Four Nigerian Players Named In Chelsea Squad For USA Tour ; Omeruo, Solanke Missing
Published: July 25, 2016
New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has included four players of Nigerian descent in his squad list for the club’s pre-season tour of America. The big news is that England U19 international Dominic Solanke and Kenneth Omeruo were omitted from the 30-man roster, fueling speculation that they may not feature for the ...
Chelsea Coach Conte To Run The Rule Over Ola Aina In America
Published: July 24, 2016
Promising Nigerian defender Ola Aina has confirmed that he is part of Chelsea squad for their tour of the United States.The 19-year-old took to Instagram to announce that he is on his way to the USA, where the Premier League side will continue their preparations for the new season with friendlies lined up against Liver...
Former Liverpool Talent Jordon Ibe Bags First Bournemouth Goal Against Portsmouth
Published: July 24, 2016
England U21 international Jordon Ibe scored his first goal for his new employers Bournemouth in  their 3-3 thriller against south-coast rivals Portsmouth on Saturday.The winger completed his transfer to the Cherries from Liverpool about a week ago, penning a four-year contract that will keep him at Dean Court unti...
Iwobi Links Up Well With Akpom As Arsenal Are Held By Lens In Friendly
Published: July 22, 2016
Nigerian duo Chuba Akpom and Alex Iwobi were named in the starting lineup as Arsenal began their pre-season programme by playing out a 1-1 draw with French club Lens at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Friday night. The Super Eagles attacking midfielder was in action for 77 minutes while the England U21 international...
Versatile Defender Ola Aina Celebrating His Progress At Chelsea
Published: July 21, 2016
England youth-teamer Ola Aina has every reason to celebrate following his fine form for Chelsea at pre-season.In the Blues’ first two warmup matches, the Nigerian defender has impressed, so much so that he has been applauded by new manager Antonio Conte. Aina was one of three Chelsea players that started and comp...
Ovie Ejaria Showing He Is The Real Deal With Another Classy Display For Liverpool
Published: July 21, 2016
Ovie Ejaria lined up in the center of midfield as Liverpool made it four wins from four pre-season games after seeing off Huddersfield Town 2-0.Unsurprisingly, the 18-year-old knitted the midfield , showed his class and the Reds lost balance in that position after he subbed out before the start of the second half.Wedne...
Promising Youngsters Iheanacho, Adarabioyo Shine As City Lose To Bayern
Published: July 20, 2016
Manchester City suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to German champions Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night in Pep Guardiola’s first game in charge. Kelechi Iheanacho and Tosin Adarabioyo were among the teenagers named in the starting XI by the Spanish manager and he was satisfied with their performanc...
England, Leicester City Legend Lineker Predicts Musa Will Be The New Jamie Vardy
Published: July 20, 2016
England legend Gary Lineker was impressed with Ahmed Musa’s performance on his debut for Leicester City on Tuesday night , and has tipped the Nigerian to follow in the footsteps of Jamie Vardy. The Nigeria international lasted 29 minutes against the newly promoted League One team, and showed why the Foxes signed ...
Iheanacho Ready To Play Number Ten Role For Manchester City
Published: July 18, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho is ready to play the number ten role for Manchester City if he is asked by manager Pep Guardiola .Now 19, the Taye Academy product first rose to prominence at the 2013 Fifa Under 17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, where he scored six goals and notched seven helpers wearing the iconic number ten...
Chuba Akpom Gets New Jersey Number At Arsenal
Published: July 18, 2016
On Monday, English Premier League side Arsenal published the updated profiles of their players for the 2016-2017 season on their official webpage, arsenal.com. Based on the jersey number allocated to Chuba Akpom, he will be suiting up with the number 32 kit in the new season, that is if he is not sold or loaned out by ...
Chelsea Defender Omeruo Hoping Demba Ba Returns After Horrific Injury
Published: July 18, 2016
Super Eagles star Kenneth Omeruo has sent a message of support to ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba following the injury he suffered while in action for Shanghai Shenhua. The Senegal international broke his leg after he fell awkwardly during a league game against Shanghai SIPG on Sunday, and it is being speculated that he wi...
Nigerian-Born Defender Kigbu Growing By Leaps And Bounds At Manchester City
Published: July 17, 2016
Ashinme Kigbu was named in the starting XI as Manchester City Elite Development Squad earned a 6-0 win over Czech First League club FC Slovacko in their first pre-season fixture on Sunday.Last term, the central defender made an impact for City’s U18s team and might be promoted to the EDS squad in the forthcoming ...
Ovie Ejaria Impresses Again As Liverpool Maintain 100 Percent Pre-season Record
Published: July 17, 2016
Liverpool maintained their one hundred percent pre-season record after securing a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Sunday evening.There was a lot of Nigerian interest in this game, with ex-Golden Eaglets trainee Ovie Ejaria and winger Sanmi Odelusi starting for their respective teams, while Portugal you...
Ola Aina Ready For Chelsea First Team As Conte Gives Him The Thumbs Up
Published: July 17, 2016
Ola Aina, 19, showed maturity beyond his years as Chelsea lost 2-0 to Rapid Vienna  in their first pre-season fixture at the Allianz Stadion on Saturday.The England youth international replaced Baba Rahman in the line-up immediately after the intermission, and had to play as a left back, though he is predominantly...
Liverpool Wonderkid Bobby Adekanye Turning Heads In Germany
Published: July 17, 2016
Liverpool talent Bobby Adekanye is impressing in pre-season , having fully recovered from an injury he picked up while on international duty with the Netherlands U17s squad last term.The Nigerian-born winger showed his special qualities as the Reds U21s came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with German third-tier club Sonn...