FIFA bans ''T-Shirt Celebrations''
Published: June 13, 2010
FIFA has banned religious celebrations by players using t-shirts during the World Cup.The new rule is mostly targeted at the Brazilians who are staunch Catholics.During the last World Cup,Kaka and Cafu wore t-shirts that gave Jesus the credit for their scoring but it is over now.''FIFA has contacted us and asked us to ...
FIFA to investigate MESSI and MARADONA Laser-harassment claims in Nigeria match
Published: June 13, 2010
A green laser beam used yesterday to annoy Maradona and Messi in the match between Nigeria and Argentina,is to be investigated by FIFA,tipsbladet reports on its website.''We noted the incident and we immediately contacted security checkpoints at the stadium to look at it.''According to information we have at this time,...
OSAZE WARNS:''I will be a lot more selfish against Greece''
Published: June 13, 2010
Nigeria clashed with the Greeks at the 1994 World Cup with the Super Eagles running away with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Finidi George and Daniel Amokachi.“It’s a must win for us against Greece,” said Locomotiv Moscow striker Osaze Odemwingie after the 1-0 loss to Argentina on Saturday.“I&...
Nigerian Police Officers doing a good job in South Africa
Published: June 13, 2010
Seven Nigerian police officers are serving in match venues in the on-going FIFA World Cup in South Africa, PANA reports.The officers were seen dressed in uniforms directing and assisting fans to locate their seats during the Nigeria-Argentina match at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Saturday.One of the officers who spoke o...
TAIWO may be out against Greece as LAGERBACK waits for medical Report
Published: June 13, 2010
Injured Nigerian defender Taye Taiwo may not be able to play against Greece in the next match of the Super Eagles in the FIFA 2010 World Cup.The Nigerian leftback injured his left ankle late in the second half in the 0-1 loss to Argentina and had to be taken out of the game.Even though Coach Lagerback said after the ma...
SHITTU,ECHIEJILE face FIFA Anti Doping Officials
Published: June 13, 2010
Nigerian players Danny Shittu and Uwa Echiejile were picked for drugs tests after the Group B World Cup match with Argentina on Saturday.Shittu played the entire match while Echiejile was not fielded.On the side of Argentina, the players picked for the drugs tests were Carlos Tevez and substitute goalkeeper, Mariano An...
Official:ECHIEJILE inks four year deal with Sporting Braga
Published: June 13, 2010
The Nigeria left back,Uwa Echiejile has joined Sporting Braga on a four year contract,the club's official website reported yesterday.Braga finished second in the Portuguese league last season and have qualified to play in the Champions league in the 2010-2011 season.The 22 year old who played for Rennes last season is ...
LUKMAN HARUNA unfazed by Eagles defeat
Published: June 13, 2010
Monaco defensive midfielder,Haruna Lukman has told FranceFootball he is unruffled by the Eagles 0-1 loss to Argentina in the Eagles Group B opener yesterday at CocaCola Park,Johannesburg.Lukman, what is your feeling after this first game of the 2010 World Cup?Haruna Lukman:''It was good,very good.Especially as we faced...
Argentine team given a free morning
Published: June 13, 2010
After the slim 1-0 win over Nigeria,Diego Maradona has given La Seleccion the morning off to enable them think about their next match against South Korea.Argentina can be the first team to qualify for the round of 16 if they beat South Korea and results go their way in  the Nigeria-Greece match.Diego Armando Marad...
AJILORE loses teammate to Belgian outfit,Lokeren
Published: June 13, 2010
According to a report in RTV Noord,the Dutch club of Femi Ajilore,FC Groningen have lost the services of their defender,Sepp de Roover to Belgian club Lokeren,the club reports on its website.De Roover extended his contract at the Dutch club at the end of May but he has done an about turn for family reasons and penned...
Super Eagles were not disgraced - DAVID MOYES
Published: June 13, 2010
The Everton duo of Yakubu and Joseph Yobo were watched by their gaffer,David Moyes in the match between Nigeria and Argentina at CocaCola Park yesterday.The Everton manager David Moyes featured as a guest commentator for BBC Radio 5Live at the CocaCola Park Stadium,Johannesburg.The duo were excellent yesterday in the 0...
Aston Villa still keen on AGBONLAHOR
Published: June 13, 2010
Negotiations between Aston Villa and Spurs are about to start over Gabriel Agbonlahor.Villa boss Martin O'Neill wants to sign Robbie Keane from Tottenham and Harry Redknapp wants Agbonlahor in exchange.Agbonlahor's raw pace is seen as an asset as Spurs prepare for their debut season in the Champions League, while Keane...
ONYEWU brilliant as USA make ''fine'' debut at World Cup
Published: June 13, 2010
The USA international,Oguchi Onyewu helped Team USA to draw with England yesterday in their World Cup opener.Captain Marvel Steven Gerrard scored after just four minutes to set up the dream start to the World Cup campaign for Fabio Capello's men.But Green's howler let the Americans back into the match before half-time ...
ENYEAMA the hero as Eagles defense exposed
Published: June 13, 2010
The Super Eagles were exposed several times in defense yesterday but thanks to the heroics of Vincent Enyeama,the scoreline was flattering.Nigeria ought to have lost by more goals.On more than six occasions,Messi and Higuian breached the Nigeria defense but Enyeama  pulled some top drawer saves from the hat to den...
''TELL IT TO THE BIRDS''-Vuvuzelas disturbed us - LAGERBACK
Published: June 13, 2010
Nigeria gaffer,Lagerback said that they were disturbed by the noise of the vuvuzelas during the match between Nigeria and Argentina and could not communicate with the players.The South African horn has been debated before and during the World Cup.During the 2009 Confederations Cup held in South Africa,teams complained ...