AFCON qualifier: Peseiro axes NPFL stars, invites Osimhen, Umar, Lookman others ahead Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Príncipe clash

June 4, 2022 Editor 0

Head Coach José Santos Peseiro has called up captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong and 25 other players to the camp of the Super Eagles for this month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone and São Tomé and Príncipe. The Portuguese tactician has also invited goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Adewale Adeyinka, defenders Olaoluwa Aina, Calvin Read More

Peseiro strikes record, lose first 2 matches as Super Eagles coach

June 3, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles again lost to Ecuador 0-1 in New Jersey on Thursday, in a game they created so many chances, yet failed to shine. The 25,000 –capacity Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey was packed to overflowing as the Ecuadorians started the game in rampant manner, advertising silky touches and manifesting so much energy and invention. The boys Read More

Super Eagles duo Aina, Bonke in fitness race ahead Ecuador clash

May 31, 2022 Editor 0

Following their arrival in New Jersey from Dallas on Sunday, three –time African champions Nigeria have stepped up preparations for their friendly match with Ecuador on Thursday evening, as well as next month’s AFCON 2023 qualifying matches against Sierra Leone and Mauritius. Defender Olaoluwa Aina, who suffered a knock during the team’s first training session in Dallas, and midfielder Innocent Read More

ANFASSC ready to cheer Super Eagles in America – Official

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

The United States of America Chapter of Authentic Nigeria Football and Allied Sports Supporters Club are all geared ready to cheer the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the upcoming International friendlies in the USA. The Super Eagles will be playing the Mexican and Ecuadorian National teams on May 28 and June 2, 2022 respectively.  The National President of ANFASSC Prince Abayomi Ogunjimi Read More

Moffi, Bonke, Adeleye get late Super Eagles call-ups

Ahead of Saturday’s international friendly with Mexico in the USA, the trio of Terem Moffi, Innocent Bonke and Israeli based goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye have been handed late invitations to the Jose Peseiro led team. This is the first call-up for goalkeeper Adeleye. This followed the withdrawal of Watford winger Emmanuel Dennis, Spain-based striker Sadiq Umar and goalkeeper Maduka Okoye. Dennis Read More

Mexico land in US for Super Eagles friendly

Super Eagles opponent in Saturday’s international friendly, Mexico have arrived Dallas, United States of America ahead of the three African champions. The players and their officials arrived Dallas on Tuesday morning Their Nigerian counterpart are expected to arrive Wednesday to start preparation for the match. The El Tri will take on the Super Eagles at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Read More

Super Eagles off to America to confront Mexico, Ecuador, NFF to unveil Peseiro after friendlies

May 24, 2022 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Super Eagles will on Tuesday evening depart Nigeria for the United States of America (USA) ahead of this weekend’s glamorous friendly game against Mexico (May 28) and will confront Ecuador four days later. The team technical crew had listed 10 home based players for the encounter with another 21 foreign based players to be led by Ahmed Musa.Our correspondent gathered Read More

New Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro’s contract details revealed

May 15, 2022 Editor 0

Newly appointed head coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles Jose Peseiro has been handed a one year short term contract, Blueprint has gathered. Though, NFF leadership is yet to reveal the Portuguese contract details, a close source disclosed that coach Peseiro was only handed a 12 months deal, which is subject to renewal based on performance-related clauses. “With the NFF facing Read More

Breaking: At last, NFF confirms Jose Peseiro as substantive Super Eagles handler, Finidi George new 1st assistant coach

May 15, 2022 Editor 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday announced the appointment of Mr José Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles. The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro, an official statement on Sunday evening by the NFF has revealed. According to Read More

‘New Super Eagles head coach emerges’

May 14, 2022 Editor 0

Finidi George is said to have replaced Salisu Yusuf as the Super Eagles head coach according to reports. The former Super Eagles player who was a late inclusion into the new Super Eagles technical crew is said to be named new number two and head coach. Finidi George has leapfrogged Salisu Yusuf who has now been demoted to the number Read More

Breaking: Super Eagles coach invites 8 home-based players, 22 others ahead Mexico, Ecuador friendly clash

May 10, 2022 Editor 0

Super Eagles’ first assistant Coach, Salisu Yusuf has released a list of 30 players, including Captain Ahmed Musa and forward Moses Simon, ahead of the prestigious international friendly matches against the ‘A’ Men National Teams of Mexico and Ecuador in the United States of America. The three –time African champions will clash with CONCACAF powerhouse Mexico at the AT & Read More

