Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte Delighted With Progress Of Nigeria Target Ola Aina
Published: April 28, 2017
Speaking at a press conference on Friday afternoon ahead of the visit to Everton, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he is delighted with the progress being made by Nigeria target Ola Aina. Aina joined The Blues at Under 11 level and rose through the youth ranks before he was handed his first team debut by the Italian man...
Super Eagles Captain Mikel Returns To Chelsea, Will Be More Than Ready To Face South Africa
Published: April 28, 2017
Nigeria international John Obi Mikel has not participated in training for the whole of this week and will not be involved for Tianjin Teda when they travel to the Qinhuangdao Stadium to take on Hebei CFFC in the Chinese Super League on Saturday.In recent weeks, the defensive midfielder has been struggling to overcome a...
Spurs Defender Of Nigerian Descent Hoping To Emulate Chelsea Solanke, Makes England U17 Euro Roster
Published: April 28, 2017
England U17 boss Steve Cooper has announced his roster for the forthcoming 2017 UEFA European U17 Championship finals in Croatia.Tottenham Hotspur defender Timothy Eyoma is the only player of Nigerian descent included in the roster.The Young Lions have been grouped with Norway, Ukraine and the Netherlands in the prelim...
Enyeama Will Be Fit For Nigeria Get-Together In France, Ball Is Now In Rohr's Court
Published: April 28, 2017
Lille netminder Vincent Enyeama will undergo an arthroscopy of the left knee next week and will probably not play a competitive game for the French Ligue 1 club until next season.With the ex-Super Eagle expected to spend a minimum of two weeks on the sidelines, Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr can still add the goalkeeper t...
Super Eagle Balogun Delighted As Ex-Barca Star Bojan Joins Obafemi Martins In History Books
Published: April 27, 2017
Leon Balogun has showered praise on former Barcelona wonderkid Bojan Krkic on the back of his fine display in Mainz's 2-2 draw with leaders Bayern Munich in the last round in the Bundesliga. Against the European powerhouse, the Stoke City loanee opened the scoring with a right-footed shot in the third minute, his first...
Stoke City Striker Ayoola Scores Injury-Time Winner For Ireland Vs Turkey
Published: April 27, 2017
Ibadan-born Stoke City striker Shola Ayoola helped the Republic of Ireland U18s record their first win in the Slovakia Cup in Dunajska Luzna.Ireland will compete in third place playoff after beating Turkey 2-1, with Ayoola registering his name on the scorecard in the second minute of injury time after coming on as a 68...
Ex-Chelsea Striker Weah Watches On As Akinola Nets Game-Winner For USA In WCQ
Published: April 27, 2017
Toronto FC starlet Ayo Akinola scored for the second game running as United States U17s sealed a historic 4-3 win over Mexico in their second game of the 2017 CONCACAF U-17 Championship.The win was the first time United States will beat Mexico in the World Cup qualifiers at this level and ended their 25-game unbeaten r...
NFF Technical Director Made Mikel Star Of Nigerian Football & Nine Other Facts About Ex-Chelsea Ace
Published: April 27, 2017
Allnigeriasoccer.com has uncovered ten interesting facts about former Chelsea star and Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel. 1) A certain Bright Okafor is credited with the discovery of Mikel and he took the attacking midfielder to the Nigerian U17 camp in 2002.2) At the training camp, Mikel’s performance did not ...
Iheanacho Has Not Started For Man City In 20 Games But Hopes To Play Vs Man Utd
Published: April 27, 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho is raring to go when the two teams representing Manchester in the Premier League lock horns at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night. The Nigeria international was key when the Citizens faced the Red Devils back in September, scoring a goal and notching an assist in a 2-1 win, and hopes to be part of t...
'Nigerian Messi' Takes One Step Closer To Liverpool First-Team Debut
Published: April 27, 2017
Ibadan-born winger Bobby Adekanye has taken one step closer to making his first-team debut for Liverpool .The Netherlands youth international made a rare appearance for the Reds U23s on Wednesday night as they reached the final of the Lancashire Senior Cup after hammering Rochdale 6-0.While Ovie Ejaria and Sheyi Ojo we...
Iwobi Benched, Ndidi Stars As Champions League Regulars Arsenal Grind Out Win
Published: April 26, 2017
Arsenal continued their push for a top four spot with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over defending champions Leicester City at the Emirates on Wednesday night.Hale End Academy graduate Alex Iwobi watched proceedings from the bench for the entirety of the game, while Super Eagles teammate Wilfred Ndidi was at the heart of t...
Tammy Abraham Ranked Chelsea's Top Player, Super Eagles Star Omeruo Ninth
Published: April 26, 2017
England U21 international of Nigerian descent Tammy Abraham has been rated the top Chelsea player loaned out this season. Squawka.com has ranked all the 37 players on loan based on their performances for their temporary clubs, and three players of Nigerian descent made their list.Current Chelsea Academy Player of the Y...
Vincent Enyeama Hints NFF, Rohr To Decide Fate Over Super Eagles Return
Published: April 26, 2017
Vincent Enyeama has deflected questions regarding his return to the national team, ahead of the African Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Cameroon.The Lille goalkeeper called time on his international career with the Super Eagles in 2015 after a publicized dispute with ex-coach Sunday Oli...
Fanendo Adi Claims Title Of Highest-Paid Nigerian Player In MLS (Full List)
Published: April 26, 2017
The MLS Players Union announced a list of 2017 player salaries in the American top flight on Tuesday, April 25.Portland Timbers star Fanendo Adi claimed the title of highest-paid player of Nigerian descent in Major League Soccer, with guaranteed salaries (including bonuses) of $1,736,254.00 a year.In American terms, Ad...
Ex-Super Eagles Star's Son Dominic Iorfa Back In Favour At Wolverhampton Wanderers
Published: April 25, 2017
Dominic Iorfa is back in favour at Wolverhampton Wanderers with the defender selected for Tuesday’s Championship clash against Huddersfield Town.With the Molineux Stadium outfit certain to be playing in the English second-tier next season, manager Paul Lambert made a couple of changes to the starting line-up.Prio...