Jonathan reveals what Nigeria owes Abdulsalmi Abubakar

Jonathan reveals what Nigeria owes Abdulsalmi Abubakar

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated ex-military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.), on his 76 birthday. Jonathan described Abubakar as a great patriot and a man of peace, who “mid-wife” the shortest but most successful transition of power from the military to a democratically elected civilian. In his goodwill message signed by his Spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan said Nigeria owed Abubakar a debt of gratitude. He said, “May you be blessed because just…

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2018 World Cup: Only ‘tactics’ will decide Nigeria, Croatia clash – Mikel Obi

2018 World Cup: Only ‘tactics’ will decide Nigeria, Croatia clash – Mikel Obi

Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has stated that Nigeria’s Group D first match against Croatia at the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be a game of ‘tactics’. Mikel believes that only tactics will decide which team will come out victorious when both sides clash on Saturday at the Kaliningrad Stadium. The former Chelsea midfielder, however, said the Eagles will make sure they approach the game with a strategy that will make them have…

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2018 World Cup: Victor Moses warns Super Eagles’ teammates ahead of Nigeria, Croatia clash

2018 World Cup: Victor Moses warns Super Eagles’ teammates ahead of Nigeria, Croatia clash

Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses has warned Gernot Rohr’s men that they cannot afford to lose their 2018 World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday at the Kaliningrad Stadium. According to Moses, the Eagles first game against Zlatko Dalić’s men will be the most important game of Group D that will determine whether or not the Rohr’s side will progress to the next round. The 27-year-old, however, admitted that the three times African champions can…

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World Cup 2018: Okocha, Kanu, Oliseh, others for honour in Russia

World Cup 2018: Okocha, Kanu, Oliseh, others for honour in Russia

Past and serving Super Eagles players led by the duo of Austine Jay Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu are set to be rewarded for their service to Nigeria at the on-going FIFA World Cup in Russia. According to Kalkani Entertainment, Moscow and Grand Explorers Production, Dublin, organisers of the awards billed for 24th June 2018 at the Main Entrance of the Arti-Hall Concert, the ceremony is in recognition of Super Eagles legends, as well as…

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2018 World Cup: Mikel picks favourite country to lift trophy, bows for Messi

2018 World Cup: Mikel picks favourite country to lift trophy, bows for Messi

Captain of the Nigerian national team, John Obi Mikel, has tipped Argentina to lift this year’s World Cup in Russia. The Super Eagles are in Group D of the competition alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia. When asked which teams are the favourites for the World Cup Mikel picked the South American giants. He said his choice lies in the fact that they have Lionel Messi in their squad. “We (Nigeria) are underdogs and we believe…

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2018 World Cup: Siasia identifies biggest problem in Super Eagles

2018 World Cup: Siasia identifies biggest problem in Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has identified goalkeeping as the major issue in the Nigerian squad as Nigeria prepares to kick-start their World Cup campaign against Croatia. “I am so worried about the goalkeeping because it has always been Francis Uzoho in goal throughout the warm-up games,” Siasia told SuperSports. He said in case the 19-year-old goalkeeper gets injured Nigeria will be in a difficult situation being the only one tested during the warm…

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Nigeria vs Croatia: Perisic reveals why they must beat Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Croatia: Perisic reveals why they must beat Super Eagles

Croatia winger, Ivan Perisic has said his side must beat Nigeria on Saturday if they are serious about advancing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Europeans face the Super Eagles in their opening Group D fixture on Saturday in Kaliningrad from 8pm Nigerian time. “Victory over Nigeria would give us confidence and it would be easier for us to continue in the competition. “We respect Nigeria, who regularly qualifies for big competitions, but…

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Mane speaks on leaving Liverpool for Real Madrid

Mane speaks on leaving Liverpool for Real Madrid

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane has insisted he is happy at Anfield, despite speculation linking him with a move to Real Madrid this summer. Mane, however, refused to rule out a move to the side he believes are the “best in the world” in his quest for trophies. The Senegal star scored Liverpool’s equalizer in the Champions League final against Real last month, but they ended up losing 3-1 to the LaLiga giants. In the aftermath,…

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2018 World Cup: Reactions as Psychic pig predicts Nigeria for semi-final

2018 World Cup: Reactions as Psychic pig predicts Nigeria for semi-final

Marcus, the famous psychic pig that predicted President Donald Trump’s victory, has picked Nigeria, Argentina as semi-finalists for the 2018 World Cup. The black micro pig had previously guessed correctly the winner of the 2014 World Cup and the Wimbledon tennis finals by picking apples. It even predicted that Donald Trump would win the US presidential election against Hilary Clinton. Now, Mystic Marcus has predicted the semi-finalists for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The…

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Nigeria vs Croatia: Rohr gives injury update, begs Russians to support Super Eagles

Nigeria vs Croatia: Rohr gives injury update, begs Russians to support Super Eagles

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has given an update on the injury suffered by Tyronne Ebuehi in training on Tuesday. Rohr confirmed that the defender has not sustained a broken nose and commended the doctors for a good job. “Yesterday, we had a little shock in camp. Tyronne Ebuehi had a nose injury. It was not a broken nose. The doctors did a good job. “The treatment was okay. Aside from that…

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