Stephen Keshi Thanks Players, Fans And Press After Sealing Second Spot
Published: June 26, 2014
Stephen Keshi pleaded ignorance when he was questioned at a press conference after the Argentina - Nigeria match up on the failure of the national team to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup before they managed that on Wednesday.Indeed, the last time the Super Eagles progressed to the second round of the showpiece...
Godfrey Oboabona To Face Late Fitness Test
Published: June 24, 2014
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon before the start of training, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has disclosed that he will wait until the last minute before making a decision on  the availability of Godfrey Oboabona for the showdown with Argentina.The Rizespor central defender did not feature in the ...
Yobo, Onazi Speak On Stopping Lionel Messi
Published: June 22, 2014
Fenerbahce defender Joseph Yobo has stressed that Nigeria will not focus on stopping Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when they square off with Argentina on Wednesday afternoon.The Super Eagles skipper has pointed out that there are 10 other players that will be on parade at the Estádio José Pinheiro Borb...
Fifa Supremo Sepp Blatter Hails King Kanu
Published: June 22, 2014
Fifa President, Sepp Blatter, had a brief talk with Nigerian Football Ambassador, Nwankwo Kanu, during the match between Nigeria and Bosnia - Herzegovina on Saturday evening in Cuiaba.Nwankwo Kanu represented Nigeria at three World Cups - 1998,2002 and 2010 - and was instrumental in the Under 23 Team winning the gold m...
Stephen Keshi Not Thinking About Argentina Now
Published: June 21, 2014
Should Argentina defeat Iran in their second group game, in all likelihood, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could be rested for the tie with Nigeria next week.“No matter whether Messi plays or not. But do not wanna talk about it now, I’d rather talk about the game tomorrow. “The game of Argentina i...
Stephen Keshi Says No Plans To Man - mark Edin Dzeko
Published: June 21, 2014
Nigeria manager, Stephen Keshi, has hinted that there are no plans to man - mark Bosnia and Herzegovina attacker Edin Dzeko, stressing that there are 10 other players in the squad apart from the Manchester City star.“He is not Bosnia, plays well, but with others in December If I’m going to be worried about ...
EXCLUSIVE : Godfrey Oboabona Rules Himself Out Of Bosnia Clash
Published: June 20, 2014
Any faint hope that Rizespor defender Godfrey Oboabona would be available for the make - or - mar clash with Bosnia and Herzegovina on Saturday has been extinguished. And the 23 - year - old is hoping to start full training after the Bosnia clash so he is fully fit for the last Group F tie with Argentina. For your info...
Kayseri Erciyesspor Midfielder, Senijad Ibricic : We Must Not Underestimate Nigeria
Published: June 20, 2014
Kayseri Erciyesspor midfielder, Senijad Ibricic, has cautioned his teammates not to underestimate Nigeria when both countries face off on Saturday. The Super Eagles had a false start in their opening fixture, drawing goalless against Iran, tagged the weakest team in Group F by many pundits.“We must not underestim...
Eddy Onazi Relishing Contest With Lazio Teammate, Senad Lulic
Published: June 20, 2014
Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi is eagerly looking forward to the clash with Bosnia on Saturday as he comes head - to - head with  his teammate at the Biancocelesti, Senad Lulic. The Super Eagles squad arrived Cuiaba early Thursday afternoon, and barely four hours later were involved in a practice session at Federal U...
Valere Houandinou : Oboabona Should Be Able To Play On Saturday
Published: June 19, 2014
One of Stephen Keshi’s backroom staff, Valere Houandinou, has claimed that Godfrey Oboabona should be okay for the Bosnia game after receiving ice treatment on his damaged feet. Since after that injury he picked up against Iran, Godfrey Oboabona has been receiving treatment, missing the last two workouts held by ...
Stephen Keshi Not Giving Up On Godfrey Oboabona
Published: June 19, 2014
Super Eagles manager, Stephen Keshi, is hoping one of his favorite pupils Godfrey Oboabona will recover from the foot injury he suffered against Iran in time for the meeting with Bosnia. Recall that Oboabona had to be substituted in the 29th minute after an Iranian attacker stamped his studs on the feet of the Rizespor...
Bosnia Sweating On Fitness Of Hoffenheim Star, Sejad Salihovic
Published: June 18, 2014
Hoffenheim central midfielder Sejad SalihoviĂ„‡ is racing to be fit for the Dragons clash with Nigeria on Saturday, a fixture which corresponds to the second round of matches in Group F at the ongoing World Cup.The goal - scoring midfielder sat out the 2 - 1 loss to Argentina last weekend after failing a late fitness t...
Stephen Keshi Admits Shortcomings In Second Half
Published: June 17, 2014
Speaking at a press conference after the  goalless draw with Iran, Stephen Keshi has admitted that the Super Eagles took their feet off the pedal in the second half. The absence of a genuine play-maker in the Nigeria squad meant the team could not break down a well organized Iranian defense.“We played very w...
Stephen Keshi Calls For Focus Ahead Of Iran Clash
Published: June 14, 2014
Speaking after Friday evening’s workout, Stephen Keshi has urged his charges to remain focused, stressing that if the team does well in Brazil, Nigerians back home will forget about their differences.And the Super Eagles manager is refusing to get carried away with the team’s recent successes, after winning...
Chelsea Winger Victor Moses Reckons Nigeria Football On The Rise
Published: June 14, 2014
Ahead of the game with Iran on Monday, Chelsea loanee Victor Moses believes Nigeria will continue its ascendency as one of the top football nations by doing well at the World Cup. In 2013, the Super Eagles lifted the African Cup of Nations while the Golden Eaglets won the Fifa Under 17 World Cup held in United Arab Emi...