Ex-West Brom LB reveals two things that might have led to Okoye's unavailability for Eagles duty
Published: September 20, 2022
Former Super Eagles left-back Ifeanyi Udeze has thumbed up the invitations back to the Super Eagles of some players who were speculated to have quit the national team.   Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro has named his squad for the September 27 international friendly against former African champions Algeria albeit...
Official : Freund remains at Tijani's Salzburg, will not be moving to Chelsea
Published: September 20, 2022
Christoph Freund is to remain sporting director of Samson Tijani's Red Bull Salzburg amid interest from Premier League side Chelsea, the Austrian champions have informed via their official website.   Freund played a key role in Salzburg's capture of the former Golden Eaglets captain in 2020 and was also ...
Nigeria should consider making a move for Berlin-born Glasgow Celtic star
Published: September 20, 2022
The Nigeria Football Federation should consider making a move for Moritz Jenz, who plays for Scottish Premiership giants, Celtic on loan from Lorient in France and is a central defender by trade.   Born in Berlin, Jenz is uncapped at international level by his country of birth Germany and also qualifies to repre...
Sodje namechecks Partey as he reveals three Arsenal players who impressed him v Brentford
Published: September 20, 2022
There was more encouragement of good times ahead for Arsenal after their 3-0 thrashing of Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium on Sunday afternoon.   Mikel Arteta's team returned to the top of the Premier League standings heading into the first international break of the season thanks to goals from Willi...
Brentford hero reveals what impressed him about Nwaneri after meeting with Arsenal whizkid
Published: September 20, 2022
Brentford hero Sam Sodje was in attendance at the Gtech Community Stadium in Middlesex on Sunday, at the invitation of his former employer, to watch the Premier League match between Arsenal and the Bees. And he watched history unfold from the stands as Ethan Nwaneri came on in the 90th minute as a replacement for ...
Xhaka, who has coached Nwaneri at youth level, insists talented youngster must be protected
Published: September 20, 2022
Arsenal vice captain Granit Xhaka has hailed England youth international of Nigerian descent Ethan Nwaneri as a 'special player' with a big future however the Swiss midfielder believes that the 15 year-old will need to be protected amid the rave reviews coming his way.   Nwaneri made Premier League histo...
Hutchison highlights what was expected of Ndidi before Tottenham's 3rd goal vs Leicester
Published: September 19, 2022
Former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison has expressed his thoughts on the performance of Super Eagles star Wilfred Ndidi, who had a game to forget on Saturday evening in Leicester City's 6-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.   The Nigerian was dispossessed off the ball in the 47...
Arsenal's Nigeria-eligible midfielder wanted by Chelsea, Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City
Published: September 19, 2022
Top English Premier League clubs are monitoring the progress of Nigeria-eligible youngster Ethan Nwaneri at Arsenal, according to reports.   Aged 15 years and 181 days on Sunday, Nwaneri etched his name into Premier League history when he came off the bench to replace Fábio Vieira in the Gunners' 3-0 rout o...
'Some people might think it's a stunt' - Arsenal legend reacts to Nwaneri making EPL debut
Published: September 19, 2022
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has admitted that he was proud to see Golden Eaglets-eligible attacking midfielder Ethan Nwaneri make his senior debut for the Gunners.   Aged 15 years and 181 days on Sunday, Nwaneri became the youngest player in history to feature in the Premier League when he replaced Fábio Vieira i...
Everton want to tie down Super Eagles star to a new deal
Published: September 19, 2022
English Premier League club Everton FC are looking to tie down Alex Iwobi to a new deal.     According to The Athletic UK (subscription required), Everton have begun contract extension talks with Iwobi, but talks are still in early stages.   Iwobi's current contract runs until the summer of 2024, ha...
Talent spotter behind Salzburg signing two Nigerians set to be appointed Chelsea sporting director
Published: September 19, 2022
English Premier League giants Chelsea are set to appoint Christoph Freund as the club's new sporting director.   According to Italian transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, the Austrian talent spotter, who holds a similar position at Red Bull Salzburg, is apparently on the brink of reaching an agreement wit...
Poland set to provisionally cap-tie Man Utd youth teamer eligible for Nigeria, England
Published: September 18, 2022
The Polish Football Association are set to provisionally cap-tie Manchester United youth team star Maximilian Oyedele and this could happen as early as Wednesday, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.   Oyedele, a member of Manchester United's FA Youth Cup-winning squad in 2022, is spoilt for choice over the country...
'We've been playing really well' - Iwobi insists after assisting Everton win first game 2022-23
Published: September 18, 2022
For the seventh time of asking, Everton have won their long-awaited first Premier League  game of the 2022-2023 season, beating West Ham United 1-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.   Summer signing from Brighton & Hove, Neal Maupay produced the goods when they were required by netting what proved to be the...
Arteta reacts to record-breaking Golden Eaglets-eligible midfielder making Arsenal debut
Published: September 18, 2022
Arsenal first team manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that he was forced to include Golden Eaglets-eligible attacking midfielder Ethan Nwaneri in the matchday 20 to face Brentford due to injuries suffered in the squad.    The Spanish football tactician could not call upon his captain Martin Odegaard as well as ...
Nigeria-eligible midfielder becomes youngest player in top flight, EPL and Arsenal history
Published: September 18, 2022
Arsenal youngster Ethan Nwaneri made history on Sunday afternoon at the Gtech Community Stadium as he became the youngest Arsenal player to make a first team appearance at the age of 15 years, 181 days old to beat the record previously held by Cesc Fabregas when he made his debut at 16 years, 177 days old against Rothe...