Gernot Rohr

Nigeria

Coach Rohr signs new Nigeria deal

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has been given a new two-year contract after guiding the country to the World Cup finals, the country’s football association announced on Tuesday.

“He has done very well and does not need to go into the World Cup uncertain of his future,” said Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Coach Rohr signs new Nigeria deal

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has been given a new two-year contract after guiding the country to the World Cup finals, the country’s football association announced on Tuesday.

“He has done very well and does not need to go into the World Cup uncertain of his future,” said Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Nigeria lose goalkeeper Akpeyi to injury

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will miss Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo with injury, coach Gernot Rohr said on Wednesday.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa from Nigerian club FC Ifeanyi Ubah will now start the game, while Dele Ajiboye from Plateau United has been handed a late invitation to the squad in the absence of South-Africa based Akpeyi.

Nigeria lose goalkeeper Akpeyi to injury

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi will miss Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo with injury, coach Gernot Rohr said on Wednesday.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa from Nigerian club FC Ifeanyi Ubah will now start the game, while Dele Ajiboye from Plateau United has been handed a late invitation to the squad in the absence of South-Africa based Akpeyi.

Nigeria could shun London after visa hassle – Rohr

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria could avoid playing friendlies in London from now on because of problems obtaining visas for staff and players, coach Gernot Rohr has said.

The Super Eagles played Senegal at non-league Barnet’s ground in north London last Friday, drawing 1-1, but a second scheduled match against Burkina Faso on Monday had to be called off.

Nigeria could shun London after visa hassle – Rohr

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria could avoid playing friendlies in London from now on because of problems obtaining visas for staff and players, coach Gernot Rohr has said.

The Super Eagles played Senegal at non-league Barnet’s ground in north London last Friday, drawing 1-1, but a second scheduled match against Burkina Faso on Monday had to be called off.

Nigeria omit bereaved Ighalo, teammate Success in

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Abuja (AFP) Watford striker Odion Ighalo has been excused from Nigeria's World Cup qualifier in Zambia to attend his father's funeral, but club team-mate Isaac Success has been handed a first call-up.

Ighalo will bury his late father in Nigeria on October 8, a day before the away clash in Ndola.

John Obi Mikel

Chelsea Roundup: International manager confirms advanced negotiations for midfielder, January move likely

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is closing in on a move away from Stamford Bridge.

The 29-year-old Nigerian international has been a squad player for the Blues ever since he joined them and is ready to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football now.

Nigerian manager Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the Chelsea midfielder is in advanced negotiations with French club Marseille and a January transfer is very much on the cards.

Chelsea midfielder confirms he will be leaving the club.

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John Obi Mikel has confirmed that he will be leaving Chelsea but at this stage it's unclear if that will be at the end of the season or as early as January.

As have seen over the years, Mikel is someone that divides opinion amongst the Chelsea faithful. Some people would have him in their team purely for his defensive instincts and his ability to be in the right place at the right time.