Ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier between Super Eagles and BafanaBafana of South Africa, team captain Ahmed Musa and 21 other Super Eagles players trained at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in AsabaDelta State, preparatory to the clash.
Former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira, world and European champion with Les Bleus, has taken the reins at top flight Nice, the French club said Monday. Vieira, 41, arrives after a stint at MLS outfit New York City FC. He has signed a three-year contract and replaces Lucien Favre who is moving to Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern Munich of Germany and Austria international defender David has revealed that he loves Nigeria and would have loved to play for the Super Eagles but for circumstances beyond his control.
Alaba, of Nigerian parentage, was born in Austria and capped at U-17 level by the European country when he was barely 15.
Ten people on a river cruise were killed when their boat collided with a tugboat late on Monday in the Russian city of Volgograd, which is hosting matches in the soccer World Cup, local officials and Russian media said.
Emergencies services received notification at around 22:00 (20:00 GMT+1) on Monday evening that the vessels had collided on the Volga river, about 1 km from the riverbank.
There were a total of 16 people on board the pleasure craft when the collision happened, all of them Russian citizens, Russia’s RIA news agency cited the local administration as saying.
Patrick Vieira has been appointed as manager of the Ligue 1 side Nice. The former Arsenal captain has left his role as head coach role of New York City FC to replace Lucien Favre at the Allianz Riviera.
The Frenchman had been linked with replacing Arsène Wenger at Arsenal following his countryman’s departure, but he now returns to his homeland to take charge of a Nice side that finished eighth last season.