Posted on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 05:33 PM

Mohamed Salah was kept on the bench in Egypt’s opening World Cup defeat against Uruguay on Friday because the team did not want to risk further injury to the Liverpool star.

Salah, who turned 26 on Friday, injured his shoulder three weeks ago in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.

On the eve of the Uruguay match in Yekaterinburg, which the South Americans won 1-0, Egypt coach Hector Cuper said Salah was fit, raising the Pharoahs’ hopes that he would start the Group A clash.

Posted on Sat 7 Oct 2017, 09:39 PM

President Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory over the Zambian national team in a world cup qualifier played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The President described the hard-earned victory as “very sweet, soothing and a 57th Independence Anniversary gift to the nation."
Super Eagle's victory has guaranteed them a place in the 2018 World Cup coming up in Russia.

Posted on Sat 7 Oct 2017, 07:01 PM

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has qualified for the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia by defeating Zambia 1-0 at a qualifier.

The game held at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, where substitute Alex Iwobi got Nigeria’s goal in the 71st minute.

Nigeria and Zambia had several chances at goal but their profligacy kept the game goalless until the Arsenal youngster was introduced late in the second half

With 13 points in the kitty for Nigeria, the remaining games in the group will be mere formalities as only one team will qualify from the five groups.

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