Keshi Names Starting Eleven To Face Iran
Published: June 16, 2014
Stephen Keshi has nominated 11 players for Nigeria’s opening World Cup fixture against Iran at Arena da Baixada on Monday afternoon.As expected, World Cup veteran Vincent Enyeama will skipper the side in the absence of Joseph Yobo, who drops to the bench. Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea on lo...
Nwankwo Kanu Spends Time With Super Eagles Ahead World Cup Opener
Published: June 16, 2014
The Super Eagles received an important guest before leaving for Arena da Baixada, where they take on Iran in their opening World Cup fixture this evening. Former Arsenal and Ajax Amsterdam attacker Nwankwo Kanu , who participated at three World Cups, visited the team to wish them good luck, offer moral support and enco...
Vedad Ibisevic Eyes Nigeria Scalp
Published: June 16, 2014
Vedad Ibisevic etched his name in Bosnia and Hezegovonia folklore, netting the first ever goal scored by the country at the World Cup. Five minutes to the end of the encounter at Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro , the VfB Stuttgart striker registered his name on the score - sheet, taking the scores to 2 -...
Ajimobi Opens World Cup Viewing Centers Across Oyo State
Published: June 16, 2014
For Soccer fans in Ibadan and other part of the major cities in the state not to be left out the on-going 2014 FIFA World Cup’s bliss, the Executive Governor of the State Senator Abiola Ajimobi who has ordered erection of viewing centers across all major cities.The 1,500 capacity tent with a life size big screen ...
Agent Confirms Several Teams Want Okaka
Published: June 16, 2014
Andrea Cattoli, the agent of Italian - Nigerian striker Stefano Okaka has provident an update on the future of his client.The 24 - year - old is being linked with several clubs in Europe on the back of his performance for Sampdoria this past season.“There are several requests for Stephen, he is very good at Sampd...
Vincent Enyeama Says Players, NFF Not At Daggers Drawn Over Appearance Fees
Published: June 16, 2014
Ahead of the eagerly anticipated clash against Iran, Lille numero uno Vincent Enyeama has played down reports that members of the Super Eagles were at daggers drawn with the Nigeria Federation over appearance fees and bonuses.The deputy Super Eagles skipper has stressed that they are focused on the game against the Asi...
Joseph Yobo : I Think People Will Be Surprised
Published: June 16, 2014
Ahead of the Iran clash, Fenerbahce central defender Joseph Yobo has taken stock of the quality of players in the Super Eagles, and reckons the team will live up to their billing as continental champions in Brazil.If their last two opening fixture defeats to Argentina  - in South Korea/Japan 2002 and South Africa ...
Stephen Keshi : Mikel Is A Great Player
Published: June 16, 2014
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday after training, Stephen Keshi believes Nigeria have more than enough quality in the squad and will not rely on one individual. The Nigeria manager refused to give a hint about his starting lineup, stressing that the Super Eagles play as a team.“Mikel is a great player, but...
Victor Moses Says Iran Clash Is MUST Win
Published: June 15, 2014
Chelsea winger Victor Moses has spoken of the importance of the Super Eagles getting all three points when they clash with Iran at Arena da Baixada.The 23 - year - old has made it clear that a victory in Monday afternoon’s match will compensate the team for the rigorous training the squad has embarked on since th...
Official : Zamalek Beat Al Ahly In Sprint For Maroof Yusuf, Pens Three - Year Deal
Published: June 15, 2014
This is official. Zamalek SC have beaten rivals Al Ahly in the struggle for the signature of highly rated starlet Maroof Yusuf, 21.The attacking midfielder has appended his signature to a three - year deal with the White Knight , which has effectively ended his four - year association with Police Union.Maroof Yusuf has...
Sylvester Igboun Fishing For A Move Away From FC Midtjylland
Published: June 15, 2014
FC Midtjylland’s Sylvester Igboun is hoping that his 10 goals in 28 Superliga games have alerted clubs in Europe about his potential.The 23 - year - old attacker is angling for a move away from the  MCH Arena after four seasons spent there.“I really hope it happens. They are quiet about it, for all clu...
Huge Crowd To Witness Nigeria - Iran Clash
Published: June 15, 2014
Bachir Omairi, an advisor of Clube Atlético Paranaense, has predicted that the crowd at Arena da Baixada on Monday afternoon will be huge when Super Eagles open their World Cup campaign against Team Melli.Iran is predominantly a Muslim country while Nigeria is among the top 5 countries in the world with the high...
Hapoel Beer Sheva Begin Pre - Season Training Without Ejide
Published: June 15, 2014
Nigeria international Austin Ejide was not among the 28 players that began pre - season training with Hapoel Beer Sheva on Sunday morning.The goalkeeper has been given an extended vacation due to his participation at the World Cup currently taking place in Brazil.The Camels will be participating in the Europa League th...
Iran Coach, Carlos Queiroz To Unleash England Based Strikers On Eagles
Published: June 15, 2014
Coach of Iran, Carlos Queiroz will wait until the last minute before announcing the goalkeeper that will man the post against the Super Eagles on Monday. The experienced Portuguese manager named three goalkeepers in his World Cup roster - Rahman Ahmadi(Sepahan FC), Alireza Haghighi(Sporting Covilha) and Daniel Davari(E...
Super Eagles Arrive Curitiba, Evening Training Starts 1630 Hours
Published: June 14, 2014
Nigeria delegation arrived Curitiba at 1300 hours local time for their meeting with Iran scheduled for next Monday at the Arena da Baixada. Within an hour of their arrival, they were ushered into their hotel rooms.After lunch and a brief rest, the team will depart the hotel for an evening training session at Ecoest&aac...