Lagerback believes Nigeria would qualify

Nigeria coach Lars Lagerback believes his team have a good chance of beating South Korea and making a remarkable progression to the last 16 at the World Cup despite losing their first two matches. Coach Lars Lagerback Nigeria must overcome South Korea on Tuesday night in Durban and need Argentina to beat Greece in the other Group B match in Polokwane to stage a stunning turnaround in their fortunes. “The…

June 22, 2010

Kaita receives death threats

Midfielder Sani Kaita has confirmed that he received death threats following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat by Greece in a World Cup Group B game last Thursday. The Super Eagles were leading 1-0 when Kaita petulantly kicked out at Greek defender Vasileios Torosidis on the touchline, earning himself a straight red. Sani Kaita covers his face in shame Nigeria cracked after that, giving up their lead and then conceding a second goal…

June 20, 2010

Lagerback showers praise on Kaita, names team today

Sani Kaita earned glowing praise from Nigeria boss Lars Lagerback after excelling in an unusual right wing position in the Super Eagles 1-1 draw against Colombia on Sunday night. Kaita was deployed on the right wing by and was largely instrumental in maintaining team shape and balance despite being a natural defensive midfielder. It was a display that left Lagerback impressed. “He was my man of the match,” the Swede…

May 31, 2010