Mikel Extends Unbeaten Record Under Hiddink To 26 Games After Starring Against Man United
Published: February 07, 2016
John Obi Mikel has extended his unbeaten record under Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink to 26 games after lasting the distance as the champions played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the Premier League.In Hiddink’s first spell in charge, during the 2008-2009 se...
Watford Goalie Hails Spurs Influential Midfielder Dele Alli
Published: February 07, 2016
Watford glovesman Heurelho Gomes has admitted that the Anglo-Nigerian Dele Alli was decisive when he came on in the second half in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.Shortly after his introduction in the 61st minute, the England international made a delightful cross which was tapped home ...
Emenike Comes Closest To Scoring For West Ham On Debut
Published: February 07, 2016
Emmanuel Emenike made his official debut for West Ham in their 1-0 loss to Southampton on game week 25 in the English Premier League on Saturday.The Hammers have agreed terms with the former Nigeria international until the end of this season and the striker trained on Thursday for the first time with his new teammates....
Premier League Wrap : Ighalo Loses With Watford; Alli Notches Helper;Agbonlahor Opens Season Account; Anichebe&Moses Start
Published: February 06, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday.Waftord lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo was in action for 90 minutes but could not add to his 14 goals in the top-flight, while Scotland international of Nigerian descen...
Super-Sub Kelechi Iheanacho Fails To Save City From Surprise Defeat Vs Leicester City
Published: February 06, 2016
Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho suited up for the 16th time in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon but could not prevent Manchester City from losing 3-1 to table-toppers Leicester City at the Etihad.With the homers struggling in attack, manager Manuel Pellegrini introduced the Nigeria international ...
Sergio Aguero Beats Dele Alli To EPL Player of the Month Award
Published: February 05, 2016
Manchester City star Sergio Aguero has beaten Tottenham Hotspur’s Anglo-Nigerian midfielder Dele Alli to the Premier League Player of the Month Award for January.Alli was nominated alongside the Argentina national-teamer, Jermain Defoe(Sunderland), Roberto Firmino(Liverpool), Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) an...
Arsenal Name Tolaji Bola, Aaron Eyoma To Champions League Roster
Published: February 05, 2016
English Premier League club Arsenal have sent their updated Champions League roster to UEFA, ahead of their round of 16 clash against Barcelona later this month.The Gunners manager, Arsene Wenger, has named Anglo-Nigerian pair Tolaji Bola and Aaron Eyoma, who recently penned professional deals, to the squad list submit...
Emmanuel Emenike Begins Training With West Ham
Published: February 04, 2016
New West Ham acquisition Emmanuel Emenike could make his official debut for the Londoners when they square off against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.The former Nigeria international joined The Hammers from Fenerbahce on Sunday but could not feature against Liverpool two days later because he did not hav...
Odion Ighalo Tips Arsenal Target Kelechi Nwakali To Take The Premier League By Storm
Published: February 04, 2016
Watford sensation Odion Ighalo has tipped Arsenal trainee Kelechi Nwakali to take the English Premier League by storm after he pens a professional deal with the Gunners.The Golden Eaglets skipper and his entourage, including ex-Arsenal dazzler Nwankwo Kanu, had a brief meeting with Ighalo shortly after he took to the V...
Iwobi, Eyoma & Bola Make Arsenal Premier League Roster
Published: February 04, 2016
Londoners Arsenal have submitted their updated squad list to the Premier League, with four players of Nigerian descent named to the roster, including Super Eagles striker Alex Iwobi.Despite being linked with a couple of clubs in the Championship, Iwobi remained at Arsenal at the close of the transfer window, but was no...
Spurs Manager Reveals He Had To Substitute Sick Dele Alli
Published: February 03, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has explained why he had to replace Anglo-Nigerian midfielder Dele Alli at half-time as his secured a 3-0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.Alli had already done the damage before he was substituted, netting his seventh goal of the season in the seco...
Premier League Wrap : No Debut For Emenike; Moses & Anichebe Come Off Bench; Iheanacho Replaced; Iwobi Not Involved
Published: February 02, 2016
Catch up on the performance of players of Nigerian descent on game week 24 in the English Premier League on Tuesday night.There was no debut for Emmanuel Emenike in West Ham’s 2-0 win against Aston Villa at the Boleyn Ground. Super Eagles winger Victor Moses joined the party four minutes from time, while Angelo O...
Chuba Akpom Says Hat-trick Vs Bury Is Highlight Of His Career
Published: February 02, 2016
Chuba Akpom has admitted that his hat-trick against Bury on Saturday in the FA Cup has been the highlight of his career so far.The England youth-teamer had lost his spot in the Tigers starting lineup since December but retained his shirt for the visit to Gigg Lance and repaid the manager’s faith by netting his fi...
Kelechi Iheanacho Named To Manchester City Champions League Roster
Published: February 01, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho is poised to get a taste of UEFA Champions League action when the competition resumes later this month, with Manchester City boss, Manuel Pellegrini, confirming that the Nigerian talent has been included in the roster.Frenchman Samir Nasri has been axed from the squadlist having failed to recover from...
Manchester City Manager Explains Why Kelechi Iheanacho Was Handed Penalty Responsibility
Published: January 31, 2016
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has explained why he handed penalty-taking responsibilities to Kelechi Iheanacho in his side’s 4-0 rout of Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Saturday. There were more experienced players - Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho and Jesús Navas- in the starting lineup but the Chil...