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  1. Governor Fubara Honours Super Eagles' Stanley Nwabali and Rivers Hoopers with Cash Gifts and State Awards

    Nigeria Governor Fubara Honours Super Eagles' Stanley Nwabali and Rivers Hoopers with Cash Gifts and State Awards

    Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State hosted Super Eagles goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali and the Rivers Hoopers, the latest National Basketball League champions, at the Rivers State Government House. During the ceremony held at the Executive Council Chambers, Governor Fubara announced a...
  2. Soaring Eagles: Nigeria's Super Eagles Surge 14 Places in Latest FIFA Rankings, Now the Third-Best Team in Africa

    Nigeria Soaring Eagles: Nigeria's Super Eagles Surge 14 Places in Latest FIFA Rankings, Now the Third-Best Team in Africa

    Nigeria's national football team, the Super Eagles, has ascended an impressive 14 places in the latest FIFA men's ranking, unveiled on Thursday morning. The three-time African champions now proudly stand as the 28th best team in the world, marking a significant climb up the global football...
  3. Osimhen Snubbed as Troost-Ekong, Lookman Earn Spots in AFCON 2023 Team of the Tournament

    Nigeria Osimhen Snubbed as Troost-Ekong, Lookman Earn Spots in AFCON 2023 Team of the Tournament

    The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has revealed the official Team of the Tournament for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, celebrating exceptional performances across the competition. Hosts Ivory Coast clinched victory in a thrilling 2-1 comeback against Nigeria in the final, marking a...
  4. Jose Peseiro Takes Responsibility for Nigeria's Loss in AFCON Final

    Nigeria Jose Peseiro Takes Responsibility for Nigeria's Loss in AFCON Final

    Coach Jose Peseiro of the Nigerian national football team has made a candid admission following their disappointing loss to Côte d'Ivoire in the final match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. Despite opening the scoring, the Super Eagles ultimately fell short, conceding two goals and settling...
  5. AFCON 2024: Shocking Cost of Getting to the Match Exposed by Disappointed Nigerian Professor

    Nigeria AFCON 2024: Shocking Cost of Getting to the Match Exposed by Disappointed Nigerian Professor

    Professor Joy Ezeilo, a distinguished law professor, has expressed dismay at the exorbitant cost of a flight ticket to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, where she hoped to witness the African Cup of Nations final featuring the Super Eagles. In a tweet, Ezeilo revealed her shock at the staggering price...
  6. AFCON 2023: Nigerians Applaud Ahmed Musa's Statement That Shows Leadership and Strengths of Nigerian Squad

    Nigeria AFCON 2023: Nigerians Applaud Ahmed Musa's Statement That Shows Leadership and Strengths of Nigerian Squad

    In a pre-match conference ahead of the AFCON final against Cote d'Ivoire, Ahmed Musa shared his perspective on limited playing time at AFCON, expressing a selfless attitude. He conveyed a positive outlook, stating that having had the chance to contribute to others' victories, he now embraces...
  7. VP Shettima Leads Presidential Team in AFCON Final Against Côte d'Ivoire in Abidjan

    Nigeria VP Shettima Leads Presidential Team in AFCON Final Against Côte d'Ivoire in Abidjan

    Vice-President Kashim Shettima, having witnessed the exhilarating victory of the Super Eagles over South Africa in the AFCON semi-finals, is set to return to Ivory Coast for the much-anticipated finals clash against the host nation. Shettima, who was among the dignitaries present at Stade de la...
  8. AFCON 2024: Announcement of President Tinubu's Presence In Abijan Polarises Nigerians On Social Media

    Nigeria AFCON 2024: Announcement of President Tinubu's Presence In Abijan Polarises Nigerians On Social Media

    In a surprising turn of events, Patrice Motsepe, the head of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has confirmed that Bola Tinubu will be in attendance at the stadium on Sunday to witness the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) between Nigeria and the host nation, Côte...
  9. AFCON 2023: President Tinubu Flies Out to Lead Nigerian Supporters In Abijan Hoping to Bring Trophy Home

    Nigeria AFCON 2023: President Tinubu Flies Out to Lead Nigerian Supporters In Abijan Hoping to Bring Trophy Home

    President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is set to jet off to Abidjan to witness the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 final between Nigeria's Super Eagles and hosts, the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire. The announcement came from the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe...
  10. 8 Reasons Why the AFCON Final Match Means So Much to Nigerians

    Nigeria 8 Reasons Why the AFCON Final Match Means So Much to Nigerians

    The upcoming AFCON final between Nigeria and Cote d'Ivoire holds a profound significance for Nigerians, extending beyond the realm of football. It is a moment of unity, a brief respite from sorrows and hardships, where the nation can collectively rally behind the Super Eagles. Unity Beyond...
  11. AFCON 2024: Calm Down - Nigerians React To Segun Odegbami's Assessment That The Cote d’Ivoire Match Will Be Easy

