Nigeria (soccer)

 
The Stuart Baxter years: The good, the bad and the ugly
The Stuart Baxter years: The good, the bad and the ugly
An innocent slip of the tongue by Stuart Baxter was more revealing of his frustration than any of the words he meant to use when he announced his...
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
The legacy of Bafana Bafana at Afcon 2019 is complicated.
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
Cairo — Bafana Bafana are out of the African Cup of Nations. Confronting that fact doesn't feel all that difficult.
Football futures hang by a hair
Football futures hang by a hair
Right now, Stuart Baxter is sitting down and staring at the ceiling. He is apprehensive. The Sword of Damocles is a thin thread away from impaling...
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The Mail & Guardian prides itself on in-depth, first-hand reporting on and from the African continent. This is a selection of the best stories...
Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco qualify for Cup of Nations
Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco qualify for Cup of Nations
Nigeria, Uganda, Mali and Morocco qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday while Libya scored eight goals to keep alive their hopes...
2018 Fifa World Cup: For Africa, there were positive lessons to take
2018 Fifa World Cup: For Africa, there were positive lessons to take
In the end, it was the bloody yellow cards that did in the Lions of Teranga. For the first time in the history of the Fifa World Cup, the tie-breaker for knockout round qualifying came down to the disciplinary records of two otherwise evenly-matched sides: Senegal’s one yellow card...
Messi, Rojo rescue Argentina from humiliating early exit
Messi, Rojo rescue Argentina from humiliating early exit
Marcus Rojo's stunning finish four minutes from time kept Lionel Messi and Argentina's World Cup hopes alive to see off Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and...
Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured
Africa’s youth, brimming with potential, must be nurtured
In the recent Fifa World Cup match between Nigeria and Croatia, the commentators repeatedly talked about the youthfulness of the Nigerian team and...
Baxter gives us a taste of two Bafanas
Baxter gives us a taste of two Bafanas
Over the course of one week, new coach Stuart Baxter has managed to show the nation two Bafanas. One is a world beater, able to hand out a...
Fifa suspends Nigeria over 'government interference'
Fifa suspends Nigeria over 'government interference'
Fifa on Wednesday suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect over "government interference".
Dozens killed in attacks on Nigeria churches ahead of World Cup game
Dozens killed in attacks on Nigeria churches ahead of World Cup game
Gunmen stormed Sunday services in four villages near Chibok in Borno state where Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls on April 14....

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