Ahmadu Bello Stadium Not Ready To Host CHAN Qualifier - National Sports Commission
Published: July 01, 2013
Ahead of the CHAN qualifier between Nigeria and Ivory Coast, the Zonal Director of the National Sports Commission Zone 1, in charge of the facility, Dr. Ademola Are has voiced his concern about the readiness of the Ahmadu Bello Stadium to host a match of such magnitude and importance.In a chat with allnigeriasoccer.com...
Former Super Eagle Thompson Oliha Passes Away At 44
Published: June 30, 2013
Former Nigeria international Thompson Oliha died on Sunday, June 30 in Ilorin, Kwara State after a brief illness.Oliha, who lost his life at the age of 44, defended the colors of Nigeria at the USA 1994 World Cup and was part of the squad which won the African Cup of Nations in the same year.''Nothing was wrong with my...
Emmanuel Emenike To Start Against Shakhtar Donetsk
Published: June 30, 2013
Spartak Moscow attacker Emmanuel Emenike, who is yet to play an official game of football since he got injured last April, is likely to start for the red and white against Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday evening.''Perhaps his appearance in the starting lineup,'' said head coach Valery Karpin to championa...
Peter Utaka Rediscovers Scoring Boot, Nets Four Against Hangzhou.
Published: June 30, 2013
Nigeria international Peter Utaka has been criticized in recent weeks for his lack of goals for Chinese Super League club Dalian Aerbin.But the 29 - year - old attacker  proved on Sunday that he has not lost his prowess in front of goal by netting a double brace in the 15th round of matches against Hangzhou.The ga...
AS Roma Striker, Uruguay Coach Wary Of Physical Nigerians
Published: June 30, 2013
AS Roma striker and Uruguay Under 20 National Team star Nicolas Lopez has commented on the second - round clash with the Flying Eagles.After the 4 - 0 hammering of Uzbekistan on Saturday, the South Americans finished second in Group F.''Now we will play Nigeria, they will be a tough opponent because they run a lot and ...
We All Need To Help Eagles Solve Striker Problem - Omowa
Published: June 29, 2013
Lack of potent striking power that was perceived to responsible for the lackluster outing of Nigeria at the on-going FIFA Confederations Cup where Super Eagles won one and lost two games to crash out at the first round stage can only be tackled by going back to the grassroots which required the help of all football sta...
Nigeria Beat South Korea, Qualify For Second Round
Published: June 27, 2013
The Flying Eagles have booked their place in the round of 16 at the Fifa World Cup for players aged below 20 years, thanks to the 1 - 0 victory over South Korea on Thursday in Istanbul.Consequently, Nigeria acquired 6 points from 3 group matches, just 1 point less than Group B winners Portugal, who thrashed Cuba 5 - 0 ...
Exclusive: Abiola Dauda Targets Sweden Call - Up
Published: June 25, 2013
Red Star Belgrade's Abiola Dauda acquired a Swedish Passport last week.The 25 - year - old striker, who arrived Sweden seven years ago, represented Sölvesborgs GoIF and Kalmar FF before signing a two - and - a - half - year contract with Red Star Belgrade just before the close of the winter transfer market.While D...
Flying Eagles Recover From Opening Day Loss
Published: June 25, 2013
The Flying Eagles recovered from their opening day loss to Portugal, by defeating Cuba 3 - 0 on Monday in Kayseri.Portugal and Korea Republic shared the spoils in the other group match, meaning Nigeria remain third in the standings and must get a result in the final game against the Asians to be certain of progressing ...
Brazil Is Ready To Host The World Cup - Enyeama
Published: June 24, 2013
Goalkeeper and skipper of the Super Eagles, Vincent Enyeama has indicated that Brazil is ready to host next year's World Cup, Fifa's flagship competition.''I had the opportunity to be in two World Cups. From what I saw, the field is fantastic and logistics was perfect. We got to training on time.'' I do not know what...
Eagles Depart Brazil; Give Jerseys To Hotel As Parting Gift
Published: June 24, 2013
The Nigeria delegation that represented Africa at the Confederations Cup departed Brazil on Monday afternoon, around 2 pm .The team failed to qualify for the semi - finals of the tourney after the 3 - 0 loss to Spain in their last group game.Manager Stephen Keshi is grateful to the supporters who cheered the Super Eagl...
Confederations Cup: Eagles Land In Fortaleza, To Practice Tonight
Published: June 21, 2013
Ahead of Nigeria's meeting with European and World Champions Spain, the Super Eagles landed in Fortaleza on Friday afternoon. The Nigeria delegation, comprising 41 people, have checked into their hotel rooms.Led by coach Stephen Keshi, members of the National Team will get a feel of the Presidente Vargas Stadium turf a...
Vincent Enyeama Refuses To Throw In The Towel
Published: June 21, 2013
Nigeria lost the chance to progress to the semi - finals of the Fifa Confederations Cup after the 2 - 1 loss to South America champions Uruguay at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador, Bahia) on Thursday.Nonetheless, Lille custodian and Super Eagles skipper Vincent Enyeama is refusing to throw in the towel and is positi...
Stephen Keshi Proud Of Eagles Performance Against Uruguay
Published: June 21, 2013
Speaking at a press conference after Nigeria's 2 - 1 loss to Uruguay on Thursday evening, manager Stephen Keshi remained coy when quizzed about the absence of African coaches in the European Leagues.''How many African players playing in Europe, have a good performance, they can even have a certified technician, but the...
Uruguay Grind Out Win Against Nigeria
Published: June 21, 2013
South American champions Uruguay defeated Nigeria 2 - 1 on Thursday evening to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the semi - finals of the Confederations Cup. Desperate to win, manager Oscar Washington Tabarez started with a three man attack - Diego Forlan (Internacional), Edinson Cavani (Napoli) and Luis Suarez(...