Nigeria Star Obi Mikel Hints He Is Staying Put At Chelsea
Published: August 24, 2016
Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel has strongly hinted that he will be staying put at Chelsea in the 2016-2017 campaign, amid speculations linking him with an exit from Stamford Bridge this summer. The 29-year-old is in the final year of his contract with the London club, and has targeted more trophies this season....
Nigerian Defender In Line To Make Champions League Debut For Manchester City
Published: August 24, 2016
Nigerian talent Tosin Adarabioyo is in the frame to make his Champions League debut when Manchester City face Romanian side Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night. The England youth international was one of the Academy stars that trained with the first team of the Citizens on Tuesday, fueling speculation that manager Pep ...
Breaking : Ola Aina Makes Chelsea Debut; Moses Starts First Game In Three Years
Published: August 23, 2016
Ahead of Tuesday night’s Football League Cup clash against Bristol Rovers, Premier League club Chelsea have congratulated their English defender of Nigerian descent Ola Aina for making the starting XI.Aina, an England youth international, will play his first competitive match for the Blues since his arrival at th...
Chelsea Coach Hails Ike Ugbo After Scoring Maiden Goal For U23 Team
Published: August 23, 2016
Chelsea U23 coach Adi Viveash was delighted to see Nigerian striker Ike Ugbo score a brilliant goal against Liverpool in the Premier League 2 last night.Ugbo’s all-round game caught the eye and he would have scored more than one goal if he had converted all the chances that came his way. “I’m pleased ...
Hot Prospect Tomori Remains In Chelsea Plans Despite Snub Ahead Bristol Rovers Clash
Published: August 23, 2016
England U19 international of Nigerian descent Fikayo Tomori is unlikely to make his first appearance of the new season when the first team of Chelsea square off against Bristol Rovers in the Football League Cup tonight.It is anticipated that the central defender will not suit up against the League One side at Stamford ...
Nigerian Defender Set To Make Chelsea First - Team Debut Eight Years After Joining Club
Published: August 23, 2016
Nigerian defender Ola Aina is poised to make his competitive debut for Chelsea when they tackle Bristol Rovers in the Football League Cup Second round at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.With manager Antonio Conte expected to rotate his squad as he eyes the Premier League tie with Burnley, Aina is expected to be in act...
Prolific Striker Ugbo Scores, Tomori Stars In Chelsea Rout Of Liverpool
Published: August 22, 2016
Chelsea U23s picked up their first three points of the new season with a resounding 4-1 win against Liverpool in the Premier League 2 on Monday night. The Blues manager Adi Viveash lined up his team in a 3-4-2-1 formation, with Fikayo Tomori one of the three central defenders and England youth international Ike Ugbo le...
Watford Ace Anya To Face Off Against Effiong As Scotland Name Squad For WCQ
Published: August 22, 2016
Watford star Ikechi Anya is poised to add to his international caps during the upcoming international break.The versatile player has been named in Scotland’s 27-man roster for a World Cup qualifier against Malta at the National Stadium, Ta’Qali on Sunday 4th September. Glasgow-born Anya has been invited by ...
Obi Mikel Thanks Chelsea Coach, Terry, Fabregas, Kante, Others After Helping Nigeria Win Bronze
Published: August 22, 2016
Nigeria U23s skipper John Obi Mikel has thanked Chelsea staff and the fans for their support during his participation at the recently concluded 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.Aged 29, the central midfielder was one of the two players above the age limit included in Nigeria’s 18-man squad for the Games, and the Blues h...
Work Permit Delays Transfer Of Liverpool Striker Awoniyi To NEC
Published: August 22, 2016
Dutch Eredivisie club NEC Nijmegen are expected to announce the capture of the signature of Nigeria U23 international Taiwo Awoniyi as from this week. The Liverpool young star passed his medical examination with NEC Nijmegen early last week, but the Goffertstadion outfit have been keeping their lips sealed on the trans...
Premier League Wrap : Iheanacho Notches Assist; Musa Makes Home Debut; Ighalo Plays Full Game; Aina, Anya, Ladapo Benched; Moses Comes Off Bench
Published: August 20, 2016
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday. In the early kickoff, Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho was introduced in the 83rd minute as Man City thrashed Stoke City 4-1. He notched an assist in the 86th minute. Teammate Tosin Adarabioyo wasn’t invol...
Iheanacho Makes Impact Off The Bench As Man City Pick Up 4-1 Win At Stoke City
Published: August 20, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho, 19, made an impact off the bench as Manchester City won their second game in a row in the Premier League, with a 4-1 thrashing of Stoke City at Bet365 Stadium.Argentina star, Sergio Aguero’s brace, gave City a two-goal advantage heading into the interval before Bojan pulled a goal back for the ...
Moses, Two Nigerian Defenders Train With Chelsea First Team Ahead Of Watford Game
Published: August 20, 2016
Nigerian trio Victor Moses, Ola Aina and Fikayo Tomori trained with the first team of Chelsea on Friday, ahead of their clash with Watford at Vicarage Road.It means the three players are available for selection for the Premier League match against the Hornets. On the opening day of the season, Moses and Aina were inclu...
Dad Predicts Man City Talent Iheanacho Will Score More Than 14 Goals This Season
Published: August 20, 2016
Kelechi Iheanacho’s father, James Iheanacho, has expressed happiness over the attacker’s extension of his contract with Manchester City, and has tipped the Nigeria international to take Europe by storm in the new season.After breaking into the first-team of City last term, Iheanacho was due for a new contra...
Tolaji Bola Benched, Kigbu Not Involved As Arsenal Lose To Man City In Premier League 2
Published: August 20, 2016
Arsenal U23s continue to struggle in the Premier League 2 (Division 1) in the wake of their 1-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Friday night. Tosin Adarabioyo and Ashinme Kigbu did not make the 16-man squad for City while Arsenal defender Tolaji Bola remained on the bench for the entirety of the contes...