The feud continues,''I do not know LAGERBACK,i have never met him'' - MARADONA
Published: June 17, 2010
Lars Lagerback disappeared from the scene immediately after Nigeria's match with Argentina last Saturday instead of the customary exchange of pleasantries between coaches after the game.After the game,Lagerback claimed it was not necessary for him to shake hands with the coach,the legendary Diego Maradona.Lagerback and...
Traditional African Rivalry has been put aside - OBASI
Published: June 17, 2010
Africa’s much-celebrated inaugural World Cup has been touted as boosting continental solidarity and striker Chinedu Obasi told reporters that traditional rivalry between nations had been put aside.“I don’t think there is any competition,” the 24-year-old said.“This is the first time an Afr...
AMUNIKE's pal,LUIS FIGO to prosecute Chinese Daily
Published: June 17, 2010
According to a report in Portugal's biggest football daily,abola.pt,the ex Barcelona player and ex teammate of Emmanuel Amuneke,Luis Figo intends to prosecute the Chinese Daily,Ti Tan.The Chinese newspaper published false statements attributed to the Portuguese icon.''Luis Figo will prosecute the Chinese newspaper beca...
OSAZE to start,MARTINS may be on bench against Greece
Published: June 17, 2010
Super Eagles' manager Lars Lagerback, has given an indication that he will make changes to the Nigerian line-up that started the game against Argentina, allnigeriasoccer.com can report here quoting sources close to the Eagles camp at the ongoing World Cup finals in South Africa.Although he did not give details, the sou...
Exclusive:Finally,ONYEKACHI APAM agrees terms with Rennes
Published: June 17, 2010
A successor has been named for the Rennes defender,Petter Hansson who has departed to Monaco.According to French media reports,the Nigeria defender,Onyekachi Apam has 'finally' agreed to join Rennes for €4.5Million.Rennes and Apam's club,OGC Nice reached a compromise for the player's transfer.It is understood that...
4,000 Greek fans to storm Bloemfontein,KARAGOUNIS to start
Published: June 16, 2010
The coach of Greece,Otto Rehhagel has finally settled for a 3-4-3 formation tomorrow against Nigeria.As expected,Rehhagel failed to disclose his starting line up against Nigeria tomorrow but the Super Eagles should expect a combative game in Bloemfontein.From the recent trainings they'v had,Greece are likely to use a 3...
LAGERBACK to copy Sweden's tactics tomorrow against Greece
Published: June 16, 2010
Swedish coach,Lars Lagerback plans to apply the same tactics that enabled the Swedish national team beat Greece in Euro 2008.In that game,Sweden beat defending Euro champions,Greece by 2-0.Roland Andersson,the assistant coach says they have a philosophy which they intend to follow tomorrow.''We can not change the tacti...
YAKUBU wants to believe
Published: June 16, 2010
Storm clouds gathered threateningly over the Nigeria training camp on Tuesday. Three days on from a manful 1-0 loss to Group B favourites Argentina, the Super Eagles were back out on the training pitch as some wild weather whipped through Richard's Bay, about 200km north of Durban through the winding sprawl of Zululand...
I'll be happy if we beat Greece - LAGERBACK
Published: June 16, 2010
Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback says he is "positive" going into the crucial Group B match against Greece at the Free State Stadium,Bloemfontein tomorrow.He is not contemplating defeat against the Greeks, who also went down in their opening fixture with South Korea. Lagerback said: "I am feeling positive. This...
Three out of five fastest footballers are from the EPL
Published: June 16, 2010
The German weekly,Der Spiegel has named Cristiano Ronaldo as the fastest footballer in the world.The Wolfsburg star and Nigeria international,Obafemi Martins who has a lightening speed was not named among the top five fastest footballers.Based on an advanced technological testing,the German weekly came to the conclusio...
AMOS ADAMU,others pay tribute to ADEJUMO
Published: June 16, 2010
Nigerian sports administrators have described the death of Alhaji Raheem Adejumo, a former President of the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC), as a great loss to Nigerian sports.Adejumo died at the age of 89 in London on Tuesday and will be buried on Thursday in the UK according to Islamic rites.Dr Amos Adamu, a FIFA Exe...
LALOKO saws LAGERBACK on starting line up against Argentina
Published: June 16, 2010
A former Technical Director in the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) and Director of Pepsi Football Academy Mr. Kashimawo Laloko has faulted Coach Lars Lagerback's starting line-up against the Argentines last Saturday.He argued that the Swede would not have fielded Obinna Nsofor and Chinedu Obasi ahead of Osaze Odemwi...
KANU,UTAKA meet Stevenage in Carling Cup
Published: June 16, 2010
Nwankwo Kanu and John Utaka's Pompey will face a trip to Football League new boys Stevenage in the first round of this season's Carling Cup.Boro were five divisions below Pompey last season prior to their promotion from the Conference and the south-coast side's relegation from the Premier League.The tie will take place...
We can turn things around against Nigeria - REHHAGEL
Published: June 16, 2010
Otto Rehhagel, at 71 the oldest coach at the World Cup in South Africa, is not ready to return home just yet.The German is determined to drive Greece to victory over Nigeria and rekindle their hopes of progressing from Group B.A 2-0 defeat by South Korea in the first match continued the Euro 2004 winners' dismal World ...
SEBA' VERON out of South Korea match
Published: June 16, 2010
Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron will miss Argentina’s World Cup Group B match against South Korea at Johannesburg’s Soccer City on Thursday with a minor leg muscle injury, coach Diego Maradona said.Maradona, who confirmed an otherwise unchanged team, said he did not want to run the risk of Veron aggravating...