EPL Wrap: Success, Okaka Start; Dele Scores; Moses Is Back; Iheanacho, Onomah, Kanu Subbed In
Published: April 08, 2017
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Saturday, April 8.Dele Alli continues to impress for Tottenham Hotspur as they closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to four points following a 4-0 rout of Watford at White Hart Lane.The England midfielder lasted the distance and o...
Barcelona, Arsenal, Leicester City & Chelsea To Scout Nigerian Striker In Poland If........
Published: April 08, 2017
Uncapped Nigerian striker Daniel Chima will come under scrutiny on Sunday if he makes his Ekstraklasa debut for Legia Warsaw.Scouts from Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester City and Barcelona will attend the league match between Polish champions Legia and Lech Poznań at INEA stadion (Poznań), starting from 1700 hours. Sampdo...
Manchester City Superkid Dele-Bashiru Scores Ndidi-Like Goal Against Chelsea
Published: April 08, 2017
Nigerian whizkid Tom Dele-Bashiru was on target in Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Chelsea in the U18 Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the Academy Stadium.The 17-year-old scored a brilliant goal for the Citizens in the 17th minute, firing low into the bottom corner from 25 yards out. In their search for th...
Arsenal Loanee Kelechi Nwakali Fires In Second Professional Goal
Published: April 08, 2017
Nigeria U20s skipper Kelechi Nwakali netted his second professional goal in MVV Maastricht’s 2-1 loss to Den Bosch in the Dutch Eerste Divisie on Friday night.The visitors were rewarded for their dominance when their number ten broke the deadlock with an stoppable shot in the 63rd minute after seeing his earlier ...
Ndidi To Manchester United Rumours Shot Down By Leicester City Rising Star
Published: April 06, 2017
Wilfred Ndidi has dismissed reports that suggested he will hand in a transfer request to force a move to Manchester United if they bid for his services in the summer. The Leicester City rising star has been linked with possible moves to Arsenal and Southampton apart from the Red Devils, but his bonafide representative ...
Conte Explains Moses Absence Forced Him To Tinker With His Starting XI Vs Man City
Published: April 05, 2017
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has explained why he made few adjustments to his team for tonight’s Premier League tie against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.Nigeria international Victor Moses was among the players named in the Blues provisional squad along with Ola Aina, but the right wing-back failed a late f...
EPL : Iwobi Benched; Back To Square One For Iheanacho; Moses In The Stands; Dele Stars; Ibe Returns To Liverpool
Published: April 05, 2017
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian descent in the English Premier League on Wednesday night.Alex Iwobi watched proceedings from the bench as Arsenal returned to winning ways, beating West Ham 3-0 in a London derby at the Emirates. Italy international Angelo Ogbonna is out for the season and didn’...
Victor Anichebe Can Help Sunderland End Their Close To Ten-Hour Barren Spell
Published: April 05, 2017
Sunderland coach David Moyes is confident that Nigeria international Victor Anichebe will help the team end their close to ten-hour goal drought following his return from injury against Leicester City on Tuesday night.The Black Cats have not scored since Jermain Defoe hit target in the 40th minute of their 3-1 loss to ...
Liverpool Player Of The Season : Two Talented Nigerian Midfielders In Contention
Published: April 05, 2017
Liverpool have published on their official website information regarding the voting for the 2017 Players’ Awards, which will be held on Tuesday May 9 at Anfield. The Reds fans have been invited to vote for the Player of the Season and two England youth internationals of Nigerian descent, Sheyi Ojo and Ovie Ejaria...
Chelsea To Make Late Call On Availability Of Moses For Man City Clash
Published: April 04, 2017
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte is unsure of the availability of Victor Moses for Wednesday’s Premier League match with Manchester City.The Italian has stated that the Nigeria international will have to undergo a late fitness test before he makes a decision.“I don’t know if he will be available, ” C...
Sunderland Provide Latest Update On Victor Anichebe Fitness
Published: April 04, 2017
Relegation-threatened Sunderland are still sweating on the fitness of Victor Anichebe ahead of their game against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.Manager David Moyes has confirmed that the Nigeria international is still recovering from a knee injury he sustained in the Premier League clash aga...
Balogun, Bukayo, Amaechi On Target As Arsenal Win Liam Brady Cup
Published: April 03, 2017
Three players of Nigerian heritage Bukayo Saka, Xavier Amaechi and Folarin Balogun were among the standout performers that helped Arsenal U16s win the Liam Brady Cup this past weekend.The competition was organized by the Gunners to mark the opening of their refurbished Hale End Academy, with Manchester United, Juventus...
Sweden Whizkid Of Nigerian Descent Asoro Happy To Fire Sunderland Into Euro Final
Published: April 03, 2017
Sweden U21 international of Nigerian descent Joel Asoro has spoken of his happiness after helping Sunderland qualify for the final of the Premier League International Cup.The striker netted the only goal of the game from close range in the 13th minute as the Black Cats beat Norwich City at Carrow Road on Friday night. ...
Manchester City Nigerian Wonderkid Dele-Bashiru In Contention To Face Stoke City
Published: April 03, 2017
Manchester City attacking midfielder Tom Dele-Bashiru is in line to return to the starting line-up when his team trade tackles with Stoke City in the second leg of the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup on Monday night.Despite playing an important role for the Citizens in the earlier rounds of the competition, manager Lee ...
Iwobi Confident Arsenal Will Secure Champions League Qualification For 20th Straight Season
Published: April 03, 2017
Alex Iwobi is optimistic that Arsenal can finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League next season.With ten matches left in the Premier League, Arsene Wenger’s side trail fourth place Manchester City by seven points following their 2-2 draw with their rivals on Sunday at the Emirates. “We sti...