Nigeria national football team

Super Eagles top star opens up for the first time after Russia 2018 disappointing campaign, says they have learnt their lessons

Super Eagles top star opens up for the first time after Russia 2018 disappointing campaign, says they have learnt their lessons

Super Eagles top star opens up for the first time after Russia 2018 disappointing campaign, says they have learnt their lessons
FIFA president Infantino finally speaks on NFF saga, says Nigeria risk being banned from all football activities

FIFA president Infantino finally speaks on NFF saga, says Nigeria risk being banned from all football activities

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has branded Amaju Pinnick the only recognised head of the Nigeria Football Federation. Pinnick was earlier this month given a directive by the sports minister Dalung to step down from his position.

FIFA president Infantino finally speaks on NFF saga, says Nigeria risk being banned from all football activities
Dozens of Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia

Dozens of Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia

No fewer than 80 Nigerians are currently seeking help to return home from Russia after being stranded in the European country. Mostly men, are seated on a blue mat in front of the country's embassy in the European country.

Dozens of Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia
Super Eagles forward confirms Liverpool’s move to offer him a deal this summer

Super Eagles forward confirms Liverpool’s move to offer him a deal this summer

Super Eagles forward Moses Simon has revealed that Premier League side Liverpool are interested in signing him but was quick to add that no solid offer has been received from the Anfield side so far this summer, reports suggest.

Super Eagles forward confirms Liverpool’s move to offer him a deal this summer
Highly rated Super Eagles winger joins Galatasay from Premier League top side

Highly rated Super Eagles winger joins Galatasay from Premier League top side

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has joined Turkish topflight side Galatasaray on a season long loan deal from his parent club Everton FC. He joined the Premier League outfit for a fee around €8 million in the summer of 2016.

Highly rated Super Eagles winger joins Galatasay from Premier League top side
Super Eagles star set for Champions League football as he completes move to top club

Super Eagles star set for Champions League football as he completes move to top club

Nigeria's defender Brian Idowu has sealed a three-year contract with Russian Premier League champions, Lokomotiv Moscow, according to the Railroaders official Twitter handle. Idowu who previously plied his trade with Amkar Perm.

Super Eagles star set for Champions League football as he completes move to top club
Russia 2018: 3 African players are in contention for 1 FIFA award after the World Cup

Russia 2018: 3 African players are in contention for 1 FIFA award after the World Cup

A FIFA Technical Study Group awards is to the most deserving. To be eligible for the Best Young Player silverware, a player must be 21 years or younger from the commencement of the World Cup year. There are very few to select.

Russia 2018: 3 African players are in contention for 1 FIFA award after the World Cup
European clubs hunt for Ex-Flying Eagles star as Premier League side prepare new deal

European clubs hunt for Ex-Flying Eagles star as Premier League side prepare new deal

Taiwo Awoniyi is set pen an extension with Premier League side Liverpool, despite offers from top Europe’s clubs, reports suggest. Clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, City and Spurs want to sign him this summer.

European clubs hunt for Ex-Flying Eagles star as Premier League side prepare new deal
Turkish club confirm Nigerian striker is set to join from English topflight

Turkish club confirm Nigerian striker is set to join from English topflight

Turkish side Galatasaray are discussing a possible loan move with Everton for Nigeria’s Henry Onyekuru this transfer season. A tweet on the club's Twitter handle Monday revealed both teams have commenced negotiations on loan move.

Turkish club confirm Nigerian striker is set to join from English topflight
CAF gives Amaju Pinnick big appointment despite being told to step down as NFF boss by federal government

CAF gives Amaju Pinnick big appointment despite being told to step down as NFF boss by federal government

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the appointment of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick as the first vice president of Africa’s soccer-governing body in a letter dated July 5.

CAF gives Amaju Pinnick big appointment despite being told to step down as NFF boss by federal government
Former Bayern Munich star Oliver Khan says the Super Eagles are overrated and are not good enough to compete at the World Cup

Former Bayern Munich star Oliver Khan says the Super Eagles are overrated and are not good enough to compete at the World Cup

Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Khan believes the Super Eagles are not good enough to play at the FIFA World Cup. Nigeria were bundled out of this tournament by Argentina following their 2-1 defeat to the south American side.

Former Bayern Munich star Oliver Khan says the Super Eagles are overrated and are not good enough to compete at the World Cup
Former Super Eagles star gives Mikel Obi an important advice after his father's second abduction

Former Super Eagles star gives Mikel Obi an important advice after his father's second abduction

Former Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike has urged Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel to relocate his parent to either Abuja or Lagos. Michael Obi suffered a second kidnap late last month when Nigeria played Argentina.

Former Super Eagles star gives Mikel Obi an important advice after his father's second abduction
Mikel Obi and 4 other Nigerian football stars whose family had spent time in kidnappers' den

Mikel Obi and 4 other Nigerian football stars whose family had spent time in kidnappers' den

Few hours before the Super Eagles must win encounter against Argentina at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, captain John obi Mikel got a call his father had been kidnapped. His father has however been released.

