Sweden Roundup -Mixed fortunes for Nigerians
Published: May 05, 2010
After a shaky start to the season,Kalmar  found some form as they beat Halmstad 1-0 this evening with the Nigerian,Abiola Dauda scoring 10 minutes from time.With this victory,Kalmar,one of the teams tipped for the Swedish title at the beginning of the season move up to 11th place,three points from the drop zone.Be...
HARUNA LUKMAN strikes in style
Published: May 05, 2010
Four days after they lost the final of the Coupe de France to PSG, Monaco played out a 2-2 draw with FC Lorient tonight at the Stade Yves Allainmat.Guy Lacombe started with a traditional 4-4-2 formation with the Nigerian,Haruna Lukman running the midfield.Lukman opened the scoring in the 41st minute when his 25 yarder ...
Official: TAIWO wins French Ligue 1 championship
Published: May 05, 2010
Olympique Marseille are champions of France after a 3-1 win over Stade Rennes in front of a full house at the Stade Velodrome(55,377 spectators)After Lyon came back from behind to beat Auxerre 2-1 earlier on Wednesday, Marseille knew that a win in their home game with Rennes would secure the league title.Argent...
Two-goal POPO clinches Pompey win
Published: May 05, 2010
Two goals from the Nigerian born substitute Tosan Popo helped Charlton's U18s come from behind to win 2-1 at Portsmouth on Tuesday.The striker, who entered the fray on the hour, struck twice in the final 15 minutes to take his season's tally to eight and wrap up a good team display. Popo replaced Stephen Camacho on the...
South Africa team offered =N=20M per goal at the World Cup
Published: May 05, 2010
South Africa's goal-shy team have been offered R1m(=N=20Million) to share for every time they find the net at next month's Soccer World Cup on home soil, a senior official said on Wednesday."We want our team to play with pride and passion, we want to inspire them," Football Association chief executive officer Leslie Se...
IKECHUKWU UCHE not in Zaragoza's squad to face Espanyol
Published: May 05, 2010
After the training held this morning behind closed doors at La Romareda,José Aurelio Gay has announced the squad for the match tonight, against Espanyol.The Nigerian,Ikechukwu Uche,just back from injury is not listed in the squad.The complete list is called as follows: Roberto Contini, Pablo Amo, Goni, ...
CHRISTIAN CHUKWU out of Tanzania running
Published: May 05, 2010
Former Super Eagles handler,Christian Chukwu, is not one of the candidates listed for the Tanzania job.Local and African coaches failed to make the final list of potential candidates lined up to replace the outgoing Tanzanian national soccer team coach Marcio Maximo.The TFF (Tanzania Football Federation) yesterday anno...
We must blame ourselves - EFE SODJE
Published: May 05, 2010
Bury player-coach Efe Sodje has accepted the Shakers players must blame themselves for dropping out of the League Two promotion play-off places. The Shakers are one point and one place outside the top seven going into the final day's game at Northampton. The 37-year-old defender told BBC Radio Manchester: "We...
Nigeria Supporters Club win World Cup song contest
Published: May 05, 2010
A song composed by the Nigeria Supporters’ Club will be the country’s official song for the 2010 World Cup, officials have announced.Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amanze Uchegbulam, said the Supporters’ Club song was adjudged the best of the 82 entries received for a theme s...
Red Bull Salzburg lose for the first time with AFOLABI
Published: May 05, 2010
Red Bull Salzburg have thrown the title race open with a 0-2 loss to KSV Superfund last night,their third league defeat of the season,but their first with the Nigeria international,Rabiu Afolabi in the side.The shock was made even more pronounced by the fact that the plucky hosts played with just ten men for the fina...
DESCHAMPS is counting on the VĂ©lodrome to win title
Published: May 05, 2010
Marseille play Rennes today, OM could, in function of other results, take their first title of French champions since 1993. To do so, the OM manager is hoping that he supporters will be present to give their habitual help. "I think it will be a sell-out crowd, people are going to come and support OM as they hav...
MARTINS goals not good enough for Top ten
Published: May 04, 2010
The highest selling newspaper in Europe,Bild,named Obafemi Martins as the most effective striker in the Bundesliga,but the fans have voted and none of his six goals made the top ten goals in the history of German side,Wolfsburg.The Brazilian striker Grafite  topped the poll to find the ‘Greatest Goal in the ...
ABEL AGUILAR called up for Nigeria -Colombia friendly
Published: May 04, 2010
The Colombia Football Federation has called up the Real Zaragoza midfielder,Abel Aguilar, for the friendly against Nigeria in London,May 30,the Real Zaragoza website reports.The 25 year old is expected to come face to face with his club mate,Ikechukwu Uche.Aguilar has represented Colombia at Under 17 and Under 20 lev...
Heartland opponents,Supersport to arrive on Friday
Published: May 04, 2010
Absa Premiership champions SuperSport United are currently preparing for the Champions league return leg against Heartland of Nigeria this coming weekend.The match takes place on Sunday May 9, at Dan Anyiam Owerri Stadium. Kick off is scheduled 4pm.The team leaves for Nigeria on Friday morning.If Heartland emerge victo...
Red card stops UCHE's hat-trick
Published: May 04, 2010
Almeria extinguished Villarreal's faint hopes of sneaking into the UEFA Champions League after a feisty and thrilling 4-2 defeat away to Almeria,with the Nigeria international,Kalu Uche scoring a brace.Albert Crusat fired Almeria in front before Mateo Mussachio was dismissed for Villarreal in just the 16th minu...