'Most African coaches don't respect themselves' - Udeze backs Onana in World Cup row with Song
Published: November 30, 2022
Former Super Eagles left-back Ifeanyi Udeze on Wednesday expressed his opinion on the face off between Indomitable Lions of Cameroon head coach Rigobert Song and goalkeeper Andre Onana and hopes the clash of ego in the team does not affect the desire to qualify for the round of 16 of the World Cup.     Cameroo...
Graham Potter promotes German-born Nigerian RB to Chelsea first team training 
Published: November 30, 2022
Chelsea started preparations for the second half of the 2022-2023 season on Tuesday, November 29, after a fortnight away from their Cobham training base.     As many as twelve Blues first team players are currently away on international duty with their respective nations at the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.  ...
Official : Watford loan out teenage striker of Nigerian descent 
Published: November 30, 2022
With a statement on their official website, Championship club Watford have announced that promising striker Tobi Adeyemo has been loaned out to non-leaguers Hitchin Town.    The 17-year-old has joined the Southern League Premier Division Central side until December 25 on work experience.   The transfer...
Crystal Palace's Nigeria-eligible winger emerges as transfer target for Sheffield Wednesday 
Published: November 30, 2022
Malcolm Ebiowei has  emerged as a transfer target for League One club Sheffield Wednesday.    According to Alan Nixon via Football League World, Sheffield Wednesday are one of the clubs interested in sighing the 2019 Golden Eaglets invitee on loan in the January transfer window.    The Crystal Palace s...
'Joint top scorer', 'Too good', 'Magnificent' -  Nigerian fans hail England's two-goal hero Rashford
Published: November 29, 2022
It was a memorable evening for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford as he inspired the Three Lions of England to victory over Wales.  Rashford bagged a brace as Gareth Southgate's men sealed their progression to the knockout rounds of the 2022 FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar as group winners.   E...
World Cup 2022 : Nigerian fans hail United States match-winner Christian Pulisic
Published: November 29, 2022
Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic lived up to his nickname "Captain America" as he led the United States Men's National Team to the knockout rounds of the 2022 FIFA World Cup holding in Qatar.   The United States of America defeated Iran 1-0 in a Group B matchday three encounter played at the Al Thumama Stad...
Okocha impressed with Gakpo's form but highlights Netherlands have not dominated games
Published: November 29, 2022
Three-time World Cupper with the Super Eagles, Austin Okocha is impressed with the form that Cody Gakpo has shown at the 2022 World Cup for the Netherlands.    Netherlands took top spot in Group A with seven points, one more than African champions Senegal, after their 2-0 victory over Qatar on Tuesday evening....
'Security of the team', Led from the front', 'Just too good today' - Nigerian fans applaud Koulibaly
Published: November 29, 2022
Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly put in a heroic display for Senegal as they became the first African team to qualify for the Round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Koulibaly's header was his first goal in the shirt of the Teranga Lions and that was enough to seal Senegal's second win of the tournamen...
'The finish of a real marksman' -  Ex-Nigeria striker praises Senegal defender's goal v Ecuador
Published: November 29, 2022
Senegal's second and decisive goal against Ecuador in Tuesday's last round of matches in Group A of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 scored by Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly was described by former Nigeria international Efan Ekoku as being the quality of a marksman.    Ekoku was one of the English...
'Sarr is not Mane' - Okocha reveals it's difficult for Senegal to replace Bayern Munich star 
Published: November 29, 2022
Ahead of Senegal's final group game of the 2022 World Cup against Ecuador, Nigeria legend Austin Okocha admitted that it is difficult for the Teranga Lions to replace their talisman Sadio Mane.   The Bayern Munich striker was originally named in Senegal's World Cup squad despite suffering an injury in a...
'Not impossible' - Agent admits Man Utd-linked Nigeria star could leave Napoli next summer
Published: November 29, 2022
Italian intermediary Andrea D'Amico, who was among the agents that brokered the deal taking Victor Osimhen from Lille to Napoli in 2020, has admitted that the Nigeria international could be leaving the Serie A club next summer.    Manchester United have identified Osimhen as a possible replacement for Cris...
Premier League Cup : Flying Eagles-eligible striker on target for Crystal Palace 
Published: November 29, 2022
With three games remaining in Group E of the Premier League Cup, Crystal Palace have a one-point advantage over second-placed Sheffield United.    The Eagles U21s side played out a 2-2 draw with Bristol City at the Robins High Performance Centre on Monday, with several players of Nigerian descent eligible to r...
'Aboubakar believed he was offside' - 1994 AFCON winner on Cameroon striker's audacious chip 
Published: November 29, 2022
1994 Africa Cup of Nations-winning striker Efan Ekoku has delivered his verdict on Vincent Aboubakar's brilliant goal during the second half of Cameroon's 3-3 draw with Serbia in a 2022 World Cup clash staged at the Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah on Monday afternoon.   In the 63rd minute, the Al Nassr s...
England star Jack Grealish reveals what he told Bukayo Saka's Nigerian dad
Published: November 29, 2022
Manchester City's England star Jack Grealish has revealed the exchange he had with Bukayo Saka's Nigerian dad in an interview with his former Aston Villa teammate Gabriel Agbonlahor, who also has Nigerian blood flowing in his veins.    Grealish gave the lowdown on his Three Lions teammates who are comp...
'It was clearly Bruno's goal' - Okocha on Ronaldo trying to claim Portugal's first goal v Uruguay
Published: November 28, 2022
Portugal's place in the knockout stages of the 2022 World Cup is secured after a 2-0 win over Uruguay at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail on Monday night.   It was a touch of revenge for the Portuguese who were beaten 2-1 by the South Americans in the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.   P...