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Russia 2018: Germany coach Loew rates Morocco higher than Nigeria

Germany Coach, Joachim Loew sees Morocco as the most dangerous team from Africa going to the World Cup despite the fact that Nigeria was the first team to make it to Russia from the continent. Sharing his expectations of the World Cup yesterday, the coach of the reigning world champions …

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Nigeria’s Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires aged 35

Former Nigeria international striker Yakubu  Aiyegbeni has retired from football at the age of 35. In almost a decade in English football, between January 2003 and June 2012, Yakubu scored 114 times in 293 league appearances, mostly in the top flight. He averaged nearly a goal every other game at …

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Oliseh to share in Nigeria’s 2018 World Cup bonus – Starr Fm

Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh is to share in the $3 million qualifying bonus the NFF have agreed to pay the country’s team. His backroom staff are also expected to benefit from this windfall. Oliseh led Nigeria to beat Swaziland 2-0 on aggregate in a second round elimination game …

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles to each earn $15k a-win – Starr Fm

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will pocket $15,000 each for a win in the group stage of next year’s World Cup in Russia. This followed the meeting between the Eagles, their officials and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Russia, where an agreement was firmed up as regards bonuses, …

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Nigeria not seeded – Starr Fm

Nigeria are not among the top four seeds for  the 2018  CHAN in Morocco, according to a draw procedure announced by the CAF on Wednesday. The draw ceremony takes place    in Rabat on Friday. The top seeds are hosts Morocco, Angola,  Ivory Coast  and Libya. Nigeria are in Pot 2 …

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Akufo-Addo statue to be unveiled in Nigeria – Starr Fm

The Governor of Imo state in Nigeria, Rochas Okorocha is set to commission a statue of President Akufo-Addo in Owerri. Okorocha, popularly called ‘Rochas”, is a reported billionaire and colorful character who has governed Imo state in the southeast of Nigeria, since 2011. He is well known for his education …

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How Nigeria Super Eagles defeated Argentina 4-2 – Starr Fm

Amkar Perm versatile defender Brian Idowu scored on his debut, Alex Iwobi hit a brace and Kelechi Iheanacho fired in a menacing free-kick as the Super Eagles came from behind to beat two-time world champions Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday. Lionel Messi was absent …

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NFF, Super Eagles Sign World Cup Allowances, Bonuses Agreement – Starr Fm

A binding agreement regarding Nigeria’s preparation and participation at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia was signed in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday morning between the Nigeria Football Federation and the Super Eagles, the NFF announced in a press release on Tuesday. The meeting to …

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Aguero rushed to hospital – Starr Fm

Sergio Aguero was taken to hospital after fainting at half-time in Argentina’s friendly defeat against Nigeria, the Argentine Football Federation announced, telegraph.co.uk reports. The Man City striker scored after 36 minutes in Krasnodar, Russia, to put Argentina 2-0 ahead, but did not come out for the second half and was …

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