Matchday minus one: Three Benin's Cheetahs players the Super Eagles cannot ignore in 2026 WCQ 
Published: June 09, 2024
The Super Eagles face a crucial fixture on Monday in their quest for World Cup qualification as they take on the Cheetahs of Benin Republic. While Nigeria boasts a strong squad on paper, they can't afford to underestimate their West African neighbors.  The 2023 AFCON finalists can't afford to take Benin ...
'All focus is on Monday' - Cap-tied Fisayo Dele-Bashiru reacts after scoring first goal for Super Eagles 
Published: June 08, 2024
Tri-national midfielder Fisayo Dele-Bashiru does not have the opportunity to play for either Germany or England again after making his competitive debut for the Super Eagles as they were held to a 1-1 draw by South Africa in a 2026 World Cup qualifier on Friday night at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in U...
Super Eagles to train at Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium 1600 hours on Sunday, Rohr focused on game
Published: June 08, 2024
According to a press release from the Beninese Football Federation, the Super Eagles are expected to arrive in Ivory Coast by Sunday for the 2026 World Cup qualifier between Benin and Nigeria, which corresponds to the fourth round of Group C matches. Finidi, accompanied by a player of his choice, will attend a pre-m...
'He should be fearful' - Finidi insists Gernot Rohr's knowledge of Super Eagles players counts for nothing 
Published: June 08, 2024
The Super Eagles have another opportunity to turn things around on Monday when they face a coach that knows all about the Nigerian national team very well. Republic of Benin manager Gernot Rohr knows majority of the players in the current Super Eagles squad, having handed debuts to Semi Ajayi, Paul Onuachu, Samuel C...
'Three draws after two home games' - Hugo Broos taunts Super Eagles over sluggish start to 2026 WCQs
Published: June 08, 2024
Bafana Bafana manager Hugo Broos was delighted after his side forced the Super Eagles to a 1-1 draw in a 2026 World Cup qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Friday night. Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, on his cap-tying game, saved Nigeria from defeat thirty-seven seconds after the restart when hi...
VAR not used in WCQs: Finidi cites two instances Super Eagles were denied potential goals 
Published: June 08, 2024
Finidi George was left to rue the absence of the video assistant referee (VAR) during his side's 1-1 draw against South Africa in a 2026 World Cup qualifying match at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Friday night. The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner felt hard done by, citing two instances ...
'He didn't come to the party as quick as others' - Finidi rates the performance of Iheanacho against RSA 
Published: June 08, 2024
Super Eagles coach Finidi George has acknowledged that Kelechi Iheanacho was not at his best during the 2026 World Cup qualifier against South Africa on Friday night, noting that it took the Leicester City star time before he started showing his qualities. Finidi made a bold decision to start the left-footed Ihea...
Finidi provides update on Dele-Bashiru's injury, hails performance of Man City-reared midfielder 
Published: June 08, 2024
Nigeria manager Finidi George has provided an update on the injury suffered by Manchester City-reared midfielder Fisayo Dele-Bashiru during the second half of his side's 1-1 draw against South Africa's Bafana Bafana at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Friday night.  The Hatayspor star was st...
Finidi reveals the real reason Ajayi was substituted in the closing minutes of WCQ v Bafana Bafana 
Published: June 08, 2024
West Brom central defender Semi Ajayi had a subdued performance during Nigeria's 1-1 draw against South Africa in a 2026 World Cup qualifying match staged at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Friday night.  Fisayo Dele-Bashiru's stunning strike thirty seven seconds into the second half s...
Super Eagles player ratings: Dele-Bashiru saviour; Chukwueze provides spark; Ajayi rusty; Iwobi creative 
Published: June 07, 2024
The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by Bafana Bafana on matchday three of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Friday night at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Allnigeriasoccer.com runs the rule over the Super Eagles players in action in the encounter. The starters Goalkeeper  Stanley N...
2026 World Cup qualifier: Five takeaways from Super Eagles nervy 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana 
Published: June 07, 2024
Nigeria failed to capitalize on a chance to top Group C with a disappointing 1-1 draw against South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Friday night.  Themba Zwane scored first for the visitors, getting past several Nigeria players before firing at goal.  Nigeria equalized in the second half...
2026 WCQ Nigeria 1 South Africa 1: Fisayo Dele-Bashiru stunning goal salvages point for Super Eagles 
Published: June 07, 2024
Nigeria were held to a 1-1 draw by South Africa in matchday three of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers played on Friday night at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. In the opening stages of the game, Ademola Lookman recorded Nigeria's first attempt on goal but couldn't keep his shot down. ...
Super Eagles starting XI: Nwabali, Tanimu home debut; Dele-Bashiru cap-tied; Ndidi, Iwobi in midfield
Published: June 07, 2024
Nigeria manager Finidi George has announced his first starting lineup as substantive coach of the Super Eagles ahead of a crucial 2026 World Cup qualifying match against South Africa's Bafana Bafana at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Friday evening, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.  The big news is t...
'Soldier go, soldier come' - Ndidi insists he is not competing for a starting spot with any player
Published: June 07, 2024
Speaking at Thursday evening's pre-match press conference ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifying match against South Africa's Bafana Bafana, Wilfred Ndidi has insisted that he is not competing for a starting spot with any player in Nigeria's national team. The long-serving Leicester City midfielder was i...
'We are ready for it' - Super Eagles history-making striker Onuachu tells fans what to expect v Bafana Bafana
Published: June 07, 2024
Paul Onuachu has told Super Eagles fans to expect their first win of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on Friday when they battle Group C rivals Bafana Bafana at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, under the lights.  With only two points garnered from their opening two games of the World Cup qualifiers followi...