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Wilfred Ndidi motivated to thrive at Leicester City amid Arsenal interest

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Alex Iwobi understands how Arsenal fans are ‘feeling’ after ‘very disappointing’ derby loss

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Hail To The Igwe: Arsenal Legend Thierry Henry Crowned ‘King Of Football’ At Event In Nigeria (Photos)

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To add to his already lengthy CV, Thierry Henry can now legitimately claim to be the 'King of Football' after being anointed as such at an event in Nigeria at the weekend.

Thanks largely to Nwankwu Kanu, Arsenal retain a large and fervent following in Nigeria with fellow ex-Gunner Henry also held in deity-like regard among fans.

Will England regret missing out on Arsenal’s Iwobi?

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Arsene Wenger insists that England are to blame for missing out on Alex Iwobi, and the Arsenal youngster is now impressing for Nigeria instead. The 21 year-old broke into Arsene Wenger's first-team squad in 2015, and is growing into a well-rounded midfield talent. Iwobi recently scored the winning goal to send his country to next [.

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Moses gives Nigeria surprise victory in Poland

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Chelsea winger Victor Moses won and converted a harshly awarded penalty to give Nigeria a surprise 1-0 win in Poland on Friday in a World Cup warm-up.

Moses fell after the merest of touches before calmly stroking the ball into the corner of the net as Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski barely moved in Wroclaw.

Moses gives Nigeria surprise victory in Poland

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Chelsea winger Victor Moses won and converted a harshly awarded penalty to give Nigeria a surprise 1-0 win in Poland on Friday in a World Cup warm-up.

Moses fell after the merest of touches before calmly stroking the ball into the corner of the net as Polish goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski barely moved in Wroclaw.

Football: Olisadebe relishing Poland-Nigeria friendly

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria and Poland’s World Cup warm-up this week will provide vital experience for both sides as the finals approach, former international striker Emmanuel Olisadebe said Thursday.

Olisadebe was born in Nigeria but made 25 appearances for Poland, including at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

Football: Olisadebe relishing Poland-Nigeria friendly

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria and Poland’s World Cup warm-up this week will provide vital experience for both sides as the finals approach, former international striker Emmanuel Olisadebe said Thursday.

Olisadebe was born in Nigeria but made 25 appearances for Poland, including at the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

El Kaabi hits ninth goal as Morocco whip Nigeria

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Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) – Ayoub el Kaabi scored his ninth goal of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) as Morocco became the first hosts to triumph by thrashing 10-man Nigeria 4-0 Sunday in a Casablanca downpour.

With Nigeria in disarray and the match long over as a contest, the previously little known striker completed his record-extending goal haul by firing into the net from close range.

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 to face former CHAN champions Libya

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria were grouped with former title-holders Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea when the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) draw was made in Rabat Friday.

The Nigerians are making a third consecutive appearance in the biennial tournament for home-based footballers, which Morocco will stage between January 12 and February 4.

Nigeria to face former CHAN champions Libya

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria were grouped with former title-holders Libya, Rwanda and Equatorial Guinea when the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) draw was made in Rabat Friday.

The Nigerians are making a third consecutive appearance in the biennial tournament for home-based footballers, which Morocco will stage between January 12 and February 4.

Aguero taken to hospital after fainting

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Moscow (AFP) – Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was rushed to a local hospital in Krasnodar after he fainted in Argentina’s dressing room during half-time of Tuesday’s friendly with Nigeria, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed.

“Aguero suffered a lypothymia (fainting without loss of consciousness), which is why he was transferred to hospital for routine tests as a precaution,” the AFA said in a statement.

Aguero taken to hospital after fainting

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Moscow (AFP) – Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was rushed to a local hospital in Krasnodar after he fainted in Argentina’s dressing room during half-time of Tuesday’s friendly with Nigeria, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) confirmed.

“Aguero suffered a lypothymia (fainting without loss of consciousness), which is why he was transferred to hospital for routine tests as a precaution,” the AFA said in a statement.

Iwobi inspires Nigeria fightback to stun Argentina

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Moscow (AFP) – Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria stunned Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar on Tuesday, while Sergio Aguero was reportedly taken to hospital after fainting in the dressing room.

Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega and Manchester City striker Aguero fired Argentina, playing without the rested Lionel Messi, into a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes.

Iwobi inspires Nigeria fightback to stun Argentina

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Moscow (AFP) – Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria stunned Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar on Tuesday, while Sergio Aguero was reportedly taken to hospital after fainting in the dressing room.

Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega and Manchester City striker Aguero fired Argentina, playing without the rested Lionel Messi, into a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes.

Aguero hospitalised after fainting – report

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Moscow (AFP) – Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was rushed to a local hospital in Krasnodar after he fainted in Argentina’s dressing room during half-time of Tuesday’s friendly with Nigeria, local media reported.

Aguero, who scored the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Russia on Saturday, netted his team’s second goal against Nigeria in the 36th minute in Krasnodar before he was replaced at the break.

Aguero hospitalised after fainting – report

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Moscow (AFP) – Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero was rushed to a local hospital in Krasnodar after he fainted in Argentina’s dressing room during half-time of Tuesday’s friendly with Nigeria, local media reported.

Aguero, who scored the winner in Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Russia on Saturday, netted his team’s second goal against Nigeria in the 36th minute in Krasnodar before he was replaced at the break.

Iwobi inspires Nigeria fightback to stun Argentina

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Moscow (AFP) – Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria stunned two-time former World Cup winners Argentina by recovering from two goals down to win 4-2 in Krasnodar on Tuesday.

Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero fired Argentina, playing without the rested Lionel Messi, into a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes.

Iwobi inspires Nigeria fightback to stun Argentina

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Moscow (AFP) – Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria stunned two-time former World Cup winners Argentina by recovering from two goals down to win 4-2 in Krasnodar on Tuesday.

Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero fired Argentina, playing without the rested Lionel Messi, into a 2-0 lead after 36 minutes.

Algeria convert soft penalty to hold Nigeria

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Constantine (Algeria) (AFP) – Yacine Brahimi won and converted a harshly-awarded late penalty to rescue a 1-1 draw for Algeria against already-qualified Nigeria Friday in a World Cup Africa zone Group B dead-rubber.

The Gabonese referee ruled that Abdullahi Shehu fouled Brahimi as he moved into the box in Constantine, but big-screen replays suggested otherwise.

Abraham has no regrets about Nigeria snub

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation.

Abraham’s father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian federation president Amaju Pinnick, who claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the west African country.

Abraham has no regrets about Nigeria snub

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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – New England call-up Tammy Abraham says he never considered playing for Nigeria at international level despite repeated overtures from the Nigerian Football Federation.

Abraham’s father is Nigerian and a childhood friend of Nigerian federation president Amaju Pinnick, who claimed in September that Abraham had decided to play for the west African country.

Iwobi sends Nigeria to Russia, Ghana eliminated

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Abuja (AFP) – Alex Iwobi’s goal saw Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, while Ghana were eliminated in the qualifiers.

A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Super Eagles a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare.

Iwobi sends Nigeria to Russia, Ghana eliminated

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Abuja (AFP) – Alex Iwobi’s goal saw Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, while Ghana were eliminated in the qualifiers.

A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Super Eagles a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare.

Arsenal’s Iwobi fires Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

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Abuja (AFP) – Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 African qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday.

The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B.

Arsenal’s Iwobi fires Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

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Abuja (AFP) – Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 African qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday.

The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B.

Nigeria on the brink of World Cup

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria host Zambia in their penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday knowing that victory would secure a sixth finals appearance since first qualifying in 1994.

The 2-1 win in the reverse fixture in Ndola 12 months ago helped get the country behind a team who had failed to feature at back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria on the brink of World Cup

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Abuja (AFP) – Nigeria host Zambia in their penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday knowing that victory would secure a sixth finals appearance since first qualifying in 1994.

The 2-1 win in the reverse fixture in Ndola 12 months ago helped get the country behind a team who had failed to feature at back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria’s Moses says doesn’t pick and choose

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Abuja (AFP) – Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country.

Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age-grade levels.

Nigeria’s Moses says doesn’t pick and choose

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Abuja (AFP) – Chelsea star Victor Moses has dismissed suggestions he picks and chooses the games he plays for Nigeria, insisting he always wants to be fit before appearing for his country.

Moses, 26, made his Nigeria debut in 2012 when he changed his international allegiance after representing England at various age-grade levels.

Draw moves Nigeria closer to World Cup

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Nigeria survived a late Cameroon onslaught to draw 1-1 in Yaounde Monday and move closer to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Moses Simon put Nigeria ahead on 30 minutes and substitute Vincent Aboubakar equalised from a 75th-minute penalty at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo to spark a rally by the hosts.

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If You Like Gaudy Green Flock Wallpaper, You’re Going To Love Nigeria’s New World Cup Training Kit (Leaked Photos)

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It's more than a little galling that while Nike are perfectly content to furnish England with yet another generic dullard of a shirt, they appear to have provided Nigeria with a truly stunning collection of retina-jangling World Cup fare.

Indeed, leaked images of the Nike training/travelling kit that the Super Eagles will be wearing in Russia this coming summer and put it this way: it's unlikely to be surpassed between now and the start of the tournament.

Tweets and Photos: Chelsea players celebrate World Cup qualification with Nigeria

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Chelsea's Nigerian contingent booked their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 win over Zambia yesterday. Victor Moses played in the match,...

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Where to find Nigeria vs. Zambia World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Nigeria vs. Zambia in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

Nigeria can qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a win against Zambia. But if the Super Eagles tie the match against Zambia, Nigeria will need to get a result against Algeria in their game next week, which will be a much tougher haul.

Where to find Nigeria vs. Zambia World Cup qualifier on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Nigeria vs. Zambia in the World Cup qualifier, you’ve come to the right place.

Nigeria can qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a win against Zambia. But if the Super Eagles tie the match against Zambia, Nigeria will need to get a result against Algeria in their game next week, which will be a much tougher haul.

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Futbolista africano del año

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El egipcio Mohamed Salah recibió el premio al Futbolista Africano del Año que desde 1992 concede la Confederación Africana de Fútbol. Este reconocimiento valora el rendimiento de los jugadores continentales a lo largo de todo el año, tanto en sus clubes como con las selecciones nacionales.

Africanos en la Copa Libertadores

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Por PABLO ARO GERALDES

Si Sudamérica es el semillero del fútbol mundial, se hace verdaderamente difícil que en su máximo torneo, la principal vidriera que Europa observa con detalle, aparezcan figuras extracontinentales.

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S2 has reportedly signed Nigerian left back

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Ibrahim Usman is said to be on his way to Washington this week.

Reports out of Nigeria state the Seattle Sounders have just signed 18-year-old left back, Ibrahim Usman. Nigerian football news outlet, Own Goal Nigeria, put out a report today stating that Usman is making the move from Eco FC to S2.