'An immeasurable talent' - Bologna Technical Director Sabatini tips Osimhen to play at highest level
Published: March 18, 2021
Bologna Technical Director Walter Sabatini is backing Victor Osimhen to play at the highest level of European football provided that he remains injury-free. Signed from Lille for a club record fee of 70 million euros last summer, the Napoli striker has struggled in his first season in Italy as a result of fitness i...
Okoye to seek advice from Rohr about transfer to Ajax; English, Italian, Belgian clubs also interested
Published: March 18, 2021
Sparta Rotterdam glovesman Maduka Okoye will hold talks with manager Gernot Rohr during this month's international break about a potential move to Eredivisie powerhouse Ajax Amsterdam in the summer transfer window.   Ajax are in the market for a goalkeeper as they will be without first-choice keeper André Onana unti...
Slavia Prague striker Olayinka to undergo late fitness test before Glasgow Rangers clash
Published: March 17, 2021
Slavia Prague manager Jindrich Trpisovsky has confirmed that Peter Olayinka will undergo a late fitness test before their Europa League encounter with Scottish champions Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Thursday night. The Nigeria international picked up an injury during the first leg last week and missed the le...
Super Eagles AFCONQ Squad : Genk's Onuachu, Galatasaray's Onyekuru Replace French-based duo
Published: March 17, 2021
The Nigeria Football Federation confirmed on Wednesday that Bordeaux star Samuel Kalu and Nantes winger Moses Simon are unlikely to travel to Africa for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Republic of Benin and Lesotho. French clubs are set to block African players from representing th...
Rangers center-back Balogun says he's forbidden to mention Celtic; considers return to Germany
Published: March 17, 2021
Nigeria international center-back Leon Balogun has sensationally revealed that he is forbidden to mention Celtic's name ever since he linked up with Glasgow Rangers.   The two most successful clubs in Scotland, Rangers and Celtic have a heated rivalry and the Old Firm derby is one of the hotly-contested and complicat...
Confirmed : Nantes block Moses Simon from Super Eagles duty against Benin, Lesotho
Published: March 17, 2021
Through a press release published on their official website on Wednesday, French Ligue 1 side Nantes have confirmed that Nigeria international Moses Simon will not be reporting for international duty next week in Lagos, Nigeria. The winger has been named in the Super Eagles squad for the Africa Cup of Nations quali...
Benin to announce squad for AFCONQ vs Nigeria and Sierra Leone on Thursday
Published: March 16, 2021
The Benin Football Federation have confirmed that national team coach Michel Dussuyer will announce his roster for this month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Nigeria and Sierra Leone on March 18. The squad announcement was earlier scheduled to hold today but it was postponed to Thursday, starting fro...
Rangers midfielder Aribo named Nigeria's most successful player between March 15, 2020 and March 10, 2021
Published: March 16, 2021
In its latest post, CIES Football Observatory has highlighted the footballers who have won the highest percentage of domestic league matches in which they participated as starting 11 players since 15th March 2020. Only players who started at least 20 games in their current league (regular season or play-off matches...
SPAL CB reveals why he has committed international future to Nigeria over England and Canada
Published: March 16, 2021
Left-footed SPAL central defender Malik Owolabi-Belewu has pledged his international future to Nigeria though he is eligible to represent his country of birth, England and Canada. The 2002-born Owolabi-Belewu has trained with Canada's U15, U16 and U19 national teams in the past and was called up for a Nigeria U17 t...
Genk's Onuachu likened to Czech Republic legend Jan Koller by ex-Derby County striker
Published: March 16, 2021
Racing Genk striker Paul Onuachu has been likened to Czech Republic all-time top scorer Jan Koller by former Derby County star Branko Strupar. The FC Ebedei product is having his most successful season as a professional in terms of goals scored, with 27 in all tournaments and looks nailed-on-favorite to win the top ...
Boothroyd explains why Bayern Munich star of Nigerian decent picked Germany over England
Published: March 15, 2021
England U21 coach Aidy Boothroyd respects the decision of Bayern Munich super talent Jamal Musiala to pledge his international future to Germany over England.   The Stuttgart-born attacking midfielder also qualifies to represent the Super Eagles through his Nigerian father but the Nigerian Federation were down the p...
Crystal Palace's Eze, PSV's Madueke named in England squad for 2021 U21 EURO group stages
Published: March 15, 2021
The English Football Association has announced a 23-man roster for the upcoming 2021 UEFA European U21 Championship group stages, with two players on the radar of the Nigeria Football Federation making the cut. PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke is among three new faces in the Young Lions squad, while Crystal Palace ...
Nigeria target Olise named in Championship TOTW after starring for Reading vs Forest
Published: March 15, 2021
Reading midfielder Michael Olise's reputation continues to grow after he was named in the latest EFL Championship Team of the Week powered by Whoscored.com. Last week, the highly-rated teenager was placed on standby for the Super Eagles' Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Republic of Benin and Leso...
Sparta Rotterdam Director, Okoye react to reports linking Super Eagles GK to Ajax Amsterdam
Published: March 15, 2021
Sparta Rotterdam technical director Henk van Stee has stressed that there is no truth to reports linking Ajax Amsterdam with a summer move for Maduka Okoye. RTV Rijnmond reporter Dennis van Eersel in the talk show FC Rijnmond claimed that the 1995 European champions were among the clubs interested in signing the Fo...
Onuachu on target as Racing Genk advance to Belgian cup final with victory vs Anderlecht
Published: March 14, 2021
Racing Genk secured their place in the final of the Beker van Belgie thanks to a 2-1 vic over nine-time winners RSC Anderlecht at the Lotto Park on Sunday night. Paul Onuachu opened the scoring for Genk after profiting from a cross by Colombian fullback Daniel Muñoz in the seventeenth minute. In the 59th minu...