CHELSEA midfielder, John Obi Mikel, was named the English Premier League African Player of The Month for December.
The Super Eagles midfielder beat out competition from West Ham United’s Alex Song and Southampton’s Sadio Mane to claim the award.
The Awards Director, Tunde Adelakun, admitted it was tough decision to determine who the winner would be.
NIGERIAN defender, Dominic Iorfa has sealed a contract extension with English Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers till 2017.
According to Birmingham Mail, the 19-year-old son of an ex-international and Lobi Stars vice chairman, Dominic Iorfa will now stay at the club till summer of 2017 following his impressive display since joining the main team.
A Wolves Academy product has a further year’s option on the new deal.
STRUGGLING Turkish club Sivasspor are set to offload former Nigeria U17 World Cup star Macauley Chrisantus as he has failed to live up to expectations.
The 24-year-old Chrisantusa joined Sivasspor in the summer from Spanish second division side Las Palmas.
FLYING Eagles head coach, Manu Garba, has handed Croatia-based Theophilus Solomon an invitation to the team as they prepare for the Africa Youth Championship (AYC) in March.
Mikel named EPL best AfricaWARRI Wolves have announced the loan deal of former Enyimba striker Ifeanyi Ede will not be extended after it ended last season.
Wolves spokesman, Moses Etu disclosed Ede has left the club for greener pastures and wished him well having played for us on loan last season.
Ex-Enugu Rangers star Ede featured for Nigeria at last year’s CHAN in South Africa.
Golden Eaglets head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has stated that besides his boys emphatic win against Super Lion Football Academy, he was more than happy with the output of his players during the training match played in Abuja.
Amuneke is trying to raise a formidable squad that should be able to equal the feat recorded by the 2013 set which conquered the world in the United Arab Emirates and the team has started taken shape after the conclusion of the recently held open screening aimed at solidifying the team that qualified the nation for the CAF U17 Championship slated for Niger Republic.
“There’s no more stimulating activity than that of the mind, and there’s no more exciting adventure than that of the intellect. Mankind has always received keen enjoyment from the mental gymnastics required in solving a riddle”
– William Huntington Wright
There is a maxim which says “if a road is good enough, then it is worth passing as many times as possible” – this is the case of the former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia. If you mention one coach who has actually lifted age – grade soccer in Nigeria, then; you can count on the Bayelsa born soccer tactician, having done so well across the continent and the world at large.
“We cannot prevent the blackbirds of evil from flying over our heads, but we can prevent them from building their nests in our heads”. – Chinese proverb
We pray that the year 2015 will usher in new things, ideas, and administrative qualities in the Glasshouse and also usher in professional coaching to the Super Eagles of Nigeria unlike we witnessed in 2014 that had brought our football to a laughing stock within Nigeria and the comity of soccer nations.
Nigeria started 2015 in 43rd place with 654 points on the ranking table of world football governing body FIFA, which was released on Thursday.
FIFA’s ranking table, placed on its website, showed that Nigeria did not move away from the position it was in the December 2014 ranking.
Nigeria striker, Shola Ameobi is looking forward to a sensational return to Newcastle United after he ended his sojourn at Turkish second division team Gaziantep BB prematurely.
The 33-year-old was released by ‘The Magpies’ in the summer and joined the Turkish team despite interest from MLS and Australian clubs.