    Nigeria AFCON 2024: Calm Down - Nigerians React To Segun Odegbami's Assessment That The Cote d’Ivoire Match Will Be Easy

    Former Nigerian international Segun Odegbami's bold prediction that the Super Eagles' AFCON final against Cote d'Ivoire will be their easiest match has ignited a range of reactions among Nigerians. While some echo Odegbami's confidence, others are cautioning against excessive talk ahead of the...
  12. Nigeria Mourns: Super Eagles' AFCON Tribute for Four Fallen Nigerians Draws Heartfelt Reactions

    Nigeria Nigeria Mourns: Super Eagles' AFCON Tribute for Four Fallen Nigerians Draws Heartfelt Reactions

    The Super Eagles players paid tribute to four Nigerians who tragically lost their lives during the match against South Africa on February 7. The deceased individuals included APC chieftain Cairo Ojougboh, an Ivory Coast-based Nigerian businessman, a serving NYSC member, and Alhaji Ayuba...
  13. [VIDEO] Congo's National Team Sparks Global Conversation on Country's Plight

    Africa [VIDEO] Congo's National Team Sparks Global Conversation on Country's Plight

    Congo's national football team, including coach Sébastien Desabre, made a poignant protest before their Africa Cup of Nations semifinal against Ivory Coast, drawing attention to the pervasive armed violence in eastern Congo. The players and coach held their right hands in front of their...
  14. Super Eagles Soar with Pride as Federal Government Promises Rewards for AFCON Triumph

    Nigeria Super Eagles Soar with Pride as Federal Government Promises Rewards for AFCON Triumph

    In a momentous encounter following the Super Eagles' triumphant victory over South Africa's Bafana Bafana in the AFCON semi-finals, Vice President Kashim Shettima conveyed the Federal Government's appreciation and commitment to reward the team for their outstanding dedication. The announcement...
  15. From Hero to Legend: Nigerians Hail Nwabali's AFCON Man of the Match Performance

    Nigeria From Hero to Legend: Nigerians Hail Nwabali's AFCON Man of the Match Performance

    Stanley Nwabali emerged as the undisputed hero for the Super Eagles in their AFCON 2023 semi-final clash against South Africa. Nwabali's stellar performance earned him the coveted Man of the Match title as he made two crucial penalty saves and two remarkable stops during regulation time. The...
  16. South African Fans Insult Chippa United Chairman as He Picks Super Eagles Over Bafana Bafana in AFCON Clash

    Africa South African Fans Insult Chippa United Chairman as He Picks Super Eagles Over Bafana Bafana in AFCON Clash

    Chippa United chairman, Siviwe Mpengesi, has declared his support for Nigeria over South Africa in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash scheduled for Wednesday. The unexpected allegiance has stirred controversy and raised questions about the dynamics of team loyalty within the...
  17. AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Inspired by Kanu's Title Prediction

    Nigeria AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Inspired by Kanu's Title Prediction

    Former Nigerian international football icon, Nwankwo Kanu, has once again ignited the flames of hope and belief among Super Eagles fans worldwide with his bold declaration that the coveted Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title is destined to return to Nigeria in 2023. In a message delivered via...
  18. AFCON Shock: Osimhen Benched with Abdominal Woes, Doubt Looms Over Next Clash

    Nigeria AFCON Shock: Osimhen Benched with Abdominal Woes, Doubt Looms Over Next Clash

    In a recent twist of events for the AFCON team, members traveled from Abidjan to Bouaké via an Air Cote D'Ivoire flight, but star player Victor Osimhen was notably absent due to abdominal discomfort. The team medics are closely monitoring his condition, with a dedicated member of the medical...
  19. Nigerians Rejoice as Lookman's Goal Secures AFCON Semi-Final Spot for Super Eagles

    Nigeria Nigerians Rejoice as Lookman's Goal Secures AFCON Semi-Final Spot for Super Eagles

    Nigeria's Ademola Lookman emerged as the hero in the AFCON quarter-final clash against Angola, scoring the decisive goal in the first half to secure a 1-0 victory for the Super Eagles in Abidjan. The match, which marked the first-ever AFCON encounter between the two nations, showcased...
  20. [PHOTOS] Peter Obi's Presence in Ivory Coast Dominates Nigerian Social Media Chatter

    Nigeria [PHOTOS] Peter Obi's Presence in Ivory Coast Dominates Nigerian Social Media Chatter

    Image Credit: Pooja Media The Labour Party's 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has made a supportive entrance into Cote d'Ivoire ahead of the Super Eagles' quarter-final clash against Angola in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON). Arriving on Friday, his visit is aimed at boosting...
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