PETER UTAKA on target but team knocked out of Danish Cup
Published: April 29, 2010
Peter Utaka's 74th minute goal could not prevent his team from going out of the Danish Cup this evening.OB Odense drew today's match 2-2 but lost 4-2 on aggregate to FC Midtjylland,the team that parades four Nigerians in their ranks and is affiliated to FC Ebedei,owned by Churchill Oliseh.It was a very entertaining gam...
DENNIS AOGO in starting line up to face Fulham
Published: April 29, 2010
Dennis Aogo,Hamburg,has passed a late fitness test and is in the starting line up to face Fulham at Craven Cottage tonight.The Nigeria international,Dickson Etuhu also starts as expected.TEAMS Fulham v HamburgFulham: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Davies, Murphy, Etuhu, Duff, Gera, Zamora. Subs: ...
Match of the Season in France
Published: April 29, 2010
Marseille’s visit to Auxerre on Friday night will go a long way to deciding the title this season. Leaders OM have a chance to go eight points clear with a win, but a loss could see Auxerre close the gap to just two points with three games remaining… any way you cut it, it’s crunch time for both side...
Sports Minister rejects Eagles hotel
Published: April 29, 2010
The Nigerian sports minister has rejected the country's accommodation plans for the forthcoming World Cup in South Africa.The Super Eagles had been booked into the Hampshire Hotel near Durban for the duration of the tournament.The deal is now being renegotiated after the minister, Ibrahim Bio, said the venue was not su...
Everton sign Portuguese wonderkid, ''the new Pauleta''
Published: April 29, 2010
Everton have agreed a deal for Portuguese striker Joao Silva raising doubts about the future of the Nigerian international,Yakubu.The 19-year-old youth international is currently with Desportivo Aves, who play in Portugal's second division, but will move to Everton in a £500,000 deal."I am calm and working for my...
Hamburg taking no chances as AOGO flies to London
Published: April 29, 2010
Hamburg is not taking any chances as they clash with Dickson Etuhu's Fulham this evening in the semi-final of the Europa league.Dennis Aogo has flown this morning  to the British capital, London to join the rest of his teammates.Whether the left back will play is up to the coaches.Aogo did not initially fly with t...
Poor officiating cost Enyimba the game
Published: April 29, 2010
Rwandan referees had to be whisked away by military police after AS Vita’s controversial 3-0 home win over Nigeria’s Enyimba in the 1/8th round of the Orange Confederation Cup,the New Times of Rwanda reports on its website.There are wide reports that centre referee Hudu Munyemana and his assistants Felicien...
Portsmouth set to take Euro appeal to courts
Published: April 29, 2010
Administrator Andrew Andronikou is ready to take Portsmouth’s bid for a place in Europe to the courts after accusing the FA and Premier League of “washing their hands” of the crisis-hit club.The FA Cup finalists are battling a £119million debt mountain after becoming the first top-flight side to...
Six Argentines witness classic display of Zonal Marking
Published: April 28, 2010
Inter's four Argentinian internationals-Cambiasso,Milito,Samuel and Zanetti had cause to celebrate after they put up a disciplined display of zonal marking in tonight's Champions league 3-2 aggregate  win over Barca.Gabi Milito and Messi played on the opposing side, for Barcelona.The Nerazzurri survived an out-and...
Marseille laugh off reported TEVEZ approach
Published: April 28, 2010
Taiye Taiwo's coach Didier Deschamps has found amusing suggestions the Ligue 1 outfit could be planning a shock swoop for Carlos Tevez.The authoritative website,tribalfootball.com reports.Speculation started that the Manchester City and Argentina striker could make a surprise move to OM when he was spotted at the Stade...
OBIORA NWANKWO's team in danger as disgraceful Barcelona fans ready for war
Published: April 28, 2010
Some 50 Barcelona fans gathered outside Inter Milan's hotel last night,with pots,pans and ladles.They had a task,to disturb the players sleep,before tonight's crucial match.Two Nigerians,Obiorah Nwankwo and Joel Chukwuma Obi play for the reserve side of Inter MilanSupporters gathered outside the luxury hotel near the J...
DENNIS AOGO doubtful against Fulham
Published: April 28, 2010
The biggest German sports daily,Kicker,reports on its website that Dennis Aogo of Hamburg is doubtful for the Europa league match tomorrow against Fulham.Aogo did not fly with the rest of his team mates to London,as he is suffering from  gastro-intestinal problems and was ordered today after a laboratory examinati...
Sports Minister, EKEJI, LULU, Others Visit Durban
Published: April 28, 2010
New Honourable Minister/Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Honourable Ibrahim Isah Bio Tuesday led out a delegation of top Nigerian officials to South Africa for inspection of the Super Eagles’ Team Base Camp and Training Site.“We are going to check out the place and see if the Management of the Ho...
ANICHEBE hopeful of World Cup place
Published: April 28, 2010
Victor Anichebe hasn't given up on a World Cup place.The 22-year-old Nigerian is back in the fold at Everton after a nightmare 12 months out through injury.But in recent weeks he has been displaying some of the qualities that saw him make his Nigeria debut two summers ago when he played for the senior team before helpi...
Nigeria now in FIFA Top 20
Published: April 28, 2010
The latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has a surprise in store as it reveals that Spain’s five-month reign has come to end, with Brazil reclaiming pole position and pushing the reigning European champions back into second place. Nigeria jumped two places to the 20th position.Egypt remain Africa's ...