• HISTORY: Nigeria marks 100th wins against Algeria- CAF

    HISTORY: Nigeria marks 100th wins against Algeria- CAF

    Saturday’s win over the Desert Foxes of Algeria marks Nigeria’s 100th in the history of World Cup qualifiers, the continent’s football governing body, CAF has stated on its website.

    CAF added that apart from the centenary win, the win also brought “plaudits for Rohr as this was his third straight win in as many matches after the 1-0 home win against Tanzania in August and 2-0 away win against Zambia in Ndola in October.”

    The 100 wins had also won for the […]

  • Algeria petitions FIFA over Mikel’s goal

    Algeria petitions FIFA over Mikel’s goal

    An online petition set up by an agitated fan of the Algeria national team aimed at preventing Gambian referee, Bakary Papa Gassama, has gathered momentum, with over 100 people putting their name to it.

    The 37-year-old allowed John Obi Mikel goal, which the petition claimed was from an offside position, to stand as Nigeria secured a 3-1 win over Algeria in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

    Algeria Coach, Georges Leekens, has narrowed his side’s defeat to that second goal scored by […]

  • Nigeria still have a long way to go, says Onazi

    Nigeria still have a long way to go, says Onazi

    The midfielder was happy with his team’s outing in Uyo but kept his feet on the ground with regards to their path to Russia in 2018, despite a 100 per cent record.

    Trabzonspor’s Ogenyi Onazi has conceded that there is still a long way to go for Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, despite winning both of their opening qualifying games.

    The midfielder was on parade as the Super Eagles romped to an emphatic 3-1 victory over Algeria on Saturday […]

  • Read What President Buhari Had To Say To Super Eagles After They Thrashed Algeria 3-1

    Read What President Buhari Had To Say To Super Eagles After They Thrashed Algeria 3-1

    President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their outstanding 3-1 victory over Algeria in the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

    President Buhari also joined millions of football loving fans in the country in celebrating the very-much improved national team for meeting our expectations during the entertaining and action-soaked encounter.

    A statement by Mr. Femi Adesina last night stated that

    ” The President commends the team and its handlers for displaying uncommon strength, determination and high professionalism in […]

  • Referee robbed us against Eagles in Uyo – Algeria coach

    Referee robbed us against Eagles in Uyo – Algeria coach

    Algeria coach Georges Leekens claims the Desert Foxes were robbed by Gambian referee Bakary Gassama against the Super Eagles in their Russia 2018 World Cup Group B qualifier in Uyo on Saturday.

    Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses struck a brace as Nigeria beat Algeria 3-1 to pick up their second win in the World Cup qualifiers and open up a four-point lead at the top of the table – after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Zambia […]

  • We faced a tough Nigerian team – Algeria coach

    We faced a tough Nigerian team – Algeria coach

    Despite his disappointment over his lads’ 1-3 loss to Nigeria in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Algeria coach, Georges Leekens, has admitted that the Nigerian side was not an easy nut to crack.

    “I must say that many things remain to be done. We still have a lot of work to do on the tactical level. We will have the opportunity to review what did not work well in this match against Nigeria. We must now think of Zambia. This team […]

  • Gernot Rohr: There is no call for celebration for Eagles now

    Gernot Rohr: There is no call for celebration for Eagles now

    Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has dampened the emphatic win of his lads over the Fennecs of Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, by requesting for subdued celebrations, as nothing has been won yet and there was still more to play for in the race for a ticket.

    The Franco-German spoke at the post-match press conference, after his charges dismantled Algeria’s Fennecs 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.

    In the same pragmatic manner he reacted after […]

  • Scoring goals in matches was not easy, says Mikel

    Scoring goals in matches was not easy, says Mikel

    Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, says he is happy that the team won against Algeria in the World Cup qualifier played in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.

    Obi said this in a post-match news conference after the Super Eagles drubbed the visiting Desert Foxes of Algeria 3-1 in a well attended match played at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.

    He said scoring goals in matches was not easy, but his team had to employ the tactic of moving the ball around […]

  • Kanu salutes Super Eagles for beating Algeria

    Kanu salutes Super Eagles for beating Algeria

    Ex-international Nwankwo Kanu has congratulated the Super Eagles of Nigeria for taming the Desert Foxes of Algeria 3-1 in a World Cup qualifier today.

    The former Arsenal star took to his Twitter handle to shower praise on the Super Eagles, who outscored one of the best teams in Africa.

    “Congratulation boys, we are very proud of you all and well done,” he saluted.

    He also congratulated the coaching crew led by Gernot Rohr, NFF and the supporters.

    Nigeria remain top of Group B with […]

  • Nigeria 3-1 Algeria: Moses double sees Eagles tame stubborn Greens

    Nigeria 3-1 Algeria: Moses double sees Eagles tame stubborn Greens

    Chelsea duo Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel inspired Nigeria to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Algeria in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier.

    Moses, who is reborn at Stamford Bridge under manager Antonio Conte, opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a smart right-footed finish after some suspect defending from the Algerians.

    Twenty minutes later Mikel scored only his second ever international goal when he beat the offside trap after more defensive woes from Algeria to fire the ball past hapless Rais […]

  • Nigeria’s defensive weakness will be punished, says Algeria coach

    Nigeria’s defensive weakness will be punished, says Algeria coach

    The Greens’ coach has pointed out the Super Eagles backline as an area for his myriad of attacking talents to exploit.

    Algeria coach Georges Leekens has said that the defensive frailties of Nigeria will be ‘taken into account’ when both teams lock horns in their 2018 World Cup qualifying match.

    Despite having some key attacking talents pull out due to various injury problems, the Greens still have Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani and Sofiane Feghouli to bank on. And the Belgian is looking […]