Nigerian Defender Delighted To Sign First Professional Deal With Arsenal
Published: December 09, 2017
Promising Nigerian defender Joseph Olowu has spoken of his happiness at signing his first professional contract with Premier League side Arsenal, shortly after celebrating his 18th birthday.Olowu has been offered his first professional contract five years after he joined the Emirates outfit. ''Delighted to have signed ...
Willem II's Bartholomew Ogbeche On A Roll, Scores For Fourth Consecutive Game
Published: December 08, 2017
Willem II star Bartholomew Ogbeche continued his good form by scoring again for his team in their 1-1 draw with NAC Breda in the Dutch Eredivisie on Friday evening.Two minutes before the break, the out-of-favour Nigeria national-teamer tapped home the opening goal following a goal mouth scramble, taking his tally to se...
Argentine-Based Nigerian Midfielder : It Would Be Nice To Have Messi's Jersey At World Cup
Published: December 08, 2017
Argentine-based Nigerian attacking midfielder Felix Orode is eyeing a place in Nigeria's World Cup roster and has said that it would be nice if he swaps jerseys with Barcelona striker Lionel Messi when both countries face off at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on June 26.Orode, who is married to an Argentine lady,...
QPR Captain, Who Wants To Play For Nigeria, Set To Return To Action
Published: December 08, 2017
Queens Park Rangers captain Nedum Onuoha is set to return to action after spending three months on the sidelines due to a hamstring complaint.The versatile central defender last played for QPR against Millwall on September 12, when he had to be substituted at half-time after he tore his hamstring.The Hoops have provide...
Barcelona Midfielder Rakitić: None Of Group D Teams Happy With Draw, Argentina Favorites
Published: December 08, 2017
Barcelona's Croatia star Ivan Rakitić believes Argentina are the favorites to progress from Group D in the 2018 World Cup, and added that none of the four countries in the pool can be satisfied with the tough group.The Swiss-born midfielder will be one of the first names on the roster when Croatia manager Zlatko Dali...
Legendary Croatia Striker Ivica Olić : Nigeria Powerful Team, Far Better Than Cameroon
Published: December 08, 2017
Retired Croatia international striker Ivica Olić, who will be in the dugout when Croatia faces Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup as assistant manager of the national team, has rated the Super Eagles highly.Although Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was excused from the game in Krasnodar, Olić was shocked that the Super Eagl...
Nigeria 2002 World Cup Star Ogbeche Is Most Prolific Striker In Netherlands This Season
Published: December 08, 2017
Nigeria 2002 World Cup star Bartholomew Ogbeche is the most prolific striker in the whole of the Dutch Eredivisie in the current season.Voetbal International in partnership with sports data company OPTA has revealed that the out-of-favour Nigeria international boasts the most prolific minutes-per-goal ratio after fourt...
Ex-Flying Eagle Sani Tahir Warns : Iceland Not Tall For Nothing, Dangerous In Dead-Ball Situations
Published: December 08, 2017
Former Nigeria U20 international Sani Tahir has been contacted to give the lowdown on the Icelandic team, having spent the whole of his professional career with Nordic clubs based in Denmark, Faroe Islands and Finland.With an average height of 185cm, Iceland are the third tallest national team at the World Cup, and Tah...
Chelsea Ace Victor Moses Named Among Top 100 Players In The World
Published: December 08, 2017
Super Eagles dazzler Victor Moses has been named among the top 100 footballers in the world by influential United States-based satellite sports television channel ESPN, and is the only Nigerian player that made the prestigious list.2017 has been a banner year for Moses as he helped Chelsea win the Premier League title...
Nigeria's World Cup Star Garba Lawal Advises Rohr: Leave Enyeama Alone
Published: December 07, 2017
Former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Garba Lawal says the Super Eagles can make it out of Group D in the World Cup if they are mentally strong.Lawal who featured for Nigeria at two different World Cups (1998 & 2002) says Nigeria’s performance will be largely determined by player’s mental capability.“Football is all...
Nigeria 20th Most Expensive Squad At 2018 World Cup, Valued At N38.5 Billion Without Moses
Published: December 07, 2017
The Super Eagles are the twentieth most expensive team that will participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to transfer market experts transfermarkt.co.uk.Nigeria, who have a squad size of 23, are valued at 80.78 million pounds (approximately N38.45 billion in Nigerian currency).Brazil currently have the mo...
Is Chippa United Phenomenon Okwuosa Worthy Of A Super Eagles Recall?
Published: December 07, 2017
Chippa United defender James Okwuosa is undoubtedly a phenomenon in the South African topflight division. But why is he not getting a look-in for the Super Eagles?There has been a wide outcry for the injection of quality sweepers at the rearguard for the national team who would provide adequate competition for the esta...
Argentina Legend Osvaldo Ardiles : Nigeria One Of The Unexpected Favourites; Moses & Iwobi Top Stars
Published: December 07, 2017
Argentina World Cup-winning midfielder, the legendary Osvaldo Ardiles, has picked Nigeria as one of the unexpected favourites for the 2018 World Cup, stating that they are physically powerful and more motivated to win their opening match against Croatia.The former Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and West Brom manag...
Super Eagles GK Akpeyi Keeps Seventh Clean Sheet Of The Season For Chippa United
Published: December 07, 2017
Daniel Akpeyi returned to action from his short injury lay-off to post a shutout in Chippa United's 1-0 win against Kaizer Chiefs in a PSL encounter at the Nelson Mandela Bay on Wednesday night.The Super Eagles goaltender pulled up with a neck injury last time out in a goalless draw against Mamelodi Sundowns but was ev...
2018 World Cup: Fifa To Pay Chelsea, Arsenal At Least N159.6M Compensation For Moses, Iwobi
Published: December 07, 2017
Fifa have agreed to pay compensation to clubs for releasing their players to represent their national teams at the 2018 World Cup.The European Club Association has informed on its official website that $209m will be distributed to clubs through the FIFA Club Benefits Programme for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, and...