News - 2018 FIFA world cup

Super Eagles World Cup Preparation To Gulp N3bn

1 week ago /
Sports  

Minister of youth and sports development Solomon Dalung has assured Nigerians of government's determination to assisting the super eagles stage a successful outing in the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia.  Speaking to state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja, Dalung said...

FG Hails Super Eagles World Cup Qualification

4 weeks ago /
Nation  Sports  

The federal executive council has received with excitement, news of Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA world cup to be hosted by Russia.  The council also expressed happiness over the improved form of the super eagles which saw them defeat Argentina by four goals to two in an international friendly game...

President Buhari congratulates Super Eagles

2 months ago /
Nation  Sports  

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the super eagles on their victory Saturday over the Chipolopolo of Zambia at the Godswill Akpabio international stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. The president, who described the hard-earned victory as “very sweet, soothing and a 57th independence anniversary gift to the nation,” applauded the nation’s senior men’s...

FIFA Ranking: Eagles Crash

3 months ago /
Sports  

Three time African champions, the Super Eagles have crashed six places in the latest FIFA ranking. The Gerrot Rohr side dropped to forty-fourth spot on the log. Despite their impressive run on the Russia 2018 FIFA world cup qualifying series. On the continent, the eagles are ranked fifth best team behind Egypt, Tunisia,...

World Cup Qualifier: Sports Minister Dalung Sure Of Eagles Victory

3 months ago /
Sports  

Minister of sports and youth development Solomon Dalung says Nigeria is expecting nothing short of victory in Friday’s 2018 world cup qualifier football encounter between the super eagles of Nigeria and the indomitable lions of Cameroon. The sports minister told state house correspondents on Wednesday at the Aso Rock villa in...

Renewed NFF Crisis Threatens Nigeria’s Russia 2018 W’Cup Chances

5 months ago /
Sports  

Unless elders of the country wade into the renewed crisis over the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the nation may not realize its ambition of hoisting its flag at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. FIFA at the weekend banned Sudan and Guinea from all its activities following alleged...

Lionel Messi Suspended For Four Games After Ranting At Official

8 months ago /
Sports  

FIFA have banned Lionel Messi for four international matches after finding the player guilty of verbally abusing an assistant referee. The world governing body issued a statement on its official website confirming its decision after the incident, which occurred as Messi featured against Chile for his country. The statement read: The FIFA Disciplinary Committee – in application...

South African National Football Coach Sacked

11 months ago /
International News 

South Africa’s national football coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba has been fired a month after he was caught on film angrily remonstrating with football association officials after a match. According to South Africa's News24, Mashaba was initially suspended by the SAFA after allegedly insulting association president, Danny Jordaan in public following Bafana...

Super Eagles Will Qualify for Gabon 2017 and Russia 2018 - pinnick

1 year ago /
Sports  

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, has expressed confidence that the senior men national team, Super Eagles, will qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The qualification series for the 2017 Cup of Nations (to be hosted by Gabon) will be...

Super Eagles will qualify for AFCON, World Cup, says Pinnick

1 year ago /
Nation  Sports  

Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick is confident that the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The qualifiers for the 2017 Cup of Nations (to be hosted by Gabon) will be concluded in September 2016, while the qualifiers for...