Stephen Keshi: Playing The Final Would Be A Dream Come True
Published: June 20, 2013
Manager Stephen Keshi says he wants to use Nigeria's matches at the Fifa Confederations Cup to improve her chances of qualifying for next year's World Cup. The Super Eagles top African World Cup qualifying Group F, with 9 points from 5 matches. A draw against Malawi in September will see the African champions progress ...
Uruguay Star Edinson Cavani Expects Physical Game From Nigeria
Published: June 20, 2013
Napoli striker Edinson Cavani is expecting a physical game from the Nigerians but has boasted that the experience of Uruguay will see them overcome their African opponents.Going further, Cavani admitted that the tie against the Super Eagles is a do or die affair as a loss will see the South Americans crash out of the C...
Stephen Keshi Wants Fair Play
Published: June 20, 2013
Stephen Keshi hopes tonight's clash with Uruguay in Salvador will not be marred by poor refereeing decisions. At a press conference, there were suggestions that the South Americans might try to con the match officials if they were given a chance.''I do not have the ability to tell the referees to officiate the game. I...
Vincent Enyeama Not Bothered About Cavani, Suarez
Published: June 20, 2013
Ahead of the encounter with  Uruguay on Thursday evening, Nigeria numero uno Vincent Enyeama has stated that the Super Eagles don't have any special plans for the famous strike force of the South Americans - Diego Forlan (Internacional), Edinson Cavani (Napoli) and Luis Suarez(Liverpool).Though Enyeama acknowledge...
Stephen Keshi: We Don't Know If Onazi Will Come
Published: June 20, 2013
Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi has cleared the air on reports making the rounds that Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi will travel to Salvador to link up with the rest of his colleagues.Recall that Onazi got injured in the World Cup qualifying fixture against Namibia and failed to travel with the team to Brazil.''Regarding On...
Fifa Under 20 World Cup: Alberto Aladje Doubtful To Face Flying Eagles
Published: June 19, 2013
Guinea Bissau born Portugal Under 20 international Alberto Aladje is a major doubt for the clash against the Flying Eagles on Friday at Kadir Has ├ů×ehir Stad├ä┬▒um (Kayseri). The 19 - year - old striker, who is on the books of  FC Aprilia in Italy, injured his right knee during training on Tuesday. He now faces a...
Uruguay To Start Nigeria Game With Three Musketeers In Attack
Published: June 19, 2013
Having lost their first game at the Confederations Cup to World Champions Spain last weekend, Uruguay manager Oscar Washington Tabarez knows defeat against Nigeria on Thursday will spell doom for their campaign.Based on the South Americans last training session held on Wednesday, Oscar Tabarez will start the match agai...
Obi Mikel Pleads For Fans Support
Published: June 19, 2013
Against Tahiti on Monday in Nigeria's opening match at the Confederations Cup, the Super Eagles lacked support.Chelsea midfielder Obi Mikel does not want that trend to continue in tomorrow's encounter with Uruguay and has pleaded for the locals to support Nigeria. Sportv.globo.com quoted Mikel as saying: ''I hope every...
Nurudeen Orelesi Arrives Austria After Visa Hitch
Published: June 19, 2013
Finally, ex Flying Eagles wing back Nurudeen Orelesi joined Skënderbeu Korçë's training camp in Austria on Tuesday afternoon, writes panorama - sport.com.A visa hitch prevented him from taking part in yesterday's 2 - 0 loss to Russian Premier League outfit Terek Grozny in a pre - season friendly.The ex...
Reggina Like Stefano Okaka
Published: June 19, 2013
According to leaks gathered by Tuttomercatoweb.com, Italian - Nigerian striker Stefano Okaka is on the wish list of Reggina in the summer transfer market.New Reggina manager Gianluca Atzori has specially requested for the signature of Okaka.Both coach and player worked together last season at Serie B side Spezia .If th...
Uruguay Is A Big Team - Keshi
Published: June 19, 2013
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has shared his thoughts and impressions on the Super Eagles upcoming Confederations Cup fixture against Uruguay on Thursday.Keshi has admitted that the game against the South American kings will be a good test ahead of the resumption on World Cup qualifiers. ''Uruguay is a very big team, we ...
Confederations Cup: Obi Mikel Targets Uruguay Scalp
Published: June 19, 2013
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is confident of victory when they face South American champions Uruguay on Thursday at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador, Bahia). For the neutrals, Uruguay, who have won the Copa America 15 times, will go into the tie as favorites but Mikel believes the Eagles are aiming to upset for...
Keshi Conducts Closed Door Training Session
Published: June 19, 2013
Contrary to earlier information, Nigeria gaffer Stephen Keshi observed a closed door training session at Pituaçu, meaning he is keeping his cards close to his chest. The Media was granted access to the Super Eagles training for just 15 minutes. Keshi is fine-tuning his strategies ahead of  the meeting with ...
Official: Fifa Changes Scorer Of Nigeria's First Goal
Published: June 18, 2013
Using video evidence, Football's governing body, Fifa, the organizers of the Confederations Cup, has upturned the decision of the match referee Joel Aguilar, who credited Nigeria's first goal against Tahiti to Sporting Braga's Uwa Echiejile.The goal which came after five minutes has been recorded as an own goal scored ...
Eagles Have Landed In Salvador, Egwueke Wowed By City
Published: June 18, 2013
On Tuesday afternoon, the Nigeria delegation arrived Salvador, venue of the match against South America heavyweights Uruguay. They will have few hours to rest before the team departs for training later in the evening at Estádio de Pituaçu, home ground of Esporte Clube Bahia.Players and officials were offe...