Showing posts with label Nigeria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nigeria. Show all posts

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Nwankwo Kanu

Nwankwo Kanu cartoon caricature
Nigeria star Nwankwo Kanu

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Taribo West

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Super Eagles book World Cup spot

Nigeria are one of the latest teams to have booked their place at next summer's World Cup following a 2-0 victory over Ethiopia on Saturday.

The Super Eagles secured their spot in Brazil thanks to Victor Moses' penalty and Victor Obinna's late free-kick.

Stephen Keshi's men will also be joined by Ivory Coast, who eased to a 4-1 aggregate victory over Senegal.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00

Thursday, October 10, 2013

African nations set for World Cup 2014 war

Saturday and Sunday sees the first legs of the final qualification round for the African nations as we gear towards World Cup 2014.

The first set of fixtures sees The Stallions (Burkina Faso) host The Desert Warriors (Algeria), while The Elephants (Ivory Coast) welcome The Lions of Teranga (Senegal) in Abidjan.

On Sunday The Black Lions (Ethiopia) take on The Super Eagles (Nigeria), The Eagles of Carthage (Tunisia) face The Indomitable Lions (Cameroon) and The Black Stars (Ghana) draw swords with The Pharaohs (Egypt).

All in all it promises to be colourful and entertaining at the very least.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 09:49

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Running scared: Tahiti & Nigeria get ready for Spain test

Nigeria thumped Tahiti 6-1 in Monday's Confederations Cup clash but a far tougher test awaits both nations before Group B reaches its conclusion.

Far from being bullish about their chances, both sides could be forgiven for packing up and heading home early ahead of their respective fixtures against the might of Spain - world and European champions no less.

Vicente del Bosque's powerhouse kicked off their campaign in Brazil with a 2-1 win over Uruguay and will expect to take maximum points from their final two group games. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Football's biggest names land in Brazil ahead of Confederations Cup

With the World Cup under a year away, host nation Brazil stage the 2013 Confederations Cup with the rest of the world set to get a glimpse of what the country has to offer.

The hosts kick off proceedings on Saturday evening against Japan, with the likes of Oscar, David Luiz, Hulk and Neymar all expected to be in action.

And if that game alone does not boast enough big names, Spain have a star cast including Juan Mata, Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta, Italy have Mario Balotelli and Andrea Pirlo, and Uruguay boast Edinson Cavani and, of course, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Super Eagles soar after Afcon victory

Nigeria were crowned Africa Cup of Nations champions on Sunday.

Sunday Mba scored a stunning goal to clinch a 1-0 victory for the Super Eagles over Burkina Faso.

Chelsea star Victor Moses was named player of the tournament and Jon Obi Mikel was declared man of the match as Nigeria claimed their first Africa Cup of Nations since 1994. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rashidi Yekini's hearty celebration

It came as rude shock when the news was announced that Nigeria's record goals scorer Rashidi Yekini had died on Friday, May 4.

The man who almost single-handedly qualified the Super Eagles for their maiden World Cup in 1994 had died in ignominy, away from the klieg lights that heralded his playing days. The 1993 African footballer of the year led the Super Eagles to win the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia where he scored five goals.
Perhaps the most memorable of all his record 37 international goals is that which he scored in Nigeria's first game at the World Cup, USA '94. It was a just reward that Yekini would score the country's first ever goal on the biggest stage of all and he celebrated by running into the goals, grabbed the net and screamed into the Dallas air.

The powerful man was all heart...