‘Serious business’ for Eagles

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says the side are geared up for "serious business" in Brazil, and insists their recent results are in no way a reflection of their readiness. The Super Eagles had jackhammered their way into the 2014 World Cup finals following an undefeated qualifying campaign, although that head of

World Cup preview: Nigeria

Football411's FAGBURE FUNSHO brings you a breakdown of the 32 teams at the 2014 World Cup, with the focus here on Nigeria. How they qualified The Super Eagles went through their entire qualifying campaign without a loss. Despite this, Stephen Keshi has experienced the usual off-field problems, like all other Nigeria coaches

Scotland name squad for Nigeria friendly

Gordon Strachan has named a 28-man Scotland squad for a friendly with Nigeria later this month. The Scots take on the Super Eagles at Craven Cottage on May 28 and Strachan has pulled together a roster which has 23 players involved in the Premier League or other English divisions. Manchester United midfielder

Keshi not worried about job

Nigeria head coach Stephen Keshi insists that he is unmoved by rumours regarding his future with the Super Eagles as he prepares for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Keshi has been dealing with issues around exiled players who want to rejoin the squad for the tournament, while the Nigeria Football

Enyeama: No easy games

Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama is wary of giving too much respect to Argentina and underestimating the other teams in Group F at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The Super Eagles are second-favourites, behind the La Albiceleste, to progress to the knockout stages ahead of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. Enyeama has, however,

Nigeria set for fourth friendly

The Nigerian Football Federation are set to add a fourth friendly international to the Super Eagles' roster ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Stephen Keshi's men are already scheduled to face Scotland, Greece and USA before June 7 as they gear up for this year's South American showpiece. NFF general

Akpoborie backs Yobo recall

Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie has applauded Stephen Keshi's decision to recall Joseph Yobo to the national team. Yobo as invited back for the international friendly against Mexico in midweek but was a late withdrawal due to an injury sustained whilst representing Norwich City on Sunday. Akpoborie has been impressed with Yobo's

Eagles Handed Calabar Plots

The Cross River State government have made good on their promise to give each member of 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winning squad a plot of land. In a statement signed by NFF media officer Ben Alaiya, Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama thanked the state governor Liyel Imoke for the generous gift

Iheanacho deal claimed

Kelechi Iheanacho's father claims that a deal with Manchester City has been agreed. Iheanacho is one of the most highly-rated young players in Africa having played a starring role in Nigeria's Under-17 World Cup win last year. Iheanacho was named player of the tournament, after which a number of European clubs showed

Dike laments World Cup miss

Nigeria hopeful Bright Dike revealed his heart-break after being ruled out of the 2014 FIFA World Cup because of a long-term injury. The 27-year-old was included in the Super Eagles' squad that will play a friendly against Mexico in the USA next month. It was the Totonto-based striker's chance to impress Stephen

Keshi: Ike Uche not disciplined

Ikechukwu Uche is most likely to again miss out on the World Cup after Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said he lacks discipline. The Villarreal striker has fired 12 goals thus far in the Spanish La Liga, but Keshi has again overlooked him for next month’s crucial World Cup warm-up against