Super Eagles-eligible player helps Chelsea break 113-year-old club record after PL debut
Published: February 06, 2023
Chelsea have confirmed through their official website that the 2022-2023 campaign has set a new all-time club record, which had stood since way back in 1909, after Enzo Fernandez and Noni Madueke made their Premier League debuts in the goalless draw with Fulham on Friday, February 3.   Madueke became the sixtee...
Global rankings of best take on players : Chukwueze on the same level as Tottenham striker Kane
Published: February 06, 2023
In its weekly post,  CIES Football Observatory has presented the players who have performed best in the area of take on over the past year on the basis of an exclusive index based on 100 taking into account the frequency of successful dribbles and crosses, playing time, as well as the sporting level of matches playe...
Arsenal-owned striker of Nigerian descent makes senior debut for EFL club 
Published: February 06, 2023
Arsenal-owned striker of Nigerian descent Nathan Butler-Oyedeji made his professional debut on Saturday as Accrington Stanley suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Lincoln City in an EFL League One match at the Wham Stadium.    The Hale End Academy product joined Accrington Stanley on loan on transfer deadli...
Iheanacho joins Brentford, Brighton, Forest, Fulham, Tottenham, Wolves stars in PL TOTW
Published: February 06, 2023
Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in Whoscored.com's Premier League Team of the Week for matchday 22.    The Nigeria international was impressive as Leicester City came from behind to thrash Unai Emery's Aston Villa 4-2 at Villa Park on Saturday, having a hand in the three goals netted by the Foxes in t...
Revealed : Length of new deal signed by Wolverhampton Wanderers' Italian-Nigerian midfielder
Published: February 06, 2023
Through their official website, Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers announced last week that versatile Italian-Nigerian midfielder Temple Ojinnaka has signed his first professional contract.   Wolverhampton Wanderers have not disclosed the length of Ojinnaka's new deal.    Allnigeriasoccer.c...
'Very good player' -  Ex-Barcelona CB admits it's difficult to defend against Terem Moffi 
Published: February 06, 2023
Former Barcelona central defender Jean-Clair Todibo was full of praise for his new teammate at OGC Nice Terem Moffi shortly before the start of the Ligue 1 match at Marseille, saying it is difficult to defend against the Nigeria international.    Moffi was linked with a plethora of clubs in the winter transfe...
Lookman best-rated player in Serie A Team of the Month but Osimhen misses out 
Published: February 06, 2023
Ademola Lookman has been named in the Italian Serie A Team of the Month for January 2023 by celebrated football statistics website Whoscored.com but there was no spot for the league's leading marksman Victor Osimhen.   Last month, the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup winner notched five goals in five matches, netting...
Where does Osimhen rank among world's best strikers?
Published: February 06, 2023
It is no longer news that Nigeria international, Victor Osimhen was on target on Sunday as Serie A leaders Napoli beat Spezia 3-0 to consolidate their position at the summit of the Serie A.   Osimhen scored Napoli's second and third goals of the match in the 68th and 73rd minutes.   One of Osimhen'...
Arsenal loanee Okonkwo makes big statement about his future after impressive debut for Sturm Graz
Published: February 06, 2023
Arsenal-owned Nigerian goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo issued a big statement on his future moments after starring on his competitive debut for Sturm Graz in their 5-4 win on penalties against Red Bull Salzburg on Friday.   Okonkwo was the hero for Sturm Graz as he saved a penalty to knock out Noah Okafor and Junior A...
Patrick Vieira rues Eze's missed chance in Eagles' loss to Manchester United
Published: February 06, 2023
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira rued the missed chances by his players, including Eberechi Eze, during his side's 2-1 loss to Manchester United in a Premier League game at Old Trafford on Saturday.   The Red Devils were two goals up after 61 minutes thanks to a penalty converted by Bruno Fernandes an...
'We'll miss them' - PSV's Elephants star on the sale of Madueke, Gakpo to Chelsea, Liverpool 
Published: February 05, 2023
PSV Eindhoven's Ivory Coast international Ibrahim Sangaré has stressed that the departure of Chukwunonso Madueke and Cody Gakpo in the January transfer window should not derail their title aspirations this season.    Former Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace schoolboy Madueke made a return to London ...
'Has problems  with his grip' - Manu Garba delivers brutally honest assessment of Flying Eagles GK
Published: February 05, 2023
Former Golden Eaglets head coach, Manu Garba, has given his assessment of the goalkeeping performance of the U-20 national team first choice keeper, Nathaniel Nwosu.    Nwosu's recent game for the seven-time African champions was the 4-2 win in the tune-up friendly against Zambia at the Moshood Abiola Stad...
Unstoppable Napoli striker Osimhen matches Higuain, Cavani feat after brace v Little Eagles
Published: February 05, 2023
Napoli have gone sixteen points clear at the top of the Italian Serie A table ahead of tonight's Milan derby after thrashing Spezia 3-0 at the Alberto Picco Stadium on Sunday afternoon.    Victor Osimhen extended his lead in the race for the Golden Boot by adding two more goals to his tally in today's ...
'Chuba was really good' - Man Utd legend hails Championship main marksman after brace 
Published: February 05, 2023
Manchester United legend Michael Carrick, who now coaches Middlesbrough, praised Arsenal's Hale End Academy product Chuba Akpom after his brace in his side's 3-0 rout of Blackpool in a Championship game at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday evening.    Akpom is showing he has an eye for a goal and havi...
Super Eagles striker Onuachu breaks his silence after deadline day move to Southampton 
Published: February 05, 2023
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu has taken to social media to break his silence following his deadline move to Premier League side Southampton in the January transfer window.    The Saints signed the prolific attacker on a deal that runs through until the end of the 2025-2026 season, and Racing Genk are guar...