EPL Wrap: Subdued Performance By Iwobi; Ighalo Loses With Watford; Okaka, Success Still Out; Ibe Benched; Ladapo Not Listed
Published: January 03, 2017
Rundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the English Premier League on Tuesday night.Arsenal came from three goals down to earn a 3-3 draw against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. Super Eagles rising star Alex Iwobi started and was replaced in 63rd minute after a subdued performance.England youth interna...
Iwobi Challenges Alexis, Ozil & Oxlade-Chamberlain For Arsenal Player Of The Month
Published: January 03, 2017
Super Eagles rising star Alex Iwobi is in the running for Arsenal’s Vitality Player of the Month for December.During the period under review, the attacking midfielder was involved in every single game contested by the Gunners, six in total, and scored two goals. The 20-year-old Iwobi opened his account for the se...
Red-Hot Chelsea Loanee Abraham Bags Brace For Bristol City
Published: January 02, 2017
In-form English-born Nigerian striker Tammy Abraham bagged a brace but his goals were not enough as Bristol City lost 3-2 to Reading in the EFL Championship on Monday after conceding a late, late goal.The Chelsea loanee gave the home team the lead in the 27th minute, when he fired home from close range after Bryan saw ...
EPL Wrap : Musa,Robson-Kanu Subbed In; Iheanacho Replaced; Barkley Stars; Young Stars Maja, Ejaria Make Bench
Published: January 02, 2017
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Monday, January 2, 2017.In the early game between Middlesbrough and Leicester City, it ended goalless at the Riverside Stadium. Nigeria star Ahmed Musa entered into the fray in the 71st minute for the champions.England midfield...
Iwobi Scores First Headed Goal Of Senior Career As Arsenal Stroll Past Crystal Palace
Published: January 01, 2017
Arsenal moved within nine points of leaders Chelsea following a routine 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in a Premier League clash at the Emirates on Sunday evening.The Eagles trailed 1-0 at the break after an outrageous moment of skill from Frenchman Olivier Giroud gave the Gunners the lead in the 17th minute.Chile sta...
Why Ighalo Finally Made Watford Starting XI After He Was Initially Omitted
Published: January 01, 2017
Odion Ighalo was included in Watford’s starting line-up against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon at the last minute before the start of the Premier League clash.Initially named on the bench, the Nigeria international replaced Juan Camilo Zuniga in the line-up after the Colombian wing-back injured his ankle i...
Sunderland Striker Anichebe Ruled Out For Three Weeks With Hamstring Injury
Published: January 01, 2017
Victor Anichebe faces a minimum of three weeks on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in Sunderland’s 4-1 loss to Burnley on Saturday in the Premier League.Anichebe limped off in the closing minutes of the first half at Turf Moor, and Black Cats manager David Moyes has confirmed that the Nigeria internationa...
EPL Wrap: Moses & Chelsea Equal Record; Robson-Kanu Scores Blinder; Anichebe Injured; Ogbonna Cautioned; Iheanacho, Ejaria Make Bench
Published: December 31, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday, December 31.Victor Anichebe was forced off with injury as Sunderland were humiliated 4-1 by Burnley at Turf Moor. The Nigeria international was replaced before the start of the second half.Young stars Joel Asoro and J...
Sheyi Ojo Scores But Forced Off With Injury As Liverpool Draw Eight-Goal Thriller
Published: December 31, 2016
England youth international Sheyi Ojo is making quick progress in his bid to return to match fitness before rejoining the first team of Liverpool in the second half of the 2016-2017 season.The winger was on target as The Reds U23 team played out an entertaining 4-4 draw versus Wigan Athletic in a scrimmage on Friday af...
In-form Chelsea Loanee Tammy Abraham Scores 15th Goal Of The Season
Published: December 31, 2016
Bristol City lost 2-1 to Ipswich Town on game week 24 in the EFL Championship on Friday, December 30.The home team took the lead in the 39th minute, scoring through Kevin Bru, and the visitors did not respond until six minutes out of intermission through Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham.The Nigeria target calmly finished f...
Chelsea Boss Hints Ola Aina Will Act As Understudy To Victor Moses
Published: December 30, 2016
Answering questions from reporters at Friday’s press conference, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hinted that the young Nigerian right-back Ola Aina will continue to be the understudy to Victor Moses in the second half of this season because he is trusted. Aina has made two substitute appearances in the Premier ...
Watford Striker Success Faces Three Weeks On The Sidelines
Published: December 30, 2016
Watford have been been dealt a big blow with the news that one of their Nigerian strikers, Isaac Success, faces up to three weeks on the sidelines. A hamstring injury prevented the former Flying Eagles star from suiting up in the Premier League fixture versus Crystal Palace on Boxing Day, and additional tests carried o...
Kelechi Nwakali Training With Former Club, Returns To MVV January 2
Published: December 29, 2016
Nigeria U20 skipper Kelechi Nwakali will have only a few hours of rest before having his first training session of 2017 with MVV Maastricht on January 2, 2017, allnigeriasoccer.com has been informed. Based on the itinerary of the Arsenal loanee, he will depart Nigeria in the early hours of Monday morning for his trip t...
Tottenham Hotspur Boss : Important For Dele To Score Goals
Published: December 29, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was delighted that the English-born Nigerian midfielder Dele Alli bagged a brace in his side’s 4-1 rout of Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday night.The Three Lions star equalized for Spurs in the 19th minute before he grabbed his second of the game after s...
More Praise For City Young Star Iheanacho : Deadly In Front Of Goal
Published: December 28, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho has been making the back pages at home and abroad having impressed for Manchester City while Sergio Aguero was serving out his suspension.With 12 goals from 19 shots on target, Daily Mirror’s Jack Rathborn thinks the Nigeria international is one of the deadliest strikers in the history of the En...