He is cousin to Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Emenike. Since making his debut in 2002 for Nigeria, he has since become the captain and is the second most capped player for the country. Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. Chinedu Bright Dike is a current Nigerian footballer who plays for San Antonio Scorpions on loan from Toronto FC and the Nigerian national team. In their first match at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Niger lost 1–0 to Mali at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Liechtenstein national football team. He was born 15 July 1981. Musa is the first Nigerian to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match after scoring twice against Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. A Nigerian international in the 2000’s, Uche represented his country at the 2010 World Cup. [6][7]. He is not currently registered to play with the league office. Read Also: 11 Nigerian Footballers Who Have Never Played For Nigeria. He is known to have high stats in pace and strength, and this explains why he was regarded as a very sweaty player in the EA Sports video game FIFA 15. In January 2014, Globacom named Emenike as their new brand ambassador. A 1–1 draw looked likely, but Issam Jemâa's goal would eliminate Niger from the tournament. He spent most of his professional career in Spain, having arrived in the country before the age of 20. 2012 African Cup of Nations qualification, Orange 2012 Afcon qualifiers :130 Million FCFA for the Menas, http://www.afrik-foot.com/can-2019-la-liste-du-niger-contre-l-egypte-sans-maazou, "Project MENA is dedicated to assisting MENA, the Niger national soccer team. He is popularly known as John Mikel Obi. Joseph Phillip Yobo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a centre back. He was born on 23rd January, 1962. Emmanuel Chineye Emenike (born 10 May 1987) is a Nigerian international footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish team Fenerbahçe. He has been compared to Jesus Navas and Arjen Robben for his pace and his ability to cut inside and cause havoc, he is a good creator as well as corner specialist. The project aimed to raise enough money to send the team to compete for the 2010 African Cup in Angola", CHAN 2011 : Un Niger héroïque mais éliminé par le Soudan – Football/CHAN 2011 – RFI, "Niger in historic qualification despite Cairo loss". Close player. He is 35 years old, (born 6 September 1980), and is married to Adaeze Yobo with a son. He has played for clubs in the English premiership as well as in Turkey. The 33-year-old from Akwa Ibom state is married with three lovely kids. DEC Player refused to join the team after the call-up. Despite a failed run for AFCON 2010, Niger hosted and won the UEMOA Tournament in November 2010, and followed up with their first ever qualification for the African Nations Championship in February 2011.[9]. Caps and goals updated as of 10 October 2020 after the game against Chad. This article provides such rare opportunities for you to know a lot more about Nigerian players. He spent most of his professional career in Spain, mainly with Almería, with which he amassed La Liga totals of 117 games and 27 goals. ... the Corsica national team. * Stats from the 2020-2021 season. He is the older brother of Peter Utaka, who plays for Beijing Guoan in China. The lack of later development of the national team on a wider international level symptomatic of all African teams is a result of several factors, including limited access to education, poverty amongst wo… The Niger national football team[3][4] represents Niger in international football through the Nigerien Football Federation, a member of Confederation of African Football (CAF). Bright was born in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, on the 2nd of February, 1987. He is married with grown up children. He began his career in the Championship with Crystal Palace, before his performances caught the eye of Wigan Athletic, where he made his Premier League debut in 2010. He broke into the international scene when he was invited to the Nigeria’s  U-20 Flying Eagles that won Gold in Benin in the African Youth Tournament in 2005 and was later called up to the senior squad at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, scoring once before Nigeria’s semifinal elimination. Study design, participants and setting. Founded 1961 Address Avenue François Mitterand 10299 Niamey Country Niger Phone +227 (20) 724 575 Fax +227 (20) 725 127 E-mail info@fenifoot.net Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. And for the ones they already know, they’ll love to get more information about them. Utaka has played at two World Cups and three Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria since his debut in 2002. Vincent Enyeama