UYL Wrap: Real Madrid's Akinlabi Subbed In, Juventus' Iweru Goes 90 Vs Utd; Man City's Ogbeta Shines; Chelsea's Anjorin Missing
Published: November 07, 2018
How players of Nigerian descent fared on game week four in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday, November 7. At the Stadion Přeštice (Přeštice), Real Madrid came from a goal down to beat Viktoria Plzeň 2-1 thanks to a 95th winner from Rodrigo Rodrigues. The Spanish side have sealed progression from the group stag...
Chelsea's Moses Sees Handwriting On The Wall He's Not Wanted, Left In London For No Reason
Published: November 07, 2018
Former Nigeria international Victor Moses was omitted from the Chelsea squad that traveled to Belarus for Thursday evening's Europa League game against BATE Borisov.  Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has named four wingers on the 20-man roster : Eden Hazard, Pedro, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian. Marcos Alonso, Davi...
Belgium Dazzler Eden Hazard Closing In On John Obi Mikel's Chelsea Record
Published: November 07, 2018
Belgium World Cup star Eden Hazard is closing in on Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel's appearance record at Chelsea, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. The former Chelsea number 12 is fourth on the list of foreign players with the most appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit, having racked up 372 appearances befor...
'Ademola Has Been On Fire Since He Came Back For Pre-season' - NFF Target Hailed After Scoring Against Kenyans
Published: November 07, 2018
Nigeria Football Federation target Ademola Lookman received praise from Everton captain Phil Jagielka after sparkling in their 4-0 rout of Kenyan opponents, Gor Mahia on Tuesday evening. Lookman put the Toffees 1-0 up in the 16th minute, putting away Cenk Tosun’s low cross from the right, and the East Africans str...
Africa's Richest Man Dangote Would Consider Buying Another Club Other Than Arsenal
Published: November 07, 2018
Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said that he would turn his attention to buying another football club if Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke refuses to sell. Dangote does not think this is the right time to buy the Premier League club because he wants to complete one of the  world’s largest oil refineries in Lago...
UYL Wrap: Liverpool's Adekanye Wins Several Free-Kicks; Eyoma Helps Spurs Maintain Unbeaten Record; PSV's Madueke Debuts
Published: November 06, 2018
Round-up of the players of Nigerian descent involved in the UEFA Youth League on Tuesday, November 6. At Hotspur Way Training Centre (London), England U19 defender Timothy Eyoma played ninety minutes as a central defender for Tottenham Hotspur in their 2-0 win against PSV Eindhoven. Eyoma has gone the distance in...
Torino Readying N4.05 Billion Bid For Chelsea Defender Ola Aina Ahead Of January Transfer Window
Published: November 06, 2018
Italian Serie A club Torino have started working on a deal to sign Nigeria defender Ola Aina on a permanent basis when the winter transfer window opens for business in January 2019. Signed on a season-long loan from Chelsea in August 2018, The Maroons have been impressed with the performance of the versatile fullbac...
Sky Sports Pundit: Ozil, Mkhitaryan Don't Fit Into Emery's Style of Football; Iwobi Deserves Starting Place
Published: November 06, 2018
Sky Sports pundit Tony Cascarino believes the duo of Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not have long term future at Arsenal under Unai Emery but sees Nigeria international Alex Iwobi  suiting the playing style of the new Gunners' head coach and deserves more playing opportunities.Iwobi provided the assist for str...
Ex-Chelsea & Man Utd Stars : Nigerian Midfielder Will Dump Huddersfield If They Get Relegated
Published: November 06, 2018
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Andy Townsend and former Manchester United star Owen Hargreaves have predicted that Nigerian midfielder Philip Billing will bid farewell to Huddersfield Town at the end of the 2018-19 season if they get relegated from the Premier League. Billing, who was named The Terriers Player of the Month for...
Highly-Rated Crystal Palace Nigerian Winger Scores In Comeback Game
Published: November 05, 2018
Promising Nigerian winger Joseph Hungbo has made a successful return from injury, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. In his first match of the season, the Crystal Palace U23 star took only seven minutes to double his team's advantage in a Professional Development League match with local rivals Millwall on Monday. Int...
'He's Got Unbelievable Pace'- Southampton Boss Hails First Nigerian Born This Century To Play In EPL
Published: November 05, 2018
Nigerian striker Michael Obafemi was showered with praise by Southampton boss Mark Hughes despite the Saints 6-1 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday evening at the Etihad Stadium. Having starred for the Saints U23 side for whom he has scored 4 goals in 8 games this term, Obafemi was included in t...
Yakubu Tells Gor Mahia Stars To Market Themselves, Liverpool Scout To Watch Kenyans Take On Everton
Published: November 05, 2018
Retired Nigeria international Yakubu Aiyegebeni has urged the Gor Mahia players to market themselves when they take on his former club Everton in a high profile friendly match at Goodison Park on Tuesday. According to Standard Media, Liverpool Chief scout Barry Hunter has confirmed that he will witness tomorrow's ga...
Former Nigeria Striker Ameobi Hails Lacazette For Arsenal Goals, Praises Iwobi For Assist Vs Liverpool
Published: November 05, 2018
Former Nigeria striker Shola Ameobi has offered explanation on why Arsenal striker Alexander Lacazette has been in a huge goal scoring form for the North London side.Lacazette grabbed a vital equaliser for Arsenal in their 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday evening at the Emirates Stadium which was his fifth Premie...
Solanke & Ughelumba On Target, Adekanye Provides Two Assists As Liverpool Beat Leicester U23
Published: November 04, 2018
England 21 star Dominic Solanke impressed while playing for Liverpool's U23 squad on Saturday and has been praised by manager Critchley after finding the back of the net in their 3-1 win over Leicester City. Three players of Nigerian descent contributed to all the four goals scored at Liverpool’s Academy Ground, w...
'Moses Is More Suitable For Playing Wing-back' - Chelsea Boss Indicates Nigerian Star Is Surplus To Requirements
Published: November 04, 2018
Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has indicated that Victor Moses is surplus to requirements ahead of his side's Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday evening. Antonio Conte used to set up his team in a 3-4-3 formation and Moses flourished after he was converted to a wing-back but has not shown enough ver...