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Posted: 18 November 2009 Time: 8:58 pm

Enyimba claimed three points over Sharks in Port Harcourt to go to the summit of the Nigerian Premier League at the expense of Lobi Stars, who fell 1-0 to Ocean Boys.

Nonso Elias scored with a flying header as champions Bayelsa United fell to Enugu Rangers in the midweek’s live fixture on SuperSport.

Rangers struggled to find the back of the Bayelsa net, despite sustained pressure and a succession of fine chances, but Elias calmed nerves frayed to breaking point when bravely flew in to glance in a low cross.

Shooting Stars claimed only their second victory of the season, beating Kaduna United 3-1 with a brace of goals from Hakeem Adebisi and a third from Tope Orelope. Babangida Shuiabu scored Kaduna United's consolation.

Gombe United moved off the foot of the table with a 2-0 win over Champions League semifinalists Kano Pillars.

High-flying Warri Wolves went down 2-1 to Niger Tornadoes in Minna, Ranchers Bees were held 0-0 by Gateway and CAF Champions League finalists Heartland eked out a 1-0 win over Dolphins.

Zamfara United also played out a 0-0 draw with Wikki Tourists and Kwara United beat Sunshine Stars 2-0.

Results Rangers 1-0 Bayelsa 3SC 3-1 Kaduna United Tornadoes 2-1 Warri Wolves Ranchers Bees 0-0 Gateway Gombe United 2-0 Kano Pillars Sharks 2-3 Enyimba Ocean Boys 1-0 Lobi Stars Heartland 1-0 Dolphins Zamfara Utd 0-0 Wikki Tourists Kwara United 2-0 Sunshine Stars

Article by: Colin Udoh

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Anonymous
posted: 10:08 pm
Terim eyes for Amodu’s job
By The Sun Publishing
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
• Amodu

* More Stories on This Section

Former Turkey coach, Fatih Terim is ‘open’ to the idea of coming in as Technical Adviser for the Nigeria national team, as the country looks for support for current coach, Shaibu Amodu. Other names under consideration are Russia coach, Guus Hiddink and Republic of Ireland coach, Giovanni Trappatoni.

The last two are contingent on their respective countries failing to secure a spot in South Africa after the conclusion of the UEFA qualifying playoffs this Wednesday.

The Super Eagles qualified for the 2010 World Cup last Saturday, but Head Coach Amodu, who has a two and half year contract, has not enjoyed the support of the local media or the fans, and has been under fire for most of the qualifying campaign.
The situation led to the Nigerian government setting up a Presidential Task Force to help deliver the World Cup ticket.

With that is in the bag, it is understood that the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) have now been given a directive ‘from above’ to ensure that a ‘Technical Adviser’ is in place by December at the very latest.
The former AC Milan, Galatasaray and Fiorentina coach, is not only interested in the job, but has been suggested to the top hierarchy of Nigerian sports.
Terim boasts of an impressive CV in European football. The only black mark in his managerial career being his five-month stint at AC Milan.

In 1996, he qualified Turkey for the European championships for the first time in the country’s history.
Following Euro 96, where Turkey failed to win any game, he joined Galatasaray, and led them to four consecutive league titles, two Turkish Cup titles and the UEFA Cup in 2000.

With Fiorentina, he reached the Final of the Coppa Italia, eliminating AC Milan in the process and in his unhappy stint at Milan, he won the TIM Cup.
He returned to the Turkey job in 2005 and qualified them again for the Euros, this time, reaching the semifinal of Euro 2008.
But he was forced to resign when Turkey failed to even make it to the playoffs of the 2010 World Cup qualifier, finishing third, 15 points behind group winners, Spain and 4 points behind second-place Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Anonymous
posted: 10:51 pm
@BIAFRA LET TERIM GO AND SIT DOWN...IF HE WAS THAT GOOD WHY IS HIS COUNTRY NOT IN SA.2010.NOT EVEN PLAY OFF COULD HE LEAD THEM TO:

@BOB AND @SEGUN PLS CAN WE INVITE SHESHATA TO REPLACE AMODU NOW THAT EGYPT(AFRICAN CHAMPIONS..4 YRS RUNNING) HAVE NOW BEEN KNOCKED OUT OF 2010.... AM HAPPY YOU MENTIONED CAPELLO... I BELIEVE MADRID DID NOT SACK HIM JUST TO PLAY SECOND FIDDLE TO BARCA AS THE CASE WAS AFTER HIS SACK.... SOME OTHER PEOPLE(ENGLAND) PICKED HIM UP AND NOW THEY HAVE LANDED IN 2010... OK I GO BY U GUYS... PLS RECOMMEND A COACH THAT WILL REPLACE AMODU.... AND I WILL SHOW YOU A COACH THAT HAS WON ALL HE CONTESTED FOUR THROUGHOUT HIS CARRER::: GADIOLA?, WENGER?? ALEX? ANCELOTI?? SPECIAL ONE?? COMMON NAME HIM....
Anonymous
posted: 11:43 pm
Forumites.........Its typical of Amodu and the NFF to shy away from friendlies.The ones played all over the world by serious co world cup qualifiers the results you will see below.Ghana,CIV all played.Nigeria only play friendlies on paper.

