The Kidnappers of Michael Obi, Mikel Obi's kidnapped father has demand 20 million naira ransom for his release. Nigerian police have recovered the car of the kidnapped father of Chelsea footballer John Obi Mikel, but the man's whereabouts remained unknown, his wife and police said Wednesday. "We got an intelligence report on where the car was and we recovered it, but we are still looking for the missing man," said Emmanuel Dipo Ayeni, police
Arsenal have agreed a transfer deal which will see Emmanuel Eboue join Turkish giants Galatasaray, it was confirmed Tuesday. The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international, who joined the Gunners in 2005, is heading to Turkey after seeing his playing opportunities at Arsenal become increasingly limited in recent seasons. “Arsenal have agreed terms with Turkish side Galatasaray for the transfer of Emmanuel Eboue,” a statement on Arsenal’s website read.
John Obi Mikel's brother admits he is still in the dark as to the whereabouts of their father, who has been abducted in Nigeria. Michael Obi has been missing since he left work on Friday afternoon in the Nigerian city of Jos. On Monday, Chelsea midfielder Mikel gave an emotional interview in which he pleaded for his father's safe return after his management team issued a statement confirming the abduction. Mikel's elder sibling, Nigerian Premier
(BBC Sport) Mikel played for Chelsea against Stoke City on Sunday despite being told that his father had gone missing. The Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi appealled for the return of his father, who has been abducted in Nigeria. Michael Obi has not been seen or heard from since he failed to return home from work on Friday in Jos. "John Mikel Obi's father was abducted in Nigeria on Friday," SEM Group said on Twitter. "I've always tried to help the
(BBC) Arsenal has confirmed agreement has been reached for the sale of midfielder Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona. Earlier reports indicate Arsenal and Barcelona have confirmed they have reached an "agreement in principle" over the sale of Cesc Fabregas to the Spanish club. It means the 24-year-old Gunners captain is set to return to the club he left as a 16-year-old in 2003. He will now discuss personal terms and undergo a medical on Monday.
Nigeria lost gallantly to France 2 - 3 in the ongoing Under - 20 World cup going on in Colombia. Nigeria Equalised, 10 seconds to the end of playtime to make it 1 - 1 and earn an extra 20 minutes of play. France scored twice, 3 - 1, while Nigeria pulled one back to make the match 3 - 2 at the end of extra time. France thus advances to the semifinals of the Under-20 World Cup. They will face Portugal in Wednesday's semifinal. Gueida Fofana
Enyimba fans were able to watch their side hold on to top spot in Group A with a 2-0 win over Raja Casablanca on Sunday. Nigeria's Enyimba earned their second win in the group phase of the African Champions League with a 2-0 victory over Raja Casablanca. The victory puts them clear at the top of pool A with seven points from three games so far. Al Hilal of Sudan can go level with Enyimba if they beat Cotonsport of Cameroon late on
Ghana's international fixture with Nigeria at Vicarage Road Stadium, London has been called off. Following the events in the United Kingdom, the Ghana Football Association delegation with the team were this afternoon informed of the decision by the match organisers. "We have just been informed by the match organisers about the latest decision calling off today's friendly with Nigeria at Watford," Executive Committee member, Randy Abbey confirmed to www.ghanafa.org.
