Nigeria drop Kanu and Yobo for Paraguay friendlyPublished: February 18, 2010
For next month’s World Cup warm-up against Paraguay, Nigeria will parade a far younger team than the one that featured at the recent Africa Cup of Nations following a decision to call up players not beyond 28 years of age. This means players like skipper Nwankwo Kanu, Joseph Yobo, Danny Shittu and Seyi Olofinjan...
Christian Obodo back from injuryPublished: February 18, 2010
Udinese fans gave Nigerian international Christian Obodo a standing ovation as he returned to action for the club after a long term injury. The creative midfielder came in for debuting Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, in a friendly between Udinese and Partisan Belgrade. Obodo was happ...
Dickson Etuhu fears no Foe,faces Aghahowa's ShakhtarPublished: February 18, 2010
Dickson Etuhu's optimism knows no bounds, as evidenced by his declaration that Fulham have nothing to fear from Shakhtar Donetsk at Craven Cottage tonight. This is the same Shakhtar who, 12 months ago, knocked out Tottenham on the way to winning the last UEFA Cup before that competition became the Europa League. ...
Blessing Kaku Resurfaces in USAPublished: February 18, 2010
Ex Bolton Wanderers and former Nigerian international,Blessing Kaku,31, is undergoing trials at MLS club,Houston Dynamo.Kaku,capped 4 times by the full Nigerian team started trials at the MLS club on February 12. In a friendly game played yesterday at the Carl Lewis Track and Field Complex,Houston Dynamo beat&...
John Utaka baffled by Harry Redknapp's tacticsPublished: February 18, 2010
Nigeria international John Utaka has launched a scathing attack on former Portsmouth and current Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp. The 28-year-old moved to Fratton Park from Rennes in a £7million switch in the summer of 2007 since when he has started just 46 matches for the club, finding the net only nine times. ...
Sacked Amodu Fights BackPublished: February 18, 2010
Fired Nigeria coach Shuaibu Amodu has staged a big fightback, insisting that going by his contract he is still in charge of the country’s team and will work under a new foreign coach for the World Cup. “As at this moment, I know and the NFF know that I still remain the authentic chief coach of the nation...
Sone Aluko desperate to get into Nigeria's World Cup SquadPublished: February 17, 2010
SUFFERING Sone Aluko is desperate to make up for months of frustration by firing Aberdeen to glory - and catapulting himself into Nigeria's World Cup squad. The 20-year-old has started just four games since September due to pelvic problems that have caused him to slip down his country's pecking order. Aluko cou...
Mikel no more Seeing RedPublished: February 17, 2010
Chelsea's John Obi Mikel is convinced his bad-boy reputation has gone for good after two years without a red card to his name. Midfielder Mikel's early seasons at Stamford Bridge were blighted by four red cards - including one in the Carling Cup final victory over Arsenal in 2007 - and 27 yellow cards. But the Niger...
Nigeria target appointed Bradford ManagerPublished: February 17, 2010
Bradford City have appointed Peter Taylor as their manager until the end of the season.It rests speculations linking him with the Nigerian role.According to reports in the foreign media,Louis Van Gaal,Arrigo Sacchi, Dujkovic,Trapattoni and Hiddink,have all snubbed the Eagles offer.Hiddink is to resume as Turkey's ...
AMODU was the least paid CoachPublished: February 17, 2010
We can reveal exclusively to you that former Nigerian coach,Amodu Shuaibu was the least paid coach out of the 32 coaches that qualified their countries for football's biggest festival.Below is the breakdown: Salaries of coaches in the World 2010: Coach ...
Carlton Cole is Happy at WesthamPublished: February 17, 2010
CARLTON COLE insists he never considered leaving West Ham in January. The England striker, 26, was linked with a host of clubs during the transfer window. But Cole, who is back to full fitness after a knee injury, admits he is only interested in firing the Hammers away from the Premier League drop zone. He said:...
Injured Mohammed delighted with RehabPublished: February 17, 2010
Injured Nigeria international defender Yusuf Mohammed has informed MTNFootball.com that he is very pleased with his rehabilitation following an Achilles tendon injury, adding that he will be back in action in record time. “My rehabilitation is going very well and already the doctor has told me I could be back ...
GLO-CAF Awards 2009 NomineesPublished: February 16, 2010
CAF (the Confederation of African Football) has revealed the names of the final three men who have been nominated for the African Footballer of the Year 2009 title. The contenders for the prestigious award are Ivorian striker Didier Drogba Ghana midfielder Michael Essien and Cameroonian forward Samuel Eto’o. ...
Obinna Nwaneri moves to UAEPublished: February 16, 2010
Nigeria international Obinna Nwaneri has departed Swiss side FC Sion to sign a six-month contract with Al Dharfra Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Compatriot and Eagles teammate Yusuf Mohammed has already left Sion to sign for former club Al Hilal of Sudan just before he suffered a long-term Achilles tendon in...
Yobo ReturnsPublished: February 15, 2010
David Moyes will have his defensive options boosted by the return of Joseph Yobo for the visit of Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. The Nigerian has not figured for the Blues since the 2-2 home draw with Tottenham in December, when he suffered a hamstring problem. However, he did travel to Angola with his international...
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