Nigeria's footballers could earn more than $100,000 each if they become the first African team to win the World Cup this year. The figure pales into insignificance compared to the $800,000-plus given by Spain to its players who won the 2010 cup however.
Well, that was distinctly underwhelming… The latest iteration of the Mexico vs. Nigeria saga failed to live up to its previous incarnations, with little of the entertainment value and/or goals of past encounters.
Fortuna Dusseldorf and Nigeria defender Leon Balogun has been told he will not have to have an operation on his foot. Balogun hurt his right foot while playing for the Super Eagles in a friendly international game against Mexico last Wednesday, and the concern was that he would have to undergo surgery.
Excluding crude oil, football talent has become Nigeria’s best export to the world. It is a game that you don’t get to choose, it chooses you, and it’s not meant for any special or specific group of people.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has invited Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Leon Balogun for the international friendly against Mexico on Wednesday after injury to captain Joseph Yobo. The Super Eagles confirmed that Norwich's Yobo, 33, picked up an unspecified strain in the build-up to the midweek friendly and that the 25-year-old Bundesliga defender had been drafted in as his replacement.
Olumide Oyedeji, captain of Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team, D’ Tigers is no doubt an epitome of humility. For a player who emerged from pure obscurity to become famous through the game of basketball,