World Cup: Nigeria rated 3rd worst team after first round, Brazil still rated as favourite

By Albert Akota Following the lethargic 2-0 loss to Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup, the Super Eagles have been adjudged as the 29th best of the 32 teams participating at the World Cup after the first round of games. British newspaper Daily Telegraph, in an appraisal of all the teams, rated Nigeria has only better than Saudi Arabia More...

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By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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NFF confident Super Eagles will bounce back against Iceland

By Albert Akota Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles will bounce back following their opening defeat at the 2018 World Cup. The West African side More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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World Cup: Uruguay may send Saudi Arabia home today

Uruguay has no injury concerns but could make changes to the side that beat Egypt 1-0. Winger Carlos Sanchez is tipped to start on the right, while the experienced Cristian Rodriguez could get the nod on the left More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Eagles have ability to progress -NFF

By Albert Akota President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has declared that notwithstanding the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Rohr confident of Eagles knockout spot

The Nigerian national team coach, Gernot Rohr insists the Super Eagles can still qualify for the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Despite losing 2-0 to Croatia on Saturday night, the manager has shifted More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Semenya to challenge unfair IAAF testosterone ruling

World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya is to challenge “unfair” rules affecting some female athletes. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has ruled some female runners with naturally high testosterone More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Nigerians react to Eagles loss against Croatia in opening match

By Albert Akota with agency report Some football fans in Abuja on Saturday expressed disappointment at the Super Eagles’ 0-2 loss to Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Nigeria More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, June 18th, 2018
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Nigeria can still qualify from group stage – Oparaku

As Nigeria continues to lament the 0-2 loss to the Vatreni of Croatia, former Super Eagles defender, Mobi Okparaku, says the team could still qualify from their Group D. The Super Eagles failed to win or draw their More...

By new On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Croatia, Nigeria fight for life in Group of death

Croatia takes on spirited Nigeria in a World Cup opener on Saturday that could leave one side fighting for their tournament lives in the Group of Death. At every World Cup a group is stamped with the ominous ‘Death’ More...

By new On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Eagles physically, mentally ready for Croatia, says Rohr

By Albert Akota Teehnical Adviser Gernot Rohr declared yesterday that Nigeria’s Super Eagles are “physically and mentally ready” for their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals coming up on Saturday More...