Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Casillas hails healthy De Gea competition

Spain captain Iker Casillas believes David de Gea is "no longer a future prospect but a strong contender" to play in goal for the national team at Euro 2016.

Porto goalkeeper Casillas has been the country's first-choice keeper since 2002 but De Gea is considered favourite to start after a solid season for Manchester United.

"De Gea is no longer the future but a strong contender," Casillas told Cadena Cope radio.
"It's clear that all of us that are here, we think that we can play.


Nigerian football icon Stephen Okechukwu Keshi died suddenly in the early hours of Wednesday in Benin, Edo state

According to a statement from the family “Stephen Keshi CON has gone to be with his wife”. His wife of 35 years died Dec 2015.

Atletico expect Simeone to stay put

Atletico Madrid are confident that coach Diego Simeone will remain at the club next season despite speculation about his future.
The Argentine said after his side's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid last month that he needed time to consider his options and Spanish media reports have linked the 46-year-old with the vacant coaching position at Paris St Germain.

Sissoko reveals desire to join Arsenal

Moussa Sissoko has confirmed that he wants to leave Newcastle United this summer and admits he would welcome a move to Arsenal.
The 26-year-old was part of the Newcastle side that suffered relegation from the Premier League this season, but the midfielder has no plans to play in the Championship next term.

Ibra: I look up to Beckham...…lauds 'cool' Mourinho

It’s difficult to envisage Zlatan Ibrahimovic looking up to anyone - but believe it or not, he does have a role model in football.
The 34-year-old is making a ‘big announcement’ on Tuesday, although it’s widely expected to be the introduction of his new clothing range, rather than confirmation of a move to Manchester United.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Siasia blames defence for U-23 woes

Head Coach of the Nigeria U-23 football team, Samson Siasia has identified the defence department as the weak link in his team following an unimpressive outing at the just concluded 4 -Nation Suwon Invitational Tournament in Korea Republic.
Speaking at the post match press conference after his boys ended the invitational with a 3-1 defeat of Honduras yesterday, Siasia said his team has learnt a lot from the tournament.

NPFL, NNL Results, Fixtures

K. Pillars               1-0          Plateau
Heartland            1-2          Rangers
El-Kanemi            2-0          Wolves FC
Ikorodu                                0-1          Wikki
Sunshine             1-1          A. Warriors
3SC                        3-0          Akwa Utd
Rivers Utd           1-0          Lobi Stars
Nasarawa            2-1          Enyimba
Tornadoes          2-1          I. Ubah

Monday, 6 June 2016

Results with Video Highlights

Korean Tournament: Denmark Hammer Nigeria 6-2
A pathetic Nigeria Olympic team suffered its second straight defeat at the Suwon Int'l Tournament in South Korea losing 2-6 to Denmark this morning.

Nigeria had earlier lost 0-1 to hosts Korea in the opening match of the pre-Olympics tournament, reports.

Transfer Gossip

Radja Nainggolan Confirms Chelsea Approach
Radja Nainggolan has confirmed Chelsea have approached Roma to discuss a potential transfer, but is adamant the move is by no means done just yet.

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is reportedly keen to lure the Belgium international to Stamford Bridge ahead of next season, having previously attempted to sign him while at Juventus.