Friday, 18 May 2012

Champions League ticket excites EMENIKE

Nigerian international striker, Emmanuel Emenike has set his sight on doing well at the UEFA Champions League trophy after helping his Russian team to secure a play-off ticket next season.

The talented striker refused to comment on his latest national team snub but rather focus more on his career and believes that the doors are still wide open.
"I'm excited for achieving my target with my club, and everybody appreciated what I did in terms of scoring, I think we are there now and our focus will be on how to make surprise and win the trophy.

"It's possible. Football has gone beyond your thinking. Football of today is all about focus and luck. Chelsea are lucky to be at the final and that is football for you.
"Who knows whether it's my turn next season but I am very confident that I will lift it. "It's a thrilling trophy to have in your cabinet and I am really dreaming one as well.

"Me disappointed? No! I can only wish the team well. Of course I am still part of the team since i am not the only player left out. I think i can focus on having some rest and looking forward to my career.

IHUGBA backs MIKEL for Champions League trophy

Sarpsbor 08 midfield Prince Stanley Ihugba has put his weight behind his country man Mikel Obi and club Chelsea to win today’s Champions League final ahead of Bayern Munich.

Ihugba,  a promising youngster who was dubbed as new Mikel Obi in Norway with his prolific style of play credited Mikel for his improved form of recent particularly against almighty Barcelona.

"I want Chelsea to win the trophy simply because of Mikel," said Ihugba.
"Mikel has been fantastic of recent and it will be a reward for his hardworking particularly for his marching game against Barcelona.

"I know it's not going to be an easy game for both teams but if you look at Chelsea team this season, they are not that solid at the beginning but they started picking their form when they beat Tottenham and they went on to win games and defeat the defending Champions. So they deserve it.

"But they must be wary of Arjen Robben and Ribery but if they play the way they play against Barca, they may pay for it but I think Mikel is good for the medal at least.

Ihugba, who lost his father some week ago will be in Imo State for the burial billed to hold Friday, May 26. 
Chief Linus Egbule Ihugba, 76, died on May 6 after a brief illness.