EPL Wrap: Aina Replaces Moses; Asoro Makes Bench; Iwobi Stars; Robson-Kanu Faces Ex-Team; Anichebe, Ighalo, Ogbonna Log 90 Minutes
Published: December 26, 2016
Rundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the English Premier League on Boxing Day.Alex Iwobi started and played 71 minutes of Arsenal’s hard fought 1-0 win at the Emirates against West Brom. Teammate Chuba Akpom wasn’t considered despite training with the first team in recent days.Perennial subst...
Watford Striker Isaac Success Suffers Injury Relapse
Published: December 26, 2016
Isaac Success has hindered his opportunity to hit the ground running after picking up an injury ahead of Watford’s Premier League tie at the Vic against Crystal Palace on Monday, December 26.The Hornets have confirmed via official sources that their number ten missed out as a precaution with a slight hamstring st...
Ighalo Four Games Away From Reaching Watford Milestone
Published: December 26, 2016
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo is set to add to his appearances for Watford as he has been named in the starting eleven for their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at The Vic on Boxing Day.Former Flying Eagles star Isaac Success and Italy international of Nigerian descent Stefano Okaka will definitely not ...
Watford Striker Ighalo : We Can Beat Any Team In The Premier League
Published: December 25, 2016
Watford attacker Odion Ighalo is hopeful that the Hornets will claim all three points when they face off with Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.The Nigeria international believes the Vicarage Road outfit are capable of doing damage to any team, and has pointed out they have already beaten champions Leicester City, Mancheste...
Arsenal Nigerian Striker Resumes Full Training After Injury
Published: December 24, 2016
Arsenal young star Chuba Akpom has resumed full training with the first-team squad ahead of their Boxing Day fixture with West Brom at the Emirates.The England U21 international joined the likes of Ramsey, Welbeck and Mertesacker at the practice session held at  London Colney on Saturday. Because of a back injury,...
Stefano Okaka Faces Late Fitness Test Ahead Of Game Against The Eagles
Published: December 23, 2016
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri will have to make a late call on the fitness of Italy international of Nigerian descent Stefano Okaka ahead of the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.The former Roma wonderkid only resumed light training this week after sitting out games against Manchester City and Su...
Tottenham Hotspur Midfielder Dele Sets 11-Goal Target
Published: December 21, 2016
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has targeted at least eleven goals in his second season with the London club.Last term, the England international scored ten goals, all of them in the English top-flight, and needs six more to surpass that goal tally. “I hope to find some finishing form and start getting a f...
Eagles Defender Tariq Ossai Suffers Heartbreak Against Liverpool, Misses Penalty
Published: December 19, 2016
Crystal Palace crashed out of the FA Youth Cup in the third round following a 5-4 loss on penalties to Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. The versatile young Nigerian defender Tariq Ossai was named in the starting lineup of the Eagles, and saw his penalty saved in the shootout after both teams could not be separated at t...
Iwobi Sends Message To Chelsea, Man City : Arsenal Will Fight Until The end
Published: December 19, 2016
Alex Iwobi is optimistic that Arsenal can still close the gap on runaway leaders Chelsea if they replicate their form earlier in the season.The Nigeria international impressed in the first half of the 2-1 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening, going past Pablo Zabaleta with ease, so much so th...
Arsenal Legend Advises Guardiola To Start Man City Talent Kelechi Iheanacho
Published: December 18, 2016
Arsenal legend Martin Keown wants Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho to start Sunday’s Premier League meeting between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.The 20-year-old had been tipped by many to replace Sergio Aguero in the starting XI after he was handed a ban, but that has not been the case,...
Iheanacho, Iwobi Have The Most Assists In Premier League By U23 Players
Published: December 18, 2016
Ahead of the eagerly anticipated Premier League clash between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening, Super Eagles rising stars Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi have provided the most assists by a player yet to celebrate his 23rd birthday.Manchester City number seven Raheem Sterling and Man...
Premier League Wrap: Anichebe, Success Shine; Ighalo Logs 90 Minutes; Musa Subbed In; Asoro Benched; Ogbonna Solid
Published: December 17, 2016
Rundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the 17th round of matches in the English Premier League on Saturday, December 17.Champions Leicester City came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Stoke City at Bet365 Stadium. Super Eagles assistant captain Ahmed Musa played the last ten minutes of the contest.Three...
Ex-Crystal Palace Boy Wonder Moses Applauded Off The Pitch As Chelsea Win 11th Game On The Spin
Published: December 17, 2016
Chelsea won their eleventh game on the spin after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.As for team news, Victor Moses started a Premier League match for the Blues for the 11th game in a row, international teammate John Obi Mikel remains out in the cold while youngsters Fikayo Tomori, ...
New Obi Mikel, Uwakwe Makes Official Debut For Chelsea U23s; Signs Pro Deal
Published: December 17, 2016
Nigerian wonderkid Tariq Uwakwe made his competitive debut for Chelsea U23s in their narrow 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Premier League International Cup on Friday evening.The central midfielder’s only appearance for the Development squad was in a scrimmage against FC Nuremberg earlier this month.Against the ...
Sam Adewusi Stars As Carlisle United Advance To FAYC Fourth Round
Published: December 16, 2016
Talented Nigerian teenager Sam Adewusi came off the bench to help Carlisle United advance to the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup following their hard fought 1-0 win against Barnsley at Oakwell on Friday night.On 63 minutes, the midfielder replaced Salkeld with the scoreboard reading 1-0 in favour of the visitors. Less...