Mikel Brings Brother To Brazil To Act As Personal AssistantPublished: June 13, 2014
John Obi Mikel’s brother, Sam Nchekwube Obinna, reckons that Nigeria can qualify for the knock out rounds of the World Cup. He is currently in Campinas, Brazil offering support to the Super Eagles midfielder, and acting as his personal assistant, the same task Ogbonna Kanu does for retired Nigeria legend, Nwankwo...
Nigeria Flag Missing From Opening CeremonyPublished: June 13, 2014
At the opening ceremony of the World Cup that took place in Sao Paulo Brazil on Thursday evening, the LED globe displaying the flags of the 32 participating countries did not have Nigerian colours.Instead of the organizers displaying the green - white - green colours of Nigeria, they made an error by presenting the ora...
Rizespor Defender, Godfrey Oboabona Does Not Want History To Repeat Itself Against IranPublished: June 12, 2014
Nigeria’s opening games at the last four editions of the World Cup have been more like a mix bag, winning matches against Bulgaria and Spain while suffering defeats to Argentina on two different occasions.In the same vein, the Super Eagles have not tasted victory in their last eight games at the mundial, since th...
Stephen Keshi Not Thinking About Lionel Messi NowPublished: June 11, 2014
Speaking to reporters shortly after the Nigeria delegation arrived Sao Paulo, Super Eagles manager, Stephen Keshi says his mind is not focused on Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi.Should the Eagles win their first two matches against Iran and Bosnia Herzegovina, the game with Argentina on June 25 might becom...
Super Eagles Land In CampinasPublished: June 11, 2014
The Nigeria World Cup delegation landed on Tuesday evening at Guarulhos airport in São Paulo after a nine - hour flight from Miami. Soon after custom formalities were concluded, the squad was driven straight to its base camp, Vitoria Hotel Concept, Campinas.The Super Eagles will square off against Iran in their ...
Super Eagles To Have Open Workout On Friday AfternoonPublished: June 10, 2014
Estádio do Guarani otherwise known as Brinco de Ouro, where the Super Eagles will train during the World Cup, is finally ready after the organizers gave it a passmark on Tuesday.There were fears that the training pitch will not be ready for the tournament, but it was approved today by the Corpo de Bombeiros.If t...
Segun Odegbami Visits Eagles In USAPublished: June 10, 2014
On the eve of their departure to Brazil, retired Nigeria international Segun Odegbami visited the Super Eagles camp and was part of their training at Jacksonville.The former Shooting Stars forward said that he was motivated to watch the team at training because of the caliber of players in camp.Segun Odegbami was part ...
Vincent Enyeama Believes It Is Time For Africa To Win World CupPublished: June 10, 2014
Lille numero uno Vincent Enyeama has opined that African teams participating at the World Cup will pull their weight in Brazil.And he has picked Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana as the main flag-bearers that will represent the dark continent creditably.Speaking to reporters, the deputy Super Eagles skipper said : “...
Obi Mikel : Nigeria Could Win The World CupPublished: June 10, 2014
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel reckons that the Super Eagles will live up to their billing as African champions at the World Cup.The last time Nigeria qualified for the last 16 was 16 years ago, and including that game against Denmark, they have gone 7 matches without a victory.“Hopefully, we can see an ...
Iran Win Final Friendly Game Against Trinidad and TobagoPublished: June 09, 2014
Asia powerhouse Iran will go into their clash with Nigeria at the World Cup brimming with confidence following their 2 - 0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in Sao Paulo on Sunday evening. Iran coach, Carlos Queiroz, named a starting lineup that should be the same when they trade tackles with the Super Eagles next week.Ehsa...
Stephen Keshi Admits Odemwingie Had Bad Day At The OfficePublished: June 05, 2014
Stephen Keshi has admitted that Stoke City forward Peter Odemwingie had an off day against Greece at PPL Park (Chester, Pennsylvania) in the Super Eagles penultimate practice game prior to the World Cup.Only African Cup of Nations goleador, Emmanuel Emenike, had scored more international goals than Odemwingie in the st...
Greece To Field Reserve Team Against NigeriaPublished: June 03, 2014
According to estimation by Greece newspaper, Gazzeta, the National Team will start tonight’s friendly against the Super Eagles without their regulars, with as many as 10 reserve players expected to make the starting lineup.Rookie goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino, 20, could earn his second cap against the African champi...
Warri Wolves CEO, Owunmi : Inclusion Of Azubuike Egwuekwe Is A Welcome DevelopmentPublished: June 03, 2014
Warri Wolves supremo, Davidson Owunmi, was elated that his skipper Azubuike Egwuekwe has been named in the 23 - man squad.And the former top goalscorer in Nigeria’s First Division has stressed that the central defender deserves to be on the plane to Brazil on merit.Owunmi told the Nigerian edition of Soccer Ladum...
Agent Blasts Keshi Over Omission Of Ejike UzoenyiPublished: June 03, 2014
French agent Letrocquer Xavier, who brokered the deal that took Ejike Uzoenyi to Rennes, says he is surprised his client, whom he still represents, was omitted by Stephen Keshi when he announced his World Cup roster.The petite winger is in the form of his life and was widely acknowledged to be the best player for the S...
Andrea Pirlo Hails England Starlet Ross BarkleyPublished: June 02, 2014
Experienced Italy international Andrea Pirlo has showered praise on Ross Barkley, one of the midfielders that he could face at the World Cup as England are in the same group with the Italians.“I saw Ross Barkley play in the summer when we played Everton during a friendly in America. He made a big impression,&rdqu...
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