Talented Nigerian Defender Returns To Arsenal Starting XI After Injury Against Basel
Published: December 16, 2016
Two players of Nigeria descent are set to feature for Arsenal when they face off with Blackburn Rovers in the third round of the FA Youth Cup on Friday night.Defender Tolaji Bola has recovered from an injury he sustained in the UEFA Youth League tie versus Basel and has been named in the starting XI alongside Joseph Ol...
Exciting Defender Akin Odimayo Captains Reading In Loss To Man City In FAYC
Published: December 15, 2016
Reading are out of the FA Youth Cup after suffering a 4-0 loss at the hands of Manchester City at the Madejski Stadium on Thursday evening.The highly-rated defender Akin Odimayo captained the young Royals and his teammates Jamal Balogun and Ade Shokunbi came off the bench in the 76th and 61st minute respectively.The fo...
Watford Boss Explains Why Ighalo Started Ahead Of Deeney
Published: December 15, 2016
Watford boss Walter Mazzarri has explained why Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo started ahead of Troy Deeney in his side’s 2-0 loss to Kelechi Iheanacho’s Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday night.Yesterday’s game at the Etihad Stadium was Ighalo’s first start in the English top-...
Premier League Wrap: Moses Stars; Asoro, Maja, Iheanacho Make Bench; Ighalo Starts; Success Returns; Ejaria Makes Cameo
Published: December 14, 2016
Rundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the English Premier League on Wednesday night.Victor Moses helped pacesetters Chelsea pick up their tenth consecutive win at the Stadium of Light. The number 15 started and played the full game, and was yellow carded in the 90th minute before he was substituted.Teamma...
City Starlet Iheanacho Fires Warning To Ighalo, Success : We Have To Win This Game
Published: December 14, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho expects Manchester City to bounce back when they face Watford in the Premier League on Wednesday night. The Nigeria international was in City starting XI that were humiliated 4-2 by champions Leicester City this past weekend, and believes beating the Hornets will boost their confidence and send a mess...
EPL & FA Cup Wrap : Iwobi Loses With Arsenal; Barkley Stars; Musa Subbed In; Amadi-Holloway, Obileye Advance; Aribo, Aneke Start
Published: December 13, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League and FA Cup on Tuesday night.Arsenal ended their 14-game unbeaten run after suffering a 2-1 loss at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park. Nigeria international Alex Iwobi was introduced in the 71st minute, teammate Chuba Akpom was...
Emenalo Praises Chelsea Defender For His Commitment After Penning New Deal
Published: December 13, 2016
Chelsea Technical director Michael Emenalo was delighted after Cesar Azpilicueta committed his future to the Blues for the next three and a half years.The retired Nigeria international praised the professionalism and commitment of the Spanish right-sided defender to Chelsea’s cause since his arrival at St...
Versatile Nigerian Midfielder Edun Scores Wonder Goal For Fulham Vs Brighton
Published: December 13, 2016
Fulham secured a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on game week 12 in Premier League 2 on Monday night at Motspur Park (New Malden, Surrey).England U19 international Adetayo Edun struck in the 43rd minute to give the Cottagers a 2-0 lead heading into the interval. It was an excellent individual go...
Liverpool Winger Sheyi Ojo Scores Against Arsenal In PL2
Published: December 13, 2016
England youth international of Nigerian descent Sheyo Ojo continued his journey back to full fitness by turning out for Liverpool U23s in their 3-2 win over Arsenal in Premier League 2 on Monday night.Before moving to a central role, Ojo impressed on the left flank at Anfield and scored the Reds third goal in the 27th ...
EPL Wrap: Moses Impresses; Ejaria, Aina Benched; Robson-Kanu Subbed In; Ogbonna, Dele Log 90 Mins; Mikel, Onomah Missing
Published: December 11, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the 15th round of matches in the English Premier League on Sunday, December 11.We start off at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea entertained West Brom. It finished 1-0 in favour of Antonio Conte’s team. Super Eagles winger Victor Moses started his ninth c...
Chelsea FB Moses Admits West Brom Were Hard To Break Down
Published: December 11, 2016
Victor Moses has admitted that West Brom gave Chelsea a hard time in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Antonio Conte-led side fought hard to record their ninth straight win thanks to Diego Costa’s solitary strike in the 76th minute.Moses, who was replaced by Cesc Fabregas on 74 mi...
Man City Defender Adarabioyo Refuses To Be Compared To Any Player
Published: December 11, 2016
Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo has insisted that he doesn’t pattern his game after any player, and admitted that he’s still learning his craft from his experienced teammates.The English-born Nigerian youngster, who has been with City since the age of five, played the full game against Celtic in t...
Chelsea Loanee Tammy Abraham Back On The Goal Trail
Published: December 11, 2016
Tammy Abraham returned to goalscoring form as Bristol City lost 2-1 to promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town in the Championship on Saturday.Prior to the contest at John Smith Stadium, the English-born Nigerian striker had fired blanks in his last four matches in the league, but he ended that drought with a goal in the ...
Premier League Wrap: Iwobi Sends Arsenal Top; Anichebe Fires Blanks; Ibe Benched; Okaka At The Double; Iheanacho Starts
Published: December 10, 2016
Rundown of how players of Nigerian descent fared in the English Premier League on Saturday.A goal from Alex Iwobi sent Arsenal to the summit of the table following a 3-1 win versus Stoke City at the Emirates. The Nigeria international came off the bench in the 69th minute, then netted his first goal in the top-flight t...
Italian-Born Nigerian Striker Scores Sensational Goal In Watford Win Vs Everton
Published: December 10, 2016
Watford celebrated victory over Everton for the first time in twenty nine years after a hard fought 3-2 success at The Vic on Saturday afternoon on game week fifteen in the Premier League.Four players of Nigerian descent had a chance to be involved but only two in the shape of Stefano Okaka and Ross Barkley tasted game...