Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag "Middlesbrough"

    Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

Mikel back to England, set to join Middlesbrough

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has agreed on personal terms with Middlesbrough and is undergoing a medical at the club. The Nigeria international held talks with Boro manager Tony Pulis at the Middlesbrough training ground last week and is now close to signing a short-term deal with the Championship club," Sun UK reports. Mikel's two-year contract with a Chinese club, Tianjin TEDA, [...]

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    How Ugo Ehiogu ‘rejected the call’ to play for Nigeria

How Ugo Ehiogu ‘rejected the call’ to play for Nigeria

The footballing world has been in a state of shock, disbelief and sadness since Ugo Ehiogu, former England defender and Tottenham U-23 team coach, died from cardiac arrest in the early hours of Friday. Ehiogu, who collapsed on Thursday at Tottenham's training ground, had two long spells at Middlesborough and Aston Villa. Despite occasional injury concerns, he enjoyed a glittering career which [...]

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    Aiyegbeni signs for Coventry City on short term deal

Aiyegbeni signs for Coventry City on short term deal

Yakubu Aiyegbeni has inked a short-term deal with Coventry City. The striker's contract with the English League One side is expected to last until the end of the ongoing season. Aiyegbeni, who will wear jersey number 22 at Coventry City, has been out of contract since leaving Turkish team, Kayserispor. A struggling Coventry side will need Aiyegbeni's help to escape relegation, after earning [...]

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    Yakubu Aiyegbeni on trial at Coventry City

Yakubu Aiyegbeni on trial at Coventry City

Yakubu Ayegbeni, a former Nigerian international, is on trial at English League One side, Coventry City.  Russell Slade, gaffer of Coventry City, has confirmed that Yakubu is now training with the team. The former English Premier League star, famously called Yak, started training on Monday. Slade said: "He’s in, he has had his first training day with us this morning. As you know, [...]

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    Omeruo: I can break into Chelsea’s first team

Omeruo: I can break into Chelsea’s first team

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, can’t wait to dislodge the partnership between John Terry and Tim Cahill in the heart of Chelsea’s defence when he returns from his loan spell with Middlesbrough. The 21-year-old Nigeria international, who joined the Stamford Bridge side in January 2012, has been at Boro since January 2014. But he said he will be ready when the Blues [...]

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    Omeruo targets automatic promotion with Boro

Omeruo targets automatic promotion with Boro

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, has disclosed that he is targeting automatic promotion with Championship side Middlesbrough this season rather than through the lottery of a play-off. Boro have won four successive games in the league and Cup and Omeruo said the team must continue in that rich vein of form to achieve their overall aim of promotion at the [...]

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    Sammy chooses Nigeria over England

Sammy chooses Nigeria over England

Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi has chosen to represent Nigeria, rather than England, at the senior level. The 22-year-old has been capped by England at under-21 level, but he will now follow his older brother, Shola, to play for the country of their parents. "It wasn't a difficult decision because I decided to follow my heart and I think it's the right thing [...]

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    Karanka: Omeruo a better player after World Cup

Karanka: Omeruo a better player after World Cup

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo will become a better player having experienced the World Cup, his manager at Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka, has said. Omeruo played all four matches involving Nigeria in Brazil and Karanka believes it will stand him in good stead. "He was handed the opportunity to play in the World Cup and he is now coming back to us a better [...]

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    Omeruo to miss league curtain-raiser

Omeruo to miss league curtain-raiser

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo is a major doubt for Middlesbrough’s English Championship league season opener against Birmingham City on Saturday, according to his manager, Aitor Karanka. Omeruo completed his loan switch from Chelsea to Boro on Wednesday, following a delayed summer break due to his World Cup commitments with Nigeria. And his boss has now said his ward is unlikely to [...]

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    Mourinho behind Omeruo’s return to Boro

Mourinho behind Omeruo’s return to Boro

Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo has revealed that Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho told him there is no place for him in the first team of the Blues for the 2014/15 season. On Sunday, Omeruo announced his return on loan to English Championship club, Middlesbrough, ahead of the new season. And the former ADO Den Haag man has now revealed that the decision was [...]

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    Omeruo hoping to grab Chelsea shirt next year

Omeruo hoping to grab Chelsea shirt next year

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Kenneth Omeruo, is setting his sight on a regular first-team spot with Chelsea next season, once the World Cup is over. The 20-year-old Nigeria international recently signed a new deal to remain at Stamford Bridge after impressing during a loan spell at Middlesbrough. Omeruo has gained significant experience at international level, winning 16 caps with the Super [...]

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    Omeruo extends Chelsea deal

Omeruo extends Chelsea deal

Chelsea have sealed the long-term future of Super Eagles defender, Kenneth Omeruo, after agreeing a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2018. The 20-year-old defender, who is part of the Nigeria World Cup squad preparing for the team’s pre-World Cup friendly with Scotland, is excited about the deal. “I'm thrilled to sign a new contract with Chelsea, and I'm [...]

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    Omeruo: Easy to play under a manager who was a central defender

Omeruo: Easy to play under a manager who was a central defender

Super Eagles' defender, Kenneth Omeruo, said he’s benefiting from the experiences of club and national team coaches who were seasoned defenders during their playing days. In a chat with FIFA.com, the defender born in October 17, 1993, the month and year Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize, thanked Aitor Karanka and Stephen Keshi for improving [...]

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    Omeruo demands ‘double money’ from Chelsea

Omeruo demands ‘double money’ from Chelsea

Chelsea run the risk of losing their Nigerian international centre-half, Kenneth Omeruo, on the cheap, after the youngster rejected their latest contract offer. Omeruo, who has impressed under the tutelage of Aitor Karanka on loan at Middlesbrough, is out of contract in the summer of 2015. His agent, Chika Akujobi, wants a better deal from Chelsea before he leaves for the World [...]

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