Monday, 16 April 2012

Dortmund, Levante join race to sign AKINSOLA

Former Nigeria U-17 winger, Kabiru Akinsola has remain the subject of transfer speculations over some months as Bundesliga giant Borrusia Dortmund and La Liga outfit Levante are ready for war over the signing of the highly rated player in Segunda B in Spain. 

Reports reaching us suggests that the lanky forward who is on loan to Cardif CF from La Liga team Granada could be sign by one this two clubs if the Granada president accept the offer worth around $6m and Akinsola who is dreaming of playing in La Liga refuse to speak on the speculations.

The Nigeria international has been a star performer in Spain, helping his club to top spot in the table. With a number of European clubs thought to be keen on the winger, Akinsola has revealed his admiration for La Liga.

EMENIKE: My goals will lift Spartak to Champions League

...denies Liverpool, Spurs link

In-form Spartak Moscow striker Emmanuel Emenike has denied some reports in the media linking him to English Premier League clubs Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea for a summer move due to his goal scoring spree, having scored his 12th league goal last weekend to lift Spartak to second position on the table for a place in UEFA Champions League next season only if the club maintain the position with few games to end the season.

It was reported last week that Emenike was wanted by top clubs in England and Spartak Moscow dangled €25m on their top man but Emenike who has the target of playing in next season’s UEFA Champions League games reveal authoritatively that he has no plan to quit the Russian club for now and does not consider playing in England for now but will prefer Spain.

“I have not heard anything like that from my club and I don’t think I am ready to leave this club now,” Emenike declared in an exclusive chat.
“I understand the fact that when you are at your peak form and you are helping your club to move ahead and when your name is all over the news due to one thing or the other, there will be news and be speculations, even some people will use your name to make money but no matter what I thank God for everything but I am not ready to leave Spartak.

"My focus is how to score more goals and lift my club to compete in UEFA Champions League. I have what it takes to lift this team and to play in one of the most prestigious football tournament.

When asked if he had ever consider playing in England before, he said: “I think it is the most attractive league in the World and I do watch some of their matches, I watch Chelsea, Manchester and Liverpool games but I never have the mind of playing in either clubs for now. I don’t know what may happen tomorrow but I am so committed to Spartak Moscow, they love me here and I wish to keep giving my best for the club.


Super Eagles chief coach, Stephen Keshi is set to recall Michael Odibe back to the national team with the player’s current form and confidence which he can bring something spectacular to Super Eagles back four in the next 2013 Nations Cup qualifiers according to a source in the glass house.

Undoubtedly, Odibe has grown far in confidence and his terrific work rate is exciting at the moment, not only for his goal scoring ability but his consistent playing on the pitch which has attracted big suitors like Dynamo Kiev and Shaktar Donetsk to have the lanky defender in their squad next season.

The source also revealed that there are other new players that could have their chance this time around as the coach is working tirelessly to get the best squad for the 2013 Nations cup and Odibe could return now.

He said: “I think the coach is looking forward to recall some less privilege players who are playing  consistently and performing in their clubs for now, a player like Michael Odibe who plays in Ukraine is on the coach list”.
“We have been noticing some of our boys who are doing well in their respective clubs and Keshi is ready to look into their side ahead of the 2013 Nations Cup.