• Super Eagles: Enyeama Lied - Oliseh

    09/Oct/2015 // 271 Viewers

    Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has said he has been disappointed with “lies” by goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama over their major falling out in Belgium.

    On Tuesday, Oliseh and Enyeama clashed at a team meeting during which CSKA Moscow forward, Ahmed Musa, was announced as new captain of the Eagles ahead of the Lille goalkeeper, who had been leading the team since Joseph Yobo retired from international football last year.

    Oliseh said on a radio interview Friday morning the lies were aimed at assassinating his character.

    The coach himself a former Eagles captain maintained he did not get the security to walk out the Lille goalkeeper and neither did he insult the player’s late mother.

    “There is a level to how far you can go in character assassination by Enyeama. This is unheard of,” africanFootball.com quoted Oliseh as saying during the interview.

    He equally narrated how he drove to France to discuss his coaching philosophy and ideas with Enyeama after he was appointed Super Eagles coach in July.

    “I took him to lunch and shared my coaching philosophy with him.

    “He was talking about retirement from the national team), which I didn’t like,” Oliseh added.

    The coach also recalled that this is not the first time Enyeama has fell out with a national team coach.

    “In 2008, he was dropped to second or third goalkeeper because of this and under Sammy (Siasia), he also had problems,” Oliseh said.

    Source: The Nation


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  • We Won’t Beg Enyeama To Return - NFF

    09/Oct/2015 // 241 Viewers

    Spokesperson of the Nigeria Football Federation Ademola Olajire says the football governing body has no plans to persuade goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama to return the Super Eagles. Olajire was quoted by NAN yesterday as saying;

    "We heard about his quitting the national team on his Instagram page. If somebody says he is retiring from the national team, what are we going to do, to beg him? We don’t know if he is leaving the national team because of his quarrel with the coach. He just wrote on his Intagram page that he was leaving the national team. So, why should we be finding out whether he left because of the rift? The player has gone out of the camp, what do you want us to do. He has left the camp and he did not tell anybody that he was leaving." he said.

    Source: NAN


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  • Ex-Super Eagles Captain Yobo honoured with political appointment

    1/June/2016 // 1032 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JUNE 1, 2016: (DGW) FORMER Super Eagles Captain, Joseph Yobo after his retirement from the round leader game has been offered a political appointment by the Rivers States Government.

    Mr. Yobo, our source disclosed , henceforth becomes the Senior Special Assistant on Sports Development to Rivers States Governor Nyesom Wike.

    His new appointment takes effect immediately.


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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria climb to 42nd in latest FIFA ranking

    10/Feb/2017 // 250 Viewers

     

    The Nigerian Super Eagles  have moved up to the 42nd position in the latest Fifa global rankings released on Thursday.

    The Super Eagles were ranked 51st in January rankings but this month, they moved a staggering nine places up despite their absence at the Africa Cup of Nations staged in Gabon.

    Even at this leap, they are seventh in Africa behind Egypt, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, Congo DR and Burkina Faso.

    The Indomitable Lions, who defeated the Pharaohs to win their fifth African title climbed up 29 place to occupy number 33 in the world, though third in Africa.

    Argentina lead the world ranking with 1635 points, followed closely by cross-country rivals Brazil in second and reigning world champions Germany in third place.
     
    The next Fifa ranking update will be announced on March 9.


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  • Super Eagles have no reason to fail as NFF gets mouthwatering booster from NNPC

    10/Jul/2016 // 464 Viewers

     

    PARIS, JULY 10, 2016: (DGW) THE Nigerian Football Federation and the Super Eagles of Nigeria have no reason whatsoever to fail Nigeria after a mouth-watering cash booster - $1.5 million bond from the state-owned oil firm, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) to hire a foreign coach.

    The government has made it clear it will not assist financially the NFF’s quest to hire an expatriate coach for the Super Eagles ahead of the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, but could approve such appointment if the federation could guarantee the payment of such a coach.
    “The NFF now have a bond of $1.5 million from NNPC and so they can employ a foreign coach,” a top official said.
     
    “The federation owing coaches their salaries will now be history.”
    Frenchman Paul le Guen, Belgian coach Tom Saintfiet and the country’s caretaker coach Salisu Yusuf have been shortlisted for the Super Eagles top post.

