NFF Unhappy With Rohr For Starting Awaziem Ahead Of Chelsea's Omeruo, To Vet Call-Ups
Published: June 13, 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation technical committee will vet future call-ups to the national team in the wake of the embarrassing 2-0 loss to South Africa last weekend.NFF chiefs are unhappy that manager Gernot Rohr did not field his strongest possible line-up against Bafana Bafana, with Chidozie Awaziem, who plays for...
Nigerian Whizkid, Man Utd Linked GK, Arsenal CB Among Six Youngest Players At U21 EURO
Published: June 13, 2017
Sunderland's Nigerian wonderkid Joel Asoro is among the youngest players called up for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.Born 27 April 1999 in Stockholm, Asoro is the second youngest player to have been named in the rosters for the competition which begins in Poland this Friday.Heerenveen attacking midfielde...
Liverpool-Bound Golden Ball Winner Ignored By Chelsea After Heroics At World Cup
Published: June 13, 2017
England U20 international Dominic Solanke was given the cold shoulder by Premier League champions Chelsea despite helping the Young Lions win the World Cup for the first time in their history on Sunday.Allnigeriasoccer.com has analyzed Chelsea's official Twitter account before and after the showpiece game against Venez...
Super Eagles Target Tipped To Depart Arsenal After Fifteen Years
Published: June 13, 2017
Nigeria Football Federation target Chuba Akpom's future at Arsenal has been a topic for discussion following his lack of first team opportunities in recent seasons.Manager Arsene Wenger recently named two young players he expects to join the Arsenal first team next season, and the Frenchman omitted the England U21 inte...
(Picture) Manchester City's Iheanacho Flaunts Awards He Won After AFCON Qualifier Vs RSA
Published: June 13, 2017
Few hours after an unimpressive performance against South Africa in an African Cup of Nations qualifier, Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho scooped two awards at the 2016 Nigeria Pitch Awards.The Nigeria international was the biggest winner on the night after he was awarded King of the Pitch and Striker of the Y...
Forget Iheanacho... Ex-Super Eagles Coach Gives NFF One Last Chance To Grab Genuine No 9 Ohi
Published: June 13, 2017
Ex-Super Eagles coach Lars Lagerbäck did his former employers, the Nigeria Football Federation, a big favour when he did not hand a debut to former Manchester City trialist Ohi Omoijuanfo in Norway's 1-1 draw with Czech Republic in a World Cup qualifier last weekend.Assuming Ohi, who wore the number seven jersey on th...
Manchester City's Iheanacho Beats Chelsea's Victor Moses, Mikel To Award
Published: June 12, 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho and ex-Arsenal striker Asisat Oshoala picked up awards at the fourth edition of the Nigeria Pitch Awards in Uyo this past weekend.Iheanacho saw off competition from Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses and Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel to be crowned King of the Pitch.The Manchester City number seventy...
Tosin Kehinde Among Six Players Of Nigerian Descent At Manchester United
Published: June 12, 2017
At least six players of Nigerian descent are expected to remain at Manchester United across all levels when pre-season training starts in the coming weeks, allnigeriasoccer.com understands.The Premier League have already confirmed that Lagos-born midfielder Tosin Kehinde has been retained by the Old Trafford outfit, an...
Arsenal, Newcastle, Leicester, Galatasaray To Scout Chelsea's Nigerian Hotshot At U21 EURO
Published: June 12, 2017
Scouts representing top European teams will monitor the outstanding talents when the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship starts in Poland on Friday, June 16.According to trscouts.com, scouts representing Arsenal, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Everton, Huddersfield Town, Southampton and Galatasaray are among th...
Nigerian Striker Delighted To Win World Cup Award Previously Won By Man Utd's Pogba, Maradona
Published: June 12, 2017
Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke scooped the adidas Golden Ball at the 2017 Under-20 World Cup, and emulated the achievement of Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Robert Prosinečki, Javier Saviola and Paul Pogba.Solanke was chosen ahead of Federico Valverde and Yangel Herrera for his goals and all-round performance which we...
NFF Protects Rohr From Being Quizzed About Iheanacho, Chelsea's Omeruo Goof
Published: June 12, 2017
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr was bombarded with questions by local media after the Super Eagles' loss to South Africa on Saturday.The Nigerian Federation spokesman, Ademola Olajire, came to the rescue of the German tactician when he was quizzed about some of his naive tactical decisions like starting Awaziem instead of ...
How Did Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs Nigerian Talents React To England First World Cup Win In Over 50 Years
Published: June 11, 2017
England are world champions for the first time in over fifty years after their U20 team defeated Venezuela 1-0 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium in the final of the Fifa U20 World Cup.Five players of Nigerian descent lined up for the Young Lions in the showpiece game in South Korea : Dominic Solanke, Fikayo Tomori, Josh O...
Nigerians Blast Rohr For Starting Awaziem Ahead Of Chelsea's Omeruo : Not A Super Eagles Material
Published: June 11, 2017
Nigerian fans have criticized Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr for starting the inexperienced Porto defender Chidozie Awaziem ahead of Chelsea's Kenneth Omeruo in Saturday's shock 2-0 loss to South Africa.Awaziem was at fault for the first goal conceded by the Super Eagles, was lucky not to have given away a penalty in...
NFF Fail To Stop Highly-Rated Defender From Making Competitive Debut For Switzerland Senior Team
Published: June 11, 2017
The Nigeria Football Federation have missed out on the services of highly-rated FC Basel defender Manuel Akanji.The Swiss Football Association cap-tied Akanji when he was named in the starting lineup for Switzerland's 2-0 win over Faroe Islands in a World Cup qualifier on Friday.Akanji was born in Wiesendangen near Win...
Chelsea, Liverpool Talents Of Nigerian Parentage Feature As England Are Crowned World Champions
Published: June 11, 2017
England are U20 World Cup champions following their hard-fought 1-0 win over Venezuela at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Five players of Nigerian descent in Fikayo Tomori, Dominic Solanke (both Chelsea), Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), Ademola Lookman (Everton) and Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool) tasted action ...