Nigeria, Italy Draw In London
Published: November 18, 2013
The Super Eagles, who started the game at Craven Cottage with a listless squad, settled for a 2 - 2 draw with four - time world champions Italy on Monday night. Sunderland attacking midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini equalized in the 47th minute to prevent the Italians from losing the match to the African champions.It was...
Stephen Keshi Makes Changes To Starting Eleven
Published: November 18, 2013
Nigeria gaffer Stephen Keshi has made blanket changes to his starting lineup for the exhibition match with Italy in London on Monday evening.Compared to the starting eleven which defeated Ethiopia on Saturday, there are personnel changes in all the departments - goalkeeper, defense, midfield and attack.Hapoel Beer Shev...
Hapoel Beer Sheva Congratulate Austin Ejide
Published: November 18, 2013
Hapoel Beer Sheva have commended goalkeeper Austin Ejide for being in the Super Eagles roster which qualified for the Brazil 2014 World Cup this past weekend. 29 - year - old Ejide would be the first player from Hapoel Beer Sheva to represent the club at the mundial if he makes Stephen Keshi’s roster to Brazil.Au...
Italy Coach Prandelli To Unleash Balotelli - Rossi Partnership
Published: November 18, 2013
Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has strongly hinted that attackers Giuseppe Rossi (Fiorentina) and Mario Balotelli will start tonight’s friendly against Nigeria in London.Giuseppe Rossi missed Italy’s 1 - 1 draw with Germany on Friday night due to an inflammation of the tonsils. Had the former Villarreal att...
Kenneth Omeruo Injury : Fifa May Pay Compensation To Chelsea
Published: November 17, 2013
Football’s governing body, Fifa is likely to pay financial compensation to English Premier League club Chelsea following the injury to Nigeria international Kenneth Omeruo in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia.The 20 - year - old center back had to make way for Warri Wolves skipper Azubuike Egw...
President of Fifa, Sepp Blatter Congratulates Nigeria
Published: November 17, 2013
President of Fifa, Sepp Blatter has applauded Nigeria on their 2 - 0 victory over Ethiopia on Saturday which enabled the African champions qualify for the 2014 World Cup. “Congratulations Nigeria! 1st African team qualified for World Cup after 4-1 aggregate win v Ethiopia. “A 5th World Cup for the Super Eag...
Brazil Legend Ronaldo Tips Nigeria To Shine At 2014 World Cup
Published: November 16, 2013
Brazil legend Ronaldo has commented on the chances of the Super Eagles at the 2014 World Cup, billed to be staged in his homeland next summer.The African champions booked their plane tickets to Brazil on Saturday evening, thanks to their 4 - 1 aggregate win over Ethiopia.“I think there are big teams in Africa. Ni...
Nigeria Qualifies For Fifth World Cup
Published: November 16, 2013
The Super Eagles have qualified for their fifth World Cup in the last six tournaments after defeating Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia 2 - 0 at the U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar on Saturday. Thus, the continental champions, the first team to qualify in Africa, progress 4 - 1 on aggregate, having won the first leg tie in A...
Stephen Keshi Confirms Starting Lineup
Published: November 16, 2013
Manager Stephen Keshi has named his starting lineup for Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Ethiopia in Calabar, the final match in the qualification round. The unavailability of Real Betis midfielder Nosa Igiebor and the return of Chelsea youngster Kenneth Omeruo means there are personnel changes in defense, ...
Juventus Defender Andrea Barzagli Ruled Out Of Friendly
Published: November 16, 2013
Due to a muscular injury, Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli will not fly with the Italy squad to London for their exhibition games against African champions Nigeria on Monday, November 18.The 32 - year - old could not complete the friendly with Germany on Friday after picking up the injury and had to be substituted in ...
Vincent Enyeama Confident Of Victory
Published: November 16, 2013
Stand in Nigeria skipper Vincent Enyeama does not think Ethiopia have the personnel to cause an upset going into the second leg of the World Cup play - off. The Super Eagles defeated the Walya Antelopes 2 - 1 in Addis Ababa in the first leg tie played on October 13 and are now nailed on favorites to qualify for their f...
Emenike, Enyeama, Mikel Shortlisted For African Player Of The Year Award
Published: November 15, 2013
Confederation of African Football ( CAF) has published on its official website, cafonline.com a list of 25 nominees for the 2013 African Footballer of the Year.Among the candidates, it should be emphasized that five Nigerian players made the shortlist.African Cup of Nations top scorer , Emmanuel Emenike, John Obi Mikel...
Kelechi Iheanacho And Ahmed Musa Make List Of Top 101 Youngsters In The World
Published: November 14, 2013
For many years, Don Balon, a former member of the prestigious European Sports Media which awards the Golden Shoe to the top scorer in Europe, used to publish the prestigious Top 100 Youngsters in the world.The Spanish sports weekly folded up in September 2011 due to economic pressures and the arrest of the editor, Roge...
Ethiopia Coach Sewnet Bishaw Confident Of Victory
Published: November 14, 2013
Ethiopia coach Sewnet Bishaw is confident that his team will defeat the Super Eagles on Saturday and qualify for the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer. To get to the play - off round, the Walya Antelopes bettered the points haul amassed by South Africa, Central African Republic and Botswana in Group A of the secon...
Toronto Striker Bright Dike Promises To Give 100 Percent
Published: November 14, 2013
Toronto FC attacker Bright Dike says he is ready to help Nigeria qualify for the Brazil 2014 World Cup.26 - year - old Dike is famous in his homeland for scoring in a pre - Nations Cup friendly against a Catalonia selection. Coach Stephen Keshi did not shortlist him for the tournament in South Africa.But the Super Eagl...