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.
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PINNICK: NIGERIAN FOOTBALL HAS BEEN LIBERATED

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.

ANTI TERRORISM MATCH SET TO HOLD IN NIGERIA

With West African giants Nigeria fighting the war against terrorism, football is set to be used a tool for unification against the menace.


Football has been used not just as a tool for entertainment and competition but also as a unifying force. A novelty match is being planned, with the world biggest players billed to feature.
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Gernot Rohr Confident of Keeping Up Form Despite Lack of AFCON Experience

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says that he is optimistic that the team will maintain their form in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.


There are doubts as to whether Nigeria will suffer from their lack of participation at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. The last competitive action for Nigeria was back in November. Since then, they have not played any game, while the major group opponents like Algeria and Cameroon have been involved in the Africa Cup of Nations. In fact, Cameroon went on to lift the title in what is seen as a major boost for the national team.
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AFCON 2017 EXCITING WITHOUT SOUTH AFRICA AND NIGERIA

The ongoing African Nations Cup tournament has been exciting to watch, with surprises everyday. Countries have started qualifying for the quarter finals and Gabon have been an excellent host. Nigeria, one of the biggest footballing countries in Africa and the Rainbow Nation – South Africa – were missing from the list of countries that would feature.

NIGERIA REACH AWCON SEMI FINALS

Defending champions of the African Women Cup of Nations Nigeria has reached the semi finals stage of the ongoing tournament in Cameroon.


Nigeria defeated Kenya 4-0 to book their spot in the last four. Nigeria played Kenya in Limbe, starting the game quickly as they scored in the second minute. Ngozi Okobi scored the goal as she got her first start in the tournament. A few minutes later, Nigeria doubled the lead through veteran Faith Ikidi who nodded from a free kick.
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ROHR FOCUSES ON NIGERIA VS ALGERIA CLASH

The Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr has stripped his mind off a lot of things as Nigeria get ready to host Algeria in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers in Uyo on Saturday.


The tie billed for November 12 will see the CAF World Cup Qualifier group B leaders Nigeria take on Africa’s highest ranked team Algeria, who are desperate to bounce back from the disappointment of playing 1-1 draw at home to Cameroun.
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Nigeria needs qualified coaches

It is a truth that Nigeria’s football is experiencing a poor moment at the moment.


AdegboyeOnigbinde who is a former CAF and FIFA instructor believes that a lack of qualified coaches is the reason behind this issue. He said that the majority of qualified coaches in Nigeria is unemployed and that this is the primary factor behind the slow development of Nigerian football.
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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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