EPL Wrap: Moses Fit; Ndidi Stars; Success, Musa, Iwobi Subbed In; Kanu Scores; Lookman, Okaka BenchedPublished: March 18, 2017
Catch up on the performances of players of Nigerian heritage in the English Premier League on Saturday.In the early kickoff, Arsenal were beaten 3-1 by Hal Robson-Kanu’s West Brom. The Wales international gave the Baggies a crucial 2-1 lead in the 55th minute, a minute after his introduction.Nigeria international...
Ex-Arsenal Schoolboy Robson-Kanu On Target Against Toothless Gunners, Iwobi Subbed InPublished: March 18, 2017
Arsenal remain five points outside the top four teams after suffering their seventh loss of the season in the Premier League to West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.Craig Dawson, with a header from a brilliantly executed corner kick, opened the scoring in the 12th minute for the Baggies, but the visitors ne...
Ibadan-Born Striker Ayoola Off The Mark For Stoke City U18Published: March 18, 2017
Stoke City were held to a 2-2 draw by Fulham in the U18 Premier League at Clayton Wood Training Ground on Saturday afternoon. On his first appearance for the Potters U18 squad in the league, Shola Ayoola scored in the 45th minute to give the home team the lead.Ayoola was replaced in the 57th minute, before the Cottager...
Top Goalscoring Teenager In England Abraham Hits 19th Goal For Bristol CityPublished: March 17, 2017
Bristol City have climbed three places to nineteenth on the Championship table after a 4-0 hammering of promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town at Ashton Gate on Friday night.In the 13th minute of first-half stoppage time, Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham doubled Bristol City’s advantage after steering home a low cross f...
Iheanacho Comes Off Bench As Free-Scoring Monaco See Off Man CityPublished: March 15, 2017
French Ligue 1 outfit Monaco are through to the last eight of the UEFA Champions League after beating Manchester City 3-1 at the Stade Louis II on Wednesday night.Highly-rated France U19 international Kylian Mbappe Lottin got the all important touch and gave Monaco the lead in the eighth minute despite a superb block f...
Ndidi Sparkles As Leicester City Continue Champions League Fairy TalePublished: March 14, 2017
English Premier League champions Leicester City are through to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League after seeing off last year’s Europa League winners Sevilla on Tuesday night.The Foxes advanced 3-2 on aggregate after beating their Spanish opponents 2-0 at the King Power Stadium.On 27 minutes, Nigeria i...
Ugbo On Target, Uwakwe Stars As Chelsea Take Control Of FAYC SemifinalPublished: March 14, 2017
Defending champions Chelsea will take a one-goal lead to Stamford Bridge after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the first leg of their FA Youth Cup semifinal at White Hart Lane on Tuesday night.Two players of Nigerian descent started for Chelsea, England youth internationals Ike Ugbo and Tariq Uwakwe, while Keanan Benn...
Iheanacho In Manchester City Provisional Squad To Face MonacoPublished: March 14, 2017
Kelechi Iheanacho could figure for Manchester City in their eagerly anticipated Champions League Round of 16, Game 2 tie against Monaco at Stade Louis II on Wednesday night.The Taye Academy product first trained with the Citizens squad this morning before hopping on a plane bound for the Principality of Monaco.Per the ...
Victor Moses Impresses, Limps Off Injured As Chelsea Set Club Record Vs Man UtdPublished: March 13, 2017
England’s most outstanding team Chelsea will face Tottenham Hotspur in the semifinal of the Emirates FA Cup next month after seeing off Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.Super Eagles winger Victor Moses made his third consecutive start in the competition this term, but did not go the distance a...
Onomah Bags Goal, Assist As Tottenham Hotspur Thrash ReadingPublished: March 13, 2017
England U20 international of Nigerian heritage Josh Onomah was among the scorers as Tottenham Hotspur claimed a 4-0 win over Reading U23s in Premier League 2 on Monday night.Only yesterday, Sunday, the attacking midfielder watched proceedings from the bench as Spurs hammered Millwall 6-0 in the Emirates FA Cup, and was...
Watford Earn Draw Thanks To Wonder-Goal From Prolific Nigerian StarPublished: March 13, 2017
Watford Ladies came from behind to secure a valuable point in their FA WSL 2 match against Durham Women at Kings Langley FC on Sunday afternoon.The Golden Girls had lost their first two games in the league to Aston Villa and London Bees before the prolific Nigerian striker Rinsola Babajide scored in the 57th minute Aft...
Nigerian Striker Bags Brace As Sunderland & Leicester Share SpoilsPublished: March 12, 2017
In a Premier League 2 clash at the Stadium of Light on Sunday involving three young strikers of Nigerian descent, Josh Maja scored twice as Sunderland were held to a 2-2 draw by Leicester City.Maja and Sweden U21 international Joel Asoro led the line for the Black Cats and England youth international Layton Ndukwu star...
Republic Of Ireland Youth-Teamer Afolabi On Target For SouthamptonPublished: March 12, 2017
Southampton began the second phase of the U18 Premier League in fine form after beating Brighton 2-0 at Staplewood Training Ground on Saturday.Nigerian striker Michael Obafemi returned to the Saints starting eleven, having spent six weeks on the sidelines due to injury, and was one of the eight changes made to the squa...
Iheanacho Makes Cameo As Man City Book A Trip To WembleyPublished: March 11, 2017
Super Eagles rising star Kelechi Iheanacho made a cameo appearance as Manchester City booked their place in the semifinals of the Emirates FA Cup following a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.The Citizens number 72 replaced Sergio Agüero in the first minute of stoppage time at the Riverside Stadium....
Sunderland Manager Moyes Watches Nigerian Baresi, Efe, Put Up A MOTM Display For HibsPublished: March 11, 2017
Nigeria international Efe Ambrose did himself good when he put up a Man of the Match performance for Hibernian in their 1-0 away win over Dundee United in the Scottish Championship on Friday.The central defender won rave reviews from Scottish Football followers and has been compared to football legends Bobby Moore, Fra...
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