Friday, 30 March 2012

‘Oladinho’ hopes to follow Torres’ step in Madrid

Atletico Madrid player Olaitan Otubanjo popularly known as ‘Oladinho’ says he hope to follow the footsteps of former Atletico Madrid players Fernando Torres and Kun Aguero both playing at top clubs in England and he wish to join one of the best clubs as well if he consider leaving Atletico Madrid in the future.

Olaitan has passion for Brazilian playmaker Ronaldihno but admitted he has a lot to do if he’s to reach the level of the former Barcelona super star. As with most Nigerian players, he is technically very good and has superb ability with the ball.

“In my club (Atletico Madrid) the supporters still love Torres because of his commitement, I always feel great as well, I always feel like living like such player so that the fans can have me in their minds,” said Otubanjo.

“There are lots of players that have played and be great in Madrid but Torres and Aguero are so exceptional, they love them. I really need to work harder because I am already living on the dream of those players, I mean to play at the best club in Europe if I will leave this club one day. 

“I know everything is with time, and I believe that my own time will surely come for good. Yes, I am still young and learning everyday and the future is always bright for me only if I know what I am doing in this team. 

The Dream Team V star is blessed with pace, vision, trickery, agility and the uncanny knack of being able to find space in the box, Otubanjo is an excellent young talent that can hit the world like Chelsea striker Fernando Torres.
“Torres is playing for Chelsea, a top club in England after committing himself to Athletico Madrid and Liverpool, I wish to join a club like Chelea in the future but for now, I am Atletic Madrid for life,” he concluded.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

OSINACHI Daniel eyes quick recovery

Former Sunshine Stars of Akure striker Osinachi Daniel is eyeing a quick return to active football after been out of action for over six months due to knee injury that is threatening his ambitious football career.

The FC Turkur of Finland star is blessed with pace, vision, trickery, agility and the uncanny knack of being able to find space in the box but injury has brought him back to Nigeria due to Finland weather where he’s currently training with Sunshine FC for his rehabilitation.

The powerful striker has been a big loss for the Turkur team this season after picking up the injury last year during a league match.
“I am not happy with the states of my recovery,” Osinachi lamented.
“It was a bad injury so I need to recover properly to be strong again.

“I was permitted to comeback home for my rehab thinking that I will have much time on it but to my greatest surprise the injury is getting worsen and it’s baffles me every seconds.

Surprisingly, despite his lack of playing active football, there are lots of offers waiting him in China, Belgium and Qatar and these clubs are ready to make huge investment on him even with the injury but the Portharcourt base star reveals that he’s eager for quick recovery to show the clubs a sense of belonging in the deals.

“I have not been paid any allowances in my club and it seems I am parting ways with them once I am recovered, already I have clubs waiting for me in China, Belgium, Sweden and Qatar but I have nothing to say for now because I m not happy with situation of things right now. I have missed lots of actions and it baffles me.

“I came back to Nigeria because of the Finland weather and with the hope that I will back soon and that is why I’m training with Sunshine FC my former club. I can’t really say the course of the setback even though I am training on artificial pitch compare to Finland pitch but I have play on this pitch before so I can’t really say this is the cause but I am seeing doctors next month in China to know the next steps.

“The pains is not bearable anymore, I felt it badly, but I believe my God is alive, he will surely recover me.Osinachi has the tricks in the bag all good striker needs, speed, ability to turn on a dime, creativity, flair and a great cross and he cannot wait to return to active football.

HARUNA tasks Keshi for Eagles return

Dynamo Kiev midfielder, Haruna Lukman says he cannot wait for a return to the Super Eagles team and has woo the chief coach of the Super Eagles team Stephen Keshi to give him a call into his team that will play Malawi and Peru for 2014 World cup qualifiers and friendly game respectively.

The former Golden Eaglets captain has featured in all national team soccer stages and his last revelation was a chance to the 2010 World cup where the team could not win a match before crashing out of the tournament and since then, Haruna’s chance in the senior team was limited even when his former boss Samson Siasia was appointed and shut the former Monaco star out of his team.

But despite his good and bad records in the national team, Haruna still dream of making it big in the green white green jersey and has pleaded to Keshi for a chance to prove more in the team.

“I still consider myself as part of the Super Eagles team,”Haruna reveals exclusively.

“I know the coach is trying to rebuild the team and have a formidable squad that can do the job, but notwithstanding, I can still make an impact if the coach calls me to serve.
“I enjoy every bit of my career in the national team and I still want more.

AKINSOLA dreams La Liga action

Cardiz CF forward rave of the moment Kabiru Akinsola has refuse to restrict his dream of playing in one the best league as his rising form could land him in the Spanish top divison in the summer.

The gangling winger, currently on loan to Cardiz from Granada, has been in hot-form in the Spanish second tier and his goals have gotten on noticed. He slapped his fellow countrymen with hat-trick against Almeria B that paraded Flying Eagles stars Azeez Ramon and Stanley Okoro.

And a return to Granada in the summer is on the card only if the club remains at the top league but apart from that, there are other clubs in La Liga that are already making offer for the player who has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season and currently the joint top score in the segunda B in Spain

“I may return to Granada in the summer if the club still remain in La Liga,” Akinsola reveals exclusively.

“I am enjoying myself self here but if Granada call for my service, I will gladly be there but if not I may join another club in La Liga in the summer but what my focus now is consistent playing.

"I know this form will take me to the highest stage of my career. I can’t stop improving whether I score or not, I just need to continue the good work for my club and place my statistic in a different way at the end of the season. I am aware of the suitors but I don’t have a say for now.