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Nigeria beat Poland 1-0

The Super Eagles on Friday defeated the Poland 1-0 in a friendly match played in Wrocalw, Poland. The Eagles won the encounter with a lone goal scored by Victor Moses. Moses’ second-half penalty came after much pressure and attempts on goal by the Poles at the Stadion Miejski Wroclaw. Eagles found less attacking opportunities at that stage. Poland got the game’s first attempt, as Robert Lewandowski struck the upright with Francis Uzoho in goal for Nigeria well beaten. Lewandowski again…

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Fans To Pay $55 To Watch Nigeria/Poland Match

Football fans will pay between $55 and $63 for the tickets to watch the Super Eagles take on Poland at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, Poland on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. There are also other tickets for the game going from $56 and $58 as stated at viagogo.com. The detail report indicates that there are only 33 tickets left on sale as at Wednesday. The game against a Polish team powered by Robert Lewandowski is Nigeria’s first in the series…

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Mikel, Junior Ajayi to miss Poland match

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi is out of the friendly match against Poland scheduled for Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. Nigeria’s team administrator Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed on Tuesday that Mikel may not be part of the team for the international match in Wroclaw, Poland. The former Chelsea midfielder is unlikely to make it to Wroclaw as he has been unable to renew his work permit in China, where he currently plays for Tianjin Teda. Enebi the NFF official website as…

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Eagles Camp Opens in Wroclaw, Poland

The camp of the Super Eagles will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Nigeria’s friendly match against of Poland or the Bialo-Czerwoni (White and Red) or Eagles, as the Polish national team is known. The two Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup-bound teams will play at the 43,000-capacity Stadium Wroclaw on Friday, 23rd March. Nigeria’s 28-man playing squad also remains together for the second friendly against equally Russia 2018-bound Serbia, at The Hive, London (home…

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A Night of Football Madness

26th May 1999 is the day that changed my perspective on football forever. Growing up a soccer fanatic, I have watched anything that set my blood racing like the Champions League final between Manchester United & Bayern Munich. That was football at its finest and I haven’t seen a more dramatic ending to a big game like that to date. On paper, everyone had written off Manchester because they had average players compared to the Munich side boasting of…

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$2.8m Will Soon Be Ready For Super Eagles World Cup Outing – Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said the sum of $2.8 million needed for the Super Eagles for their World Cup campaign in Russia should be available by end of April. The football boss announced this on Friday at the inauguration of Odu’a Football Leagues at the Western Nigeria Football Forum office, Cocoa House, Ibadan in the South-west region of Nigeria. He said the federation had been working very hard to get the money ready, adding…

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Usain Bolt Signs For Football Club as Mamelodi Sundown Claim Deal

The 100-meter world record holder, Usain Bolt, says he has signed for a football club, with South African team Mamelodi Sundowns hinting at an announcement to come on Tuesday. Bolt, 31, retired from athletics last summer after a glittering career in which he won eight Olympic gold medals. He has always spoken of his desire to play football once his sprinting career was over, and on Sunday he tweeted to say “I’ve signed for a football team! Find out…

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Nigeria beat Uganda 102-86 in World Cup qualifier

Returnee Michael James Efevberha hit 20 points and gave 6 assists while Ike Diogu shot 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as Nigeria defeated Uganda 102-86 in FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifying match played in Bamako, Mali on Friday, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The Ugandans had started off very well winning the first quarter 17-11 before Nigeria recovered at 36-29 in the next quarter. D’Tigers would go on to win the remaining two quarters at 28-20 and 27-20 as the East…

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Fortuna Sittard suspends Sunday Oliseh

Netherlands’ second tier side Fortuna Sittard have suspended a former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh for what the club calls “unacceptable actions.” The Nigerian has responded in very strong terms insisting he was unjustly suspended for being professional in his dealings. The club statement released on Wednesday said the foremer Super Eagles captain has been put on “non-active” duties, stopping short of saying he has been sacked. The statement adds, “Several attempts by the club to encourage a change in…

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Kiprotich, Herpha Win 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

Abraham Kiprotich has won the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon 42km race. The Frenchman won the pack for the third edition on a day rain opened up the day for runners. The Kenyan-born 32-year-old finished in 2:13:04hrs to emerge the winner on Saturday, carting away the grand prize of $50,000. Abraham’s time set a new Lagos Marathon record, three minutes better than the record set by his fellow compatriot, Abraham Kiptum in the second edition of tourney held…

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Nigeria releases 2018 World Cup shirts

The Nigeria Football Federation has released the Super Eagles home and away kits for the 2018 World Cup as the Eagles pay homage to their USA 1994 campaign. The home shirt released in the UK on Wednesday features a bright green-and-white zig-zag pattern spreading across the torso and the contrasting sleeves. Nigeria’s away shirt for the Russia World Cup is more understated and closer in resemblance to their more recent shirts with an all-over dark green design. The Mail…

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Nigeria beat Angola, secure CHAN semi-final spot

Super Eagles B grabbed a semi-final ticket of the 2018 African Nations Championship with a 2-1 comeback win over Angola. The match was played Sunday at the Grand Stade de Tanger in Morocco. Eagles rallied back from a goal down scored by Angola’s Vladimir Vá’s until less than three minutes to the end of the match. Goals from Anthony Okpotu and Okechukwu Gabriel Nigeria in stoppage-time and extra-time respectively saved the day for Nigeria. Nigeria will now battle Sudan…

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