*Watch for Nigeria's comment in the middle.

Internationals - Friendly Results Wed Nov 18,2009

Palestine 0 - 3 Tunisia

Iran 1 - 1 Rep. of Macedonia

Korea Republic 0 - 1 Serbia

Angola 0 - 0 Ghana

Montenegro 1 - 0 Belarus

Poland 1 - 0 Canada

Malta 1 - 4 Bulgaria

*Postp. Nigeria ? - ? Argentina

Denmark 3 - 1 United States

Austria 1 - 5 Spain

Germany 1 - 2 Ivory Coast

Holland 0 - 0 Paraguay

Italy 1 - 0 Sweden
Anonymous
posted: 11:43 pm
Forumites.........Its typical of Amodu and the NFF to shy away from friendlies.The ones played all over the world by serious co world cup qualifiers the results you will see below.Ghana,CIV all played.Nigeria only play friendlies on paper.

*Watch for Nigeria's comment in the middle.

Internationals - Friendly Results Wed Nov 18,2009

Palestine 0 - 3 Tunisia

Iran 1 - 1 Rep. of Macedonia

Korea Republic 0 - 1 Serbia

Angola 0 - 0 Ghana

Montenegro 1 - 0 Belarus

Poland 1 - 0 Canada

Malta 1 - 4 Bulgaria

*Postp. Nigeria ? - ? Argentina

Denmark 3 - 1 United States

Austria 1 - 5 Spain

Germany 1 - 2 Ivory Coast

Holland 0 - 0 Paraguay

Italy 1 - 0 Sweden
Anonymous
posted: 12:14 am
@kunle...dont mind the pro-amodu believers ,thats why am agitating for a foreign technical adviser.
if we had a foreign technical adviser,he would have made sure that the nigerian argentina match went ahead as scheduled,and NFF would have no choice but to grant him his wish.
AMODU is lulu's muppet,so long as AMODU is comfortable not playing friendly matches on fifa match free days and sees no reason doing so,what else can we say???
HECK, no foreign coach would allow a friendly to pass him by during fifa days for international friendlies[thats one the advantages of having a foreing coach].
unfortunately we have a coach who sits down and wait for the FA to tell him when and when not to play matches!
Anonymous
posted: 12:33 am
check out this link

http://goal.com/en/news/8/main/2009/11/18/1632929/germany-2-2-ivory-coast-podolski-strikes-at-the-death-to

But where is Nigeria broda
Anonymous
posted: 01:10 am
AMODU STAYS, BUT SHOULD BE ASSISTED, BY A GOOD TECHNICAL ADVISER, COS HE LACKS TECHNICS AND HE IS NOT READY TO GAMBLE BY TRYING NEW PLAYERS.....WHEN YOU ARE NOT READY TO TAKE RISK, ITS HARD TO BE SUCCESSFUL.
Don KELE
posted: 07:00 am
@Dynarchy4 and @Allstars,i'm stil surprised dat Amodu should stay,u guys are among the problems 9ja are facing,knowing the truth and running away from it. Who told u dat Amodu qualified 9ja 4 the WC? As far as i am concerned,Amodu never did,it was clearly out of his hands,there was just nothing he could do than to win against Kenya and leave the rest for God,if Tunisia won their match,we wont be talking rubbish here. @Allstars,i felt sorry 4 9ja football wen u said dat Amodu doesnt want 2 take risk by playing frendlies and injecting new players in2 d squad,if this squad wil be wat will represent 9ja next year,then i'm sorry 4 Nigeria. Cant Emmanuel Ekpo,Peter Utaka et'al be tested? Amodu MUST go.......THE BEST IS YET 2 COME!
Anonymous
posted: 11:59 am
Up super eagles!u will suprise the in Angola/south Africa
Anonymous
posted: 04:36 pm
I thaught this story is about Eyimba. If so what's the fuss about super eagles? Or people have sniffed their socks?
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