Nigeria started 2015 in 43rd place with 654 points on the ranking table of world football governing body FIFA, which was released on Thursday.
FIFA’s ranking table, placed on its website, showed that Nigeria did not move away from the position it was in the December 2014 ranking.
Golden Eaglets head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has stated that besides his boys emphatic win against Super Lion Football Academy, he was more than happy with the output of his players during the training match played in Abuja.
Amuneke is trying to raise a formidable squad that should be able to equal the feat recorded by the 2013 set which conquered the world in the United Arab Emirates and the team has started taken shape after the conclusion of the recently held open screening aimed at solidifying the team that qualified the nation for the CAF U17 Championship slated for Niger Republic.
It was an ecstatic and obviously fulfilled Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba who formally left the Federal Civil Service on Wednesday, retiring as Director of Federations and Elite Athletes Department of the National Sports Commission.
At a simple but impressive ceremony inside the Media Centre of the National Stadium, Abuja, attended by Director General of NSC, Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye, all directors and deputy directors of NSC and Ambassador Fanny Amun (MON), Ojo-Oba thanked God and a number of personalities who have been supportive in his glorious career.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has expressed his desire to stay at the club after rumours circulated that Manchester United were lining up a summer move for the Welshman. Bale won the UEFA Champions League with Los Blancos last season and has been a key figure in the Real side which have won their last 22 competitive matches.
Newcastle United’s Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse issued an apology on Wednesday after being banned for three matches for elbowing Everton’s Seamus Coleman.
Chelsea and Man City, both are interested in signing Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony in the winter transfer window.
Striker Wilfried Bony has been a revelation this season as he has become the most important player of high flying Swansea City. Wilfried Bony has scored 8 goals in 19 starts while he also has 2 assists to his name till date for Swansea City.
Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha has said thatthere won’t be any major upsets at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, and has tipped Ivory Coast as favourite for the title.
2015 African Youth Championship
The Secretary of the Nigeria male under-20 team, Aliyu Ibrahim says the team is beaming its searchlight on players with dual nationality, eligible to participate in next year’s African Youth Championship.
“Presently I am in talks with some players of Nigerian descendants who have dual nationality and I am still searching for more players eligible for the Under-20s.
Super Eagles defender, Taye Taiwo, has made an unusual declaration saying Coach Stephen Keshi is not fit to continue as the national team coach especially after his failure to qualify the country for the Africa Cup of Nations starting next month in Equatorial Guinea.
The Turkey-based defender said based on precedence, it was only normal for the Big Boss to be relieved of his job after the AFCON miss.
Ex-Nigeria ace Dickson Etuhu has said he excited to join ambitious Swedish club AIK Stockholm on a two-year deal.
The club’s official website revealed the deal for the free agent former Blackburn Rovers midfielder.
The combative midfielder who once played for Manchester city in the EPL disclosed he was excited to join the ambitious team.