Football in Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24892/all en Soccer-Cape Verde hold Nigeria to draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-cape-verde-hold-nigeria-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Tiny Cape Verde Islands served notice of their potential at the upcoming African Nations Cup finals by holding heavyweights Nigeria to a goalless draw in a warmup international in Faro, Portugal, on Wednesday.</p> <p>A full-strength Nigeria side, with John Obi Mikel playing the entire 90 minutes, were unable to break down a resilient Cape Verde side who make their debut next week at the tournament in South Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-cape-verde-hold-nigeria-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Nigeria Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732401 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Nigeria ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 16</p> <p>Best performances: Winners in 1980 and 1994; Runners-up in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec. 2012: 52</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732966 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Nigeria looking long term at 2018 World Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-nigeria-looking-long-term-at-2018-world-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria, who embark on a new chapter as they seek to return to past glories at the African Nations Cup, are starting a five-year project which will culminate at the 2018 World Cup, coach Stephen Keshi said.</p> <p>"This is a team that is in a process to become better over the next five years," Keshi told reporters ahead of his team's first match at the tournament on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-nigeria-looking-long-term-at-2018-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736825 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Holders Zambia and new-look Nigeria next up in Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-holders-zambia-and-new-look-nigeria-next-nations-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Misfiring Zambia begin the defence of the African Nations Cup title against Ethiopia and a new-look Nigeria face Burkino Faso in Group C in Nelspruit's Mbombela Stadium on Monday.</p> <p>Nigeria, Africa's most populous country embarrassingly missed out on the last edition of the Nations Cup and have undergone a controversial overhaul under new coach Stephen Keshi.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/soccer-holders-zambia-and-new-look-nigeria-next-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 03:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737069 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Traore's late equaliser denies Nigeria opening win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-soccer-traores-late-equaliser-denies-nigeria-opening-w <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Alain Traore grabbed a last-gasp equaliser to hand Burkina Faso an unlikely 1-1 draw with Nigeria at the African Nations Cup on Monday and leave all four sides level in Group C.</p> <p>The midfielder, whose selection was a gamble because he was still injured when the squad was submitted, came off the bench to earn his side a morale-boosting share of the points when he converted a cut back from Jonathan Pitroipa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-soccer-traores-late-equaliser-denies-nigeria-opening-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Nigeria Jonathan Pitroipa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737463 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Goalkeeper saves Zambia with late penalty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-goalkeeper-saves-zambia-late-penalty <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Champions Zambia saved themselves from defeat and possible elimination from the African Nations Cup when goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene scored an 85th minute penalty to give them a 1-1 draw with Nigeria at the Mbombela Stadium on Friday.</p> <p>Earlier Nigeria had becomed the fourth successive team in the finals to miss a penalty against Zambia when John Obi Mikel struck the post with a 25th-minute spotkick before Nigeria took the lead in the Group C heavyweight clash in the 57th minute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-goalkeeper-saves-zambia-late-penalty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739501 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Zambia 1 Nigeria 1 - African Nations Cup result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-zambia-1-nigeria-1-african-nations-cup-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Zambia 1 Nigeria 1 - African Nations Cup Group C result At Mbombela Stadium Scorers: Zambia - Kennedy Mweene 85 penalty Nigeria - Emmanuel Emenike 57 Missed penalty: John Obi Mikel 26 Halftime: 0-0 Teams Zambia: 16-Kennedy Mweene; 6-Davies Nkausu, 18-Emmanuel Mbola, 13-Stopilla Sunzu, 4-Joseph Musonda; 3-Chisamba Lungu (23-Mukuka Mulenga 66), 8-Isaac Chansa (21-Jonas Sakuwaha 73), 19-Nathan Sinkala, 17-Rainford Kalaba, 11-Chris Katongo (9-Collins Mbesuma 66); 20-Emmanuel Mayuka Nigeria: 1-V</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-zambia-1-nigeria-1-african-nations-cup-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:16:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739507 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Dutch championship summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-dutch-championship-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Dutch championship matches on Friday VVV-Venlo 1 Uche Nwofor 52 AZ Alkmaar 4 Adam Maher 27, Donny Gorter 55pen, Jozy Altidore 62, Etienne Reijnen 67 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 5,900 - - - Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, January 26 PEC Zwolle v Heerenveen (1745) ADO Den Haag v Roda JC Kerkrade (1845) RKC Waalwijk v NAC Breda (1845) Heracles Almelo v PSV Eindhoven (1945) Sunday, Janua</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-dutch-championship-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 