Posts Tagged ‘Nigeria’

Libya loses second match to Nigeria at AFCON qualifiers 2-3

  • 17 October 2018 - 12:38
Libya loses second match to Nigeria at AFCON qualifiers 2-3

Odion Ighalo scored twice - including an 81st-minute winner - as Nigeria overcame Libya's comeback to win 3-2 in North Africa and move into pole position in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying group. The Super Eagles took an early two-goal lead in Sfax following goals from Ighalo and...

Libya loses to Nigeria 0-4 in AFCON 2019 qualifiers

  • 13 October 2018 - 22:16
Libya loses to Nigeria 0-4 in AFCON 2019 qualifiers

Nigeria beat Libya 4-0 with Odion Ighalo grabbing a hat-trick as the Super Eagles got their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign firmly back on track in Uyo on Saturday. Nigeria are now second in Group E with six points from three matches, a point behind new leaders South Africa, who...

Libya’s football team coach departs four days before Nigeria match

  • 9 October 2018 - 21:13
Libya’s football team coach departs four days before Nigeria match

The Algerian coach Adel Amrouche has left the training camp of the Libyan team in Tunisia, citing upset at nonpayment of salaries for him and his Algerian assistants as well as mistreatment by Libyan players and Libyan Football Federation of him and the assistants. Amrouche told reporters...

Group of Nigerian migrants released from Libya detention center after abuse video

  • 1 October 2018 - 22:08
Group of Nigerian migrants released from Libya detention center after abuse video

A group of Nigerian migrants held in Libya have been released after a video documenting their detention went viral on social media, AFP has reported. The migrants, held in the coastal city of Zawiya, filmed the video in July, documenting the poor conditions of their imprisonment and pleading for...

166 Nigerian immigrants repatriated from Libya

  • 4 August 2018 - 16:01
166 Nigerian immigrants repatriated from Libya

Libya repatriated Thursday night 166 illegal Nigerian immigrants from Tripoli via Mitiga Airport. The returnees included 72 females, three pregnant women, and 94 males, including 5 male infants. The return of the migrants was done under the supervision of the voluntary return program of the...

Argentina escapes humiliating first-round exit by 2-1 win over Nigeria

  • 26 June 2018 - 23:10
Argentina escapes humiliating first-round exit by 2-1 win over Nigeria

Argentina escaped a humiliating first-round exit from the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday, stunning Nigeria, 2-1, with a goal by defender Marcos Rojo in the 86th minute. Lionel Messi, the Argentine star who was counted on to save his nation’s pride, delivered an early goal and seemingly willed his...

Morocco wins CHAN 2018 title after beating Nigeria 4-0

  • 5 February 2018 - 13:49
Morocco wins CHAN 2018 title after beating Nigeria 4-0

  Morocco became the first host nation to claim the African Nations Championship (CHAN) title with a convincing 4-0 win over 10-man Nigeria in Sunday's final.   Key moments either side of half-time turned the match in the hosts' favour as Morocco's Zakaria Hadraf scored...

Libya loses 0-1 to Nigeria in second CHAN appearance

  • 20 January 2018 - 11:31
Libya loses 0-1 to Nigeria in second CHAN appearance

Nigeria beat Libya 1-0 at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco in the second match in Group 3 on Friday. The second game of the group saw Rwanda beat Equatorial Guinea by the same scoreline. Both Nigeria and Rwanda struggled to make their dominance count against opponents happy...

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants rerun home from Libya

  • 14 January 2018 - 11:29
560 Nigerian illegal immigrants rerun home from Libya

560 Nigerian illegal immigrants arrived in Port Harcourt on Saturday, bringing to 1,590, the number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya since January 7. More than 6,000 illegal immigrants from Nigeria were deported from Libya in 2017. The returnees, who were repatriated as part of the...

180 Nigerians evacuated from Libya as thousands others queue for their turn

  • 8 January 2018 - 14:07
180 Nigerians evacuated from Libya as thousands others queue for their turn

A set of 481 Nigerians evacuated from Libya arrived at the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State on Sunday with sad stories. This is just as the Federal Government promised to rehabilitate the returnees, who flew in with a chartered Max Airline at exactly 4.55pm, Nigerian media...