Alex Iwobi Misses Arsenal Showdown With Leicester City
Published: February 14, 2016
Alex Iwobi will not be involved in Arsenal´s Premier League tie against Leicester City at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, starting from 1300 hours Nigerian time.Manager Arsene Wenger has announced his starting lineup and the seven players that made the substitutes bench, without including the Nigeria internatio...
West Ham Boss Hails Super Subs Victor Moses, Emmanuel Emenike
Published: February 13, 2016
West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has hailed the performance of Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike following his side’s 2-2 draw with Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday at Carrow Road.The Hammers were two goals down before the introduction of the Fenerbahce loanee and the Super Eagles star.Moses teed up Dimit...
Premier League Wrap : Adebayor Opens Crystal Palace Account; Ighalo, Emenike & Moses Fire Blanks; Odemwingie Benched; Anichebe Is Second Half Sub
Published: February 13, 2016
Catch up on the performance of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday, February 13.At the Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth, Dorset), Nigeria international Peter Odemwingie was an unused substitute as Stoke City won for the tenth time this season, beating Bournemouth 3-1.Over to Selhurst Park...
Aston Villa Coach Showers Praise On Gabby Agbonlahor
Published: February 13, 2016
Aston Villa coach Remi Garde is banking on Anglo-Nigerian striker Gabby Agbonlahor to save their season.Going into Sunday’s Premier League fixture against Liverpool, the Lions are last in the standings, eight points from safety, but have lost only one of their last five matches in the top-flight.Since the arrival...
Alex Iwobi To Travel To USA With Arsenal For MLS All-Star Game
Published: February 11, 2016
Super Eagles striker Alex Iwobi will travel to the United States with the Arsenal team in July for the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Game if he is not farmed out on loan in the summer.Major League Soccer announced on Thursday that the English Premiership giants will compete against the finest footballers in the American t...
Kelechi Iheanacho Issues Battle Cry Ahead of Tottenham Hotspur Game
Published: February 11, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho is aware of the importance of  Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and has called on his teammates to the treat the game like a Cup final.Ahead of the meeting at the Etihad, The Citizens are six points behind table-toppers Leicester City and will lose ...
Fikayo Tomori Stars As Chelsea Qualify For FA Youth Cup Quarterfinals
Published: February 10, 2016
Chelsea U18s have booked a place in the quarterfinals of the FA Youth Cup for the seventh season in a row on the heels of their 4-1 thrashing of Wimbledon on Tuesday at Kingsmeadow.Despite dominating the first-half, the Londoners went into the interval with a one-goal lead, courtesy of Fikayo Tomori who fired past Wing...
Angelo Ogbonna Ecstatic After Netting Game-Winner Vs Liverpool
Published: February 10, 2016
Angelo Ogbonna was delighted after netting the match-winner as West Ham beat Liverpool 2-1 to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday night.In the final minute of extra time and with the game heading to penalties, the Italian-Nigerian directed a close-range header into the net to send the Hammers fans into ...
FA Cup Team News: Emenike Ineligible; Moses Poised To Make 19th Appearance; Ibe&Ilori Start For Liverpool
Published: February 09, 2016
Fenerbahce loanee Emmanuel Emenike will be hoping West Ham see off Liverpool in the FA Cup on Tuesday night in a fourth-round replay at Upton Park to enable him feature in the competition this season.It has emerged that he is not eligible for selection having completed his move to the Hammers a day after the tie at Anf...
Kelechi Iheanacho Is Manchester City Second Best Player For January
Published: February 09, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho has missed out on Manchester City’s Etihad Player of the Month Award for January, with Argentina star Sergio Aguero picking up the honours.The Nigeria international was shortlisted for the award alongside Aguero and ex-Arsenal fullback Bacary Sagna.A poll showed that Iheanacho garnered half of S...
Jamie Redknapp Blasts Emenike For Poor Showing Against Southampton
Published: February 09, 2016
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp was unimpressed with the performance of Emmanuel Emenike on his debut for West Ham.The Fenerbahce loanee took to the St. Mary’s Stadium pitch in the 73rd minute after only two training sessions with his new teammates and had an opportunity to restore parity but his header missed t...
Olympiakos Striker Brown Ideye Off To England
Published: February 09, 2016
Greek champions Olympiakos permitted Brown Ideye to travel to England on Monday to attend to personal matters.The players of the Reds were given a day off yesterday on the heels of their 1-0 victory over PAOK in the Super League on February 7.Apart from being a Commonwealth citizen, Brown Ideye still has ties with Engl...
Mikel Extends Unbeaten Record Under Hiddink To 26 Games After Starring Against Man United
Published: February 07, 2016
John Obi Mikel has extended his unbeaten record under Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink to 26 games after lasting the distance as the champions played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the Premier League.In Hiddink’s first spell in charge, during the 2008-2009 se...
Watford Goalie Hails Spurs Influential Midfielder Dele Alli
Published: February 07, 2016
Watford glovesman Heurelho Gomes has admitted that the Anglo-Nigerian Dele Alli was decisive when he came on in the second half in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.Shortly after his introduction in the 61st minute, the England international made a delightful cross which was tapped home ...
Emenike Comes Closest To Scoring For West Ham On Debut
Published: February 07, 2016
Emmanuel Emenike made his official debut for West Ham in their 1-0 loss to Southampton on game week 25 in the English Premier League on Saturday.The Hammers have agreed terms with the former Nigeria international until the end of this season and the striker trained on Thursday for the first time with his new teammates....