UWA ECHIEJILE Dropped For Champions League Tie
Published: September 18, 2012
Sporting Braga will certainly be without Nigeria left back Uwa Echiejile for the UEFA Champions League Group H clash with CFR Cluj on Wednesday.For technical reasons, coach José Peseiro has omitted Echiejile from the list of 18 players nominated to face the Romania champions.This summer, Braga were busy in the t...
UGO UKAH Returns On Saturday
Published: September 18, 2012
Club medics have given Ugochukwu Ukah  the green-light to return to action.On his debut for Polish club Jagiellonia Bialystok, the giant central defender fractured his arm, which unfortunately ruled him out of action for more than three weeks.Ukah had been undergoing individual training since last week. But on Mon...
EFE AMBROSE Finally Issued Work Permit
Published: September 18, 2012
Glasgow Celtic new boy Efe Ambrose on Monday was granted a work permit by the British authorities. Wednesday's Champions League game with Portuguese giants Benfica might be too early for the defender, though it must be said he is in good physical condition after training with the Super Eagles and past Israeli club MS A...
SANI KAITA Starts Training With Olympiakos Nicosia
Published: September 18, 2012
Nigerian midfielder Sani Kaita had his first training session with Cypriot club Olympiakos Nicosia on Tuesday. He had been scheduled to arrive the capital since last week, but had a problem processing his traveling document.Nikodimos Papavasiliou, coach of the three-time league champions, is assessing Kaita's physical ...
ODEMWINGIE Worried About Losing Position
Published: September 17, 2012
Source: Tribalfootball.comPeter Odemwingie admits he fears for his place in the West Bromwich Albion line-up following the weekend’s sending off.The Nigerian striker was shown a straight red card for his reckless hack on Fulham’s Sascha Riether in the first half of his side’s 3-0 defeat at Craven Cott...
UCHE NWOFOR Makes Eredivisie Team Of The Week
Published: September 17, 2012
Top scorer at the last African Youth Championship Uche Nwofor came off the bench on Sunday to save VVV Venlo the agony of yet another defeat in the latest round of matches played in the Dutch championship.Nwofor bagged a brace in the 2-2 draw with NEC. The Limburg based club had trailed the away team by two goals score...
BROWN IDEYE: Always A Pleasure Playing At Parc des Princes
Published: September 17, 2012
Dynamo Kiev striker Brown Ideye has netted three times in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League. Against PSG on Tuesday, the former Sochaux player could add to his tally, but has warned the rest of his teammates to be wary of the French team.''This team has a special place in French football. The Club and the ...
TAYE TAIWO: PSG Is A Very Good Team
Published: September 17, 2012
Nigerian defender Taye Taiwo is relishing the prospect of facing PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday. The wing-back spent seven seasons in France with Marseille, bitter rivals of the capital side. Taiwo is also looking forward to meeting some of his old friends at AC Milan.''This is a very good team. This season the...
STEPHEN KESHI Considering JOEL OBI For Liberia Game
Published: September 17, 2012
Inter Milan midfielder Joel Obi, absent from Nigeria's last four games against Liberia, Rwanda, Malawi and Namibia, is being considered for the Eagles October fixture against The Lone Stars, coach Stephen Keshi has hinted to allnigeriasoccer.com.Keshi told allnigeriasoccer.com in a telephone conversation: ''I understan...
AKEEM LATIFU Scores First Goal Of The Season
Published: September 16, 2012
Akeem Latifu is delighted to score his first competitive goal for Norwegian first division club IL Hødd this season in Sunday's 4-1 trashing of relegation candidates Strømmen.The former Nigeria youth - teamer was on target in the 53rd minute. And he could have grabbed a second if he had been more decisive...
Manchester United To Compete With Everton For ANGELO OGBONNA
Published: September 16, 2012
Source: Tribalfootball.comTorino defender Angelo Ogbonna is wanted by Manchester United and Everton.The Sun says the Torino centre-back, 24, has shone over the past two seasons, helping his club win promotion back to Serie A.Ogbonna, born in Italy to Nigerian parents, is under contract until 2016 and rated at around &p...
Crocked YUSSUF AYILA To Miss PSG Game
Published: September 16, 2012
Dynamo Kiev Nigerian defender Yussuf Ayila has been omitted from the squad of 22 players nominated by coach Yuri Semin for the UEFA Champions League match with PSG on Tuesday, September 18.According to the official website of the Ukrainian vice - champions, Ayila injured his knee on the eve of the game. Thus, he was no...
AHMED MUSA Happy With CSKA Moscow's Victory
Published: September 16, 2012
Though he failed to get on the score-sheet, Nigeria international Ahmed Musa is delighted with CSKA Moscow's 2-0 win over Alania in one of the matches of the Russian Premier League decided on Sunday. ''In the first half, the game did not go too well , but after the break we started to play faster.  Spaces began to...
ISAAC OKORONKWO: We Won Because Of Dedication
Published: September 16, 2012
Nigerian defender Isaac Okoronkwo speaking to the Russian Press on Rostov's marginal 1 - 0 victory over Dynamo Moscow says the team has work to do.Only five points separate Rostov from the relegation places after eight games played in the championship.The 34 - year - old former Olympian told Sport Express: ''Managed to...
NFF's GREEN Part Of The Problem Retarding Nigerian Football
Published: September 16, 2012
The head of Technical Committee of Nigeria Football Federation Chris Green has come under heavy criticism by National Association of Sports Administrators (NASA) over the comment credited to him in national newspapers last week.    The national Coordinator of NASA Chief Nathaniel Owoade in a chat with th...