2019 Schedule

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2019 Schedule
0-0-1, 3rd in African Nations Cup Qualifying
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2dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

The Tragedy of the Nigeria Players' Union

Colin Udoh argues that Nigeria's two players' unions need to put their egos aside to prevent another sad tale like that of Kelechi Emeteole.

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Tady Etekiama on the double for AS Vita

Tady Etekiama scored twice in the first half to set up AS Vita Club for their first victory of the African Champions League group phase, resurrecting

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Amokachi will never forget playing vs. Maradona (0:58)
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6dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Top guns test might away from home in NPFL

Three of the top four Nigerian PFL teams are away from home on match day 25, so log changes can be expected at the conclusion of the matches.

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Amokachi recalls Nigeria gold, Everton triumph (5:22)
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9dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Nigeria to move venue, date for WCQ

Nigeria are considering a change to both the date and venue for their 2019 World Cup qualifier against Cameroon later this year.

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9dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

5 players Nigeria need back against Cameroon

After the shock Afcon qualifying defeat to South Africa, Colin Udoh looks at five players Nigeria need back for the double-header against Cameroon.

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10dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Akwa United earn comfortable home win

Christian Pyagbara's goal a minute from full time sealed a Akwa United a 2-0 home win against Wikki Tourists on Wednesday.

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10dDami Ugbane, KweséESPN

Mfon Udoh: A rare modern day NPFL gem

Mfon Udoh is gunning for an unprecedented record of becoming only the first player to twice win the NPFL top scorer award in his career.

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10dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Match Day 25: Five takeaways from NPFL

It was an intriguing football weekend in Nigeria, as league leaders Plateau United suffered defeat and Ifeanyi Ubah lost their home invincibility.

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11dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Nigeria finally pay off coaches' overdue wages

The NFF have finally paid the first batch of back wages owed to coaches after receiving a first tranche of payments from its new sponsor Aiteo Group.

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12dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Nigeria call crisis meetings after SA loss

Nigeria football officials will hold two crisis meetings this week following the Super Eagles' 2-0 AFCON defeat by South Africa.

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13dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Super Eagles need Mikel, Moses back

KweséESPN's Colin Udoh highlights five takeaways from Nigeria's 2-0 Afcon qualifying defeat to South Africa.

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14dNick Said, KweséESPN

Guinea, South Africa triumph on day of shocks

Guinea stunned Ivory Coast and South Africa ended their Nigerian hoodoo on a day of shocks in the 2019 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Saturday.

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14dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Baxter's boys stun Super Eagles in Uyo

South Africa ended their 25-year winless streak against Nigeria in spectacular fashion, winning 2-0 in a 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier in Uyo.

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15dNick Said, KweséESPN

Rantie, Zungu return for South Africa

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has named his side for the Nations Cup qualifier against Nigeria on Saturday, restoring Tokelo Rantie to the line-up.

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15dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Rohr set to stick with winning team... almost

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr confessed on Thursday that his biggest problem is which players to pick for his starting XI against South Africa.

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15dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Eagles reject prospect of Bafana loss

IIt has been 25 years since Nigeria first played South Africa when the Super Eagles handed Bafana Bafana a rude welcome to competitive football.

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15dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Rohr points to inexperience

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr blamed inexperience after his team opened their 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier with a 2-0 home loss to South Africa.

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15dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Onazi: Poor decisions cost Eagles

Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi says poor decision-making in the final third cost Nigeria in their 2-0 defeat to South Africa on Saturday.

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15dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Rohr backs under fire Akpeyi

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has backed goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi who was singled out for criticism by many for Nigeria's hoke defeat to South Africa.

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16dColin Udoh, KweséESPN

Resurgent Musa could spell doom for Bafana

South Africa's footballers may find themselves cursing their luck when Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa lines up against them on Saturday in an African Cup