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Why Gernot Rohr should be crucified for Nigeria's struggles, not Balogun
12:01 Saturday 6th July 2019

Leon Balogun needs to find himself. Hopefully, he does it before the 2019 African Cup of Nations is over. While the light-skinned Nigerian battles his demons, fans of Nigeria can’t seem to give him a breather. His manager, meanwhile,…

What's wrong with Nigeria's attack?
12:00 Friday 5th July 2019

The 2019 African Cup of Nations group stage is complete. The Round of 16 begins today. All of the top nations arrived at the party.  The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain among the favourites to claim the title despite a shocking group…

Will a blunt attack cost Nigeria the AFCON?
08:00 Monday 24th June 2019

It has been a busy year so far. Hasn't it? From the domestic leagues to Europe, international competition rolled in immediately with the Copa America, AFCON and Gold Cup. The women are on show, too, at the World Cup in France. Football…

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World Cup Group D: Super Eagles fly unfriendly skies against La Albiceleste
12:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Four times the Super Eagles of Nigeria has faced Argentina in the World Cup group stage. Four times they’ve lost. Once beaten twice shy, they say, what can the Eagles say about four? Still, all is not lost. At least not yet.…

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Is the World Cup dream already over for Nigeria?
15:30 Wednesday 20th June 2018

Saturday night witnessed Nigeria succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia. The result leaves the Super Eagles propping up Group D. With two games to go, can they recover?  The 2018 World Cup has had everything thus far. Drama, standout…

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World Cup Group D: Do not adjust your picture; it's Croatia v Nigeria
15:30 Saturday 16th June 2018

The stage is set. The performers are already camped in Russia. Fans can wait no longer. Supporters of Croatia and Nigeria are on edge. They must wait for seven other matches to unfold before seeing their sides make their Russia 2018 debuts.…

Nigeria 0-2 Serbia: Super Eagles frailties exposed by composed Serbs
10:00 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Six competitive games without defeat. Two resounding victories against teams in FIFA's top 10. Nigeria had raised hopes and expectations among fans to a dangerous pinnacle. There needed to be a reminder. One that would awaken everyone…

Are Nigeria’s Super Eagles up to something?
17:00 Saturday 24th March 2018

When English referee Michael Oliver blew the full-time whistle to bring the game between Poland and Nigeria to a close on Friday night, the Super Eagles won a second successive friendly against a World Cup-bound team. In so doing the Nigerians,…

Poland 0-1 Nigeria: Victor Moses gives Super Eagles wings
12:15 Saturday 24th March 2018

On Friday’s list of international friendlies, FIFA’s sixth-best team, Poland, played hosts to Nigeria who is ranked 46 places below the Poles. The Super Eagles had little choice but soar from the nadir depicted on FIFA’s paper.…

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3 Positives from Gernot Rohr's latest Super Eagles squad
10:00 Monday 12th March 2018

Seated with a quartet of half-drunk football-loving buddies at the pub, conversation digressed into African football. Topic: which African team is best suited to win the World Cup in Russia this year? I argued a highly optimistic, mildly inebriated…

Should Kelechi Iheanacho leave Leicester City for more playing time?
09:30 Thursday 18th January 2018

When Kelechi Iheanacho starred for Nigeria's U17 national team he helped win the 2013 World Cup. Several European clubs took notice. Arsenal, Manchester City, and Porto were all credited with interest in signing the young…