KAZEEM AHMED Tips Olympic Eagles For London 2012
Published: September 24, 2011
TKI Tavsanli Linyitspor winger Kazeem Ahmed has tipped the Austin Eguavoen tutored Olympic Eagles to qualify for the London 2012 Games. The Under-23 side are in a tricky looking group with North African foes (Algeria and Morocco) and Senegal, whose football is on a rise after some years in the wilderness.Kazeem is a le...
KINGSLEY NWANKWO Targets Top Scorer Award
Published: September 24, 2011
Kingsley Nwankwo, of Turkish first division side TKI Tav Ianli Linyitspor, says he wants to win the top scorer award at the end of the season. The former Rangers striker wants to emulate Simon Zenke and Emmanuel Emenike. Both players won the top scorer awards whilst playing in the second division.''I’m very happy...
JOSEPH YOBO, Strong Like An Eagle
Published: September 24, 2011
Fenerbahçe defeated Kayserispor 1-0 on the road on Friday evening. Nigeria skipper Joseph Yobo was majestic for the Yellow Canaries.The league leaders scored the only goal after 6 minutes through Caner Erkin. Then they defended for 84 minutes. Yobo was everywhere, like an eagle. Sometimes, he shifted to the righ...
Official: AKEEM OMOLADE To Mazara
Published: September 24, 2011
Former Torino player, Akeem Oluwasegun Omolade (28 years) has joined Mazara, an Eccellenza Sicily club (fifth tier). This is Omolade's first experience at playing in the lowest division in Italy. Previously, the Kaduna born player played in the Serie B for Trevisio(3 appearances, 1 goal). Omolade made his debut in the ...
TAYE TAIWO Closer To Milan Official Debut
Published: September 24, 2011
Ahead of the league fixture with Cesena on Saturday, Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri spoke at a press conference.As reported by milannews.it, Allegri says he does not anticipate any changes in his defensive formation. It is being speculated that Taye Taiwo could replace Zambrotta at left back. But realistically, Taiwo...
VICTOR OBINNA: OBAFEMI MARTINS Is My Good Friend
Published: September 24, 2011
Nigerian midfielder Victor Obinna has shared his thoughts and impressions on the upcoming game in the 25th round of matches in the Russian Championship against Rubin Kazan.Obinna says he has an excellent relationship with the Rubin striker, Obafemi Martins.''Rubin are our direct competitors, and I expect a very hard ga...
VVV Venlo Hero Unhappy With Nigerian Signings
Published: September 24, 2011
VVV Venlo have a glut of Nigerian players in their ranks: Ahmed Musa, Michael Uchebo, Alex Nkume and Uche Nwofor. A former player of the club, Kevin van Desse, believes the club's policy of signing Nigerian players is not good for the team.Kevin van Desse told L1:'' There is definitely a cultural difference. The g...
Official: Bury Snap Up DAVID AMOO
Published: September 24, 2011
League one side Bury have signed the Anglo-Nigerian midfielder David Amoo on a one-month loan deal, until October 22, 2011, the club reported on its official website on Friday.Amoo, who comes from Liverpool FC, could make his league debut on Saturday in the home game with MK Dons.The youngster has been handed the numbe...
IZUNNA IZUCHUKWU Ready To Face OB Odense
Published: September 24, 2011
Izunna Izuchukwu has served a one-match suspension, and is back in the FC Midtjylland squad to face OB Odense in the Danish Super League on Sunday. Head coach, Glen Riddersholm, has named a 19-man squad for the game at Tre-For Park.  Four other Nigerian players made the roster: Adigun Salami, Sylvester ...
Olympic Eagles Draw North African Opposition in Egypt 2011
Published: September 24, 2011
The Olympic Eagles have been pitted in Group B with Senegal, Algeria and Morocco in the inaugural African Under -23 Championship, which serves as qualifiers for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Egypt, hosts of the tournament from 26 November to 10 December, 2011, are in Group A with Ivory Coast, Gabon and South Afri...
TITI CAMARA Romances CAF President
Published: September 24, 2011
On Friday, a large delegation led by Guinean Ministry of Sports Alhaji Abubakar Titi Camara, former OM and Liverpool player, was received in audience by Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, the governing body  of African football announced through a statement on its official website ca...
SIMON ZENKE Is A Rebel In Turkey
Published: September 23, 2011
Former Nigeria youth teamer Simon Zenke is unhappy with his cameo appearances this season for Samsunspor. Last season, Zenke was an idol to the fans and coaches, thanks to his goals in the league which fired Samsunspor to the Super League.Zenke started the mid-week game against Trabzonspor because Ekigho Ehiosun did no...
AJILORE Suspended For Big Game With FC Copenhagen
Published: September 23, 2011
After playing only four matches in the league, central midfielder Femi Ajilore (26 years) is suspended for Brondby's big game at home to FC Copenhagen on Saturday. The on loan player has accumulated three yellow cards, earning him an automatic suspension. Also missing from the Brondby squad is Oke Akpoveta. He is injur...
KEVIN AMUNEKE To Be Granted A Temporary ITC
Published: September 22, 2011
Finally, Kevin Amuneke can make his league debut for Superettan club Osters IF, reports our friends at Fotbolltransfers.com.The out of favour Nigeria international is likely to be granted a temporary ITC as he was registered 30 days ago. Politehnica Timisoara, where Amuneke once played for, claim they have not been pai...
JOHN CHIBUIKE Now Nigeria's Hottest Commodity
Published: September 22, 2011
John Chibuike undoubtedly is Nigeria's standout performer in Europe at the moment.  The 22-year-old midfielder scored his fifth league goal in three games in Rosenborg's 2-1 victory over Sogndal on Thursday evening. The Nigeria coaches should sit up and take notice!Although Chibuike missed a penalty on 74', his te...