Eagles ready for Pharaohs friendly, Musa, Ighalo dream AFCON glory
Super Eagles’ captain Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo have expressed optimism that the team will excel at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament holding in Egypt from June 21 to July 13.
Uzoho's Cypriot club appeals nine point penalty
A Cypriot first division side is appealing a nine points deduction for an off-field own goal involving newly-signed star Nigerian keeper Francis Uzoho.
Shorunmu canvasses friendly tests for Eagles’ goalkeepers
Former Super Eagles Goalkeepers’ Trainer, Ike Shorunmu has urged the senior national team coaches to create avenues to expose the team’s goal custodians to international match situations ahead of the 2019 African Nations Cup. Noting that this year’s African Nations Cup in Egypt would be highly competitive and tough due to the increase in number…
Playing for Super Eagles a dream come true, says Chukwueze
Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze has described his international debut for Nigeria as the completion of a “dream year.” The 19-year-old’s skill and impressive left foot caught the eye after starting for the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s 0-0 friendly draw against Uganda in Asaba. Chukwueze is enjoying a breakthrough season, scoring in both the League and…
Injuries, suspension mean opportunities for others, says Rohr
Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has lamented the injuries and suspension that have robbed him of four of his regulars for today’s crucial 2019 AFCON qualifier against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa, but he is comforted that the situation has presented opportunities for some other performers to step onto the runway.
Uzoho doubtful as Dosu joins clamour for more local lads
Super Eagles’ first choice goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho may have been ruled out of Nigeria’s Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier against South Africa in Johannesburg next week by a rib fracture he copped in a Spanish league game at the weekend.
Esu, Agu disagree over Uzoho’s choice as Eagles’ number one goalkeeper
Coach of Abia Starlets, Godfrey Esu wants handlers of the Super Eagles to beef up the goalkeeping area of the team with immediate effect, saying the current number shot stopper, Francis Uzoho is not yet ripe for the position. But the Super Eagles’ goalkeepers’ trainer, Alloy Agu disagrees.
Eagles set to advance to fourth round of 16 at World Cup
The Super Eagles will clash with La Albiceleste to give it their best shot when they both meet today at Saint Petersburg to guarantee a fourth Round of 16 berth at the FIFA World Cup finals.
Messi's birthday party and other titbits from World Cup
AFP Sport takes a look at some of the stories you may have missed at the World Cup: Messi's 31st His 31st birthday Sunday falls smack bang in the middle of a complex overseas work assignment for his country, but the little town of Bronnitsy is doing its best to make Lionel Messi feel at…
NFF cautions clubs as scouts hover over Uzoho
Francis Uzoho was expected to be Nigeria’s weakest point at the on-going FIFA World Cup, but the 2013 U-17 third choice goalkeeper has done better than many veterans here to the extent that European clubs have started making enquiries about his availability from Deportivo La Coruna. Uzoho was a last minute inclusion in the team…
Suddenly, nobody is talking about Eagles’ goalkeeping ‘crisis’
The goalkeeping department is the most crucial arm of a football team. Sometimes the performance of a goalkeeper determines the fate of his team in crucial games because he is the last...