Confederations Cup: Obi Mikel Targets Uruguay Scalp
Published: June 19, 2013
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is confident of victory when they face South American champions Uruguay on Thursday at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova (Salvador, Bahia). For the neutrals, Uruguay, who have won the Copa America 15 times, will go into the tie as favorites but Mikel believes the Eagles are aiming to upset for...
Keshi Conducts Closed Door Training Session
Published: June 19, 2013
Contrary to earlier information, Nigeria gaffer Stephen Keshi observed a closed door training session at Pituaçu, meaning he is keeping his cards close to his chest. The Media was granted access to the Super Eagles training for just 15 minutes. Keshi is fine-tuning his strategies ahead of  the meeting with ...
Official: Fifa Changes Scorer Of Nigeria's First Goal
Published: June 18, 2013
Using video evidence, Football's governing body, Fifa, the organizers of the Confederations Cup, has upturned the decision of the match referee Joel Aguilar, who credited Nigeria's first goal against Tahiti to Sporting Braga's Uwa Echiejile.The goal which came after five minutes has been recorded as an own goal scored ...
Eagles Have Landed In Salvador, Egwueke Wowed By City
Published: June 18, 2013
On Tuesday afternoon, the Nigeria delegation arrived Salvador, venue of the match against South America heavyweights Uruguay. They will have few hours to rest before the team departs for training later in the evening at Estádio de Pituaçu, home ground of Esporte Clube Bahia.Players and officials were offe...
Stephen Keshi Rues Missed Scoring Opportunities
Published: June 18, 2013
Nigeria gaffer Stephen Keshi has commented on the 6 - 1 hammering of part-timers Tahiti on Monday evening.In his analysis, the African Cup of Nations winning coach admonished his players for missing several opportunities. The scoreline would have been more emphatic if Anthony Ujah, Sunday Mba, Ahmed Musa and man of the...
Confederations Cup: Nnamdi Oduamadi Confesses Love For Ronaldinho
Published: June 18, 2013
Multilingual AC Milan striker Nnamdi Oduamadi, who spoke to reporters in English and Italian, netted his first hat - trick in Nigeria colors against Tahiti on Monday.The 22 - year - old has confessed that he idolizes Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho, who defended the colors of AC Milan from 2008 - 2010.Ronaldinho now pli...
Celtic Stopper Efe Ambrose Unmoved By Partisan Crowd
Published: June 18, 2013
Glasgow Celtic utility defender Efe Ambrose has played down the support shown by Brazilian fans to the Tahiti National Team. There are even suggestions that the National Anthem was booed by the fans, but the Super Eagles showed their class big time, defeating the Oceania kings by 6 - 1. ''When we took the field, we alw...
Confederations Cup: Vincent Enyeama: It Is Normal To Support The Underdogs
Published: June 18, 2013
Nigeria lacked support in Monday night's game against Oceania representatives Tahiti as a large number of Brazilian fans trooped to the stadium in Belo Horizonte to cheer the underdogs.Nonetheless, the Super Eagles players are used to playing in more intimidating stadiums, and the partisan crowd did not affect the outc...
Nnamdi Oduamadi Nets Hat - trick As Nigeria Wallop Tahiti 6 - 1
Published: June 17, 2013
Nnamdi Oduamadi netted his first hat - trick in Nigeria colors as the Super Eagles walloped Oceania champions Tahiti 6 - 1 in a one sided match on Monday evening in Belo Horizonte.Sporting Braga left back Uwa Echiejile opened the floodgates as early as the fifth minute, with his shot coming off  Tahiti Captain Nic...
Stephen Keshi Wants To Return To Brazil In 2014
Published: June 17, 2013
National Team coach Stephen Keshi has been denied twice the opportunity of leading an African Nation to the premier soccer competition in the world, the Fifa World Cup. In 2002, he and Amodu Shuaibu were sacked after the Super Eagles could only manage third position at the African Cup of Nations. That same year, Nigeri...
Confederations Cup - Keshi Defends Striking Players
Published: June 17, 2013
After the Super Eagles embarked on a strike action that threatened the country's participation at the Fifa Confederations Cup, manager Stephen Keshi has defended his players. ''Can not say I'm upset with my players. Their decisions depend on what you are going through. ''We are here to do our job and make Africa prou...
Vincent Enyeama Refuses To Comment On Bonus Incident
Published: June 17, 2013
Nigeria skipper Vincent Enyeama has refused to comment on the bonus row between the squad and the Nigeria Federation just few days before the start of the Fifa Confederations Cup.Speaking at a press conference, the Lille custodian stated: ''I do not want to talk about it much. It was not to go to the press. We just w...
Confederations Cup - Coach Stephen Keshi Warns Against Complacency
Published: June 17, 2013
Ahead of Nigeria's clash with Oceania representatives Tahiti at the Fifa Confederations Cup, manager Stephen Keshi admits that his team may be fatigued after arriving Belo Horizonte, venue of the tie, on Sunday morning.The Eagles squad had their first training session on Sunday afternoon, less than 13 hours after they ...
Nigeria Confederations Cup Squad Valued At 66.5 Million Euros
Published: June 16, 2013
In terms of market value of teams playing at the Fifa Confederations Cup, the Spain National Team is the most prestigious, with a total price tag of €647.5 million, according to estimates by  Brazilian sports business consultants, Pluri Consultoria.Host nation Brazil, Europeans Italy, South America champions ...
EXCLUSIVE: Inter Milan Super - kid Ibukun Ogunseye Pledges International Future To Italy
Published: June 15, 2013
Inter Milan youth - team striker Ibukun Roberto Ogunseye has pledged his international future to Italy, an impeccable source close to the player has exclusively informed this portal.Ogunseye, who turned 18 years last month, was born in Mantova,  Lombardy to Nigerian parents, and thus he is eligible to play for the...