Friday, 18 April 2014

EPL Player Of The Year Nominees Announced! [SEE LIST]

The nominees for the 2013-14 PFA Players' Player of the Year award have been announced with three Liverpool  players named among the six contenders.

Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are three of the players on the shortlist for the prestigious award, the winner of which will be announced at a ceremony in London on April 27.
The nominations also include Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and Southampton's Adam Lallana.
Suarez is the firm favourite to land the award after a stellar season in which he has already scored 29 league goals.

Hazard and Sturridge are also nominated for the young player of the year prize, along with Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey, Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling

[WHOOP] 60 Million Naira Bonus Awaits Victor Moses At Liverpool If.....

Although Super Eagles star, Victor Moses is not having the best of playing time at Liverpool of England he has been assured of a hefty £250,000 bonus should the club emerge English Premier League champions for the first time in their history, as The Reds inch closer than ever to the title.

Moses has been forced to play a bit-part role with the Anfield club since his summer arrival on loan from their cross nation rivals, Chelsea, but he got to play the final seven minutes of Sunday’s historic 3-2 spanking of title-chasing rivals, Manchester City, and other cameo roles by the winger-cum-attacker have also put him in good stead to partake in the expected winning bonus.
The report out of Queensland reveals that Moses and his Liverpool teammates are on a promise of bumper individual bonuses to win the EPL title, which would be the first time The Reds would be crowned champions of England in 24 years, having last won the top prize before the days of Premier League football.

The Daily Star reports that the prospects of the Merseyside outfit landing a first title for 24 years was thought so unlikely that no attempts were made to demand mega payments in transfer fees and contract extensions by the players.

Any talk about the title going to Anfield was so far-fetched that one top international at the club agreed the £250,000 (N62.5m) bonus, which kicks in as long as he has played more than 50 per cent of games.

TRANSFER GIST: Nigerian Midfielder Close In On Sevilla Move

Nigeria international Lukman Haruna, 23, might end his three - year collaboration with Dynamo Kiev this summer.

Ukrainian website has reported that the central midfielder does not have a good relationship with manager Oleg Blokhin and is keen to leave the club at the end of this season.

To that end, the ex Monaco ace has handed in a transfer request to Dynamo Kiev CEO, Igor Surkis.
Spanish side Seville are reportedly early favorites for the signature of Lukman Haruna, having opened a line of communication with his representative.

And if both parties agree personal terms, Sevilla will approach Dynamo Kiev to name their price for the want - away player.

Lady Dupes Eagles Striker Of 4 Million In London!

A British lady, Claire Duke who duped Peter Odemwingie and six other clients of more than  £80,000 has been spared jail after a ruling by Stafford Crown Court.

The Birmingham Mail reported that the judge tempered justice with mercy after the St Albans, Hertfordshire indigene confessed to the crime and promised to return the stolen funds.

The 38 - year - old reportedly duped Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie of more than £15,000(approximately =N= 4 million).

Claire Duke, a .lifestyle coach, had a company which organized holidays for wealthy individuals but she pocketed the money from her clients instead of arranging trips that were paid for.
Peter Odemwingie suffered the losses when he was on the books of West Brom.

NPFL: Giwa FC Wants Kadiri Ikhana As Head Coach

Former Kano Pillars, coach Kadiri Ikhana has been linked with Glo Premier League debutants, Giwa FC according to reports coming out of the Jos-based outfit.

Ikhana who has managed the likes of Enyimba, Kwara United and Nasarawa United in the Nigerian topflight was spotted in Port Harcourt midweek to watch Giwa FC against home side, Dolphins.

“Ikhana was in Port Harcourt to watch Giwa FC against Dolphins. In fact he went to Giwa FC dressing room after the first half. 

I think he may be their next coach,” a source told
Last season, the former international defender ensured Nasarawa United stayed up in the top flight.
In the close season, Ikhana was surprisingly upstaged by Okey Emordi for the top coaching post at champions Kano Pillars.

