• Super Eagles Legend, Kanu Nwankwo In Tears as He Buries Late Mum In Abia State (Photos)

    Super Eagles Legend, Kanu Nwankwo In Tears as He Buries Late Mum In Abia State (Photos)

    Super Eagles most decorated football superstar, Kanu Nwankwo, who recently lost his mother, Mrs Susan Kanu Iheme, on September 7, has finally laid her to eternal rest in his home-town, Abia state.

    Retired Super Eagles striker, Nwankwo Kanu, a.k.a Papillo, who captained the Nigerian national team for 16 years from 1994 until 2010, on Saturday, December 3rd, buried his late mother, Susan Nwannediya Kanu at his home-town, Amannagwu village in Arochukwu LGA, Abia State.

    Recall that the mother of the […]

  • Kenneth Omeruo named Sports Personality of the Year in Turkey

    Kenneth Omeruo named Sports Personality of the Year in Turkey

    The Super Eagles defender who is on loan from Chelsea has been awarded at the African Entertainment Awards in Turkey.

    Alanyaspor defender Kenneth Omeruo has been recognised and named as the Sports Personality for the year 2016 by African Entertainment Awards for his top class defensive play in the Turkish top flight league.

    Omeruo who has established himself as a key player in Hüseyin Kalpar’s team since joining them on loan in the summer, was also influential in Kasimpasa’s 7th place finish […]

  • Nigeria move up to 50th in November Fifa ranking

    Nigeria move up to 50th in November Fifa ranking

    Gernot Rohr’s men stepped up ten places in the grading released by the world football ruling body, and are eighth in Africa.

    Nigeria move up to 50th in November Fifa ranking

    Gernot Rohr’s men stepped up ten places in the grading released by the world football ruling body, and are eight in Africa

    Nigeria have moved up to the 50th position in the latest Fifa global rankings released on Thursday.

    The Super Eagles were rewarded for defeating Algeria 3-1 in their Fifa World Cup […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jordan Ibe wants Nigeria call-up after repeated snub by England

    Jordan Ibe wants Nigeria call-up after repeated snub by England

    England-born Nigerian winger Jordon Ibe is ready to make a U-turn and pledge his international allegiance to his fatherland after being repeatedly overlooked by his preferred England.

    The 20-year-old Liverpool player, who now plays for another Premier League side, Bournemouth, initially snubbed request that he plays for the Super Eagles.

    Mirror Uk, reports that a source close to the Nigerian Football Federation said, “Jordon is willing to listen to what we have to offer.

    “We are hoping he finds the project enticing enough […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ebuehi: I’m not ready for Super Eagles now

    Ebuehi: I’m not ready for Super Eagles now

    Though Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has reiterated his desire to have Tyronne Ebuehi back into his team, the youngster has ruled himself out of international duty with Nigeria for now.

    The 20 -year-old player of mixed Nigerian-Dutch parentage was invited by Rohr to star in the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria, but Ebuehi turned it down. Rohr said on Tuesday that he may still need the player to boost his defensive options.

    “I don’t think I’m there yet, there is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Super Eagles must stay focussed, insists Omeruo

    Super Eagles must stay focussed, insists Omeruo

    The Alanyaspor of Turkey defender has cautioned his teammates against wild ecstasy in the wake of the win over the Greens.

    Kenneth Omeruo has tasked his Super Eagles ’ colleagues to keep their celebration over Algeria low as they still have lots of matches to be played in the 2018 World Cup qualifier before they can be assured of a ticket to Russia 2018.

    A brace from Victor Moses plus John Obi Mikel’s strike handed the Eagles a priceless 3-1 home win […]

  • 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 […]

  • Foreign coaches work best for Nigeria – Babayaro

    Foreign coaches work best for Nigeria – Babayaro

    Former Super Eagles left-back, Celestine Babayaro is pleased with the current form and spirit in the Nigerian squad and their style of play under new manager, Gernot Rohr, saying it brings back memories of the glory days of Nigerian football.

    The Franco-German coach, since assuming the post of the Nigerian technical adviser, has won all three games he has handled as coach, starting from the 1-0 win over Tanzania to the 2-1 and 3-1 win over Zambia and Algeria respectively.

    Babayaro, who […]