Rohr Ready to Pick Only Committed Players for Nigeria

Nigerian coach Gernot Rohr says that he would not think twice about dropping any player who is not committed to the national team.


The Super Eagles are once again undergoing a major revamp which is surprising considering that they were a dominant force in African football not too long ago. The presence of players like John obi Mikel and Obafemi Martins helped the Nigerian national team to lift the African Cup of Nations a few years ago. The highly talented squad has been on the wane in recent years. German nationalRohr was brought in to improve the fortunes of the national team.
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KANU DISAPPOINTED WITH NIGERIAN FOOTBALL

Arsenal legend and two-time African Footballer of The Year Nwankwo Kanu revealed his disappointment after Nigeria failed to qualify for a second successive African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.


The 2013 AFCON champions, and giant of Africa have endured a troubling time with football for years now and it seems it is not ending anytime soon. Kanu poured out his heart to local media, saying:
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Nigerian team promised reward

A Japanese surgeon has promised the Nigerian players a reward of $30,000 to each player if ever they win the gold medal at the Olympic football tournament.

The surgeon said that he has fallen in love with the Nigerian team after having heard of the financial issues on television. He stated that it is a great achievement in itself for a team with these kinds of problems to have reached this stage of the competition.

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Sam Sodje may Disclose Nigeria Association new Manager

Sam Sodje is shocked how the bigwigs of Nigeria association can name someone manager of country’s senior side without having any deal in place with him.


Nigeria association, after once confirming the signing of Paul Le Guen for the post, later disclosed that only because of him declining certain key points; he was ruled out.

The first of those points was that the job had to be target based and the manager had to meet the targets the association would present to him. Secondly, he was also told he would have to settle himself in the country and he could not be residing somewhere else. Le Guen had problem with the two points put forward by the association.

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Nigeria may be close to appointing interim manager Salisu Yusuf

Nigeria may be close to appointing interim manager Salisu Yusuf on a permanent basis.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) vice president, Seyi Akinwunmi, says that everyone at board level are pleased with the way the team has performed under the regime ofYusuf. Hence, they are now considering making him as the new Nigeria national team coach. The team competed in friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg under the regime ofYusuf. In both these games, the team performed exceptionally well and managed to concede only one goal.

Salisu Yusuf criticized for not Picking Homegrown Players

Nigerian national team coach Salisu Yusuf has been facing criticism for his failure to pick a large number of homegrown players.

He has been placing his faith on players currently plying their trade in foreign nations. A number of Nigerian international is are currently playing in European football, which is regarded as the pinnacle of the sport. Hence, he seems to be giving preference to these players in the hope of continuing the good work done by the national team in recent seasons.Yusuf took charge of the national team only in April. The team is looking forward to play its first game under Yusuf when they take on Mali in a friendly game towards the end of May.

Jonathan Akpoborie comments on Crisis of National Team

Jonathan Akpoborie believes that the current Nigerian Football Federation crisis will affect the Olympic team

The former Nigerian striker, Jonathan Akpoborie believes that the current crisis affecting the Nigerian Football Federation will have an impact on the Olympic team. The under-23 team will participate in the Olympics football tournament later this year.

Jonathan Akpoborie has stated that it is unfortunate that each time it is the wrong people that are running the federation and that this is affecting the level of football in Nigeria. He said that Nigeria should wave goodbye to their dream of a gold medal at the Olympics if ever the current issues persist at the Federation.

The Nigerian coach, Samson Siasia, on the other hand, has stated that he is confident that his team will qualify from his Olympic group consisting of Japan, Colombia, and Sweden. But he is concerned with the temperature in Manus which may negatively affect his side.

Zidane can rescue the season by winningat least 1 major silverware

Real Madrid had to settle with a 1-1 draw against Real Betis as both sides faced off on January 24 and this result allowed Barcelona on having a bigger point’s advantage at the top of the Spanish League.

It’s still very early to predict who will be the winner of the Spanish League but it’s hard to deny the dominance that Barcelona has been displaying in every single match with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez scoring goals consistently and almost effortlessly in certain games.

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