Category: Nigeria

Nigeria: NFF Cuts Short Plateau United, Enyimba, Rivers United Celebrations – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: NFF Cuts Short Plateau United, Enyimba, Rivers United Celebrations – AllAfrica.com

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) may have stopped Plateau United, Enyimba and Rivers United from celebrating too early their ‘qualification’ for next year’s continental club competitions as decided on Sunday by some club chairmen. During a virtual meeting on June 21, 17 of the 20 Nigeria Professional Football league clubs voted to end the 2020…

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Nigeria’s Moses Simon signs four-year permanent deal with Nantes – Vanguard
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Nigeria’s Moses Simon signs four-year permanent deal with Nantes – Vanguard

Moses SimonNantes took up their option Monday to sign Nigeria international Moses Simon on a four-year deal who impressed while on loan at the French club this past season. Simon, 24, scored nine goals and provided eight assists in 30 games for Nantes after joining the club on a year-long loan from Spanish side Levante…

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Nigeria U23 Striker Sadiq may Join Ighalo at Old Trafford – THISDAY Newspapers
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Nigeria U23 Striker Sadiq may Join Ighalo at Old Trafford – THISDAY Newspapers

Man Utd send scouts to monitor the Partizan Belgrade forward Nigeria 2016 Olympics bronze medallist and Partizan Belgrade forward Umar Sadiq may join compatriot, Odion Ighalo at Manchester United. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward are still on the look-out for attacking reinforcements despite securing Ighalo’s services from Shanghai Shenhua until January…

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Osimhen is Nigeria’s Most Expensive Player Valued 64m Euros – THISDAY Newspapers
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Osimhen is Nigeria’s Most Expensive Player Valued 64m Euros – THISDAY Newspapers

*PSG’s Mbappe world’s most expensive, Messi 21st, Ronaldo 70th Duro Ikhazuagbe Lille’s forward, Victor Osimhen, 21, has been rated as the costliest Nigerian player at the moment. In the biannual list from the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) Football Observatory featuring footballers from top five European Leagues: the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A,…

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I won’t beg Saka to play for Nigeria, says Rohr – Vanguard
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I won’t beg Saka to play for Nigeria, says Rohr – Vanguard

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has been discussing the nation’s potential ability to call up several England based players and claims that Nigeria will not be begging the likes of Arsenal’s breakout star Bukayo Saka. Saka has been a revelation for Arsenal this season. The 18-year-old has thrived in Arsenal’s left-back role although Mikel…

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Yaya Toure predicts what’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in future – Daily Post Nigeria
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Yaya Toure predicts what’ll happen to Super Eagles of Nigeria in future – Daily Post Nigeria

Former Manchester City midfield maestro, Yaya Toure, has predicted that the current Super Eagles squad can make Nigeria rule Africa again in the future.The Ivory Coast legend believes the emergence of new talents like Nantes’ Simon Moses, Lille’s Victor Osimhen and Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, will help Gernot Rohr’s men retain their place among the…

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Nigeria participates in sports for fun ― Onigbinde – Vanguard
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Nigeria participates in sports for fun ― Onigbinde – Vanguard

Former Super Eagles coach Festus Onigbinde believes a lack of developmental policies is undermining the growth of Nigerian sports. The former FIFA and CAF instructor feels Nigeria is only participating in international competitions for fun without a clear vision for the growth of the sport. In football, Nigeria endured mixed fortunes last year, failing to…

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Nigeria: Lille Confirm Multiple Offers for Osimhen – AllAfrica.com
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Nigeria: Lille Confirm Multiple Offers for Osimhen – AllAfrica.com

Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is arguably one of the hottest property in world football right now following the confirmation by his French club Lille that they have indeed received multiple offers from different clubs for the gangling forward. While many had concluded that the transfer reports linking Osimhen to different clubs across Europe were mere…

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Why it will be ‘very difficult’ for Nigeria to win AFCON 2021 – Rohr – Daily Post Nigeria
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Why it will be ‘very difficult’ for Nigeria to win AFCON 2021 – Rohr – Daily Post Nigeria

Head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has insisted that it will be ‘very difficult’ for his team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, title because Nigeria is not number one on the continent.Rohr, who recently put pen to paper for a two-and-half-year deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has…

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I Can’t Promise Nigeria AFCON 2021 Win, Says Rohr – THISDAY Newspapers
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I Can’t Promise Nigeria AFCON 2021 Win, Says Rohr – THISDAY Newspapers

• Insists Super Eagles not the best team in Africa Nigeria Manager Gernot Rohr, who has signed a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, has said the Super Eagles are “not number one in Africa” and may not deliver the 2021 Afcon. The German told BBC Sport Africa he is “happy to continue” with…

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Nigeria can’t win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr – Vanguard
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Nigeria can’t win 2021 AFCON – Gernot Rohr – Vanguard

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said it is hard for his team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations because they are not the best team on the continent. The German tactician recently agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal to continue his work as the handler of the three-time African champions, putting to bed speculation around…

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Rohr: ‘Nigeria are not number one in Africa’ – BBC News
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Rohr: ‘Nigeria are not number one in Africa’ – BBC News

Rohr took Nigeria to third place at the 2019 Afcon in EgyptNigeria coach Gernot Rohr, who has signed a new contract with the Super Eagles, has said the Super Eagles are “not number one in Africa” – despite his new deal expecting him to deliver the 2021 Afcon.The German told BBC Sport Africa he is…

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Nigeria race to re-sign Rohr amid Redknapp links – ESPN
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Nigeria race to re-sign Rohr amid Redknapp links – ESPN

5:03 AM GMTColin UdohSpecial to ESPN CloseItinerant writer. Engineer in a previous incarnation. One time Black Belt. Lover of football, flirter with other sports.Nigeria’s football leadership is in a race against time to have coach Gernot Rohr sign a new contract before seemingly being imposed with a man in charge, with reports claiming the national…

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‘I would love to see it’ – Guardian Nigeria
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‘I would love to see it’ – Guardian Nigeria

• Joshua Backs Mike Tyson’s Comeback At 53 Anthony Joshua has admitted he would ‘love to see’ former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson make a comeback. The 53-year-old has caused quite the stir in the boxing world having recently teased a potential return to the ring. Tyson’s talk of reviving his boxing career 15 years…

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One of the best moments in my career would have been playing for Nigeria – Dessers – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria – Sports247
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One of the best moments in my career would have been playing for Nigeria – Dessers – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria – Sports247

Heracles’ striker and prospective Nigerian international, Cyriel Dessers has told the BBC that missing out on his Nigeria debut because of the coronavirus pandemic was painful. Dessers was expected to obey the call to the Super Eagles before the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic. The 25 year old who tied on 15 goals with Ajax’s Steven…

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