Arsenal's Balogun, Nigeria U23 star, 3 others respond to Smith Rowe's 'best day of my life' comment
Published: September 27, 2021
Arsenal secured bragging rights in the north London derby, beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium with two of their academy products playing key roles in the win.   Emile Smith Rowe got them on their way in the 12th minute, scoring from ten yards out after he was set up by Bukayo Saka, who also got his...
Balogun, Okonkwo not involved as red-hot Arsenal see off Omole's Tottenham
Published: September 26, 2021
An in-form Arsenal side made it five wins from six games in all competitions after beating north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening. Arthur Okonkwo and Folarin Balogun, who were both promoted to the Gunners first team on a permanent basis before the start of the season, we...
Man City U23 coach hails Arsenal's Nigeria-eligible GK after producing crucial saves
Published: September 26, 2021
After a disastrous start to the season that saw them concede six goals against West Ham United, Arsenal are the form team in the Premier League 2 with four wins and one draw in their last five matches. The Gunners have somehow turned around a bleak situation by bringing goalkeepers Karl Hein and Arthur Okonkwo, and...
Nigerian-born ex-Man City star praises Guardiola for getting his tactics 'spot on' vs Chelsea
Published: September 26, 2021
Nigerian-born former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha has paid tribute to Pep Guardiola for his perfect game plan during his side's 1-0 win over Chelsea in a Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon. Onuoha revealed that the key to beating the European champions was the formation Guardiola deployed to nullify...
Leicester City manager defends decision to substitute Lookman against Burnley
Published: September 26, 2021
Brendan Rodgers has explained the reasoning behind his decision to take off Ademola Lookman during the second half of his side's 2-2 draw with Burnely in a Premier League clash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. The Super Eagles hopeful, who put in a brilliant performance on his full Premier League debut...
World Heart Day: Nigerian celebrities including Tonto Dikeh to walk with Arsenal legend
Published: September 26, 2021
Former Arsenal Legend, Nwankwo Kanu is expected to lead top Nigerian dignitaries and over 2,000 people as 'Abuja Walk with Kanu Nwankwo (Papilo) to make the heart beat' on World Heart Day.The event billed for the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, is part of Kanu's effort to create awareness for people living with various...
Germany coach in attendance as Onyeka and Brentford hold Liverpool in 6-goal thriller
Published: September 25, 2021
Germany head coach Hansi Flick was among the spectators at Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday evening as Brentford and Liverpool played out a six-goal thriller in the Premier League. Onyeka was handed his first start this month, replacing Shandon Baptiste in the Bees starting line-up. The Nigeria internation...
EFL wrap: Bournemouth duo, Watford loanee, Owls' Adeniran, Shrewsbury's Udoh, Ajiboye score
Published: September 25, 2021
Six Nigeria-eligible players were on target for their respective clubs in Football League matches that took place on Saturday, September 25. Bournemouth have returned to top spot in the Championship after beating Luton Town 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium. The Cherries were two goals up after half an hour as Philip B...
EPL wrap : Iheanacho bags assist; Carney benched vs Man Utd; starts for Iwobi, Ndidi, Lookman
Published: September 25, 2021
A round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, September 25, 2021. At Old Trafford, Shola Shoretire, who was on U23 duties last night, was not selected in the gameday squad as Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Aston Villa, for wh...
NFF's Best Performer of the Year looking forward to facing West Ham United in UEL
Published: September 25, 2021
Fresh from winning the Nigeria Football Federation's Best Performer of the Year, Paul Onuachu says he is looking forward to facing West Ham United in the Europa League. Racing Genk will do battle with the Premier League side in back-to-back Europa League group stage matches after the second international break of th...
Photo : Southend United's Nigeria-eligible youngster completes transfer to Arsenal's academy
Published: September 25, 2021
Arsenal have bolstered their academy ranks with the signing of Anglo-Nigerian youngster Noah Laditan. A delighted Laditan took to social media on Saturday morning to confirm that his move to the Arsenal academy is now in the bag, and he joins the Emirates outfit from Southend United youth team.   The former Shrimp...
Tottenham boss invites Arsenal-reared Nigerian defender to train with first team ahead of derby
Published: September 25, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur first team manager Nuno Espirito Santo invited Tobi Omole to train with the first team ahead of the north London derby against Arsenal, allnigeriasoccer.com reports. Nuno Espirito Santo ran the rule over Omole during yesterday's workout at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre in Enfield.   The Anglo-...
Shoretire stars as Manchester United pick up away win against Everton in Premier League 2
Published: September 25, 2021
Shola Shoretire was impressive as Manchester United secured their second successive Premier League 2 win by beating Everton 1-0 at Haig Avenue (Southport, Merseyside) on Friday night. The England youth international of Nigerian descent was named in the staring line-up along with Dutch-Nigerian winger Dillon Hoogewer...
Nigeria-eligible striker on target as Chelsea U23s edge Liverpool in 7-goal thriller
Published: September 24, 2021
Chelsea got the better of Liverpool in a seven-goal Premier League 2 thriller at Kingsmeadow on Friday night. After missing the 6-1 loss to Arsenal last weekend, Norwegian-born Nigerian striker Bryan Fiabema was named in Chelsea's starting line-up for the visit of the Reds. Liverpool took the lead in the sixth m...
Iheanacho battles Brentford, PNE, Arsenal, Man City stars for Carabao Cup Goal of the Round
Published: September 24, 2021
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho is up for the Carabao Cup Goal of Round Three. The official website of the EFL has published the names of five players whose goals have been nominated for the prize with the Nigeria international making the cut. In his bid to win the accolade, Iheanacho has to see off com...