Austin Ejide Plays Down Injury Fears
Published: January 10, 2013
Hapoel Be'er Sheva custodian Austin Ejide has quickly moved to dispel suggestions that he is injured and will spend some time on the sidelines following a thigh strain on Wednesday night against Cape Verde in a pre -Nations Cup friendly.According to the former Gabros goalkeeper, doctors have given him the green-light t...
Nnamdi Oduamadi Targets Late January Return
Published: January 10, 2013
Varese winger Nnamdi Oduamadi is targeting a late January return from injury. The Nigeria international has not made an appearance for the Serie B side after he got injured while training with the Nigeria selection this past summer. Due to Oduamadi's poor physical condition, he was not considered for selection when Sup...
Ejike Uzoenyi Delighted To Make Nations Cup Squad
Published: January 10, 2013
Enugu Rangers exciting winger Ejike Uzoenyi is delighted to make Stephen Keshi's 23 - man roster for the African Cup of Nations. Before the official announcement of the squad on Wednesday evening, several permutations by pundits had ruled him out of the tournament.''I was not scared I was not going to make the team bef...
Bright Dike Takes Nations Cup Omission In Good Faith
Published: January 10, 2013
Portland Timbers frontman Bright Dike was omitted from the Super Eagles squad which travels to South Africa on January 16th for the African Cup of Nations.In only his second appearance for the Nigeria selection last week against the Catalonia National Team, the 25- year- old netted his first international goal.Dike has...
Raheem Lawal Wants To Play In South Africa
Published: January 08, 2013
Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi must cut his preliminary African Cup of Nations down to 23 latest Wednesday night.Adana Demirspor midfielder Raheem Adewole Lawal, who is attracting interest from Istanbul BB in the January transfer window, says he would be delighted to be on the plane to South Africa.''It will be a dre...
Coach Stephen Keshi Axes Rabiu Ibrahim From Squad
Published: January 07, 2013
Kilmarnock new signing Rabiu Ibrahim did not impress at the Eagles training camp in Faro, Portugal and has been axed from the team by coach Stephen Keshi. He is joined by Henry Uche (Enyimba), injured Uche Kalu (Rizespor) and Kano Pillars' Papa Idris.''Everything is good in camp, all players are in good spirit. The fou...
Dynamo Kiev Expecting Striker To Replace Ideye
Published: January 06, 2013
Brown Ideye could be away on international duty with the Nigeria selection for more than one month. As a result, Dynamo Kiev may strengthen the squad with an offensive reinforcement in January, president Igor Surkis has hinted.Football.ua citing the official website of the Ukrainian vice - champions quoted Surkis as sa...
Fegor Ogude Welcomes Competition For Midfield Places
Published: January 06, 2013
As the countdown to January 8 continues, the date Stephen Keshi will make public the list of players for the African Cup of Nations, returning midfielder Fegor Ogude has acknowledged there is healthy competition in the team for midfield spots.The Vålerenga ace told MTNFootball.com: ''The battle for a shirt in the...
Nigeria Federation Authorizes Echiejile To Play Against Moreirense
Published: January 05, 2013
Nigeria left back Elderson Echiejile has been summoned by Braga coach José Peseiro for the 13th round of games in the championship against Moreirense on Sunday, January 6th.Late on Saturday, Sporting Braga were informed by the Nigeria Football Federation that they can make use of Echiejile for the game at the Es...
Exclusive - Agent: Big Arab Country Has Approached Michael Olaitan To Play For National Team
Published: January 05, 2013
In this interview, Prosport International Head of Global Football, Paschalis Tountouris, who represents 19 - year - old Michael Olaitan, talks to allnigeriasoccer.com about reports linking his client with a switch to a big team in January and the chances of the Veria midfielder representing Nigeria at international lev...
Saturday Is Deadline Day For Shola Ameobi
Published: January 05, 2013
Newcastle attacker Shola Ameobi was named in Nigeria's preliminary African Cup of Nations roster. Since then, there have been futile attempts by manager Stephen Keshi to contact Ameobi who made his international debut against Venezuela just two months ago. Keshi is running out of patience over Ameobi's availability and...
Chinasa Okoro: You Must Have Connections To Play For Falcons
Published: January 04, 2013
Gloria Chinasa Okoro, striker for RTP Unia Racibórz, is one of the best female footballers in Poland. The one time Rivers Angel star played for Equatorial Guinea at the 2012 African Women Championship. Interviewed by Prezglad Sportowy, Okoro spoke on the reasons she chose Equatorial Guinea instead of The Falcons...
Obi Mikel Declares Himself Fit For Afcon
Published: January 04, 2013
After a slight knee complaint, Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has declared himself fit for the African Cup of Nations. The Nigeria international has missed the last two games played by the London club - against Everton and QPR - in the English Premier League.''I am going to be at Nations Cup as there is nothing to worry ...
Game Should Build Confidence - Bright Dike
Published: January 04, 2013
Bright Dike notched his first international goal against some of the best players in the world, the Catalonia National Team, on Wednesday night.For now, this should rank as the most important goal scored by the Portland Timbers man in his 8 - year career. The 1 - 1 draw against the star- studded Catalonia will lift the...
Vincent Enyeama Leaves For Faro, Portugal
Published: January 03, 2013
Vincent Enyeama, who is expected to be in goal for Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations which starts in the next 16 days, departed Israel for the Eagles camp in Faro, Portugal on Thursday.After completing the morning workout, Enyeama was interviewed by the official website of Maccabi Tel Aviv. ''I am going to represen...