Adeyemi On Target, Odemwingie Shines But Rotherham United Lose To Burton AlbionPublished: December 30, 2016
Relegation-threatened Rotherham United lost for the seventeenth time in the EFL Championship after they were beaten 2-1 by Burton Albion at New York Stadium on Thursday night.First-half goals from Chris O’Grady and Jackson Irvine put the visitors 2-0 up before English-born Nigerian midfielder Tom Adeyemi gave his...
FC Dallas Striker Akindele Named Among Top Ten Canadians In MLSPublished: December 28, 2016
Tesho Akindele has been named among the top ten Canadian footballers plying their trade in Major League Soccer for 2016.In the just concluded season, the 24-year-old was an indispensable member of the FC Dallas squad, scoring 7 goals from 33 appearances in the American top-flight, including the playoffs.MLSSoccer.com w...
Former AC Milan Stopper Taye Taiwo Back To Full FitnessPublished: October 14, 2016
Former Nigeria international Taye Taiwo has fully recovered from the ankle injury he sustained in the Cup final against SJK on September 24. The HJK Helsinki defender has been named in the starting XI for the Veikkausliiga clash against Mariehamn on Friday, a game which corresponds to the 31st round of matches in the l...
Wolves Starlet Enobakhare, Millwall Striker Onyedinma Score In EFL TrophyPublished: October 04, 2016
Crewe Alexandra suffered a 3-2 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday night with two Nigerian-born strikers, Daniel Udoh and Bright Enobakhare, in action.The visitors found themselves two goals up before the intermission courtesy of a brace from Dicko.Crewe Alexandra restored parity in the...
San Jose Earthquakes Striker Amarikwa Set To Undergo MRI ScanPublished: September 26, 2016
San Jose Earthquakes striker Quincy Amarikwa is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining an injury in his team’s 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.In his first start in over a month, the Nigerian was substituted as early as the fourth minute after landing awkwardly on his left leg followi...
City Defender Adarabioyo Stops Sunderland Young Star Maja From ScoringPublished: September 19, 2016
Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo stopped Joshua Maja from netting his third goal of the season when the Citizens U23 squad faced off against their Sunderland counterparts in the Premier League 2 on Sunday.Heading into the fixture at the Stadium of Light, the young Nigerian forward had hit target twice in the l...
Fifa Will No Longer Control Golden Ball Award As France Football Ends PartnershipPublished: September 16, 2016
France Football has announced on its official webpage that it has ended its collaboration with Fifa regarding the awarding of the Ballon d’Or. In 2010, the famous French sports publication signed a five-year agreement with Fifa for a joint presentation of the award, which is determined by votes from national coac...
Leading Scorer In USL, Sean Okoli Named To Team Of The WeekPublished: September 14, 2016
FC Cincinnati frontman Sean Okoli has been named to the United Soccer League Team of the Week on the heels of scoring three goals in two matches. The 23-year-old bagged a brace against Saint Louis before netting in the 30th minute in the 2-0 victory over Wilmington Hammerheads on Sunday, to take his tally to 15 goals i...
LK8 Celebrates Europa League Goal Against RosenborgPublished: August 26, 2016
Austria Vienna striker Kayode Olanrewaju took to social media to celebrate his goal in the Europa League against Rosenborg on Thursday night. His goal in the 69th minute took his tally in this season’s competition to three goals (two assists), having bagged a brace in his team’s 4-1 rout of Kukesi in the se...
Chelsea Stopper Cahill Recollects West Ham Fan Akabusi Won Bronze At OlympicsPublished: August 02, 2016
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has been answering questions about the Olympic Games from the editors of the official website of the Premier League club. The England international was six years old when 400m hurdler Kriss Akabusi MBE, who represented Great Britain, won the bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.Asked...
Injured HJK Helsinki Midfielder Onovo Out Of Europa League Tie Vs AtlantasPublished: June 30, 2016
The hardworking midfielder Vincent Onovo is not in contention to play for HJK Helsinki in their UEFA Europa League First qualifying round, Game 1 against Atlantas in Lithuania on Thursday evening.The winter acquisition from Inter Turku suffered an injury relapse after HJK’s goalless draw with KuPS on May 29 and m...
Euro 2016 Wrap : Robson-Kanu Nets Winner For Wales; Alli Goes The Distance; Barkley BenchedPublished: June 11, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the 2016 UEFA European Championship on Saturday.At the Stade Matmut-Atlantique (Bordeaux), former Reading winger Hal Robson-Kanu came off the bench to bag the winner for Wales in their 2-1 win over Slovakia.The London-born player was introduced in the 71st ...
Chicago Fire DP Igboananike Ranked Ninth Best Player In Major League SoccerPublished: May 31, 2016
Chicago Fire striker Kennedy Igboananike was ranked the ninth best player in Major League Soccer for Week 13, based on the Audi Player Index. The Designated Player accumulated 1,027 points in the ranking published by the MLS on Tuesday.Igboananike notched an assist in Chicago Fire’s 1-1 draw with Portland Timbers...
Adebayo Akinfenwa Signs Off In Style As AFC Wimbledon Earn Promotion To League OnePublished: May 30, 2016
Adebayo Akinfenwa picked up his 42nd appearance of the season in all competitions as AFC Wimbledon beat Plymouth Argyle 2-0 in the Football League Two play-off final at Wembley on Monday.The experienced striker replaced Tom Elliott in the 77th minute of the contest and made sure The Dons sealed their place in the third...
Injured Maurice Edu Gutted To Miss Copa AmericaPublished: May 27, 2016
Philadelphia Union captain Maurice Edu is disappointed that he won’t be involved at the 2016 Copa América Centenario which will hold in his homeland next month.The experienced midfielder has not kicked a ball in a competitive fixture this season due to a stress fracture in his left leg.“It’s o...
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