MIKEL:Carlo went Crazy
Published: February 15, 2010
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has revealed Carlo Ancelotti read his side the riot act during half-time of their FA Cup win over Cardiff. The Blues went in level at 1-1 at the break at Stamford Bridge before running out comfortable 4-1 winners to book their place in the quarter-finals. Ancelotti was not happy ...
David Abwo released by French Club
Published: February 15, 2010
Former Nigeria youth international Solomon David Abwo has been let go by his French third division club Creteil. Speedy right winger Abwo featured for Nigeria at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands, where the Flying Eagles went all the way to the final. This season, he featured in 14 matches and scored a...
Trapattoni rules out Nigeria move
Published: February 14, 2010
According to the Italian news agency,ANSA,Giovanni Trapattoni will not be leading Nigeria to the world cup.This ends days of speculation about the future of the Republic of Ireland gaffer. ''I have two years of my contract left with the Irish Federation.These days,especially in England,there are a lot of rumours con...
Anichebe aims High
Published: February 14, 2010
For Victor Anichebe, Tuesdays' return to Europa League action will be extra special. The Everton striker is yet to play in this season's Europa League campaign having only returned from injury at the end of last month. His last run in Europe was a memorable one - he became the Blues' top European goalscorer of 20...
Adefemi Olubayo Scores first goal in French league
Published: February 14, 2010
Nigerian international,Adefemi Olubayo,24, scored his first goal in French Football on Saturday in Boulogne's 1-3 loss to high flyers,Lille Metropole.Adefemi saw 74 minutes of action before he was substituted by the ex Colo Colo,Chile player, Juan Gonzalo Lorca. ''To God be the glory for enabling me score my first goal...
Bristol City signs Chris Iwelumo
Published: February 13, 2010
Bristol City have signed Wolves Nigerian born striker Chris Iwelumo on an emergency month-long loan deal. Iwelumo has been allowed out on loan by Wolves to build up his match fitness after a season beset by injuries. The experienced frontman missed the opening two months of the campaign after suffering a metatarsal...
Trapattoni ready to sign two year contract
Published: February 13, 2010
Domenico Ricci,the representative of the current Ireland boss,Giovanni Trapattoni has spoken exclusively to allnigeriasoccer.com on the availability of his client, as the new Nigerian helmsman.Ricci needs no introduction.He is Italy's number one pundit on African football matters,for the past thirty years.He was the ag...
CAF Champions League beckons for Nigerian representatives
Published: February 12, 2010
Eight former African champions will be involved in dicey away duels as the 14th edition of the Orange CAF Champions League kick starts this weekend with the first leg matches of the preliminary round.   The octet; Asante Kotoko (Ghana), Ismaily (Egypt), Orlando Pirates (South Africa), Raja Casablanca (Morocco), ...
Toppmöller for Eagles Job
Published: February 12, 2010
As exclusively revealed on Sunday,we can confirm to you that top German coach,Klaus Toppmoller is among the candidates to be interviewed next Thursday in London for the vacant Nigeria position.Klaus Toppmoller gave ex Super Eagles skipper,Austin Jay-Jay Okocha the big break when he was the coach of Eintr...
Sven Goran Eriksson leaves Nott County
Published: February 11, 2010
SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON has walked away from Notts County. And the ex-England boss could be World Cup-bound with Nigeria. Eriksson, who earned £895,000 for his 30 weeks at Meadow Lane, quit after the League Two club was sold for the THIRD time in less than a year. Ex-Lincoln chairman Ray Trew has paid £1 ...
Russia may free Hiddink for Nigeria
Published: February 11, 2010
The appointment of a new president of the Russian football union could pave the way for Guus Hiddink to leave his coaching post, according to a representative of the Dutchman. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss is currently a target of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who are seeking a high-profile coach to...
Nigeria's search for a New Coach
Published: February 11, 2010
Like a stack of domino tiles falling on each other, the NFF (Nigerian Football Federation) just cannot stop its descent into oblivion, even when it seems harder to fall. The much delayed search for a world class coach to tutor the Nigerian soccer team to the FIFA World Cup in South Africa has yet again exposed the perv...
Argentina beats Jamaica
Published: February 11, 2010
Martin Palermo and Ignacio Canuto scored late goals to give Argentina a 2-1 win over Jamaica in an international friendly Wednesday.Argentina’s team featured few players expected be included in its World Cup squad later this year in South Africa. Jamaica opened the scoring with a header by Ryan Johnson early i...
Hassan Shehata Snubs Nigeria
Published: February 10, 2010
Egypt coach, Hassan Shehata, will not be leading Nigeria to the World Cup in June after the Egypt Football Association (EFA) turned down the offer for the three-time African champion to handle the Super Eagles in South Africa. Although Shehata was keen on the job, the EFA refused the Nigerian offer for him to work o...
Chinedu Obasi out of German Cup Clash
Published: February 09, 2010
German club,Hoffeinheim will be without the services of two of their key players for tonight's German Cup quarter final clash against Werder Bremen.Chinedu Obasi and Andreas Beck will not be travelling to the Wester Stadium after picking up injuries in the league match against Hanover last Saturday.Josip Simunic (calf)...