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...
Arsenal Boss Wenger Explains Why Iwobi Never Went On Loan
Published: December 28, 2016
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has revealed that Super Eagles rising star Alex Iwobi was never farmed out on loan because the attacking midfielder showed maturity beyond his years when he was handed a first team opportunity.In the past, the Gunners have loaned out the likes of  Ashley Cole (Crystal Palace), Jack Wils...
Man City Confirm Iheanacho Is More Prolific Than Aguero, Ibrahimovic & Thierry Henry
Published: December 27, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho is the most prolific striker in the history of the English Premier League, Manchester City have confirmed, after the Nigeria international netted against Hull City on Boxing Day.The young attacker tapped in from David Silva’s cross, bringing his tally to 12 goals from 1,147 minutes of game time....
Chelsea Boss Conte Explains Why Moses Was Replaced By Ola Aina
Published: December 26, 2016
Speaking after Chelsea won their twelfth game of the season to set a new club record, Italian manager Antonio Conte said it was necessary Ola Aina tasted action against Bournemouth today in the Premier League.Having impressed during pre-season, Aina has more or less being promoted to the first team with the right-back ...
Man City Star Yaya Toure Gives Man Of The Match Award To His Boy Iheanacho
Published: December 26, 2016
Both Kelechi Iheanacho and Yaya Toure were on target as Manchester City left it late to thrash Hull City 3-0 at the KC Stadium on Monday evening. The Nigeria international hopped off the bench in the 57th minute before putting City 2-0 up with 12 minutes left on the clock. He was left with a simple task of tapping the ...
Chelsea Loanee Tammy Abraham Delighted To Score Against Super Eagles GK Ikeme
Published: December 26, 2016
Tammy Abraham was on target as Bristol City lost 3-2 to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship on Monday.The Chelsea loanee’s 38th minute goal took his tally for the season to fourteen in all competitions, with eleven of those strikes coming in the English second-tier.Abraham has spoken of his happiness afte...