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Nigeria FA President apologizes over FIFA sanctions


Nigerian FA President Amaju Pinnick has apologized after the Super Eagles forfeited their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria. Nigeria were given a 3-0 walkover loss by FIFA on Tuesday for fielding an ineligible player in the game against Algeria in November which ended in a 1-1 draw. Nigeria midfielder Shehu Abdullahi was to serve an automatic one match ban ...

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Nigeria in 2018 World Cup Group D: Old Foes, Ice & Fire


Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance writer Sammie Frimpong, analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in. He looks at Nigeria in Group D. I’ll leave it to you to decide whether Nigeria’s association with Argentina in FIFA World Cup history qualifies as rivalry or a love story, but what we ...

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2018 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah charges African teams to reach last 4


Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants African teams to get to the last four of the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The continent will be represented by Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and they have been placed in groups that will let them face the likes of Colombia, Argentina, Russia, England and Spain in the first round ...

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Nigeria signs bonus contract with players ahead of 2018 World Cup


The Nigeria Football Federation has signed a contract with the Super Eagles players detailing how much they will earn in bonuses at the FIFA World Cup in Russia next year. The deal was signed in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday morning before Nigeria later beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly in the same city. The agreement is expected to militate ...

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Aguero faints at half time during match with Nigeria

Aguero's goal took him to third place in Argentina's all-time top scorer's list with 36 (Image credit: EPA)

Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting in the dressing room at half-time in Argentina’s 4-2 defeat by Nigeria in Krasnodar, Russia. The Manchester City striker had scored to put his side 2-0 up in the first half, but Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi found the net twice as Nigeria came back. The Argentina FA said the 29-year-old had been taken ...

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Friendlies round-up: Alexandre Lacazette nets twice, Spain held by Russia, Nigeria beat Argentina


Alexandre Lacazette scored twice but Lars Stindl earned Germany a 2-2 draw in a heavyweight friendly battle against France in Cologne. Lacazette twice put the visitors ahead, with Timo Werner netting the first equaliser for the Germans. France looked set to hold on and make it three victories in a row against Germany, who they beat in the European Championship semi-finals last summer, only ...

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Ghana beat Nigeria 4-1 to win 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations


Ghana were crowned the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations champions after thumping Nigeria 4-1 in the final at Cape Coasts Sports Stadium on Sunday, September 24. A brace from Stephen Sarfo, a penalty from Vincent Atingah and an injury time strike from Winnful Cobbinah saw the Black Stars defend their 2013 title. It was a cagey start to the game ...

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2017 WAFU Cup of Nations: Rabiu Ali Sends Nigeria Into Final


A first half goal from Rabiu Ali handed Nigeria a 1-0 win over a ten-man Benin in the first semifinal of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Thursday, September 21. The Super Eagles took the lead in the tenth minute after beautiful counter-attacking football which saw Anthony Okpotu play Rabiu Ali through on goal ...

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WAFU Cup: Konadu points to injuries as Ghana lose to Nigeria


Black Stars B coach, Maxwell Konadu, says injuries played a huge part in the team’s 2-0 loss to Nigeria in the final WAFU Cup Group A match played in Cape Coast on Monday. Ghana conceded two second half goals from Anthony Okpotu and Peter Moses to snap their unbeaten run in the tournament despite already making it to the semi-finals. The ...

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2017 WAFU Cup: Nigeria beat Ghana 2-0 to get to semi-finals


Second half goals from Anthony Okpotu and Peter Moses handed Nigeria a 2-0 win over Ghana in their final Group A game of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Monday, September 18 and consequently a place in the semifinals of the competition. The Super Eagles started fast and created their first chance on goal ...

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