Flying Eagles Of Nigeria Qualify For U20

The qualifying rounds for Africa U-20 Cup of Nations were recently concluded for the year 2019 and the Flying Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the same. The U20 team of Nigeria sealed in their qualification in great style in the qualifying match that was held last Saturday. This was held at Agege Stadium and here in Lagos, the team was able to beat their opponents Mauritania with a score of 5-0.

The match went well for this team, they score two goals within the game’s first half; they were able to do more in the second half and scored the remaining goals to confirm their win over the opposing team. Wasiu Alalade was the player of the Nigerian team who was able to put Nigeria in front by the 12th minute. This was due to a shot that he made in the goal mouth. Though there were several missed chances after that, Flying Eagles were able to double their lead, which happened in the half-hour mark and this was achieved by Nafizi Yahaya.

Leicester City’s Wilfried Ndidi Suffers A Hamstring Injury

Leicester City midfielder Wilfried Ndidi has reportedly suffered a hamstring injury which could potentially rule him out of Nigeria’s World Cup campaign. The 21-year-old has been one of the Super Eagles’ top performers of late and national team coach Gernot Rohr faces a huge decision to make, if the midfielder is deemed unfit for the summer World Cup.

Speaking after the Foxes’ 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace, manager Claude Puel discussed the result whilst confirming that Ndidi has sustained a muscular problem, he said: “The red card was harsh. It was a battle between two players, both making contact. It happened during a crazy five minutes with the injury to Ndidi that left the team so imbalanced. I’m feeling bad for him. It’s a hamstring injury. I hope it’s not bad and he can make the World Cup.”

Nigeria Manager Not Afraid Of Tackling Argentina Superstar Lionel Messi

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr believes the Super Eagles will be prepared for the challenge posed by Argentina and Lionel Messi at this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The west African nation have met with Argentina in the 2010 and 2014 edition of the global tournament, and Rohr claims that they don’t fear the presence of Messi in the opposition ranks anymore.

Brown Ideye seals Malaga loan to enhance his World Cup hopes

Brown Ideye has completed a switch to the Spanish La Liga with Malaga in an attempt to revive his career with the Nigerian national side. The former West Bromwich Albion striker left Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda for Malaga on loan prior to last month's Spanish transfer deadline.

Shortly after his switch, Ideye was quick to thank both Teda and Malaga for pushing through the short-term move, he said: "So happy to have signed for Malaga on loan in one of the biggest leagues in the world. I enjoyed my time at Tianjin Teda and I want to thank the management and fans. Now onto a new chapter in La Liga. Big thanks to everyone who made this possible for me; I’m grateful. I can’t wait to get started!"

Antonio Conte hints Victor Moses could return for Liverpool trip

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is hoping to have Victor Moses back in action during Saturday's Premier League outing versus Liverpool. The Nigeria international has not featured for the Blues since his hamstring injury incurred during the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last month.

Since then, the likes of Cesar Azpilicueta and Davide Zappacosta have deputised in the right wing-back spot with the Blues winning five and drawing one of their last six matches. Speaking in the lead-up to the Qarabag clash in the Champions League, Conte provided a positive update on Moses' injury, while taking an example of Hazard's progress.

Nigeria Should Be Careful and Humble, Claims Rohr

Nigeria national team boss Gernot Rohr says that it is imperative that the national team remain calm even as they are very close to securing a place in the World Cup 2018.

The national team managed to get a 1-1 draw against Cameroon in the latest qualifying match. This is an extremely important result with the team only having a single match in the October qualifiers. Nigeria take on Zambia in the next qualifier on October 7. This will be followed by an away match against Algeria in the final qualification campaign. Nigeria have been able to take a stranglehold in the group B after going unbeaten in the four qualification matches.

Gernot Rohr wants Players to Assemble for Training Camp by Sunday

Nigeria national team coachGernot Rohr has instructed all his players to get into the training camp before Sunday.

Only Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses have been given exception from this list, as the duo will be involved in Premier League football on Sunday with their respective clubs. Nigeria are looking forward to the availability of at least five days to train the players and to work out on the various strategies. Nigeria are preparing for the upcoming game against Cameroon. The opening two matches of the World Cup qualification group B has seen Nigeria take a sizeable advantage after back-to-back wins.

Salisu Yusuf is hoping to strike a balance for his squad

The 55 year old manager of the Nigerian national football team, Salisu Yusuf has recently stated that he wants and hoping to find a balance in the national side instead of just selecting a few performers that are competing in big clubs.

Salisu Yusuf has revealed details concerning some of his thought process behind the selection that the Nigerian manager will have to do in the near future as Yusuf said:

Nigeria to Continue to back China-based Players

The Nigeria Football Association has assured that the likes of Odion Ighalo, Brown Ideye and John Obi Mikel will get ample national team opportunities despite switching to the Chinese Super League.

In spite of this, the trio have missed out on the selection with skipper Mikel in particular nursing an injury.


The president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) AmajuPinnick says that Nigerian football has been liberated with his election into the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

He told Journalists at the country’s capital Abuja that he decided to make the bold move because of what he felt he could do for Nigerian football from there. Pinnick said he was already working as there have been several meetings with potential sponsors and partners for the NFF’s programmes and projects.