PSV Eindhoven Hand Trial To American-Born Nigerian Wonderkid Akinola
Published: November 16, 2017
Eredivisie powerhouse PSV Eindhoven have handed a trial to American-born Nigerian wonderkid Ayomide Akinola, with a view to a transfer in the January transfer window.Born in Detroit, Akinola is eligible to represent the senior national teams of Nigeria, United States and Canada at international level.The 17-year-old pu...
Ten Countries Nigeria Can't Face At Russia 2018 Group Stage, Eagles In Pot 4
Published: November 16, 2017
All the thirty two countries that will participate in next summer's football festival became known after Peru became the last team to qualify for the World Cup courtesy of their 2-0 win over New Zealand in the second leg of their playoff on Thursday morning.The 32 teams will be split into four pots based on their Fifa ...
Nigerian Midfielder Provides Assist As Man Utd Beat Athletic Bilbao In PL Intl Cup
Published: November 15, 2017
Manchester United made it two wins from two in the Premier League International Cup after coming from behind to beat Spanish side Athletic Bilbao 2-1 at Leigh Sports Village Stadium (Leigh, Greater Manchester) on Wednesday night.Lagos-born Nigerian midfielder Tosin Kehinde started and put in a full shift for the Red De...
Five Things We Noticed From Nigeria's 4-2 Win Against Argentina
Published: November 15, 2017
Mikel's leadership qualities, Iwobi-Iheanacho fluid combination, Idowu and Ebuehi's remedial expositions, Akpeyi's backlash — the lucid things we had gleaned from the Argentina friendly.The Super Eagles had battled back from a two-goal deficit to triumph 4-2 against their more illustrious Albiceleste opponents yester...
Alex Iwobi : I Chose Nigeria, Not England Because Of My Family
Published: November 15, 2017
Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi has said that his family played a key role in his decision to represent the senior national team of Nigeria rather than England at international level.The Hale End Academy product had caps for England U16, U17 and U18 teams before he became cap-tied to the three-time African champions in March...
Barcelona Confirm Mascherano Played Through The Pain Barrier Against Nigeria
Published: November 15, 2017
La Liga powerhouse Barcelona have confirmed that the skipper of the Argentina side for Tuesday evening's friendly against Nigeria, Javier Mascherano, faces four weeks on the sidelines due to injury.The defender picked up a right hamstring injury during the friendly at the Krasnodar Stadium in Russia.''FC Barcelona defe...
Official: Promising Nigerian Teen Pens New Deal With Norwich City
Published: November 15, 2017
Through a statement on their official website, EFL Championship outfit Norwich City have informed that promising Nigerian winger Diallang Jaiyesimi has penned a new deal with the club.The 19-year-old's new deal with the Canaries will keep him at the club until at least the summer of 2020 with the option of a further ye...
World's Top 100 Teenagers : Ejaria, Tomori & Bonaventure Make List
Published: November 15, 2017
Three players of Nigerian descent have been included in Four Four Two's prestigious list of 100 Best Teenagers in the World 2017.Former Nigeria schoolboy international Dennis Bonaventure was ranked at number 27 by the influential British football magazine.After making a blistering start to his career at Club Brugge whi...
Nigeria's First-Choice RB Target Announces He'll Return To Action Before World Cup
Published: November 15, 2017
EFL Championship side Hull City have provided an injury update on former Nigeria U23 invitee Moses Odubajo.The ex-England U20 international has not played for the Tigers since he got injured in a pre-season friendly against Grimsby Town in July 2016.''Long-term injury victim Moses Odubajo is hoping for a return to acti...
Victor Moses Starts Individual Training Pre-West Brom
Published: November 15, 2017
Victor Moses has started individual training ahead of Saturday's visit to The Hawthorns, where Chelsea face West Brom on game week 12 in the English Premier League.The Nigeria international was being but through his paces on Tuesday as Chelsea stepped up their preparations for the clash against the Baggies and trained ...
GK Akpeyi Explains: Why I Handled The Ball Outside The Box Against Argentina
Published: November 15, 2017
Chippa United goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi has stressed that he was aware of the rules when he handled the ball with his hands outside the area during the first half of the international friendly between Nigeria and Argentina.And he has blamed the assistant referee for the mix-up, stating that the official had raised the f...
Chelsea Take Note Of Key Roles Played By Mikel, Omeruo, Aina In Nigeria's Win
Published: November 15, 2017
In their review of players on international duty, Premier League champions Chelsea took note of the fact that three players with ties to the club assisted Nigeria come from behind to beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly on Tuesday evening.Whilst captain John Obi Mikel and Ola Aina started, Kenneth Omeruo was...
Mikel : Krasnodar Fans Reminded Me Of Champions League Final Between Chelsea & Man Utd
Published: November 15, 2017
Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel was pleased with the atmosphere at the Krasnodar Stadium during Nigeria's international friendly with Argentina on Tuesday evening.More than 24,000 fans watched the friendly between the two Russia-bound teams and were not disappointed, having witnessed a festival of goals as the Supe...
Argentina Coach Sampaoli : Nigeria Could Have Scored More Goals In The Second Half
Published: November 15, 2017
Argentina national team coach Jorge Sampaoli was disappointed with the collapse of his team in the second half of their international friendly against Nigeria in Krasnodar on Tuesday evening, and has admitted that the Gernot Rohr led side could have scored more goals in the second period.The South Americans were leadin...
Javier Mascherano Criticizes Argentina After Humiliating Defeat To Nigeria
Published: November 15, 2017
Argentina skipper against Nigeria Javier Mascherano has criticized his team following their humiliating 4-2 loss to Nigeria, saying that they had a very bad performance in the second half.The Barcelona defender was one of the targets in the social networks for his poor performance against the Super Eagles, especially a...