Eredivisie Football in Nigeria Uche Nwofor Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739629 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Dutch championship summaries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-dutch-championship-summaries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Dutch championship matches on Saturday Saturday, January 26 Heracles Almelo 1 Everton 62 PSV Eindhoven 5 Tim Matavz 23, Jeremain Lens 35, Georginio Wijnaldum 66,76, Dries Mertens 72 Halftime: 0-2; Attendance: 8,500 - - - ADO Den Haag 2 Mike van Duinen 14, Danny Holla 78pen Red Card: Vito Wormgoor 87 Roda JC Kerkrade 2 Mikolaj Lebedynski 45, Mark-Jan Fledderus 88 Red Card: Sanharib </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/soccer-dutch-championship-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Buijs Football in Nigeria Football in the Netherlands Mark-Jan Fledderus Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:00:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739952 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ethiopia v Nigeria - African Nations Cup teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-ethiopia-v-nigeria-african-nations-cup-teams <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Teams for the African Nations Cup Group C match between Ethiopia and Nigeria at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Tuesday:</p> <p>Ethiopia: 1-Sasay Bancha; 2-Degu Debebe, 4-Abebaw Butako, 6-Alula Girma, 12-Biyadiglign Eliase; 15-Dawit Estifanos, 16-Yussuf Saleh, 21-Addis Hintsa; 7-Saladin Seid, 9-Getaneh Kebede, 11-Omed Okwuri</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-ethiopia-v-nigeria-african-nations-cup-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Nigeria Labor Sport in Africa Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741083 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Soccer-Ethiopia 0 Nigeria 2 - African Nations Cup result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-ethiopia-0-nigeria-2-african-nations-cup-result <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Corrects typo in Bancha's first name)</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 29 - Ethiopia 0 Nigeria 2 - African Nations Cup Group C result at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Tuesday</p> <p>Scorer: Victor Moses 80 pen; 89 pen.</p> <p>Red card: Sasay Bancha (Ethiopia) 85</p> <p>Halftime: 0-0</p> <p>Lineups:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-ethiopia-0-nigeria-2-african-nations-cup-result" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:15:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741163 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Two-goal Moses leads Nigeria to promised land http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-two-goal-moses-leads-nigeria-promised-land <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Moses double floors Ethiopia</p> <p>* Nigeria through to last eight</p> <p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Victor Moses converted two late penalties to give Nigeria a 2-0 win over Ethiopia on Tuesday and a place in the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-two-goal-moses-leads-nigeria-promised-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Victor Moses Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:31:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741188 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Two-goal Moses leads Nigeria to promised land http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-soccer-two-goal-moses-leads-nigeria-promised-land <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nigeria need Moses double to floor Ethiopia</p> <p>* Disciplinary countback avoided with win</p> <p>* Ethiopia have second goalkeeper sent off</p> <p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Nigeria needed two late penalties from cool-as-ice Victor Moses to defeat Ethiopia 2-0 on Tuesday and set up a quarter-final with African Nations Cup favourites Ivory Coast at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-2-soccer-two-goal-moses-leads-nigeria-promised-land" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:15:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741229 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Keshi laughs off critics as Nigeria make it through http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-keshi-laughs-critics-nigeria-make-it-through <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 30 (Reuters) - As Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi's media conference was about to begin after their 2-0 win over Ethiopia secured them a place in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals, there was a pained outburst from an apparently disgruntled journalist walking in late.</p> <p>The reporter, clearly known to Keshi, shouted loudly and in an ironic tone: "Well done, Keshi, well done" - the implicit message being: you escaped this time, you will not be so lucky again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-keshi-laughs-critics-nigeria-make-it-through" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Belgium Football in Nigeria Stephen Keshi Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741421 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Former final referee Coulibaly cut from officials list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-former-final-referee-coulibaly-cut-officials-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Mali's Koman Coulibaly, who took charge of the 2010 African Nations Cup final, is one of five referees leaving this year's tournament after the completion of the group stage on Wednesday, officials have confirmed.</p> <p>The 42-year-old has officiated at seven African Nations Cups but is probably best known for disallowing what seemed a perfectly legitimate United States goal against Slovenia at the World Cup finals in South Africa three years ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/soccer-former-final-referee-coulibaly-cut-officials-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Nigeria Koman Coulibaly Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741448 at http://www.globalpost.com