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Maradona offers to return as Argentina boss in response to Nigeria loss

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ESPN87 hits

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli's side were without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, a former Argentina captain and manager, published a...Full Story »

Argentina 2 Nigeria 4: Arsenal star Alex Iwobi nets brilliant brace to spare goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's blushes

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by hits

ARSENAL star Alex Iwobi bailed out goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi as Nigeria toyed with a Lionel Messi-less Argentina to win 4-2 at the Krasnodar Stadium. The shot-stopper bizarrely picked up the ball outside the box with Sergio Aguero closing him down on the edge of the penalty area. Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was at fault for the first goal scored by Argentina Midfielder Ever Banega scored...Full Story »

Chelsea news: Tammy Abraham insists England was always first choice over Nigeria

Posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by hits

Tammy Abraham has been called up to the England squad for the first time The striker, who is in Gareth Southgate's squad for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil, has represented England through the development sides but also qualified for Nigeria through his parents. His dad is a close friend of the president of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick. And several weeks ago he s...Full Story »

Fans watching Man United v Anderlecht electrocuted and killed in Nigeria

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com62 hits

Man United have tweeted a tribute to fans in Calabar, Nigeria, who were killed while watching their Europa League game against Anderlecht last night. Thirty fans were killed at around 9.30pm local time when a nearby transformer exploded twice, electrocuting 30 fans, according to Vanguard. A high tension wire snapped and dropped on the viewing centre which was made of zinc. State Police Publ...Full Story »

Iwobi: No regrets over Nigeria decision

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by foxsportsasia.com66 hits

Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi insists he has no regrets over his decision to represent Nigeria instead of England. The 19-year-old had previously made appearances at youth level for the Three Lions before playing in Nigeria’s 2-0 friendly win over Niger in October last year. The Lagos-born forward made his competitive debut for the Super Eagles in an African Cup of Nations qualifier last ...Full Story »

Nigerian Football Official Shot Dead

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by hits

Nigerian football official Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers on Wednesday morning, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced. The NFF said their head of protocol was killed by burglars in his house in Abuja. Tweets from @thenff read: "NFF's Head of Protocol Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers in his house in Abuja in the early hours of today. Abubakar's remains ...Full Story »

Arsenal eyeing Chelsea’s £12m Nigerian star as Elneny alternative; Wenger spies midfield solution

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Caughtoffside.com361 hits

John Obi Mikel's recent renaissance at Chelsea has caught the eye of no less than Arsene Wenger, with the Arsenal manager understood to be considering a move for the Nigerian midfielder. Inspired by the success of the deal for Petr Cech, when Wenger went against his typical habits and recruited an experienced, high-profile player from a fellow Premier League side, the French manager is unders...Full Story »

Man City great gives Pellegrini tactical Iheanacho advice as Nigerian wonderkid stars

Posted Wednesday, December 02, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com80 hits

Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh wants Manuel Pellegrini to give Kelechi Iheanacho a starting role following the wonderkid’s goal against Hull City. Wilfried Bony—standing in for the injured Sergio Aguero—opened the scoring after finishing off a deflection from a Kevin De Bruyne effort, before Iheanacho added a second on 80 minutes after coming on as a substitute. Kevin ...Full Story »

Chelsea target £30m PSG lynchpin to replace Nigerian midfielder

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com279 hits

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, according to reports in Italy. Tuttomercatoweb [via the Daily Star] state that Jose Mourinho has turned his attentions to the France international, who could be signed in January at the earliest opportunity. The Mirror indicate that Matuidi could be a replacement for Paul Pogba, who been a long-term targe...Full Story »

Nigeria heading for FIFA ban over interference

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by AP43 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Nigeria is not backing down after sacking its entire national football federation leadership, ignoring a FIFA directive and moving closer to a ban from internationals for the reigning African champion. A weekend meeting of football and government officials in the capital Abuja endorsed the earlier sacking of Nigeria Football Federation President Aminu Maigari and his exec...Full Story »

France 2 : 0 Nigeria - Pogba heads France into last eight

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by PA135 hits

France marched into the World Cup quarter-finals after shading an absorbing contest against Nigeria in Brasilia courtesy of Paul Pogba's header. Les Bleus had been kept at bay by the African side for much of the match, and given a few scares of their own, before a spell of intense pressure led to Pogba's winner, with Joseph Yobo's late own goal only compounding Nigeria's misery in a 2-0 defea...Full Story »

