EXCLUSIVE: Academica Manager Sergio Conceicao Fires Back At John Ogu
Published: September 25, 2013
Academica manager Sérgio Conceição has fired back at John Ogu after he was harshly criticized by the Nigeria international in an interview he granted to a South Africa based satellite television station.In the interview published on Tuesday, John Ogu directed most of his anger toward Conceiç...
Peter Odemwingie Nets Debut Goal For Cardiff City
Published: September 24, 2013
Cardiff City have crashed out of the Capital One Cup, losing 3 - 2 to West Ham United in the third round on Tuesday night.Manager Malky Mackay made 11 changes to the squad that lost to Spurs last weekend and handed Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie his full debut . West Ham raced into the lead thanks to goals from...
Former Greece International Karapialis Wants Regular Action For Olaitan
Published: September 24, 2013
Retired Olympiacos attacking midfielder and former Greece international Vassilis Karapialis is not pleased that manager Michel has failed to include Nigeria youth international Michael Olaitan in his starting lineup for most of the games in the Super League this campaign.In fact, Michael Olaitan’s solitary appear...
Chukwu Ndukwe Cautions Eagles Against Complacency
Published: September 23, 2013
Former Nigeria international Chukwu Ndukwe has shared his thoughts and impressions on the upcoming World Cup qualifier between Nigeria and Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on October 12th.In a chat with Brila FM, the ex Udoji striker said : “I don’t think we should regard Ethiopia as minnows as we don’t have ...
Alarm Bells - John Ogu Now Inactive For 35 Days
Published: September 23, 2013
For the fourth straight game, Sérgio Conceição, manager of Primeira Liga side Académica de Coimbra, did not consider for selection Nigeria international John Ogu. Against Nacional at the Estádio da Madeira on Sunday, the central midfielder, who spotted the number 30 jersey, was an unu...
Obi Mikel Nets First Premier League Goal
Published: September 21, 2013
Chelsea are on top of the Premier League table thanks to the 2 - 0 victory over Fulham in the fifth round of matches.After 52 minutes, Oscar opened scoring for the Stamford Bridge outfit and the outcome was decided in the 85th minute, with Nigeria international John Obi Mikel netting his first goal in the English champ...
Felix Udoh : There Is Absolutely No Way I Would Sell A Match
Published: September 20, 2013
Former Flying Eagles wing-back Felix Udoh is extremely angry with reports in the Albanian media that suggested he took his foot off the pedal when his club Partizani Tirana played Bylis Ballsh in the third round of matches in the Super League on Wednesday.The 19 - year - old, one of the key players in the Partizani Ti...
Stephen Keshi Invites Oboabona, Echiejile,Ogu For Ethiopia Clash
Published: September 20, 2013
Stephen Keshi has named a strong squad for next month’s World Cup play - off match against Ethiopia.There are no surprise omissions in the roster named by the Nigeria manager as he has handed call-ups to the likes of goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, Obi Mikel and Emmanuel Emenike.Yet again, substantive skipper Joseph ...
Sunday Stephen To Wait For Bnei Sakhnin Debut
Published: September 20, 2013
In the third round of matches in the Israeli Premier League, Bnei Sakhnin will make the trip to Tel Aviv to face Bnei Yehuda on Saturday.While Dele Aiyeugba is expected to be named by manager Dror Kashtan in the starting lineup, the same can not be said of compatriot Sunday Stephen, who is on the payroll of Bnei Sakhni...
Eddy Onazi To Start Against Legia Warsaw
Published: September 19, 2013
According to reporting by Tuttomercatoweb.com, Nigeria international Eddy Onazi is expected to be named in the starting lineup by Lazio manager Vladimir PetkoviĂ„‡ for Thursday evening’s Europa League clash against Polish club Legia Warsaw.Eddy Onazi , 20, will start in midfield alongside Gonzalez and Hernanes at...
Chidi Osuchukwu Scores On Home Debut For Sporting Braga
Published: September 19, 2013
Nigeria Under 20 international Chidi Osuchukwu was amongst the goalscorers as home team Sporting Braga II defeated UD Oliveirense 4-3 in a league match on Wednesday.The scoreline stood at 2 - 2 until the former Dolphins ace put Braga in the lead, netting after 71 minutes.Only last weekend, Chidi Osuchukwu made his leag...
Emmanuel Emenike Believes Eagles Can Do The Job
Published: September 18, 2013
Fenerbahçe attacker Emmanuel Emenike has commented on the World Cup play - off draw which pitted the Super Eagles against Ethiopia.The African Cup of Nations golden boot winner has admitted that the Super Eagles have the qualities to overcome the opposition from East Africa.“I think the most important thin...
CHAN: Eagles Draw South Africa,Mali,Mozambique In Group A
Published: September 18, 2013
The draw for the 2014 Africa Nations Championship was conducted in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday afternoon.Nigeria, who would be making their debut appearance in the tournament, are in Group A alongside hosts South Africa, Mali and Mozambique. In total, 32 matches will take place during the competition which runs from Janu...
Commissioner Advices Under 13 National Team Players
Published: September 18, 2013
The National Under 13 Team on Wednesday morning paid a courtesy visit to the Ondo state commissioner for Youth Development and Sports Ministry, Bekekimi Idiehare, at the state secretariat, Akure .Team secretary Wale Adeyinka, thanked the commissioner for hosting a successful camping exercise while also noting that eigh...
National Under 13 Camp Closes In Akure
Published: September 18, 2013
The National U-13 team which is a feeder team to the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on Wednesday officially ended its four-week camping exercise in Akure.The camping exercise was sponsored by the Ondo state Governor, Olusegun Mimiko and the  aim of the exercise was to bring together players of U-13 age category and tea...