England’s Marcus Rashford meet Nigeria legend Segun Odegbami in Russia

Nigeria legend Segun Odegbami has described how excited England forward Marcus Radford was to meet him in Russia. Odegbami, who was one of the stars of the Green Eagles team to win Nigeria’s first Africa Cup of Nations title on home soil in 1980, is in Russia for the World Cup. Manchester United star Rashford, […]

Nigeria vs Argentina: Sampaoli set to drop Caballero, start Di Maria

There are early indications, that head coach of Argentina, Jorge Sampaoli, will drop Willy Caballero for their crunch game against Nigeria on Tuesday. Caballero was at fault for the first goal, as they were thrashed 3-0 by Croatia on Thursday. The Chelsea keeper generally had a game to forget, as his country suffered defeat that […]

Nigeria vs Argentina: Rohr gives update on Mikel Obi’s injury

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, is confident captain John Mikel Obi will recover in time, for their final Group D game against Argentina on Tuesday. Mikel Obi sustained a wrist injury during Nigeria’s 2-0 win over Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday. The Tianjin TEDA midfielder could be seen moving gingerly towards the end […]

Messi trains against Nigeria’s Super Eagles

Super star Lionel Messi, along with Argentina’s squad hit the training ground on Saturday in readiness for the crunch match against Nigeria’s Super Eagles  on Tuesday. The match at Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg will be played at 7pm. Argentina were on the brink of elimination after a humiliating 3-0 loss to Croatia, but Nigeria’s […]

All change up front as Nigeria look for goals against Iceland

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr shook up his forward line on Friday for the clash against Iceland in Volgograd, bringing in Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho among three changes for a match in which defeat would see them eliminated. They replace Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi who were toothless up front in the 2-0 opening defeat […]

World Cup: A review of the performance of African teams so far

There have been exceptional performances at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but the African teams have not particularly had a bright start to their campaign in the 21st edition of the Coupe de Mundial. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all five participating African teams with the exception of Senegal […]

World Cup 2018: Ronaldo scoring cheap goals, Messi playing in a broken team – Fabregas

Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has played down Cristiano Ronaldo’s contribution at the 2018 World Cup and insists Argentina’s struggles are not all Lionel Messi’s fault. Writing in a column for BBC Sport, Fabregas, who was left out of Spain’s squad for the tournament, said that Ronaldo’s four goals in two games, including a hat trick […]

Manu Garba: We must keep the ball on the ground if we want to win Iceland

Nigeria U17 coach Manu Garba has warned that the Super Eagles must keep the ball on the ground if they want to get a positive result against Iceland Friday The Flying Eagles of Nigeria gaffer who spoke with newsmen after his team training on Thursday at the Goal Project Package B, Abuja this morning said, […]

Nigeria vs Iceland: Rohr speaks on dropping Onazi as Super Eagles vice-captain

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has finally addressed rumours claiming that he has dropped Onazi Ogenyi, as the vice-captain of the team. The speculations arose after Onazi allegedly had a fight with captain, John Mikel Obi, just before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Addressing the media on Wednesday, […]