Nigeria

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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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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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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Nigeria recently brought back Stephen Keshi

Nigeria recently brought back Stephen Keshi for yet another spell in charge of the national team.

He watched his team manage a convincing 2-0 win over Chad in a qualification match for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria won the tournament under the regime of Keshi. However, he left the national team after the end of the World Cup 2014 but he was brought back just a few months later. Since his return to lead the team following a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria have set the target of reclaiming the title once again.

Keshi Lets Nigerian Team Down

Nigeria are finally expected to do big things at the World Cup 2014, but manager Stephen Keshi has thrown a major bombshell by saying that he does not still know which players will be making it into the final squad for the competition. Nigeria are going through their best phase in the last 20 years since the team has a lot of quality and most of the players are young. The presence of players like Victor Moses and John obi Mikel helped the nation lift the African cup of nations for the first time in more than two decades.

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KESHI HAILS TEAM

Nigeria's national team manager Stephen Keshi has hailed his team after they managed to come back from three goals down to win the match 4-3 in the second half. Nigeria were playing against Morocco in the African nations championship, which is a tournament meant for players playing in Africa. Nigeria recently won the African cup of nations for the first time in almost 2 decades.

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