'No way on this earth it can be offside' - Leicester boss reacts to VAR disallowing Ndidi's goal
Published: September 19, 2021
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has questioned the decision of the video assistant referee to disallow a goal scored by Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi during the second half of his side's 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove at the Amex on Sunday afternoon. Two other big decisions went against the Foxes as VAR ga...
VAR chalks off goals from two Nigerian stars in Leicester City's 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove
Published: September 19, 2021
After blowing a two-goal lead against Napoli in the Europa League, Leicester City almost did the opposite in Sunday's clash against Brighton & Hove but were denied by two refereeing decisions and eventually lost 2-1 at the American Express Community Stadium. It was collective despair for The Foxes who will feel that e...
Balogun sends reminder of his qualities to Arteta with brace in Arsenal U23s 6-1 rout of Chelsea
Published: September 19, 2021
Folarin Balogun sent a reminder of his qualities to those in charge at Arsenal first team including Mikel Arteta after scoring a brace and making one goal as the Gunners U23s thrashed Chelsea 6-1 in a London derby at Kingsmeadow on Sunday afternoon. The England U21 international has been frozen out of the first ...
First Arsenal U18s squad involvement for younger brother of Arthur Okonkwo
Published: September 19, 2021
Brian Okonkwo is making good progress in his bid to force his way into Arsenal U18s squad whilst still a schoolboy. Okonkwo was a reserve option as the Gunners defeated West Ham United 2-1 in their opening match of the U18 Premier league Cup at Little Heath Sports Ground (Romford, Essex) on Saturday, September 18. ...
Napoli put astonishing nine-figure price tag on Osimhen after brace against Leicester City
Published: September 19, 2021
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via Tuttomercatoweb, Napoli are expected to demand an astonishing nine-figure asking price in the event that Victor Osimhen departs the Italian Serie A side before the end of his contract. Osimhen is valued at more than 100 million euros (approximately N48.25 billion in Nigerian...
'His talent doesn't surprise me' - Reading coach hails Super Eagles hopeful after brace vs Fulham
Published: September 19, 2021
Reading manager Veljko Paunovic was full of praise for Super Eagles hopeful Ovie Ejaria after his man-of-the-match performance in a 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon. The former Liverpool and Arsenal starlet sent an unstoppable shot past Paulo Gazzaniga to open the scoring at minute 19, t...
Nigeria-eligible defender opens goalscoring account for Tottenham Hotspur Youth
Published: September 18, 2021
Nigeria-eligible defender Tobi Omole opened his goalscoring account for Tottenham Hotspur youth teams as the north London club played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Blackburn Rovers U23s in the Premier League 2 on Friday night. The former Arsenal starlet is on the periphery of Tottenham Hotspur's first team having trai...
Villarreal coach Emery issues Chukwueze injury update pre- RCD Mallorca
Published: September 18, 2021
Samuel Chukwueze will not make his first appearance of the season on Sunday afternoon when Villarreal face Mallorca at Visit Mallorca Estadi, corresponding to the fifth round of matches in La Liga. The Nigeria national teamer has been missing in action since he suffered an injury to the anterior rectus in the semif...
Everton manager namechecks Super Eagles star as he reflects on missed chances vs Villa
Published: September 18, 2021
Everton's unbeaten start to the new Premier League season ended on Saturday evening following a 3-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Aston Villa at Villa Park.   Toffees boss Rafa Benitez made three changes for the visit to Villa, one of which saw Nigeria national teamer Alex Iwobi make his second Premier League start...
EFL wrap : Ex-Flying Eagles star, 2013 Nigeria U17 invitee, Billing, Onariase find the net
Published: September 18, 2021
Four Nigeria-eligible players were on target for their respective clubs in Football League matches that took place on Saturday, September 18. Bournemouth have climbed to the top of the Championship standings after a 1-0 victory against Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium thanks to Phil Billing's match-winning strik...
'Great header' - Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen left impressed by Dennis' goal vs Norwich
Published: September 18, 2021
Watford picked up a big three points on matchday five in the Premier League, beating Norwich City 3-1 at Carrow Road.  Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Dennis got the Hornets up and running in the seventeenth minute, scoring Watford's first away goal in this season's Premier League in the process. The former Club Bru...
EPL wrap: Dennis strikes; Onyeka, Olise, Etebo subbed in; Tella reserve option, starts for Ekong, Iwobi
Published: September 18, 2021
A round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, September 18, 2021. In the early kickoff, Brentford picked up their first away win of the season, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Molineux Stadium in the West Midlands. Ivan Toney dispa...
Aston Villa summer signing Chukwuemeka announces himself with hat-trick vs WBA in PL2
Published: September 18, 2021
Caleb Chukwuemeka is proving that he is to good to be playing Premier League 2 football after netting in his second consecutive game for Aston Villa U23s on Friday evening. The Nigeria-eligible striker was undoubtedly the star of the show as Villa beat West Brom 4-2 in a thrilling clash at Bodymoor Heath Training Gro...
Rohr admits it won't be easy for Nigeria's all-time top scorer in Serie A to get Eagles invite
Published: September 18, 2021
Manager Gernot Rohr has admitted that it will not be easy for Simeon Tochukwu Nwankwo to be handed a call-up to the Super Eagles because the Salernitana newbie is behind in his pecking order of strikers. Simy made a splash in the Italian top-flight last season, netting 20 goals to take his overall tally for Crotone...
'Can become the new Drogba' - Rohr full of praise for Napoli no. 9 after brace vs Leicester
Published: September 18, 2021
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr was full of praise for Victor Osimhen after the Napoli striker opened his account for the season with a brace against Leicester City in a Europa League group stage encounter at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night. Napoli had a mountain to climb after finding themselves two goals down...