AKPO SODJE not fit to face Saints
Published: December 23, 2010
The Anglo-Nigerian forward Akpo Sodje has been ruled out for the visit of promotion rivals Southampton in a League one match on Sunday.Sodje suffered a shoulder injury during the 1-0 defeat by Walsall a fortnight ago and has been ruled out of the festive fixtures.The 30-year-old has scored one goal in 13 games this ter...
AMEOBI ruled out of Man City Clash
Published: December 23, 2010
Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi is struggling to make the Boxing Day clash with Manchester City.Ameobi would have missed the postponed Barclays Premier League trip to Birmingham last weekend with a hamstring injury, and is likely to miss out on Sunday.However, defender Sol Campbell has shaken off the bout of illness whi...
Partizan Belgrade may save IFEANYI EMEGHARA from Romania Hell
Published: December 23, 2010
A report in prosport.ro is linking the Nigeria international Ifeanyi Emeghara with a move back to Serbia in January to hook with his former club FK Partizan Belgrade. Emeghara enjoyed a glorious spell at the 22-time league champions, helping them to the league title in the 2004-2005 season.After three and half seasons ...
MAGNUS OKUONGHAE hopes to be back soon
Published: December 23, 2010
Colchester defender Magnus Okuonghae has not yet set a comeback date following his ankle injury.The centre-half has been sidelined for a month after suffering a recurrence of the problem which hampered him earlier in the season."I can't put my finger on it but hopefully I'll be back soon."It's one of those frustrating ...
WILFRED OSUJI: RONALDINHO has always been my idol
Published: December 23, 2010
There are several young footballers owned by AC Milan, but are sent on loan to the lower leagues to get match time and gain experience when they return to the Rossoneri. One of those players includes the young Nigerian midfielder, Wilfred Osuji (20 years).Osuji was sent on loan to join Serie B club Varese two seasons a...
Cardiff City want DANNY SHITTU
Published: December 23, 2010
TribalFootball.com reports that Championship side Cardiff City are interested in signing the Nigeria international Danny Shittu (30 years).The Nigerian centre-half joined the Lions in October after leaving Bolton and has started nine league games since arriving at The New Den but he may be again on his way if Cardiff g...
BENITEZ to leave Inter Milan before Xmas
Published: December 23, 2010
Obiora Nwankwo and Joel Obi,  the two Nigerian youngsters at Inter Milan face an uncertain future following revelations that Rafa Benitez,  the coach that gave them their first taste of senior football is on his way out of the club. Before the season started, both Nigerians were scheduled to go on loan, but B...
UCHE EUCHARIA given additional responsibilities
Published: December 23, 2010
As reported by thenationonlineng.net, Super Falcons’ Chief Coach Uche Eucharia has been given additional responsibilities of handling the female national team that would participate in the preliminary rounds of the All African Games holding next year.According to the the Deputy Secretary General (technical) Dr Em...
ENERAMO claims Locomotiv and Spartak Moscow interest
Published: December 22, 2010
The Nigerian striker Michael Eneramo (25 years) has denied press reports in Nigeria and Tunisia he is testing in Turkey. Interviewed in French by top Tunisian radio station, Shems FM, Eneramo, speaking impeccable French disclosed that he was in Nigeria.Reports surfaced late last week that Eneramo had left Tunisia to ti...
ODEMWINGIE set to return for Bolton game
Published: December 22, 2010
Peter Odemwingie is ready to face Bolton and will be fresher for his recent break, according to Roberto Di Matteo.West Bromwich Albion expect to have their top scorer available for the Boxing Day trip to the Reebok Stadium.Odemwingie missed the Baggies' last match against Aston Villa due to a calf injury and would also...
UGONNA ANYORA eyes Flying Eagles
Published: December 22, 2010
Haugesund utility player, Ugonna Anyora is eyeing a call-up to the Flying Eagles squad. The youngster joined the Norwegian first division side in the summer from local club INGAS Football Academy, Enugu. Haugesund, who finished in sixth position last term, signed Ugonna because they saw him as an investment for the fut...
Udinese renew interest for OSARIEMEN EBAGUA
Published: December 21, 2010
Udinese have outlined their plans for the winter market in January. As reported by Calciomercato, the Director of Sports of Udinese is ready to make a bid for the Italian-Nigerian striker, Osariemen Ebagua (24 years).After a slow start to the season, Ebagua has continued from where he stopped last season with five goal...
Borussia Dortmund to compete with Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich for TAYE TAIWO
Published: December 21, 2010
According to indiscretions gathered by Itasportpress, three Bundesliga clubs are in the running to sign the Nigeria left back Taye Taiwo, who is out of contract at French club Marseille in the summer of 2011.It was earlier reported that Bayern Munich were in the running to sign the ex Gabros defender. Latest transfer s...
FC Basel and Hoffenheim join queue for ONYEWU
Published: December 21, 2010
The USA international of Nigerian heritage, Oguchi Onyewu may end up playing in the Swiss Premier League. This news comes from a very reputable source: Italy's number one sports daily, Gazzetta dello Sport. The 28-year-old has limited first team opportunities at AC Milan, and he is angling for a move outside the San Si...
IFEANYI EMEGHARA rejects pay cut
Published: December 21, 2010
Last week, we reported that the contract of the Nigerian international, Ifeanyi Emeghara will not be renewed when it expires in the summer of 2011. Emeghara joined Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest from Timisoara for $ 1.3 million on the recommendations of the Romania icon, Hagi. He has his days numbered at the club. Th...