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F Eagles’ Nwankwo joins Murcia

Posted: 9 May 2009 Time: 10:12

Nigeria junior international Obiora Nwankwo has signed for Spanish second division club Real Murcia on a one year deal.

Nwankwo, one of the standout members of a disappointing Flying Eagles team, told that he was looking forward to help the team return to La Liga when he officially joins them next season.   "I just sealed my deal with Real Murcia," Nwankwo said. "It is a one year contract, but I will not join them officially until next season."   The Wikki Tourists midfielder will not return to Nigeria however, but will stay in Spain to train with his new club and get used to his new team mates.   "I am very happy to be here and I hope that everything goes according to plan and I can do well for this team.   "I will stay here until the end of the season so I can get used to the people here.   "I hope to break into the first team when I start playing next season."   His immediate focus, however, is to be included in new coach Samson Siasia's squad to this year's African Youth Championships.   "I hope to be part of the team that will be going to the World Cup."

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posted: 12:39 pm
I don't mind Nigerian's junior internationals or even senior internationals going to 2nd flight clubs in major leagues in asmuch they play regularly week in week out.The idea of going to warm the bench in topflights clubs,especially the premier league that I find really irritating.Nwankwo more power to your elbow and the good good will surely grant u favour in your new club.
posted: 03:58 pm
good luck to you Nwankwo, i beleieve coach SiaSia believe in you as he has invited you to join the Flying Eagles team .

@BILLION is married to AMODU's daughter, i see them today at panily club accra .
posted: 05:03 pm
Hhhmmmmmm,it seems odd that guys like AYO and ENUGU are celebrating OBIORA's transfer to this mickey mouse club without giving it a second thought. Is this how low Nigerian football has fallen?.Look Obiora Nwankwo left his Nigerian club,WIKKI TOURISTS in the middle of the season to sign a one year deal with a lowly second division club in SPAIN, and to make matters worse, he claims he is not coming back home 'till further notice.He signed a one year deal which is very strange cos according to FIFA rule, a player can buy out his contract and leave if he got just one year left on his contract. This is the reason top teams in europe go into contract negotiation with their players when the player still have 18 months left on his contract.Again, since his contract dont start running 'till next season, how is he going to meet his financial needs while he is still over there, who is going to pay his salary, bonuses, accomodation, etc or is he being paid already even though his contract starts next season.I just hope that this is not another arrangee contract that will leave the player in limbo when things dont work out, but i really hope it works out real good for him.
posted: 05:16 pm
@sanchez.u&I know how Naija football has been so MESSD up by incompetent&self-centerd administrators. This is one of d reason that for our clubs to qualify for the group stages of CAF chp, we're already celebrating like a win. It wasn't like this before!...This causes players to jump at opportunities in Europe even though it's not really like what they would have expected.i do not blame Nwankwo.

@AYO.I aggree with u. I really think Nwankwo has what it takes to turn what seems like a trap in his career to a blossoming opportunity b/c of his talents &technique. Remember IKE UCHE? d guy spend only a few season in spain division 1 and got promotion to la then Athletico Madrid and Getafe were already lookin 4 him. This may just be Nwankwo's case.
posted: 06:02 pm
what kind of penalty did john utaka played today against blackburn? i think that will keep back to the iron bench.

blackburn 2 portmounth 0
posted: 06:22 pm
John Obi Mikel's cousin, Joel Chukwuma Obi has been named in the INTER MILAN squad to play Chievo on Sunday.He is one of the players from Inter's academy that may be integrated into the first team next season according to the special one. Coach SIASIA should keep an eye on this guy since he is still within the age limit.Infact he should invite the player and see if he fits into his plan. OBINNA NSOFOR will also be in the team for sunday's game.
posted: 07:09 pm
John utaka lost a penalty..some few heads wanted J Utaka in SE. The answer is already clear..
posted: 07:33 pm
@SANCHEZ Joel Chukwuma Obi is the causin of John Obi Mikel? ????????????????????????
posted: 07:41 pm
My Good Friend James: Penalty taking is not a yardstick for measuring the capacity of a player. Many great players have lost penalties in there career. Nicolas Anelka lost a penealty that denied all might Chelsea the CL, but he is still an important member of French National team and Chelsea. The worlds best player in the person of C Ronaldo missed penalty in last year's CL final in Moscow, still he was crown King of Soccer.
The word.
posted: 01:52 am
I'm happy 4 d guy, who knows he might be barca team soon.
posted: 11:49 am
Essien was naturally pleased with the strike, and explained why he had run over to John Mikel Obi to celebrate.

'I ran to Mikel because he told me I would score when we were having lunch. I said if I did I would run over to him and hug him.
Kola wole
posted: 09:32 pm

Kola wole
posted: 09:47 pm
posted: 11:41 am
Jose Mourinho, now Inter coach, signed 22-year-old midfielder John Obi Mikel while at Chelsea in 2006. The Nigerian international was recently told he would have to wait until the end of the season before discussing a new deal with the Blues and he is now flirting with Nerazzurri, according to Sport Mediaset.
Mikel will be out of contract at Stamford Bridge in 2011 and it is suggested that his agent, John Shittu, has already reached an agreement with the Serie A giants.

There are still small details that need to be sorted out but the talented midfielder has reportedly been offered a five-year deal and is said to be eager to move to Italy’s fashion capital.

Inter will have to open talks with the London outfit and are expected to table a bid of €15 million to secure his services.

Chelsea and Inter completed one trade during the winter transfer window as Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma moved to England on loan until the end of the season.
Kola wole
posted: 01:50 pm
What's going on kickoff? when will you guy's live up to expectation by bringing us fresh off the mill news? fro example, the two Uche brothers scored over the weekend, but no mention of this on kick off
The word.
posted: 06:52 pm
KO sucks!, Chelsea sucks!, Arsenal sucks! Barcelona cheater! ONLY MAN U.
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