Nigeria

Mikel: We want to give a medal to Nigeria

There will be no repeat of the Nigeria football team's 1996 Atlanta heroics at the 2016 Rio Games, but captain John Obi Mikel says they are still determined to pick up a medal.

Nigeria's Etebo to miss Olympic semi-final

Nigeria have been dealt a blow ahead of the Olympic semi-final against Germany as striker Oghenekaro Etebo has been ruled out due to injury.

Siasia: We are here to win

Nigeria's 'Dream Team' are two wins away from securing the gold medal at the Rio Games and coach Samson Siasia has vowed they won't "just give up" now that they are so close.

Siasia: Defensive errors must be rectified

Dream Team head coach Samson Siasia says his side must tighten up at the back if they hope to progress past Denmark in an Olympic Games quarter-final showdown.

'Dream Team' stars to be given a breather

Nigeria Under-23 coach Samson Siasia has confirmed he will rest some of his big-name players for the final Rio Olympics group game against Colombia.

Report: Mikel stopped Siasia quitting

It reportedly took the influence of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel to stop Samson Siasia from walking out as coach of Nigeria's Olympic side.

Super Eagles set to rope in German Rohr

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will reportedly appoint Germot Rohr as new technical advisor of the Super Eagles.

Nigeria win nine-goal thriller against Japan

Nigeria kicked off their 2016 Olympic campaign in exhilarating fashion on Thursday as they beat Japan 5-4 with Oghenekaro Etebo grabbing a hat-trick.

Godwin released from Nigeria Olympic team

Super Eagles striker Saviour Godwin has withdrawn from the Nigeria team set to compete at the Rio Olympic Games.

Amapakabo aiming to end Rangers title drought

Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo is convinced that his team will clinch the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title after a 32-year drought.

Heartland chairman pleads for support

Heartland FC's new chairman, Goodfaith Chibuzo Etuemena, has made a desperate plea to the Nigerian football fraternity and stakeholders to help save the club from imminent relegation.

Emenike wants to 'forget the past'

Nigeria international Emmanuel Emenike is determined to make the most of his second opportunity with Turkish giants Fenerbache.

Fifa president: Nigeria's future is very bright

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says there is no reason why Nigeria can't "challenge the best in the world" in a few years' time.

'Mikel donates $30,000 to Nigeria Olympic team'

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has dug deep into his pockets as he has come to the financial assistance of the Nigeria Olympic team in Atlanta, according to a report.

Mikel named Nigeria Rio captain

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has been named captain of the Nigeria team ahead of the Rio Olympic Games.

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