The Super Eagles left Rustenburg on Monday for Durban, venue of their semi final duel with the other Eagles of Mali on Wednesday. Wednesday’s showdown at the Moses Mabhida Stadium is a big opportunity for the Eagles to make amends for disappointing Durbanites in particular and South Africans in general during the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals.
After losing their first two matches against Argentina in Johannesburg and against Greece in Bloemfontein, the Eagles still stood a chance to reach the World Cup Round of 16 if they defeated Korea Republic.
At the Moses Mabhida Stadium on June 22, 2010, the Eagles, lauded on by a capacity crowd, could only manage a 2-2 draw with the Koreans, following a couple of horrendous misses, and crashed out of the first World Cup on African soil at group stage.Tomorrow, the Eagles will have the same capacity crowd on their side as South Africans have switched allegiance to Nigeria following a gorgeous display against Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday, and the fact that their own Bafana Bafana were eliminated by the Malians.
Nigeria will welcome back midfield lynchpin Fegor Ogude, who missed Sunday’s clash after being suspended for earning two yellow cards in the group stage.
BusinessWeek— 2:24 am
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Oriental News— 2:59 am
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South-West Magazine— 12:00 am
From OLUSEYE OJO, Ibadan BOWER’S Tower, ever heard about it? It was erected 80 years ago and it is one of the popular tourist centres in Ibadan, Oyo State. The tower is located on the summit of Oke- Are, Ibadan North Local Government, and it earns Ibadan the nickname of the ‘City of Layipo.’ When…— 12:00 am
From BAMIGBOLA GBOLAGUNTE, Akure THE peace enjoyed in the sleepy town of Irun-Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo state is currently being threatened following crisis emanating from the selection of the new traditional ruler for the town, the Onirun of Irun-Akoko. The selection of the traditional ruler had been concluded since…
Abuja Metro— 2:48 am
Exactly 40 years ago today, the military government of Nigeria created the Federal Capital Territory through the enactment of the FCT Decree No. 6 of 1976, today called the FCT Act.— 2:45 am
Honourable Bitrus Kura is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer for next month chairmanship election in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) and also the immediate past secretary of the PDP in the federal capital territory (FCT)