Mikel Obi Confesses: I Hate Europa League
Published: April 09, 2013
Nigeria international Mikel Obi has confessed to hating the Europa League, UEFA's second grade competition. Chelsea failed to progress to the knock out stages of the Champions League and are now condemned to Thursday night football. The Londoners clash with Rubin Kazan in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-fin...
John Ogu Plays Down Injury Fears
Published: April 08, 2013
Académica midfielder John Ugochukwu Ogu has played down fears that he is injured and may be unavailable for the Super Eagles quick - fire games in the summer against Mexico, Kenya, Namibia as well as matches in the Fifa Confederations Cup.John Ogu was omitted by manager Pedro Emmanuel for Sunday's Primeira Liga ...
Gabonese Federation Picks Holes In Heartland's Claims
Published: April 08, 2013
The claims of Heartland FC through the Media Officer that the team was due to depart Nigeria last Thursday for the Confederation Cup second leg tie against US Bitam are totally false.Perhaps, if officials of Heartland were sincere enough, the club won't be in this predicament . It is almost a foregone conclusion that t...
Uche Nwofor Hopeful To Return Next Weekend
Published: April 07, 2013
Former Flying Eagles striker Uche Nwofor has not featured for VVV Venlo since late February due to a thigh complaint. His rehabilitation is going according to plan and he could return to the pitch as early as next weekend against PEC Zwolle.Uche Nwofor told allnigeriasoccer.com: ''I hope to be back this week because I ...
John Ogu Sprains Left Knee
Published: April 07, 2013
One - cap Nigeria international John Ugochukwu Ogu has not been selected by Pedro Emmanuel, manager of Académica, in his 18 - man squad for the trip to Gil Vicente , which corresponds to the 25th round of matches in the Portuguese championship.The 24 - year - old central midfielder misses Sunday's game due to a ...
Christian Obodo Starts Individual Training
Published: April 06, 2013
Nigeria international Christian Obodo is successfully recovering from injury and has started individual training, reports the official website of Dinamo Minsk .Sunday's derby clash against Minsk has come too early for the 28 - year - old central midfielder to be considered for selection by manager Oleg Protasov. He is ...
Hasan Egilmez Appointed Technical Adviser of Teap FC
Published: April 06, 2013
Subject to a work permit, Nigeria National League side Teap FC of Abuja have appointed Hasan Egilmez to the position of Technical Adviser on a three - year contract35 - year - old Egilmez is not new to Nigerian Football having previously managed  Lagos based 36 Lion Academy. He later had a brief spell with Albania...
Victor Moses Lavishes Praise On Torres
Published: April 05, 2013
Chelsea winger Victor Moses has lavished praise on teammate Fernando Torres after he notched a brace against Rubin Kazan in the first leg quarter - final clash of the Europa League. Fernando Torres scored in each half as Chelsea defeated the Russian team 3 - 1 on Thursday night.The Sun quoted Moses as saying: ''Everyon...
Ahmed Musa In Mourning, Flies To Nigeria After Sister's Death
Published: April 05, 2013
The cold hand of death has snatched Ahmed Musa's sister, the official website of CSKA Moscow reported on Friday. As a result, the Super Eagle has flown to Nigeria and will miss the match against Volga, which corresponds to the 23rd round of matches in the Russian Premier League.''Management and staff of PFC CSKA Moscow...
Lukman Haruna Eyes Super Eagles Recall
Published: April 05, 2013
Dynamo Kiev central midfielder Lukman Haruna reckons it is only a matter of time before making a return to the Super Eagles.The 22 - year - old Haruna has been ignored for selection by the various handlers of the National Team since June 2010.There are suggestions in the local media that manager Stephen Keshi could rec...
Finland based Agent Commends NFF; Enjoins Them To Tap Grassroots Talent
Published: April 05, 2013
Nigerian born Finland based football agent Mr. Wilson Chimaobi Ogbah has heaped praise on the Nigerian Football Federation for their role in the Super Eagles recent AFCON conquest, saying that the football governing body's tireless effort made a lot of impact on the team.According to him, the NFF is the real secret beh...
Fifa Approves Nigeria Federation's Request
Published: April 04, 2013
Football's governing body, Fifa has approved the request by the Nigeria Federation for the fourth and fifth round World Cup qualifying fixtures involving Nigeria, Malawi, Namibia and Kenya to be played simultaneously.Consequently, the Super Eagles will now face Kenya on June 5th, the same date nearest challengers Malaw...
Taribo West Dismisses False Age Reports
Published: April 04, 2013
Former Derby County defender and retired Nigeria international Taribo West has dismissed reports in the foreign media that he was 40 years old when he played for Partizan Belgrade.On Tuesday, Croatian sports daily Sportske Novosti quoting ex Partizan Belgrade President, Zarko Zecevic said that West lied about his age w...
Efe Ambrose Targets Hibernian Scalp
Published: April 04, 2013
Ahead of Celtic's weekend clash with Hibernian, Nigeria stopper Efe Ambrose says the club should focus on the upcoming fixture instead of reminiscing on the drawn game with St Mirren .Speaking to the official website of Celtic, celticfc.net, Ambrose said: ''In football it doesn’t always go the way you planned. It...
Abiola Dauda Nets Debut Goal For Red Star Belgrade
Published: April 03, 2013
Red Star Belgrade winter signing Abiola Dauda could not hide his joy after scoring a brace against Hajduk Kula on Wednesday in the 21st round of matches in the Super Liga.Abiola Dauda netted in the 13th and 49th minute to give Red Star Belgrade a two - goal cushion. Darko Lazovic wrapped up a comfortable 3 - 0 victory ...