• Cameroon game a must win for Eagles, says Chukwu

    Cameroon game a must win for Eagles, says Chukwu

    Former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu, has declared that the Eagles qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup lies in the ability of the team to maintain their winning streak by beating Cameroun in their next qualifier.

    Chukwu, who charged the Eagles not to allow the victory over Algeria and Zambia to halt their momentum, declared that getting the World Cup ticket should be the target of the players.

    The former Harambee Stars of Kenya manager posited that beating Cameroun at home […]

  • Eagles will be ready for Cameroon clash – Rohr

    Eagles will be ready for Cameroon clash – Rohr

    Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has allayed fears that the team will be match rusty before the next 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Cameroon in August 2017.

    Rohr who gave an insight on how he plans to prepare his team before Nigeria’s back to back World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Cameroon next year insisted that the players will have enough time to prepare, adding that he will also use the opportunity of the 2019 AFCON qualifying matches which will […]

  • Participating In 2018 World Cup Is Waste Of Money, Because We Can’t win it, says Dalung

    Participating In 2018 World Cup Is Waste Of Money, Because We Can’t win it, says Dalung

    Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung has described Nigeria’s participation in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as a ‘waste of money’.

    He said Nigeria does not need to participate in the World Cup if the nation cannot win the tournament.

    The Sports Minister said this on Friday in an interview with Voice of America.

    According to him, Nigeria should only participate in competitions like the African Nations Cup and the Commonwealth games they are guaranteed of winning.

    Dalung said, “The cup that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Peru 0-2 Brazil: Jesus inspires Tite’s men to sixth successive win

    Peru 0-2 Brazil: Jesus inspires Tite’s men to sixth successive win

    Gabriel Jesus scored one and set up another as high-flying Brazil overcame Peru in Lima.

    CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying leader Brazil claimed its sixth successive win after seeing off Peru 2-0 thanks to Gabriel Jesus on Tuesday.

    Manchester City-bound forward Jesus was the hero in Lima, inspiring the win as Tite’s Brazil made it six consecutive qualifying victories for the first time since trying to reach the 1970 World Cup, when the side had Pele and Carlos Alberto in the squad.

    In a […]

  • Chile 3-1 Uruguay: Alexis double decisive as hosts fight back

    Chile 3-1 Uruguay: Alexis double decisive as hosts fight back

    Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men fell behind to Edinson Cavani’s opener and had to be rescued by the Arsenal forward’s contributions in the second half.

    Alexis Sanchez struck twice in the second half of Chile’s 3-1 win over Uruguay on Tuesday to secure a crucial result in their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

    Sanchez was named in the starting XI after overcoming a muscle problem which forced him to sit out the goalless draw in Colombia last week.

    And the Arsenal star proved to […]

  • Argentina 3-0 Colombia: Messi magic settles qualifier

    Argentina 3-0 Colombia: Messi magic settles qualifier

    The Argentina international, and Barcelona superstar, scored a quite stunning free-kick in his country’s World Cup qualifier, prior to strikes from Lucas Pratto and Angel Di Maria.

     

    Lionel Messi inspired Argentina to a much-needed 3-0 win over Colombia as they ended their four-match winless run in World Cup qualifying.

    Messi struck with a stunning free-kick in the 10th minute before setting up Lucas Pratto for a first-half header at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario on Tuesday.

    The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was […]

  • Italy players want revenge on Germany -Italy coach

    Italy players want revenge on Germany -Italy coach

    The Azzurri were agonisingly defeated on penalties by Joachim Low’s men during Euro 2016 and the team is seeking revenge in their upcoming friendly clash.

    Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura says his players will be out for revenge when they take on Germany at San Siro.

    Tuesday’s friendly is the first meeting between the two sides since the world champions knocked Italy out of Euro 2016 in a quarter-final penalty shoot-out, when they were managed by Antonio Conte.

    Ventura admits that his side’s […]

  • Edin Dzeko recieves red card for pulling down opponent’s p*nts

    Edin Dzeko recieves red card for pulling down opponent’s p*nts

    Edin Dzeko was shocked to be shown a red card after he pulled down a player’s pants during Bosnia-Herzegovina’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Greece.

    Dzeko and Kyriakos Papadopoulos saw red in the 79th minute, the former receiving a second yellow after pulling down the shorts of Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

    The World Cup qualifier in Piraeus finished in a 1-1 draw after Georgios Tzavellas netted a late equaliser, cancelling out Miralem Pjanic’s first-half opener.

    Dzeko was left unhappy with his sending off, saying: […]

  • 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 […]

  • Super Eagles must improve in defence – Rohr

    Super Eagles must improve in defence – Rohr

    Gernot Rohr has said that Nigeria’s defence must improve despite their 3-1 victory over Algeria in the 2018 Africa World Cup Qualifying Group B match.

    John Obi Mikel’s goal sandwiched by Victor Moses’ brace secured a much deserved three points for the Super Eagles with Nabil Bentaleb’s scorcher proving a mere consolation for Georges Leekens’ side.

    The former Bordeaux boss said his side’s ‘only problems’ in the game surfaced in the second half when Riyad Mahrez and his fellow attackers started throwing […]