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Nigeria World Cup player Justice Christopher robbed by armed assailants

On the same day that the kidnapped duo of Enyimba midfielder Ekundayo Ojo and Abia Comets' Benjamin Iluyomade were being released, former Nigeria international Justice Christopher was carjacked by armed assailants in Jos.

Christopher, 38, told ESPN that he was lucky to be alive after being dragged out of his car, a Toyota Camry, and physically assaulted.

"I was coming back from a friend's get-together and was just about to turn into the road to my house when I was jumped by the boys," Christopher...

Ifeanyi George: Enugu Rangers, teammates pay tribute to Nigeria forward after another fatal road crash

Nigeria international Ifeanyi George has died aged 26 in a fatal road accident.
Tributes flooded in for Nigeria international Ifeanyi George who died on Sunday.

Tributes have been paid to Enugu Rangers and Nigeria striker Ifeanyi George, who was killed in a road traffic accident on Sunday morning along with two other players.

George, 26, was driving to Lagos from Enugu when his vehicle collided into a stationary truck.

The player was returning home after being granted leave by Rangers due to the NPFL suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"It's a big shock to me," Rangers defender Ifeanyi Nweke told ESPN. "This was all caused by coronavirus. He was travelling...

Nigerian squad Enyimba describes 'scary' bus attack that left players injured

A bus carrying Nigerian side Enyimba was attacked by armed robbers on Thursday, with players suffering minor injuries.

Enyimba defender Stephen Egbe has described how the club's team bus was attacked by armed robbers on Thursday as they travelled home from a Nigerian league game, leaving forward Cyril Olisema with injuries and others with minor cuts.

The eight-time Nigerian champions were returning to their base in Aba following the conclusion of their NPFL clash away against Adamawa United in Gombe, a match which the visitors won 2-0.

The attack occurred in Okigwe, Imo State, at around 18:45 GMT on Thursday,...

Nigeria suspends football activities due to coronavirus

Nigerian football on Wednesday finally caught up to the majority of the rest of the world in calling a four-week halt to football activities due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), president Amaju Pinnick also advised all members of the football family to observe the various safety precautions and conduct advised by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) -- such as hand-washing, the use of sanitizers...

Former Nigeria star John Obi Mikel leaves Trabzonspor over coronavirus fears

Gab Marcotti explains why postponing the Euros was UEFA's only reasonable option, despite a big financial hit.
Gab Marcotti outlines what measures UEFA may propose for how to see out the Champions League knockout rounds.

John Obi Mikel has left Turkish side Trabzonspor days after the former Chelsea midfielder said he did not feel comfortable with top-flight games in the country being played despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The Super Lig team confirmed in a statement that the Nigerian, who joined them last year and had a contract until May 2021, had left by mutual consent.

"There is more to life than football," he wrote on Instagram on Saturday. I do not feel comfortable and don't want to play football in...