UWCL draw: Barca's Nigeria captain in line to face ex-club Arsenal, Obaze's HB Koge, Hoffenheim
Published: September 13, 2021
The group stage draw for the 2021-2022 UEFA Women's Champions League took place on Monday afternoon, with three Nigeria-eligible players set to be involved in the competition. Asisat Oshoala's Barcelona have been placed in Group C along with English club Arsenal, Danish champions HB Koge and German Frauen-Bundesliga...
Balogun's brother advised Sancho to join Chelsea not Man Utd, discusses Arsenal striker's eligibility
Published: September 13, 2021
Folarin Balogun's elder brother, Royce Balogun, has confessed that he advised former Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho to snub a transfer to Manchester United in favour of a move to Chelsea in the recently concluded transfer window.  Royce admitted that he wanted Sancho to move to Stamford Bridge because the Engl...
Super Eagles striker emerges as an injury doubt for Napoli's trip to Leicester City
Published: September 13, 2021
Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti is facing the prospect of going into his side's Europa League group stage match against Leicester City without his number 9, Victor Osimhen. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Tuttonapoli), the Super Eagles striker will be assessed ahead of Wednesday's tip to Leicester City aft...
Team of the Week honours for Bournemouth's Solanke, Lincoln City's Adelakun
Published: September 13, 2021
Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke and Lincoln City winger Hakeeb Adelakun have been selected in the Team of the Week for the Championship and League One respectively on the back of their outstanding performances this past weekend. While the Chelsea academy graduate took his tally for the season to four goals in the...
Everton manager singles out Super Eagles playmaker for praise pre-Burnley
Published: September 13, 2021
Alex Iwobi was one of the players singled out for praise by Everton manager Rafa Benitez before his side's Premier League meeting with Burnley at Goodison Park on Monday night. The Spaniard revealed how the Super Eagles playmaker had to play through the pain barrier during the Toffees' second round Carabao Cup clash a...
Nigerian exports : Onuachu spot-on for Genk , Al-Shabab's Ighalo nets brace
Published: September 13, 2021
Two strikers named in Nigeria's squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Paul Onuachu and Odion Ighalo have taken their tally for the season to four each in all competitions after getting on the scoresheet in league matches played on Sunday, September 12. In a Belgian First Division A clash at Luminus Arena, Racing ...
'This award is not so significant' - CSKA dazzler Ejuke rues draw against Arsenal Tula
Published: September 12, 2021
Nigeria international Chidera Ejuke was named Man of the Match after starring in CSKA Moscow's 2-2 draw with Arsenal Tula in a Russian Premier League match on Sunday afternoon. Unarguably Nigeria's star performer in their most recent international against Cape Verde, the former Liverpool trialist picked up where he l...
Red Star Belgrade-bound striker Ohi takes season tally to 20 after brace in Molde's win vs MIF
Published: September 12, 2021
Nigeria-eligible striker Ohi Omoijuanfo is in the form of his life and is seen as a strong contender to win the Norwegian Eliteserien top scorer award in his final season with Molde.   The former Manchester City trialist will join Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade on a three-and-a-half-year deal when the transfer w...
Turkish Super Lig : Uncapped Nigerian-born wingers on target for Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce
Published: September 12, 2021
Nigerian-born wingers Anthony Nwakaeme and Bright Osayi-Samuel were on target for their respective clubs in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday, September 12. At the Medical Park Stadyumu, Trabzonspor came from behind to avoid their first defeat of the new season, drawing 2-2 with Istanbul giants Galatasaray. Emre K...
Super Falcons hopeful captains Leicester City WFC in loss to Manchester United
Published: September 12, 2021
Newly-promoted Leicester City are without a win after their first two matches in the new Women's Super League season following their 3-1 loss to Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Foxes squad was captained by Super Falcons hopeful Ashleigh Plumptre, who has been left out of the lat...
Wigan Athletic passed up the chance to land Bolton Wanderers striker Afolayan
Published: September 12, 2021
Former Chelsea schoolboy Dapo Afolayan has revealed that Wigan Athletic previously turned down the chance to sign him before he became a Football League star.   During his time with non-leaguers Solihull Moors in 2018, the Anglo-Nigerian was on trial at the Latics but they opted against signing him as they had better...
Three days after 25th anniversary of Weah's solo goal, Okereke reacts after scoring similar goal
Published: September 12, 2021
David Okereke has refused to draw comparisons between his magnificent goal in Venezia's 2-1 win at Empoli on Saturday and George Weah's wonderful solo goal against Hellas Verona on September 8, 1996. The Club Brugge loanee opened his account for Venezia in stunning style after coming off the bench.   It was a stunni...
Man City GK receives highest possible praise from Leicester boss for thwarting Nigerian star
Published: September 12, 2021
Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers hailed goalkeeper Ederson for his phenomenal display during Leicester City's 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Bernardo Silva netted the winning goal when he poked home from close range after Cancelo's strike deflected into his path o...
Pogba celebrates Man Utd win over Newcastle United with Grammy award winner Burna Boy
Published: September 12, 2021
Paul Pogba swapped his football boots for dancing shoes after Manchester United's thumping 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday, jumping on stage with Burna Boy to celebrate. Cristiano Ronaldo powered the Red Devils to victory with a double on his debut, before Pogba set up Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard's str...
Chelsea loanee Anjorin rates himself after debut for Lokomotiv Moscow
Published: September 12, 2021
Faustino Anjorin has made his first competitive appearance for Lokomotiv Moscow since his loan move to the Russian Premier League side from European champions Chelsea and was on the winning side in a 2-0 victory over Krylya Sovetov Samara on Saturday afternoon. Wearing the number 10 on the back of his jersey, the En...