Arsenal-owned Super Eagles-eligible striker pays tribute to African-born France legend Fontaine
Published: March 01, 2023
Arsenal-owned Super Eagles-eligible striker Folarin Balogun has paid tribute to Just Fontaine following his death on the night of Tuesday February 28 to Wednesday March 1 in Toulouse, at the age of 89.    Born on August 18, 1933 in Marrakech (Morocco), Fontaine represented USM Casablanca before he was recru...
2015 U20 AFCON winner cracks MLS Team of the Matchday after first goal for FC Cincinnati
Published: March 01, 2023
2015 Africa U20 Cup of Nations-winning midfielder Obinna Nwobodo has been named in Major League Soccer's Team of the Matchday after his outstanding display in FC Cincinnati's season opener against Houston Dynamo at the TQL Stadium.   The former Nigeria underage international cracked the Team of the Matc...
Moffi partners Messi in attack in Ligue 1 TOTW;  OGC Nice striker joint highest rated player
Published: February 27, 2023
Terem Moffi has been included in the French Ligue 1 Team of the Week by celebrated sports newspaper L'Equipe on the back of his outstanding display in the last round of matches in the division.    In what was his fourth appearance for the Eaglets after his controversial transfer from Lorient on deadline day...
'I don't understand that at all' - Celtic legend Van Hooijdonk questions Bassey's bench role
Published: February 27, 2023
Glasgow Celtic legend Pierre van Hooijdonk believes Ajax Amsterdam manager John Heitinga made the wrong decision to name Calvin Bassey on the bench in Sunday's Eredivisie clash against Vitesse Arnhem.    The current Dutch champions won the match by a narrow margin, coming from behind to beat the home te...
Race for Ligue 1 Golden Boot : Moffi closes in on Mbappe, Balogun, David after brace 
Published: February 26, 2023
Nigeria international Terem Moffi is edging closer to three strikers in the race for the French Ligue 1 Golden Boot award for the 2022-2023 season.    Moffi was at the double as OGC Nice thrashed Monaco 3-0 at the Stade Louis-II on Sunday evening - his first goals for the Eaglets since his arrival at the club ...
'That's the Bassey I know' - Ex-Rangers coach Makaay impressed with defender's display v Vitesse 
Published: February 26, 2023
Former Glasgow Rangers first team coach Roy Makaay has insisted that Calvin Bassey is better than many people think in the Netherlands.   Makaay worked with the Nigeria international at the Light Blues last season and saw him flourish into one of the most versatile defenders in the Scottish Premiership.  �...
UEL and UECL draws : Osayi-Samuel, Chukwueze, Esiti, Moffi, Musa, Agbo discover last 16 opponents
Published: February 24, 2023
The draws for the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League last sixteen took place on Friday February 24, with at least thirteen Nigeria-eligible players discovering their next opponents in the respective competitions.     Belgian Pro League side Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, with Victor Boniface...
'He's not tied to English national team yet' - DBU's Head of Talent on Arsenal's Nigeria-eligible striker Obi 
Published: February 24, 2023
Danish Football Union's Head of Talent, Kenneth Heiner-Møller has explained why Chidozie Obi was invited to two different national teams in February.    The Arsenal schoolboy was initially selected for Denmark's U16 national team on February 7 but there are indications that he does not want to repre...
U20 AFCON : Four observations from Group A match involving Flying Eagles' next opponent 
Published: February 22, 2023
Nigeria's U-20 national team, Flying Eagles will face Mozambique in their last group game of the CAF U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.    Ladan Bosso and his team will be hard pressed to get a win or a draw against hosts, Egypt Wednesday evening before that all-important fixture.    Pape Diallo&#...
Lorient sweating over the fitness of Super Eagles midfielder ahead of Auxerre match
Published: February 22, 2023
Lorient manager Régis Le Bris is sweating over the fitness of Nigeria international Innocent Bonke ahead of his side's Ligue 1 meeting with AJ Auxerre on Sunday, February 26.   According to Ouest France, Bonke partially trained with his Lorient teammates on Tuesday afternoon. the first half of the session...
Confirmed : Two-time AFCON runner-up signs new deal with Arsenal 
Published: February 21, 2023
With a statement on their official website, Premier League table toppers Arsenal have announced that Egypt international Mohamed Elneny has extended his contract with the club.    The new agreement between club and player will keep the midfielder at the Emirates Stadium until at least the end of the 2023-2024 ...
Why Chelsea are having a bad run in the Premier League - Former African POTY
Published: February 21, 2023
Premier League giants Chelsea are going through a poor run of form at the moment and have won just once in the year 2023 thus far, which is down to psychological reasons, according to former African Footballer of the Year, Victor Ikpeba.   The Blues in the past one week had lost 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League ...
Anglo-Nigerian striker wins Luton Town's Player of the Month for January 2023
Published: February 16, 2023
Anglo-Nigerian striker Elijah Adebayo has won Luton Town's Diamond Player of the Month for January 2023, informs the official website of the Hatters.    Adebayo has taken the January accolade on the back of his impressive performances and finished first in the poll with 44 percent of the vote.    H...
On hot streak : Hale End product Akpom scores 17th league goal as Boro beat Sheffield United
Published: February 16, 2023
Arsenal's Hale End Academy product Chuba Akpom continued his amazing goalscoring form after finding the net as Middlesbrough registered a 3-1 road win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Wednesday night.   The Super Eagles hopeful has been firing on all cylinders since the appointment of Manchester ...
Super Eagles winger in contention to make Nantes comeback against Juventus 
Published: February 15, 2023
Moses Simon has seemingly passed a fitness test ahead of Nantes' Europa League knockout round playoff first leg match against Juventus in Turin.    Coach of Nantes,  Antoine Kombouaré has decided to select the Super Eagles winger in a 20-man squad for the trip to Italy.    Kombouaré could not ...