EPL Wrap: Lookman Impresses; Success, Okaka Subbed In; Barkley Goes 90; Ibe OverlookedPublished: April 22, 2017
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday, April 22.We start off at the London Stadium, where West Ham hosted Europe-chasing Everton. Both teams shared the spoils though the Hammers desperately searched for a winner. Ross Barkley started and completed the game...
15-Year-old Nigerian Wonderkid Debuts For Arsenal In 4-1 Win Over LiverpoolPublished: April 22, 2017
Five players of Nigerian descent were in action in the U18 Premier League as Arsenal thrashed Liverpool 4-1 at Shenley Training Centre on Saturday afternoon.Tolaji Bola and Tobi Omole were joined in the Gunners starting XI by England U16 sensation Xavier Amaechi, Netherlands youth international Bobby Adekanye started f...
Chelsea's Nigerian Wonderkid Takes Season Tally To 23 With Brace Vs EvertonPublished: April 21, 2017
Nigerian wonderkid Ike Ugbo took his season tally to 23 after netting a brace in Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Everton in Premier League 2 on Friday night at Electrical Services Stadium.Against the run of play, the 18-year-old broke the deadlock when his deflected effort beat the Toffees goalkeeper.Sambou and Walsh scored to...
Chelsea Star Victor Moses Named In Alternate PFA Team Of The SeasonPublished: April 21, 2017
Victor Moses has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to Chelsea this season, with Sportmail naming him in their alternative PFA Team of the Year.Only yesterday, the official Team of the Season was announced by the Professional Footballers' Association (The PFA), and the Chelsea number 15 was omitted despit...
Tragic News : Tottenham's Nigerian Coach Ehiogu Dies After Cardiac ArrestPublished: April 21, 2017
Tottenham Hotspur have announced the death of English-born Nigerian defender Ugo Ehiogu, their U23 coach.On Thursday, Ehiogu suddenly lost consciousness after suffering a cardiac arrest at the Training Center and was transferred to hospital, where he passed away in the early hours of this morning.Head of Coaching and P...
Spurs U23 Coach Ugo Ehiogu Rushed To Hospital After Suffering Heart AttackPublished: April 20, 2017
The coach of Tottenham Hotspur U23s Ugo Ehiogu suddenly lost consciousness at the Training Center on Thursday and was rushed to hospital.The ex-England international of Nigerian descent supposedly had a heart attack.''We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlie...
Chelsea Loanee Abraham Eyes Championship Top Scorer AwardPublished: April 19, 2017
Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham has set his sights on winning the top scorer award in the Championship at the end of the season.With three games left before the end of the regular season, the England U21 international has scored 22 goals for Bristol City, three less than the leading marksman Leeds United\'s Chris Wood.&ld...
FAYC Final : Ugbo On Target, Uwakwe, Dele-Bashiru Feature As Chelsea Are Held By Man CityPublished: April 18, 2017
Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw by defending champions Chelsea in the first leg of the final of the FA Youth Cup on Tuesday night at the Academy Stadium in Manchester.England youth internationals of Nigerian descent Ike Ugbo and Tariq Uwakwe started for the Blues, while ex-England U16 international Tom Dele-Bas...
Ndidi Fails To Convert From Close Range As Leicester Champions League Adventure Is OverPublished: April 18, 2017
The only English Premier League team left in the UEFA Champions League Leicester City were knocked out of the competition on Tuesday night after losing 2-1 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid at Leicester City Stadium.The Foxes job to qualify for the semifinals got a whole lot tougher when they conceded in the 26th minute....
FAYC Final : Chelsea Poster Boy Ugbo, Two Nigerian Superkids In Line To Feature In ManchesterPublished: April 18, 2017
At least three players of Nigerian descent are in line to be on parade at City’s Academy Stadium when Manchester City face off with Chelsea in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final on Tuesday night.Tom Dele-Bashiru has impressed for City in the competition this season, scoring one goal, teammates Nathaniel Ogbe...
Ex-Chelsea Striker Of Nigerian Descent Threatened With Deportation From IndonesiaPublished: April 18, 2017
Ex-Chelsea striker of Nigerian descent Carlton Cole has been threatened with deportation from Indonesia for violating immigration rules.Cole and Michael Essien featured in Persib's goalless draw with Arema on the opening day of the season without a valid work permit in the country. Persib have argued that they didn't h...
Leicester City's Ndidi To Miss Champions League Semifinal If.....Published: April 18, 2017
Nigeria international Wilfred Ndidi is doubtful to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal, second leg on Tuesday night, according to the official website of UEFA.The central midfielder will need to undergo a late fitness test before stepping out onto the King Power Stadium turf.With defenders Robert ...
Chelsea, Arsenal Loanees Tomori, Akpom Promoted To The Premier LeaguePublished: April 18, 2017
Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori and Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom could be playing in the English Premier League next season if Brighton & Hove Albion retain their services. Only yesterday, The Seagulls sealed promotion to the Premier League from the Championship for the first time in their history following their 2-1 win...
Moses Struggles As Chelsea Lose Outside London For The First Time This SeasonPublished: April 16, 2017
Chelsea lost outside of London for the first time in the English Premier League this season after a dominant Manchester United side beat them 2-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday evening.The Red Devils took the lead in the seventh minute when Three Lions starlet Marcus Rashford got in behind the Chelsea defense and beat Begov...
EPL Wrap: Ndidi, Alli Shine; Lookman Makes Cameo; Anichebe Goes 90; Ibe Snubbed; Success BenchedPublished: April 15, 2017
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday, April 15.We start off at White Hart Lane, venue of the early kickoff between Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth. Spurs kept the pressure on leaders Chelsea with an impressive 4-0 win.Despite not getting on the scoreshe...
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