    The NFF said the successful coach will now be announced on July 18.
    Nigeria are drawn in a tough World Cup qualifying group that has Africa’s No 1 team Algeria, nine-time World Cup finalists Cameroon and 2012 African champions Zambia.

    They begin their qualifying campaign for Russia 2018 on October 3 in Zambia.


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  • Oliseh gets new FIFA job, reappointed into Technical Department

    11/Apr/2016 // 309 Viewers

     

    PARIS, APRIL 11, 2016: (DGW) THE Federation of International Football Association, (FIFA) has offered Sunday Oliseh a new job.

    Twittering to his fans around the world the immediate past Chief Coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles said he feels deeply honoured to be appointed into the FIFA technical department.

    The message reads, “Honoured To Be Appointed Into the “new look” FIFA Technical Department. Next mission; The 2016 Rio Olympics Football.”

    However, details of his assignment or mission were  not revealed.

    The former Nigerian midfielder was in March 2013 appointed by the world football governing body as a member of its technical study group a position he held before becoming Nigeria's Chief Coach.

     

     


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  • BREAKING: Colombia beat Nigeria 2-0, qualify for quarterfinals

    11/Aug/2016 // 872 Viewers

     

    PARIS, AUGUST 11, 2016: Colombia on Wednesday defeated Nigeria U-23 football team 2-0 at the Arena dos Corinthians in Sao Paulo to reach the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    Nigeria  sealed their qualification for the  quarterfinals after  beating  Asian champions Japan 5-4  on Thursday and edging   Sweden 1-0 in  Manaus on Sunday.


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  • Breaking News: Ex-Eagles coach Shuaibu Amodu is dead

    11/Jun/2016 // 839 Viewers

     

    Former Nigeria head coach, Shuaibu Amodu, has passed away at the age of 58.

    According to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amodu died on Saturday after “he could not wake up” from his sleep.
    The former BCC Lions coach, it was learned complained of chest pains, before he went to bed on Friday night.

    “That is correct,” NFF secretary general, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, confirmed the passing away of Amodu. “He sleep and he could not wake up.”

    Nigeria is still mourning the death of another former coach and legend, Stephen Keshi, who passed away on Wednesday in Benin City.
    Amodu and Keshi worked together as Nigeria’s head coach and assistant coach respectively at the 2002 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Mali.


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  • Igbo, Yoruba relationship cordial – Olubadan

    11/Jun/2016 // 617 Viewers

     

    The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, yesterday paid a glowing picture of the relationship that exists between the Yoruba and their Igbo brothers, describing it as very cordial and encouraging.

    The monarch made the assertion while welcoming the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Achebe, and his entourage to the Popoyemoja, Ibadan palace.

    Oba Adetunji said the relationship between the Yoruba and Igbo has dated back to several years, adding that while the Igbos deserve commendation for their industry and ingenuity, Ibadan has provided educational and residential opportunities for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion and ideological persuation to be whatever they want to be.

    The Olubadan stated further that the doors of Ibadan would continue to be open to all Nigerians particularly the Igbos to set up their business ventures anywhere in the land and be fairly treated.

    Accompanying the Olubadan to welcome the Obi were the Otun Olubadan, Senator Lekan Balogun; Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin; Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Femi Olaifa, and Asipa Olubadan, High Chief Eddy Oyewole.

    Earlier, Achebe had congratulated the Olubadan on his ascension of the exalted throne of his forefathers in a peaceful manner.

    He said his mission and that of his entourage was to deliver a lecture, using Ibadan as a case study of peaceful process in transition.

    He described Ibadan as “a great nation with great people”, noting that: “Ibadan city is not strange at all to the people of Onitsha who have come here to school, marry and live.”

    He described the Olubadan as one of the foremost traditional rulers whose wealth of experience could be tapped from time to time. - today.ng

     


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  • Nigeria trounces Cameroun 3 - 0 in friendly match

    11/Oct/2015 // 640 Viewers

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria today defeated the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun in a friendly held in Belgium. The three times African champions sprang from a disgraceful defeat on Thursday in the hands of the  Democratic Republic of Congo to record an impressive win 3 - 0 over the Indomitable Lions.


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