Ahmed Musa Can Rejuvenate Himself and Leicester City This Season
Published: July 16, 2018
Let’s face it; things haven’t gone well for Ahmed Musa at Leicester City.A big impact was expected from the Nigerian star when he made his £16.6 million transfer from CSKA Moscow in the summer of 2016. However, despite a bright start, Musa managed just two league goals in 22 games in his first season for the then ...
Will Big Sponsorship Deals Ever Improve African Soccer?
Published: July 13, 2018
Another World Cup will pass without an African winner, with no teams from the continent able to make it through to the quarter-finals of Russia 2018.Senegal and Nigeria headed to the World Cup with high expectations but could not get through to the first knockout round, leading to questions about the future of African ...
Teenage Nigerian Striker Produces Superb Display With FOUR Goals In 35 Minutes In Europa League
Published: July 12, 2018
Teenage Nigerian striker Adeleke Akinyemi netted four goals for Latvian club Ventspils as they thrashed their Albanian opponents, Luftetari, 5-0 in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, July 12. The 19-year-old opened the scoring in the 8th minute before doubling the advantage on 12 minutes...
Time For New Challenges For Catalan “Barcelona”
Published: July 12, 2018
This year, “Barcelona” won La Liga and lifted the Copa del Rey. So, will the club build on its success in the next campaign?In the previous season, the Catalans totally dominated in the domestic scene and even set a new win-win series. Only modest “Levante” was able to stop “Barcelona”. In winter, it had be...
Nigerian Winger Comes Of Bench To Score On Bristol City Debut
Published: July 08, 2018
Nigerian starlet Hakeeb Adelakun had a memorable debut for Bristol City, coming off the bench to score in their 4-0 rout of South Gloucestershire side Bitton AFC in their first pre-season game on Sunday, July 8. The Robins had announced the capture of the 22-year-old from Scunthorpe United on July 2. In the annua...
Opera News Is Shaking Things Up For The World Cup
Published: June 19, 2018
Africa’s number one news app now comes with live World Cup coverage and gives you the chance to win a car – by shaking your phone! Lagos, Nigeria – 15 of June 2018 – Opera News has been updated with loads of new features that let users experience the football World Cup 2018. Football fans among Opera News us...
Rotherham United's Nigerian Quartet Promoted To EFL Championship
Published: May 27, 2018
Rotherham United's Nigerian contingent of Michael Ihiekwe, Joshua Emmanuel, Semi Ajayi and Joshua Kayode would be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next season after beating Shrewsbury Town 2-1 in the final of the League One play-offs at Wembley on Sunday evening. While the duo of Ihiekwe and teenage starlet, Kayo...
Teenage Nigerian Winger Makes Professional Debut For FC Basel
Published: May 19, 2018
Switzerland youth international of Nigerian descent Noah Okafor made his professional debut for FC Basel as they were held to a 2-2 draw by FC Luzern in an entertaining game at St. Jakob-Park on Saturday evening. The 17-year-old left winger was an unused substitute in matches against Lausanne-Sport, Grasshopper, FC ...
'He Was Trying To Clear': Rotherham Manager Won't Blame Ihiekwe For OG
Published: May 12, 2018
Rotherham United manager, Paul Warne has refused to blame Nigerian defender, Michael Ihiekwe for his unfortunate own goal in The Millers 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe in their League One semifinal playoff game at the Glanford Park. Scunthorpe and Rotherham squared off on Saturday in the battle for Championship promotion af...
Tournament Details : FUSTAR U17 Invitational Football Tournament
Published: April 29, 2018
The Future Stars (FUSTAR) U17 Invitational Tournament is a football tournament showcasing the best of the best football academies in Nigerian grassroots. The tournament will provide players/teams an opportunity to get scouted by European football clubs, a chance to contest for the title of “Best Football Academy in N...
Nigerian-Born Attack-Minded Duo Get On The Score-Sheet For Millwall, Barnsley
Published: April 23, 2018
Lagos-born Fred Onyedinma was on song for the U23s of Millwall in their 2-1 victory over Burnley in their final Professional Development League fixture of the season on Monday afternoon at the Den.The attacking midfielder opened the scoring for the Lions after ten minutes of play with a breathtaking effort, curling a s...
Nigerian Duo Shortlisted For Queens Park Rangers Young Player Of The Year
Published: April 19, 2018
It is that time of the year where clubs in England recognize their most outstanding players across all levels, and two Nigerian teenagers have been shortlisted for awards by Queens Park Rangers.Eberechi Eze and Aramide Oteh's impressive displays this season have been rewarded after they were both nominated for Queens P...
Nigerians Give Their Reaction To Real Madrid Win Against PSG
Published: March 06, 2018
Real Madrid marched onto the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League after a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint Germain at the Parc Des Princes on Tuesday evening.Cristiano Ronaldo, who was on song in the reverse fixture at the Santiago Bernabeu and Casemiro struck either side of an Edinson Cavani's effort to ensu...
Ex-PSV Whizkid Funso Ojo Scoops Scunthorpe United Goal Of The Month
Published: March 01, 2018
Former PSV Eindhoven wonderkid Funso Ojo has won Scunthorpe United FC's Goal of the Month for February 2018.The central midfielder's strike in the Irons 2-2 draw against Northampton Town had been shortlisted for the accolade, along with strikes from Josh Morris (v Fleetwood Town), Ivan Toney (v Fleetwood Town) and Ivan...
Nigerian Whizkid Scores Acrobatic Goal In Colchester Win Vs Ipswich PDL
Published: February 05, 2018
Two Nigerian youngsters were on song for Colchester U23s and Ipswich Town U23s respectively in their 5-2 turnout in their Professional Development League clash on Monday afternoon, with Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe grabbing a brace while Gbenga Folami scored once.18-year-old Folami pulled Ipswich level with a brilliant effort a...