Nigerian Messi, Ogo Obi, Stars But Watford Lose To Burnley In Premier League Cup
Published: September 12, 2016
Three players of Nigerian descent were in action at Turf Moor as Burnley advanced to the group stage of the Premier League Cup thanks to their 2-0 win over Watford on Monday afternoon. Ogo Obi, hailed as the Nigerian Messi, and fellow striker Ola Adeyemo made the Hornets starting line-up, while Morakinyo Koiki was incl...
Chelsea Star Mikel Excited By Diego Costa Bicycle Kick Goal vs Swansea
Published: September 12, 2016
John Obi Mikel was impressed with the goal scored by Spain international Diego Costa in Chelsea’s entertaining 2-2 draw against Swansea City in the Premier League on Sunday, and delighted that his team maintained their unbeaten start to the season.Costa bicycle kicked the Blues level with nine minutes remaining, ...
Chelsea Monitoring The Progress Of Kenneth Omeruo, Tammy Abraham
Published: September 12, 2016
English Premier League club are monitoring the progress of Nigeria international Kenneth Omeruo in Turkey.The central defender has been farmed out on loan to Super Lig newcomers Alanyaspor and was in action against Genclerbirligi last weekend. In the review of their players on loan, the official website of Chelsea wrot...
Talented Nigerian Defender Promoted To Manchester City First Team
Published: September 12, 2016
Nigerian defender Tosin Adarabioyo, 18, has been promoted fully to the first team of Manchester City, having impressed manager Pep Guardiola during pre-season training.Manchester Evening News has reported that the central defender is among the five youngsters added to the first team roster.His only competitive appearan...
Chelsea Dazzler Victor Moses Reacts To Draw Against Swansea City
Published: September 12, 2016
Victor Moses has reacted to Chelsea’s entertaining 2-2 draw against Swansea City in the Premier League, stating that he felt bad that his team did not secure three points.The Blues started the new season winning three games on the spin but lost their one hundred percent record at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday eve...
Victor Moses Appears Off The Bench In Drama At The Liberty Stadium
Published: September 11, 2016
Victor Moses appeared off the bench for the fourth time in the Premier League this season as Chelsea surrendered their one hundred percent record after playing out a 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Sunday evening.Trailing 2-1 in an absorbing contest at the Liberty Stadium, manager Antonio Conte introduced the Nigeria sta...
Akin Odimayo Grabs Winner As Reading Beat Spurs In Seven-Goal Thriller
Published: September 10, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur lost 4-3 to Reading in the U18 Premier League at Hogwood Park Training Ground (Finchampstead, Berkshire) on Saturday afternoon, with two Nigerian players finding the back of the net. The home team had Ademola Shokunbi and Akin Odimayo in their starting line-up, while Timothy Eyoma, Keanan Bennetts an...
Four Nigerian Players Added To Arsenal Champions League Roster Ahead PSG Clash
Published: September 10, 2016
Four players of Nigerian descent have been included in Arsenal’s B list for the Champions League group stage.Ahead of Tuesday night’s clash against Paris Saint-Germain, the Emirates outfit have submitted the names of additional players via the B list, including Alex Iwobi, Chuba Akpom, Aaron Eyoma and Tolaj...
Premier League Wrap : Iheanacho, Dele Hit Target, Lady Luck Smiles On Ighalo; Iwobi Returns; Okaka Debuts; Success, Ibe Feature
Published: September 10, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on match day four.At Old Trafford, Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first goal of the season and bagged an assist in Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Manchester United. He subbed out in the 53rd minute. Defender Tosin Adarabioyo d...
Straight Outta Owerri ! Iheanacho Becomes First Nigerian To Score In Manchester Derby
Published: September 10, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho became the first Nigerian player to score in the Manchester derby when he opened his account for the season as City beat neighbors Manchester United 2-1 in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor and former England youth international Nedum Onuoha ...
Nigerian Wonderkid Iheanacho Starts First-Ever Manchester Derby
Published: September 10, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho has started his first-ever Manchester derby, with City manager Pep Guardiola naming the young star in the line-up to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.In the most important Premier League game of the season so far, Aguero has no choice but to watch from the stands after he w...
Nigerian Whizkid Tosin Kehinde Misses Manchester United 1-1 Draw At Man City
Published: September 10, 2016
Nigerian midfielder Tosin Kehinde was missing from the Manchester United U23s team that were held to a 1-1 draw by neighbors Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Friday night. As well as the opening-day win versus Leicester City, the 18-year-old featured against Southampton and Chelsea, and it will be the first tim...
Conte Watches On As Nigerian Defender Opens Goal Account For Chelsea
Published: September 10, 2016
Nigerian defender Fikayo Tomori, 18,  opened his account for the season as Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 in Premier League 2  on Friday night. Per team news, Tomori was named in the starting line-up, teammate Ike Ugbo started on the bench while Nigeria U23 international Nathan Oduwa was left out of the W...
Ndukwu, Ughelumba Poised To Make Debut For Leicester City In UEFA Youth League
Published: September 10, 2016
English Premier League champions Leicester City have submitted their roster for the group stage of the UEFA Youth League , with two players of Nigerian descent listed by manager Steven Beaglehole.England youth international Layton Ndukwu has been named alongside the 16-year-old defender Calvin Ughelumba.Winger Ndukwu h...
Mourinho Suggests Iheanacho May Start Against Manchester United
Published: September 09, 2016
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will have to adapt to the tactics of City coach Pep Guardiola in tomorrow’s derby.With Sergio Aguero suspended for the trip to Old Trafford, the Portuguese coach has suggested that his rival may decide to change his formation, with Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho am...