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Etebo moves to getafe on loan (Photo)

Super Eagles of Nigeria star, Oghenekaro Etebo has completed a move from Eglish club, Stoke City to Getafe in Spain.

The 24-year-old midfielder joined Getafe on a loan deal until the end of the current season. In the deal, the Madrid-based club has an option to sign him permanently. NobleSport learnt

Sharing photos from his presentation, Etebo wrote: ‘New chapter So happy to start My New Year with a Great Team @getafecf Also want to use this opportunity to appreciate my Fans for their Effort and Support.’



21 year Super eagles player, Francis uzoho welcomes son with wife.

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, and his partner, have welcomed a son. The 21 year old footballer shared the good news on his Instagram page this morning.

Posting this photo of himself with his partner and their son in the hospital, he wrote

Welcome to the world son #first son# pinky na woman you be jare @soomieuzoho IN CHRIST ALONE

Congrats to them!


Omeruo tells Tomori to choose Nigeria over England. (Details)

Former Chelsea and current Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo has revealed that he asked Chelsea starlet Fikayo Tomori to play for Nigeria before he eventually decided to play for Gareth Southgate’s England.

Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo reveals he told Chelsea

Both Tomori and Omeruo were once Chelsea players before Omeruo was sold to CD Leganes in Spain this season having been deemed unwanted by Frank Lampard.

According to Omeruo who was on loan last season, he and all players on loan incuding Tomori had a whatsapp group where messages were constantly exchanged.

Tomori is now the third Chelsea player of Nigerian decent after Ross Barkley and Tammy Abraham to be capped by England.

Nigerian defender Kenneth Omeruo reveals he told Chelsea

Tomori, who has been capped once by England was cajoled to play for Nigeria but finally caved in to the English FA according to Omeruo..

”Tomori was a bit younger but he has really improved a lot. Unfortunately for him he chose England. I wanted him to play for Nigeria! ‘ Omeruo said

”(The WhatsApp messages) were good, the boys could catch up and share videos whenever a player made it into team of the week or was man of the match. That was a good connection.”



Belgian, Cyriel Desserts says he wants to play for Nigeria Super eagles.

…NFF welcomes the striker.

The Nigeria Football Federation Federation have officially accepted the proposal of Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers to the Super Eagles after he declared himself available to play for Nigeria.

This comes days after the Dutch Eredivisie top scorer who plays as a striker for Heracles Almelo in Holland, made his intention clear to play for Nigeria.

The 24-year-old born to a Belgian dad and Nigerian mother who has 11 goals and 5 assists in 15 appearances for his club this season, said: “I have never been to Nigeria because of the political situation there. It was slightly better last year so I’ll be twice as happy if I can get an invite, even if it’s a friendly against Madagascar or Mauritius.”

After his public cry to Coach Gernot Rohr to invite him to play for Nigeria, the NFF made an official announcement on their official Twitter account, welcoming Cyriel Dessers.

“@CyrielDessers Eredivisie player of the month says he is open for @NGSuperEagles selection. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong.

“ After a series of discussions with the NFF President Amaju Pinnick, I have decided to fully commit myself to Nigeria and the Super Eagles and I’m going to work to be part of the team and fight for more success for the country.”

“I am a proud Nigerian and I can’t wait to fulfill my dream of wearing the green-white-green,” the striker said in the statement.

NFF welcome Belgian born striker Cyriel Dessers to the Super Eagles after he declared himself available to play for Nigeria



We’ve settled you – NFF president tells super eagles coach, Gernot rohr.

…we pay you salary religiously.

Amaju Pinnick, the president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has berated the action of the Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr to have accused the federation of owing him salary.

The German tactician had in a recent interview claimed that the NFF is currently owing him $100,000 in bonuses and allowances, a report that has been debunked by the federation.

Pinnick has cleared the air on the federation bill with Rohr in terms of payment of salaries. According to him,

“We don’t owe you (Rohr), you cannot come out to say that we owe you salary. We pay you, an employee, and you must respect the employer because we pay you salary religiously.”

Pinnick further advised the technical adviser to be mindful of his utterances in the media.

‘’If they pay you, you don’t come out to say they pay you. There are some things you don’t say.”

Rohr’s present contract is set to expire in June 2020.



Nigerian, super falcon goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie crowned world best goalkeeper.

Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie has been named the best goalkeeper in Africa, and the 14th best goalkeeper in the World by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.

The 18-year-old who caught the attention of many at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France earlier this year, made three appearances for the Super Falcons at the tournament including the 2-0 win over South Korea, where she became the youngest ever goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in a Women’s World Cup.

According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, Chiamaka and South Africa’s Andile Dlamini are the only Africans on the shortlist.

Super Falcons star?Chiamaka Nnadozie named the best female goalkeeper in Africa

Netherland’s Sari Van Veenendaal who won the best keeper’s award at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, is the Best Goalkeeper of The Year, followed by France’s Sarah Bouhaddi, who have won the award three times (2016, 2017, 2018) consecutively.

