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Nwankwo Kanu’s Strike Tops Best Goals Of Arsenal Vs Chelsea


Ahead of the League Cup clash between Chelsea and Arsenal on Wednesday, The Gunners, via their official website, has asked fans to pick their best goal against the London rivals. Only one Nigerian player namely Nwankwo Kanu has scored against the Blues and on more than one occasion. The former Nigeria international’s solo effort in the 90th minute in Arsenal’s 3-2 win at Chelsea on ... Read More »

NFF To Stop Paying Super Eagles Players Cash

Beginning with next month’s World Cup qualifier, players of the Super Eagles will no longer be paid their bonuses by cash. The squad members have been ordered to open accounts with a particular local bank, where the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will pay their bonuses into. “We have been asked to open foreign currency accounts with a bank where our bonuses will now be paid,” ... Read More »

AAG: Siasia Wary Of ‘Group Of Death’

National U-23 team coach, Samson Siasia, has admitted Nigeria are in the group of death after they were drawn alongside champions Ghana, Egypt and Senegal in Group B of the men’s football event at the 2015 All Africa Games holding in Brazzaville, Congo in September. Group A has hosts Congo, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso. Nigeria have only won the tournament once when they hosted ... Read More »

FIFA Ranking: Nigeria Drop To 57th

Nigeria have dropped 14 places to 57th in the FIFA ranking for July released on Thursday. In June’s ranking, Nigeria improved from 45th to 43rd, but have now taken a slide to 57th, their worst ranking so far this year. As a result of the slide, the Eagles are now ranked 10th in Africa. Algeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana, ranked 19th, 21st and 25th respectively, ... Read More »

Sunshine Stars Now Top Of Nigerian Premier League

Following their 3-1 win over visiting Akwa United, Sunshine Stars have returned to the top of the Nigerian Premier League. The Akure Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Rangers over the weekend, but their victory on Wednesday, coupled with Wikki Tourists draw at home with Giwa FC, means they now lead the other teams. Sunshine Stars currently have 29 points from 15 matches, same as Enyimba ... Read More »

I’m Proud Of Chelsea’s Decision To Sell Cech – Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, has supported Roman Abramovich’s decision, to allow Petr Cech move to Arsenal. The Czech goalkeeper completed a £10m switch to the Gunners on Monday, despite Mourinho’s desire to keep the 33-year-old at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho has always said that the Russian owner would have the final say and he was overruled after Abramovich gave the green light for the transfer. “Petr ... Read More »

Mba Joins Malatyaspor

Nigerian midfielder Sunday Mba has joined a newly promoted second tier Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor. Mba, who scored Nigeria’s winning goal in the final match of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa, completed the moved from French third division club CA Bastia and was unveiled in Turkey on Tuesday. The Super Eagles player tweeted photos of his unveiling on Tuesday expressing his ... Read More »

Blatter To Miss Women’s World Cup Final For First Time

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, will not be present at the final of the Women’s World Cup. According to his US-based lawyer, the 78-year-old will not attend the game because of “personal reasons”. Blatter resigned last month, despite getting re-elected for a fifth term, as the corruption surrounding the world football body escalated. It will be the first time Blatter will be absent from the tournament, ... Read More »

Keshi Left Out By Ivory Coast

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has been left out of the five-man shortlist for the vacant Ivory Coast post, the Ivorien federation has announced. The Ivory Coast Football Federation on Tuesday listed the coaches being considered to succeed Herve Renard, without the Super Eagles coach as one of them. Keshi was listed in the initial list released about a fortnight ago. The inclusion of the former ... Read More »

I Could Have Joined Arsenal Before Now – Cech

Petr Cech has revealed that he almost joined Arsenal in 2002, but the move did not happen because of work permit issues. The Gunners made the Czech goalkeeper their first summer signing, after they agreed a £10million fee with rivals Chelsea on Monday. Cech joined the Blues in 2004 from Rennes, but could have been playing in the Premier League before then. “I didn’t really ... Read More »

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