Amuneke: Our Best Will Come In Chile



FIFA: Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have set the benchmark when it comes to U-17 football – at least, on the global level. With four FIFA U-17 World Cup titles as well as three further appearances in the final match, the west Africans will go into Chile 2015 as one of the favourites. Ironically, they have fewer continental laurels, having won the African championship at the age level just twice, and they only managed to finish fourth earlier this year at the event in Niger.

The side’s famous coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, explained the dichotomy to recently, saying their best play tends to come out on the biggest stage. “African football is a totally different ball game. It is more rugged and sometimes the pitch condition does not help a team that likes to keep possession of the ball, for instance. LEARN MORE …

NFA fumes over Musa Mohammed disappearance

VANGUARD: The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has expressed displeasure with the disappearance of U-20 National Team captain, Musa Mohammed, from the U-23 National Team Camp in Abuja.

Mohammed had left the U-23 teammates on Wednesday in the Abuja camp where the team was in preparation for a crucial match against the national team of Zambia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that NFA’s displeasure was contained in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. LEARN MORE …