Reading midfielder, Hope Akpan has revealed that he has resumed full training, and he will be stepping up his bid to return to the first team of the Championship outfit in a reserve match next week.
The Nigeria international has received green light from the club’s medical staff to return to practice after picking up a shoulder injury while on international duty back in November.
Nigerian officials continued to make good impression at the 30th Africa Cup of Nations, with NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick and two others already selected to play key roles in Thursday’s second semi final of Africa’s flagship championship on-going in Equatorial Guinea.
Kano Pillars coach, Okey Emordi has praised the League Management Company for their efforts in organizing the 2015 Super 6 tournament.
The tournament, which is usually for the four clubs representing Nigeria in continental competitions, was expanded to six teams this year, with the national U23 and U20 teams included to aid their preparations for the All Africa Games qualifiers and Africa Youth Championship respectively.
By Olawale Quadry
The invitational tournament was surrounded with few controversies from some quarters, some persons didn’t agree with the competition name for reasons best known to them, some tagged it Super 4, Super 6 and LMC Pre-season tournament.
Post match press conference
I stand to be corrected; I don’t think we have had a post match conference in the history of Pre-season games before this present one. I think the LMC deserve some thumps up for that.
Spanish La Liga side, Levante have announced the capture of former Almeria and Espanyol forward, Kalu Uche on a short term deal.
Nigeria international, Godfrey Oboabona has said he is delighted to return to action after he recovered fully from knee surgery.
The versatile defender returned to full training with his Turkish team Rizespor a week ago and featured in a Turkish cup game at Adana Demirspor, which they drew 1-1.
Nigeria striker, Shola Ameobi has reunited with his former boss at Newcastle United Alan Pardew after he completed a move to Crystal Palace.
The ex-Newcastle United ace sealed a deal to play for Crystal palace till the end of the season as a free agent.
Qatari club, Al Arabi have tabled a bid for Inter Milan’s Nigerian midfielder, Joel Obi.
The offer has, however, been rejected by the 18-time Italian champions on the grounds that it does not match their valuation of the player.
Nigeria international, Ogenyi Onazi has said that he wishes to repeat a Coppa Italia conquest this season.
Onazi first won the Coppa Italia with Lazio in the 2012/2013 season.
Despite winning all their games so far at the ongoing Super 6 tournament and subsequently topping the log, which has put them in firm position to win the mini-tournament, Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba has ruled out any form of complacency in his team.