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June 3, 2014 3:41 PM Oduamadi and Mba wax philosophical at missing World Cup

Midfielders Nnamdi Oduamadi and Sunday Mba have gone philosophical in handling their non-inclusion in Nigeria’s final World Cup squad. Coach Stephen Keshi dropped the duo alongside Victor Obinna, Ejike Uzoenyi, Daniel Akpeyi, Joel Obi and Nosa Igiebor from his 23-man squad that will play in Brazil in an announcement that came as a chock to many fans. Mba, scorer 32

June 3, 2014 2:33 PM Keshi bewilders with Nigeria World Cup squad

Super Eagles fans were left surprised by their coach’s selections for this summer's tournament in Brazil, but can Goal make sense of the decisions? If someone had said at the beginning of the year that Uche Nwofor would be in Nigeria’s final squad of 23 for the World Cup, it would have appeared, at best, unlikely. If someone had predicted, when Stephen 40

June 3, 2014 2:17 PM World Cup team preview: Nigeria

The Eagles impressed in their opening forays in the competition in 1994 and 1998, qualifying for the second round on both occasions but things have not gone as smoothly since. The have took just two points in their last eight games at the finals and will need to drastically improve on that record. Their manager Stephen Keshi has earned a fearsome reputation 28

June 2, 2014 11:12 AM Germany & Portugal Will Qualify In Group D-Mourinho

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho has tipped Germany and Portugal to qualify from group G ahead of Ghana and the United State of America to the round of 16 at this year’s summer World Cup in Brazil. Mourinho who is a yahoo global football ambassador navigates through the clear favorites and the tougher calls of the group stage with the same way most fans do: by backing 43

May 31, 2014 4:50 AM Nigeria Sports World Cup Update: Keshi admits knowing what Eagles squad will look like in Brazil

Discussion in 'Sports News' started by Babalola Oluwatomiwa, May 31, 2014 at 5:46 AM. The coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Stephen Keshi has revealed that he already knows the set of players who will make his final 23-man squad to the 2014 World Cup, but insisted he will wait till the last minute before announcing it. Keshi said this after the team had their 42

May 30, 2014 11:32 PM Final 23-man squad: Keshi keeps his cards close

The trainer looks set to wait till deadline day before announcing his final team even though he says he knows those players that will make the squad and those to be dropped. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has said he already knows his final 23-man squad for the World Cup but would wait till June 2 before unveiling the list. The Super Eagles drew 2-2 with Scotland 39

May 30, 2014 6:26 AM Nigeria: Eagles Say Keshi Will Sweat to Pick Final Squad

After the Super Eagles pulsating 2-2 draw against the Tartan Army of Scotland at the Craven Cottage in London on Wednesday, players of the World Cup bound team have started to take stock of what may be in the coming days with many of them saying they don't envy Coach Stephen Keshi at this very difficult period. Team Skipper, Joseph Yobo, said at the post match 43

May 28, 2014 6:35 PM Observations in Green and White - Part 1

A lot has been said regarding the list with almost every Eagle fan lending a boisterous voice to the conversation as they examined who made and didn’t make the end cut to Nigeria’s submission for the 2014 World Cup. Now considering the fact that in Nigeria this actually may translate into almost everybody, it means that at any given time in the last two weeks 58

May 28, 2014 7:53 AM Nigeria: How I Escaped Jos Blasts - Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi says he feels fortunate to be alive after he narrowly avoided last week's bombings in the city of Jos. The blasts at a crowded bus terminal and market killed at least 118 people. Onazi, 21, who was born in Jos, had just left the popular Jos Main Market last Tuesday, when the first blast rocked the area. The midfielder, who plays for Italian 51

May 27, 2014 4:51 PM Oduamadi arrives Eagles camp, Mba yet to arrive

Nnamdi Oduamadi arrived the Super Eagles camp on Tuesday afternoon as the team continues preparation for the 2014 Fifa World Cup with a friendly match against Scotland on Wednesday. The Varese player who missed the team’s first training session due to hitches with his travel documents apologised for arriving late. Meanwhile, the players have been talking 33