Arsenal's Iwobi Named Third Best U25 Midfielder In Europe Top Five Leagues In Key Stat
Published: February 05, 2019
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has been named the third best U25 midfielder in Europe's top five leagues in one key stat. Though the Gunners number 17 has been criticized in recent games, especially against Manchester City on Sunday,  a new performance indicator published by Ashwin Raman of Football Whispers sugg...
Amaechi Gets Assist, Saka Hits Crossbar Twice As Arsenal U23s Thrash West Ham 3-0 In Abandoned Game
Published: February 05, 2019
Arsenal's Premier League 2 game against their West Ham counterparts at Meadow Park in Hertfordshire was abandoned at halftime due to unfavorable weather conditions. The Gunners U23 side, who are coached by Sweden legend Freddie Ljungberg, had raced into a 3-0 lead before the game was called off, thanks to goals fro...
Uwakwe Makes His Comeback From Injury For Chelsea U23s Against Derby County
Published: February 05, 2019
Versatile Chelsea midfielder, Tariq Uwakwe made his long-awaited return from an injury lay off for the Blues U-23s in their Premier League 2 game with Derby County on Monday evening. Uwakwe, 19, has been sidelined with a niggling injury and was out of action since last featuring against Elfsborg in the UYL in Novemb...
Chelsea Loanee Abraham Shortlisted For PFA Player Of The Month
Published: February 04, 2019
Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham is one of the six players in the running to be named PFA Bristol Street Motors Championship Player of the Month for January 2019. The Aston Villa hotshot has been nominated for the accolade along with Said Benrahma (Brentford), Jarrod Bowen (Hull City), Rico Henry (Brentford), David Raya...
Fastest Maiden Goal Scored By Moses : Chelsea Hail Nigerian Winger After Promising Start At Fenerbahce
Published: February 04, 2019
In their weekly review of loanees, Chelsea have praised former Nigeria international Victor Moses following a fine start to his career in Turkey with Super Lig side Fenerbahce. Moses scored 36 minutes into his league debut for Liverpool back in the 2013-14 season but he has surpassed that record by finding the net ...
Nigerian Defender Makes Premier League 2 Debut For Tottenham Hotspur
Published: February 04, 2019
Talented London-born Nigerian defender Jubril Okedina made his Premier League 2 debut for Tottenham Hotspur as they were beaten 2-0 by Brighton & Hove at American Express Elite Football Performance Centre on Sunday afternoon. The fullback was one of the four U18 players named in the team by Spurs U23s boss Wayne Bu...
Ex-Arsenal Women RB Alex Scott Blames Iwobi, Lichtsteiner For Aguero's Second Goal
Published: February 04, 2019
Former Arsenal Women right back Alex Scott has blamed Alex Iwobi and Stephan Lichtsteiner for the second goal scored by Sergio Aguero in their 3-1 loss to Manchester City on Sunday. The Nigeria international was deployed as a right midfielder in a 4-4-2 formation while the Swiss veteran played at right back. In t...
Liverpool Hero Labels Ndidi Workaholic & Powerful After Leicester's Loss To Manchester United
Published: February 03, 2019
Liverpool legend Graeme Souness was pleased with the performance of Wilfred Ndidi despite Leicester City's narrow 1-0 loss to Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. The Nigeria national-teamer was partnered in central midfield by Nampalys Mendy and Souness has opined that they were industrious...
'He Should Have Cleared His Lines' - Shearer, Tony Adams Hammer Iwobi For Mistake That Led To Aguero's Opener
Published: February 03, 2019
Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer and Arsenal hero Tony Adams have given their assessment of the first goal conceded by the Gunners in their 3-1 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening. Man City defender Aymeric Laporte won the ball from Iwobi before crossing for Aguero who headed...
Manchester City 3 Arsenal 1 : Iwobi's Error Leads To City's First Goal
Published: February 03, 2019
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi played his 22nd Premier League game of the season in Sunday's clash against title aspirants Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal lost 3-1 to dent their Champions League hopes.Sergio Aguero put City ahead within a minute played as he stooped low to head home a cross from Aym...
Leicester City 0 Manchester United 1: Ndidi Plays Full Game; Iheanacho Makes Cameo
Published: February 03, 2019
Manchester United pipped Leicester City 1-0 in their Premier League clash at the King Power on Sunday afternoon to further boost their chances of a top-four finish.While Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi started and went the distance for the Foxes, his teammate compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho replaced Nampalys Mendy...
London Football Awards: QPR's Eze Battles Guendouzi, Rice, Wan-Bissaka & Grant For YPOTY (U21)
Published: February 03, 2019
Nigeria Football Federation target Eberechi Eze has been nominated for the London Football Awards Young Player of the Year (U21). The Queens Park Rangers playmaker is up against three Premier League stars in the shape of Mattéo Guendouzi (Arsenal), Declan Rice (West Ham United) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace...
Updated Premier League Squads : The Fifty-Six U21 Players Of Nigerian Descent Available For Selection
Published: February 03, 2019
English topflight teams have submitted their updated squad lists to the Premier League following the close of the January transfer window. The squads are made up of homegrown players, non-homegrown players and players under the age of 21. Manchester United's Matthew Olosunde, who recently recovered from injury, i...
Iwobi Named In Arsenal Squad; Saka Doubtful To Face Manchester City
Published: February 03, 2019
Alex Iwobi is in contention to make his 22nd appearance in the Premier League when Arsenal face Manchester City in the headline clash of the weekend on Sunday evening. Manchester Evening News has published photographs of the Arsenal players arriving for the match in Manchester, with the Nigeria international part of...
EPL Wrap: Balogun In 18; Success Injures Hamstring; Billing Returns; Solanke Debuts; Lookman Cameo; Ibe On The Bench
Published: February 02, 2019
A round-up of Nigerian players that were in action for their respective clubs in the English Premier League on Saturday, February 2. At the American Express Community Stadium, Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr would be delighted Leon Balogun was named in the match day squad as Brighton & Hove were held to a goalless draw ...