Ikechukwu Uche was pleased at ending his mini – goal drought in Villarreal’s win over Cordoba, and has urged his teammates not to put their foot off the pedal in subsequent games.
“A striker always wants to score, so the goal has given me peace, but I’m not obsessed about scoring. The important thing is to help the team and work towards achieving the victory.
National U/23 male football team coach, Samson Siasia has expressed confidence with the quality displayed in the screening process by some players in the Dream Team VI camp.
The Nigeria Football Federation have denied reports that they have agreed terms on a new contract with out-of-contract Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi.
News has been making the rounds that Keshi will sign a new one-year contract worth N84million at N7million per month, but the NFF have moved swiftly to dispel such reports.
Ahead 2015 All Africa Games
National U-23 coach, Samson Siasia said he has plans to build a more ‘comprehensive’ team for Nigeria ahead of the 2015 All Africa Games and 2016 Olympic Games.
The ‘Dream Team’ as the U23’s are called, have been screening players in Abuja in preparation for the qualifiers for their competitions, and Siasia says he is looking at building a very comprehensive team.
Ghana international, Asamoah Gyan believes there is no player more deserving of the African Footballer of the Year award than himself.
The Al Ain striker has been nominated for the prestigious award after recently being selected as the Best Foreign Player in Asia.
Ahead of the 2014 Copa Lagos kick-off, Super Sand Eagles are expected to commence intensive training on Wednesday in Badagry, Lagos.
Disclosing this, the Coach of Super Sand Eagles, Adamu Ejor, said:
Heartland have concluded arrangements to retain no fewer than 28 players from the last season squad.
Media officer of the Owerri-based side, Cajetan Nkwopara made this disclosure to Sporting Champion in Owerri on Monday.
NFF’s Director of Competitions, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said on Monday that the Federation is working assiduously to arrange friendly matches for six-time African champions, the Flying Eagles.
The leadership of the Nigeria Football Coaches Association has announced that the 2014 Annual General Congress of the Association will be held on December 29, 2014 in Abuja.
Coach Samson Siasia has lauded the quality of the players in the Nigeria U-23 team training camp in Abuja.
Siasia said many of those especially from the academies and the Premier League have shown hunger and zeal to do the nation proud in the various competitions the team will be involved in next year.