France vs Nigeria preview - Deschamps feeling the heat

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by PA438 hits

Didier Deschamps is concerned his France players will not be able to cope with the sweltering heat of Brasilia in Monday's second round match against Nigeria. In a World Cup dominated by South American teams, France have been one of the few European success stories so far. Deschamps' men topped Group E with two wins and a draw, scoring eight goals in the process. The French were helped by the...Full Story »

Nigeria 2 - 3 Argentina: Messi at the double again

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by PA194 hits

Lionel Messi scored twice, including a sumptuous free-kick, to help Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 and ensure qualification to the knockout stages as winners of Group F. Messi's two goals were twice cancelled out by Nigeria's Ahmed Musa but Marcos Rojo's second-half finish made sure Argentina took all three points. Despite their defeat, Nigeria also progressed to the last 16 as Iran were beaten ...Full Story »

Nigeria vs Argentina preview - Sabella hails "genius" Messi

Posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by PA163 hits

All eyes will again be on Lionel Messi as Argentina look to smooth their passage into the World Cup last 16 by claiming top spot in Group F. The South American giants are already assured of a place in the knockout stages in Brazil after two Messi-inspired victories. The Barcelona star struck a stunning late winner against stubborn Iran on Saturday to complement his great solo effort in a 2-1 d...Full Story »

Bosnia coach Safet Susic hits out at officials after Nigeria defeat

Posted Sunday, June 22, 2014 by skysports.com122 hits

Safet Susic: Bosnia coach unhappy with officials Bosnia and Herzegovina coach Safet Susic felt referee Peter O’Leary and his assistants played a key role in the 1-0 defeat by Nigeria which ended their World Cup campaign. Peter Odemwingie scored the only goal of the game in the 29th minute when he converted from close range after Emmanuel Emenike out-muscled Emir Spahic on the right flank...Full Story »

Nigeria 1 : 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Odemwingie ends Bosnian dreams

Posted Saturday, June 21, 2014 by 7M Sport114 hits

Bosnia-Herzegovina suffered their second successive World Cup defeat as Nigeria's 1-0 win in Cuiaba ended the debutants' hopes of reaching the knockout stages. After a positive display in a narrow loss to Argentina in their first-ever fixture at this level, Bosnia would have been hopeful of picking up a maiden World Cup success over a Nigeria side who laboured to a draw in their opener. But ...Full Story »

Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina preview - Susic: Players capable of more

Posted Saturday, June 21, 2014 by PA312 hits

Bosnia-Herzegovina coach Safet Susic believes there is plenty more to come from his side as the World Cup newcomers look for their first win of the tournament at the expense of Nigeria on Saturday. A good showing in their Group F opener against Argentina led to a narrow 2-1 defeat as Lionel Messi scored one of the goals of the competition to date. With Nigeria and Iran holding each other to a ...Full Story »

Bombing kills at least 14 football fans in Nigeria

Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014 by Marca.com144 hits

At least 14 people were killed and a further 26 were wounded, including some seriously, in a suicide bombing carried out at a World Cup screening event in Nigeria on Tuesday night. The blast was triggered shortly after kick-off during the match between Brazil and Mexico, which a group of fans had gathered to watch in Damaturu, the capital of the Yobe state. "My brother lives nearby. He and h...Full Story »

14 die in Nigeria football centre blast

Posted Thursday, June 19, 2014 by Goal.com117 hits

The country was thrown into mourning as more than a dozen fans were killed and 26 injured at a World Cup viewing centre during the Brazil-Mexico game on Tuesday night Tragedy struck Nigeria on Tuesday when at least 14 football fans were killed in a suicide-bomb attack while watching a World Cup game in Damaturu, capital of Yobe state. The explosion occurred during the match between hosts Bra...Full Story »

Iran 0 : 0 Nigeria - Scoreless draw in Curitiba

Posted Monday, June 16, 2014 by PA70 hits

Nigeria's attacking threat fell flat as they were held to the first goalless draw of the 2014 World Cup in their Group F clash with Iran in Curitiba. Stephen Keshi's men started with Barclays Premier League stars including John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses but produced a performance riddled with errors and few clear-cut chances. The Iranians, starting their fourth World Cup as one of the least...Full Story »

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