Nigeria football team

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Manchester United fan Odion Ighalo ready to realise childhood dream
Nigeria striker has taken a long road to the summit he prepares to make his United debut at Chelsea

Simon Burnton

17, Feb, 2020 @8:28 AM

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Tammy Abraham set to be included in England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers
The Chelsea striker is in line for a first competitive call-up for the games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria

David Hytner

02, Oct, 2019 @7:56 PM

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Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final
A stoppage-time free-kick from Riyad Mahrez gave Algeria a 2-1 win over Nigeria that puts them in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations

Jonathan Wilson at the Cairo International Stadium

14, Jul, 2019 @10:05 PM

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Algeria 2-1 Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations semi-final – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Riyad Mahrez scored a last-second, stoppage-time free-kick to send Algeria into Friday’s final against Senegal

Simon Burnton

14, Jul, 2019 @9:03 PM

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Redemption awaits Algeria’s Youcef Belaili if form holds against Nigeria
From a ban for drug use in 2016 to an enduring strike partnership with Baghdad Bounedjah, destiny appears on the side of Algeria’s maverick Youcef Belaili in the Africa Cup of Nations

Nick Ames

13, Jul, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Nigeria could claim glory in a Cup of Nations higher on drama than quality | Jonathan Wilson
Nigeria deserve semi-final spot but lack the class of old in an era when Africa’s minnows are stronger and the best weaker

Jonathan Wilson in Cairo

11, Jul, 2019 @9:44 AM

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Chelsea’s Kenneth Omeruo: ‘We are Nigeria. We have to show class’
The 25-year-old is Chelsea’s longest-serving current player but is ready for a move. First, though, he wants to win the Africa Cup of Nations again

Nick Ames in Alexandria

05, Jul, 2019 @10:54 AM

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Cameroon to face Nigeria in Afcon last 16 as Ghana and Benin also progress
Cameroon, the holders, will face the three-time winners Nigeria in the last-16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after they were held to a 0-0 draw by Benin, while Mali beat Angola 1-0 to secure top spot in Group E

Guardian sport

02, Jul, 2019 @6:08 PM

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Madagascar v Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Will Nigeria make it three straight wins against surprise packages Madagascar? Join Paul Doyle to find out

Paul Doyle

30, Jun, 2019 @5:53 PM

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Nigeria 1-0 Burundi: Africa Cup of Nations - as it happened
Odion Ighalo scored from a brilliant Ola Aina assist as Nigeria wore down a spirited Burundi side in Alexandria

Paul Doyle

22, Jun, 2019 @6:53 PM

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Ismaila Sarr to Hakim Ziyech: 10 to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations
Our list of potential stars of the tournament, which starts in Egypt on Friday, also includes the hosts’ hero Mohamed Salah

Ed Aarons

21, Jun, 2019 @11:50 AM

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South Africa aim to make history against Nigeria in women’s Afcon final | Aanu Adeoye
Perennial winners Nigeria face a challenge to their dominance from Desiree Ellis’s vibrant young South Africa side in Saturday’s final in Ghana

Aanu Adeoye

30, Nov, 2018 @2:26 PM

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