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Amaju Pinnick pictured in July 2016
FIFA lifts Nigeria suspension threat as Amaju Pinnick retains NFF control
FIFA confirms that it has lifted a threat to suspend Nigeria from international football as the country recognised Amaju Pinnick, the head of its national federation.
Aug 20, 22:09
Nigeria's Victor Moses in action with Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the World Cup group-stage match on June 16, 2018
Victor Moses retires from international duty with Nigeria
Victor Moses says that 'the time is right' to retire from international football so that he can focus on prolonging his club career with Chelsea.
Aug 15, 17:32
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Carl Ikeme in the FA Cup match against Chelsea on February 18, 2017
Former Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme offered Super Eagles coaching role
Nigeria confirm that they have offered former Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme a coaching role within the national setup's backroom staff.
Jul 30, 20:23
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Carl Ikeme in the FA Cup match against Chelsea on February 18, 2017
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme announces retirement
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is forced to retire from football at the age of 32 following his year-long battle with acute leukaemia.
Jul 27, 11:46
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during a press conference on June 1, 2018
John Obi Mikel's father kidnapped before Argentina game
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel opens up on his pain of representing the Super Eagles just hours after being told that his father had been kidnapped back in his homeland.
Jul 3, 15:20
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel warms up ahead of his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on June 2, 2018
John Obi Mikel: 'Marcos Rojo handball against Nigeria was a penalty'
John Obi Mikel believes that Marcos Rojo's unpunished handball in the 2-1 World Cup defeat to Argentina should have led to the Super Eagles winning a penalty.
Jun 26, 22:11
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during a press conference on June 1, 2018
John Obi Mikel proud of Nigeria efforts despite World Cup exit
John Obi Mikel declares himself proud of Nigeria's efforts at the 2018 World Cup following the last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Argentina in Saint Petersburg.
Jun 26, 21:50
Sergio Aguero misses a penalty during the World Cup group game between Argentina and Iceland on June 16, 2018
Sergio Aguero to be dropped against Nigeria?
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero will reportedly be dropped for his side's game against Nigeria on Tuesday.
Jun 25, 11:46
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo: 'Argentina match will be a war'
Odion Ighalo anticipates "a very tough game" when Nigeria face Argentina, but is confident of picking up the result that seals a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
Jun 24, 17:55
Nigeria's Ahmed Musa celebrates scoring their second goal against Iceland on June 22, 2018
Ahmed Musa: 'Leicester City never gave me a chance after Claudio Ranieri sacking'
Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa refutes accusations of being a failure at Leicester City by stating that he was never given a chance at the King Power Stadium.
Jun 23, 19:14
Wolverhampton Wanderers' Carl Ikeme in the FA Cup match against Chelsea on February 18, 2017
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme in remission after cancer battle
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme reveals on social media that he is in remission after battling cancer for almost a year.
Jun 23, 14:15
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr on June 2, 2018
Jay Jay Okocha praises Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr for changes in Iceland game
Nigeria legend Jay Jay Okocha hails coach Gernot Rohr for accepting criticism and changing his tactics for the Super Eagles' 2-0 win over Iceland at the World Cup.
Jun 22, 22:37
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr on June 2, 2018
Gernot Rohr: 'Reluctant Nigeria tactical change worked well against Iceland'
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr reveals how his players needed persuasion to change positions in a tactical shake-up that yielded a 2-0 win over Iceland at the World Cup.
Jun 22, 21:03
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr on June 2, 2018
Gernot Rohr defends Nigeria performance
Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr defends his team's overall performance against Croatia in their 2018 World Cup opener on Saturday night.
Jun 17, 15:46
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric in action during his side's international friendly with Brazil at Wembley on June 3, 2018
Luka Modric: 'Croatia confidence boosted'
Croatia midfielder Luka Modric says that his side's confidence has been boosted after their 2-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday.
Jun 17, 11:08
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel warms up ahead of his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on June 2, 2018
John Obi Mikel: 'Croatia will provide tough test'
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel says that his team will have to be at their best in order to overcome Croatia on Saturday night.
Jun 14, 18:58
Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace in January 2018
Alex Iwobi "excited" to play under Unai Emery
Arsenal midfielder Alex Iwobi admits that he was surprised by Arsene Wenger's decision to step down as manager, but is 'excited" to play under Unai Emery.