US keeper Alyssa Naeher next up on the list while Sweden’s Hedvig Lindahl, Sandra Panos of Spain, Almuth Schult from Germany, Laura Giuliani of Italy and England’s Karen Bardsley complete the top five goalkeepers in the world.


Update: NFF Set To Review Super Eagles Player’s Payment

The body responsible for the organization of football in Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation has stated it is currently reviewing the way of payment and amount of payment given to the Super Eagles players as bonus for matches.

The Super Eagles are currently receiving $15,000 as bonus per tournament and $10,000 for other national engagements, this is different from money received from government, politicians and well meaning Nigerians to the team, and the NFF is in discussions with the players and their agents to renegotiate the bonus payments according to NFF technical director, Bitrus Bewarang.

Gernot Rohr’s men top Group L of the 2021 AFCON qualifying with six points after winning their opening two games against Benin and Lesotho but weren’t given bonus payments for those two qualifiers as the NFF tries to modify the payment structure to be based on performance and not just appearance for the Super Eagles players.

“The present NFF started the policy of paying players a percentage of tournament bonuses during the 2018 FIFA World Cup just to motivate them, outside their bonuses and allowances,” Bitrus Bewerang stated.

“We did not pay any bonus for the 2021 AFCON qualifying matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho because we are in the process of negotiating with the players on a new template of bonus payments based on performance after qualification for championships. This is still being discussed.”


I will decide either to stay or leave next year January – Super eagles coach, Gernot rohr said.


With just seven months left on his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, says he is looking at his options and hopes to have a meeting with NFF boss Amaju Pinnick in January to decide his Eagles future.

“The President of the Nigeria Football Federation has told me that we will sit down in January 2020 for a discussion and the conclusion of the extension of my contract, which runs out on the 30th of June,” Rohr told Insideworldfootball.

“To be very honest, I have enjoyed the last three years with the national team of Nigeria, because I can see the progress that I have made with the players over this period.”

“I think that I have the chance to do something with this group for the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The players are young, disciplined and willing to learn. I am very happy with them and my staff. We have formed a strong team, a strong unit,” he said.

“But I am surprised that the federation is taking their time to conclude a contract. And to be honest, I am also surprised that when I was given a contract extension after qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, it was only extended until July 2020, which is right in the middle of qualifiers for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. That is not normal and it is only the federation that can explain the reason for this.”

“According to the provisions of my current contract with Nigeria, I am free, from January 1st 2020, to enter into a pre-contract agreement with any club or national team, to start work with them on the first of July 2020. That is my right,” Rohr said.

“After the AFCON in Egypt, I was approached by some national teams but I made it clear that I was still under contract with Nigeria and was happy to continue with my work here.

“I will wait for my conversation with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation in January, when he says that we shall arrange a time to sit down and talk. We shall see what happens.

“While I have had a good time with my players and staff over the last three years, I have to say that relations with the administration have not been very easy, especially when it comes to the payment of my wages and that of the bonuses and allowances of my players and staff. There needs to be a lot more respect in this regard,” he said.

According to the former Girondins Bordeaux defender and manager, who coached the national teams of Niger, Gabon and Burkina Faso, before joining Nigeria in 2016, Rohr claims that he is owed close to $100,000 in bonuses and allowances by the NFF.

Jean-Jacques Bertrand, who served as the lawyer of Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, has been negotiating with the NFF on Rohr’s behalf to get the arrears paid.

“I preferred to get Jean-Jacques involved because it got to a stage that I didn’t want to be speaking to the federation about money all the time. It got tiring… I wanted to take my mind away from money and simply focus on my job and let him deal with the issues off the field,” Rohr said.

Nigeria, under Rohr, won a bronze medal at the last Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and have made a strong start in the 2021 AFCON qualifying campaign, winning their first two matches against Benin Republic and Lesotho.


Sports And Youth Development Minister, Mr. Dare Sunday Thank Super Eagles’ Head Coach Rohr For Participating In Nigeria’s Progress…

Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, on Wednesday met with Nigeria’s minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare during a courtesy visit at the MKO Abiola National Stadium Abuja and was praised for his ongoing reformation of Nigerian football.

Nigeria won the Bronze medal at the last AFCON tournament, and has had impressive displays against Brazil, Ukraine while also achieving two wins in it’s 2021 AFCON qualifying matches against Benin and Lesotho and Dare has praised Rohr for being part of the football process while also questioning Nigeria’s state of football.

“Are we happy about where our football is at the moment? Not exactly but we know there’s an ongoing process that will make this country a better football nation. That process is on and you are part of the process,” Mr. Dare told Rohr.

Dare also expressed hope that Nigeria would maintain the recent victory against Benin Republic and Lesotho.

“Nigeria is a football loving nation. We love our football and we also love our victories,” the minister said.

Coach Gernot Rohr, praising the minister for his recent projects said;, “I wish you good luck and I hope we can work together.”