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Nigeria Professional Football League weighing up resumption options

Nigeria's football authorities are mulling four options for rounding up the domestic league season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), which was suspended on March 18, still has 13 rounds of matches to play.

Last week, the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) directed the NPFL, along with other leagues in the country, to liaise with its football committee on the resumption.

Shehu Dikko, chairman of the League Management Company,...

Super Eagles footballers do their part in Nigeria's coronavirus relief efforts

Former Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel is one of many Super Eagles players who have pitched in with donations of all kinds as their country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

Nigeria's large population has been hard hit by the nationwide lockdown, announced by the government in mid-March and recently extended by President Muhammad Buhari.

Mikel, who owns a farm that includes a poultry, distributed crates of fresh eggs to families in the area, saying on Instagram: "Helping people to survive in...

Nigeria league clubs will continue paying wages

League clubs in Nigeria will continue to pay wages during the coronavirus lockdown, after the NFF board approved the recommendation of a joint meeting between the League Management Company and the clubs.

Clubs will also ensure testing of all players, officials and staff prior to kickoff of games whenever the league resumes.

Domestic football in Nigeria has been suspended since March 19, after the country's government announced travel restrictions and 'stay at home' orders due to COVID-19.

Clubs...

Gernot Rohr does pick Nigerian domestic players, actually, and they benefit from it

For all the flak that Gernot Rohr has taken for seemingly turning up his nose at players from Nigeria's domestic league, the Super Eagles coach has not only picked 23 of them during his time, but has actually given them the opportunity to compete with their foreign-based colleagues.

At least, that is the testimony of former Akwa United midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, one member of that rarefied club of 23, who told ESPN that Rohr was open and honest with him from the get-go.

"I felt like I got...

Super Eagles coach Rohr hits back at demands to use Nigeria-based players

Nothing fazes Gernot Rohr.

At 66 years old, the Nigeria coach has seen and experienced just about all there is to be seen and experienced. Attempts to rile him, whether contrived or not, continue to fall flat in the face of his measured disposition.

Throughout his tenure as Super Eagles coach, and in recent weeks, there have been calls for him to select more Nigeria-based players in the national team; but Rohr shut that down, telling ESPN in a lengthy interview that the country's best players are...