CSKA Moscow Nigerian winger, Ahmed Musa, will miss the international friendly between the Super Eagles and the Mexican national team at the Reliant Stadium, Houston, on May 31, due to his club's Russian Cup final game against Anzhi Makhachkala the next day in Grozny, capital of the Chechnya region. The former Kano Pillars star who has also been listed for the Eagles' crowded fixtures in June was CSKA's hero on Tuesday when he scored in the stoppage time of his side's 2-0 win over Rostov and will feature for his side in the final on the 1st of June. Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o's second-half goal sent Anzhi Makhachkala into the Russian Cup final after a 1-0 semi-final victory at holders Zenit St. Petersburg on Wednesday.
The Nigeria Football Federation has resolved that the country will now participate in the qualifying series for the 2014 African Nations Championship, in order to encourage and give opportunity to home-based professional players who have been part of coach Stephen Keshi's rebuilding process all along.
Ahead of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, the Nigeria Football Federation has stated that any thing short of reaching the quarter-finals stage will not be accepted from Flying Eagles coach John Obuh, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Posted: May 06, 2013
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Former Nigeria Olympic international, Odion Ighalo will undergo some tests on his groin after he was stretched off in the 62nd minute of Granada's lone goal win over Malaga at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes last Saturday.
The President of the Nigeria Football Federation Alhaji Aminu Maigari has confirmed that Nigeria may withdraw from the Championship for Africa Nations if the money to prosecute the competition for home-based players in the continent is not available.
Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu, has told Complete Sports that he is gradually returning to full fitness after he scored his first goal of the season for Academica de Coimbra in their lone goal win over Victoria Setubal on Sunday.
Nigeria’s Danny Shittu suffered defeat in the last contest of the season in the Championship but however remains a happy man as his side, Millwall FC escaped relegation despite the lone goal loss to Derby County on Saturday May 4 2013.
Posted: May 05, 2013
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Sone Aluko will now play in the English Premier League next season as his Hull City side have secured promotion to the elite competition following a 2-2 draw with Cardiff City on Saturday May 4, 2013.
Former Nigerian international Sylvanus Okpalla (MON), who was last month relieved of his duty by the Nigeria Football Federation as one of the assistant coaches of the Super Eagles, has said he is keeping his fingers crossed for the moment until chief coach, Stephen Keshi, returns to the country from his holidays abroad.
The officials in charge of the facilities used for the 2012 18th National Sports Festival in Lagos, tagged “Eko 2012,” have promised to continue to maintain them to prevent dilapidation. The sports fiesta held between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9.