Nigeria Ready To Face Any Country - Keshi
Published: September 08, 2013
Ahead of the draw for the play - off round of the African World Cup qualifier billed to hold in Cairo on September 16, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says the team is ready to face any opposition. Nigeria qualified for the last stage of the qualifiers thanks to the easy 2 - 0 win over Malawi on Saturday, and Keshi ha...
Super Eagles Wasted Scoring Opportunities, Says Mutiu Adepoju
Published: September 08, 2013
Despite the Super Eagles scoring two goals against the Flames of Malawi, retired Nigeria international Mutiu Adepoju, who represented the country in three World Cups, has expressed disappointment over the wasted opportunities that could have made the scoreline even bigger than the final outcome. '' It was a nice match....
WCQ: Super Eagles Qualify For Play - Off Round, Beat Malawi 2 - 0
Published: September 07, 2013
Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses were on target as Nigeria defeated Malawi 2 - 0 at the U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar to reach the play - off round of African World Cup qualifying. Malawi needed a win to advance to the next stage of qualifiers but they suffered heartbeat just before the end of the first half, with E...
Stephen Keshi Names Starting Eleven
Published: September 07, 2013
Super Eagles gaffer Stephen Keshi has named his starting eleven for the eagerly anticipated World Cup qualifying match against Malawi in Calabar in a few minutes time.As expected, stand in skipper Vincent Enyeama is preferred in goal ahead of Austin Ejide of Hapoel Be'er Sheva .Celtic utility man Efe Ambrose will man...
Kehinde Olanrewaju Plays Down Yakubu Aiyegbeni Comparison
Published: September 07, 2013
Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan youngster Kehinde Olanrewaju has played down suggestions that he plays in the same way as former Maccabi Haifa hit-man Yakubu Aiyegbeni.The 19 - year - old attacker was a big hit for the Reserve Team of Maccabi Tel Aviv last season, netting 10 goals for the Under 19 squad. The Yellows promptly o...
Gbenga Arokoyo Advices Oboabona, Egwuekwe
Published: September 07, 2013
Mjallby AIF central defender Gbenga Arokoyo has shared his thoughts and impressions on the World Cup qualifying fixture between Nigeria and Malawi billed to hold at U.J Eusene Stadium in Calabar.Unlike recent qualification for the Mundial - for example 2002 and 2010 - the Eagles are not under any pressure today and eve...
The Super Eagles Are Highly Motivated - NFF
Published: September 07, 2013
Director of competitions of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohamed Sanusi says the Super Eagles are highly motivated to perform at a high level going into the World Cup qualifier against Malawi.'' The players are motivated because they know that it is very important to wear the national colours.'' And they also k...
Stephen Keshi Targets Three Points Against Malawi
Published: September 06, 2013
Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi is banking on his strikers to bury their chances against the Flames of Malawi on Saturday in a World Cup qualifying fixture.Since the African Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles have managed to score only 8 goals in 7 matches excluding the 6 - 1 defeat of minnows Tahiti.'' If it happens that ...
Stephen Keshi : The Atmosphere Is Good
Published: September 05, 2013
Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi said the squad is fully focused for the crucial World Cup qualifying match against Malawi in Calabar on Saturday, September 7.Just few weeks ago, the Malawi Federation complained to the game's governing body Fifa to change the venue because of security concerns.Also, the two gaffers -...
Victor Obinna Happy To Be Back In Eagles
Published: September 05, 2013
Having made the squads for the friendly against South Africa and Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Malawi, Lokomotiv Moscow attacker Victor Obinna has expressed his pleasure at returning to the national team.'' I am very excited to be back playing my second game after a long time out in the national team.'' ...
Dele Adeleye Is Part Of Anzhi's Europa League Squad
Published: September 04, 2013
Nigeria international Dele Adeleye is one of the 23 players selected by Anzhi Makhachkala manager, Gadzhi Gadzhiyev for the group stage of the Europa League.Last month, Adeleye signed a multi - year contract with the Republic of Dagestan based team.The 24 - year - old center back who has yet to debut for Anzhi in the R...
Eagles Ready Whether It Rains Or Shines
Published: September 04, 2013
The Super Eagles trained under rainfall on Wednesday at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar,with Sports Commissioner Patrick Ugbe monitoring proceedings. Coach Stephen Keshi said during training that whether it rains or shines the team was ready for the battle against Malawi, declaring the focus is not only to win against...
Stephen Keshi Faces Positive Selection Dilemma
Published: September 04, 2013
Ahead of the Super Eagles eagerly anticipated clash against Malawi in Calabar, Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama says he is not competing with Chigozie Agbim and Austin Ejide for a starting shirt.The last time Nigeria was involved in an international game - which was against South Africa in Durban last month - Vincent E...
John Obi Mikel Named In Chelsea's Champions League Roster
Published: September 04, 2013
Chelsea have named their squad for the group stage of the 2013 - 2014 UEFA Champions League.Manager Jose Mourinho included Nigeria international John Obi Mikel in the list which has been submitted to Europe's governing body UEFA.Other midfielders that made the roster include Ramires, Frank Lampard, Kevin De Bruyne, Mar...
Former Under 20 Coach Samuel Abimbola Predicts Bright Future For Nigeria Football
Published: September 01, 2013
Former National U-20 Assistant Coach Samuel Abimbola has predicted a brighter future for Nigeria Football if the relevant bodies would join hands with government to develop the game from the grassroots.The immediate past Technical Adviser of Sunshine stars of Akure spoke in Gwagwalada, Abuja at the weekend where he was...