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John Obi Mikel confirms Botafogo interest but is 'still thinking about it'

Former Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has confirmed to ESPN that he is in discussions with Brazilian club Botafogo with a view to joining them after the coronavirus pandemic is over.

A decision is still some way from being reached, though, with Mikel saying: "Yes there has been interest and yes there has been negotiations.

"But I don't know yet. I am still thinking about it. Not sure yet."

Mikel, 32, left Turkish club Trabzonspor by mutual consent in February after declaring that he did not feel...

Gernot Rohr's revamped Super Eagles contract takes back seat to coronavirus

Under normal circumstances, this should have been the week when Gernot Rohr would have been in the process of signing his new contract as Nigeria coach.

Instead, with sporting activities suspended across the world, the German is stuck in Europe due to the global coronavirus pandemic and he told ESPN that the contract negotiations were the least of his priorities.

Rohr was expected to be in Nigeria at the end of March and stay up until April, guiding the Super Eagles through two Africa Cup of Nations...

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,...