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Rohr Drops Victor Moses Ahead of Algeria Clash


Injured Chelsea ace Victor Moses has been dropped from the list of players called up by coach of the senior national team of Nigeria for their dead rubber World Cup 2018 qualifiers tie against Algeria. Rohr made it known shortly after the Eagles progressed to the World Cup courtesy of their 1-0 win over Zambia that some players won’t be called ...

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Wike Meets Christiano Ronaldo in Spain


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike met with football star, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos on Monday in Spain over possible establishment of an academy in Rivers State of Nigeria. Wike was in Madrid to meet with officials of Real Madrid football club over the establishment of an academy in the State. Speaking ahead of the tour, Wike said setting up ...

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Nigeria Moves 41st Position in FIFA Ranking

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Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings. The rankings released by the World Football governing body showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa. It said that Nigeria had 721 points compared ...

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Group Lauds Dalung over Eagles’ WC Qualification


The South-South Reformation Movement (SSRM) has commended the Minister of Sports and Youths Development, Mr Solomon Dalung over Nigeria’s qualification for Russia 2018 World Cup finals. SSRM’s Secretary-General, Pastor Magnus Oku, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said Dalung had delivered on his vow that Nigeria must be in the Russia 2018 tournament. “Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Oct. 7 ...

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Rohr Demands Pre-World Cup Friendly for Eagles


Coach Gernot Rohr has demanded a pre world cup interna­tional friendly match for the Super Eagles in Abuja be­fore they fly out to Russia for the 2018 world cup. Rohr noted that the purpose of the match would be to show Nigerian fans his 23 man list for the world cup, before they storm Russia for the world cup. “I have ...

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Gernot Rohr’s Appointment Was One of the Biggest Risks I took as NFF President – Pinnick

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The appointment of Gernot Rohr by Nigeria has been described by Amaju Pinnick as one of two biggest risks he has taken as NFF president. Pinnick The other big risk by Pinnick was going against Issa Hayatou in the CAF presidential race in March. At the weekend, Rohr, who was appointed in July 2016, guided Nigeria to a sixth World ...

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Super Eagles Need New Players for World Cup – Ekpo


Former Nigeria international Friday Ekpo has called for re-enforcement in the current Super Eagles squad, Completesportsnigeria.com reports. The Eagles qualified for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia following a hard-fought 1-0 win over Chipolopolo of Zambia in Uyo on Saturday. Alex Iwobi was the hero as his 73rd minute goal ensured the Eagles qualified for a sixth World Cup ...

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Portugal Qualifies for World Cup


Portugal defeated Switzerland 2-0 in Lisbon on Tuesday, to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. An own goal from Johan Djourou handed Portugal the lead on 41 minutes. Andre Silva doubled their advantage before the hour, as the hosts finished top of Group B ahead of their opponents on goal difference. Switzerland, who beat Portugal 2-0 at home last year, ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup Awaits Our Best Performance – Mikel


Super Eagles Captain, John Obi Mikel has assured Nigerians that the team will perform better at the Russia 2018 World Cup than they did in Brazil three years ago. Mikel, who reiterated his boundless joy at the Super Eagles’ qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup finals, described the feat as a dream come true. “This is really a dream ...

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FIFA and CAF Begin Investigation of Nigeria vs Zambia

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FIFA and Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) have launched an investigation into the behavior of the Copper Bullets fans during Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening. FIFA is reacting to photographs showing the Zambia fans displaying a banner,’H.E. E.C. LUNGU GOD BLESS YOU’ in the stands at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, in support of ‘unpopular’ Zambian president ...

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