Mikel Obi and 4 other Nigerian football stars whose family had spent time in kidnappers' den
Super Eagles star gets special gifts from Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Super Eagles star gets special gifts from Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Super Eagles superstar Shehu Abdullahiis delighted to have been honoured by the Sokoto state governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on his return from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was part of the team that lost 2-0 to Croatia.

Super Eagles star gets special gifts from Governor Aminu Tambuwal
Super Eagles star shares photo of himself and pregnant 'oyibo' wife

Super Eagles star shares photo of himself and pregnant 'oyibo' wife

Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong flaunts the picture of his pregnant wife on his official Instagram handle. The Nigeria international posed beside his wife who is due for delivery sometime soon in flowery environment.

Super Eagles star shares photo of himself and pregnant 'oyibo' wife
Premier League side plotting move for Ahmed Musa this summer

Premier League side plotting move for Ahmed Musa this summer

The 25-year-old Musa was loaned back to former club CSKA Moscow and Wagner remains confident that the Super Eagles forward, who cost Leicester about £16.6 million in 2016, could help turn things around for the Premier League side

Premier League side plotting move for Ahmed Musa this summer
Victor Moses' brother and sister: who are they?

Victor Moses' brother and sister: who are they?

Bet you have never knew a thing about ▷ Victor Moses brother and sister ▷ and even about his parents. Some Nigerians seem to have invented shocking stories about his parents, family and his life before moved to tthe UK.

Victor Moses' brother and sister: who are they?
Highly-rated African nation shortlists Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr as new manager

Highly-rated African nation shortlists Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr as new manager

Rohr before the commencement of hostilities at the ongoing World Cup in Russia extended his contract with Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) until 2020. The report further revealed that there’s a clause inserted in Rohr’s contract

Highly-rated African nation shortlists Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr as new manager
Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho spends over N7m shopping in Manchester with popular music celebrity

Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho spends over N7m shopping in Manchester with popular music celebrity

Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho was sighted Nigerian singer CDQ on the street of London shopping. The Leicester City forward was said to have spent about N7.5 million in the process of their Shopping with the artists.

Super Eagles star Kelechi Iheanacho spends over N7m shopping in Manchester with popular music celebrity
Ahmed Musa celebrates first wedding anniversary with second wife

Ahmed Musa celebrates first wedding anniversary with second wife

While still basking on his excellent performance at the short-lived stay of the Nigerian Super Eagles at the ongoing World Cup, Nigerian striker Ahmed Musa decided to celebrate his first wedding anniversary to his beautiful wife.

Ahmed Musa celebrates first wedding anniversary with second wife
FIFA set to stop Maradona's £10,000 daily allowance as Argentine legend faces stadium ban over his behaviour against Nigeria

FIFA set to stop Maradona's £10,000 daily allowance as Argentine legend faces stadium ban over his behaviour against Nigeria

World’s football governing body, FIFA will be examining Diego Maradona’s gesture during Argentina’s Albiceleste final Group D match against Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Tuesday, June 26, after taking into account the unhealthy scene

FIFA set to stop Maradona's £10,000 daily allowance as Argentine legend faces stadium ban over his behaviour against Nigeria
Ex-beauty queen Iheoma Nnadi defends Ighalo's wife, slams lady who insulted her husband

Ex-beauty queen Iheoma Nnadi defends Ighalo's wife, slams lady who insulted her husband

Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria and wife on Nigerian footballer Emenike recently came to the defense of her co-footballer wife, Ighalo's wife, who was slammed by a troll for her husband's performance at the World Cup.

Ex-beauty queen Iheoma Nnadi defends Ighalo's wife, slams lady who insulted her husband
Wife of Super Eagles star calls Okocha a mad man after he blamed her husband for Messi's goal in Argentina win against Nigeria

Wife of Super Eagles star calls Okocha a mad man after he blamed her husband for Messi's goal in Argentina win against Nigeria

The South America side left it late to smile 2-1 and book their place in the round of 16. Goals from Messi and Rojo secured qualification for Argentina as Victor Moses scored his first goal in the World Cup for Nigeria.

Wife of Super Eagles star calls Okocha a mad man after he blamed her husband for Messi's goal in Argentina win against Nigeria
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Founded in 1945, Nigeria played its first official game in October 1949, while still a British colony.

Nigeria's first major footballing success was winning the gold medal at the Second All-Africa games in 1973.

In 1980, Super Eagles won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in Lagos.

The team was originally called the Red Devils by the British who brought football to Nigeria. However, after Nigeria became an independent country, the name was changed to the Green Eagles.

In 1994, Nigeria managed by Clemens Westerhof reached the World Cup for the first time.

During April 1994, the Super Eagles ranked 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, the highest ranking achieved by an African football team.

In 2014, Nigeria won their first FIFA World Cup title since 1998. They have qualified for four of the last five FIFA World Cups, and reached the round of 16 three times.

From 1998 to 2004, Nike supplied Nigeria's kit. Then Nigeria's kit has been supplied by Adidas.

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