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Ifeanyi George: Enugu Rangers, teammates pay tribute to Nigeria forward after another fatal road crash

Posted Monday, March 23, 2020 by ESPN81 hits

Tributes flooded in for Nigeria international Ifeanyi George who died on Sunday. Tributes have been paid to Enugu Rangers and Nigeria striker Ifeanyi George, who was killed in a road traffic accident on Sunday morning. George, 26, was driving to Lagos from Enugu when his vehicle collided into a stationary truck. The player was returning home after being granted leave by Rangers due to the NPF...Full Story »

Charitable Man Utd signing Odion Ighalo funded £1m orphanage in Nigeria to look after poverty-stricken kids

Posted Saturday, February 01, 2020 by Thesun.co.uk60 hits

NEW Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo was just 17 years old when he left Nigeria, but the striker never forgot his roots. Former Watford star Ighalo - who is joining the Red Devils on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua - used his whopping £300k-a-week Chinese wages for good by funding an orphanage in his home town. Former Watford striker Odion Ighalo opened an orphanage in N...Full Story »

Ighalo on target to earn Nigeria third place

Posted Thursday, July 18, 2019 by PA53 hits

Odion Ighalo’s early strike earned Nigeria third spot at the Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Tunisia.The former Watford forward scored in the third minute as the Super Eagles won at the Al Salam Stadium on Wednesday.It was his fifth goal of the tournament and he is the competition’s top scorer ahead of Friday’s final between Algeria and Senegal.Nigeria have finished ...Full Story »

Tunisia(N) vs Nigeria - Nigeria can learn from mistakes – Iwobi

Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by PA455 hits

Alex Iwobi believes Nigeria can learn from the heartbreak of their Africa Cup of Nations semi-final defeat to go on and secure third place in the tournament.The Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by Algeria when Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez scored a free-kick deep into stoppage time.With hopes of a third Africa Cup of Nations title dashed, Gernot Rohr’s side must now lift themselves t...Full Story »

Algeria(N) vs Nigeria - Iwobi talks up golden generation as Nigeria bid to reach final

Posted Saturday, July 13, 2019 by PA540 hits

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi believes Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists Nigeria are standing on the brink of a golden future.The Super Eagles, tournament winners on three occasions, play Algeria in Cairo on Sunday for a place in the final.“I hope we can achieve in this year’s edition and even if we don’t do that this time we can achieve more in the future because we are a youn...Full Story »

Nigeria leave it late to reach Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2019 by PA67 hits

William Troost-Ekong’s late strike sent Nigeria into the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of South Africa.The Udinese centre-back struck in the 89th minute to seal a 2-1 win at the Cairo International Stadium.Samuel Chukwueze opened the scoring for Nigeria in the first half only for Bongani Zungu to level in the second half after VAR intervened.The Super Ea...Full Story »

Nigeria(N) vs South Africa - South Africa head coach Baxter plays down favourites tag

Posted Tuesday, July 09, 2019 by PA370 hits

South Africa head coach Stuart Baxter has played down his side being labelled as favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations title by Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr ahead of their quarter-final showdown.The Bafana Bafana produced a shock 1-0 win over hosts Egypt in their last 16 clash at the Cairo International Stadium, which resulted in the Pharaohs sacking head coach Javier Aguirre.Rohr claimed South A...Full Story »

Nigeria fight back to see off Cameroon

Posted Sunday, July 07, 2019 by PA51 hits

Nigeria produced a second-half comeback to beat Cameroon 3-2 and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.The Super Eagles had taken an early lead through Odion Ighalo’s deflected effort in the 19th minute.However, Cameroon turned the match around with two quick goals just before half-time.Stephane Bahoken got on the end of Christian Bassogog’s lofted cross...Full Story »

Nigeria(N) vs Cameroon - Seedorf confident Cameroon can handle pressure

Posted Saturday, July 06, 2019 by PA116 hits

Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf insists neither he nor his players are feeling the pressure of defending their Africa Cup of Nations title.A second-placed finish behind Ghana, as a result of scoring fewer goals, has set up a last-16 meeting with Group B runners-up Nigeria.But with progress to the knockout stage the starting point for Cameroon’s defence to get serious Seedorf shrugged off t...Full Story »

Madagascar stun Nigeria in Africa Cup of Nations

Posted Monday, July 01, 2019 by PA41 hits

Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar stunned Nigeria by beating the three-time champions 2-0 to confirm their place in the last-16 by surprisingly topping Group B.Nigeria, who had already guaranteed their spot in the knockout phase prior to the game at the Alexandria Stadium, will need to improve significantly on this performance if they are to progress.The Super Eagles fell behind in the ...Full Story »

