Ikechukwu Uche Replaces Emenike In Starting 11
Published: February 10, 2013
Ahead of the African Cup of Nations final, Spartak Moscow forward Emmanuel Emenike has failed a late fitness test meaning he has been left out of Nigeria's starting eleven for tonight's clash with Burkina Faso.Otherwise, there are no surprises in the list released by coach Stephen Keshi. In goal is stand-in ski...
Eliakwu Begins Test With Chernomorets
Published: February 10, 2013
Nigerian striker Isah Eliakwu arrived Bulgaria this weekend to begin trials with top flight side PSFC Chernomorets, informs football24.bg.Russian Premier League club Anzhi is Eliakwu's last team. He failed to establish himself in the squad mainly due to the arrival of Cameroon super-star Samuel Eto'o. Last month, E...
Burkina Faso Skipper, Dagano Hails Coach Paul Put
Published: February 10, 2013
Burkina Faso skipper  Moumouni Dagano has hailed the work done by coach Paul Put. Unheralded before the start of the tournament, the Stallions have made history by qualifying for their first African Cup of Nations final.''Since I started my international career 14 years ago, this is the first time I am in heaven. ...
Victor Moses Cleared To Play In Final
Published: February 10, 2013
Ben Alaiya, spokesman of the Super Eagles, has disclosed that Victor Moses will certainly play the African Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso on Sunday night.Moses suffered a knock in the semi-final clash with Mali. Since then, there has been speculation in the media about his availability for the final.''I can ...
Emmanuel Emenike: We Have Learned Our Lesson
Published: February 10, 2013
There is still suspense on the availability of Spartak Moscow attacker Emmanuel Emenike for the final of the African Cup. The 25 - year - old Super Eagle, top scorer in the tournament, has picked his goal against Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals as the most important strike. Sport Express Russia with reference to RFI q...
Keshi Says No Secret Between The Teams
Published: February 10, 2013
After three weeks of football, today sees the culmination of Africa's premier sports competition, the African Cup of Nations.Speaking ahead of the final game between nailed - on favorites Nigeria and Burkina Faso, Super Eagles handler Stephen Keshi says there is no secret between the two sides having met in the group s...
Jay Jay Okocha : I Am Proud To Be Nigerian Right Now
Published: February 10, 2013
Nigeria legend Augustine Jay Jay Okocha has previewed Sunday's African Cup of Nations final against Burkina Faso to the official website of CAF. The former Bolton midfielder, who is in South Africa cheering the Super Eagles, has predicted a difficult match but is optimistic Nigeria can win her third Afcon laurel.''I&rs...
Victor Moses Declares Himself Fit For Afcon Final
Published: February 09, 2013
Ahead of the African Cup of Nations final game against Burkina Faso, there is good news for coach Stephen Keshi . Chelsea winger Victor Moses has declared himself fit for the tie at Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg.Victor Moses trained without difficulty with the rest of the Super Eagles squad on Saturday evening. It ...
Djamel Haimoudi To Officiate Afcon Final
Published: February 09, 2013
Continental football governing body Confederation of African Football has appointed Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi to officiate the African Cup of Nations final between Nigerian and Burkina Faso.Djamel Haimoudi will be assisted by Morocco's Redouane Achik and Jean-Claude Birumushahu from Burundi while Rajindraparsad ...
No Sanliurfaspor Contract For Sibi Gwar
Published: February 09, 2013
Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that last season's top scorer in the domestic championship Sibi Gwar returned to Nigeria on Thursday after more than one week of trials with Turkish second - tier Sanliurfaspor.Sanliurfaspor, managed by Kemal Kılıç, had wanted to bolster their squad with an offensive re...
Jonathan Pitroipa Happy To Play Final Game
Published: February 09, 2013
Burkina Faso exciting winger Jonathan Pitroipa has expressed his delight after his red card was rescinded by tournament's organizers CAF. Consequently, he is available for Sunday's decisive game against Nigeria.Lebuteur.com quoted the Rennes player as saying: ''After the expulsion, I was shocked. Despite the 1-1 score ...
Abiola Dauda On His Way To Red Star Belgrade
Published: February 09, 2013
There are strong speculations that 25 - year - old Nigerian striker Abiola Dauda might continue his career with Serbia giants and 1991 Champions League winners Red Star Belgrade. Mozzartsport.com is reporting that in the last hours of the Serbian transfer window, sports director Zoran Stojadinovic has pulled a major tr...
Obiora Nwankwo : I Chose Cluj Because I Want To Play In Europe
Published: February 08, 2013
Super Eagles midfielder Obiora Nwankwo has commented on his loan move to Europa League campaigners CFR Cluj to Italian transfer market portal Tuttomercatoweb.com. ''I chose Cluj because I want to play in Europe. And because I wanted to change the environment as things did not go down well with me in Inter Milan. ''Play...
Odemwingie Fined 75,000 Pounds
Published: February 08, 2013
It has been revealed by British media that Peter Odemwingie has been fined 75,000 pounds for breaking the internal regulations of West Brom after he forcefully tried to negotiate a winter transfer to Queens Park Rangers without the approval of the leadership of the Baggies.The Daily Mail reports that the Nigeria intern...
Emenike, Moses Did Not Train With Group
Published: February 08, 2013
Ahead of the African Cup of Nations decider against Burkina Faso, two of Super Eagles first choice strikers Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses are racing against the clock to be fit for the final.Emenike and Moses did not train with the total group on Friday. The Spartak Moscow ace did not appear in training. On the oth...