Eagles lined up for Mandela Challenge
Published: September 17, 2010
Nigeria may get the opportunity to avenge the 0-1 loss inflicted on it by Argentina if the organisers of the 2010 Mandela Challenge finally agrees to include the Super Eagles in the four-nation tournament scheduled for November 17.The organisers are contemplating inviting world champion, Spain; Nigeria and Argentina to...
Flamingoes Head for Home
Published: September 16, 2010
Korea Republic became the first team at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago to book their place in the semi-finals, beating Nigeria 6-5 after extra time in an enthralling encounter that saw Yeo Min Ji score four goals and move to the top of the tournament scoring charts. The Koreans now move on...
3SC Supporters ready to battle Governor ALAO
Published: September 16, 2010
In order to avoid a repeat of the problem that confronted their darling team last season, the football fans in Ibadan are ready for a showdown with the Oyo State governor Adebayo Alao-Akala if he fails to meet the present need of Shooting Stars Sports Club.Soccer lovers who gathered in different groups to discuss and w...
TAIWO enters Marseille folklore
Published: September 16, 2010
If the 0-1 defeat at home to Spartak Moscow could be costly in terms of the group stage of the Champions League, Marseille can always console themselves with the numbers. And Taye Taiwo could have a huge smile.The Nigeria left-back played his 52nd European game in the jersey of Marseille.He joins Mamadou Niang as the p...
ABWO wants to score more for Lombard-Papa
Published: September 16, 2010
The Nigerian midfielder David Abwo says he is not satisfied with himself, and the performance of his team so far in the Hungarian Championship.Abwo is the top scorer for his Hungarian Division one side Lombard-Pápa TFC with 2 goals in 5 matches, and is rated one of the best players in the league.''In the first f...
ODEMWINGIE Banner rather ironic - Head FTC
Published: September 16, 2010
The head of the FTC Vladimir Katkov has spoken of the banner, which in a few rounds ago of the Russian Championship, supporters of Lokomotiv Moscow addressed to the Nigeria striker Osaze Odemwingie. It had the picture of a banana and a caption, ''Thanks, West Brom''.''My opinion, you have to behave more correctly, but ...
South Korea Coach:The Nigeria Team is Strong
Published: September 16, 2010
The Flamingoes of Nigeria announced themselves as one of the tournament's top teams when they beat Korea DPR 3-2 in the opening match of the FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup 2010 on September 5.But when the defending champions' neighbours South Korea take the Manny Ramjohn Stadium pitch today ., they are hoping to rever...
KALU UCHE nearing Fitness
Published: September 15, 2010
Kalu Uche resumed training today with the rest of the Almeria squad in the annex of the Mediterranean Games Stadium ahead of their weekend clash with Espanyol. Unlike previous weeks, the sessions were short, very short. The squad had a rest day on Tuesday after the 2-2 draw with Real Sociedad on Monday. But Kalu Uche, ...
DAVID AMOO gives first team hint
Published: September 15, 2010
David Amoo struck a clinical double as Liverpool Reserves claimed their first win of the season with a 2-0 success over Wolves on Tuesday night.Liverpool had gone into the clash having drawn their opening two encounters of the new Barclays Premier Reserve League Northern Group B campaign but always looked in control ag...
ODEMWINGIE has no objection to VELLITONA's Naturalization
Published: September 15, 2010
The West Brom striker Osaze Odemwingie spoke about his life in the Premiership to Russian media, and that Russia should grant the Spartak Moscow player Vellitona citizenship to enable him play for the national side.By what name are you known in English?Peter. But relatives know me as Osaz.Your dedication when you arriv...
JAYCEE JOHN scored twice in controversial Bahrain-Togo Match
Published: September 15, 2010
Togo are facing allegations that a fake national team played against Bahrain earlier this month.Bahrain easily won the match 3-0, and said afterwards that they were surprised by the poor quality of the Togolese team.The Bahrain international Jaycee John Okwunwanne hit a brace in that match. Okwunwanne was born in Lagos...
JEREMIAH ANI on target for Rotherham United Reserves
Published: September 15, 2010
The Nigerian forward Jeremiah Ani helped Rotherham United Reserves to a 5-0 demolition of Lincoln City in the Totesport Cup.this afternoon. Rotherham dominated proceedings from early on when on two minutes a good interception by Bradley allowed Jeremiah Ani a strike on goal from 25 yards, but veteran 'keeper Paul Musse...
CARLOS QUEIROZ to battle LAGERBACK for Ukraine job
Published: September 15, 2010
The recently dismissed Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has joined the list of coaches vying for the vacant Ukrainian job, according to a report in footballtransfer.com.ua.The former coach of Portugal and former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United is ready to replace Yuri Kalitvintseva, who is the acting...
Zenit St Petersburg probe the ground for ADEBAYOR
Published: September 15, 2010
In the last hours, Russian Champions Zenit St Petersburg have intensified efforts in signing the Togo international with Nigerian roots, Emmanuel Adebayor.Zenit hope to do a deal when the winter market opens.Adebayor has long been a goal of the Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. But now the 26 year old has new admirers...
AGBETU involved in Training Ground Bust-Up
Published: September 15, 2010
Samsunspor Nigerian striker Akeem Agbetu was involved in a training ground bust-up with a team-mate yesterday morning. Adem AlkaÅi, a defender and Agbetu rowed during the training session.Reports from Turkey say AlkaÅi was not pulling his weight in training and an angry Agbetu told him to buckle up. But AlkaÅi re...