[LOVE BIRDS] Yobo And Wife Adaeze Having Fun In Turkey [PHOTOS]

Joseph Yobo and his beautiful wife Adaeze during their son's 4 year birthday bash in Turkey... Cuties!

See more birthday photos HERE

Thursday, 17 April 2014

[FEDERATION CUP] Dolphins Seal Semi-final Qualification

 Dolphins recorded a 2-nil victory over Amateur side - Port Harcourt City FC in the quarter finals of the Rivers State F A Cup held at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt.

 Goals from Nazim Abutreka in the 40th minute and Sarkin Bolaji in the 56th minute of the game ensured that the Amateur side will play no further part in the competition.

 Port Harcourt City had to play the last 20minutes of the game with ten men after Chinonso Lazarus was given a straight red card for a reckless challenge in the 70th minute. 

 Dolphins next play Giwa FC in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) rescheduled week two match on Wednesday at the Liberation Stadium

Bale Rises To The Occasion! 3 Conclusions From Madrid's Copa Del Rey Triumph

Real Madrid saw off Barcelona in the third El Clasico meeting of the season by the score of 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey for the 19th time in the club's rich history.

There are plenty of lessons that can be taken away from the Copa del Rey final, but there are even more questions at this point. In this article we will take a look at three lessons from the 2-1 thriller and look at what the result means for both clubs.

A Clasico Without Ronaldo or Messi

For the last few years, El Clasico has been all about the Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate. Every time these two giants have met, it was a contest of who would outshine the other.
Yet on Wednesday that was far from the case.
Ronaldo was not able to feature due to an injury and was forced to watch the match from the stands. Messi, though fully fit, played all 93 minutes of the match but was invisible for nearly all of them.
It was the first time in recent history that neither Ronaldo nor Messi stole the show, and it can even be classified as a Clasico that they missed.

Real Madrid proved that they can win big games without Ronaldo, while Messi's lack of productivity in yet another match has raised bigger questions.
He could be saving himself for the World Cup, or possibly he isn't as healthy as we believe. Perhaps the Argentine is finding life difficult under Tata Martino lately. One thing is sure: We haven't seen Messi show up in the club's last few matches, and it has cost Barcelona dearly.

The Tale of Two Transfers

Neymar and Gareth Bale were the two biggest transfers in world football last summer, and it seems only fitting that they battled it out in the Copa del Rey final.

There were doubts about Neymar when he joined the Catalans from Brazil, as some thought he would struggle to adapt, yet his price tag seemed to be a steal.

At the same time, Bale became the most expensive player in football history, much to the chagrin of Madridistas and pundits alike. Yet, it is quite easy to now say that he has justified his enormous fee.

As the Copa del Rey final came to an end, it was clear that these two transfers have ended in drastically different results.

One star showed up in a big way, while the other was left to hang his head.
While Bale was able to score the winning goal for Real Madrid and cause problems for Barcelona all night, Neymar used his only clear chance of the game to strike his shot off the post.

Neither one season nor one game is enough to compare purchases like these. However, at this point it is quite clear that Bale's purchase has left a smile on fan's faces, while the Neymar transfer has caused more problems than fine performances.

Real Madrid Won the Meeting That Mattered Most

The last two times Barcelona and Real Madrid met, the Catalans were able to pull off big victories. La Blaugrana took all six points off their rivals in La Liga play this season and had plenty of bragging rights to boot.

None of that matters now.

Real Madrid only beat Barcelona once this season, but it was in the Copa del Rey final. After the whistle blew, Real Madrid were lifting a trophy.

Barcelona can look back at their two victories over Los Blancos earlier this year with pride, yet those six points still see them third in the La Liga table. In a way, those big wins now mean very little in the grand scheme of things. The biggest part of every season is how you finish, not how you start.

The Catalans won both battles this season, but Real Madrid won the war.