Mexico Coach : Nigeria Deserve To Win
Published: November 08, 2013
Raul Gutierrez, manager of the Mexico Under 17 National Team, has praised the Golden Eaglets after his team lost 3 - 0 in the final of the World Cup which came to a climax in Abu Dhabi on Friday evening.“I am proud of this team - character and everything they did to get here. Nigeria is a great team, a great cham...
Nigeria Wins Fifa Under 17 World Cup
Published: November 08, 2013
The Golden Eaglets maintained their undefeated streak when it mattered most, defeating Mexico 3 - 0 at the Mohamed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Friday evening to lift the Fifa Under 17 World Cup a record fourth time.The Young Tricolor enjoyed possession at the early stages of the game while the Nigerians relied on t...
Fifa President Sepp Blatter Wishes Nigeria, Mexico Good Luck
Published: November 08, 2013
Fifa President Joseph Blatter has posted a message on his official Twitter account , wishing the Golden Eaglets and their Mexican counterparts good luck before both teams lock horns in the final of the Under 17 World Cup.“Today’s final sees 3-time winners Nigeria play current holders @FEMEXFUTOFICIAL. Good ...
Kelechi Iheanacho Warns Mexico Nigeria Has Improved
Published: November 08, 2013
One name stuck out in the Golden Eaglets 6 - 1 hammering of the young Tricolor of Mexico - Kelechi Iheanacho.The starlet bagged four goals in the match and has been credited with one other strike as well as seven assists in the ongoing tournament which comes to a climax this evening.Kelechi Iheanacho, who is being chas...
Abdul Ajagun Likely To Make Fourth Start Of The Season
Published: November 08, 2013
Panathinaikos continue to prepare for Saturday’s Super League meeting with Aris, who have on their payroll Chigozie Udoji and John Ibeh.Gazzetta.gr has strongly hinted that manager Anastasiou will hand Flying Eagles skipper Abdul Ajagun his fourth start of the season following the injury to Danijel Pranjić.The ...
Golden Eaglets Skipper Musa Mohammed Sends Message To Nigerians
Published: November 07, 2013
Captain Musa Mohammed has sent a message to Nigerians, stating that the Golden Eaglets are fully focused ahead of the titanic clash with Mexico in the final of the Fifa Under 17 World Cup.“The first game is in the past, now we focus on the following. It’ll be a difficult game because it is a final and both ...
Mexico Not Scared of Nigeria - Manager Raul Gutierrez
Published: November 07, 2013
Manager of the Mexico Under 17 National team, Raul Gutierrez has predicted a difficult match on Friday when his charges trade tackles in the final of the World Cup for players below the age of 17.He said the 6 - 1 loss to the Golden Eaglets in their first game of the tourney should not be used as yardstick to judge th...
Sone Aluko Out For Two Months
Published: November 07, 2013
Manager Steve Bruce has announced that Nigeria international Sone Aluko will spend between eight and ten weeks on the sidelines due to a torn Achilles tendon.The 24 - year - old was a later withdrawal from the Tigers squad which defeated Sunderland last weekend after failing to prove his fitness during the warm-up.Now,...
Kenneth Otigba Says He Chose Heerenveen Over Liverpool
Published: November 07, 2013
SC Heerenveen central defender Kenneth Otigba has disclosed that he snubbed an offer to join Liverpool in 2012.But the Hungary Under 21 international says he still dreams of the Premier League club and hopes to play in England before the end of his career.“My mom told me to go to Liverpool but my agent was more r...
Fit - again Nosa Igiebor Named In Squad To Face Vitoria Guimaraes
Published: November 06, 2013
Real Betis manager, Pepe Mel has included Nigeria international Nosa Igiebor in the 20 - man preliminary roster for the Europa League fixture away to Vitória Guimarães on Thursday.A groin complaint made the midfielder miss the last two matches played by Betis in the Spanish championship. But he is not gua...
Chibuzor Okonkwo Enjoying New Lease Of Life In Libya
Published: November 06, 2013
Nigeria international Chibuzor Okonkwo is enjoying a new lease of life since he put pen - to - paper on a season - long loan deal with Libyan club Asswehly SC.The Beijing Olympics silver medalist has been converted from a right back to a traditional number 10 by the Asswehly manager.And he has felt revitalized in his n...
Michael Babatunde Ruled Out For The Rest Of The Year With Shoulder Injury
Published: November 06, 2013
As reported by the official website of Volyn Lutsk, Babatunde Michael has been ruled out of action for the rest of this year.The news will come as a big blow to manager Vitaliy Kvartsyanyi as the Nigeria international is one of the key players in the squad.Babatunde Michael sustained a shoulder injury in the 2 - 0 vict...
Manu Garba Predicts Difficult Final
Published: November 06, 2013
Golden Eaglets manager Manu Garba has predicted a tough final when his charges clash with Mexico in the final of the Fifa Under 17 World Cup on Friday, November 8.Nigeria booked their ticket to the last match of the competition after defeating Sweden 3 - 0 on Tuesday evening in Dubai.“I still maintained that the ...
Nigeria Beats Sweden 3 - 0, Advances To Final
Published: November 05, 2013
The Golden Eaglets defeated Sweden 3 - 0 in the semi - finals of the Fifa Under 17 World Cup in Dubai on Tuesday evening.The Scandinavians started the game brightly but it was Nigeria who got the opener in the 21st minute through Taiwo Awoniyi, deputizing for the injured Isaac Success. Nigeria found the back of the net...
Sweden Players Talk Tough Ahead Showdown With Golden Eaglets
Published: November 05, 2013
Midfielder Mirza Halvadzic believes Sweden can qualify for the final match of the Fifa Under 17s at the expense of Nigeria.“We got far in order to win. Not to make a good match and applaud the fact that Nigeria is a good team. “We want to win and are just one game from the final.“They’re probabl...