NIGERIA fall in FIFA Rankings
Published: March 03, 2010
The latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking reveals two changes of position in the top ten, as well as the return of a team that were European champions not so long ago. Spain continue to lead the way ahead of Brazil and the Netherlands at the top, but further back Germany (5th, up 1) and Portugal (6th, d...
Olympic team to form bedrock of Eagles
Published: March 02, 2010
New Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Lars Lagerback, has demanded for the dossier of the Nigerian Under-23 team that reached the final of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. The Swede, who would be unveiled to Nigerians tomorrow (Wednesday), told the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)’s bigwigs that he wou...
Nigeria to play Ukraine and Colombia
Published: March 02, 2010
Lars Lagerback will have his first taste of action as Nigeria's boss on April 26 in London when the Super Eagles take on Ukraine in an international friendly. This was revealed by Tunde Aderibigbe who is a special assistant to the president of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF].     The friendly, Mr. Ad...
PORTSMOUTH ordered back to court
Published: March 02, 2010
Portsmouth have been ordered back to court by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs as their voluntary administration comes under increasing scrutiny.  Administrator Andrew Andronikou appeared unflustered by the surprise news but the fact that the Inland Revenue have forced their return to the High Court suggests t...
JOURNALISTS kidnapped in Nigeria
Published: March 02, 2010
Three journalists working for African pay tv sports channel SuperSport were abducted by gunmen on Monday near Owerri, in eastern Nigeria, although one escaped on Tuesday. The journalists, two Nigerians and one South African, were heading to the airport on their way back after producing a live Nigeria Premier League ...
How NFF bowed to the PTF over Lagerback.
Published: March 01, 2010
Sweden born Coach, Lars Lagerback, was Friday named the new technical Adviser of the Super Eagles under what most members of the board of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) felt was bizarre and unacceptable but after heated debate that lasted till the early hour of Saturday, the board had to toe the direction given by g...
PETER UTAKA handed Nigeria Call Up
Published: March 01, 2010
Peter Utaka,26,is expected to lead the lines when an obscure Nigerian Team B take on the Democratic Republic of Congo in an international friendly on Wednesday.The Odense,Denmark based striker could not be reached on phone so the federation had to call a close member of his family,who then told him of the goo...
BAYELSA UNITED crash out of Champions League
Published: March 01, 2010
Nigeria champions Bayelsa United have crashed out of this year’s CAF Champions League after they could only draw 2-2 with visiting Gazelle of Tchad in a first round, second leg match on Sunday. The visitors from Tchad looked set for an upset as early as the 24th minute when Greyanda Fiacre opened scoring. Howe...
Women's U20 Qualify for World Cup
Published: March 01, 2010
Nigeria’s Under-20 women’s team, Falconets easily snatched a place at this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals in Germany by lashing their South African counterparts 7-0 in Abuja on Sunday. The result means the Nigerians qualify 12-3 on aggregate after a 5-3 win in the first leg a fortn...
NEW SUPER EAGLES Team for World Cup
Published: February 28, 2010
Nigeria will have to brace up for a new team for the World Cup after new coach, Lars Lagerback, said he believes that several of the country’s top players have been shut out of the team.   “There are some good Nigerian players who are not playing for the national team at the moment, whom I strongly ...
NSOFOR Leads Eagles Versus DR Congo
Published: February 28, 2010
Malaga striker Obinna Nsofor will lead a quartet of foreign-based players for Wednesday’s friendly between Nigeria and the Simba of Democratic Republic of Congo in Abuja. The other invited foreign-based pros are France-based defenders Onyekachi Apam and Elderson Echiejile and midfielder Sani Kaita, who is base...
Eguavoen to assist Lagerback
Published: February 27, 2010
Former Nigeria coach, Austin Eguavoen, will assist newly appointed coach Lars Lagerback to the World Cup, MTNFootball.com has exclusively gathered.   “Lagerback will work with Eguavoen and two other Nigerian coaches,” a top official informed MTNFootball.com.   Eguavoen’s appointment th...
NFF Chooses Lars Lagerback as Coach
Published: February 27, 2010
Former Sweden World Cup coach, Lars Lagerbäck, has been named new Nigeria coach on a five-month contract, according to officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The board of the NFF represented by Solomon Ogba announced 61-year-old Lagerbäck as new coach early Saturday following an emergency meet...
NIGERIA COACH LATEST
Published: February 26, 2010
Today in Abuja the last man on the shortlist of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF] will be interviewed. He is former Sweden's record-making boss, Lars Lagerback.   If you are a Nigerian fan you may remember his team beat NFF interview panelist, Adegboye Onigbinde's Super Eagles at the 2002 World Cup.   ...
John Obi Mikel warns John Terry and Wayne Bridge: Don't lose your heads in Man City Clash
Published: February 26, 2010
Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has told John Terry and Wayne Bridge to put their feud to one side when Manchester City visit Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The pair will come to face to face for the first time since news broke of Chelsea skipper Terry's affair with Bridge's ex-girlfriend. City left-back Bridge is al...