We must focus against Greece - YAKUBU
Published: June 15, 2010
Yakubu says Nigeria must put their World Cup opening defeat behind them if they are to beat Greece on Thursday.   The Everton striker played a full 90 minutes in the Super Eagles' 1-0 defeat to Argentina in their opening match on Saturday, with a win over the Greeks almost essential to keeping their hopes of ...
Training starts next week for Club Brugge want away attacker,JOSEPH AKPALA
Published: June 15, 2010
The league fixtures for the Jupiler League 2010-2011 season have been released.The season starts with an away game for Club Brugge's want away attacker,Joseph Akpala at Kortrijk on July 31.Brugge have also announced the start of pre-season training which begins on June 21.Before then all the players will undergo physic...
Transformation ahead of Nigeria game is not possible - TOROSIDIS
Published: June 15, 2010
Greece defender Vassilis Torosidis played down the prospect of his country's revival at the World Cup on Tuesday, saying a "transformation" ahead of the key match against Nigeria is not possible.The Greeks, making their second World Cup appearance and still chasing their first goal, lost their opening game 2-0 to South...
Lawyer ,OSCAR RUIZ who sued CARLOS VALDERRAMA appointed to 'judge' Nigeria-Greece match
Published: June 15, 2010
Julio Oscar Ruiz Acosta has been appointed as the match referee for the Nigeria-Greece game on Thursday,June 17 in Bloemfontein.The 41 year old lawyer from Colombia who lectures at a University also officiated during the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.He has also refereed at the Copa America and the Confederations Cup.He wil...
PETER UTAKA to meet Esbjerg in first match of new season
Published: June 15, 2010
The new Danish season starts in mid July and Peter Utaka's OB Odense are away at Tre-For Park against Esbjerg in their first match of the new season on July 18.After that is a home game against Randers the following Sunday.The big clash with 2009-2010 league Champions,FC Copenhagen is on August 8 at Fiona Park.The seas...
I was tired in the second half - CHINEDU OBASI
Published: June 15, 2010
Most of the World Cup teams chose to train at high altitude prior to the Mundial.But allnigeriasoccer.com understands that Lagerback rejected the arrangement of the Eagles camping at high altitude.The Eagles trained in London before moving to Richards Bay,zero metres above sea level.This is despite the fact the first m...
Expect some changes against Greece - LAGERBACK
Published: June 15, 2010
Nigeria had their penultimate workout before the Greece match on Thursday.The Eagles trained for more than one and half hours and after training it was time for Lars Lagerback to meet the press at a Press Conference.There were about twenty journalists at the Press Conference.''It is very possible that they'll be some c...
Bad News again for KESHI! Misses out on Togo job
Published: June 15, 2010
Stephen Keshi has missed out on becoming the coach of the Hawks for a third time as the Togolese FA has named Thierry Froger as the new gaffer,togofootballnews.com is reporting on its website.The former coach of Reims and Chateauroux,Froger signed a 20 month contract until February 2012.The new coach is answerable to t...
In the next nine days, we may not be together any more - REHHAGEL
Published: June 15, 2010
''In a few days,we may not be together any more,but what i'v experienced since i became Greece coach will never be forgotten and won't spoil the atmosphere ever,'' said Otto Rehhagel to his players,fueling rumours of his impending departure after the Argentina match next week.During yesterday's team meeting where the G...
Official:Fans rate ENYEAMA best goalie at World Cup so far
Published: June 15, 2010
Football fans around the world have rated Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama as the goalkeeper that has so far impressed them most at the ongoing 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.As his heroic performance in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Argentina continues to attract accolades, he won more than 54 % of the votes cast by f...
Sports Minister Praises Eagles
Published: June 15, 2010
Honourable Minister/Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Honourable Ibrahim Isah Bio has commended the national football team, Super Eagles for their spirited display against tournament favourites Argentina in Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Group B match at Ellis Park.Nigeria lost the match 0-1 but took so much...
Ghana win motivates Eagles
Published: June 15, 2010
The Black Stars’ 1-0 victory over Serbia on Sunday, Africa’s first win at this tournament, had the Super Eagles looking forward to their clash with Greece in Bloemfontein on Thursday,nigeriaff.com reports.One of the players said: “Now that Ghana has won and they are the first African country team to w...
ECHIEJILE joins Eagles players wanted at WestHam
Published: June 15, 2010
Nigeria left back,Uwa Echiejile has joined a trio of Nigeria internationals wanted at West Ham,the others are Fulham's Dickson Etuhu and Everton's Yakubu Aiyegbeni.West Ham boss Avram Grant has ripped up the club's proposal to Sol Campbell and is targeting Nigerian defender Uwa Echiejile instead.Hammers chief David Sul...
Sunderland almost sealing £3.5Million ONUOHA deal
Published: June 15, 2010
Sunderland are closing on a deal for Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha. Everton and Aston Villa have also expressed interest in the 23-year-old but Sunderland are keen to wrap up a £3.5m deal now.Sunderland also want West Ham's Matthew Upson but only if he takes a wage cut. They expect to finalise a deal for ...
WestHam eyeing DICKSON ETUHU
Published: June 15, 2010
West Ham United are believed to be on the trail of Fulham defensive midfielder Dickson Etuhu,according to a report in TribalFootball.com.The Nigeria international has one year left on his Craven Cottage contract and is keen for a long-term deal but Hammers boss Avram Grant is monitoring talks between club and player.Et...