Coach Samson Siasia has lauded the quality of the players in the Nigeria U-23 team training camp in Abuja.
Siasia said many of those especially from the academies and the Premier League have shown hunger and zeal to do the nation proud in the various competitions the team will be involved in next year.
Crown FC striker, Bode Daniel has revealed he will not play in the second-tier of Nigeria league next season with his team, who have been relegated.
Idah and Omala have booked their places in the finals of the 2015 Fosla U13 football championship at the Kogi State University stadium in Anyingba yesterday.
The annual tournament organised by the former President of the Nigeria Football Federation and proprietor of FOSLA Academy Sani Lulu Abdullahi sees 10 exceptional players selected for a scholarship award worth 10million naira from Kogi and Abuja zones.
SUPER Eagles’ former striker, Jonathan Akpoborie, says political interference in the administration of football is one of the major problems limiting the development of the game in the country.
With the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) seemingly being handicapped to take any decisive action on out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, Akpoborie says the development is unfortunate, adding, however, that the NFF may have been the reason for its own problems.
Nigeria delegation to the draw for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada will be led by Falcons coach Edwin Okon and will depart the country on Thursday.
Okon, who led theFalcons to clinch a seventh African title in Namibia in October, will be joined by team administrator Ruth David and team media officer Gracious Akujobi.
The draw ceremony for the 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals will be held in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, on Saturday, with 24 finalists to be divided into six groups of four teams each.
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, delegation to the Canada 2015 7th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals draw ceremony, will depart from Abuja on Thursday morning.
Coach Edwin Okon, who led the Senior Women National Team, Super Falcons, to clinch a seventh African title in Namibia in October, will be joined by Team Administrator, Ruth David and Team Media Officer, Gracious Akujobi.
Nigeria U23 team coach Samson Siasia has stepped up his build-up for an All Africa Games qualifier against Gabon in the New Year.
Siasia has ordered the selected home-based professionals to report to a training camp on January 4 after the players would have proceeded on a break from December 20.
Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama, has thanked Nigerians after he made the shortlist of five for the 2014 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year award.
Enyeama, along with Super Eagles teammate Ahmed Musa, have been announced in the final five for the African Player of the Year award, and said he owes it to Nigerians for the love and support they have shown to him.
By Olusegun Odegbami
Following the failure of the Super Eagles to qualify for AFCON 2015 the call for Stephen Keshi’s removal as Manager of the team has been strident.
The social media is saturated with calls for his voluntary ‘resignation’ or sack. In this cacophony of opinions the public forgets that even though his contract with the team expired with the end of the World Cup in July 2014, it has not been renewed. So, there is nothing to resign from, or any imminent sack to be executed!
Out of contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi has replied to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over talks of a foreign It’s a known fact that president of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick is hell bent on getting a foreign coach for the Eagles and was close to doing so after axing Keshi, if not for the intervention of the country’s president.