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Nigerian Players Rule Africa Again

From the mid 1990s to early 2000, Nigeria had a huge presence in Europe, with players like Daniel Amokachi, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, Finidi George, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha, Emmanuel Amuneke, Sunday Oliseh, Wilson Oruma, Victor Agali, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and several others, plying their trade for the biggest European sides. That was the era when Nwankwo Kanu (twice) and Victor Ikpeba won the African Footballer ... Read More »

Musa Scores, Clinches Russian League/Cup Double with CSKA

Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa Saturday completed the Russian league and cup double with his team CSKA Moscow as they defeated Anzhi on penalties in the cup final. Army team CSKA had last month toppled Zenit Saint Petersburg as champions of Russia. In Saturday’s cup final, Musa put his club ahead in the 10th minute, before Lassana Diarra equalised for Anzhi in the 74th minute. The ... Read More »

Mexico Friendly: We ‘ve Learnt Some Lessons – Keshi

…As Mexicans celebrate draw with Eagles About 98 percent of the 62,107 fans at the Reliant Stadium Friday night here were Mexicans. They made the friendly match between them and Nigeria a carnival. Outside the stadium, they formed groups, beating their drums, blowing Saxophones and trumpets to produce some tunes that delighted all including none Mexicans. They put up a show before the match and ... Read More »

Mexico Seek Scoring Form Against Nigeria

Mexico will be looking to end a streak of five consecutive draws when they face Nigeria at Houston’s Reliant Stadium in Friday’s friendly. Jose Manuel de la Torre’s team have not won since they defeated El Salvador 2-0 in October and with three World Cup qualifiers coming up in June, they need to find some winning form against Nigeria. Mexico have claimed just three points ... Read More »

Injured Moses Devastated aAs Eagles Train In Houston

Nigeria and Chelsea winger Victor Moses has said that he is devastated that he will be missing several matches with the Super Eagles in the coming weeks. Injury sustained in a Premier League game has ruled him out of upcoming matches for Nigeria starting with Friday’s friendly clash against Mexico in the United States. Moses expressed his disappointment just as the Eagles had their first ... Read More »

Bayern Replaces Man U ‘As mMost Valuable Brand’

Champions League winners Bayern Munich has taken over as the most valuable football brand in the world from Premier League club champions Manchester United. The 2013 list compiled by British company Brand Finance values the Bundesliga club at 860 million dollars – 23 million dollars more than United. The News Agency of Nigeria, quoting a report from dpa says Real Madrid, valued at 621 million ... Read More »

Champions League: Akpoborie, Iroha, Eguavoen Enliven Heineken Champions Planet

The UEFA Champions League 2012/13 season comes to a glorious climax tonight at the Heineken Champions Planet with the final match of the competition. Over a span of three months, visitors to the Heineken Champions Planet witnessed the proceeding of all the 44 matches in the knock out stage of the competition. Today, the first ever all-German final in the Champions League will hold between ... Read More »

Kenya bank on free-kick specialist against Eagles

Kenya coach Adel Amrouche is banking on Francis Kahata to reproduce the form that saw him grab a wonderful goal for the Harambee Stars in their first leg World Cup qualifying game against Nigeria. The Thika United forward’s stunning free-kick   beat  Super Eagles goalkeeper  Vincent Enyeama to help  his country pick up a point in their 1-1 draw in Calabar on March 23. Kahata, who ... Read More »

Mourinho To Leave Real Madrid At End Of The Season

MADRID – Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season after a turbulent three-year spell in charge of the Spanish giants, club president Florentino Perez confirmed Monday. “After the conversations we have had with our coach Jose Mourinho we have arrived at an agreement to end our working relationship at the end of this season,” Perez told a press conference. “The ... Read More »

David Moyes Meeting Manchester United Backroom Staff

David Moyes is holding talks with a number of Manchester United’s coaching staff on Monday after starting work at his new club in an unofficial capacity. It is understood the Scot is planning to meet goalkeeping coach Eric Steele and first-team coach Rene Meulensteen. He will also hold talks with others but does not plan to make drastic changes to United’s existing backroom team. Moyes ... Read More »

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