Nigeria’s U-20 team, the Flying Eagles, coached by Manu Garba stepped up their preparation for the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal after they defeated Ace Academy of Kaduna 3-0 on Wednesday.
Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Eagles, has dropped a place to end 2014 as the 43rd best team in the world and ninth in Africa according to the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday. Stephen Keshi’s men began the year on a shaky note as they dropped four places to 41st in the January no thanks to their 2-1 defeat to Mali in the African Nations Champion-ship game, a tournament that has been upgraded to ranking status by FIFA. In February, they continued their slow and steady fall as they dropped six places to 47th.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has warned clubs representing the country in continental competitions next year that they would bear all sanctions imposed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for their own late registration for those competitions.