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Kanu Tips Nigeria For ‘Big Surprise’ In Russia

Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu is tipping the Super Eagles to impress at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Gernot Rohr’s men have not been at their best recently after a three-game winless run, which saw them lose to both Serbia and England. Nevertheless, the former Arsenal star is confident that the West Africans can ‘be a big surprise’ at the ...

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Balogun Not Scared By Group D Opponents

Nigeria defender Leon Balogun says the Super Eagles are not scared by their Group D opponents and will give a strong showing at the 2018 World Cup. Balogun played 45 minutes of Nigeria’s last warm-up friendly, a 2-1 loss to England in London this past weekend. He was then named in the final 23-man selection by manager Gernot Rohr, and ...

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Daniel Amokachi picks his all-time Nigeria XI

The former Super Eagles great opts for a 4-3-3 with legends such as Rufai, Keshi, Okocha and Yekini all in the team Mon 4 Jun 2018 12.00 BST  Last modified on Tue 5 Jun 2018 00.00 BST Given Nigeria’s rich history and record at international level, there are many players to choose from but I have gone with a lot ...

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Sergio Ramos hits out after Salah, Karius injury fury

Real Madrid and Spain defender Sergio Ramos isn’t going to make any more friends with these comments. The captain of Real Madrid — who won his third-straight UEFA Champions League title and fourth in his last five years against Liverpool less than 10 days ago — has been speaking about the incidents which saw him pull Mohamed Salah to the ...

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MOGHALU BANKS ON EAGLES

Presidential hopeful, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, is not losing sleep over Super Eagles’ chances at the Russia 2018 World Cup which is less than two weeks away. Moghalu’s optimism is hinged on the exposure accruing from tune up matches against tough opposition, which according to the political economist, was not only a dress rehearsal but good for their nerves. He said: ...

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Action Hots Up At Maiden Stephen Keshi U-17 Tourney

With activities  taking centre stage in Benin City, the Edo State capital, it is obvious that the maiden Stephen Keshi U17 Championship has been a huge success. The tournament being organized by the Nigeria Association of Professional Footballers (NANPF), has so far gone well with team from across the country taken part in the tourney. The organization say they are ...

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Eagles Get FIFA Integrity Briefing Before Russia 2018

Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup-bound squad members have been taken through the paces of the world body’s integrity initiative, as they were fully briefed by the Assistant Director (Legal) of the Nigeria Football Federation, Barrister Okey Obi in London on Thursday last week. The session took place at the team’s Hilton London Wembley hotel in the evening, with Obi sharing ...

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Lawal Tackles Rohr Over World Cup List

A member of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Committee, former Super Eagles midfielder, Garba Lawal, says Coach Genrot Rohr did not consult them before announcing the squad for the World Cup in Russia. Coach Gernot Rohr on Sunday made public a 23-man squad that will prosecute the Mundial, which begin on June 14. Speaking with The Guardian, Lawal said none ...

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Keita Tips Nigeria To Reach Russia 2018 Semifinals

Guinea and Liverpool-bound midfielder Naby Keita has tipped Nigeria to reach the semifinals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Africa will be represented by Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Egypt and Tunisia at the finals, but it is the Super Eagles who Keita believes will “lead by example.” He also added that two of the continent’s teams could reach the semifinals. ...

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Czech Friendly Will Help Rohr Test Eagles – Adepoju

Former Nigeria midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has said the friendly match between Nigeria and the Czech Republic in Austria on Wednesday will be tough. The Super Eagles play the Czech Republic in the last of their friendly matches to prepare for the World Cup in Russia. Adepoju, who spoke with our correspondent on the telephone on Monday, said the match would ...

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