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Pelican Stars to return

Posted: 22 July 2011 Time: 15:47

Women football fans in Nigeria will soon see the return of Pelican Stars to the top of the Nigerian football ratings if the words of Basil Obertan are anything to go by. 

Basil Obertan is the Cross Rivers State Sports Commissioner and he assured KickOffNigeria.com that plans are in top gear to change the fortunes of the former Nigeria League and FA Cup Queens, Pelican Stars.   "We know that for a very long time Pelican Stars gave the Falcons and Falconets most of the players they used to performed well at the World Cup and Olympic Games so Nigerians know that Pelican Stars helped in no small way to make the Falcons the force they are today," Obertan said.   "The club did not die as such. Yes, we have not done as well as we should have or as well as before but these are the days of rebuilding and we have them in our plans."   "We still have members in the national teams and I know we are not below average. We will still come back to where we were before and that is a promise to fans of the club," Obertan enthused.   Pelican Stars won the Nigerian FA Cup five times in 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2002 while they got the League six times in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005. 

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Game147
posted: 04:22 pm
Excellent. We need more clubs to rejuvenate like pelican Stars to create perfect competition. Sponsors wanted !!!!!!!.
above
posted: 05:14 pm
please we need urgent attention to Pelican Stars because you have set the record and do not fall your hand. I want Ghana Football Boss Kwesi to be ashamed because Nigeria Ladies will always be on top of Ghana lesbians and homosexuals. hahahahah. Sorry ODOYEWU people but I heard that your parliament want to legalize Homosexual in Ghana. Gods anger will soon visit you like Sodom and Gomorrah. MUGU people
Anonymous
posted: 05:39 pm
Pelican stars were a solid team in the past. Even till present. Do we really have much women football fans in Nigeria? Let me not go to the male yet. The female fans in our country don't cheer their female team. I could recall during Female women world cup our female supporters hardly watch their dear team play at least to cheer them up. Instead most of them tune into Home Video. No matter how sorry the state of football is we should encourage them.I turn into sports dailies& I hardly read any news about the female league. Its been yrs I saw the league table of the Nig Female league. KON can also do us a favor to give us week in week out update on the Female professional league
Tartan
posted: 09:56 pm

Nigeria name FEagles WC squad

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 19:28

Nigeria U-20 coach John Obuh has named his final squad for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup which begins in Colombia next week.

A host of players from the silver-winning 2009 U-17 World Cup team made the 21-man squad, including skipper Ramon Azeez, who won the Bronze Ball at the tournament and Supersub Sani Emmanuel, who took home the Golden Ball.

Also included are a host of players from this year's African Youth Championship which the Flying Eagles won.

There was no place however for local stars Gbenga Arokoyo, Kelly Godwin and Chidi Osuchukwu.

Nigeria play Guatemala in their opening game on July 31 before meeting Croatia on August 03 and Saudi Arabia three days later.

Four countries will represent Africa at the youth international including Cameroon, Egypt and Mali.

FULL SQUAD

Goalkeepers
Danjuma Paul (Nasarawa United), Kazim Yekini (Kwara United), Gideon Gambo (Sharks)

Defenders
Kenneth Omeruo (Standard Liege/Belgium), Chiemezie Mbah (Warri Wolves), Gani Ogungbe (Gateway FC), Emmanuel Anyanwu (Enyimba), Terna Suswan (Vitoria Setubal-Portugal), Felix Odoh (First Bank Lagos)

Midfielders
Philemon Daniel (Kwara United), Abduljaleel Ajagun (Dolphin), Sani Tahir (Vejle-DEN), Ramon Azeez (Almeria-SPA)

Strikers
Ahmed Musa (VVV Venlo-Netherlands), Uche Nwofor (Enugu Rangers), Bright Ejike (Sharks), Olanrewaju Kayode (Asec-Cote d'Ivoire), Sani Emmanuel (Lazio-Italy), Omo Ojabu (Dolphin), Terry Envoh (Sharks), Egbedi Edafe (unattached)

Coach: John Sam Obuh

Source:http://www.africaplays.com/confederation/news/entry;7181.html
Tartan
posted: 10:44 pm
‘Ehiosun now on bigger shop window’

Nigeria international striker Ekigho Ehiosun is now on a bigger shop window after his loan switch to Turkish club Samsunspor, according to his agent.

Samsunspor shelled out 250,000 Euros to Warri Wolves for the all-action striker, who will earn 35,000 Euros as monthly salary and be entitled to a free house and car during his 10-month stint at the club.

