Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Adi hopes for Eagle's chance

Portland Timbers striker Fanendo Adi has spoken of his desire for another crack at the Super Eagles even as the Major Soccer League in the United States kicked off earlier this month.

Adi, who is the all-time top scorer for MLS franchise side Timbers, has played in all the games his side has been involved in before the international break with an assist to boot.

He joined Timbers from Danish side FC Copenhagen initially loan before making a permanent switch in 2014. Adi broke the franchise record with an impressive 46 goal which caught the attention of Samson Siasia-who was the Super Eagles coach at the time.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Eagles’ camp opens in Wroclaw

The camp of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles, will open in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of Friday’s international friendly against the Bialo-Czerwoni (White and Red) or Eagles, as the Senior National Team of Poland is known.

The two Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup –bound teams will trade tackles at the 43,000 –capacity Stadium Wroclaw on Friday, 23rd March 2018.

Nigeria’s 28 –man playing squad has been empaneled to also serve the purpose of the friendly against equally Russia 2018 –bound Serbia, at The Hive, London (home ground of Barnet FC and London Bees) four days later.

Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor confirmed to on Sunday that the Eagles would be staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Wroclaw.


Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Deportivo La Coruna, Spain); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Enyimba FC); Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United, South Africa)

Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Tyronne Ebuehi (Ado Den Haag, The Netherlands); Olaoluwa Aina (Hull City, England); Elderson Echiejile (Cercle Brugge KSV, Belgium); Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm, Russia); Chidozie Awaziem (Nantes FC, France); William Ekong (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey); Stephen Eze (Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria)

Midfielders: Mikel John Obi (Tianjin Teda, China); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Oghenekaro Etebo (Las Palmas, Spain); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel); Uche Agbo (Standard Liege, Belgium); Joel Obi (Torino FC, Italy)

Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Russia); Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Changchun Yatai, China); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Junior Ajayi (Al Ahly, Egypt); Gabriel Okechukwu (Akwa United)    

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Rohr invites Mikel, Onazi, Moses, 25 others for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has listed captain Mikel John Obi, midfielder Ogenyi Onazi and playmaker Victor Moses in his 28 –man squad to battle Poland’s fellow Eagles and Serbia in pre-FIFA World Cup friendly matches this month.

Home –based goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who stood between the pipes for the very crucial last four World Cup qualifying games (home-and-away to Cameroon, home to Zambia and away to Algeria), leads the goalkeeping section and will be joined by new boy Francis Uzoho and Daniel Akpeyi.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Taiwo Awoniyi impressing in Belgium - but his Liverpool future could rest on a friendly at Barnet

Found this piece on Liverpool Echo. Full credits to them..
This is the link to the original story-

I enjoyed reading it. I hope you do too.
He’s the Liverpool striker you probably don’t know much about.
Taiwo Awoniyi, though, hopes that is all about to change.
In fact, if the Reds youngster gets his way, he could soon have a chance to show the world what he’s all about.
Later this month, Nigeria will play an international against Serbia at Barnet. It’s a ‘friendly’ by name, but so much more in reality. For Awoniyi, it is potentially the biggest game of his young career.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Haggai congratulates NWFL and Rivers Angels.

The first ever Champions Shield in the history of NWFL came, saw and conquered on Sunday.

The Managing Director of  Zenith Sports, the parent company of Haggai Creations, Paul Maduakor was full of praise for the board of NWFL.

" It was indeed a well-organized match, from the entrance of the players to the pitch to the closing ceremony was like a mini world cup," he said.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Aigbogun invites 28 as Flying Eagles open camp

Head Coach of the U20 Boys’ National Team, Paul Aigbogun has called to camp 28 players as the seven –time African champions begin preparations for the qualifying series for 2019 Africa U20 Cup of Nations.

Enyimba FC’s Ikouwem Udoh, who won the Young Player of the Year award at this week’s AITEO-NFF Football Awards, has been called alongside Super Eagles B team –mates Peter Eneji and Nur Muhammed, as well as Nasarawa United’s Douglas Achiv, Akwa United’s Adesina Gata and Kano Pillars’ fleet –footed midfielder Alhassan Ibrahim.

Kano Pillars’ Nazifi Yahaya and MFM FC’s goalkeeper Ospino Egbe are also invited.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Match Day Nine Fixtures and League table.

Akwa lead the pile as we go into Match Day Nine of the 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League.

Here are this weekend's games and League table.

 Akwa United, MFM and Plateau United won't play this weekend because on continental engagements.

Teams who are to play them will rest this weekend. 

Yarmalight celebrate 10 years of existence.

All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.

Alhamdulillah today marks the 10-year anniversary of the creation of FC Yarmalight. It started with a dream, and I0 years later, the dream has culminated into a gargantuan reality.

The primary aim of initiating the original Yarmalight Football Academy was to polish young football talents with the view of offering them a future as professional football players.

Alhamdulillah, our sacrifice is paying dividends. We have succeeded in bringing up a cream of youth from scratch to full professionals, the team began from a non-league and have gone as far as the second stanza of Nigerian league(NNL). We have produced players up to international level with one of our players representing Nigeria in the victorious 2013 FIFA World Cup, a victory that earned him the National Honours of MON. We at FC Yarmalight will always be proud of that.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Weekend round-up: Eagles wobble to semis, Kwara United on thin thread and others.

So we huffed and puffed our way to the semi-finals of the CHAN tournament in Morocco. It was another come-from-behind win, we did it the hard way again.

We had to come from behind to beat Equatorial Guinea in our last group game and we made hard work of the quarter-final tie against the Palancas Negras.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

#NPFL18 Match Day Five Preview: Rivers United versus Enyimba

Rivers United will be gunning for a third consecutive home win in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) this season when they face Enyimba International in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

United have won on each of the last two occasions they have faced Enyimba in the NPFL in Port Harcourt and will be hoping normal service continues on Sunday.

Enyimba however look to be on a renaissance this term and won 1-0 against Nasarawa United in their last NPFL game on Thursday at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.

Stanley Dimgba scored the winner against the Solid Miners and he is likely to start against the ‘Pride of Rivers’ on Sunday, supported by a stellar cast that includes Stephen Chukwude, Chinedu Udeagha and fearsome attacker, Chinonso Okonkwo who makes a return to his old stomping ground.

Okonkwo is a darling in Port Harcourt having played his part as United punched above their weight to finish as runners up behind Enugu Rangers in the NPFL two seasons ago.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Nigeria v Equatorial Guinea- Highlights.

Nigeria came from a goal down to beat Equatorial Guinea 3-1 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the CHAN tournament in Morocco. The Eagles fell behind in the first half but rallied back to hit three past their opponents to top the group ahead of Libya who also beat Rwanda 1-0 to come second behind Nigeria. Here are some of the highlights from the game last night.

Monday, January 22, 2018

My wife, secret behind my goals-Obaje.

Searching for more goals for FCIU

FC Ifeanyiubah striker Godwin Obaje has started the league with a bang as he scored his third goal in as many games as he helped the Nnewi side beat Kwara United 2-0 in a week three game of the Nigeria Professional League on Sunday.

Obaje has scored in all the games his side has played this season as he is looking like the striker that won the top scorer award in the 2015/16 season when he banged in 18 goals.

He scored on matchday one against Yobe Desert Stars before another goal in the 2-1 away loss to Niger Tornadoes. Obaje opened the scoring for in Sunday’s game before going off injured.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Match Day 3 results of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League.

Match Day 3 results of the 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League.

First loss for Plateau United and Niger Tornadoes as well as first wins for Rangers and Nasarawa United while Kwara United were condemned to their third straight defeat in as many games