma Sparkles As England Thrash Chile
Published: October 08, 2017
One of the emerging nations of youth football England began their campaign at the Fifa U17 World Cup with a 4-0 hammering of Chile at Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Tottenham Hotspur right back Timothy Eyoma went the distance for the Young Lions and assisted goalkeeper Curtis Anderson to post his first shutout i...
Rohr Admits It Was Difficult To Drop Nigeria Hero Iwobi
Published: October 08, 2017
An Alex Iwobi goal after 74 minutes sent Nigeria to their sixth appearance in the World Cup, and manager Gernot Rohr has admitted that it was difficult dropping the Arsenal wonderkid to the bench versus Zambia.The Hale End Academy product as well as the other substitutes would have realized on Thursday, October 5 they ...
Rohr : Zambia Game Was The Most Difficult For Us In The World Cup Qualifiers
Published: October 08, 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised his players for beating Zambia’s Chipolopolo and booking their place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday.Speaking at the post-match conference, the German said: ''It was a very difficult game, in fact the most difficult for us in the qualifying series because of what was ...
Rohr Satisfied With Modern Day Full Back Aina : He Is A Big-Game Player
Published: October 08, 2017
Chelsea defender Ola Aina pulled on a Nigeria jersey with the number 2 at its back, and finally made his international debut for the Super Eagles in their 1-0 win over Zambia yesterday.Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has hinted that the former England U19 skipper will be invited to the national team for future matches, ...
(Photo Confirmation) Zambia Coach: Referee Denied Us A Legitimate Goal
Published: October 08, 2017
Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was disappointed following his side's 1-0 loss to Nigeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, saying that they were denied a legitimate goal in the first half.Augustine Mulenga's goal on 24 minutes was later canceled for offside, but television replays, which c...
Nigeria For Life : Hull City Celebrate Aina's Debut But Chelsea Remain Silent
Published: October 08, 2017
Former England U19 skipper Ola Aina became cap-tied to the Nigerian national teams when he stepped out onto the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium pitch in the 80th minute to replace an injured Elderson Echiejile against Zambia on Saturday evening.The London Borough of Southwark native had represented England U16, ...
How Moses & Iwobi Reacted To Nigeria Booking Their Spot In World Cup
Published: October 08, 2017
Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi were full of happiness in the wake of Nigeria sealing their World Cup ticket with a game to spare following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening.The Super Eagles struggled to break down the Copper Bullets until a goal from the Arsenal number seventeen in the 74th minute resc...