NFF's Financial Problems May Hinder Super Eagles Afcon Chances
Published: January 17, 2013
Financial problems may hinder the Super Eagles chances of winning a third African Cup of Nations trophy. Supersport.com quoting an official of the Nigeria Football Federation says the National Sports Commission, NSC has not released funds of about one million euros (=N=220 million) for Nigeria's participation at the co...
Yussuf Ayila On Target For Dynamo Kiev Reserves
Published: January 17, 2013
On Thursday, the reserve side of Ukrainian Premier League side Dynamo Kiev played at the traditional winter tournament Memorial Makarova.Football.ua reports that two Nigerian players -Yussuf Ayila and Frank Temile- played for the Dynamo Kiev II squad against Dnipro, the past club of one - cap Nigeria international Mic...
Besiktas Renew Interest In John Utaka
Published: January 17, 2013
According to Fanatik, Istanbul giants Besiktas are not giving up in their bid to sign the Montpellier forward John Utaka. The Turkish sports daily says there has been contact between the Besiktas hierarchy and Utaka's entourage. Under contract with Montpellier until June 2013, Utaka is expected to cost one million euro...
Odemwingie Wants To Force QPR Move
Published: January 17, 2013
West Brom forward Peter Odemwingie wants to force a move to Queens Park Rangers, goal.com is reporting. The Baggies hierarchy don't want to sell the Nigeria international to their London rivals for less than seven million euros. Odemwingie is unhappy that in the current season he is not guaranteed a starting shirt ...
Fifa Ranking: Super Eagles Remain At 52nd Position
Published: January 17, 2013
Football's governing body, Fifa has released its latest ranking of countries. The National Team of Nigeria are ranked as the 52nd best team in the world, the same position they were ranked by the global body in December. In comparison with last month's ranking, Nigeria are now ranked as the 9th best team in Africa.The...
Sone Aluko Faces Eight Weeks On Sidelines
Published: January 17, 2013
Fringe Super Eagles player Sone Aluko has been battling with injury since November. The Hull City forward visited a specialist during the week, and it has been confirmed that the 23 - year - old could face up to eight weeks on the sidelines.The news will come as a big blow to manager Steve Bruce as Aluko has been one o...
Nike pays tribute to Black History Month
Published: January 17, 2013
Black History Month represents many things: civic leadership, social stewardship, community activation and much more.Nike recognizes the importance of this meaningful month with not only a product collection, but a larger recognition of the power of sports to impact society.  The 2013 Nike Black History Month Coll...
Nasarawa United Face Peru Powerhouse Club Universitario de Deportes In Lima
Published: January 16, 2013
Newly promoted Nigeria Premier League side Nasarawa United will travel to South America next month to face Peru's most successful club Club Universitario de Deportes in a high profile exhibition match, writes depor.pe.The match has been scheduled for Saturday, February 2 at the 80, 000 capacity Estadio Monumental. ...
Adana Demirspor To Take Legal Action Against Raheem Lawal
Published: January 16, 2013
Turkish first division club Adana Demirspor has threatened to take legal action against Raheem Lawal after he refused to appear in training for the second successive day, according to reports in Turkey.The defensive midfielder had trained with the Super Eagles at their Faro base in Portugal. Unfortunately, he faile...
Justice John Erhenede Begins Test With Hobro
Published: January 16, 2013
After extending his contract with HB Koge last December for a calender year, former FC Ebedei talent Justice John Erhenede approached the club's management to terminate his contract citing the need to be closer to his immediate family.The offensive player found it difficult to commute between Herfølge and his re...
Harmony Ikande Impresses Hapoel Haifa, Set To Be Offered Contract
Published: January 16, 2013
Harmony Ikande's nine - month search for a new club after he was released by Beitar Jerusalem is nearing an end. Earlier this month, the former Nigeria youth - teamer was invited to train with Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Haifa. After two weeks of trials, Ikande impressed manager Nir Klinger and is set to be offe...
Efe Ambrose Urges Celtic To Sign International Teammate Juwon Oshaniwa
Published: January 16, 2013
Nigeria international center back Efe Ambrose has urged the Celtic hierarchy to sign international teammate Juwon Oshaniwa, who is being linked with a winter move to the Glasgow giants.24 - year - old Ambrose is one of the success stories of Celtic this season and has flourished especially in the UEFA Champions League....
Femi Orenuga Celebrates Leighton Baines Wonder Goal
Published: January 16, 2013
Former Everton midfielder Femi Orenuga has celebrated  Leighton Baines' wonder free-kick against Newcastle United in the penultimate round of matches in the Premier League. '' I have to say, I'm still buzzing over the free-kick scored by my former Everton teammate Leighton Baines at Newcastle United last week. It ...
Michael Odibe Confirms Interest From Italy
Published: January 16, 2013
One-cap Nigeria international Michael Odibe has returned toArsenal Kiev after a brief spell on loan at Ukrainian millionaire club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk.''I am one of the six main players of Arsenal Kiev, I am still at the club. It is still unknown whether I will stay at Arsenal or move somewhere else,'' says Michael Od...
Christian Obodo: Keshi Should Build His Team Around Mikel
Published: January 16, 2013
It is a shame that the career of Italy based player Christian Obodo has nosedived. Touted as Nigeria's first true box-to-box midfielder, Obodo is now a free agent after he was released by Udinese this past summer. While the Super Eagles starting eleven against Burkina Faso in a few days time is shrouded in mystery, Obo...