Jun 3, 19:39
John Obi Mikel takes down Raheem Sterling during the international friendly between England and Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
John Obi Mikel fancies England's World Cup chances
John Obi Mikel talks up the "youthfulness and energy" in England's squad following the Three Lions' 2-1 win against Nigeria on Saturday evening.
Jun 3, 17:20
Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace in January 2018
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi named in final Nigeria World Cup squad
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, Chelsea winger Victor Moses and Leicester City trio Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa are in Nigeria's 23-man World Cup squad.
Jun 3, 15:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Carl Ikeme selected as Nigeria's 24th player for World Cup squad
Nigeria call up Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme as their honorary unregistered player at the World Cup.
May 29, 20:58
Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City on September 9, 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho looking forward to facing Lionel Messi
Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho reveals that he is looking forward to taking on 'idol' Lionel Messi at the 2018 World Cup.
May 24, 19:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nigeria announce preliminary 2018 World Cup squad
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr names a provisional 30-man squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia which features Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and Chelsea's Victor Moses.
May 15, 19:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Obafemi Martins ruled out for six months, misses World Cup
Shanghai Shenhua announce that Nigerian forward Obafemi Martins will be sidelined for the next six months after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Apr 4, 16:47
Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City on September 9, 2017
Leicester City 'expect Kelechi Iheanacho to be fit after breaking hand'
A report claims that Kelechi Iheanacho will likely be in contention for Leicester City's trip to Brighton & Hove Albion, a week on from breaking his hand.
Mar 28, 18:24
Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City on September 9, 2017
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr: 'Kelechi Iheanacho needs more minutes at Leicester'
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr admits that he wants to see Kelechi Iheanacho make a greater contribution at Leicester City.
Mar 13, 14:47
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
England to face Nigeria, Costa Rica in June ahead of World Cup
England are to face Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2 and Costa Rica at Elland Road four days later, before setting off for the 2018 World Cup.
Jan 10, 16:30
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2017
Alex Iwobi: 'Playing for Nigeria is where I belong'
Alex Iwobi reveals that his family played a big part in his decision to play for Nigeria instead of England.
Nov 15, 12:12
Tammy Abraham represents England Under-19s against Japan Under-19s on November 15, 2015
Tammy Abraham: 'I turned down Nigeria in hope of England call'
Chelsea striker and Swansea City loanee Tammy Abraham admits that he turned down the chance to play for Nigeria in hope of securing a senior call-up for England.
Nov 6, 22:54
Tammy Abraham represents England Under-19s against Japan Under-19s on November 15, 2015
Tammy Abraham 'pledges allegiance to England'
Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham reportedly decides to pledge his international allegiance to England rather than Nigeria.
Oct 31, 13:17
Tammy Abraham represents England Under-19s against Japan Under-19s on November 15, 2015
Tammy Abraham: 'I want to carry on playing for England'
England Under-21 striker Tammy Abraham rejects reports suggesting that he wants to switch his international allegiance to Nigeria.
Sep 21, 19:21
Tammy Abraham represents England Under-19s against Japan Under-19s on November 15, 2015
Report: Tammy Abraham headhunted for Nigeria national team
Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick admits that he is trying to convince Tammy Abraham to turn out for the Super Eagles instead of England.
Sep 8, 18:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nigeria keen for Ademola Lookman to switch allegiances
Nigeria are ready to try to tempt Everton striker Ademola Lookman to switch allegiances before he makes an appearance for the England senior side.
Jan 19, 16:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Riyad Mahrez named African Footballer of the Year
Algeria and Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez is voted the Confederation of African Football's Player of the Year.
Jan 5, 22:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte criticised by Nigeria manager for John Obi Mikel treatment
John Obi Mikel admits that his time at Chelsea may well be up, as his national team boss takes a swipe at Antonio Conte for his treatment of the experienced midfielder.
Nov 11, 10:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chuba Akpom, Ovie Ejaria set for Nigeria call-ups?
Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom and Liverpool midfielder Ovie Ejaria, both of whom are eligible for England, are reportedly in line for Nigeria call-ups.
Jul 30, 13:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nwankwo Kanu: 'Kelechi Nwakali will succeed at Arsenal'
Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu tips 18-year-old compatriot Kelechi Nwakali to enjoy a bright future at the club.
Jul 18, 20:49

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