Nigeria(N) vs Guinea - Samuel Kalu passed fit to face Guinea following health scare

Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by PA106 hits

Samuel Kalu has been declared fit for Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations clash with Guinea on Wednesday.The striker was rushed to hospital after collapsing during training last Friday amid fears of a heart problem but he was subsequently diagnosed with dehydration.Kalu missed Nigeria’s opening victory over Burundi as a precaution but could play a part against Guinea.Coach Gernot Ro...Full Story »

Nigeria vs Burundi - Ighalo believes Nigeria's Super Eagles can soar in Africa Cup of Nations

Posted Friday, June 21, 2019 by PA97 hits

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo says his country can win the Africa Cup of Nations as they prepare to kick-off their campaign against Burundi.The Super Eagles, who last won the tournament in 2013, take on the Group B minnows in Alexandria on Saturday, hoping to take the first steps towards a fourth title.The former Watford striker said in an interview with the Nigeria Football Federation: “If...Full Story »

Jorge Sampaoli: I was instructing Lionel Messi vs. Nigeria, not consulting him

Posted Saturday, June 30, 2018 by ESPN153 hits

Cezaro De Luca/Getty Images Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says he was informing rather than consulting Lionel Messi in an exchange during the team's last World Cup match that some media interpreted as him ceding authority to the celebrated forward. Much has been made of the footage of the discussion before Sampaoli brought on striker Sergio Aguero as a substitute during the 2-1 win over Niger...Full Story »

Marcos Rojo hits late winner as Argentina reach last 16 with win over Nigeria

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA126 hits

Marcos Rojo was Argentina’s unlikely saviour as the South Americans beat Nigeria 2-1 to advance to the last 16 of the World Cup.The Manchester United defender volleyed home Gabriel Mercardo’s right-wing cross four minutes from time to book a knock-out clash against France.Nigeria had been on the verge of progressing instead after Victor Moses’ penalty early in the second half h...Full Story »

Nigeria 1 Argentina 2: Late Rojo stunner saves Messi's men

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Goal.com203 hits

Lionel Messi's Argentina will be in the World Cup's knockout rounds, but it was Marcos Rojo who was the unlikeliest of heroes. Marcos Rojo was Argentina's unlikely hero as his stunning late winner secured a 2-1 defeat of Nigeria that keeps Lionel Messi's side in the World Cup. The Super Eagles were heading through to the last 16 at Argentina's expense with four minutes to go of the final Gro...Full Story »

Nigeria(N) vs Argentina - Significance of Nigeria match not lost on Argentina boss

Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018 by PA258 hits

Under pressure Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli admits his side face a “momentous” must-win clash with Nigeria.Argentina know only a victory will do if they are to avoid a humiliating exit from the group stages.They currently lie bottom of Group D with a solitary point to their name following a draw with Iceland and the embarrassing 3-0 defeat to Croatia.Yet Sampaoli remains convinced h...Full Story »

Gernot Rohr thinks Nigeria are ahead of schedule in team’s development

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA83 hits

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes his team will not peak for another four years despite his side’s 2-0 win against Group D rivals Iceland.Leicester striker Ahmed Musa’s second-half double in Volgograd kick-started Nigeria’s World Cup after defeat to Croatia in their opening match.The Super Eagles’ win means they, Argentina, who they face in their final match, and Ic...Full Story »

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0: Musa brace boosts Super Eagles & Argentina

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Goal.com177 hits

Argentina can still qualify for the last 16 by beating Nigeria after the Super Eagles earned a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D. Ahmed Musa struck both goals as Nigeria boosted their World Cup qualification hopes with a 2-0 defeat of Iceland, a result that is also good news for Argentina. Lionel Messi's team were pushed to the brink of an early exit after a stunning 3-0 loss to Croatia on Thu...Full Story »

Ahmed Musa at the double as Nigeria beat Iceland

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA104 hits

Ahmed Musa scored twice as Nigeria bounced back from their opening defeat to beat Group D rivals Iceland 2-0.Leicester forward Musa opened the scoring early in the second half and fired home another brilliant goal in the 75th minute to put Nigeria in control.Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson missed an 83rd-minute penalty as Nigeria’s victory ensured they, Iceland and Argentina can all ...Full Story »

Croatia 2 Nigeria 0: Etebo own goal, Modric penalty settle tight clash

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Goal.com164 hits

Nigeria are bottom of Group D after Stoke City's new signing Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal in a 2-0 loss to Croatia. Croatia claimed pole position in Group D with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Nigeria thanks to an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a Luka Modric penalty. Midfielder Etebo, who joined Stoke City for €7.2million on Monday, turned a Modric corner into his own net aft...Full Story »

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