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Nigeria confirms Sunday Oliseh as new national soccer team coach
Winnipeg Free Press
Former Nigeria midfielder Sunday Oliseh listens to a question during a ceremony to confirm him as the new Nigeria soccer coach at the National Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Former midfielder and captain Sunday Oliseh was ...
Nigeria fires Stephen Keshi as coach of national team
He was made manager in 2008 and sacked again in 2010 after the team's third-place finish at Angola 's hosting of the African tournament. Soccer management in Nigeria has long been messy. FIFA in 2010 threatened to suspend the West African nation over ...
Soccer-Nigeria target German model in bid to revive fortunes
Yahoo Sports
July 28 (Reuters) - Nigeria are seeking to forge closer links with Germany in an attempt to revive the country's soccer fortunes and hasten the national team's development, the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) said on Tuesday. They ...
NSC and future of Nigerian soccer
Daily Trust
Nigeria recently appointed an ex-international, Sunday Oliseh, as new chief soccer coach for its national Super Eagles team. He replaces Stephen Keshi under circumstances that betrayed the deep-seated and prolonged crisis in Nigerian football. It would ...
The strong connection between gender equality and a kickass national women's ...
We compared the latest FIFA points (which determine the world ranking) of each of the 23 qualified teams (Nigeria excluded) in the Women's World Cup this year and the 2013 Gender Inequality Index (GII) of their countries, and found an interesting ...
NBA in Africa? 'Stay tuned' for regular-season game
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
Although he didn't give an exact time frame, Silver said a pre-season game and then a regular-season game on the continent was the logical progression for the NBA, which is on a "fast track" to build a brand in soccer-crazy Africa. ... Adding to the ...
For Raptors' Ujiri his passion for basketball rooted at home (blog)
Growing up in the northern Nigeria town of Zaria, where both parents were in the medical field, Ujiri and friends had to jog past the outdoor basketball courts at Ahmadu Bello University to reach the soccer field. Occasionally, he'd pause and watch ...
'Indigenous coaches can manage Ghana team better'
Soccer News of Thursday, 30 July 2015. Source: ... “Coaching Ghana national team is not a big deal because the players are already made, you just need to be a good manager to manage the egos of the players in there so they will respect you as a coach ...

Nigeria Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1945, Affiliated: 1960
Uniform Jerseys: Green/white, Shorts:Green/white, Stockings:Green/white
World Cup Appearances 5: (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Continental Titles First: CAN (1980, 1994, 2013)
Second: CAN (1984, 1988, 1990, 2000)
Best Results First: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (1985, 1993, 2007, 2013), Olympic Football Tournament Final (1996)
Second: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (1987, 2001, 2009), FIFA U-20 World Cup Final (1989, 2005), Olympic Football Tournament Final (2008), FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final (2010, 2014)
Third: FIFA U-20 World Cup Final (1985)
Fourth: FIFA Confederations Cup (1995), FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final (2012)

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