Saturday, 3 November 2012

MICHAEL begs Keshi for AFCON shirt

Kryvbas little wonder, Babatunde Michael said he's looking forward to make shock national team debut in South Africa 2013 Nations Cup and wants the Super Eagles coach to give him a trial.

Michael fondly called 'African Messi' has remain one of the best entertaining youngsters in Ukraine this season and has been ablle to prove more of his potentials.

"Playing for Super Eagles is on my mind now after I had tasted U-23 actions," said Michael.

"I can give a fight and make the team to South Africa 2013 but I don't know if the coach have a space for me in the team. I don't needd to blow my triumplet, I just need to be there to prove myself for the coach.

"I have learnt and develop better in Kryvbas and I am enjoying every bit of my game here. Its a place to start my career and I belive that I can make it bigger but I want Eagles call.

"I can become a better option in the midfield if the coach call me but I am focusing on how I can help my club to europe spot this season.

CHIBUIKE ready for tough test

Rosenborg midfielder John Chibuike is aware of the dangers his team will face with the remaining games to end the Norwegian league.

Rosenborg stay second on the table after last week lost to Molde who are top of the table with 55 points, three points ahead of Rosenborg, and Chibuike who has been an inspirational player this season still set sight on the title.

"We don't need to focus on Molde, we need to win our own gamens. I just still believe in the title," said Chibuike.

"We have tough games to end the league and we are three points behind the leader. We just need to be focus and keep fighting for the honour."

"As far as I am concern, it's not over. I know this is toughest time of the battles and we must prove why we are equal to task."

Speaking on sunday's clash with Strømsgodset, he said: "it will be tough, but we will respect them and go for victory." We must play our game and show character and personality. We must continue to play and progress to pick up maximum points," he said.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

OSENI: with love from VIETNAM

Former CSKA Moscow winger Ganiyu Oseni has vows to dazzle his new club with goals that will lead to success in Vietnam.

Oseni who was part of the victorious 2007 FIFA U-17 World cup winner under late Yemi Tella, moved to Vietnam two seasons ago where he banged 12 goals in 17 appearances last season.

As a result of his goal scoring spree in  Kienlong bank Kiên Gia, the former Esperance of Tunisia star moves to Hoang Anh Gia Lai e  for new season where he hopes to score more goals before thinking on the future.

"Everybody has different opinion to their career, I think playing in Vietnam is by chance, I am happy to the fact that I am wanted in my club, I play with happiness and consistent."

"I did wonderfully well last season by scoring 12 goals in 17 matches and that has opened a new door for me in the league. I just signed one year deal with  Hoang Anh Gia Lai , a related club to Arsenal FC of London due to their sponsorship."Arsenal sponsor the club and we have arsenal logo on our badge."

"Yes, I wish to score as many goals as possible for the team."

"Sometimes, football is not about where you playing, but what you are doing at the right time, coming here to play has open me to a lot of things, I have no regret and I am really looking forward to a successful season."

"The fans are marvellous only when you are doing well for their club, and once you stop the exciting moment, they will back at you, but on my own part, it has always been like home to me." Maybe because I have not disappoint them."

"My target for team is to win the league with them and move higher with my career."

Speaking further on the Vietnam move, he said; "Well, this is my life, and I need to work toward it. So anything that comes my way, I need to take it just to climb the mountain. The future still bright for me, its just a matter of time and prayer."

"Outside football, life is good in the country provided you know what you are doing, trouble goes to those who look for it. I am pleased with my game here and very soon I will make it bigger as a dream."

Flying Eagles star passes Maccabi trials

Flying Eagles midfielder, Ugonna Nnadozie Ezenwaka has passed one week trials with Isreali top club Maccabi Netanya and will be offer three years deal this weekend, a close source revealed.

The 18 year-old midfielder was reportedly link to Maccabi Tel Aviv for a week trials but due to five foreigners in the club, and are not ready to offload any one at present, Maccabi Netanya decided to hijack the trials as the Ocean Boys player dazzles in all the games.

"It was a wonderful trials for him, everybody in the club wanted him," said Stephen Orizu

"There was an issue before the trials but the invitation was from Maccabi Tel Aviv but the management could not allow to offload any foreign player in their team for him and that is why Maccabi Netanya and his agent agreed to come to terms."

"The coaching crew were amazed to have him and all the deal will be completed this weekend by the grace of God."

The midfielder who was part of John Obuh's team in four nations tournament in South Africa some months ago  will be seeking to sign with the club and team up immediately for the season.