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March 24, 2014 3:08 PM USA To Test West African Style With Nigeria

Ghana’s World Cup opponents, the United States of American will play the Super Eagles of Nigeria on June 7 at Everbank Field in Jacksonville, Florida in their final friendly before leaving for Brazil. The U.S. intends to play three friendlies on home soil in late May and early June to prepare for the tournament. The first is expected to be on the west coast 52

March 12, 2014 12:20 PM $100,000 bonus for Nigeria players if they win the World Cup

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's footballers could earn more than $100,000 each if they become the first African team to win the World Cup this year. The figure pales into insignificance compared to the $800,000-plus given by Spain to its players who won the 2010 cup however. And Nigeria's players are already angry about unpaid prizes from last year's African 60

March 8, 2014 8:09 PM First Lady To Lead Peace Concert Today

Worried over the spate of killings in the North Eastern part of the country, the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, today has flagged-off of a national youth peace concert in Abuja. weekend major event gathered that the concert, according to its planning committee, is targeted at enlightening youths from all over the country on the benefits 60

March 7, 2014 2:16 AM Balogun enjoying Nigeria experience

Balogun enjoying Nigeria experience Leon Balogun suffered a fracture minutes into his international debut and could be out for as much as eight weeks, but the full-back says he has enjoyed the experience. Balogun was called up as replacement for injured captain Joseph Yobo, but tumbled over the advertising hoarding within minutes of replacing Efe Ambrose 53

March 6, 2014 1:42 PM Ghana’s Brazil 2014 budget sparks controversy

Law Professor, H. Kwasi Prempeh says Ghanaians must demand accountability from the government on the budget for the country’s participation in the 2014 World Cup. The gold and cocoa producing West African country of 25 million people spent US$19.5 million for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. An estimated amount of US$20 million dollars is being bandied 59

March 5, 2014 5:04 PM Fake Eagles World Cup Jersey Out

The House of Representatives Committee on Sports have criticized the colour of the recently unveiled Nigeria national team jersey and threatened to carry out a probe to ascertain why the traditional colours were not selected by the manufacturers. Chairman of the Committee, Godfrey Ali Gaiya, while expressing his dissatisfaction with the new jersey faulted 41

February 17, 2014 1:37 AM Key football officials to attend seminar

Five officials of the Super Eagles and two members of staff of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), departed Nigeria on Sunday for a World Cup seminar in Brazil. A statement issued by Ben Alaiya, the Super Eagles’ Media Officer, said the seven persons would take part in a FIFA- organised seminar for the 2014 World Cup. Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles 40

February 15, 2014 11:00 PM Nigeria Coach Rated Best Tactical Genius

The national soccer coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Stephen Okechukwu Keshi has been rated as the best tactical genius of 2013 by Jonathan Wilson of the Bleacher Report. But why? During the press conference after Nigeria had beaten Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations quarter-final in February, Mark Gleeson—the doyen of South African football 59

February 1, 2014 7:31 PM Keshi pleased with Chan outing

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi pleased with general performance After claiming bronze against Zimbabwe in the African Nations Championship, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi says he is pleased with the general performance of the squad he took to South Africa. Keshi's Super Eagles failed to make the African Nations Championship Final after losing on penalties 54

January 24, 2014 11:42 AM CHAN 2014: Nigeria and Ghana in quarter-final action

Posted On Friday, 24th January 2014 Nigeria and Ghana are in line for a semi-final clash at the African Nations Championship in South Africa if both can win their quarter-final clashes this weekend. The local Super Eagles take on Morocco in Cape Town in the first of the last eight games on Saturday. On Sunday, Gabon face Libya in Polokwane before Ghana 97