DAVID MOYES rues European setback
Published: March 14, 2010
David Moyes believes Everton missed a golden opportunity to strengthen their Europa League qualifying hopes after letting a two-goal lead slip against Birmingham City. As the battle for a top-eight finish in the Premier League intensifies, the Toffees raced into a two-goal lead at St Andrew's only to concede twice in ...
NIGERIA in danger of Missing Championship of African Nations
Published: March 14, 2010
Nigeria are in danger of missing out again on the Championship of African Nations after they fell 2-0 to hosts Niger in Niamey. Abdoulaye Mohamed gave the hosts the lead after 18 minutes of action at the Seyni Kountche Stadium in Niamey. The local Mena increased the tally in the 40th minute through Modibo Sidi. N...
NFF Member dies in Car Crash
Published: March 12, 2010
An executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation [NFF], Alili Galadima was confirmed dead in an automobile accident Friday evening.     Galadima was travelling in his car to Niamey for Saturday's 2011 African Nations Championship qualifying match between Niger and Nigeria, when the vehicle somersa...
Would Nedum Onuoha and his likes play for Nigeria?
Published: March 11, 2010
The list is endless for players of Nigerian decent who have decided as of today not to play for Nigeria but play for their ‘adopted’ country. Now that the World Cup in South Africa is approaching very fast, I want to take a look at these boys as I think some of them are taking a wrong decision.Do we cajole ...
VICTOR MOSES Denies Nigeria
Published: March 11, 2010
Latics striker Victor Moses has denied falling out with England coach Stuart Pearce or threatening to play for Nigeria. The former Crystal Palace hitman, watched by Pearce in Monday night's 1-0 win over Liverpool, insists he remains happy to represent the England Under-21 side. Nigerian-born Moses has represented...
AFOLABI Wants to be in the World Cup
Published: March 11, 2010
Red Bull Salzburg of Austria defender Rabiu Afolabi has told MTNFootball.com that he will make Nigeria final squad to the World Cup, if given a chance to prove himself once more in a green and white shirt. “If the yardsticks the new coach (Lars Lagerback) will use are such things like quality, experience and s...
HODDLE was nearly appointed - Patrick Ekeji
Published: March 11, 2010
Director-General of National Sports Commission, Chief Patrick Ekeji, admits that Glenn Hoddle was very close to being offered the Nigeria job. The former England coach was interviewed before new coach Lars Lagerback and Ekeji admits that the panel were eager to hand Hoddle the job, until the Swede arrived. Ekej...
KANU Believes he can earn Wembley place
Published: March 10, 2010
Kanu is hoping that he can earn a recall for Portsmouth's FA Cup semi-final on April 11 after scoring a late consolation on Tuesday night. The Nigerian striker headed home in injury-time after replacing Michael Brown on 65 minutes, which brought a much-needed end to his three-month goal drought. The veteran ex-...
EFCC Investigate HODDLEGATE
Published: March 10, 2010
Former England manager, Glenn Hoddle, has said some top Nigerian officials demanded a bribe of $500,000 to facilitate his getting the country’s top coaching job. According to Kwara State Governor, Bukola Saraki, Hoddle complained to him that some officials demanded he inflate his wage demands by $500,000 becau...
VICTOR MOSES Begs for Nigeria World Cup Place
Published: March 09, 2010
Victor Moses has invited Nigeria officials to watch him play and train for Wigan with a view to representing the Super Eagles at the World Cup. Wigan’s new £2.5million attacking starlet was included in the last England Under-21 squad, but did not feature. The 19-year-old also qualifies for the African...
PRESS RELEASE-EKEJI To declare open Coaches' Seminar
Published: March 09, 2010
Director General of the National Sports Commission, Chief (Dr.) Patrick Ekeji will be Special Guest of Honour and also declare open a two -day seminar for Nigeria Football Coaches being organized by the Nigeria Football Federation in Abuja, starting Wednesday morning. Ekeji, a very dependable defender for the nation...
HODDLE and ERIKSSON on Ivory Coast Shortlist
Published: March 09, 2010
Glenn Hoddle could be on his way to the World Cup as Ivory Coast boss if Guus Hiddink cannot come to an agreement with the African nation.Former Chelsea boss Hiddink is the No 1 choice to take over from Vahid Halilhodzic, but the offer of a four-month contract worth £660,000 would mean the Dutchman taking a huge ...
CARLTON COLE feared Hammers Exit
Published: March 08, 2010
Carlton Cole has revealed how he expected to be sold by West Ham to help ease the club's debts, before their January takeover. An Upton Park fire sale was widely expected before David Gold and David Sullivan bought out the Icelandic owners in January. Cole revealed: "It was a fiasco before they arrived. It looked lik...
AKPO SODJE on Fire
Published: March 08, 2010
After notching his third goal in as many games in Saturday's 2-0 win over Stockport County, Akpo Sodje is determined to keep on firing Charlton towards automatic promotion. Sodje's header, coupled with Paul Huntington's own goal, secured Charlton a vital victory over the Hatters and moved the Addicks to within two p...
TRAPATTONI distances himself from Nigeria after World Cup
Published: March 08, 2010
Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni has distanced himself from reports linking him with a summer job as Nigeria coach. The Eagles are looking for someone to guide them after the World Cup after they sacked Shaibu Amodu last month. But Trapattoni doesn't seem convinced, even though he likes the idea. "Yes, N...