(AFP) JOHANNESBURG: A showdown between Ghana and Nigeria near London is the highlight of 14 midweek friendlies involving African countries preparing for 2012 Cup of Nations qualifiers next month. Half of the 52 active African national teams will be in action from the Vicarage Road home of English second-tier club Watford to the new Zimpeto Stadium in Maputo, including seven among the top 10 on the FIFA rankings. South Africa host
Manchester United completed a dramatic comeback from two goals down at half-time to beat Manchester City 3-2 with a stoppage-time winner in the Community Shield at Wembley. Joleon Lescott gave City a 38th-minute lead with a towering header having beaten both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the air, before David De Gea allowed a fierce strike from Edin Dzeko to zip beyond his grasp as Roberto Mancini's side claimed a two-
(AP) Ahmed Musa and Olarenwaju Kayode scored a goal in each half as Nigeria defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 for its third straight victory at the Under-20 World Cup on Saturday. Both teams had already advanced to the knockout stage, but Nigeria avoided a meeting with Brazil by finishing first in Group D with nine points. Saudi Arabia was second with six points and will have to play the South American champion in the round of 16. Nigeria will meet
Nigeria defeated Croatia 5 - 2 to power their way into the u-20 World Cup Quarter Finals. John Obuh's Flying Eagles conjured up another five-goal performance as they swept past Croatia. Nigeria's Uche Nwofor came on as a substitute and scored twice in the 5-2 win over Croatia, but winger Ahmed Musa shined brightest in a field of shining Flying Eagles lights. The Nigerians needed a convincing win to dislodge Saudi Arabia,
THE junior national team, the Flying Eagles, on Sunday (today) defeated Guatemala in their opening game at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Colombia, in one of Group D matches. After 95″ of play the Flaying Eagles made the day by defeating the Guatemalan team by 5-0. As the game gets into 77″ Musa hits the Guatemala making the 5th goal for the Flying Eagles. Koyede hits the Guatemala’s net at the 53″ making it 4 for the F-Eagles. Ajagun
(BBC) The president of the Football Association of Malawi has warned Nigeria not to take the Flames lightly in 2014 World Cup qualifying. The Super Eagles are overwhelming favourites to win Group F which also features Seychelles or Kenya and Djibouti or Namibia. But Walter Nyamilandu feels Malawi are not short on experience and have the wherewithal to give the Nigerians a run for their money. "Nigeria are the favourites in this group but we're a
Nine-man Flying Eagles rounded off their pre-Fifa Under-20 World Cup with a 4-1 loss to Mexico at the Copa de la Republica tournament in Panama City on Friday night. Nigeria head coach, John Obuh, waxed philosophical again after the heavy defeat to Mexico. Obuh said: “It will be a disaster if we dwell on this match with the World Cup just around the corner.” The Nigerian U20s got off to a strong start inside 22 minutes through VVV-
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson is set to give another chance to striker Danny Uchechi after being impressed by his initial trial. Uchechi, who is a Nigeria Under-20 international, played 45 minutes of Posh's 3-2 victory over Notts County in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday. The former West Ham youngster is now likely to be given another chance to show his
(supersport.com) Former Nigeria captain, Mudashiru Babatunde Lawal, who died 20 years ago, will be honoured next month in London. Acting General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Musa Amadu said on Wednesday that the federation would invite Muda Lawal’s wife and two of his five children as special guests to next month’s international friendly between the Super Eagles and Ghana’s Black Stars at Vicarage Road in London.
(The Associated Press) Striker Peter Odemwingie has been recalled to Nigeria's squad after ending a public spat with coach Samson Siasia. Odemwingie was included in Nigeria's 22-man squad on Tuesday for next month's friendly against Ghana in London after making up with Siasia last week. The 30-year-old West Bromwich Albion striker was dropped for two games after leaving a training camp without permission, missing a 4-1 friendly win over
(AFP) Manchester City defender Gael Clichy admits his decision to leave Arsenal was motivated by the Gunners’ failure to turn their potential into prizes. Clichy had grown increasingly tired of Arsenal’s lack of a winning formula when silverware was on the line and last season’s woeful meltdown in the second half of the season was the final straw for the French left-back. Arsene Wenger’s side had been in the hunt for four trophies but finished
Luanda – The team of Interclube drew today before the Kaduna United of Nigeria by 1-1 in the first round of Group A of the Confederation Cup. After the goalless draw in the early part of the challenge, the hosts opened the score in 61 minutes through Ali, who took advantage of communication gap and neglect of the defensive line of Interclube with the goalkeeper Tsherry. Before the final whistle, the Angolan champions scored the equaliser, on