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Maradona Says ‘I Am Fine’ After World Cup Health Scare

Diego Maradona says he is fine after sparking a health scare following Argentina's dramatic late win against Nigeria that saw them progress to the last 16 of the World Cup. Maradona had been visibly emotional during the match in Saint Petersburg, which Argentina had to win to stay in the tournament. He leaned over the front of the VIP box from where he was watching with friends and made an obscene gesture after Marcos Rojo scored a late winner. "I want to tell everyone that I am fine, that I am not and was not…

Buhari Hails Eagles Over Iceland Win, Urges Them To Defeat Argentina

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory on Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, expressed delight at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players. He urged them not to limit themselves but sustain the current winning momentum by going all out…

Super Eagles Will Produce Sleek Moves To Match Sleek Looks – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will produce sleek moves to match their sleek jersey in the ongoing World Cup games. He said this while speaking at the Russian parliament on Wednesday. Recall that Nigeria’s kits for the 2018 World Cup was voted the best out of the 32 teams that will participate in the tournament. However, Nigerians seemed disappointed after the team failed to create any spark when they faced Croatia on Sunday. “In sports, well, please allow me to say…

2018 W/Cup: Super Eagles Arrive Russia

The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles and team officials have finally arrived Russia for the 2018 World Cup. The coach Gernot Rohr side had camped at the Avita Resort in Bad Tatzmanndsdorf, Austria, in a week-long training programme for this year’s World Cup. While in Austria, the team faced Czech Republic in a friendly which they lost 1-0. The three-time African Nations Cup champions departed from Austria earlier on Thursday and arrive the Mineralnye Vody International Airport at about 9p.m Nigerian time, in…

PHOTOS: Saraki Visits Super Eagles

Senate President, Bukola Sakari on Tuesday night paid a surprise to the Super Eagles in Abuja. Saraki exchanged pleasantries with the team and also offered words of support and encouragement as they prepare to depart Nigeria for London. The former Kwara State governor in a tweet, confirmed his unscheduled visit to the Coach Gernot Rohr’s men “Ahead of their upcoming friendly match against England this weekend, I paid the @NGSuperEagles a surprise visit and wished them all the best — and even greater success in the…

DR Congo Hold Super Eagles In Port Harcourt

The Super Eagles of Nigeria played a 1-1 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday at the Adokiye Amiesimeka Stadium in Port Harcourt. The international friendly was an opportunity for coach Gernot Rohr to fill the last two slots for his 23-man list for the 2018 World Cup that starts on June 14 in Russia. Rohr is expected to drop six players to add to the already injured Moses Simon. Troost-Ekong, who partnered Leon Balogun at the back, put Nigeria ahead in the 14th minute, his first goal for the Eagles.…

2018 World Cup: Kane Named England Captain

England have named striker Harry Kane as their captain ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer. England’s coach Gareth Southgate named the Tottenham’s star striker as his skipper for the tournament during a meeting with the squad at St. George's Park on Monday night. The 24-year-old has won 23 caps and scored 12 goals for his country, and also has captained England four times under Southgate in the World Cup qualifier matches against Lithuania, Slovenia and Scotland and a friendly against France. Southgate…

Ebola: Nigerians Worried Over Super Eagles Vs Congo Pre-World Cup Match

Ten days from today, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play the Diables Rouges of Congo in an international friendly ahead of the 2018 World Cup scheduled to take place in Russia on June 14th - July 15th. The match which is one of the World Cup preparatory matches organised by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, for the Coach Gernot Rohr’s men, will be played in Port Harcourt on May 28th, before traveling to face the Three Lions of England on June 2 in another World Cup warm-up clash. At least 45 people are…

Neymar, Jesus Headline Brazil 2018 World Cup Squad

Brazil coach Tite has listed his final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with Paris Saint Germain star forward, Neymar, headlining his selection. The five-time World Cup champions have been drawn in Group E, where they will face Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia and will travel to Russia on June 11 ahead of their World Cup opener against Switzerland on June 17. Dani Alves did not make the list as the Right-back was ruled out following a serious knee injury while in action for his French club PSG. Real…

2018 W/Cup: Nigeria To Receive $2m Advance

The five African qualified teams for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will each receive an advance of two million dollars of their prize money from FIFA towards their preparations. The decision comes on the heels of negotiations initiated by CAF President Ahmad with the FIFA administration, leading to the exceptional agreement granted on April 12. This follows a decision by the CAF Emergency Committee on Dec. 1, and ratified by the CAF Executive Committee on Jan. 10. The meeting had agreed on providing exceptional…
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