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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles hold Equatorial Guinea to draw in Group A opener

Nwabali, Iwobi and eight others arrive Super Eagles camp ahead of friendlies

Chippa United goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali, England-based midfielder Alex Iwobi, and eight other players arrived at the Super Eagles camp in Marrakech, Morocco, which opened on Tuesday. Iwobi’s Fulham teammate Calvin Bassey, Semi Ajayi, Nantes midfielder Moses Simon, and fullbacks Jamilu Collins and Bruno Onyemaechi have all touched down in the Eagles camp. Other players in camp are Rangers’ forward Cyriel Dessers, Hatayspor’s midfielder Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, and...

AFCON 2023 Exclusive: There is nothing special about Super Eagles – Semi Ajayi

AFCON 2023 Exclusive: There is nothing special about Super Eagles – Semi Ajayi

Super Eagles defender Semi Ajayi has revealed that there is nothing special about the team until after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. The West Bromwich Albion centre-back has played every minute of Nigeria's games in Ivory Coast and he believes success in the continental tournament will qualify the current Super Eagles as being special. Nigeria are hoping to lift their fourth AFCON...

AFCON 2023: 19 players in Super Eagles camp as Chukwueze and Nwabali arrive in Abu Dhabi

AFCON 2023: 19 players in Super Eagles camp as Chukwueze and Nwabali arrive in Abu Dhabi

AC Milan winger Samuel Chukwueze and South Africa-based goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali are the two latest arrivals at the Super Eagles training camp in Abu Dhabi. Chukwueze, who was granted permission by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to partake in Milan's Coppa Italia round of 16 tie against Cagliari on Tuesday, along with Chippa United’s shotstopper Nwabali, joined up with the other 17 early arrivals in the...

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles playing with fire after Lesotho draw

AFCON 2023: Musa, Iwobi and 15 others arrive Super Eagles training camp

Ahead of Nigeria’s participation in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, team captain Ahmed Musa, England-based midfielder Alex Iwobi, and 15 other stars touched down at the team’s training base in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday. Kasimpasa defender Kenneth Omeruo, who, like Musa, was a member of the Super Eagles side that last won the AFCON in 2013, Moses Simon, Joe Aribo, Chidozie Awaziem,...

Iheanacho on target as Kanno scores late freekick in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia four-goal thriller

2026 World Qualifiers: Nigeria settle for draw against Lesotho

Nigeria started their qualification campaign for the 2026 FIFA World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Lesotho in Uyo on Thursday. Jose Peseiro's men dominated the opening minutes of game but failed to convert their chances despite the presence of Taiwo Awoniyi, Victor Boniface, Moses Simon, Terem Moffi, Ademola Lookman in the attack. Kelechi Iheanacho wore the captain's armband in the absence of experienced Kenneth Omeruo...