Nigeria and the Opportunities of Qatar 2022Blogs

Nigeria and the Opportunities of Qatar 2022

Although Nigeria was eliminated at the group phase of the 2018 World Cup, it was an elimination where Nigeria’s progress…

Observations From First Round of World Cup 2018Blogs

Observations From First Round of World Cup 2018

Group Matches There is no doubt that the World Cup is truly the world’s best tournament. Its accessibility to a…

Russia 2018: The human side to World Cup cutsBlogs

Russia 2018: The human side to World Cup cuts

At this time of a World Cup year, players are cut as the Manager makes decisions on the final 23…

Nigeria’s World Cup: A TEAM v an All Star SelectionBlogs

Nigeria’s World Cup: A TEAM v an All Star Selection

In the last few weeks, particularly after a Nigerian selection played against Atletico Madrid’s selection in Uyo, we have learned…

The Proposed Global Nations League, visualising the chequeBlogs

The Proposed Global Nations League, visualising the cheque

The news that FIFA is seriously considering a Global Nations League along with a new format for a World Clubs…

Caution: media assumptions that only tactics win gamesBlogs

Caution: media assumptions that only tactics win games

The discussion of tactics in football, which began in the Western media, has spread globally in recent decades. It is…

Gernot Rohr v Clemens Westerhof – Historical ImaginationBlogs

Gernot Rohr v Clemens Westerhof – Historical Imagination

When it comes to the World Cup, it seems quite usual that the name Clemens Westerhof is recalled. Westerhof, of…

Enroute Russia 2018: affirming IheanachoBlogs

Enroute Russia 2018: affirming Iheanacho

The 2018 World Cup is barely four months away and its approach prods us to begin to think about those…

Gernot Rohr Exposes ‘His Hand’ In March InvitationsBlogs

Gernot Rohr Exposes ‘His Hand’ In March Invitations

The recent invitation of players to the national team for the March friendlies against Poland and Serbia is similar to…

Treating the Falcons as an after thought……Blogs

Treating the Falcons as an after thought……

The release, few weeks ago, of fixtures for the WAFU Women competition reminded us that there is still a Nigerian…