Euro 2017 Portugal 2 Scotland 1: Most Capped Player Of Nigerian Descent Shines, Chelsea Star On Target
Published: July 23, 2017
The most capped player of Nigerian descent in history Ifeoma Dieke was in action for Scotland on Sunday evening in their 2-1 loss to Portugal at the ongoing 2017 UEFA Women's Championship.The Vittsjö GIK central defender put in a full shift for the Scottish Women's national team at the Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel in Ro...
Belgium Catch Up: Henry Wins Trophy, Olayinka Loses, Simon Nets Winner, Uche Goes 90
Published: July 23, 2017
Catch up on how Belgian-based Nigerian talents fared for their respective teams on Saturday, July 22.Nigeria international striker Henry Onyekuru has won his first trophy as an Anderlecht player. He came on after 65 minutes in their 2-1 win over First Division A side Zulte-Waregem in the final of the Belgium Super Cup....
Mikel To Play Maximum Of Five Games In Five Months Ahead Of WCQ Vs Cameroon
Published: July 22, 2017
Former Chelsea star John Obi Mikel may be struggling for match fitness ahead of two crucial World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon in September.The Nigeria number ten has been left out of the match day squad for Tianjin Teda's Chinese Super League clash against Chongqing Dangdai Lifan on Saturday, fueling speculation th...
Arsenal World Cup-Winning Midfielder Not Surprised Iwobi Is Doing Well
Published: July 22, 2017
England U20 World Cup-winning midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles says he is not surprised that Iwobi has been doing well since he broke into Arsenal's first team in the second half of the 2015-16 season.The Nigeria international has played key roles for the Gunners in their pre-season games so far, notching assists agai...
Nansel Selbol Scores And Helps Rangers Extend Unbeaten Run To 10 Games
Published: July 21, 2017
Former Nigeria U23 invitee Nansel Selbol scored his fourth goal in the United Soccer League in Swope Park Rangers 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders II at Starfire Sports Complex Stadium, Washington on Thursday.Selbol came on just before the hour mark, before he doubled the visitors' advantage with seven minutes left on the...
Chelsea's Omeruo Gets Advice From The Best Nigerian Defenders Taribo West & 'Gentle Giant'
Published: July 19, 2017
Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo made time out of his busy schedule to visit some of the Super Eagles Legends that represented the country at the recently concluded Star Sixes World Cup in London.The Nigeria international has admitted that he got valuable advice from 1998 World Cup stars, defenders Uche Okechukwu (Gentl...
Oboabona Sends Message To Nigerians : Remember Carl Ikeme In Your Daily Prayers
Published: July 19, 2017
As Carl Ikeme continues to receive treatment after being diagnosed with leukemia , Super Eagles defense strong man, Godfrey Oboabona has called on all soccer loving Nigerians and beyond to offer more prayers for the lanky goal keeper.Oboabona who was a key member of the Super Eagles team that won the African Cup of Nat...
Nigeria International Proud After Battling Man Utd's Pogba & Lukaku; Mata Hands Him Jersey
Published: July 18, 2017
Real Salt Lake midfielder Sunday Stephen was satisfied after making his team's starting line-up for a high-profile friendly against Premier League powerhouse Manchester United on Monday night.And the Nigeria international has revealed that he had a catch up with some of his former teammates and Spanish friends, includi...
Former Fulham GK Debuts For Nigeria, Replaces Injured Rufai At 'Legends World Cup'
Published: July 17, 2017
Nigeria goalkeeper at the 2017 Star Sixes tournament at London's 02 Arena, Peter Rufai, could not complete the Super Eagles Legends quarterfinal clash against Spain on Saturday.Former Birmingham City and Fulham netminder Maik Taylor, who is a retired Northern Ireland international, had to enter into the fray with the S...
Arsenal Super Kid Bola Clarifies : I Am Not Eligible To Play For Nigeria
Published: July 16, 2017
Arsenal superkid Marc Bola has clarified that he is not eligible to represent the Nigerian national teams, but can turn out for the Democratic Republic of Congo sides. The left wing-back shares the same surname as England U18 star of Nigerian parentage Tolaji Bola, which led to the mix-up regarding his international el...
Manchester United Announce New Deal For Argentina GK Who Has Faced Nigeria Three Times
Published: July 16, 2017
Manchester United have announced through their official website that Sergio Romero has penned a new contract with the club. The Argentina international has been rewarded with a fresh four-year deal, with the option to extend for a further year, after helping the Red Devils win the Europa League last season, and qualify...
World Cup-Winning Midfielders Of Nigerian Descent Omitted From Liverpool Squad (Full List)
Published: July 16, 2017
Manager Jürgen Klopp has revealed his 25-man roster for Liverpool's Premier League Asia Trophy commitments in Hong Kong. The German tactician has opted not to include England U20 World Cup-winning midfielders Ovie Ejaria and Sheyi Ojo for the trip to Asia, and this will certainly prompt questions over their future wit...
Chelsea Starlet Aina Deployed As A Left Back On Hull City Debut
Published: July 16, 2017
The versatile defender Ola Aina made his maiden appearance for Hull City in their 2-1 loss to Oxford United in a pre-season friendly at their training camp in Portugal on Saturday night.In a 4-4-1-1 formation, the Chelsea loanee was deployed as a left wing-back by manager Leonid Slutsky for the game staged at the Estad...
In-Form Super Eagles Star Ighalo Nets Brace, Maradona-Like Goal Disallowed
Published: July 16, 2017
In-form Nigeria international Odion Ighalo continued his rich vein of form in the Chinese Super League with a brace for Changchun Yatai in their hard-fought 3-2 win over Guangzhou R&F at the Development Area Stadium on Sunday.The former Watford star equalized for his team in the 55th minute after Ye Chugui had opened t...
Chelsea Confirm Super Eagles Star Omeruo Captained Team For 71 Minutes Vs Crawley Town
Published: July 16, 2017
In their official match report, Premier League champions Chelsea have confirmed that Nigeria international Kenneth Omeruo captained a Chelsea XI that were held to a 1-1 draw by League Two club Crawley Town on Saturday evening.It is thought the Super Eagles star was handed the captain's armband because he was the most e...