Sacked Amodu Fights Back
Published: February 18, 2010
Fired Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu has staged a big fightback, insisting that going by his contract he is still in charge of the country’s team and will work under a new foreign coach for the World Cup. “As at this moment, I know and the NFF know that I still remain the authentic chief coach of the nation...
Sone Aluko desperate to get into Nigeria's World Cup Squad
Published: February 17, 2010
SUFFERING Sone Aluko is desperate to make up for months of frustration by firing Aberdeen to  glory - and catapulting himself into Nigeria's World Cup squad. The 20-year-old has started just four games since September due to pelvic problems that have caused him to slip down his country's pecking order. Aluko cou...
Mikel no more Seeing Red
Published: February 17, 2010
Chelsea's John Obi Mikel is convinced his bad-boy reputation has gone for good after two years without a red card to his name. Midfielder Mikel's early seasons at Stamford Bridge were blighted by four red cards - including one in the Carling Cup final victory over Arsenal in 2007 - and 27 yellow cards. But the Niger...
Nigeria target appointed Bradford Manager
Published: February 17, 2010
Bradford City have appointed Peter Taylor as their manager until the end of the season.It rests speculations linking him with the Nigerian role.According to reports in the foreign media,Louis Van Gaal,Arrigo Sacchi, Dujkovic,Trapattoni and Hiddink,have all snubbed the Eagles offer.Hiddink is to resume as Turkey's ...
AMODU was the least paid Coach
Published: February 17, 2010
We can reveal exclusively to you that former Nigerian coach,Amodu Shuaibu was the least paid coach out of the 32 coaches that qualified their countries for football's biggest festival.Below is the breakdown: Salaries of coaches in the World 2010:    Coach          ...
Carlton Cole is Happy at Westham
Published: February 17, 2010
CARLTON COLE insists he never considered leaving West Ham in January. The England striker, 26, was linked with a host of clubs during the transfer window. But Cole, who is back to full fitness after a knee injury, admits he is only interested in firing the Hammers away from the Premier League drop zone. He said:...
Injured Mohammed delighted with Rehab
Published: February 17, 2010
Injured Nigeria international defender Yusuf Mohammed has informed MTNFootball.com that he is very pleased with his rehabilitation following an Achilles tendon injury, adding that he will be back in action in record time. “My rehabilitation is going very well and already the doctor has told me I could be back ...
GLO-CAF Awards 2009 Nominees
Published: February 16, 2010
CAF (the Confederation of African Football) has revealed the names of the final three men who have been nominated for the African Footballer of the Year 2009 title. The contenders for the prestigious award are Ivorian striker Didier Drogba Ghana midfielder Michael Essien and Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto’o. ...
Obinna Nwaneri moves to UAE
Published: February 16, 2010
Nigeria international Obinna Nwaneri has departed Swiss side FC Sion to sign a six-month contract with Al Dharfra Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Compatriot and Eagles teammate Yusuf Mohammed has already left Sion to sign for former club Al Hilal of Sudan just before he suffered a long-term Achilles tendon in...
Yobo Returns
Published: February 15, 2010
David Moyes will have his defensive options boosted by the return of Joseph Yobo for the visit of Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. The Nigerian has not figured for the Blues since the 2-2 home draw with Tottenham in December, when he suffered a hamstring problem. However, he did travel to Angola with his international...
Ratomir Dujkovic angry with Nigeria Rumours
Published: February 15, 2010
Former Ghana coach and present manager of the Serbian Under-21 national team Ratomir Dujkovic has ruled out any possibility of taking up the vacant Nigerian position. Speaking to Football365.co.za, the Serbian denied rumours linking him to the top post and insisted that talk of him fulfilling the role is nothing but...
Storrie Lifts lid on John Utaka
Published: February 15, 2010
Peter Storrie has moved to end rumours surrounding Portsmouth's John Utaka by revealing he only earns a fraction of his reported wages. Pompey's chief executive, who is still recovering from the shock of being attacked by Southampton fans after Pompey's 4-1 FA Cup win on Saturday which set up a quarter-final home tie ...
Drogba approaches Hiddink over Ivory Coast Job
Published: February 15, 2010
Much sought-after coach Guus Hiddink announced on Saturday that he will not extend his contract with the Russian FA and this news has alerted the Football Associations of several nations. Nigeria and North Korea were already believed to be interested in signing the former Australia chief as their head coach for the ...
MIKEL:Carlo went Crazy
Published: February 15, 2010
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has revealed Carlo Ancelotti read his side the riot act during half-time of their FA Cup win over Cardiff. The Blues went in level at 1-1 at the break at Stamford Bridge before running out comfortable 4-1 winners to book their place in the quarter-finals. Ancelotti was not happy ...
David Abwo released by French Club
Published: February 15, 2010
Former Nigeria youth international Solomon David Abwo has been let go by his French third division club Creteil. Speedy right winger Abwo featured for Nigeria at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands, where the Flying Eagles went all the way to the final. This season, he featured in 14 matches and scored a...