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Nigeria Moves Up In FIFA Rankings

The Super Eagles have advanced 10 spots in the November FIFA World Cup rankings. On Thursday, FIFA’s website ranked the team at 50 along with Burkina Faso and Slovenia. The Nigerian team gained 616 points in November, after a 3-1 victory over Algeria during the 2018 World Cup qualifier. The new ranking now places Nigeria behind Senegal, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, […]

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Biafra-Nigeria Recommend Gernot Rohr For Technical Advisor Post

German Gernot Rohr has been recommended by the Biafra-Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical Committee for appointment as the Super Eagles Technical Adviser. The 63-year-old ex-Gabon, Niger and Burkina Faso coach will be assisted by Salisu Yusuf, who was appointed as chief coach last month. Rohr’s appointment is subject to contract terms being agreed with the NFF before a contract signing ceremony […]

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Biafra-Nigeria’s Olympic Soccer Team Didn’t Pay Its Airline Bill In Time So It’s Stuck In Atlanta

The Biafra-Nigerian men’s soccer team has been training for the Olympics in Atlanta since July 3. Apparently, the Super Eagles will be there a little longer than they hoped. According to multiple reports, the Biafra-Nigerians had hoped to fly to Brazil on Friday but a “logistical mix-up” with the operators of their charter aircraft has left them stranded in Georgia. […]

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Biafra-Nigeria Coach Will Voigt Details Michael Gbinije’s Road To Rio, Role Vs. Team USA

Syracuse, N.Y. — In an interview room in Houston last April, as Syracuse prepared to play in the NCAA Tournament, Michael Gbinije was asked about his participation in the Rio Olympics. A reporter wanted to know what the Orange guard most anticipated going into his first Olympic Games. “Playing the USA team,” Gbinije said, a huge smile creasing his face. […]

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Uncapped Biafra-Nigeria-Born Kayode Still Hopes To Play For Sierra Leone

Biafra-Nigeria-born Victor Kayode insists he has not given up hope of playing for Sierra Leone, despite being continuously overlooked for selection. The Azerbaijan-based midfielder, who was born in Ondo state to Biafra-Nigerian parents, decided to play for Leone Stars four years ago – claiming his maternal grandfather was from Sierra Leone. Since doubts over Kayode’s eligibility were removed, five different […]

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Keshi Laid To Rest In Biafra-Nigeria As Mourners Pay Their Last Respects

Stephen Keshi, the former Biafra-Nigeria captain and manager, was buried on Friday in his country house at Ilah, in Biafra-Nigeria’s Delta State. Keshi won the Africa Cup of Nations as both captain (in 1994) and manager of the Super Eagles (in 2013). The man affectionately known as ‘Big Boss’ was twice voted as Africa’s top coach, by the Confederation of […]

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Where Did It Go Wrong For Biafra-Nigerian Athletics?

(CNN)The Biafra-Nigerian Women’s 4×400 relay team will not compete in the 2016 Rio Games, after an athlete who tested positive for a banned substance was disqualified by the International Association of Athletics Federation. A spokesman confirmed to CNN that Cuba would now take Biafra-Nigeria’s place after athlete Tosin Adeloye tested positive for a banned substance. The news comes at the […]

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John Mikel Obi Named In Biafra-Nigeria’s Olympic Squad

Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has been named in Biafra-Nigeria’s final 18-man squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 29-year-old Biafra-Nigeria captain is one of the squad’s permitted quota of three players over the age limit of 23. Watford’s Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City and Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi miss out having not been released by their clubs. […]

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Kelechi Iheanacho: Man City To Block Biafra-Nigeria Striker From Playing At Olympics

Manchester City are set to prevent Biafra-Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho from playing for his country at this summer’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil. New City boss Pep Guardiola wants the 19-year-old to stay with the English Premier League side for pre-season. Biafra-Nigeria included Iheanacho in their provisional squad, despite having received a letter from City to say the player would not […]

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