UEFA Champions League: Nurudeen Orelesi Sure Of Qualification
Published: July 18, 2013
Skënderbeu Korçë midfielder Nurudeen Orelesi believes his team will play the second leg of the Champions League tie against Azerbaijani club Neftchi with peace of mind, following the goalless result in Wednesday's first leg clash.''We played in unison. Did a perfect job to qualify to the third round. '...
Kenneth Obodo Defends Brother, Christian
Published: July 18, 2013
Kenneth Obodo, younger brother of Dinamo Minsk midfielder Christian, says the Nigeria international is innocent, after reports emerged earlier this month he was found by a police patrol in Udine, Italy in the company of women of easy virtue.''Christian was injured and came to Italy to treat himself . ''He was not with ...
John Ogu Resumes Training With Academica
Published: July 18, 2013
Nigeria international John Ogu has returned to Portugal and was involved in Académica de Coimbra's training session on Thursday.The Primeira Liga outfit started preparations for the new season on July 8 without the 25 - year - old midfielder, whose holiday was extended after he represented the national team at t...
Michael Olaitan Working Hard To Impress Coach
Published: July 17, 2013
Flying Eagles star Michael Olaitan is not guaranteed a first team shirt this coming season , but is determined to impress Olympiakos manager Michel during pre - season training. After playing for the Nigeria Under 20s at the just concluded World Cup held in Turkey, the 20 - year - old attacking midfielder has now joine...
Nigeria Name Squad For South Africa Friendly
Published: July 17, 2013
Nigeria's next fixture against South Africa will be more than a friendly as Super Eagles gaffer Stephen Keshi has named his strongest squad for the trip to Durban in honor of one of Africa's iconic figures, Nelson Mandela.The most eye-catching of the list of invited players must be Lokomotiv Moscow striker Victor Obinn...
Efe Ambrose Named In Celtic Squad For Trip To Belfast
Published: July 16, 2013
After training with Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic for a day, Nigeria stopper Efe Ambrose is in contention to be named in the starting eleven for Wednesday's Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville.Ambrose, 24, was part of the contingent that arrived Northern Ireland on Tuesday. The versatile defender played...
Akeem Latifu Warns Aktobe To Prepare For Battle
Published: July 16, 2013
Former Nigeria youth - international Akeem Latifu has warned FK Aktobe to expect a fight when they meet Hodd, cup winners of Norway, in the Europa League on Thursday. Going into the tie at the Høddvoll Stadion (Ulsteinvik), the Norwegians are the underdogs being their first time playing in Europe.On the other ha...
Akeem Agbetu's Car Catches Fire On Expressway
Published: July 15, 2013
Former Nigeria Under 20 international Akeem Agbetu suffered personal misfortune on Monday afternoon in Turkey when his car overheated and got burnt on the expressway. Thankfully, the TKÄ° TavÅanlı Linyitspor attacker was not hurt in the incident.''I want to thank God for preserving my life. I appreciate the conc...
Peter Utaka Makes Debut For Beijing Guoan
Published: July 15, 2013
Beijing Guoan have climbed to third on the Chinese Super League table following their 3 - 1 victory over Wuhan Zall at the Workers Stadium on Sunday in the 17th round of matches.New recruit Peter Utaka started the game from the bench but was introduced by manager StanojeviÄ in the 66th minute, replacing the Mali icon...
Chuba Akpom Scores In Rout Of Indonesia Dream Team
Published: July 15, 2013
Chuba Akpom was amongst the goalscorers as a strong second half performance saw Arsenal defeat the Indonesia Dream Team 7 - 0 on Sunday at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta.Manager Arsene Wenger named the 17 - year - old Anglo - Nigerian forward in his starting eleven and the youngster repaid the faith shown in hi...
Moses Daddy - Ajala Simon Scores For Ajax In Pre - Season Friendly
Published: July 14, 2013
Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam defeated De Graafschap 3 - 0 in a pre - season friendly on Saturday, July 13.Coach Frank de Boer handed a debut to Nigeria youth international Moses Daddy - Ajala Simon and the new acquisition repaid the faith shown in him by the gaffer, netting in the 66td minute of the encounter.After a...
Peter Utaka Starts On The Bench
Published: July 14, 2013
Nigeria international Peter Utaka will start from the bench against Wuhan Zall in the Chinese Super League on Sunday.He is now qualified to represent new club Beijing Guoan after he was cleared by the China Federation.'' I know that every game is super difficult, but this time we are at home.''I believe we will make go...
Peter Utaka Cleared To Make Debut
Published: July 13, 2013
Peter Utaka's registration has been resolved and he has clearance from the China Federation to make his debut for Beijing Guoan on Sunday against Chuks Akabueze's Wuhan Zall. Recall that the striker signed a two - and - a - half - year contract with the capital team on Tuesday, arriving from rivals Dalian Aerbin.But he...
Ikechukwu Uche Eyes National Team Recall
Published: July 13, 2013
Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche has targeted a return to the National Team, possibly in September when Nigeria hosts the Flames of Malawi in a World Cup qualifier.Since the Super Eagles triumph at the African Cup of Nations, the 29 - year - old has not been considered by manager Stephen Keshi.Despite experiencing a p...
Cedric Omoigui Training With Mallorca First Team
Published: July 12, 2013
Nigeria Under 20 National Team invitee Cedric Omoigui traveled with the Mallorca first team squad to Oosterbeek, Holland for a training camp on Thursday, July 11.The 18 - year - old, the youngest player in the roster, hopes to impress manager José Luis Oltra at the end of the exercise. And if the teenager succee...