Losing the first match puts the team under pressure - OBASI
Published: June 13, 2010
TSG Hoffenheim's Nigeria striker,Chinedu Obasi has said that losing the first match of any World Cup makes the task more difficult.He spoke to his club's website on Friday, a day before the Argentina match at CocaCola Park. On Saturday your focus will be on your World Cup opener against Argentina. Is the first mat...
Official:TAIWO resumes light training
Published: June 13, 2010
Nigerian full-back Taye Taiwo is given the all clear to resume training after being taken off injured during Saturday's World Cup Group B 1-0 defeat against Argentina in Johannesburg. He was taken off in the 75th minute prompting concern he had suffered a serious injury and could be out for the tournament. "He's fine a...
OSARIEMEN EBAGUA's Varense promoted to Serie B
Published: June 13, 2010
Four Nigerian players have qualified to play in the Serie B next season thanks to Varense's 2-0 win over Cremonese,overturning the 0-1 loss suffered in the first leg.Osariemen Ebagua,Isah Eliakwu,Kingsley Umunegbu and Wilfred Osuji are the Nigerian players at Varense and Ebagua is one of the stars of the team.He's scor...
Ghana beats Serbia thanks to OBODO's pal
Published: June 13, 2010
Ghana became the first African nation to win a match at the ongoing World Cup thanks to an 84th minute strike by the former Udinese striker,Gyan Asamoah.Dravko Kuzmanovic handled a cross in the area, then argued the call and yellow card he received. Gyan drove the penalty kick high to the left for the only goal at ...
Football Ambassadors, Consultative Members Arrive South Africa
Published: June 13, 2010
Those appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation to serve as Ambassadors of Nigeria football at the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa have arrived in the Rainbow Nation,nigeriaff.com is reporting on its website.They were among about four dozen stakeholders of the Nigeria game who stormed Johannesburg on Satu...
Nobody expected us to beat Argentina,nothing has changed - ETUHU
Published: June 13, 2010
Nigeria midfielder Dickson Etuhu has revealed his frustration at a lack of high-altitude training prior to their 1-0 defeat by Argentina on Saturday."You could tell [Argentina] were used to it because they'd been there for quite a while," he told BBC World Service's Sportsworld programme."You take five or six steps, yo...
LAGERBACK bans Press Conference,does not want Eagles disturbed
Published: June 13, 2010
Lars Lagerback was disappointed after the loss against Argentina and refused to shake hands with Maradona after the final whistle.Today,the Super Eagles held a training session in their training base.The training session began as usual,with a short prayer session.Larse also gave a short talk to the Eagles players on th...
I am disappointed in MESSI,he ran away from me - TAIWO
Published: June 13, 2010
At their first game in the World Cup,the Super Eagles came up against formidable opponents,the Argentines.It was a scary beginning.However,the Super Eagles narrowly lost 0-1.On air at French radio station,Radio Monte Carlo,the Marseille left back,Taiye Taiwo says he is disappointed with Messi.''They say he is the best ...
FIFA bans ''T-Shirt Celebrations''
Published: June 13, 2010
FIFA has banned religious celebrations by players using t-shirts during the World Cup.The new rule is mostly targeted at the Brazilians who are staunch Catholics.During the last World Cup,Kaka and Cafu wore t-shirts that gave Jesus the credit for their scoring but it is over now.''FIFA has contacted us and asked us to ...
FIFA to investigate MESSI and MARADONA Laser-harassment claims in Nigeria match
Published: June 13, 2010
A green laser beam used yesterday to annoy Maradona and Messi in the match between Nigeria and Argentina,is to be investigated by FIFA,tipsbladet reports on its website.''We noted the incident and we immediately contacted security checkpoints at the stadium to look at it.''According to information we have at this time,...
OSAZE WARNS:''I will be a lot more selfish against Greece''
Published: June 13, 2010
Nigeria clashed with the Greeks at the 1994 World Cup with the Super Eagles running away with a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Finidi George and Daniel Amokachi.“It’s a must win for us against Greece,” said Locomotiv Moscow striker Osaze Odemwingie after the 1-0 loss to Argentina on Saturday.“I&...
Nigerian Police Officers doing a good job in South Africa
Published: June 13, 2010
Seven Nigerian police officers are serving in match venues in the on-going FIFA World Cup in South Africa, PANA reports.The officers were seen dressed in uniforms directing and assisting fans to locate their seats during the Nigeria-Argentina match at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, Saturday.One of the officers who spoke o...
TAIWO may be out against Greece as LAGERBACK waits for medical Report
Published: June 13, 2010
Injured Nigerian defender Taye Taiwo may not be able to play against Greece in the next match of the Super Eagles in the FIFA 2010 World Cup.The Nigerian leftback injured his left ankle late in the second half in the 0-1 loss to Argentina and had to be taken out of the game.Even though Coach Lagerback said after the ma...
SHITTU,ECHIEJILE face FIFA Anti Doping Officials
Published: June 13, 2010
Nigerian players Danny Shittu and Uwa Echiejile were picked for drugs tests after the Group B World Cup match with Argentina on Saturday.Shittu played the entire match while Echiejile was not fielded.On the side of Argentina, the players picked for the drugs tests were Carlos Tevez and substitute goalkeeper, Mariano An...
Official:ECHIEJILE inks four year deal with Sporting Braga
Published: June 13, 2010
The Nigeria left back,Uwa Echiejile has joined Sporting Braga on a four year contract,the club's official website reported yesterday.Braga finished second in the Portuguese league last season and have qualified to play in the Champions league in the 2010-2011 season.The 22 year old who played for Rennes last season is ...