Nigerian Soccer

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Dec 14th, 2012
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Nigerian national team head coach Stephen Keshi is more worried – if not scared – to face the African Champions, Zambia, at the 2013 Africa Nations Cup (Afcon) group stage match at Mbombela stadium on January 25. However, his consolation is that the other two teams in Group C, Burkina Fas...
By benim
In News
Aug 22nd, 2011
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Ten days after he was last seen, Michael Obi, the father of Chelsea and Ni­ger­ian national soccer star John Obi Mikel was found alive in the Ni­ger­ian city of Kano. The father of Chelsea star John Obi Mikel was rescued from his captors 10 days after he was abducted. (DARREN STAPLES – REUTERS)...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 26th, 2011
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There has been a twist in the death of former Eagles’ defender, Uche Okafor as the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) claimed in a report yesterday that the player was murdered. Uche was found hanging at his Dallas, Texas home earlier this month and a preliminary report by the Dallas police ruled tha...
By benim
In Nigeria
Jan 13th, 2011
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Nigeria football legend, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has been explaining the reasons behind his shock decision to accept his appointment into the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Okocha had previously refused to attend meetings of the committee prompting chairman, Chris Green t...
By benim
In Nigerian Soccer
Jan 12th, 2011
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West Bromwich Albion are hoping Peter Odemwingie will be able to shake off an ankle injury in time for Saturday’s game against Blackpool. Odemwingie has endured various injury troubles since joining the Baggies from Lokomotiv Moscow last summer and has already been sidelined by knee and calf co...
By benim
In Nigerian Soccer
Jan 12th, 2011
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Victor Moses is ready to pledge his future to Nigeria, IndepthAfrica.com understands. The Wigan starlet has impressed at the DW Stadium since moving to the club from Crystal Palace almost 12 months ago. Moses, who is currently sidelined with a dislocated shoulder, is an England Under 21 international...
By benim
In Nigerian Soccer
Jan 7th, 2011
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Uche Okafor, a former Nigeria defender who helped his national football team win the African Cup of Nations in 1994 and was twice a member of the country’s World Cup squad, was found dead in his Texas home, police said on Friday. He was 43. Okafor’s body was discovered on Thursday afterno...
By benim
In News
Jan 4th, 2011
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Nigerian-born players Shola Ameobi and Nedum Onuoha have agreed to play for Nigeria. Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi and Sunderland defender Nedum Onuoha held talks with Nigeria coach Samson Siasia and agreed to launch their international careers with the Super Eagles, but further details were still t...
By benim
In Nigerian Soccer
Jan 4th, 2011
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Manchester City’s preparations for its Premier League match at title rival Arsenal have been overshadowed by a training ground fight between Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor. Photo published by Mirror The website of the Daily Mirror newspaper published pictures showing the teammates involved in...
By benim
In News
Dec 24th, 2010
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Coach Samson Siasia will lead a largely home-based Super Eagles to an invitational tournament in the United States of America, taking place February 12-20, 2011. Organizers of the United States president’s day celebration soccer invitational tournament, the Green Soccer Bowl, have confirmed Nigeria a...