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Nigeria coach praises impact of John Obi Mikel against Algeria

Nigeria made it two wins out of two World Cup qualification after a 3-1 success over Algeria.


It was a victory largely masterminded by midfielder John obi Mikel. The Chelsea midfielder may be struggling for opportunities at club level, but he continues to remain as one of the key players for the national team. After having missed out on the 2017 African Cup of Nations, the national team are desperate to achieve qualification to the World Cup 2018 without any hiccups. After a close fought 2-1 win over Zambia in the opening group match, they have managed to beat former African Cup of Nations champions Algeria.

German coachGernot Rohr has been in charge of Nigeria from September 2016. He says that Mikel was an important catalyst in the victory. The 29-year-old played the full 90 minutes against Algeria. (more…)

Micho Sredojevic not happy with Recent Coach Recruitment

Micho Sredojevic is not happy that he has been named coach by a top division team in Sudan while he is contracted to Uganda Federation.

The talks of Sredojevic returning to Sudan had been going on for quite a bit of time in the media, but, the Serb always denied them.

But, all of a sudden, there was an announcement made on a social networking site yesterday by Al Hilal that they had grabbed Sredojevic’s services.

Not only did that surprise the Uganda fans, it stunned Sredojevic as well.

According to Sredojevic, if he ever has to quit his job at Uganda, he would do that in dignified fashion.

Clarifying himself on that Al Hilal announcement, Sredojevic said, “There are ways to do things. You have to act professionally and respect other parties. There is no chance that I would leave my current post without talking to the people who appointed me. It’s also my responsibility to inform the media if I take any such step.”

“I can assure you that I have not signed for any club from any country. I am still the head coach of Uganda and I hope to hold my position for the whole period of my contract.” (more…)