is a Nigerian professional national and international footballer who plays for French club Lille OSC and the Nigerian national team, as a goalkeeper. A total of 756 players with an age range of 18–32 years (356 males and 300 females) from 22 different teams (12 male and 10 female teams), registered for the 18th National Sports Festival Football Tournament participated in the study. Although one of the weaker sides in the strong West Africa region, Niger has produced a couple of noteworthy runs in qualifying tournaments. He made his debut for Nigeria in 2012, and since then, he has gained over 20 caps for the country. Younès Belhanda scored on an assist from Marouane Chamakh just 11 minutes from time to give Morocco a 1–0 victory. Goalscorers Mohamed Chikoto and Issoufou Boubacar had sent Niger to another African Cup of Nations tournament.[13]. He attributed the national team coaches over depended on foreign breeds players to due lack of effective grassroots developmental programmes. Founded 1961 Address 29, rue de Russie Isoraka 101 Antananarivo Country Madagascar Phone +261 (20) 226 8374 Fax +261 (20) 226 8373 E-mail fmf@blueline.mg Biography, Before and After, House, Net Worth, Facts, Top 15 Most Celebrated African Musicians, Guess Who Topped The List. 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The following players have been selected for two friendly matches against Chad on 10 October 2020 and against Sierra Leone on 13 October 2020. Guinea won the first match 1–0, but Niger won 2–0 in the second leg. Vincent Kabore from Burkina Faso has been appointed to handle the game between Ghana and Nigeria. In 2008 Yakubu married Yvonne Lameen Ikhana, the daughter of former Nigerian international football player Kadiri Ikhana, who is also the father-in-law to former Nigerian international football player Patrick Ovie. He was born on born 15 November 1982. Welcome to watch AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2020 Watch Live Stream In Here. Enjoy…. MLS players in World Cup, Euro, Africa Cup of Nations qualifying action on Thursday - MLSsoccer.com MLSsoccer.com (4 weeks ago) Olympiakos accuse FIFA of failing to ensure player safety on national team duty | Kathimerini - www.ekathimerini.com Vincent Enyeama is a Nigerian professional national and international footballer who plays for French club Lille OSC and the Nigerian national team, as a goalkeeper. Since making his debut in 2002 for Nigeria, he has since become the captain and is the second most capped player for the country. The Niger squad is also plagued by financial concerns, which have caused them to withdraw from international tournaments on more than one occasion. Close player. The Nigerien Football Federation would have turned to fundraising to pay for their trip to the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola, had they qualified.[8]. Born in Aba, Abia state, Uche’s career began in his country with Amanze United and Iwuanyanwu Nationale. He is known to have so many girl friends, some of whom he has kids with, and is yet to get married. The country has well-skilled teams for each that competes in both amateur and professional leagues. FC Niger Amazon assistant coach, Gabriel, and 9 other players are to report to the club on Thursday. Joseph Yobo has also been Nigeria’s most reliable center back since 2002. Many Nigerians, especially the upcoming ones who have interest in football, would love to know who and who are Nigerian Footballers. After home wins over South Africa and Sierra Leone, on 8 October 2011 Niger qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in its history, despite losing 3–0 in Egypt. Both games resulted in two victories (1-0 and 2-0) for the Atlas Lions. He has sustained serious injuries, (ruptured Achilles Tendon) twice since he started his football career. He grew up in Russia but hails from Edo, Nigeria. Niger (2017) Niger Choose year: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 … When he started his career, he first played for Plateau United. Ghana, Cameroon qualify for last 16. We’ll walk our way through, from the most popular ones down to the lesser known ones. Victor Moses (born 12 December 1990) is a professional footballer who plays for Stoke City on loan from Chelsea. They are three-time Africa Cup of Nations winners, with their most recent title in 2013, after defeating Burkina Faso in the final. Kalu Uche is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Levante UD as a forward or an attacking midfielder. On 22 May 2014, Niger played a friendly match against Ukraine, marking the first ever match against a European nation. Emenike hails from Anambra state in Nigeria. The national team of local players played two friendly games in Niamey against Mali and Niger respectively. 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