Nigeria To Get Over $12M From FIFA For Qualifying For Russia 2018 World Cup

Nigeria To Get Over $12M From FIFA For Qualifying For Russia 2018 World Cup

Nigeria will be paid a total of $12.5 million by FIFA for qualifying for Russia 2018 with $2.5 million of this amount paid for the Eagles to prepare adequately for the football showpiece. They will earn more cash should they reach the knockout rounds of the tournament as they have done in 1994 and 2014. Nigeria have so far used a total of 37 players for the qualifying tournament for Russia 2018 and they are…

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Sports: Wike In Talks With Real Madrid To Develop Foodball Academy

Sports: Wike In Talks With Real Madrid To Develop Foodball Academy

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers States, has met with officials of Real Madrid Football Club in Spain, as part of the process to set up a Football Academy in his state. The parley is in preparation of Wike’s tour of Real Madrid training facilities in Spain, later today, Monday. Wike is expected to tour the club’s sporting facility alongside, Commissioner of Sports, Boma Iyaye, former Nigerian international, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Majority Whip of Rivers State House…

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2018 World Cup: What Rohr Should Do Ahead Of Tournament – Lawmaker

2018 World Cup: What Rohr Should Do Ahead Of Tournament – Lawmaker

A Lagos lawmaker, Yinka Ogundimu, on Sunday in Lagos urged Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr to create competition among his players by scouting for more talents. Ogundimu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that this would help to actualise Nigerians’ wish to see the Super Eagles spring surprises at the Russia 2018 World Cup. He said the team needed more of strikers who are sharp and clinical to spring any surprise at the world…

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Super Eagles Remain My Favourite Team To Play Against- Lionel Messi

Super Eagles Remain My Favourite Team To Play Against- Lionel Messi

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has picked a match against Nigeria, as one of his favourites for his country. Messi revealed this shortly after netting a hat-trick against Ecuador, which qualified Argentina for the 2018 World Cup. He has played against Nigeria twice at age-grade level – the 2005 World Youth Championship and also the 2008 Olympic in Beijing – winning both times. At senior level, he has scored in three times in the three games…

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EPL Row: Guardiola Exonerates Self Says I Did Not Insult Pochettino

EPL Row: Guardiola Exonerates Self Says I Did Not Insult Pochettino

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted he did not disrespect Tottenham Hotspur, saying Maurico Pochettino made a “mistake” when criticising him . Pochettino was furious after Guardiola referred to Chelsea, Manchester United and the “Harry Kane team”, when he was talking about City’s Premier League title rivals before the international break. Guardiola told a news conference ahead of the game against Stoke City on Saturday, that he had consistently praised the quality of Pochettino’s…

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Super Eagles: Carl Ikeme All Smiles As Officials/Players Share Booty With Him

Super Eagles: Carl Ikeme All Smiles As Officials/Players Share Booty With Him

Players and officials of the Super Eagles, gave a share of the bonus they were paid for beating Zambia 1-0, to goalkeeper Carl Ikeme, who is presently down with acute Leukaemia. This was revealed by head coach, Gernot Rohr, in an interview with Lagos Talks FM. Rohr says Ikeme set Nigeria on a sound footing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, with his fine performance in their first game away to Zambia in Ndola…

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U.S. NATIONAL TEAM ELIMINATED FROM WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM ELIMINATED FROM WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION

The United States dropped to fifth and outside of the qualifying spots for Russia 2018 after losing to the small Caribbean nation The United States will not be playing in next summer’s World Cup after suffering an embarrassing 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago. Needing a win or a draw against Trinidad & Tobago to finish in the top four of the Hexagonal standings and earn at least a playoff spot against Australia, the U.S….

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2018 World Cup Tournament: It May Not Be Roller Coster For Super Eagles…

2018 World Cup Tournament: It May Not Be Roller Coster For Super Eagles…

Former Wimbledon striker, John Fashanu, has said that Nigeria will not find themselves in an easy group at the 2018 World Cup. The draw for the tournament will be held December 1 . “Right now we are back on track, but the hard work all starts for the Super Eagles from here,” Fashanu told Completesportsnigeria. “It show who we are and a little of what we have for now. I say well done to the team….

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Nigeria Vs Zambia: Why FIFA May Punish NFF

Nigeria Vs Zambia: Why FIFA May Punish NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is facing another FIFA rap, after five people were confirmed dead and many others sustained various degrees of injuries, following a stampede at the entrance of Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, on Saturday. The incident happened while football fans were trying to enter the stadium during the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia. They were allegedly beaten by soldiers at the gates with heavy sticks. Before the game in…

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Alex Iwobi’s late winning goal booked the Super Eagles’ Place In Russia With Victory Over Zambia.

Alex Iwobi’s late winning goal booked the Super Eagles’ Place In Russia With Victory Over Zambia.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria sealed qualification for the 2018 World Cup after beating Zambia 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi came on from the bench to score the all-important goal in the 73rd minute after an evenly-matched contest between both teams. The first half of the game was a subdued affair, but both teams had quite a few chances to score the…

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