Ex Lazio And Atalanta Striker Ayo Makinwa Calls It A Day
Published: June 05, 2015
Former Nigeria international Stephen Makinwa has announced his retirement from the game that brought him fame and fortune, according to Sam O’Femi Olusetire, a journalist with Sports Day who is very close to the player.Now 31, the FC Ebedei product last turned out for Slovenian PrvaLiga club Gorica, for whom he n...
Austin Okocha Is Most Expensive African Sold by Turkish Club
Published: June 04, 2015
Turkish sports daily Fanatik has published on its electronic edition the top 25 most expensive transfers from the Turkish Super Lig to an overseas club. Fenerbahce dominated the list with the Yellow Canaries involved in five of the top ten transfers of all time.Austin Okocha’s move to PSG in 1998 from the Istanbu...
FC Dallas Striker Tesho Akindele Primed For Canada Debut After Turning His Back On Nigeria And USA
Published: June 04, 2015
FC Dallas striker Tesho Akindele has turned his back on Nigeria after accepting a call - up to represent the Canadian National Team in their World Cup qualifiers against Dominica next week. The 23 - year - old can also don the colours of the United States and trained with the squad in January but did not make the 23 - ...
Flying Eagles New Messiah, Saviour Godwin Thanks Teammates After Brace Vs North Korea
Published: June 04, 2015
Rave - of - the - moment Saviour Godwin has refused to take the credit alone for his brace against North Korea the Fifa Under 20 World Cup clash against North Korea and has thanked his teammates for assisting him.For the first time in a Fifa tournament, Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba handed the 18 - year - old ...
Ex Tottenham Hotspur And Fulham Defender William Troost-Ekong Did Not Think Twice Before Choosing Nigeria Ahead Of Holland
Published: June 04, 2015
FC Groningen defender William Troost-Ekong has stated that it would be a dream come true if he makes his debut for the Super Eagles next weekend against Chad in an Afcon qualifying fixture.The 21 - year - old has caps for Holland U20s but was invited to the Nigerian senior team after pledging his international future t...
Nigeria Make Slight Progress In Fifa Ranking
Published: June 04, 2015
On Thursday morning, the official website of Fifa published its latest ranking of national teams.Compared to their ranking in the month of May, the Super Eagles have climbed two spots, and have a global ranking of 43rd while in the continental ranking the Super Eagles are seventh. Algeria, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Ghana a...
Germany U20s Skipper Kevin Akpoguma On Target In Win Against Uzbekistan
Published: June 04, 2015
Germany Under 20 National Team are through to the last 16 of the 2015 Fifa Under 20 World Cup.A player of Nigerian descent skippered the German side in their 3 - 0 win against Uzbekistan on Thursday morning. Hoffenheim central defender Kevin Akpoguma lasted the entire distance at the Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch ...
North Korea Coach Admits Saviour Godwin Quick - fire Brace Demoralized His Team
Published: June 04, 2015
North Korea U20s coach, An Ye Gun, has stated that Saviour Godwin’s quick - fire brace early in the second half deflated his team’s confidence after proving their mettle in the first stanza against the African champions.In his post match comments, he said : “In the second half we conceded the goal too...
Nigeria U20s Coach, Manu Garba : We Entertained The Crowd
Published: June 04, 2015
Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba was pleased with the overall performance of his team in their 4 - 0 thrashing of North Korea on Thursday morning. But the Nigeria U20s manager has admitted that his wards did not play to instructions in the first half, with the Asians holding the African champions to a goalless dr...
Ex Manchester City And Fulham Midfielder Dickson Etuhu Off The Mark For AIK Stockholm
Published: June 04, 2015
Out - of - favour Nigeria international Dickson Etuhu notched his first goal for AIK Stockholm in their thrilling 4 - 3 victory against Falkenberg on Wednesday night. In his second start of the season, the former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City man opened scoring for AIK in the 26th minute but Rodevåg levele...
Impressive Nigeria See Off North Korea, As Isaac Success Scores Fourth Consecutive Goal At Fifa Tournaments
Published: June 04, 2015
The Flying Eagles got their Fifa Under 20 World Cup campaign back on track with a 4 - 0 thrashing of North Korea at New Plymouth /Stadium Taranaki on Thursday morning.After a goalless first half, a brace from Godwin Saviour and a goal apiece by Kingsley Sokari and Isaac Success gave Nigeria a win they were in search of...
Tottenham Hotspur Starlet Musa Yahaya And Man City Striker Iheanacho Start From Bench As Manu Garba Names Starting Line-up Vs North Korea
Published: June 03, 2015
Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba has made four changes to the starting line - up that took on Brazil on Monday in the African champions first Group E fixture. The Under 17 World Cup - winning manager has kept faith with  goalkeeper Joshua Enaholo despite his howlers against Brazil.The defense is untouched, with skip...
Centre - Backs Kenneth Omeruo And Godfrey Oboabona Join Nigeria Camp
Published: June 03, 2015
With the clock ticking towards the deadline handed to Super Eagles foreign - based contingent to assemble in Abuja for a training camp ahead of the Afcon qualifier against Chad, only two invited players are yet to join the camp.The latest arrivals are defenders Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor) and ...
Chuba Akpom, Dominic Iorfa And Moses Odubajo Handed Starting Berths As England U20s Lose Unbeaten Run
Published: June 03, 2015
For the first time at the ongoing Toulon Tournament, England Under 20s boss, Aidy Boothroyd, handed starting berths to Anglo - Nigerian trio - Chuba Akpom, Dominic Iorfa and Moses Odubajo - in Wednesday evening’s game against Mexico.The Young Three Lions lost for the first time in 12 matches, suffering a 2 - 1 de...
Vincent Enyeama, William Troost-Ekong, Eddy Onazi, Three Other Pros Join Super Eagles Camp
Published: June 03, 2015
Nine foreign - based professionals are now in camp ahead of Nigeria’s African Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Chad .The trio of Odion Ighalo, Steve Ukoh and John Ogu were the first set of players based overseas to arrive in Abuja.Checks at Bolton White Hotels and Apartments in Abuja revealed that Lazio ...