Senegal eased to a 2-0 win over Congo while Nigeria could only scrape a 2-1 victory over Benin in the opening day of 2021 AFCON qualifiers.
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Nigeria overcame a scare from Benin to eke out a win in their opening 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Here are three takeaways from the game
Wednesday's group stage openers mark the proper kickoff for the Cameroon 2021 campaign, less than four months after the 2019 final.
Starting this Africa Cup of Nations campaign with anything other than a win against Benin is not a scenario that can be countenanced in Nigeria,.
Lebo Mothiba ended his long wait for a goal by scoring twice in Strasbourg's Ligue 1 victory over Nimes, while Salah and Mane starred for Liverpool.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick and four other chief officials have been acquitted on 16 counts of alleged misappropriation of $US8.4 million.
QPR midfielder Ebere Eze is producing such a level of form that Gernot Rohr soon will be unable to overlook him for Nigeria's Super Eagles.
West Brom face Stoke in the Championship on Monday. Semi Ajayi will take to the field but an injured Oghenekaro Etebo will not, much to his dismay.
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The injury to goalkeeper Francis Uzoho has come at a terrible time for the Super Eagles, as they head into a glut of Afcon and World Cup qualifiers.
Joe Aribo and Semi Ajayi aren't supposed to be starters for Nigeria, but excellent efforts in recent weeks have complicated matters for their coach.
Neymar went off injured 12 minutes into Brazil's 1-1 draw with Nigeria in a friendly in Singapore on Sunday.
With the Super Eagles team settled, for the most part, Nigerian fans will be focused on Gernot Rohr's coaching and game plan vs. Brazil.
Results and performances in Senegal suggest that NPFL players are nowhere near good enough to be playing international football for Nigeria.
Nigeria's Super Eagles crashed out of the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations after a disastrous penalty shoot-out saw them lose 3-2 to Cape Verde.
Nigeria's defeat to Togo at the WAFU Cup of Nations saw them drop to the Plate competition, where they must beat Cape Verde to salvage any goodwill.
Promise Isaac, who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, has died.
"The quality of players we had in the team then [was such that] everyone believed that each one of us would play in the senior national team."
Must be something in the new season air. Or could it just be early season ginger? Whatever, Nigerian players carried their good form into September.
Mfon Sunday Udoh must have thought Halloween had come early, given his nightmare performance in Nigeria's opening 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations match.
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Nigeria's latest squad call-up once again brought disappointment for admirers of QPR's Ebere Eze, despite rumours of Premier League interest.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is infamous for his lack of faith in the Nigerian domestic league, but the WAFU Cup of Nations could change his mind.