Nigeria Hold Mexico In Friendly
Published: March 06, 2014
68,212 spectators watched the goalless draw between Nigeria and Mexico last night at the Georgia Dome Atlanta, a new stadium attendance record.While the Super Eagles made their physical presence count, a defect that was noticed on Wednesday is that the attackers may not be able to score against a well coordinated defen...
Players Association, Mitroglou Sympathize With Olaitan
Published: March 05, 2014
Fulham attacker Kostas Mitroglou, who until January was leading Olympiakos frontline, has sympathized with Michael Olaitan over the incident last weekend. The Greece international shared his thoughts on Twitter : “And because health is the most important: passing to Michael Olaitan! Iron and quickly back on the c...
Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, FCT Chapter Congratulates New Sports Minister
Published: March 05, 2014
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, FCT chapter on Wednesday congratulated the newly appointed Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Dr. Tamuno Danagogo. A former Rivers state Commissioner for Urban Development, Danagogo, replaced  Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi as the head of the Spor...
Stephen Keshi To Run The Rule Over Uchebo, Balogun And Others
Published: March 05, 2014
Stephen Keshi has stated that he would use the friendly against Mexico on Wednesday to run the rule over some players expected to break into the World Cup squad if they show brilliance. While no names were mentioned, perhaps, the likes of Juwon Oshaniwa, Michael Uchebo, Ramon Azeez, Imoh Ezekiel and Leon Balogun have a...
Manchester United Mulling Over Bid For Ogbonna
Published: March 05, 2014
Juventus center-back Angelo Ogbonna is being tipped to replace Nemanja Vidic , who leaves Manchester United for Inter Milan as a free agent in the summer.But the leadership of the Reds have also beamed their searchlight on AC Milan fullback Mattia De Sciglio according to Italian newspaper, Il Tempo.The report suggests ...
Pierre Coly Reckons Enugu Rangers Can Win The Title
Published: March 05, 2014
Ahead of the start of the Nigeria Premier Football League, Enugu Rangers Senegalese defender Pierre Coly has boasted that the Coal City outfit will win the championship. The Flying Antelopes , who have not won the Nigeria top division for three decades, welcome Nembe City to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in their first ga...
Paschal Ekwueme Reinstated To The First Team
Published: March 05, 2014
Paschal Ekwueme has been reinstated to the first team of  Pelikan Lowicz by new manager Maciej Bartoszek, writes the official website of the Polish club. In December, the 31 - year - old was demoted to the reserves and placed on the transfer market by former coach  Gregory Wesolowski.One of the first actions ...
Kenneth Omeruo Lavishes Praise On Chicharito
Published: March 05, 2014
The Nigeria squad led by manager Stephen Keshi had a feel of the turf of the Georgia Dome Stadium on Tuesday.The Super Eagles are drawn in the same World Cup group as Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina and Iran.Middlesbrough defender Kenneth Omeruo believes the contest against Mexico is a good test for Nigeria before the sh...
Abdul Ajagun Visits Olaitan In Hospital
Published: March 04, 2014
Panathinaikos manager Yiannis Anastasiou  and midfielder Abdul Ajagun visited Michael Olaitan in hospital on Tuesday to wish him speedy recovery following the incident last weekend.In the first half of the Athens derby, the 21 - year - old striker collapsed without making contact with an opponent.And the Nigerian ...
Nigeria Vs Mexico Friendly To Set New Stadium Attendance Record
Published: March 04, 2014
60,000 tickets have been sold for the meeting between Nigeria and Mexico at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta , promotional company Soccer United Marketing has stated. And if all the fans that purchased the tickets attend the match, the number of spectators would surpass the viewers for the double header in the quarterfinals o...
Leon Balogun Replaces Joseph Yobo On Nigeria Roster
Published: March 04, 2014
Fortuna Düsseldorf defender Leon Balogun, 25, has finally gotten his wish to represent the National Team of Nigeria.Manager Stephen Keshi has handed him a late call-up for the tuneup game against Mexico on Thursday morning.Super Eagles media officer Ben Alaiya disclosed that Norwich center back Joseph Yobo had to ...
Shola Shodiya Scoops Player Of The Month Award
Published: March 03, 2014
Nigerian striker Shola Shodiya , 22, has won the BOV Player of the Month award for February .The Birkirkara marksman has been rewarded after netting 4 goals in three consecutive matches including a brace against Vittoriosa Stars on February 8.The Malta Premier League table-toppers accumulated nine points from the three...
Imoh Ezekiel Suffers Knock Against Club Brugge
Published: March 03, 2014
Standard Liege striker Imoh Ezekiel is rated 50 - 50 for the upcoming fixture against Mexico at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.He suffered a knock in the meeting with Club Brugge  (1 - 0) on Sunday and had to be substituted by manager Luzon 12 minutes before the final whistle. More information is expected today from ...
Michael Olaitan To Be Discharged From Hospital On Tuesday
Published: March 03, 2014
Moments after the 3 - 0 defeat to Panathinaikos, majority of Olympiakos players rushed to the hospital where Michael Olaitan is currently receiving treatment. Recall that during the first half of the clash at home to the Greens on Sunday, Olaitan suddenly collapsed and landed on his neck despite not being close to an o...
Ahmed Musa Scores Seventh Goal Of The Season
Published: March 03, 2014
CSKA Moscow have qualified for the quarter finals of the Russian Cup following the 2 - 0 win over Second Division table-toppers Sokol Saratov on Sunday at Arena Khimki.Mario Fernandez opened the scoring for the capital outfit before Nigeria international Ahmed Musa struck in the 59th minute.That was Musa’s first ...