Nigerian Striker Contributes To Three Goals As Man Utd U16s Edge Liverpool In Seven-Goal Thriller
Published: February 10, 2019
Liverpool were beaten 4-3 by Manchester United U16s on Saturday with prolific Nigerian starlet Mipo Odubeko having a hand in three goals. The Irish-born striker continues to enhance his reputation with several goals for Manchester United U16 and U17 teams this season. Odubeko bagged a brace and provided one assi...
Nigeria-Eligible GK Bazunu Handed Manchester City Debut Vs Stoke City U18s
Published: February 10, 2019
Nigeria-eligible goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu pulled on a Manchester City shirt for the first time in his career as their U18 team suffered a 2-1 loss to Stoke City in the U18 Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Republic of Ireland youth international had a couple of training sessions with his new teammates prior ...
Iwobi Hails Lacazette's Goal, Explains Technique In Fourth Goal of The Season
Published: February 10, 2019
Alex Iwobi has expressed his pleasure at the goal scored by teammate Alexandre Lacazette in Arsenal's 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday.Iwobi scored the Gunners' first goal of the game with a deflected strike, his fourth of the season in all tournaments, before Lacazette made victor...
Tunde Adeniji Speaks On His 94th Minute Equaliser On Al Nasr Debut, Super Eagles AFCON Chances
Published: February 10, 2019
Super Eagles striker Tunde Adeniji has expressed his delight at scoring on his competitive debut for Al Nasr as they shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw against Al Salmiyah on Saturday afternoon. Al Nasr came away with one point from the Thamir Stadium when Adeniji restored parity in the 94th minute. ''I feel very ...
'It's A Hard One To Take' - Middlesbrough's Mikel Reacts To Leeds United Last-Minute Goal
Published: February 10, 2019
Nigeria international, John Obi Mikel hailed the impact of Middlesbrough fans in their Championship draw with Leeds United on Saturday, while insinuating they deserved to have come away from that encounter with a victory.Lewis Wing's 47th minute goal had Boro sailing through but was eventually cancelled out by Kalvin P...
'Star Man', 'Most Outstanding Player' : Iwobi Gets Rave Reviews, Ratings In Arsenal's Win Over Huddersfield
Published: February 09, 2019
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi had one of his best games for Arsenal as Unai Emery's side kept their hopes of a Champions League qualification alive with a nervy 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium.Iwobi grabbed his third league goal of the season scoring in the 14th minute which ended a s...
Iwobi Scores, Billing Benched As Arsenal Beat Huddersfield Town
Published: February 09, 2019
Alex Iwobi was on target for Arsenal as they brushed aside Huddersfield 2-1 in a Premier League game at the John Smith's stadium on Saturday evening. While Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi started on the left side of the visitors attack, Danish-born Nigerian midfielder Phillip Billing started on the bench for the first ti...
Saka On Target, Six Nigeria-Eligible Players Start As Arsenal Crash Out Of FA Youth Cup
Published: February 09, 2019
Arsenal U18s fell to a shock 2-1 loss to West Brom U18s in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup on Saturday afternoon.As many as six players of Nigerian descent started for Arsenal in the encounter at Meadow Park; while Arthur Okonkwo started between the sticks, Mazeed Ogungbo, Folarin Balogun, Xavier Amaechi, James Ola...
Obi Mikel Explains Exactly Why He Left Tianjin Teda, Vows To Encourage Boro Youngsters
Published: February 09, 2019
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel has confirmed that he had to end his association with Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda a month ago because he missed his family back in England. The Chelsea legend had one-year to run on his contract with Tianjin Teda before he quit the club. ''I look at my time in China as an...
'Nigerian Mbappe' Gets First Chance To Make Bordeaux Debut Against Paris Saint-Germain
Published: February 09, 2019
Former Sunderland striker Josh Maja is in line to make his competitive debut for Bordeaux when they take on Paris Saint-Germain at the iconic Parc des Princes on Saturday evening. The 20-year-old was named in the provisional squad list ahead of Bordeaux trip to the French capital but there is no place in the team fo...
Iwobi Ranked Nigeria's Most Valuable Player In Europe Top 5 Leagues Ahead Of Leicester City Stars
Published: February 09, 2019
Alex Iwobi has retained his ranking as Nigeria's most valuable player across the top five leagues in Europe. According to new figures published by CIES Football Observatory, the Arsenal winger's transfer value now stands at 63.7 million euros, an increase of €8.5 million. Iwobi's transfer value is €8.5 million ...
Official : Talented Nigeria-Eligible Goalkeeper Completes Transfer To Manchester City
Published: February 09, 2019
League of Ireland Premier Division club Shamrock Rovers have confirmed via their official website that Nigeria-eligible goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has completed his transfer to Manchester City. The Citizens indicated as much at the close of the January transfer window as the goalkeeper has been registered for the secon...
Championship Top Scorer Race Hots Up As Abraham Nets 20th Goal Vs Sheffield United
Published: February 09, 2019
Tammy Abraham is involved in the race for the EFL Championship top scorer award after scoring his 20th goal of the season as Aston Villa recovered from three goals down to draw with Sheffield United on Friday. Heading into the fixture at Villa Park, the England U21 star of Nigerian descent was level on 19 goals with...
U20 AFCON Flying Eagles Semifinal Opponents : Aigbogun Refuses To Pick Between Ghana & Mali
Published: February 09, 2019
Ibrahim Alhassan's 73rd minute goal against Niger on Friday evening proved to be the match winner as Nigeria booked their spot at this summer's FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. With Senegal assured of top spot in Group B, the Flying Eagles will face either Ghana or Mali in the semifinals of the U20 AFCON at Stade Gén...
Health Certificate Scandal : Francis Uzoho Left Out Of Squad, Αnorthosis Vice Chairman Arrested
Published: February 09, 2019
Francis Uzoho has been left out of the Anorthosis Famagusta squad for their First Division match against Nea Salamis on Saturday afternoon. The Board of Directors of Anorthosis issued a statement on Friday explaining that the Nigerian has been dropped from the squad due to the climate of recent days and to avoid fu...