Ex youth International,Blessing Okardi and three others banned for one year
Published: March 22, 2010
Former Nigeria youth international Blessing Okardi and three of his Lobi Stars team-mates have been handed a one-year suspension from the Nigerian Premier League. The Nigeria Football Federation Disciplinary Committee gave the quartet the ban for assaulting the match officials during their home tie with Enyimba at t...
FEMI AJILORE Can't stop Scoring
Published: March 22, 2010
A bullet header by Nigerian international,Oluwafemi Ajilore in the second minute gave his team,FC Groningen all three points against visiting RODA JC.The match finished 1-0.It was the midfielder's fourth goal of the season and his third in two games.Speaking to his club website after the game,Ajilore said:''This is not...
AMODU:Where is the Justice?
Published: March 22, 2010
Former Nigeria coach Shaibu Amodu is eager to see how well the side fares at the World Cup under new coach Lars Lagerback.The former Orlando Pirates mentor was once again denied the opportunity to lead his country at the World Cup after getting the sack - just as in 2002.Amodu is unhappy with the way he has been treate...
Taiye Taiwo Stuns Lyon
Published: March 22, 2010
Two fierce drives from Burkina Faso midfielder Charles Kabore, and Nigeria defender Taye Taiwo, ensured Olympique Marseille got all three points against Olympique Lyon on Sunday.The two teams had played out a stunning 10-goal thriller when they met four months earlier, but with the league at its business end and both t...
NIGERIA Never Approached me- ALABA,Bayern Munich Player
Published: March 21, 2010
Nigerian-born Austria international, David Alaba, has revealed that the Nigerian Football Federation never approached him to play for them, prompting him to commit his international future to Austria. The 17-year-old‘s mother is from the Philippines while his father is from Nigeria, but he was born in Vienna, ...
TARIBO WEST:'I Practised Voodoo'
Published: March 21, 2010
Former Nigeria World Cup defender Taribo West has admitted he practised voodoo rites so as to become a better player. West featured at two World Cups and starred for several top clubs including Auxerre and Milan giants, AC and Inter. “I looked for supernatural powers to play football. I was into a lot of th...
ANICHEBE Injured,to undergo further tests
Published: March 20, 2010
Victor Anichebe is to undergo tests in hospital after being stretchered off in Everton's 2-0 victory over Bolton. The Nigerian international was withdrawn 14 minutes into the game at Goodison following a collision with Bolton's Paul Robinson. The extent of the injury is not yet known, although manager David Moyes...
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...