Exclusive: Nigeria U23 GK Daniel UNLIKELY To Debut For Orlando Pirates, NFF Say No ITC RequestedPublished: February 17, 2017
Nigeria U23 netminder Emmanuel Daniel is unlikely to make his competitive debut for Orlando Pirates when they take on Cape Town City in the South African top-flight on Saturday, for the simple reason that The Bucs have not yet requested for his International Transfer Certificate through SAFA as at 1638 hours.Whether th...
Shenzhen Newcomer Obasi : I Was Born In Africa, Hot Weather Means NothingPublished: February 17, 2017
New Shenzhen striker Chinedu Obasi has emphasized that he will not be affected by the climate change in the summer because he was born in Nigeria. The former Lyn Oslo and Hoffenheim star has opined that the Chinese winter is mild compared to what he experienced in Europe over the years. “This is winter? This is s...
Conte Reckons Chelsea Academy On The Rise, Promises To Promote Young Nigerian Stars Ugbo, UwakwePublished: February 17, 2017
Italian manager Antonio Conte thinks Chelsea academy is on the rise following the progress made by Nigerian defender Ola Aina and other emergent stars.The likes of Aina, Dominic Solanke, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori started off at the academy, rising through the ranks before they were handed their first-team debuts,...
Exclusive: Man City Studying Possibility Of Selling Iheanacho, With Buy-Back OptionPublished: February 17, 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho could bid farewell to Manchester City in the summer transfer window, less than three years after his arrival at the Etihad Stadium.The handwriting is on the wall that the Nigeria international has fallen out of favour with City manager Pep Guardiola after failing to make the matchday squad since Janua...
Alex Iwobi Misses Arsenal Training Session On Friday MorningPublished: February 17, 2017
Nigeria international Alex Iwobi did not take part in Arsenal training on Friday morning ahead of Monday’s Emirates FA Cup fifth round tie against Sutton United.The attacking midfielder wasn’t the only first-teamer not captured by the cameras, with Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny all missin...
Everton Star Of Nigerian Descent Scores In Test Game Against Shenzhen FCPublished: February 17, 2017
In-form Everton midfielder of Nigerian ancestry Ross Barkley impressed as the Toffees thrashed Chinedu Obasi’s Shenzhen FC in a test game staged in Dubai on Friday.A brace from Valencia, goals from Barkley and Kone secured a comprehensive win for Ronald Koeman’s side.The Toffees have been in Dubai for the p...
Official : Akpoveta Signs Two-Year Contract With Helsingborgs IF, Handed No. 18 KitPublished: February 17, 2017
Helsingborgs IF have announced on their official webpage that Nigerian striker Oke Akpoveta has joined the Superettan club following a successful trial.The former Warri Wolves star has appended his signature to a two-year contract and joins his new employer from Dalkurd FF. Apart from a brief spell in Azerbaijan with R...
Footballdatabase : Enyimba Are The Best Club In Nigeria, Ahead Of Rangers & Pillars (Top 20 Named)Published: February 17, 2017
The famous football data statistics website Footballdatabase recently published its eagerly anticipated ranking of clubs in the world. European powerhouses Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern occupy the top three positions, followed by Juventus and Chelsea.In the African ranking, Al Ahly (Egypt), TP Mazembe (Congo), E...
Why Ideye, Aminu Umar Missed Manchester United, Leicester City, FC Basel ScoutsPublished: February 17, 2017
Two Nigeria international strikers missed the opportunity to display their wares in Thursday night’s Europa League meeting between Olympiakos and Osmanlıspor.While Brown Ideye was not selected by the Greek Super Lig champions after picking up a shoulder injury in last weekend’s clash vs Larissa, Aminu Umar...
Arsenal GK Of Nigerian Descent Posts Shutout As England Thrash FinlandPublished: February 16, 2017
Arsenal youth-teamer Arthur Okonkwo was in between the pipes as England U16s thrashed Finland 4-0 in a 2017 UEFA Under-16 Development Tournament clash on Wednesday.The 15-year-old netminder wasn’t the only player of Nigerian descent in action for the Young Lions against the Nordic opponents, with Tom Solanke plus...
Wilfred Ndidi Backed By Ranieri To Succeed At Leicester CityPublished: February 16, 2017
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri is delighted with the contribution of Wilfred Ndidi to the team since his transfer from Racing Genk in the January transfer window.And the Italian manager is backing the Nigerian midfielder to make a big impact at the club, adding that he has all the attributes to succeed in England....
Manchester United, Leicester, Sunderland To Watch Moses Simon Against SpursPublished: February 16, 2017
Representatives of top English clubs will be among the spectators at the Ghelamco Arena on Thursday night for the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, Game 1 between Gent and Tottenham Hotspur. Four Nigerian stars in the shape of Moses Simon, Rabiu Ibrahim, Anderson Esiti and Samuel Kalu could feature for the 2015 Belgian ...
Super Eagles Coach Rohr Visits Popular Balogun Market & Has A Photo For LeonPublished: February 16, 2017
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr was pleased to visit the popular Balogun Market located on Lagos Island in Lagos State, and has said that he will send a photograph to one of his defenders Leon Balogun.Contrary to Rohr’s thoughts, Leon Balogun’s father is a native of Ijebu Ode, a town in Ogun State which is 70 mil...
Official : Nigerian Defender Joins Osede, Solomon-Otabor At Bolton WanderersPublished: February 16, 2017
League One club Bolton Wanderers have announced the signing of former England U20 international of Nigerian heritage Reece Wabara until the end of the season.Though the transfer window is not open, the defender was allowed to complete his move to The Trotters because he was a free agent as at the time the market closed...
Spurs Rue Absence Of Ex-Defender Troost-Ekong, Who Played On Same Team As Harry KanePublished: February 16, 2017
In its preview of Thursday night’s Europa League tie against Gent at the Ghelamco Arena, the official website of Tottenham Hotspur has rued the absence of former player William Troost-Ekong.The Nigeria international defender has returned to Belgium after his loan spell with Haugesund but will not face his former ...
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