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...
Man City, Man Utd do battle over Nigeria’s next big thing Ramon Azeez
Published: March 15, 2010
Manchester City are threatening Manchester United's move for Nigeria U17 midfielder Ramon Azeez. The youngster won the 'Bronze Ball' as the third best player at the U17 World Championships and has been likened to Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel. Azeez has already rejected an offer from City, according to his ag...
ANICHEBE insists on EUROPE
Published: March 15, 2010
Striker Victor Anichebe says it would be a failure if Everton do not qualify for Europe this season. The 21-year-old forward scored his first goal since returning from a 12-month injury lay-off during the Toffees' 2-2 draw with Birmingham at the weekend. David Moyes' side had taken a two-goal lead at St Andrews b...
LAGERBACK targets NEDUM ONUOHA
Published: March 14, 2010
Nigeria coach, Lars Lagerback, has told Manchester City defender Nedhum Onuoha he would want him to feature for the country of his parents at the World Cup in June. Onuoha could play for either Nigeria or England, where he was raised by Nigerian parents. Thus far, the 23-year-old defender has featured for England Un...
Ikenwa double drops Dempo
Published: March 14, 2010
Nigerian striker Ekene Ikenwa scored twice as Salgaocar Sports Club recorded an impressive 3-2 win over I-League leaders Dempo Sports Club at Nehru Stadium today. Three-time champions Dempo opened the scoring after 33 minutes through Ranty Martins, but Salgaocar were back on level terms just six minutes later as Bra...
FEMI AJILORE Scores Twice against NAC Breda
Published: March 14, 2010
FC Groningen eased ahead of NAC in the Dutch Premier League rankings on Saturday, with a 3-0 away win over the team from Breda. Midfielder Oluwafemi Ajilore scored two goals. Fellow midfielder Koen van de Laak scored the third.The victory temporally lifts Groningen from ninth on the table to eight.  In oth...
DAVID MOYES rues European setback
Published: March 14, 2010
David Moyes believes Everton missed a golden opportunity to strengthen their Europa League qualifying hopes after letting a two-goal lead slip against Birmingham City. As the battle for a top-eight finish in the Premier League intensifies, the Toffees raced into a two-goal lead at St Andrew's only to concede twice in ...
NIGERIA in danger of Missing Championship of African Nations
Published: March 14, 2010
Nigeria are in danger of missing out again on the Championship of African Nations after they fell 2-0 to hosts Niger in Niamey. Abdoulaye Mohamed gave the hosts the lead after 18 minutes of action at the Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey. The local Mena increased the tally in the 40th minute through Modibo Sidi. N...
NFF Member dies in Car Crash
Published: March 12, 2010
An executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF], Alili Galadima was confirmed dead in an automobile accident Friday evening.     Galadima was travelling in his car to Niamey for Saturday's 2011 African Nations Championship qualifying match between Niger and Nigeria, when the vehicle somersa...