Barcelona Striker Oshoala Explains How Music Inspired Her To Leave A Legacy
Published: February 03, 2021
The influence of African music and culture on the lives of two of Nigeria’s most famous women, football superstar Asisat Oshoala and award-winning singer-songwriter Tiwa Savage, are centre stage in the latest episode of the FIFA PlayOn Podcast.The duo tell the podcast’s co-hosts, Universal Music Group’s global ch...
'He Will Leave Soon' - Dutch Pundit Predicts Super Eagles GK Will Depart Sparta Rotterdam Next Season
Published: February 02, 2021
Dutch football pundit Ruud van Os has predicted that goalkeeper Maduka Okoye will depart Sparta Rotterdam in the summer after putting himself in the shop window with a string of fine performances in the Dutch Eredivisie. The Nigeria international has cemented his place in Sparta Rotterdam's starting lineup with man...
'I Have To Be Honest' - Troost-Ekong Blames Himself For First Goal Conceded By Watford Vs QPR
Published: February 02, 2021
Watford missed the chance to close the gap on second-placed Swansea City following their shock 2-1 loss to Queens Park Rangers at Vicarage Road on Monday night. Troy Deeney put the Hornets ahead from the spot in the 52nd minute, only for Charlie Austin to restore parity through a header with seventeen minutes left ...
Super Eagles-Eligible Duo Bright Dike, Bello Make Senior Debuts For United States
Published: February 01, 2021
Super Eagles-eligible duo George Bello and Daryl Dike made their senior debuts for the United States as they hammered Trinidad and Tobago 7-0 in an international friendly staged in Florida on Sunday. Atlanta United defender Bello and Orlando City striker Dike entered the game as substitutes in the 65th minute, wear...
Germany Hoping To Beat Nigeria, England To Bayern Superkid By Handing Him Senior Call Up March
Published: January 29, 2021
The German Football Association are planning to beat Nigeria and England to the services of Bayern Munich teenage sensation Jamal Musiala, according to reports. German newspaper Bild has reported that the Chelsea academy product will sign his first professional contract on February 26 and the following month he wil...
IFFHS : Enyeama Joins Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City Stars In CAF Team Of The Decade
Published: January 28, 2021
Former Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been included in the CAF Team of the Decade, 2011-2020, by International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). Enyeama, Nigeria's joint most capped player in history with 101 international appearances to his name, is the only Nigerian player featured on the ...
Reggina Interested In 2015 U17 World Cup Winner Okwonkwo
Published: January 28, 2021
2015 U17 World Cup-winning striker Orji Okwonkwo is reportedly drawing interest from Italian Serie B club Reggina. According to Corriere dello Sport (via Tuttomercatoweb), Reggina sports director Massimo Taibi has contacted Bologna for the signature of Okwonkwo. The 23-year-old has returned to his parent club aft...
Super Eagles Official Dismisses Reports FIFA Has Cleared Liverpool, Chelsea, Fulham, Southampton Stars To Play For Nigeria
Published: January 27, 2021
Super Eagles chief scout Tunde Adelakun has moved quickly to dismiss reports in the local press that football's governing body, FIFA has given clearance to six players with dual nationality to switch allegiance to the Nigeria Football Federation. It was erroneously claimed that Fulham pair Ademola Lookman and Tosin A...
Gattuso Happy Over Osimhen's Return As Napoli Create Club Record In Loss To Verona
Published: January 24, 2021
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso was delighted to see the club's most expensive signing in history, Victor Osimhen return to action as his side were beaten 3-1 by Verona in a Serie A clash on Sunday. The Nigeria international came off the bench in the 65th minute as a replacement for Andrea Petagna - his first appearan...
Nigeria Handed Boost Ahead Of AFCONQ As Osimhen Is Named In Napoli Matchday Squad vs Verona
Published: January 24, 2021
Nigeria have been handed a boost ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches with Benin and Lesotho, with their leading scorer in the qualifiers, Victor Osimhen given the medical all-clear to return to action. Nigeria's most expensive player in history has been selected by manager Gennaro Gattuso f...
'I've Got Kelechi' - Leicester Boss Counting On Iheanacho To Provide Cover For Injured Jamie Vardy
Published: January 22, 2021
Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers has revealed that Kelechi Iheanacho is among the attack-minded players he is counting on to provide cover the injured Jamie Vardy. The Foxes top scorer will have a minor operation for a hernia issue, effectively ruling him out of the trip to Brentford for the fourth round of the...
Villarreal Target Versatile Newcastle United Star To Provide Cover For Injured Chukwueze
Published: January 21, 2021
Villarreal manager Unai Emery is targeting a move for versatile Newcastle United defender Javier Manquillo in the January transfer window, according to reports. The Yellow Submarine have been forced to delve into the transfer market after their Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze suffered a groin injury which may requir...
IFFHS : Enyimba Nigeria's Best Club 2020, Rank 352nd In World Above Bordeaux, Anderlecht
Published: January 21, 2021
The International Federation of Football History & Statistics has published the club world ranking for 2020 with Enyimba cracking the top 400, the only Nigeria Professional Football League side that made the list. Using the weighted points per game methodology, Enyimba finished second in the NPFL table in the curta...
Olayinka Scores Against His Former Club As Slavia Prague Advance To Czech MOL Cup Last Sixteen
Published: January 19, 2021
Slavia Prague advanced to the last sixteen of the Czech MOL Cup on Tuesday following a 4-1 hammering of Sunday Faleye's Dukla Prague at the Sinobo Stadium (Praha). One-cap Nigeria international Peter Olayinka has now scored in all the competitions he has been involved in this season after finding the net in today's ...
'Has Been The Bright Light' - Ex-West Brom Defender Rates Ajayi As Best Player For EPL Strugglers
Published: January 19, 2021
Retired Nigeria international Sam Sodje has rated Semi Ajayi as the best player in a West Brom side battling with relegation at the halfway stage of the season. The Super Eagles star has used his height to good advantage, winning 2.2 aerial duels per game and scored via headers against Liverpool and most recently a...