World Cup Rookie,OTTO REHHAGEL to quit Greece job
Published: June 14, 2010
The Greece gaffer,Otto Rehhagel is to quit the job after the World Cup.Fernando Santos is highly touted as his replacement.After Greece 0-2 defeat to South Korea,one can comfortably say Rehhagel has two more matches before leaving as Greece coach, possibly to retire.Greece is now looking for a new coach to pilot their ...
Okaka saga Continues.....Bari deny approach
Published: June 14, 2010
According to the online edition of La Repubblica, Bari have denied approaching the Italian Under 21 international,Stefano Okaka.''We are aware that Okaka is available in the transfer market for a loan deal but that is not our priority.''Meanwhile,regarding our attack,we hope to find a solution as regards Paulo Vitor Ba...
Super Eagles rewarded with =N=7.5Million after losing to Argentina
Published: June 14, 2010
The Super Eagles players and the technical bench were rewarded with US$50,000(equivalent of =N=7.5million) after their 'slim' 0-1 loss to Argentina,sources have disclosed to allnigeriasoccer.com.It was a secret gift.A Government Official thought the team played so well against Argentina despite the loss and decided to ...
Greece match is a win or burst game for Nigeria- ZAPATA
Published: June 14, 2010
The Argentine coach of Sunshine Stars,Rodolfo Zapata has told allnigeriasoccer.com that the Eagles coach,Lars Lagerback was too defensive against the Argentine team on Saturday.He says the Eagles must win the next match against Greece on Thursday to stand any chance of progressing to the next round.''As i earlier revea...
Nigeria lost to Argentina because Organisers refused to allow Supporters enter with Chickens
Published: June 14, 2010
A new twist has emerged on why the Nigerian Super Eagles lost to Argentina at CocaCola Park on Saturday.The Nigerian supporters are angry that organisers did not allow them enter the stadium with their chickens.The failure to allow that caused the team's failure,the absence of the birds is a sign of bad luck, supporter...
74 000 people vote for vuvuzela ban
Published: June 14, 2010
A website, banvuvuzela.com, has been launched in an attempt to gain support for the banning of the instrument during this year’s FIFA World Cup,sports24.za reports.The vuvuzela has come under much criticism from fans, team members and international media since last year’s Confederations Cup took place in So...
REHHAGEL warns Greece players to concentrate against Nigeria
Published: June 14, 2010
Greece coach Otto Rehhagel has warned his players they cannot afford another lapse in concentration if they are to keep their World Cup dreams alive.The Greeks opened their Group B campaign with a 2-0 defeat to South Korea and the coach admits their hopes were blown out of the water inside seven minutes when they faile...
ONYEWU thanks Newcastle........
Published: June 14, 2010
USA defender Oguchi Onyewu says his spell at Newcastle United primed him for a big performance against Manchester United striker Rooney on Saturday.Now with AC Milan, Gooch kept Rooney quiet for England in the 1-1 draw.“I was over in England for four months playing with Newcastle, and I think that maybe helped me...
Exclusive:Angry Greece coach to make four changes ahead of Nigeria clash
Published: June 14, 2010
Otto Rehhagel is so disappointed with the outcome of their match against the South Koreans that he plans to change his defense ahead of the clash with Africa powerhouse,Nigeria on Thursday.Rehhagel has refused to name the candidates but according to our sources in Greece,a trio of players in defense and a player in mid...
Official:Haruna BABANGIDA inks three year deal with FSV Mainz
Published: June 14, 2010
Nigeria international,Haruna Babangida,the younger brother of Atlanta 96 star,Tijani Babangida has signed a 3 year contract with German Bundesliga outfit,FSV Mainz,Kicker is reporting on its website.Babangida penned a one year deal with an option of an additional two years.Haruna had played for the youth teams of Barce...
Espanyol target ENYEAMA to replace KAMENI
Published: June 14, 2010
When you get praise form two of the world's best-Maradona and Messi,the world is expected to take notice.According to reports in the Spanish media,Vincent Enyeama is wanted by Spanish club,Espanyol to replace the departing Cameronian goalkeeper, Carlos Kameni who is wanted in the Premier League.Enyeama bewitched everyo...
Nigeria is a strong team - Greece
Published: June 14, 2010
With elimination staring both Nigeria and Greece who will clash on Thursday in Bloemfontein, the European side, which is bottom of the group log, owing to heavier goal tally, is insisting it will remain afloat and that the Super Eagles would fall.A loss by either side is a death knell from the 2010 World Cup.The Greek,...
Eagles lick US$1,000 from TOM-TOM
Published: June 14, 2010
The Nigerian team at the World Cup got a boost from Cadbury Nigeria Plc, the makers of TomTom, the official candy of the country's national teams.This was in spite of the team's defeat in their opening South Africa 2010 World Cup match on Saturday.Since TomTom has promised to back the team through thick and thin, the c...
I am impressed with LAGERBACK - SEGUN ODEGBAMI
Published: June 14, 2010
Former Eagles' captain, Segun Odegbami has commended Coach Lars Lagerback for instilling discipline in the Super Eagles players and organising the team.Odegbami said in Johannesburg that though the team lost its opening Group B match in the World Cup, they were better organised."Generally, it was a much better performa...
OSAZE finally accepts Substitute role
Published: June 14, 2010
Peter Odemwingie insists Nigeria's players are willing to accept being on the bench, despite acknowledging his frustration at not starting against Argentina.Nigeria opened their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 defeat by Argentina on Saturday and Odemwingie was among those to start as a substitute.The Lokomotiv Moscow for...