Three Super Eagles stars ruled out of match against Seychelles

Three Super Eagles players from the original roster of the 24 invited for the September 8 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Seychelles have been ruled out of the crucial tie.

The affected trio as announced by the Nigeria Football Federation on their official twitter handle are Ola Aina, Alex Iwobi, and William Troost Ekong. It is understood that Torino wing-back Ola Aina pulled out of international duty with Nigeria after sustaining a muscular injury. The player on loan from Chelsea limped off during the 1-0 Serie A win over SPAL on Sunday night.

According to reports from Italy, more tests are needed to ascertain the extent of the damage to the left femoral bicep but Aina will certainly not be able to attend international duty for Nigeria’s game against Seychelles on September 8. On his part, Iwobi who started Arsenal’s penultimate game against West Ham was totally missing in action when the Gunners confronted Cardiff City in Wales on Sunday. Read more at


FIFA called on a few football legends including Kanu to unveil nominees for the 2018 FIFA Best Awards.

Former Super Eagles star Kanu Nwankwo was among the football legends that unveiled the final contenders for 2018 FIFA Best Awards.

FIFA on Monday, September 3 announced the final nominees for different categories of the 2018 FIFA Best Awards at an event in London.

To unveil the final nominees, FIFA called on a few football legends including Nigeria’s Kanu who made 87 caps for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and led Nigeria to a gold medal at the football event of the 1996 Olympic Games. Read more at

Eagles Facing Right Back Crisis Pre-Seychelles

Ola Aina will certainly not make his full competitive debut for the Super Eagles when they take on Seychelles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this coming Saturday, September 8.


The Chelsea loanee has pulled out of the squad after suffering an injury in Torino’s 1-0 win against SPAL on Sunday evening, a game in which he made his full debut for The Maroons in the Italian topflight.
Aina was due to link up with international teammates on Tuesday, September 4 at Savoy Hotel Resort and Spa, Victoria ahead of the Super Eagles first workout. Read more at

Money politics killing Nigerian football, says Chukwu

Unless the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Electoral Committee makes it possible for qualified administrators to contest positions on the federation’s board, it will be difficult for real football technocrats to get into positions to contribute to the growth of the game, former Super Eagles Coach, Christian Chukwu has said.

The elections are scheduled to hold on September 20 in Katsina.

Speaking to The Guardian at the weekend, Chukwu said the kind of money involved in the election process would make it impossible for football management experts to get into the board, adding, “Everything in Nigeria is money, otherwise there are technocrats who can contest and win votes in the elections. Read more at

Eleven Nigerian Starlets Registered By Arsenal For Premier League

Arsenal have submitted their squad list to the Premier League following the conclusion of the summer transfer window, with as many as eleven players eligible to represent the Nigerian national making the roster.
Hale End Academy product Alex Iwobi is the most eye-catching Nigerian name on the roster and is the only player to feature for the Gunners in the English topflight in the new season. Read more at