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Samuel Chukwueze: Africa's next La Liga star
09:00 Saturday 17th November 2018

There was a time England's Premier League didn't appeal to Africans. Except for a few wild tourists, the Spanish Primera Division was a fortress. Samuel Eto'o, Fredrick Kanoute and Seydou Keita, were the end of an era. Now…

Should Leeds United sign Emmanuel Emenike
15:00 Sunday 23rd September 2018

Leeds United is on a mission. The Premier League's the ultimate goal. England's second-tier was entirely White after eight rounds. Birmingham splashed a bit of blue on the canvas with a shocking 2-1 defeat at Elland Road Saturday.…

AFCON 2019: Five key nations
17:00 Friday 7th September 2018

We’re in that abridged period when FIFA presses pause on club football to promote a larger form of tribalism. UEFA starts the Nations league to replace meaningless friendlies. Four spots in the Euros are up for grabs. Africa has serious…

Premier League
How can Leicester City get the best from Ahmed Musa?
15:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

Ahmed Musa has been a ghost at Leicester City. The Nigeria international vanished more often than not in this season's first stanza. If not for Russia, there still wouldn't be any trace of him. Six months at CSKA Moscow proved…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Super Eagles fly unfriendly skies against La Albiceleste
12:30 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Four times the Super Eagles of Nigeria has faced Argentina in the World Cup group stage. Four times they’ve lost. Once beaten twice shy, they say, what can the Eagles say about four? Still, all is not lost. At least not yet.…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Can Iceland keep the Super Eagles of Nigeria trapped in phone booth?
09:30 Friday 22nd June 2018

Every group at the World Cup has that one team that no one expects to go through. In Group A it’s Saudi Arabia. For Group B Iran. Australia would surprise themselves if they make it past Group C. For Group D, however, Nigeria and Iceland…

World Cup
Is the World Cup dream already over for Nigeria?
15:30 Wednesday 20th June 2018

Saturday night witnessed Nigeria succumb to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia. The result leaves the Super Eagles propping up Group D. With two games to go, can they recover?  The 2018 World Cup has had everything thus far. Drama, standout…

World Cup
World Cup Group D: Do not adjust your picture; it's Croatia v Nigeria
15:30 Saturday 16th June 2018

The stage is set. The performers are already camped in Russia. Fans can wait no longer. Supporters of Croatia and Nigeria are on edge. They must wait for seven other matches to unfold before seeing their sides make their Russia 2018 debuts.…

World Cup
Punter's Paradise: The IRAIW World Cup Writers Poll
17:00 Friday 8th June 2018

As I write through the night in the shadow of ESPN I take a look at my life and realise what could have been Cause I’ve been googling and tweeting so long That even my old lady thinks my mind has gone But I ain’t ever dissed a player…

Youth Scout
Does Alex Iwobi perform better for Arsenal or Nigeria?
12:00 Tuesday 17th April 2018

Football players, if fortunate, represent two teams - club and nation. Born to Nigerian parents, who share a bloodline with former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha, Alex Iwobi features for Arsenal and Nigeria. Iwobi burst on to the scene…

Nigeria 0-2 Serbia: Super Eagles frailties exposed by composed Serbs
10:00 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Six competitive games without defeat. Two resounding victories against teams in FIFA's top 10. Nigeria had raised hopes and expectations among fans to a dangerous pinnacle. There needed to be a reminder. One that would awaken everyone…

International Friendly: Who features in a Nigeria vs Serbia combined XI?
16:30 Tuesday 27th March 2018

All of a sudden, international friendlies are no longer boring. If you still find it boring, my guess is: your team won’t be featuring in Russia 79 days from today. I’m not in those shoes. Every FIFA friendly catches my fancy. The…

Are Nigeria’s Super Eagles up to something?
17:00 Saturday 24th March 2018

When English referee Michael Oliver blew the full-time whistle to bring the game between Poland and Nigeria to a close on Friday night, the Super Eagles won a second successive friendly against a World Cup-bound team. In so doing the Nigerians,…

Poland 0-1 Nigeria: Victor Moses gives Super Eagles wings
12:15 Saturday 24th March 2018

On Friday’s list of international friendlies, FIFA’s sixth-best team, Poland, played hosts to Nigeria who is ranked 46 places below the Poles. The Super Eagles had little choice but soar from the nadir depicted on FIFA’s paper.…

5 Super Eagles with a point to prove this FIFA break
08:00 Friday 23rd March 2018

The Super Eagles are Nigeria’s most recognisable team. No sporting brand is more marketable or uniting in West Africa’s most populous nation. A country rich in diversity, the loyalty of Nigerian fans cuts across the…