The player’s agent, Emmanuel Omijeh, told MTNFootball.com that Samsunspor will be a launch pad for Ehiosun in Europe.

“When he performs well in this club and eventually Nigeria qualify for the Olympics and he makes the team, his rating would surely soar and he will attract bigger clubs in Europe,” said Omijeh, who accompanied Ehiosun to sign the dotted lines in Turkey.

“He also again has the chance to continue to be invited by the Super Eagles which also depends on his performances with Samsunspor. This is our plan for the player and we don’t want to rush things for now.

“The player has the talent and with the support of everybody around him, he will do well in Europe.”

The agent praised Nigeria coach and Warri Wolves chairman, Amaju Pinnick, for facilitating the striker’s transfer.

“Siaisa recommended the player to the club. The club had to seek for clearance as regards the efficiency of the player as a national team player and Siasia gave high recommendations. The club chairman Pinnick was also very proactive to make this happen,” revealed Omijeh, who doubles as the president of University Sports League (USL).

“What most concerned Pinnick is the future of the player. We don’t want Ehiosun to join a team that he would be warming the bench and won’t get the chance to play. We also don’t want a situation where his release for national teams will be a problem hence the need for a cordial relationship with the Turkish club.

“We are not after quick money now because the player is young and has a promising future.” Omijeh said he and the player were well received in Turkey.

“We were warmly received and Ehiosun has vowed to do everything to lift the club,” Omijeh disclosed.

Source:http://africanfootball.mtnfootball.com/live
Teebuz
posted: 04:40 am
Mexico thrash FEagles in Panama

The Mexican U-20 team came from behind to spank nine-man Nigeria 4:1 at the four-nation pre-World Cup tournament in Panama City on Friday.



It was Nigeria's final game in the friendly tournament, and their second straight defeat after a 2:0 loss to Portugal two days ago.



VVV Venlo striker Ahmed Musa gave the Flying Eagles the lead in the 22nd minute, but midfielder Diego De Buen equalised for the Mexicans in the 34th minute. Forward Alan Pulido then gave Mexico the lead in the 41st minute to take a 2:1 lead into the break.



The North Americans doubled their advantage when Ulises Davila struck in the 58th minute, before Pulido added his second of the Friday night encounter (early Saturday morning Nigerian time) to cap a fine day at the office for Mexico.



Two Nigerians were sent off in the 66th and 79th minutes of the game.



Nigeria finish last regardless of the outcome of the final game of the competition between hosts Panama and Portugal.


Source: Africaplays.com
Philosopher`
posted: 05:17 am
whats really happening to our flying eagles? To be honest, i'm still shock at this. 4-1? Gasssh! Why is like this? The future of super eagles lies withing this team.

I'm begining to cast doubt on this squad. The expectation is too high.
Philosopher`
posted: 05:20 am
why is it like this? My bad.
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Mega
posted: 06:59 am
GREAT RECORD! GREAT TEAM!! BAD MANAGEMENT!!!


Peace
Seye Ukr
posted: 07:13 am
Ideye Brown on fire again with 2 goals
Anonymous
posted: 08:59 am
Al the club in Cross River is death. Unicem Rovers, polican and anatigha what his goin on is it mismanagement? Pls the state gov should do something.
Anonymous
posted: 09:02 am
Ideye is a hitman 4 goal in 2 match if i'm correct. Pls sia1 let give him a try.
icethug
posted: 09:44 am
ITS BETTER TO LOSE ALL OUR WARM UP MATCHES TO THE U20 WORLD CUP AND DO WELL IN THE TOURNAMENT PROPER, WINNING ALL AND SUNDRY IN WARM UP FOUR NATION TOURNAMENTS GIVE YOU A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY, I FEEL SO SORRY FOR GUATEMALA IN OUR OPENING MATCH, I WONT BE SURPRISED IF MEXICO AND PORTUGAL DO NOT PASS THE FIRST ROUND, WATCHING THE MATCHES SO FAR, OUR BOYS HAVE BEEN REALLY RELAXED AND DID NOT EXERT TOO MUCH ENERGY AND ALLOWED THE BALL TO DO MOST OF THE RUNNING, THE MEXICANS AND PORTUGESE TOOK THIS TOURNAMENT LIKE A DO OR DIE AFFAIR AS IF IT WAS THE TOURNAMENT PROPER. WE WILL DO WELL WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE. ALL WE NEED TO DO IS CONVERT OUR CHANCES AS FROM WHAT I SAW, OBUH STILL DOES NOT HAVE HIS STARTING ELEVEN, BUT ITS SHAPING UP.
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