Croatia top World Cup Group D

Croatia sit top of World Cup Group D after a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria in Kaliningrad on Saturday evening. Zlatko Dalic's side took the lead in fortunate circumstances when Mario Mandzukic's 32nd-minute header from a Luka Modric corner was deflected into his own net by the unfortunate Oghenekaro Etebo. Ivan Perisic's

Ndidi-Our Future Eagles Captain

By: Juwon Olayiwola From the Barracks in Ikeja to the Midfield of the Super Eagles. Ndidi’s rise in the footballing world is nothing short of a fairytale, a fairytale which is still ongoing i must say. From his days at Nat Boys Academy to a move to Genk in Belgium before getting

Agyemang Badu surprised at Nigeria’s Afcon failure

Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has expressed his shock at seeing Nigeria fail to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations that would be held next year. The defending African Champions were held to a 2-2 draw at home by South Africa, losing the second placed battle to Congo. Nigeria

Mashaba to gun for glory in Uyo

Bafana Bafana gaffer, Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba believes he his on a personal assignment on ending Nigeria's dominance on the rainbow nation. Nigeria will play host to South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game in Uyo on Wednesday and Mashaba is confident his boys are ready and would not

Uche expects tough test from South Africa

I kechukwu Uche has stressed Nigeria would need to keep their concentration level up in other to get past South Africa in a bid to nick the second qualification ticket for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. South Africa,surprisingly, are sitting comfortably on the log 11 points while Nigeria and Congo currently

Keshi urges nation pray for Super Eagles

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi said that there were no longer small teams on the continent as the Super Eagles won 2-0 in Pointe Noire to keep alive hopes of reaching next year’s tournament. The defending African champions were in danger of missing out on Equatorial Guinea 2015 but were aided

Hope Akpan to miss Afcon clash against South Africa

Reading midfielder, Hope Akpan will miss Nigeria's final group A Afcon qualifying game South Africa in Uyo on Wednesday. The 23-year old dislocated his shoulder in the 51st minutes of Nigeria's all important 0-2 victory over Guinea in Pointe-Noire and would be out for Super Eagles win or

Rufai lauds Enyeama

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Peter Rufai has saluted the current Super Eagles number one Vincent Enyeama for his performances last season. Enyeama was on the shortlist for many awards, including the Ligue 1 goalkeeper of the year as well as the Marc-Vivien Foe Award, which he won. Rufai reserved special praise for the

FIFA to lift Nigeria ban

FIFA are reportedly set to lift the ban placed on Nigeria after the country's government reinstated the ousted members of the Nigerian Football Federation. Turmoil has reigned in Nigerian football ever since the Super Eagles returned from their failed 2014 World Cup campaign, with NFF members, including president Aminu Maigari, being

Why Keshi deserves our “Appreciation”

Cameroon Indomitable Lions were embroiled in indisciplinary issues, even ebbing to a point Assou-Ekotto attempted a ram-hit on a fellow player. They were eliminated without a single point. Ivory Coast arrived Brazil with a potpouri, a constellation and galaxy of stars, but they were eliminated by a spirited Greek side.

Omeruo fit for Eagles opener

Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo has eased Super Eagles head coach Stephen Keshi's worries after being cleared fit for Monday's Group F opener against Iran. The Chelsea centre-back sat out the Eagles' last friendly match against the USA because of an ankle knock after clashing with team-mate Victor Moses during training. However, team