• WCQ: NFF can fire me if Eagles fail to qualify – Rohr tells FIFA

    WCQ: NFF can fire me if Eagles fail to qualify – Rohr tells FIFA

    Perhaps for the first time in many years of engaging foreign coaches, the Nigerian football governing body may have signed what looks a favourable contract.

    The 63-year old Franco-German coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has revealed to a FIFA publication, “FIFA 1904” in its current edition that his contract is tied to the success of Nigeria qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

    “If the team doesn’t make it to Russia, the FA can terminate my contract on the spot. That […]

  • NFF set to name Le Guen as Eagles coach

    NFF set to name Le Guen as Eagles coach

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials have settled for Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the next Super Eagles coach.

    The football house had made a shortlist of three coaches on Friday: Le Guen, Salisu Yusuf and Tom Saintfiet but few days after have now chosen the Frenchman who will be introduced to the public on July 18.

    But while the Eagles manager is being confirmed according to expectations, the position of assistant coach has taken a new turn as the federation could […]

  • Eagles can qualify for 2018 World Cup – Leon Balogun

    Eagles can qualify for 2018 World Cup – Leon Balogun

    Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, believes Nigeria will book a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

    He says although the round to qualification might be tough he also noted that it is the hard road that leads to success.

    He, however, wants the team to take every opportunity at their disposal to ensure they book a spot at the world’s most prestigious tournament.

    The 3-time African champions have been drawn in what is seen as a tough group that parades […]

  • Flying Eagles arrive Burundi ahead of CAF U-20 Championship title defence  … more photos

    Flying Eagles arrive Burundi ahead of CAF U-20 Championship title defence  … more photos

    The Nigeria U20 male national team aka Flying Eagles arrived Burundi on Thursday ahead of the Caf U20 Nations Cup qualifying clash with the hosts on Saturday.

    The 31-man Nigerian delegation made up of 18 players and 11 officials landed this afternoon at the Bujumbura International Airport,

  • Eagles’ position in FIFA’s ranking shows our football Is fading, says Onigbinde

    Eagles’ position in FIFA’s ranking shows our football Is fading, says Onigbinde

    Former Super Eagles Coach, Chief Adegboye Onigbinde, says Nigeria’s football is fading out gradually going by Super Eagles’ latest FIFA ranking.

    The Eagles failed to qualify for the 2017 AFCON and were ranked 14th position in Africa from their 12th in March and also dipped from 62nd to 67th in the world.

    Onigbinde yesterday expressed worries over the nation’s football saying: “Apparently, the latest FIFA’s ranking just tells us that all is not well with the our football. Our football is fading […]

  • Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi wants to be part of Nigeria Olympic squad

    Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi wants to be part of Nigeria Olympic squad

    Alex Iwobi, Arsenal forward wants to be a part of the Nigeria squad to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after failing to see the Super Eagles reach the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

    Coach Samson Siasia was the first person to invite Iwobi to the U23 collective ahead of qualifying for Rio 2016 but he could not take part due to his past with the English youth team.

    The 19-year-old eventually committed his future to Nigeria when he made […]

  • Destiny Made Eagles Not To Qualify For 2017 AFCON – NFF Boss

    Destiny Made Eagles Not To Qualify For 2017 AFCON – NFF Boss

    Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday in Abuja said the federation did everything humanly possible for Nigeria to qualify for AFCON 2017.

    Pinnick told newsmen at a news conference that it was rather unfortunate their efforts failed to yield fruits.

    He however said the federation would now focus on ensuring that the team qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

    “I want to explain to Nigerians through this medium what transpired and all what we did […]