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UCL/UEL: Nigerian Players Lighting Up Europe’s Top Club Competitions

Advertisement Ayo Mathew INCASE YOU MISSED IT – Nigerian players Abroad Advertisement The UEFA Champions league, some say is the league of “big boys”, a league where the biggest players in Europe thrive and shine. The competition is an illustrious and glamorous one and some Nigerian players also share in that spotlight as we see …

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The Goalsfather! How Super Eagles of Nigeria legend Rashidi Yekini got his nickname 1

The Goalsfather! How Super Eagles of Nigeria legend Rashidi Yekini got his nickname

Advertisement Interview by Mumini Alao (December 1993) This is the first story where Rashidi Yekini was called GOALSFATHER. The nickname was coined by the reporter, MUMINI ALAO, as headline of an interview published in the December 1993 edition of COMPLETE FOOTBALL magazine. BBC Africa Radio programme Fast Track promoted the iconic nickname and it became …

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LOVE FOR LIVERPOOL, KISS DANIEL; PLUS 5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT MADUKA OKOYE

Advertisement The goalkeeping department of the Super Eagles has been a major challenge in recent times with many pundits considering it as the weakest link in the team. Francis Uzoho, Daniel Akpeyi and Ikechukwu Ezenwa have tried out at different times but it appears that coach Gernot Rohr is not fully convinced yet. Ahead of …

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Gernot Rohr: Manchester United Lesson for Super Eagles by Mumini Alao

Advertisement SUPER Eagles coach Gernot Rohr continues to be a deeply divisive subject in Nigerian football discourse. With about seven months remaining on his contract (due to expire in June 2020), the current debate in traditional and social media circles is on whether the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) should renew or cut ties with the …

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FLASHBACK: BEAUTIFUL AND UGLY SIDES OF PLAYING AGAINST BRAZIL By Garba Lawal who faced the Samba Boys twice for Nigeria

Advertisement Former Super Eagles midfielder Garba “Chindo” Lawal has been both on the winning and losing sides for Nigeria against Brazil. He recollects both episodes and gives hints on how the current Eagles can surprise the Samba boys… I HAVE EXPERIENCED the beautiful and ugly sides of playing against Brazil. The beautiful side was at …

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FLASHBACK: How much did Nigeria pay to bring Brazil to Abuja in 2003?

Advertisement How did Captain Jay-Jay Okocha react to the 3-0 lose against Brazil?…. What did Brazil coach Carlos Pereira say about Super Eagles Advertisement Brazil Pocket N34m against Eagles, Match Organizers OSMI Reveals CONTRARY to reports (not in Complete Sports) that the Brazilian national team collected a whopping $1.5million US Dollars to play the 11 …

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FLASHBACK TO 2003: HOW BRAZIL HUMILIATED NIGERIA IN ABUJA

Advertisement World Champions Expose Eagles Technical Defxposiciencies Vincent Enyeama Fumbles, Austin Okocha Rated Best Eagle Advertisement WORLD champions Brazil proved their class Wednesday night (11 June, 2003) when they defeated Nigeria’s Super Eagles 3-0 at the Abuja National Stadium. The match, dubbed ‘Game of the Century’ by the organizers, ended in bitter disappointment for Christian …

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