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Hold Rohr to higher standards, Sports Minister tells NFF

The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has given the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) the marching orders to hold Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, to the higher standards contained in his contract following the team’s dismal two-leg draw against the Sierra Leonean side in the AFCON qualifier. The Minster of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare made this ...

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UCL Record Held By Ex-Chelsea Star Babayaro Still Stands

Former Nigeria International, Celestine Babayaro’s long-standing UEFA Champions League record of being the youngest-ever player to feature in the competition still stands, Fides discovered. Aged 16 years and 87 days then, the Chelsea legend set the record while at RSC Anderlecht after he was named in the starting lineup against FC Steaua Bucureşti on 23 November 1994. Nigerians monitored with ...

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Osimhen will soon return to Action- Italian Agent

Victor Osimhen’s agent, William D’Avila, expects the Nigeria international to be involved in some capacity when Napoli take on AS Roma in the Serie A on November 29. Fides gathered that  the striker missed Napoli’s home loss to AC Milan last weekend due to an injury he picked up during the crazy 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone twelve days ago ...

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Super Eagles Ratings: Okoye Not Ripe; Iwobi, Chukwueze Decent; Iheanacho Wasteful; Aribo Struggles

The Super Eagles were held to another draw by the Lone Stars of Sierra Leone in the reverse fixture of their double header clashes for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Fides learnt through Izuchukwu Okosi, the players rating after the rather disappointing outcome. The Starters Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye : The Sparta Rotterdam goalie was ponderous in his decisions ...

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Super Eagles Target Eze Pulls Out of England Squad Ahead of U21 Euro Qualifier

Nigerian Federation target, Eberechi Eze, will play no part when England U21 national team tackle Albania in a European U21 Championship qualifier later today, Fides reports. The English Football Association confirmed on Monday, November16, that the Crystal Palace winger is one of three players who have withdrawn from the squad as a precautionary measure, the others being Marc Guehi and ...

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Again Nigeria’s Super Eagles Fail to Beat Sierra Leone

The Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown, Sierra Leone, was a hostile playing surface to the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday, November 17, as they were held to a second draw in four days. Fides discovered that the outcome would keep them (Super Eagles) in the hunt for qualification for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Cup tournament to be ...

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Kidnapped Ex-Eagles, Obodo, Regains Freedom

A former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo, who was reportedly kidnapped on Sunday November 15, by gunmen at Effurun in Uvwie Local Government area of Delta State, has been released by his abductors. It was learnt that the ex-international was seized by hoodlums at about 5:30 PM along the Refinery Road in Effurun, when he stopped his car to purchase ...

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Organisers pick December for Asisat Oshoala eight-a-side football tourney for girls

Organisers of the 2020 edition of the Asisat Oshoala eight-a-side football tournament have disclosed that the competition will kick off in December this year. The one-week competition for 32 teams, sponsored by Super Falcons’ Captain, Asisat Oshoala, in partnership with Emzor, SPAC Nation Foundation, and Hope for the Masses Foundation, is aimed at giving the girl/child a platform to actualize ...

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Should Maduka Okoye continue as Nigeria’s Number One

The Sparta Rotterdam shot-stopper has been impressive in the absence of more experienced options, but now faces a battle to keep his Super Eagles spot. For all that there are numerous polarizing points in the Nigerian polity at the moment, the verdict on October’s pair of international friendlies was quite unanimous; for to all intents and purposes, they provided no ...

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Liverpool Keeping Tabs on Promising Nigerian Winger, Aris

Premier League champions Liverpool are keeping tabs on promising Shrewsbury Town winger, Nigel Aris with a view to a transfer in the near future, Fides reports. The Anglo-Nigerian’s performances for Shrewsbury Town youth teams is being analyzed by Liverpool before they make a final decision on whether to table a bid for the 17-year-old. Aris has made inroads since joining ...

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