Breaking: Premier League club with 5 Super Eagles’ players relegated

May 7, 2022 BBC 0

Watford have been relegated from the Premier League after Wilfried Zaha’s first-half penalty secured a deserved victory for Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Nigeria’s Super Eagles vice captain William Troost Ekong plays for Watford. Four other Super Eagles players including Oghenekaro Etebo, Samuel Kalu, Maduka Okoye and Bonaventure Dennis are part of Watford squad. Defeat by Burnley last week had Read More

[Breaking] Aftermath of 2022 World Cup playoff: FIFA slams heavy fine on Nigeria, bars fans from matches over stadium encroachment

May 2, 2022 Editor 0

With few weeks to the kickoff of 2023 AFCON qualifier, World Football Governing body, FIFA, on Monday, slammed sanctions on Nigeria over fans’ misconduct shortly a world cup playoff game between Nigeria’s Super and the black stars of Ghana in Abuja on May 29, 2022. The FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee fined Nigeria CHF150,000 (N63.9million) following violence that occurred at the Moshood Read More

Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme, returns 5 years after

April 18, 2022 Editor 0

Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has eventually returned to training with English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers after five years. Reacting, former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh, described former Nigeria international goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme as a “lovely human being”. Speaking via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Oliseh wrote: “Same here Mimi. Such a lovely human being.” Ikeme was Read More

International Friendly: Super Eagles to play Ecuador in New Jersey

April 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Football Federation and the Federación Ecuatoriana de Fútbol on Friday announced that the ‘A’ National Teams of both countries will play a friendly match in New Jersey, United States of America on Thursday, 2nd June 2022. Both teams will clash at the 25,000 –capacity Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey – home to Major League Soccer’s New Read More

Ex-PSG, Barcelona coaches in pole position to clinch vacant Super Eagles’ coaching job

April 12, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has lined up four foreign coaches to vie for the position of Super Eagles coaching role. The coaches include former Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, former PSG and France coach, Laurent Blanc, former PSV Eindhoven manager, Phillip Cocu and former Venezuela coach, Jose Peseiro, who was earlier tipped to take over the Super Eagles after the Read More

World Cup playoffs fallout: Chris Giwa appeals for calm

April 6, 2022 Editorial IV 0

As football fans continue to react to Super Eagles surprised failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar, Ambassador Chris Giwa has urged Nigerians to stay calm in the face of the current dissappoinment. The Nigerian team Tuesday March 29, 2022 in Abuja failed to be among the five African Countries that will fly the continent’s flag at Read More

[Breaking] Resignation call: Amaju Pinnick adamant, convenes NFF executive committee meeting

April 5, 2022 Editor 0

Repeated calls by football-loving Nigerians for Amaju Pinnick to resign as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) seem to have fallen on deaf ears. This is as Pinnick convened and presided over NFF executive committee meeting one week after the surprise ouster of Nigeria’s Super Eagles from the 2022 World Cup scheduled for Qatar. Shortly after the disastrous non-qualification Read More

Exposed! How security laxity, inexperience fuelled fans’ invasion, vandalism of Abuja stadium

April 1, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Days after Nigeria’s Super Eagles failed to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled for Qatar, indications have emerged that lack of stadium security experience and mere laxity by operatives led to fans’ encroachment of the Moshood Abiola National stadium, Abuja. The security operatives were mainly drawn from the Police, DSS, Army, NSCDC and Nigeria Immigration Service. Blueprint reports that Read More

Minister Dare regrets Super Eagles’ failure to pick 2022 World Cup ticket, condemns vandalism on Abuja stadium

April 1, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare, has reacted to the failure of Super Eagles to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The Minister also condemned in totally acts of vandalism on the facilities inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja after the Super Eagles versus Ghana encounter. He said: “We drew 0-0 in Kumasi and drew 1-1 here Read More

Aftermath of World Cup playoff: FG inaugurates committee to investigate vandalism on Abuja stadium, vows punitive measures (PICTURES)

April 1, 2022 Editor 0

The federal government on Thursday inaugurated an investigative committee to unravel the circumstances leading to the vandalisation of the Moshood Abiola Stadium and recommend measures to forestall recurrence. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, while inaugurating the committee led by DIG Sanni Mohammed (Retd) noted that while the failure of Nigeria to qualify for the Qatar 2022 Read More