Advantage Brescia,OGBONNA walks cliff hanger in play-off decider on Sunday
Published: June 09, 2010
Angelo Ogbonna's Torino could only manage a goalless draw with Brescia this evening in the first leg of the Serie A play-off final..The match played in front of 25,000 spectators was a cat and mouse game after the dismissal of Brescia's defender,Budel in the 46th minute.However,Torino did score, albeit illegally as the...
Exclusive:Argentina to play 4-3-3 against Nigeria
Published: June 09, 2010
Today,Diego Maradona practiced with a 4-3-3 formation in training that he intends to use against the Super Eagles on Saturday.Jonas Gutierrez is playing as a right back.Maradona has jettisoned the idea of playing an outright 3-4-3 formation.The gaffer tested his starting eleven against Nigeria in training today - Sergi...
Mixed fortunes for Nigerians in Norwegian Cup as Lyn Oslo crash out
Published: June 09, 2010
Lyn Oslo,the club that launched John Obi Mikel to super stardom have crashed out of the Norwegian Cup after losing 2-4 to Stromsgodset this evening.The away team,Stromsgodset raced into a 3-0 lead through strikes by Pederson(7th) and Sankoh(11th,32nd).There was faint hope for Lyn Oslo when Sadeh pulled a goal back in t...
Exclusive:ETUHU,LUKMAN may anchor midfield against Argentina
Published: June 09, 2010
Mikel was supposed to anchor Nigeria's midfield against La Seleccion on Saturday but a relapse of his knee injury ruled him out of the titanic clash.According to Roland Andersson,Haruna is likely to start the Argentina game.So also the Fulham midfield generalissimo,Dixon Etuhu.Lukman is as fit as a fiddle and played in...
Official:Everton sign Portuguese Starlet to rival YAKUBU and ANICHEBE
Published: June 09, 2010
Everton have signed striker Joao Silva from Portuguese side Desportivo Das Aves.Blues officials flew to Portugal this week to conclude the transfer and the 20-year-old has now penned a three-year deal, signing for an undisclosed fee.Last season Silva was the second top scorer in the Liga Vitalis, Portugal's second tier...
France based Eagles World Cup stars have some of the best training centres at club level
Published: June 09, 2010
The French Football Federation has released its rankings of the best training centres in France.And for the fifth consecutive year,Stade Rennes came tops,beating Haruna's club,Monaco who came second.Ideye's Sochaux came 4th in the rankings released.Among the so called big four clubs in France,only Girondins Bordeaux (6...
Arsenal reveal interest for OBODO's Ghanaian pal at Udinese
Published: June 09, 2010
The agent of Udinese midfielder Kojo Kwadwo Asamoah has revealed the interest of Arsenal and Manchester City in his client.Claudio Vagheggi expects the young midfielder to move to England, as the Premiership duo have greater spending power than their Serie A rivals.He told TMW: “There are several major teams who ...
Eagles Stars Speak Out: ''We are not under pressure''
Published: June 09, 2010
Nigeria forward Yakubu Ayegbeni is loving the fact that the Super Eagles will be the underdogs this weekend.The Nigerian national team tackle two-time world champions Argentina in their opening Group B game on Saturday at Ellis Park.Yakubu believes his side has no pressure on their shoulders to perform and that could w...
Official:German legend,PIERRE LITTBARSKI to coach MARTINS at Wolfsburg
Published: June 09, 2010
Wolfsburg have appointed Pierre Littbarski as Steve McClaren's right-hand man at the Bundesliga club.The 1990 World Cup winner will work alongside McClaren as his assistant coach from next season after spells in charge of Yokohama, Sydney, Avispa Fukuoka, Saipa Tehran and, more recently, FC Vaduz in the Swiss league. H...
AKINFENWA may join ALUKO at Aberdeen
Published: June 09, 2010
Adebayo Akinfenwa may join the Nigeria international,Sone Aluko at Aberdeen,and welcomes the club's interest.The out-of-contract striker has been the subject of an enquiry from the Dons after rejecting a new two-year deal with Northampton. Now back in Britain from holiday, Akinfenwa will meet his agent Dean Baker this ...
STEFANO OKAKA to end Fulham adventure - Agent
Published: June 09, 2010
Stefano Okaka,the Italian player of Nigerian origin is to leave Fulham when his contract expires in the next three weeks.That is according to his agent,Domenico Scopelliti in an interview with Vocegiallorossa.it.The agent has confirmed that Okaka's adventure in England is temporarily closed.''Stephen has a contract wit...
Gone With the Wind,ETUHU's coach may disappear to Liverpool
Published: June 09, 2010
Liverpool are to make a formal approach to Fulham for talks with Roy Hodgson before the weekend,Tribalfootball.com quoting the Daily Mirror reports.Hodgson is the clear front-runner from a short list drawn up by Kop legend Kenny Dalglish and MD Christian Purslow, to be presented to the Anfield board this week.The club'...
Eagles given the day off and go Shopping!
Published: June 09, 2010
Amiable Eagles gaffer,Lars Lagerback did the lads a big favour today when he gave the Eagles players the day off instead of training.Instead of a rigorous training routine,the Super Eagles players went to the mall.There was huge excitement at the shopping complex when the Eagles stars stepped out of the team busl.Befor...
Official:MIKEL loses three teammates at Chelsea
Published: June 09, 2010
Crocked Eagles midfield star,John Obi Mikel has more bad news to swallow,as he has lost the services of three of his teammates and friends at Chelsea.Midfielders Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will leave Chelsea when their contracts expire at the end of the month, the Premier League champions said on Wednesday.Brazilian ...
Sweden's richest club Malmo FF in red, plan to lay off
Published: June 09, 2010
Malmo FF,the Swedish club of Newcastle target,Edward Ofere are planning to lay off,the club announced in a statement.Malmo,the richest club in Sweden, are faced with severe financial difficulties after committing so much funds to their new stadium.Their new stadium was completed just as the world economy experienced a ...