EFL Cup Wrap : Onomah Scores First Goal For Spurs; Abraham On Song; Maja Debuts; Iheanacho Fires Blanks; Tosin Subbed In; Sonupe, Onuoha Benched
Published: September 21, 2016
Rundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday night.At Loftus Road, Sunderland beat homers Queens Park Rangers 2-1. Josh Maja was handed his senior debut for the Black Cats when he replaced Sweden U21 international Joel Asoro with 21 minutes remaining. Nedum Onuoha r...
Wenger Congratulates Akpom After Starring Against Nottingham Forest
Published: September 21, 2016
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was pleased by the performance of Chuba Akpom in his side’s emphatic 4-0 victory over Nottingham Forest in the League Cup on Tuesday night. The England U21 international of Nigerian descent has seen his first team opportunities limited in the new season despite impressing during pre-sea...
Leicester City Boss Explains Why Musa Is Not In Starting XI For Premier League Games
Published: September 21, 2016
Speaking after his side lost to Chelsea in the League Cup, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has hinted why Ahmed Musa is not in the starting line-up in recent Premier League matches.The Nigeria international has not started in the English top-flight since the opening day at Hull City, and the Italian coach has su...
Victor Moses Thanks Chelsea Faithful For Unwavering Support Against Leicester City
Published: September 21, 2016
Victor Moses was over the moon after Chelsea’s comeback win against Leicester City in the third round of the League Cup on Tuesday night, and has praised the fans for their unwavering support at the King Power Stadium.The Blues were staring elimination in the face after a brace from Shinji Okazaki had put the Fox...
New Paul Pogba, Ejaria Reacts After Debuting For Liverpool
Published: September 20, 2016
Ovie Ejaria was delighted to make his competitive debut for Liverpool in their 3-0 victory over Derby County in the League Cup on Tuesday night, two years after his arrival at Anfield from Arsenal. Speculations were rife at home and abroad that the central midfielder was in line to make his first appearance for the Red...
Gunners Stop Chelsea Ace Moses From Attending Wedding Of Elder Sister
Published: September 20, 2016
Allnigeriasoccer.com can confirm that Victor Moses will not attend the wedding of his elder sister, Eki, on Saturday, September 24 because of commitments with Chelsea. Chelsea will face off against neighbors Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend at the Emirates, and the Nigeria winger has not been permitted by the...
Arsenal Starlet Iwobi Is The New Mesut Ozil; Has More Assists Than German In 2016
Published: September 20, 2016
Alex Iwobi has been firing on all cylinders since he broke into the first team of Arsenal in the second half of last season.In 2016, the Nigeria international has provided more assists in the Premier League- five in total- than any other player at the Gunners, including Mesut Ozil, who is well known for his eye for a k...
Olomola Scores Another Brace For Southampton U23 In Draw Against Leicester
Published: September 19, 2016
Southampton U23s drew 2-2 with Leicester City in Premier League 2 at Staplewood on Monday, with Nigerian striker Olufela Olomola bagging a brace for the Saints. Olomola put Southampton in front in the eighth minute when he headed home Tyreke Johnson’s cross, but the Foxes restored parity just before the interval....
Nigerian Whizkid Ejaria To Make Liverpool Debut On Tuesday Vs Derby County?
Published: September 19, 2016
Former Golden Eaglets trainee Ovie Ejaria, 18, is poised to make his senior debut for Liverpool in Tuesday evening’s League Cup clash against Derby County. The central midfielder has been training with the Reds first team in recent days and made their 18-man squad for the Premier League game with Chelsea last Fri...
Iwobi Beats Sanchez, Walcott To Arsenal Man Of The Match Award vs Hull City
Published: September 18, 2016
Super Eagles rising star Alex Iwobi claimed the Man of the Match accolade in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.In a poll conducted by the official website of the Gunners, the attacking midfielder received 63 percent of the 59,019 votes to get the nod of the fans. Chile i...
Premier League Wrap : Ighalo, Success Help Watford Record Win; Okaka,Anichebe Injured; Dele Logs 90 Minutes
Published: September 18, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English top-flight on Sunday, September 18.The biggest shock of the weekend was Watford’s 3-1 win over Manchester United at Vicarage Road. Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo started and was in action for approximately 90 minutes. The number 24 was ...
Proposed Move Of Ex-Arsenal Striker Of Nigerian Descent To French Club Collapses
Published: September 18, 2016
The proposed move of Togo international of Nigerian descent Emmanuel Adebayor to French club Lyon is off.The Ligue 1 side expressed concerns that the lanky striker will not be available for selection during the upcoming African Cup of Nations and his ineligibility for the UEFA Champions League was also an issue. ...
Ighalo Misses Open Net; Success Stars As Man Utd Are Stung By The Hornets
Published: September 18, 2016
Two Nigerian stars, Odion Ighalo and Isaac Success, were on parade at Vicarage Road as Watford beat Manchester United 3-1 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, their first victory over the Red Devils since September 16, 1986.The Hornets opened scoring in the 34th minute through Capoue but ought to have taken the l...
Chelsea Loanee Omeruo Enhancing His Reputation As A No-Nonsense Defender
Published: September 17, 2016
Kenneth Omeruo is not disappointing at the beginning of his loan spell with Turkish Super Lig side Alanyaspor.For the second game in a row, the Nigeria international assisted goalkeeper Yılmaz to post a shutout as Alanyaspor beat Eddy Onazi’s Trabzonspor 3-0 at Alanya Oba Stadium on Saturday evening.Omeruo mad...
I Was Robbed : Iwobi Disputes Goal Credited To Alexis By Arsenal, Premier League
Published: September 17, 2016
Alex Iwobi has insisted that Arsenal’s first goal against Hull City in the Premier League should have been awarded to him instead of being credited to Alexis Sanchez.The Nigeria international fired a shot past goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic on 15 minutes but television replays suggests that the Chilean striker got th...