NWANKWO KANU Grabs Sensational Winner
Published: March 20, 2010
A sensational finish at Fratton Park saw Jamie O'Hara and Nwankwo Kanu turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 victory for doomed Portsmouth against fellow strugglers Hull City. Hull led twice, first through Craig Fagan's deflected strike and then after Caleb Folan slid the ball home with 18 minutes to go. Tommy Smith had equ...
HEARTLAND draw in CAF Champions League in Cameroun
Published: March 20, 2010
Signs Chibambo came off the bench to score twice and give Heartland a handy 2-2 draw in the first leg of their CAF Champions League second round match against Tiko United FC in Douala. After a goalless first half, Ake Ambeno shot the hosts in front on the hour, but Chibambo levelled after 76 minutes. The hosts we...
PETER STORRIE-Pompey Crisis really hurts
Published: March 20, 2010
Peter Storrie defended his part in Portsmouth's crisis, but revealed he was paid the same win bonus as the players. Storrie has stepped down as chief executive in the wake of the club going into administration, although he is still working in a consultancy role at Fratton Park. The 57-year-old came in for fierce crit...
Super Eagles Fans snap up cheap World Cup Tickets
Published: March 20, 2010
Fans of the Nigerian soccer team the Super Eagles who are amongst the most colorful and vociferous in Africa, have been snapping up cheap World Cup tickets in the last few days after hundreds of cheap flights to South Africa have been arranged. FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke pointed out that this has been a st...
Bench warming Eagles: Siasia backs Lagerback
Published: March 19, 2010
Former U-23 national team coach  Samson Siasia has thrown his weight behind the decision of  Super Eagles Technical Adviser Lars Lagerback  to  select only  players who feature regularly  in their clubs as the team prepares for the FIFA World Cup this summer in South Africa. In what seems...
YAKUBU,an enigma at Everton
Published: March 19, 2010
Everton striker Yakubu is becoming something of a conundrum for the Merserysiders. After injuries and lack of form is it time Everton showed the Nigerian the door? The 27 yr old striker has had his fair shares of ups and downs at Everton. Having joined from Middlesbrough in 2007 for over £11 million Yakubu was...
FULHAM draw Wolfsburg in EUROPA League Quarters
Published: March 19, 2010
Fulham have a quarter-final tie against German champions Wolfsburg after knocking out Juventus last night. The Cottagers are enjoying an amazing run in the UEFA Europa League having knocked out holders Shakhtar Donetsk before their 5-4 aggregate win over Juventus.  However, Wolfsburg, who started this season i...
OBAFEMI MARTINS Wolfsburg progress to quarterfinals of Europa League
Published: March 18, 2010
VfL Wolfsburg spared themselves the ordeal of a penalty shoot-out as they came from behind to beat resilient Russian side Rubin Kazan, 2-1 on the night after extra time and 3-2 on aggregate. After the 1-1 draw in the first leg in Russia last week, Wolfsburg were favourites to advance but were pegged back on 21 min...
Nigeria Reject,Sven-Goran Eriksson Interested In Ivory Coast job
Published: March 18, 2010
Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in managing Ivory Coast at the 2010 World Cup, according to The Mirror. The 62-year-old was previously believed to have been interviewed by officials in Nigeria, with a view to taking the reins to the national team. However, fellow Swede Lars Lagerback ended up g...
VICTOR ANICHEBE-My World Cup dream is not over.
Published: March 17, 2010
VICTOR ANICHEBE says he has not given up on his World Cup dream. The Nigerian international has been sidelined for nearly a year following a horror tackle by Newcastle’s Kevin Nolan in February last year. Anichebe underwent knee surgery before eventually returning to action in the final minutes of Everton&r...
IWELUMO grateful for Robins Chance
Published: March 17, 2010
The Scotland international grabbed two goals in seven matches, both in vital wins for the club. The forward will be leaving fellow loanee and club colleague Stefan Maierhofer at Ashton Gate after choosing to return and compete for Premier League football. Iwelumo told Wolves' club website: "I take it as a big com...
RAMON AZEEZ,20 Others invited to Flying Eagles Camp.
Published: March 16, 2010
Head Coach John Obuh has listed 21 players to appear in the camp of the national U-20 men’s team, Flying Eagles, as he kick –starts the preparations for next year’s African Youth Championship. The qualifying series for the final competition, slated for Libya, will begin in August, and Obuh to camp ...
EFCC Steps into HODDLE Bribe Scandal
Published: March 16, 2010
Nigeria anti-graft body, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has stepped into the bribery allegation by former England manager, Glenn Hoddle, against top Nigeria officials as regards the country’s coaching job.  “We have contacted John Shittu to send a formal complaint on this bribery a...
Yakubu urges his Everton FC team-mates to take frustration over Birmingham draw out on Bolton
Published: March 16, 2010
AYEGBENI YAKUBU has urged his Everton team-mates to take out their frustration on Bolton at Goodison Park this Saturday. Everton missed the chance to step up their challenge for European qualification last weekend as they let slip a 2-0 lead at fellow contenders Birmingham City. The Nigerian striker admits only t...
LAGERBACK embarks on tour of Europe
Published: March 16, 2010
Nigeria coach, Lars Lagerback, has embarked on a tour of Europe, where he will meet up with the country’s top stars ahead of the World Cup in June, officials have disclosed. "Lagerback has returned to Europe, where he will visit our players in Europe in view of the World Cup in South Africa," said the secretar...