Finally, Nosa Returns To Spain
Published: March 07, 2013
The soap opera involving the Nigeria international Nosa Igiebor has reached its conclusion.  Nosa will take a direct flight on Thursday evening from Lagos and arrive the Spanish capital Madrid at about 6:30 am on Friday morning, writes alfinaldelapalmera.com.Now that the issue has come to an end, the Real Betis mi...
Navina Omilade Announces Retirement
Published: March 07, 2013
Germany Female National Team player Navina Omilade, who has Nigerian blood flowing in her veins, has officially announced her retirement from football.Despite offers from home and abroad, the 31 - year - old Wolfsburg defender, who represented Germany 61 times, wants to focus on her studies and spend more time with her...
Fifa Queries Nigeria Federation Over Lesbian Ban
Published: March 07, 2013
Football's regulators, Fifa has made a request to the Nigeria Football Federation to clarify statements credited to Chairman of the Nigeria Women Football League, Dilichukwu Onyedinma, who has banned lesbians from representing the national teams.''Any player that we find is associated with it will be disqualified."We w...
Irabor Averts Referees Boycotting League Matches
Published: March 07, 2013
Angered by nonchalant attitude of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) towards the welfare of Nigerian, Nigerian Referee Association (NRA) has ordered its member to boycott League matches that had been tentatively slated to commence this weekend but the Chairman of Interim Board of NPL Nduka IraborI waded in and...
Anthony Ujah Disappointed With Three - Month Goal Drought
Published: March 07, 2013
Anthony Ujah's goalscoring drought was extended last weekend against FSV Frankfurt. The 22 - year - old has not scored in the last seven games in the 2 Bundesliga.The goals were flowing for Ujah at the beginning of the season. Now, he is under self imposed pressure to increase his tally of 7 goals, with his last strike...
Celtic Will Discipline Efe Ambrose
Published: March 07, 2013
Juventus have qualified for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after a 5 - 0 aggregate victory over Efe Ambrose's Celtic.The Turin giants won the second leg tie 2-0 thanks to goals by Alessandro Matri in the first half and Fabio Quagliarella in the second period.Nigeria international stopper Efe Ambrose di...
Mbakogu Ready To Return To Action
Published: March 07, 2013
According to Tuttomercatoweb.com, Juve Stabia striker Jerry Mbakogu has been given the green-light to return to action after recovering from a muscle injury that kept him sidelined for close to four months.In the Italian Cup clash with Fiorentina back in November, Mbakogu suffered a relapse of the same injury. Thus, th...
Taiwo In Frame For Volyn Clash
Published: March 07, 2013
Dynamo Kiev defender Taye Taiwo is available for selection in Sunday's away clash with Volyn. It is being speculated in the local media that the Nigeria international has been ruled out of the clash after he missed training on Tuesday.The Head of Dynamo Kiev official website, Oleg Zadernovsky has thrown more light on t...
Nosa Could Remain In Nigeria For A Month
Published: March 06, 2013
The soap opera starring Nosa Igiebor, if there are no last minute twists, is about to enter its final stretch, informs estadiodeportivo.comAfter more than two weeks delay, visits to embassies and consulates, the translated documents will be presented to the Spanish embassy latest Thursday morning. Once the documents ar...
Nigeria To Play Mexico In Friendly
Published: March 06, 2013
Recently crowned African champions, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will trade tackles with the Mexico National Team in a friendly match on Friday, May 31st in the United States.Both countries will use the exhibition game to test-run their strategies ahead of the Fifa Confederations Cup holding in Brazil from June 15 - 30,...
Sam Obuh Names Final Squad For AYC
Published: March 06, 2013
Coach Sam Obuh has named his final 21 - man roster for the African Youth Championship billed to be staged in Algeria from March 16 - 30.Three goalkeepers, seven defenders, six midfielders and five attackers have been selected to defend the cup the Flying Eagles won in South Africa two years ago.Nigeria are in Group B o...
Olarenwaju Kayode Leaves Dinamo Minsk Training Camp
Published: March 06, 2013
Former Flying Eagles striker Olarenwaju Kayode has left the training camp of Dinamo Minsk in Turkey to participate in the African Youth Championship holding in Algeria from March 16 - 30, according to the official website of the Belarusian club.The 19 - year - old had tested with Dinamo for about a week, featuring in p...
Official: Emeka Opara Joins Qarabag
Published: March 06, 2013
Former Etoile du Sahel striker Emeka Opara has joined Azerbaijani club Qarabağ. The terms and financial details of his contract were not disclosed.The 28 - year - old has experience playing in the Azeri League. He previously defended the colors of FK Khazar Lenkoran from 2009 - 2011, scoring 10 goals in 41 matches...
Sporting Lisbon Working On Renewal Of Ilori's Contract
Published: March 06, 2013
According to Portuguese sports daily A Bola, negotiations are ongoing between the leadership of Sporting Lisbon and Tiago Ilori on the renewal of his contract.The hypothesis is that the 20 - year - old defender, widely regarded as one of the exciting prospects in the Portuguese championship, will extend his stay at the...
Martins Warns Teammates To Be Wary Of Eremenko, Rondon
Published: March 06, 2013
Ahead of Levante's Europa League clash with Rubin Kazan, Obafemi Martins has warned his teammates against complacency, and they should be wary of Eremenko and Rondon.AS.com quoted Martins as saying: ''The merits of Rubin Kazan were seen in their confrontation with Atletico Madrid. It is physically very strong team, ope...