Kalu Uche Nets Third Career Hat - trick
Published: February 21, 2014
Nigeria international Kalu Uche notched his third career hat - trick as Al Rayyan defeated Al Ahli 4 - 1 in the Qatar Stars League on Thursday.The 31 - year - old registered his first goal from the spot in the 6th minute before taking two more successful penalty kicks in the 18th and 87th minute of the encounter.Kalu U...
Shakhtar Donetsk Goal Poacher, Luiz Adriano : Yussuf Ayila Is The Best Defender In Ukraine
Published: February 20, 2014
Luiz Adriano, Brazilian striker representing Shakhtar Donetsk, has showered praise on Yussuf Ayila, who recently joined Metalist for the remainder of this season. The Brazilian striker has stated that the Nigerian is the best defender he has faced in the Ukrainian championship.The 26 - year - old told dynamomania.com :...
Imoh Ezekiel Would Prefer To Play For Belgium
Published: February 20, 2014
It remains unclear whether 20 - year - old Standard Liege forward Imoh Ezekiel would commit his international future to Nigeria. Manager Stephen Keshi made the first official move to cap Ezekiel after naming him in the squad for the tune up game with Mexico in March.Reports in Belgium strongly suggest that the highly r...
Shola Ameobi Could Leave Newcastle United
Published: February 19, 2014
Shola Ameobi , 32, has hinted that he could depart Newcastle United when he comes off contract in the summer. The Newcastle hierarchy has not yet opened talks with the Nigeria international  regarding a new deal and the Nigerian is very concerned.Speaking to the electronic edition of Shields Gazette, Ameobi said :...
SWAN FCT Chapter Commiserates With Aisha Falode, Mourns Walter Oyatogun.
Published: February 19, 2014
The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, FCT chapter has commiserated with former NFF Media and Publicity Committee member Aisha Falode, on the loss of her son, Toba Falode.Chairman, SWAN, FCT chapter, Kayode Adeniyi expressed shock on hearing the news which he described as sad, unfortunate and unthinkable whil...
Visa Woes Keep Stanley Okoro In Spain
Published: February 19, 2014
Cherno More midfielder Stanley Okoro will miss the topflight clash against Pirin Gotse Delchev scheduled to take place on Friday. Sportal.bg says the Nigeria youth - teamer is currently in Spain due to visa problems and will not be able to arrive Bulgaria in time for the meeting at Gradski Stadion.Stanley Okoro is on a...
Nigerian Football Coaches Commend FCT Minister
Published: February 19, 2014
The Nigeria Football Coaches Association (FCT Chapter) has commended the FCT administration for ordering the immediate reversal of the administrative structure and nomenclature of sports in the Federal Capital Territory. The FCT Minister of State Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide on Tuesday ordered that the Sports Department wh...
Javier Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos Invited For Nigeria Clash
Published: February 19, 2014
The Director General of the National Team of Mexico has announced a list of 8 players summoned for the exhibition match against Nigeria in the United States on March 5.Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal), Diego Reyes (Porto) and Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen) have all been called u...
Football Match Fixing Suspects Denied Access To Telephone Evidence That Could Prove Their Innocence
Published: February 17, 2014
Whitworth& Green Solicitors has been retained to represent Samuel and Akpo Sodje, who were arrested in December 2013 for alleged match-fixing, following an “undercover investigation” by the Sun on Sunday Newspaper’s Mazher Mahmood. No charges have yet been brought against the brothers but they rem...
Abdul Ajagun Targets Three Points Against Panthrakikos
Published: February 16, 2014
Ahead of the meeting with Panthrakikos, a game which corresponds to the 25th round of matches in the Greece Super League,  Abdul Ajagun is optimistic that Panathinaikos will come away with all three points.The Greens had lost 2 - 1 in the first stanza of the championship to the same opponents in front of their own...
Felix Udoh : I Was Not Demoted To Partizani Tirana B Team
Published: February 15, 2014
Former Flying Eagles wingback Felix Udoh has set the record straight after reports emerged that he might have been demoted to the B Team of Partizani Tirana.Udoh and compatriot Oladele Oshobe were omitted from the squad which lost 1 - 0  to Tirana on Friday in the 18th round of matches in the Albanian Superliga, f...
Obi Mikel Eyes Manchester City Scalp
Published: February 15, 2014
Ahead of the meeting with Manchester City, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has stressed that the FA Cup is an important competition. Both British powerhouses square off at Etihad Stadium on Saturday in the last 16 of the prestigious contest.Speaking to the official website of the Londoners, Mikel Obi said : “Th...
Fit Again Emmanuel Emenike Ready To Face Kasimpasa
Published: February 14, 2014
For the game against Kasimpasa on Sunday, Fenerbahçe S.K. manager, Ersun Yanal might include Emmanuel Emenike on his list of players summoned for the home game.A muscle injury had kept the Nigeria international on the sidelines since January 27,  in the 2 - 1 win over Konyaspor.But he is fully recovered fro...
World Exclusive : Sam Sodje Breaks Silence On Match Fixing Accusations, To Sue British Newspaper
Published: February 14, 2014
Sam Sodje , 34,  has broken his silence for the first time since he was accused of match fixing.It would be recalled that last December, British media had released video evidence which suggested that the former Portsmouth defender had agreed to throw away matches in return for cash.But Sam Sodje has always maintai...
Garba Lawal Causes Unrest In Kaduna United
Published: February 13, 2014
With less than a week to Kaduna United’s first game in the Glo NPFL season,an unrest has been created in the team after ex-international and newly appointed team manager,Garba Lawal demoted some coaches and team staff and appointed a new media officer. Those affected according to sources close to the club are loy...