Taribo blows hot: Giwa has nothing to offer Nigeria football

Former Nigeria international Taribo West has described the lingering struggle for the soul of Nigerian football as an unnecessary battle that should be called off forthwith.
“Both sides are not sincere to themselves, whether Pinnick or Giwa. The war must stop so that we can move our football forward,” Taribo said.
But Taribo was impressed with the Pinnick-led board of the Nigeria Football Federation as the better of the two gladiators fighting for the leadership of Nigerian football. Said he, “Pinnick has been able to raise the credibility level in the manner things are run,” adding, “for the first time players allowances were paid in a major tournament without rancour. They have also brought a lot of investors to Nigeria football and incredible football summits to Nigeria. “We have seen FIFA delegates and CAF delegates in this country and they have raised the profile of Nigerian football internationally.”

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Ikeme Joins Eagles’ Crew After Seychelles Match

Retired international goalkeeper, Carl Onuoha Ikeme has been confirmed as a member of the Super Eagles’ coaching crew, but he will not start work with the team until after next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles.

This much was confirmed at the weekend by Eagles technical adviser, Genot Rohr, who said Ikeme will soon resume work as one of the team’s goalkeepers’ trainers.

However, Rohr said Ikeme will not be with the Eagles for their September 7 match against Seychelles, because the 10-hour flight from his base in England to the venue in Victoria would be too much for the leukaemia survivor.

Rohr, though, stated categorically that the former Wolverhampton Wanderers of England shot-stopper will join the Eagles’ crew for subsequent matches, as the Franco-German tactician. Read more at https://footballlive.ng/ikeme-joins-eagles-crew-after-seychelles-match/

German-Nigerian Defender Who Snubbed Rohr Named In Bundesliga Team Of The Week

German-born Nigerian defender Jordan Torunarigha has been recognized for his outstanding performance for Hertha BSC in their in their hard-fought 1-0 win over Nürnberg in the opening weekend of the Bundesliga.
 has picked its Team of the Week, with Torunarigha named amongst the four defenders in a 4-4-2 formation.
The 21-year-old was contacted by Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr to beef up his team ahead of the 2018 World Cup, only for him to reject the overtures of the German despite the lure of playing in the biggest stage.
In May 2018, he trained with Germany’s senior squad containing the likes of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Bayern Munich’s Jérôme Boateng ahead of their trip to Russia for the World Cup. Read more at https://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=29058

Done Deals: Two Super Eagles Strikers Complete Moves To Iraqi, Indian Clubs

Two Nigeria international strikers, Kingsley Eduwo and Bartholomew Ogbeche, have completed moves to Asian clubs.
Former Super Eagles Team B star, Eduwo, will be spending the remainder of the 2018-2019 campaign on loan at Iraqi Premier League side Al-Najaf FC from Tunisian outfit CS Sfaxien.
The 22-year-old represented Lobi Stars, Gateway United and Sunshine Stars in his homeland before he was acquired by CS Sfaxien in the January transfer window.
Indian Super League team NorthEast United have pulled off a transfer coup with the signing of free agent Ogbeche, who found himself unemployed at the end of last season after his contract was not renewed by Willem II.
The experienced frontman has played in the United Arab Emirates for Al Jazira Club back in the 2005-2006 season. Read more at https://www.allnigeriasoccer.com/read_news.php?nid=29059