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Gernot Rohr says Philip Billing's agent approached him about Nigeria switch

Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing's agent may have engineered interest from Nigeria in order to raise the player's stock in Denmark, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has told ESPN.

Billing -- who was born to a Nigerian father -- has represented Denmark at cadet level and was first called up to the senior national side in March 2019, but is yet to make an appearance for Kasper Hjulmand's side.

Reports emerged in May that Nigeria had made an approach for the Cherries midfielder with a view to snatching...

Man United given Ighalo loan boost as Shanghai soften stance - sources

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Shanghai Shenhua have softened their stance on extending Odion Ighalo's loan with Manchester United but time is against the Premier League side, sources have told ESPN.

United want to keep Ighalo for the remainder of the season but privately insist the "ball is in Shanghai's court" with the delayed Chinese Super League season set to start in June.

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr signs two-year contract extension

Nigeria have re-signed Gernot Rohr to a new two-year contract extension that will see the German finish as the longest-serving coach in Super Eagles history by the end of his tenure.

Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick announced on Twitter: "I'm happy to announce that the NFF and coach Gernot Rohr have concluded all contractual discussions and he will stay on as Coach of the Super Eagles. We have always had confidence in his abilities and we are confident that the national...

Nigeria Professional Football League weighing up resumption options

Nigeria's football authorities are mulling four options for rounding up the domestic league season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), which was suspended on March 18, still has 13 rounds of matches to play.

Last week, the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) directed the NPFL, along with other leagues in the country, to liaise with its football committee on the resumption.

Shehu Dikko, chairman of the League Management Company,...

Nigeria racing to re-sign Gernot Rohr amid links with Harry Redknapp

Nigeria's football leadership is in a race against time to have coach Gernot Rohr sign a new contract before seemingly being imposed with a man in charge, with reports claiming the national sports ministry has former Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp waiting in the wings to take over the Super Eagles job.

The Punch reported last week that Redknapp was the favoured candidate of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, the government department that oversees the Nigeria Football...