Home » FOOTBALL (page 3)

FOOTBALL

Ighalo Retains Soft Spot For Watford

Changchun Yatai of China striker, Odion Jude Ighalo has admitted that he still holds a feeling of nostalgia for his former club, Watford, as he recalls the happy days he had with The Hornets during two years he spent with the club. Though the new honorary citizen of Calgary in Canada says he has no regrets over his move to ...

Read More »

Ogu Says Nigeria Will Be Better At World Cup

Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel midfielder, John Ugochukwu Ogu has raised another level of optimism heading into next year’s World Cup, as he says the Super Eagles will impress with every match they play before the global soccer showpiece in Russia. Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against Argentina, which the Eagles won 4-2 in Krasnodar, Russia, the former Academica ...

Read More »

Idowu Reveals Coach Who Wanted Him For Russia

Amkar Perm of Russia defender, Bryan Idowu has revealed that his Russian coach tried to stop him from switching allegiance to play for Nigeria, because the gaffer felt he would be an asset to the European nation’s national team. The utility player was born in St Petersburg, Russia, where his Nigerian  father (an architect) and his half-Nigerian-half-Russian mother (medical doctor) ...

Read More »

Uzoho Thanks God For Win Against Argentina

Deportivo La Coruna of Spain goalkeeper, Francis OdinakaUzoho has noted a divine angle to Nigeria’s stunning 4-2 win against Argentina on Tuesday, as the youngster, who got his Super Eagles debut as a half-time substitute during the game in Krasnodar, Russia, is giving thanks to Jesus for the historic result. While many Nigerians as well as the players and soccer ...

Read More »

Arkwright: Only England Can Stop Super Eagles

Great Britain’s high commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright has hinted that the only team he knows for now that can stop Nigeria from winning next year’s World Cup is England. Writing against the backdrop of the Super Eagles’ historic 4-2 spanking of Argentina on Tuesday, Arkwright stated on Tweeter that the Nigerian team sent a clear statement of intent towards ...

Read More »

Iwobi Uncovers Eagles’ Success Secrets

Arsenal of England star, Alex Iwobi has revealed more secrets of the Super Eagles’ glorious unbeaten run to the World Cup and their stunning 4-23 victory against Argentina in the Nigerian team’s first build-up match to next year’s Mundial. The former under-21 team captain at Arsenal says it is all about the strong level of bonding among the Nigerian players, ...

Read More »

Swedish Club Pick Ikidi As Best Player

Super Falcons defender, Faith Ikidi has been voted as the best player of 2017 by her Swedish club, Pitea IF. It is the third time the Nigeria defender will be picking the honour after previously winning it in 2011 and 2015. The former Bayelsa Queens player, who was part of the Falcons’ squad that won last year’s Africa Women Nations ...

Read More »

Balogun Returns With Fresh Injury Worries

SV Mainz 05 of Germany defender, Leon Adeyemi Balogun is heading back to his base with fresh worries over his fitness, as a relapse in his recent injury is said to have affected his form in Tuesday’s international friendly for Nigeria against Argentina. Though the Nigerian side went on to win the match 4-2 in Krasnodar, Russia, Balogun had to ...

Read More »

Musa Admits Pressure From West Ham’s Caoch

Leicester City of England attacker, Ahmed Musa has confessed that he is finding it difficult to turn down an offer from his former coach at CSKA Moscow of Russia, Leonid Slutsky, who wants the player to join him at Hull City. Though Musa reiterated that he does not want to play in England’s second-tier league, the Super Eagles’ star admits ...

Read More »

Minister Believes Nigeria Can Win 2018 World Cup

Sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung has joined in celebrating the Super Eagles’ 4-2 win against Argentina on Tuesday, and believes it is a sign that the team can win the 2018 World Cup. The minister admitted he was excited to the fullest and, while recounting how President MohammaduBuhari also celebrated the feat, enthused that victory at next year’s Mundial in ...

Read More »