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Uzoho injury reboots Nigeria Super Eagles' goalkeeping crisis

From the moment that Francis Uzoho landed awkwardly after going up for a cornerback and colliding with Brazil's Casemiro, it was instantly obvious to Nigeria's goalkeeper that something had gone very wrong.

For the rest of us, we needed a few more seconds and multiple TV replays to catch up. And one of those angles of his knee looked especially horrific.

The goalkeeper immediately started taking off his gloves, and it was clear from that action alone that his day was done. What neither Uzoho nor...

Aribo, Ajayi set the cat amongst the Super Eagles in Brazil draw

Joe Aribo and Semi Ajayi are not supposed to be starters for Nigeria's Super Eagles, but after two excellent efforts in recent weeks, including a 1-1 draw against Brazil this past weekend, coach Gernot Rohr will have much to consider.

When they both started the last friendly against Ukraine, it didn't look anything out of the ordinary. Aribo and Ajayi did so by default, filling in for two players who had withdrawn from injury. Aribo for Wilfred Ndidi and Ajayi for Kenneth Omeruo.

One month on and...

Neymar injured as Brazil draw 1-1 with Nigeria in friendly

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Neymar went off injured 12 minutes into Brazil's 1-1 draw with Nigeria in a friendly in Singapore on Sunday.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward, making his 101st appearance for the national team, touched the back of his left thigh as he left the pitch and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho

A team spokesman said Neymar "felt discomfort" and would be examined by PSG doctors once he was back in France.

Globoesporte.com cited the Brazilian team doctor as saying the player was not in pain.

The draw...

Gernot Rohr must address questions about Super Eagles' game management

Nigeria are about to play Brazil for just the third time in history, at the National Stadium in Singapore, 23 years after the first, cataclysmic, fixture between the sides at the Atlanta Olympic Games.

And much as there isn't as much riding on the fixture in Singapore as there was in Atlanta, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may still be feeling a little pressure. 

In 1996, Brazil had high hopes of claiming their first Olympic football gold medal.

They had good reason.

Most Brazil squads are...

WAFU Cup of Nations disaster shows Nigerian football is in dire straits

And so the unthinkable happened. A penalty shootout defeat by Cape Verde saw Nigeria eliminated from the 2019 WAFU Cup of Nations in disgrace.

Nigeria looked likely to avoid the disgrace of the unwanted record when Sikiru Alimi scored his scrambled goal, but a giveaway just seconds before fulltime saw the game go to penalties and the nervy Super Eagles lads missed three of their kicks to hand the islanders victory.

This was nothing short of disaster. Two losses in one tournament, and another defeat...