North Korea hold Greece to 2-2 draw
Published: May 25, 2010
Jong Tae-se scored a goal in each half Tuesday as North Korea twice rallied to hold Greece to a 2-2 draw in a World Cup warmup game.Costas Katsouranis gave Greece the lead in the second minute, tapping home after receiving a headed pass from Sotiris Kyrgiakos.The Koreans leveled when Jong who eluded two players before ...
MILTON KEYNES Stadium to host Nigeria-Colombia friendly
Published: May 25, 2010
Following the cancellation of the proposed venues for the Nigeria-Colombia game on Sunday,the Nigeria Football Federation has reacted swiftly again to announce a new venue.The match will now be held at the Milton Keynes stadium,home ground of MK Dons.MK Dons play in League 1,the third tier of English football.The stadi...
LAGERBACK draws in Nigeria debut
Published: May 25, 2010
He was recruited to solve Nigeria's defensive problems.After tonight's match,he now has problems to worry about,the team's attack.Today's game raised questions on the team's ineffectual attack.Lagerback looked normal in his debut match as coach,did not give away any facial expressions.He sat quietly on the bench for a ...
It is essential Eagles win their matches- LAGERBACK
Published: May 25, 2010
Two things Lagerback must combine to suceed in Nigeria is discipline and team harmony.If he succeeds in those areas,he becomes king of both the Nigeria Football Federation and the fans.According to several experts of the Nigerian game,it does not matter if the team plays 4-3--3 or 4-4-2.What matters is how the team res...
Official:LUTON TOWN is not hosting Nigeria-Colombia friendly
Published: May 25, 2010
Contrary to local and international reports, the Hatters can confirm that an international friendly match between Nigeria and Columbia will NOT be taking place at Kenilworth Road on Sunday.The Club was approached to host the fixture and were happy to do so, but, due to the short notice and because of the arranged Luton...
Exclusive:''I want to remain in England'' - OKAKA
Published: May 25, 2010
Italy Under 21 star and on loan Fulham player,Stefano Okaka has said he wants to remain in England next season.''English football is very tactical and there is less pressure unlike Italy.''Here i am fine.Future?Nothing is known now.By next month,i hope to get the news.''Okaka,20, is on loan from AS Roma in the Serie A ...
FIFA Officials invade Eagles Hotel
Published: May 25, 2010
Super Eagles players and officials received officials from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Sunday who came to conduct doping test on all the 27 players in the team’s camp in London, team’s media officer, Peterside Idah revealed to journalists.The world’s soccer governing...
Spain Coach,Vicente Del Bosque bans facebook
Published: May 25, 2010
Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Xavi and co. might forget to write about their joys and frustrations on the network during the World Cup finals,as the Spanish Coach,Vicente Del Bosque has banned the use of social networking sites,Facebook and Twitter before and during the World Cup finals.The message comes from the Spa...
Lyon brace up for Transfer Window
Published: May 25, 2010
The Lyon coach,Claude Puel spoke today at a press conference on the summer arrivals coming to the Stade de Gerland, Lyon.''We'll see what we can do in terms of arrivals which should be about three of four fresh faces.Departures from the club is also a possibility.''This is why the President,Jean-Michel Aulas has spoken...
KANU,YOBO start against Saudi Arabia
Published: May 25, 2010
Evergreen Nwankwo Kanu will lead the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s World Cup warm-up against Saudi Arabia in Wattens, Austria.The 33-year-old Portsmouth forward will partner Almeria star Kalu Uche upfront in a 4-4-2 formation.Lagerback will keep faith with the usual central defence pairing of Joseph Yobo and Danny Sh...
Eagles can impress - Jay Jay OKOCHA
Published: May 25, 2010
Former Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha believes the Super Eagles can do the country proud at the World Cup.Okocha, who is a legend in the Nigerian game, believes that with the support the national team will receive, anything is possible.He told tour source: "The send-off for the Super Eagles by President Goodluck Jonath...
Competition for OBASI,TSG Hoffenheim sign wonderkid,the ''NEW ADEBAYOR''
Published: May 25, 2010
Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim have completed the transfer of highly rated youngster Peniel Mlapa from 1860 Munich for a reported fee of €1.3 million, according to a report in Kicker. Neither club have yet confirmed the transfer.''Both clubs have reached an agreement in principle.But nothing has been signed,so we ca...
Genoa,Milan and others scrambling for AOGO's signature
Published: May 25, 2010
Genoa is the latest team to join in the race to sign Hamburg defender Dennis Aogo from the German club.The Grifoni are seeking a replacement for wing-back Domenico Criscito, who is strongly linked with a return to Juventus.According to Itasportpress.it, the 22-year-old German has also attracted attention from fellow Se...
''Today's result won't be the most important thing'' - LAGERBACK
Published: May 25, 2010
After four training sessions with the Super Eagles,Nigeria coach,Lars Lagerback hopes today's result against Saudi Arabia won't be the most important thing on the minds of the technical bench.''We want to see if the players respond to what we have taught them in training,''Lagerback began.In the friendly match today,he...
EGUAVOEN spying on Greece
Published: May 25, 2010
Nigeria assistant coach, Austin Eguavoen, will be in the crowd to spy on the country’s Group B rivals Greece when they take on North Korea in a World Cup warm-up match in Altach, Austria, on Tuesday. “Eguavoen and another assistant coach, Tomas Sjoberg, will watch the Greece match and take some notes,'...