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Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Gives N5m Pledge to Super Eagles

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has fulfilled his N5 million pledge to the Super Eagles for their performance at the Russia 2018 World Cup. Ugwuanyi congratulated the Eagles for their performance and wished them luck as they returned to their respective clubs. Read more…

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Super Eagles Head Home With High Hopes For Next World Cup

Yet Rohr insists that Nigerians have every reason to be optimistic, with young stars such as Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Leicester trio Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Musa set to learn and improve ahead of Qatar in 2022. “Nigerians understand that,” he said. “But we want to make them happy and it’s not only the results, it’s also attitude and fair play. Read more…

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Super Eagles Idowu Vows End to Messi World Cup Dream

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is determined Messi doesn’t star again, even though unashamedly a fan of the five-time world player of the year.

“Everybody loves him … (But) in football there is no mercy, there is no pity,” said the 64-year-old Rohr, an uncompromising defender who played most of his career with French side Bordeaux. “Everyone wants to win and no one can make any gifts, even if we like him so much.” Read more…

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$300k Bonus Missed By Super Eagles After Croatia Loss

The team’s loss against Croatia meant they also lost out on another $50,000 promised to them by the federation sponsor Aiteo, while Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki also promised the team another $50,000 for all games won, according to NFF president Amaju Pinnick. Read more…

Nigeria have been drawn in Group D for the World Cup
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World Cup 2018: Find Nigeria Squad, Team Guide

Nigeria’s preliminary World Cup squad: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye; William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi, Stephen Eze, John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi; Mikel Agu; Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo. Read more…

Nigeria have been drawn in Group D for the World Cup
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Nigeria to Play England In World Cup Warm-Up Game

“We plan to play a friendly against England in June, before the World Cup,” the general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mohammed Sanusi said, adding that the venue and other details of the match were still to be worked out. Read more…

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Nigeria ‘Drawing Germany Would Be Very Nice’: Gernot Rohr Nigeria World Cup Football Coach Says

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr told BBC Sport: “I know Germany very well and sometimes they have difficulties against African teams. Drawing Germany would be very nice but for my mother it would be difficult – because she is for Germany! Since I arrived, I think we have moved up 17-18 places so we have a better Fifa ranking now. All the teams in our group will be good because they have a higher level in Fifa. We will have a difficult group because we are in the last pot and we are supposed to have big teams with us. We are realistic, we wait for the draw and afterwards, we will organise our planning and our friendly games. We will do our best and it will be a wonderful adventure in any case. “The minimum target is to have a good performance and have a good attitude.” Read more…