Only Three Starts : Wenger Explains Why He Benched Kanu In Final Year At Arsenal
Published: July 31, 2017
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained why former Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu found game time difficult to come by in the final year of his contract with the Gunners.Kanu managed only three starts for the Emirates outfit in the Premier League during the 2003-2004 season, whereas he made 25 appearances in al...
Valerenga 0 Man Utd 3: Nigerian Iniesta Impresses, Lukaku On Song, McTominay Nets First Senior Goal
Published: July 30, 2017
Manchester United recorded a routine 3-0 win over Norwegian club Vålerenga at the Ullevaal Stadion (Oslo) on Sunday evening.Vålerenga's Nigerian wonderkid Chidera Ejike fulfilled his ambition to play against Manchester United stars Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku after making the starting line-up.It was stalemate until ...
Nigerian Messi Starts As Liverpool Lose 3-1 To PSV In Nuneaton Tourney
Published: July 30, 2017
Ibadan-born winger Bobby Adekanye, wearing the number seven jersey, was surprisingly named in Liverpool XI's starting eleven on Sunday for the pre-season friendly against his former club PSV Eindhoven in the Nuneaton tournament.Just yesterday, the Netherlands youth international was in action for an hour as The Reds we...
Arsenal 1 Sevilla 2: Iwobi Subbed In, Lacazette On Target, Oxlade-Chamberlain Sparkles
Published: July 30, 2017
Arsenal found Sevilla a tough nut to crack in the final game of the 2017 Emirates Cup, losing 2-1 to the Spanish club at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.It was a foregone conclusion that Alex Iwobi was going to be named on the bench after playing 74 minutes of the 5-2 win over Benfica on Saturday, but the Nigeri...
Arsenal Watch Ex-Watford Man Uche Debut For Standard Liege
Published: July 30, 2017
Nigeria international Henry Uche Agbo has made his competitive debut for Belgian First Division A club Standard Liege, lasting the distance in their 1-1 draw with Mechelen on Sunday afternoon.As previously reported, Premier League club Arsenal plus Ajax Amsterdam, PSV and AC Milan sent their trusted scouts to observe t...
No Training For Chesela's Victor Moses, Tomori Until Five Days Before Facing Arsenal
Published: July 30, 2017
Nigerian right wing-backs Victor Moses and Fikayo Tomori landed in the English capital on Sunday morning following their tour of Asia, where they participated in the International Champions Cup and faced Arsenal in a friendly.The Blues manager Antonio Conte has decided to give the players two days off after the long tr...
Chelsea Loanee Abraham After Netting Two In Three : I Came Here To Score Goals
Published: July 30, 2017
Welsh club Swansea City warmed up for their Premier League opener against Southampton in two weeks time by beating Birmingham City 2-0 at St. Andrew's Stadium on Saturday.England U21 star Tammy Abraham tallied his second goal in three matches for the Swans.The Chelsea loanee opened the scoring before the hour mark with...
Chelsea Loanee Ugbo Ghosts Past Three Nigerian Defenders To Win Penalty For Barnsley
Published: July 30, 2017
Chelsea loanee Ike Ugbo continues to dazzle for Barnsley in pre-season, despite the Reds losing 4-0 to Rotherham United at the AESSEAL New York Stadium on Saturday.Four players of Nigerian descent in the shape of Ike Ugbo (Barnsley) and defenders Semi Ajayi, Michael Ihiekwe and Joshua Oluwadurotimi (Rotherham United) s...
Man City's Adarabioyo Hops Off Bench, Alli Starts As Spurs Suffer Big Loss In Music Capital
Published: July 30, 2017
Manchester-born Nigerian defender Tosin Adarabioyo hopped off the bench in the second half for another pre-season shift as Manchester City thrashed Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the Nissan Stadium (Nashville) on Saturday.Pep Guardiola's side won 3-0 thanks to a first half strike from John Stones, the playe...
How Golden Ball Of Nigerian Descent Reacted After Scoring On First Start For Liverpool
Published: July 30, 2017
England U20 international of Nigerian descent Dominic Solanke was delighted to register his name on the score-sheet in Liverpool's 3-0 rout of Hertha BSC at the Olympiastadion on Saturday evening.The Golden Ball winner at the 2017 Fifa U20 World Cup rose and powered his header into the back of the net to give The Reds ...
Super Eagles Defender Omeruo Stars As Chelsea XI Beat Bergerac Perigord 2-0
Published: July 29, 2017
Kenneth Omeruo helped Chelsea record a 2-0 win over French fourth-tier club Bergerac Périgord FC in a pre-season friendly held at the Gaston Simounet Stadium on Saturday evening.The Nigeria international, who made the starting XI, paired with highly-rated teenager Ethan Ampadu in central defense, and helped goalkeeper...
Valerenga's Nigerian Iniesta Ahead Of Friendly: I Am Not Scared Of Man Utd's Pogba, Lukaku
Published: July 29, 2017
Young Nigerian winger Chidera Ejike, otherwise called Nigerian Iniesta, has insisted that he is not quaking in his boots ahead of Sunday evening's high-profile friendly between Vålerenga and Manchester United at the Ullevaal Stadion (Oslo). Despite penning his first professional contract with the Norwegian Tippeligaen...
Hertha 0 Liverpool 3 : Solanke Scores On First Start, New Paul Pogba Shines, Salah Strikes
Published: July 29, 2017
Liverpool picked up their fourth win from five pre-season games following their 3-0 rout of Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion Berlin on Saturday evening.On his first start for the Reds, England U20 World Cup star Dominic Solanke needed only fifteen minutes to break the deadlock when his header beat goalkeeper Jarstei...
Benfica Hit For Five By Arsenal : Iwobi Scores, Walcott At The Double, New Boy Kolasinac Stars
Published: July 29, 2017
In the second game on match day one of the Emirates Cup, Arsenal beat Portuguese champions Benfica 5-2 on Saturday evening, with Nigeria international Alex Iwobi in the thick of action at the Emirates Stadium.The first chance of the game went Arsenal's way but Júlio César did well to stop Giroud's header from going i...
Chelsea 1 Inter 2 : Moses Switches To LB, Tomori Makes Cameo, Man Utd Target Scores
Published: July 29, 2017
In their final pre-season game in Singapore, Premier League champions Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by Serie A side Inter Milan in an International Champions Cup clash staged at the National Stadium.Despite manager Antonio Conte fielding his strongest possible starting line-up, the Blues lost their second straight game.The N...